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Pittsburg State offers clubs and organizations to students

For returning college students and freshmen new to campus, joining a club or organization to help occupy time or explore interests can be a beneficial experience and aid with a well-rounded education.  Pittsburg State has many different types of organizations including Greek life, professional honor societies, as well as recreational and academic …

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Pittsburg State offers its traditions to new students

Pittsburg State has many traditions, rituals, and ceremonies that students, faculty, and staff often partake in and the campus is ready to offer these features of college living to the incoming freshman class of 2020.  Freshman who started at Pitt State previous to 2019 might remember taking the class, “Freshman Experience” but this class …

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‘Wrinkles the Clown’ gives a scare in July

“Wrinkles the Clown” is a wild ride through the “evil clown” phenomenon publicized in the news in the mid-2010s.  The documentary, directed by Michael Beach Nichols, features the eponymous clown and the hysteria surrounding the performer. Wrinkles, based in Florida, offers parents of naughty children his phone number to call when …

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‘Hamilton’ shakes up history on Disney+

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s critically acclaimed Broadway musical finally reached a wider audience when it hit Disney’s streaming service, Disney+ on July 3.  The show, written, directed, produced and starring Miranda tells the life story of United States Founding Father Alexander Hamilton through the aesthetic of modern popular music styles, such as rap, …

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PSU moves reopening date to July 20 amid COVID spikes

Amid surging cases of COVID-19 in locations as close as Joplin, Pittsburg State announced that the university’s date of reopening campus buildings and facilities would move from July 7 to July 20.  The announcement came on Friday, June 26, a day after the university also announced that all persons on campus would …

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“Love, Victor” provides an authentic LGBT experience on Hulu during Pride Month

Hulu’s “Love, Victor” is a wholesome story about a young’s man journey navigating high school, romance, and coming of age.  The series, created by Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, introduces Michael Cimino as Victor Salazar, a transferring sophomore to Creekwood High School in Atlanta, the setting for the series’ basis, the movie “Love, Simon.” …

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Rotten Bananas: Frozen II

“Frozen II” is a blast for the whole family; a trek through the Disney-animated winter wonderland of Arrendale.  The film, directed by “Frozen” directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, stars once again Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel as sisters Anna and Elsa, respectively. The film takes place very soon after the first “Frozen” …

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