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Student raises awareness of ‘period poverty’

Women across the globe experience monthly menstrual cycles. Each month, women have to buy items such as tampons and pads or other sanitary products. However, many women don’t have the funds to purchase such items.   Robbyn Gill, junior in ecology, hopes to change that.   As part of an activism project for a women’s studies course, Gill …

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Athlete of the Week: Caleb Carr

This week’s athlete of the week is Caleb Carr.   Carr is a master’s student in health, human performance, and recreations.   “Baseball is the only sport I play here at Pitt State and I’ve played baseball for as long as I could remember,” Carr said.   Carr enjoys the flexibility of baseball in that every day is …

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Baseball sweeps series against MSSU

The baseball team played a home series against Missouri Southern. The Gorillas took game one on Friday, April 23 (3-2) then secured victories in games two and three on Saturday, April 24 (4-3, 8-7).   “Well, I mean we played really well,” said Head Coach Bob Fornelli. “That team was… ranked 19th in …

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Softball loses series to Central Oklahoma

The Pitt State softball team played a doubleheader against The University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) in Edmond on Saturday, April 24. The Gorillas didn’t manage to pull a win out of the series and lost both games (2-3, 2-5).   Head Softball Coach Ashley Balazs thought the team showed some good things during the games, despite the …

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PSU student advocating to end rape on college campuses

Pittsburg State student Morgan Mavers, sophomore in nursing, has created a petition against women’s violence, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, and rape; specifically, on college campuses.  “I decided to focus my project on women’s violence because it is something I think about daily,” Mavers said. “I decided to specifically focus on …

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Baseball wins two of three against Newman

The baseball team stayed home last weekend to take on the Newman Jets.   The two teams split a doubleheader on Saturday, April 17. The Gorillas took the first game (13-3) and the Jets came back to take game two (12-8). On Sunday, Apr. 18, the Gorillas pulled the series by winning …

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Athlete of the Week: Auna Childress

This week’s athlete of the week is Auna Childress.   This is Childress’ first season in the Pittsburg State University track and field program. She is an undeclared freshman.   “I started competing in seventh grade, but I didn’t start taking things seriously until, I would say, probably sophomore or junior year of …

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Student calls for shift in focus on sexual assault

According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), in 2020, nearly one in five women and one in 71 men in the U.S. have been raped at some point in their lives, including completed forced penetration, attempted forced penetration, or alcohol/drug facilitated completed penetration.  Pittsburg State freshman in nursing …

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Men’s rugby wins one of three weekend games

The men’s rugby club played three games last weekend against JBU on Saturday, Apr. 10. The Gorillas lost the first two games of sevens (5-28 and 5-14). The rugby men managed to bounce back and take the last game, a game of tens, of the weekend (24-14).   Owen Gray, junior in education and President of Gorillahead Rugby, …

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