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Capital punishment necessary in certain cases

Defining laws and policies is a difficult thing to do because everyone has different opinions about what should and shouldn’t be allowed.   Capital punishment, also known as the death penalty, is an issue that many have trouble finding common ground on. The death penalty is defined by Google as “the legally authorized killing …

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City fills positions on city advisory boards

Pittsburg City Commissioners filled volunteer positions on the Active Transportation and Airport Citizen Advisory Boards during the regularly scheduled Commission meeting, Feb. 25, 2020.        For the Active Transportation Board, Commissioners appointed Erin Fletcher to represent the disability community, and Reno Cecora to represent residents in the Northeast quadrant of Pittsburg. The Active Transportation Advisory Board has seven members whom each serve a four-year term. Four of the appointees represent each quadrant of the city, which is divided by the intersection of Fourth Street and Broadway. Two additional appointees represent the local healthcare industries and non-profit organizations, …

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Club Baseball sweeps series against Truman

The Club Baseball team swept a three-game series against Truman State University on Saturday, Feb. 22. The home series was played at Jaycee Ballpark on Saturday, Feb. 22. The team won game one 3-2, game two 5-2 and game three 5-0. All three games were conference games.   Drew Roy, Club Baseball President and senior in business management, was pleased with the outcome of the …

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Grammy-nominated artist performs in Bicknell Center

Music filled the halls of the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, as PSU alumna and Grammy-nominated artist Jennifer Knapp returned to Pitt State for a concert.  Artist Jennifer Knapp performed a concert at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts on Saturday, Feb. 22. at 7:30 p.m.   Knapp is a Pitt State alumna who grew up in Chanute and is known for her Christian music …

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PSU students represent China at the Midwest Model United Nations

Learning to debate and negotiate can be essential skills that students develop during their time at university. This past weekend, delegates from PSU’s Model United Nations (MUN) club were able to practice these skills during the 60th annual Midwest Model United Nations conference.  The club traveled to St. Louis, Mo. for …

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Monti Washington presents “From the Streets to the Stage”

Monti Washington is an author, actor, award-winning poet and a motivational speaker. On Wednesday, Feb. 25 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Washington visited PSU for his “From the Streets to the Stage” tour. During this event, Washington spoke about his past adversities on his journey, and spoke to students about self-confidence. The event was hosted by the Gorillas Activities Board (GAB) …

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Panel to discuss experiences with Open Education Resources

Open Education Week celebrates open education, and this year will be celebrated from March 2 to March 6. According to openeducationweek.org, Open Education Week “encourages the celebration of open education which encompasses resources, tools and practices that employ a framework of open sharing to improve educational access and effectiveness worldwide.”  …

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Softball drops four games

The softball team played four games in the Alvy Early Memorial Classic but lost all four. Games one and two were on Saturday, Feb. 15 against Maryville (0-8) and Southern Arkansas (0-19). Games three and four were on Sunday, Feb. 16 against Missouri- St. Louis (3-6) and Southeastern Oklahoma (2-4).  “It was a little bit of a …

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Men’s Basketball defeated by NWMSU

The men’s basketball team played a home game against Northwest Missouri State University (NWMSU) on Saturday, Feb. 15 but the Gorillas lost the game (60-95).   Head Coach Kim Anderson hopes the team is able to comeback from this loss.   “So, I thought we really struggled,” Anderson said. “I thought Northwest came out and played extremely well. They shot the …

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Women’s Basketball defeats NWMSU

The women’s basketball team played a home game against Northwest Missouri State University (NWMSU) on Saturday, Feb. 15 and won (60-54).   Head Coach Amanda Davied was proud of the team for defeating NWMSU.   “I think we did really good,” Davied said. “We protected our home court (and) got a big win against a team that we were chasing in the league standings. Now, we’ve …

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