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Women’s basketball defeats MSSU Lions

The women’s basketball team defeated the Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) Lions on the road Saturday, Feb. 20 (78-60).   Since Jan. of 2010, the Gorillas have lost five of 23 games against MSSU.   Kaylee DaMitz, Tristan Gegg, and Sydnee Crain stood out to Head Coach Amanda Davied the most. The three combined for a total of 48 points.   …

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Athlete of the Week: Jayden Sanford

This week’s athlete of the week is volleyball player Jayden Sanford.   Sanford, a freshman in graphic communications and marketing, joined PSU from Springfield’s Glendale High School.   This is Sanford’s first season in PSU’s athletic program.   “The opportunity to play for Coach Gomez and with a group of such hardworking girls …

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Deprogramming implicit bias is everyone’s job

At the confirmation hearing for Attorney General-designate Merrick Garland, United States Senator Joe Neely Kennedy asked Garland if implicit bias made him a racist. He went on to misunderstand, either genuinely or purposely, what implicit bias even is. Unfortunately, this is not an uncommon issue with the rest of the American …

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Affordable housing becomes topic at Pittsburg City Commission meeting

Pittsburg city officials met Tuesday, February 23, 2021 for the regularly scheduled City Commissioners meeting, held at the Beard-Shanks Law Enforcement Center. The need for the availability of affordable housing in Pittsburg dominated the session, as numerous concerned citizens addressed the commission with their thoughts on the subject.  Mayor Chuck …

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PSU considering combining fall and Thanksgiving breaks

Historically, PSU has had two breaks- a two-day fall break in October and three days off in addition to the weekend for Thanksgiving. However, like many other aspects of university life, the break schedule changed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic when the university made the decision to combine fall and Thanksgiving break-dismissing students for Thanksgiving, then …

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Wind Ensemble performs concert ‘Lift Every Voice’

This event was CANCELLED due to inclement weather  The Pittsburg State University Wind Ensemble performed their first concert of the semester entitled “Lift Every Voice.”  The ensemble, under the direction of professor of music Andrew Chybowski, performed a livestreamed concert from the Linda and Lee Scott Performance Hall at the Bicknell Family …

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Chunky chicken chowder

Ingredients:  4 chicken thighs, bone in, skin removed  Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper  4 tablespoons butter  1 tablespoon vegetable oil  1 large Vidalia or sweet onion, chopped  10 to 12 thyme sprigs, in a bundle  2 bay leaves  4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped  4 cups chicken stock  2 …

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Rotten Bananas: ‘WandaVision’

“WandaVision” is Marvel’s latest step into the television world and much like their movies, they don’t seem to be able to miss.  The series, created by Jac Shaeffer and directed by Matt Shakman, stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, reprising their roles from previous Marvel appearances as Wanda Maximoff and the …

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SEK NOW honors Stephanie Spitz as Wonder Woman

The SEK Wonder Woman award was created in 2017 to honor a local woman each year who works to uphold feminist ideals.  The Southeast Kansas chapter of the National Organization for Women (SEK NOW) presented 2020’s Wonder Woman award to Stephanie Spitz, Program Coordinator of Students for Violence Prevention (SVP) and Victim Advocacy at PSU, on Saturday, Feb. 6.   “It …

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