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Students spring into career opportunities

Spring Career Day provides the opportunity for students to find internships and become more informed of options for future careers. Students are given the chance to talk with businesses and learn about potential internships and job opportunities.   “Our goal is to just be represented here and always have our name here so people recognize our company, …

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Volunteers take the plunge for Special Olympics

With a total of fourteen teams and ninety-six plungers, the annual polar plunge raised money for the Special Olympics.   The event was held Saturday Feb. 9th. Registration started at 9 a.m. and the Polar Strut, the annual 5k, began at 10 a.m. At 11:30 a.m. they recognized the winners of different contests during …

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SVP prepares for Valentine’s with ‘Be Mine Bash’

Students for Violence Prevention (SVP) celebrated Valentine’s Day by starting a discussion about healthy and unhealthy relationships.   Tuesday Feb. 12, from 7-9 p.m. SVP hosted its “Be Mine Bash” in the Overman Student Center.   “There’s just so many behaviors that we’ve normalized that really are not okay…” said Talia Ayala-Feliciangeli, senior in psychology. “There’s …

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‘Coffee and Conversations’ begins its series

Opening up conversation about domestic violence on Pitt state’s campus, Stephanie Spitz, campus victim advocate, started a series called Coffee and Conversations. With coffee and a variety of creamers available for those in attendance, attendees could get their coffee fix as well as learn more about domestic violence.   “It helps to set …

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Black Student Association celebrates diversity

Since 1976, February has been known as Black History Month. President Gerald Ford officially recognized the month that year, growing from “Negro History Week,” that was started by Carter G. Woodson and Jesse E. Moorland in 1915.   “Black history month is honoring what we’ve gone through and what we’ve achieved …

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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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