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Piano Festival brings in international composer Mark Hayes

Pittsburg’s Treble Clef Club teamed up with the Bicknell Center and brought concert pianist, composer, conductor, and arranger, Mark Hayes. He performed at the Bicknell Center for the third annual Premier Piano Festival Saturday June 29th.   “I started when I was thirteen playing in church and I’m sixty-six so fifty …

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Summer Band concert wraps up Summer Music Festival

The Summer Band Concert is an annual concert that ends the Summer Music Fest. The Summer Band concert was Saturday, June 22 at 8:30 p.m. in the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts.   “It’s not like really about getting it perfect,” said Andrew Chybowsky, assistant professor of music and director of band. “It’s about having fun mostly and for a lot of the kids here …

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Kaleidoscope of Styles brings art to Pittsburg summers

Pittsburg State University’s music department hosts an annual Summer Music Fest. The fest is a weeklong event of music. Kaleidoscope of Styles was a music concert hosted as part of the festivities. Kaleidoscope of Styles was hosted at the St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on Wednesday, June 19 at 7:30 p.m.   “People in the community …

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Local sisters perform in Summer Music Festival

The Vogts sisters, Abigail Vogts and Maggie Cook, are a duo of local performers. The Vogts sisters are from Erie, Kansas and started performing in 2012. The Vogts sisters performed Tuesday, June 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bicknell Center for the Arts.   “It was in 2012 and it was because of, I think it’s called KATY Days, it’s a festival …

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Sex education is lacking in the US

The U.S. has struggled to find the answer to the question ‘When is the best time to start teaching sex ed?’ as well as what sex education should entail in regard to sexuality, reproduction, consent, and safety. Only 24 states and the District of Columbus require sex education in schools, but each state gets to set their …

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SVP revisits the Sexual Assault Response Panel

Students for Violence Prevention (SVP) discusses sexual assault and prevention every year all year round, and in April they participate in sexual assault awareness month.   SVP hosted their Sexual Assault Awareness Panel Revisited Wednesday April 17 from 6-8 in the Governors room of the student center.   “This was revisited so we already had a sexual response …

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Students show solidarity with silence

The Day of Silence is a national movement for students to bring attention to the silencing of LGBTQ+ students by bullying or harassment. The event is organized by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) an organization based in the US that helps students in schools combat bullying, harassment, and more.   “Pledging to be silent meant …

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Campus victim advocate talks about ‘sexpectations’

In the final Coffee & Conversations discussion, students openly discussed sexuality, consent, and sex education taught in schools. Stephanie Spitz, campus victim advocate, hosted her final Coffee & Conversations event for the semester at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 10 in the Overman Student Center.   “Something I really wanted to gauge within my audience was …

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Students stand for those who can’t at Gorillathon

Students danced for those who can’t at the sixth annual ‘Gorillathon’ to raise money for families. Gorillathon was hosted at the recreational center from 12 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 30.  “…We plan events with the families, this all goes to Freeman who is our local children’s miracle network hospital and all the money goes to sick and injured children, …

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Irish Nachos

Ingredients:  2 Russet Potatoes  2 Green Onions  5 Slices of Bacon  1 Bag of Shredded Cheddar Cheese  ½ Tablespoon Rosemary  Salt and Pepper  ¼ Cup Sour Cream  2 Tablespoons Olive Oil     Instructions:  Start by preheating the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. After that, slice both of the potatoes into thin chips, approximately ¼ inch wide …

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