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President Scott lobbies for funding at Kansas Capitol

PSU’s top administrator and president Steve Scott spoke before the Kansas State Senate and House to advocate for larger funding allocations going to Pittsburg State University.  President Steve Scott spoke to the Kansas State Senate Higher Education subcommittee of the Ways & Means Committee and the Kansas State House Higher Education Budget committee earlier in …

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No-bake Oreo cheesecake

Ingredients:  For the Oreo crust  24 cookies (about 1 1/2 cups)  6 tablespoons butter, melted  For the cheesecake filling  16 ounces cream cheese  1/2 cup granulated sugar  1 teaspoon vanilla  2 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream  1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar  15 cookies (about a cup), crushed and divided  Hot Fudge  Instructions:  Begin by preparing the 24 Oreos for the crust. You will need to remove the filling and set it …

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Rotten Bananas: Top 5 Romance Movies

Although Valentine’s Day is come and gone, the month of February is a great time to express your romantic affection with your significant other. What better way to do so than by curling up with a romance movie? Here are the top 5 picks for romance movies to choose from:  5. La La Land: “La La Land,” directed by Damien …

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Local animal shelter director testifies to the Kansas’s House Committee

House Bill 2199 (HB2199) is a bill authorizing sports wagering under the Kansas expanded lottery act. To most, it’s reach would include gambling and casinos, not animal rights. However, according to Jasmine Kyle, director of Southeast Kansas Humane Society (SEKHS), the bill includes a loophole that would allow the return of greyhound racing to Kansas. Kyle, along …

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Softball team opens season in Oklahoma

The softball team travelled to Oklahoma for the first games of the 2021 season.   The Gorillas defeated Chardon State on Sunday, Feb. 21 (5-0) then lost to Southern Nazarene later the same day (0-8). On Monday, Feb. 22, the team dropped two games against East Central (5-11) and Oklahoma Christian (4-10).   The softball …

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Students win top marks in statewide competition

Every year, graduate students across the state compete in the Capitol Graduate Research Summit (CGRS). The prestigious competition is designed to show lawmakers and the public the quality of educational research being done on campuses across the state.   Students selected are involved in research in areas such as physical and natural sciences, engineering, sociology, history, and education. They …

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Volleyball opens season against Washburn, Northwest Missouri

The Pittsburg State volleyball team’s 2020 season was postponed due to the pandemic and they have not played since the MIAA postseason tournament of Nov. 2019 in Kansas City, Mo.   The team is back on track now and opened the 2021 season this past weekend at home.   The Gorillas were defeated by Washburn University (1-3) Saturday, …

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