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Community children compete in construction workshop

Children ranging from first to sixth grade joined in a construction workshop called “Block Kids” and competed for first place.   The School of Construction and the National Association of Women in Construction put on an event for kids at the KTC Saturday from 12-3 p.m.   “We bring local grade school students in, grades one through …

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The time of ‘boys will be boys’ is over

“The Best A Man Can Get,” Gillette’s tagline for the last thirty years has taken a new meaning. With the release of Gillette’s new ad campaign, “We Believe: The Best Men Can Be,” comes a whirlwind of controversy. In the midst of the #MeToo movement, Gillette asks men “Is this the best a …

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BSA to host ball to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.

With Martin Luther King Jr. Day approaching, the Black Student Association is hosting a ball to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.   “Last year’s event was a success, and we want to continue it,” said Harold Wallace III, assistant director of diversity programs, in the Pitt State Newsletter. “We had a huge …

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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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