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Student raises awareness of ‘period poverty’

Women across the globe experience monthly menstrual cycles. Each month, women have to buy items such as tampons and pads or other sanitary products. However, many women don’t have the funds to purchase such items.   Robbyn Gill, junior in ecology, hopes to change that.   As part of an activism project for a women’s studies course, Gill …

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Green spinach and lemon risotto

Ingredients:  3 cups warm vegetable stock or chicken stock  1/2 cup of spinach  Small bunch parsley  3 tbsp olive oil  4 slices prosciutto  2 teaspoons butter  1 thyme sprig, leaves picked  1 leek, the white part finely chopped (freeze the green part to use in stock)  1 large garlic clove, …

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Softball loses series to Central Oklahoma

The Pitt State softball team played a doubleheader against The University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) in Edmond on Saturday, April 24. The Gorillas didn’t manage to pull a win out of the series and lost both games (2-3, 2-5).   Head Softball Coach Ashley Balazs thought the team showed some good things during the games, despite the …

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PSU student advocating to end rape on college campuses

Pittsburg State student Morgan Mavers, sophomore in nursing, has created a petition against women’s violence, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, and rape; specifically, on college campuses.  “I decided to focus my project on women’s violence because it is something I think about daily,” Mavers said. “I decided to specifically focus on …

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Writer Yuly Restrepo Gárces reads for PSU students and community members

On Thursday, April 15, professional writer and college professor Yuly Restrepo Gárces virtually attended Professor Lori Martin’s ENGL 452 class to present a reading of one of her short stories, answer craft questions, and provide students with a quick fiction exercise.   The reading was advertised through the English department’s social media, so students from …

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Student’s concerns inspire project

Women everywhere are affected by different forms of sexism and discrimination.   One Pittsburg State University student has started a project for a women’s studies course at PSU in which she found a topic she believes is passed over sometimes.   Micah Pianalto, senior in business finance, chose to undertake a project on the lack of maternity …

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PSU student pushes for deeper education of sexual assault

In a women’s studies course, students are assigned an activism project in which they have to identity an issue that has an affect on women’s lives and educate themselves about their chosen topic.  Margo Miller, sophomore in nursing, chose to focus her project on sexual assault.   “I think sexual assault is a big women’s issue,” Miller said. “A …

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