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Marching band prepares for football season during band camp

The Pride of the Plains Marching Band holds band camp every year for incoming freshmen as well as returning band members to gear up for the upcoming season. Band Camps was held from Monday August 12-16th.   “This is my fifth year,” said Lindsey Chambers, senior in music education. “We start with the basics and the …

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Freshmen ready for classes at ‘Gorilla Warm-Up’

Gorilla Warm-up is an interactive way to help students learn what’s what and where to go before their first days as college students. It was held Sunday Aug. 18 at 2 p.m.   “I like to think of Gorilla Warm-up like your first day at a new job,” said Ashley Wadell, student success counselor. “So at …

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Paint party gives students a chance to connect

Gorilla Activities Board (GAB) welcomed new and returning gorillas with a “foam and powder paint party.” The foam and powder paint party was hosted Monday August 19at 8pm in Lindburg plaza.   “The foam and powder paint party is really just like a first night of school, back to school event,” said Nicole Day, sophomore in nursing and GAB …

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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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