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Rotten Bananas: ‘Marvel’s What If?’

Marvel Studios is finally embracing one of the most used tropes in comics: the alternate universe. The series, created by A.C. Bradley and directed by Bryan Andrews, is a currently running TV series produced by Marvel Studios and streaming on Disney+. The series is an anthology of shorts dedicated to …

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We owe the people of Afghanistan a home with open arms

One of the more cogent topics in politics right now is the terrible situation in Afghanistan. The United States bears responsibility for the situation unfolding the way it has and we owe to the people of Afghanistan to make things right. If you flip on the news right now, you’ll …

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Smooth Bananas: ‘Solar Power’

Lorde has been staying out of the music spotlight for several years, but she has returned to the scene with a bright foray into self-reflection: “Solar Power.” The album, produced by Lorde and Jack Antonoff and released by label Universal, is the third studio album from the New Zealand singer-songwriter. …

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Whitley Chesney sings graduate voice recital

Whitley Chesney, soprano, performing at her graduate voice recital. The recital was held at McCray Hall and included songs in French, English, German, and Italian. Daniel Tustin A recital of any instrument at the master’s level is a feat. The master’s recital of Fort Scott USD director of choirs Whitley …

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A Welcome from the New Editor-In-Chief

Hello, my name is Brock Willard and I am honored to step into the role of Editor-In-Chief at the Collegio, Pittsburg’s student voice since 1916. While I am a graduate student in music, I have developed a strong devotion to the field of journalism over the last couple years of …

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Pittsburg State needs to mandate COVID vaccinations

Earlier this summer, I think many would agree that we all thought the COVID-19 pandemic had overstayed its welcome and was on the way out. The emergence of the more infectious, and more dangerous Delta variant of COVID-19 put this plan of action on hold. You want to know who’s …

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Smooth Bananas: ‘Passion Music’

“Passion Music” by British jazz composer Will Todd is a brisk walk through the Biblical story of the Crucifixion with a tiny twist: it’s accompanied by a black gospel soloist. The album, released by Oxford Music Press and label Signum Classic Music, features music composed by Will Todd. Most Todd’s …

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PSU offers vaccination incentive for students, faculty, staff

Pittsburg State University is offering monetary incentives to students, faculty, and staff who have either received their COVID-19 vaccination or will receive their full COVID-19 vaccination by Sept. 17. The university announced Monday, Aug. 9 that, until Sept. 17, PSU is offering a scholarship in the amount of $500 to …

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Pride of the Plains Marching Band prepares for football season

The members of Pitt State’s marching begin their day by practicing marching fundamentals and learning their pre-game performance. Marching Band camp was held August 9th-14th, one of the warmest weeks of the summer. Libby Davis Last year, the football season was marred by the COVID-19 pandemic. Pittsburg State University’s marching …

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Rotten Bananas: Scarlett Johansson vs Disney

“Black Widow” was a much sought-after movie from fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Many fans questioned why Natasha Romanoff hadn’t received her own solo movie yet and, even through a global pandemic, Disney and the team at Marvel Studios were prepared to deliver. However, the sun isn’t rising on …

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