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Pitt State Receives Donations to build new Simulation Hospital

Pitt State received about $6 million in donations in order to build a new simulation nursing hospital. Currently, there is no set date for the start of the construction of the hospital.   “I’m really excited,” said Annie Vaters, junior in nursing. “I don’t know if I’ll be here by the time that it’s completed, since I’m …

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Softball competes in Edmond Regional Festival

The softball team played four games over the weekend in the Edmond Regional Festival. Games one and two were on Saturday, Feb. 8 against Oklahoma Christian and Southwestern Oklahoma (SWOSU). The Gorillas lost the first game (9-10) but managed to battle back and defeat SWOSU (15-13) the second game. Games three and four were on Sunday, Feb. 9 against Colorado Christian …

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Career Services holds largest Student Etiquette Dinner

Career Services held their Student Etiquette Dinner on Feb 11. At 6 p.m. Career Services holds the dinner at least once every semester, but this was the biggest turn out they’ve had. The Student Etiquette Dinner helps to educate and prepare students on how to practice business etiquette in a professional setting, such …

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Track and field teams fair well at MSSU Open

The Pitt State track and field teams travelled to Joplin to compete in the Missouri Southern State University Open competition on Friday, Feb. 7 and Saturday, Feb. 8.   Head coach Russ Jewett believes the team did fairly well over the weekend.   “I think we did fine,” Jewett said. “We compete at home …

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Valentines Day is a Corporate Scam

There are many speculations about how Valentines day came to be, many of them including a pagan festival with “fertility blessings” and the roman god, Cupid, shooting arrows at people to make them fall in love.   The purpose of Valentine’s day as celebrated by America is to shower loved ones with appreciation and love; but it has always had …

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World News

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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