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North America  Trump acquitted by Senate in impeachment trial  President Donald Trump has been cleared in his impeachment trial. The Senate voted to acquit in 52-48 on charges of abuse of power and 53-47 on obstruction of Congress charges. This ends the congressional big to oust him from office.  Europe  Finland to give …

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Baseball, softball teams open 2020 season

The baseball and softball teams opened their 2020 season this past weekend.   The baseball team played four games in Edmond. On Friday, Jan. 31 the baseball team played against Southwestern Oklahoma and Emporia State but lost both games (0-14, 0-6). On Saturday, Feb. 1 they played Henderson State and won that game (6-2). They ended the weekend with …

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Women’s basketball defeats Northeastern State

The women’s basketball team played a game against Northeastern State on Saturday, Feb. 1. The Gorillas won the game 86-56.   Head coach Amanda Davied believes the team played well and saw many things during the game that the team did well.   “I thought the team did great,” Davied said. “We really had a …

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Crawford County Gorilla Gathering Dinner

Pitt State Alumni & Constituent Relations held their annual Crawford County Gorilla Gathering Dinner at the Axe Library on Tuesday, Feb. 4. The event was held for Pitt State Alumni and their families. The gathering featured dinner from Brick + Mortar, tours of the newly renovated library, and special guest, Brian Wright, the new head football coach at …

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Students for Violence prevention holds event against human trafficking 

On Jan. 30, Students for Violence Prevention (SVP) hosted an event called Breaking the Chains of Human Trafficking. The event featured speaker and author Sandy Storm. Storm shared her story while providing education about human trafficking. The event also provided other resources in the community to help stop human trafficking. People who attended the event were …

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New international students welcome in the semester

New international students welcomed in the next semester at an organized by the International Student Association (ISA).  The International Student Association Welcome Party took place Friday, Jan. 31 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in Whitsett Hall. The event was to welcome new international students to Pitt State and give them …

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Pitt State Department of Music welcomes Calmus Vocal Ensemble

Voices filled the Sharon Kay Dean Recital Hall in McCray Hall as the Calmus Vocal Ensemble  performed. The German a cappella quintet performed Friday, Jan. 24 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. as part of  the Solo & Chamber Music Series.  According to Susan Marchant, professor and chair of the Department of Music, …

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PSU Career Services hosts open house for clothes closet

One of the resources that Career Services offers is the clothes closet, located in 203 Horace Mann. On Jan. 29, Career Services held an open house for the clothes closet, so students could see what is offered.   “We like to do the open house to kick off the semester to help students become aware of the …

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Bicknell hosts Best of Broadway: “Finding Neverland”

For one night only, members of the audience could experience Neverland in the halls of the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. As part of Pittsburg State University’s Best of Broadway Series, “Finding Neverland” came to Pittsburg on Sunday, Jan. 26 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.  Presented by the Broadway …

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Schools Focus on athletics becoming detrimental to funding for extracurriculars and academics

It is no doubt that America values its sports more than other countries; especially when it comes to college and professional level athletics.   However, the amount of money that is being used for sports, specifically football and basketball, has overshadowed other sports and extracurriculars. The world’s smartest countries focus more on academics and let athletics become …

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