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The benefits of using pineapple oil

Essential oils have many benefits to health. There is almost an oil for everything you can imagine and many essential oils have more than one benefit. Over the summer, I went into my regular nail salon for a full set. Each time I go, there would be an oil they …

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Overman marks a century

Jack H. Overman first stepped foot on Pitt State’s campus in 1936, and 82 years later he continues to be an integral part of the university as he plans to celebrate his 100th birthday on campus Thursday.   A yell leader at Pittsburg High School for three years, Overman joined the …

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PSU welcomes students far and wide

Orientation week has arrived and Pitt State welcomed more than 120 new international students from Asia, Europe, and South America. Since PSU has a long history of hosting and attracting international students, these students received a proper Gorilla welcome, with assistance from 36 volunteers.  Brenda Hawkins, Pitt Pal Coordinator and …

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Greek organizations mix with potential members

The Lindburg Plaza featured fraternities Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 5:30 p.m. for the Inter-Fraternal Council (IFC) to “chill and grill” with prospective recruits to their ranks.  The “Chillin’ and Grillin’” cookout is part of the Campus Activity Center’s (CAC) “Fraternity Life 101,” a joint effort to market fraternity and sorority …

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Thursday night lights

As the new school year begins, so too does a new football season. The Gorillas are back in gear and ready to start the season next Thursday against University of Central Oklahoma (UCO).  “It feels really good to be starting the season,” said offensive coordinator Dave Wiemers. “I like the …

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Food Fight: Gorilla Crossing adventures

Gorilla Crossing: a favorite establishment of many students in desperate attempts to avoid the dining hall. When the day comes where you can consume no more pizza and salad bar (as if there should ever be a day), it’s time to make the long trudge to the student center for …

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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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Kobach takes nomination after Colyer concedes 

The race to decide the Republican party nominee for the gubernatorial race in Kansas has officially come to an end with Kris Kobach taking the win over the incumbent Jeff Colyer.  The primary election’s results had Kobach and Colyer close in the polls. Kobach received 127,211 votes, while Colyer received …

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Block22 apartment complex open for residence 

The long-awaited Block22 development opened its doors to students for move-in Saturday, August 18.  Block22 originates from a varying range of sources, including the city of Pittsburg, Pittsburg State University, and the Vecino Group—a private developer out of Springfield. The company’s chief operating officer Mat Burton is a Pitt State …

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Destination renovation: Block22 nears completion

Four historic yet formerly vacant Pittsburg buildings are bustling with life once again. A project made possible through the partnership of Pittsburg State University, the City of Pittsburg, and the Vecino Group, Block22 is nearing completion, and students have already moved in.    “This weekend the first residents of Block22 moved …

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