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Pittsburg Makers Market showcases makers’ material 

Local artists got a chance to show off their wares at the Pittsburg Makers Market Saturday, Sept. 8.  The market took place at the Pritchett Pavillion in Immigrant Park on the corner of Broadway and Second. Patrons of the Makers Market visited more than 20 different booths, operated by both …

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Downtown area welcomes students back to the Jungle

The 4th Street block of Broadway hosted local businesses and student organizations during the “Back to Broadway” celebration Saturday, Aug. 18. The celebration welcomed community members and students alike, including new residents of Block22.  “Westar approached us and they wanted to help us with something special for the community,” said …

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Student-curated art exhibit opens at Bicknell Center

Artwork from the Special Collections of the Axe Library decorated the walls of the Bicknell Center art gallery in an exhibit called “the Vault: Unlocked” Thursday, Aug. 23.  “We really wanted to tell the story of the archives themselves,” said Shawna Witherspoon, junior in fine arts and organizer of the …

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Downtown hosts Pittsburg Art Walk

Downtown Pittsburg was temporary home to artisans and performers alike at the Pittsburg Art Walk, Friday, Aug. 24.  “It brings more knowledge of what we have to offer in this community,” said Crista Cunningham, Art Walk event organizer. Cunningham was in charge of designing promotional materials for the Art Walk, …

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Christopher Robin warms the heart and the soothes the soul

“Christopher Robin,” is a heart-warming romp through a garden of Disney nostalgia.  “Christopher Robin,” directed by Marc Foster, showcases a sequel outing to the whole of A.A. Milne and E. H. Shepard’s classic tales. The titular character has grown up from his previous adventures with the living toys of the …

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Greek organizations mix with potential members

The Lindburg Plaza featured fraternities Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 5:30 p.m. for the Inter-Fraternal Council (IFC) to “chill and grill” with prospective recruits to their ranks.  The “Chillin’ and Grillin’” cookout is part of the Campus Activity Center’s (CAC) “Fraternity Life 101,” a joint effort to market fraternity and sorority …

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Kobach takes nomination after Colyer concedes 

The race to decide the Republican party nominee for the gubernatorial race in Kansas has officially come to an end with Kris Kobach taking the win over the incumbent Jeff Colyer.  The primary election’s results had Kobach and Colyer close in the polls. Kobach received 127,211 votes, while Colyer received …

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Block22 apartment complex open for residence 

The long-awaited Block22 development opened its doors to students for move-in Saturday, August 18.  Block22 originates from a varying range of sources, including the city of Pittsburg, Pittsburg State University, and the Vecino Group—a private developer out of Springfield. The company’s chief operating officer Mat Burton is a Pitt State …

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‘Ant-Man and the Wasp,’ a small but mighty success at the box office.

“Ant-Man and the Wasp,” directed by Peyton Reed, breeds scientific jargon with buddy cop humor to make a movie that anybody can and should enjoy.  Acting as both a sequel to 2015’s “Ant-Man” and this year’s “Avengers: Infinity War,” the action centers, or sometimes a charming lack thereof, on Scott Lang, an ex-con who after crossing paths with brilliant …

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Concerto contest kicks off piano festival  

Eleven contestants participated in a competition Wednesday that marked the first day of the second annual Pittsburg Piano Festival, three of whom will perform with the SEK orchestra Friday night.   Sponsored by the Treble Clef Club, the Pittsburg Piano Festival celebrates talent from the elementary to professional level. The competition …

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