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Students, community celebrate Diwali festival

Diwali, the “Festival of Lights,” symbolizes the victory of light over darkness for Indian people and for Indian students this November.   The Indian Student Association (ISA) hosted a Diwali celebration night on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 5:30-9 p.m. in the Overman Student Center.  “Diwali is an Indian festival celebrated between mid-October and mid-November, it is …

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Distracted driving endangers students

According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 3,000 people were killed in 2016 as a result of distracted driving.   “I like to stop and think you know, okay so if it’s really that important of a message, whether you’re driving or walking for that matter, especially driving. Is …

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Harry Potter fans test their knowledge at Trivia Night

Harry Potter fans in the Southeast Kansas area gathered to determine the group with the most trivia knowledge.   Pittsburg Public Library put on a trivia night dedicated to Harry Potter trivia, Wednesday Oct. 17th starting at 6pm.   “We will be doing more themed trivia nights in the future, probably …

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Kavanaugh not fit for the Supreme Court

Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Supreme Court nominee, and Christine Blasey Ford testified on Thursday for the Senate Judiciary Committee about Ford’s accusation against Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers. Ford came out with a statement saying Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her, after he was announced as a nominee …

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Workshops present to prevent human trafficking

As human trafficking becomes a prevalent issue through the country, it affects many locations including Pittsburg. For this reason, Pitt State partnered with Via Christi Hospital—with the help of the Sunrise Rotary Club—in hosting a human trafficking conference Saturday, Sept. 8. The conference included guest speakers who each discussed topics …

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An educational Hawaiian celebration

Axe Library and many of its interconnected organizations came together for its annual Luau on the Lanai. The luau was originally planned to take place outside the library but was moved inside due to rain.  “We are trying to make sure the students know about the resources that are available …

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RHA makes a splash on Tanner Lawn

The first Friday of the semester, freshmen among other students participated in a water war on the Tanner Hall Lawn. Resident Hall Assembly (RHA) hosted the water wars as a finale to their week-long Banana Bash featuring fun and interactive events for dorm residents.   “We haven’t discussed whether or not …

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Caring for mental health in college

The second most common cause of death among college students is suicide, and six percent of undergrads will contemplate suicide at some point during their four years of schooling. Additionally, the two most common psychological afflictions college-aged students struggle with are anxiety and depression.   Steven B. Mayhew, director of university …

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Foam, paint, and back to school fun

Promoted with side walk chalk and on social media, students anticipated Gorilla Activity Board’s (GAB) back-to-school foam and paint powder party Monday, Aug. 20, from 8 to 10 p.m. The Glow Party, known as “Operation Glow” was a celebration after the first day pf classes for all PSU students.  “The …

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PSU art dept. and Greenbush partner to host Sketchbook Academy

PSU Art Department partnered with Greenbush June 2-3 in host of a Sketchbook Academy, held at Greenbush. The academy was open to all children interested in furthering their knowledge and experience with art.  Emily Roth, camp and enrichment coordinator, led the Sketchbook Academy with help from James Oliver, head of the PSU art department.  “This …

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