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College of Education prepares for semester with student teachers

The College of Education at Pittsburg State University coordinates with a number of departments and major areas of study on campus, as well as local schools to provide practical experience for students before they receive their degrees. The College of Education, like many facets of campus life, is making major changes …

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Pride of the Plains Marching Band prepares for new semester

For members of the Pittsburg community, game day has many recognizable traditions, one of them being the Pride of the Plains Marching Band.  The Pride of the Plans Marching Band, under the direction of Doug Whitten, professor of tuba and euphonium and director of athletic bands, met after the summer break for their annual band …

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Pitt State students move back in after summer break

One of Pittsburg State University’s annual traditions includes “Move-In Day” where students living in the dorms come to or return to campus. However, this Move-In Day had some significant changes as compared to previous years.  Pitt State held their Move-In Day over a period of three days starting on Friday, Aug. 14 …

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‘Mom and Dad’ take the kids for a ride on Hulu

“Mom and Dad” is an entirely absurdist take on the “town hysteria” subgenre of horror, and that’s a good, good thing.  The film, written and directed by Brian Taylor, stars Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair as Brent and Kendall Ryan, the titular parents and overstressed suburbanites. The film opens with …

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Rotten Bananas: the movie industry has a problem

The COVID-19 pandemic has rocked the world in every area of life, from grocery to the arts, from politics to the military. However, the movie industry is facing an unprecedented blackout that has no simple solution in sight.  One might ask: “what problem does the entire industry have? The theatres are …

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Pittsburg offers services to incoming, returning Pitt State students

The Pittsburg community has many options for students to partake in local services. These services could include anything from hair care to auto repair.  For retail and apparel, Pittsburg offers Goodwill, JCPenney’s, Gordman’s and Maurice’s which all offer general designer apparel. As well as these options, Pittsburg also has local businesses Sonder & Co, Gorilla …

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Local restaurants welcome returning Pitt State students

Pittsburg is home to many local eating establishments as well as the national food franchises and they all are offering culinary service to Pitt State students this fall.  The Pittsburg community features several kinds of cuisine for students to enjoy. Those who like Italian food will be satisfied by Gusano’s, a pizzeria, …

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