Home / Brock Willard (page 19)

Brock Willard

‘New Mutants’ puts a spooky twist on the X-Men

The long-awaited and many-delayed “New Mutants” shows us superpowered teenagers through a unique lens: horror.  The film, directed by Josh Boone of “Fault in Our Stars,” stars a well-rounded cast of actors portraying the titular New Mutants, newly awakened mutants in the Marvel Comics universe who are kept in a facility for …

Read More »

SEK Symphony moves concert to virtual format

The Southeast Kansas Symphony at Pittsburg State University has cancelled their in-person outdoor concert in favor of a virtual concert.  The SEK Symphony, under the direction of professor of music Raúl Munguía, originally planned to hold an outdoor performance at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. However, due to weather concerns, has modified their delivery format like …

Read More »

PSU leaders host COVID-19 Town Hall

Officials at Pittsburg State University delivered a press conference in a town hall format on Sept. 15, 2020 and covered topics including the financial forecast for Pittsburg State such as tuition adjustments, academic affairs and adjustments to classes, and election politics and how that relates to Pittsburg State University.  PSU President Steve Scott, provost …

Read More »

‘Tenet’ warps reality at the box office

“Tenet” is one of the few new movies out in theatres right now and it’s a wild ride. However, that’s not exactly a good thing for your head.  The film, written and directed by Christopher Nolan, stars John David Washington as “The Protagonist,” a literal protagonist in the story and …

Read More »

PSU provost Howard Smith: ‘Stay the course. Mitigate the spread.’

Pittsburg State University provost and vice president for academic affairs Howard Smith briefed the media and had some important advice: “Stay the course (with guidelines). Mitigate the spread. Wear a mask… Practice social distancing… Wash your hands…”  Smith held a media briefing for individual outlets on Wednesday, Sept. 9 and discussed various topics including the university’s response …

Read More »

Students express support for pronoun display in Canvas

Canvas, the university’s learning management system, at Pittsburg State University now allows students to display their pronouns on their profile and in virtual classes and students and alumni are showing positive reactions to the feature addition.  The distinct feature was added into Canvas in Jan. of 2020 and according to Canvas …

Read More »

Netflix is not forcing diversity, you’re forcing mundanity

If you log onto any modern internet platform (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc.), you won’t have to look far for the latest instance of internet trolls spouting off that by including one character that isn’t white, straight, cisgender, abled, they are “forcing diversity.” But are they really? Is the world really as …

Read More »