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Athlete of the Week: Athena Alvarado

This week’s athlete of the week is women’s basketball player and senior Athena Alvarado.   Alvarado maintains a 3.25 GPA as a English major. Alvarado has been on the women’s basketball team since she entered Pitt State as a freshman but has been playing basketball since she was in seventh grade.   Over the course of her basketball career, Alvarado …

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Former faculty Jessie Wright Martin gives voice recital

The Sharon Kay Dean Recital Hall hosts many acts and performances throughout the year, and the stage became a homecoming for Jessie Wright Martin.  Mezzo-soprano Jessie Wright Martin gave a solo voice recital on Friday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sharon Kay Dean Recital Hall in McCray Hall. …

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Computer information systems and graphic communication students compete in Code-a-thon

Competitions can be nerve-wracking as they keep the audience on their toes, waiting for the competitors to make their next move and even more nerve-wracking for competitors.   Over the weekend, computer information systems (CIS) and graphic communication majors competed against other schools in “Code-a-Thon,” an event hosted by the Kansas City Federal Reserve. During this competition, students …

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Kimberly Ruhl campaigns for Gorilla Pantry

Kimberly Ruhl, senior in social work, is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, and the Social Work Plus Club. Ruhl has been working on a senior project for the social work program recently called “Gorilla Pantry.” Students have access to Gorilla Pantry during the week and are allowed to have as they want. However, …

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Students perform old-fashioned radio show

The audio production class in the communication program is putting on an old-fashioned radio show called, “Tall Tales of the Dangerously Daffy and Definitely Delusional.”   The students will be performing two stories they have adapted from Aaron Shepard. They are using Foley sound effects, which are live sound effects created by everyday objects. The …

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Women crowned MIAA Champions, men place sixth at MIAA Championships

The women’s cross-country team won the MIAA Championships and the men placed sixth overall at the MIAA Championships on Saturday, Oct. 26 in Joplin, Missouri.   Head coach Russ Jewett is pleased with the women’s team and several of the runners stood out to Jewett during the competition.   “I think we did fairly well,” …

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Gorillas lose third straight

Following back-to-back losses, the Pittsburg State Gorillas looked to recuperate as the team traveled to Warrensburg, Mo to face undefeated number 11 Central Missouri (7-0).   The Mules jumped out to a 13-0 lead to open the first quarter, but the Gorillas fought back to take a 14-13 lead on a 25-yard touchdown run by junior running …

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Second Annual Haunted Lit Crawl

On Thursday, Oct. 24 the second annual Haunted Lit Crawl was held. Students and faculty of Pitt State submitted Halloween themed stories or poems, and the ones that were chosen were read at the event. The event was open to the public, and people were encouraged to dress up in their Halloween costumes. The …

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Women’s Basketball opens 2019 season

The Pitt State women’s basketball team opened their 2019 season. The first game was against Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas on Thursday, Oct. 24 and the Gorillas lost that game (63-97). However, the Gorillas managed to bounce back and win the second game of the season which was against the University of Kansas Jayhawks in Lawrence on Sunday, Oct. 27 with a win (90-82).   Head coach Amanda Davied believes the team …

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Gorillas to face Griffons

Suffering three consecutive losses, the chance of making the playoffs has significantly decreased for the Gorillas’ football team. The last game on Saturday, Oct. 26 against Central Missouri resulted in a 35-28 defeat marking the fifth straight year Pittsburg State has lost three games to MIAA opponents.   “We’ve got a great group of seniors here …

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