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‘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 …

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The Postal Service is on fire, and UPS and FedEx are not the firehose

If you look up Louis DeJoy with Google, his title does not read “Postmaster General of the United States.” It reads “American businessman,” and if that’s not a problem, I don’t know what is.   The Postal Service has been slowing down since DeJoy’s appointment to the office of Postmaster General in May 2020 and …

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PSU updates policy regarding face shields

Face masks are still required on the campus of Pittsburg State University, and after a policy adjustment, the use of face shields has been given additional guidance.  The University updated its policy on the use of face shields on Aug. 27 after the Center for Disease Control (CDC) released additional guidance on …

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‘Unhinged’ goes crazy at the box office

After a long period of closed movie theatres being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, “Unhinged” provides a much-needed thriller release showing the dark side of humanity.  The film, directed by Derrick Borte, stars Russell Crowe as Tom Cooper, a mentally unstable man attempting suicide by cop by going on a massive killing …

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Administrative specialist Kimberly Harries juggles music department and more

Most academic departments on campus require a precise level of organization, but the level of organization and structure that administrative specialist Kimberly Harries brings to the department of music is key to their success.  Harries has served as the administrative specialist for the department of music for nearly 10 years, the anniversary of her …

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President Scott, Stebbins at COVID briefing: ‘Stop off-campus gatherings.’

To better disseminate information about COVID-19, the PSU office of marketing and communication has begun hosting briefings with various members of the PSU and Pittsburg community.  The inaugural media briefing took place on Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 1:15 p.m. and featured PSU President Steve Scott and Crawford County Health Officer Timothy Stebbins briefing members of …

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Public education has a problem, and it’s not COVID-19

Public education, preschool through secondary, is one of the greatest resources we have as a nation, as a human race. That’s a position that you’d think everyone would agree on. Unfortunately, you would be wrong. Public education is under attack and we have to fight tooth and nail to save it.  Publicly-funded education as …

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