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Emily Ruble

City of Pittsburg entertainment options for students

For many students, the memories created at university are not purely from or in an academic environment. Time spent with friends doing a variety of activities help enhance a student’s experience at university.   The City of Pittsburg offers a wide variety of entertainment options and activities for students. Pittsburg has opportunities for activities from bowling and skating to hiking trails. Many establishments have …

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Creamy chicken alfredo soup

Ingredients:  1 tablespoon unsalted butter  1 cup chopped yellow onion  1/3 teaspoon kosher salt  1/2 teaspoon black pepper, and more for garnish  3 garlic cloves, minced  4 cups chicken broth  1 jar Alfredo sauce, 15 ounces  2 cups green peas, frozen is fine  2 cups rotisserie chicken, shredded  1/2 lb. medium pasta shells, cooked according …

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Homemade crunch wrap supreme

Ingredients:  2 tablespoons olive oil, divided  1 pound ground beef  1 package taco seasoning, 1.25 ounce bag  4 flour tortillas, 12 inch  1/2 cup nacho cheese  4 tostada shells  1/2 cup sour cream  2 cups shredded lettuce  1 Roma tomato, sliced  1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese  Instructions:  Begin by heating one tablespoon of olive oil …

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Fruity pavlova nests

Ingredients:  For pavlova:  6 large egg whites, at room temperature  1 1/2 cups granulated sugar  2 teaspoons corn starch  1/2 tablespoon lemon juice  1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract  For cream:  1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, cold  2 tablespoons granulated sugar  For topping/décor:  4 to 5 cups fresh fruit of your …

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PSU to raise tuition, expand Gorilla Advantage

As students expect to begin classes in August, they can also expect a tuition increase for the upcoming 2020-2021 academic year.   Pittsburg State University’s tuition will increase by $83 per semester, making full-time in-state undergraduate tuition $2,918 per semester.   “We never like to raise tuition, and we aspire to be a very affordable choice,” PSU President Steve Scott told …

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Refreshing summer fruit mocktails

In the heat of the summer, a break with a refreshing summer drink is sometimes necessary. Here are a few ideas for cold summer mocktails. Lots of these include fresh herbs and fruit, so they’ll leave you feeling fresh. They are also quite easy to make and won’t require too many …

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Ground beef taco casserole

Ingredients:  2 tablespoons olive oil  1 pound ground beef  1 medium onion, preferably white or yellow  1 medium red bell pepper  2 cloves garlic, minced  1 15 oz can pinto beans  2 tablespoons tomato paste  1 tablespoon chili powder  2 teaspoons ground cumin  1 teaspoon dried oregano  1/2 teaspoon kosher salt  1/4 teaspoon ground pepper  15 …

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Meaty jambalaya

Ingredients:  3 tablespoons olive oil  2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into small chunks  1 pound sausage, cut into rounds (you can use whatever type of sausage you like)  3 small bell peppers, cored and diced  2 ribs of celery, diced  1 jalapeño pepper, finely chopped and without seeds  1 white …

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Blueberry scones

Ingredients:  For the scones:   2 cups all-purpose flour  1/2 teaspoon salt  1/4 cup sugar  1 tablespoon baking powder  6 tablespoons butter, cold and cut into pieces  2 large eggs, beaten  1/3 cup yogurt  1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract  1 tablespoon lemon zest (or 1/4 teaspoon lemon oil)  1 cup blueberries  For …

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