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Kansas State Treasurer Rogers presents check to PSU

State level politicians normally make their way to small town America to campaign, not to present unclaimed property checks.  On Tuesday, April 13, Kansas State Treasurer Lynn Rogers presented an unclaimed property check to Pittsburg State University during a ceremony at Russ Hall. The check amounted to $1,480 and represented small …

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The United States of America must move forward in all things

The United States has hit a wall and quite frankly, we’ve brought ourselves here. Centuries of oppressive systems have created a world where scientific study and personal experience reveals new information about the world and a basket of people begins screaming to stop it. How did we get here exactly? How …

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Smooth Bananas: ‘The Art of Starting Over’

Demi Lovato has had something of a rocky career (like many artists who got their start in Disney) but she’s back with a vengeance with her latest album.  The album, produced by a variety of collaborators including Mitch Allan, Lauren Aquilla, Oak Felder, and Matthew Koma, and released by label Island, is the American …

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Rotten Bananas: The History of Godzilla

Godzilla is one of the most immediately recognizable movie characters. Godzilla is one of the quintessential movie monsters. We’ve even used his name to describe kinds of things that are just over the top such as a “bridezilla.” But is Godzilla simply a spooky scary monster that terrorizes the town or …

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PSU Theatre prepares “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike”

PSU Theatre is known for high caliber performances and their upcoming production about a family comedy and drama is no exception.  Starting on Thursday, Apr, 22 and going until Sunday, Apr. 25, PSU Theatre will present their production of “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” by Christopher Durang. The performance will be pre-recorded and streamed on demand for ticket holders. …

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Smooth Bananas: ‘Justice’

“Justice” by Justin Bieber is a sampling of the raw and charismatic energy that brought Bieber into stardom originally and continues to serve him as an independent artist from his past selves.  The album, produced by a team of producers including Louis Bell, Jon Bellion, Benny Blanco, and Skrillex, and distributed by …

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SEK Symphony prepares ‘Four Seasons’ concert

Many areas around Pittsburg State’s campus have become unwitting concert venues for virtual concerts. Now, the lobby of McCray Hall has become another such stage.  The SEK Symphony at Pittsburg State will host a virtual concert featuring composer Antonio Vivaldi’s most famous piece, “The Four Seasons.” The concert is pre-recorded and will be …

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Throwback Rotten Bananas: ‘National Treasure’

“National Treasure” is a fun yet ludicrously wild jaunt through an action-adventure mystery slammed together with historical mythology.  The film, directed by Jon Turteltaub and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, stars seasoned actor Nicolas Cage as Benjamin Franklin Gates (yes, that’s the character’s legal name), an historian and treasure hunter specializing in artefacts of colonial America. After …

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