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PSU assistant basketball coach accused of using racial slur

Pittsburg State athletics has responded to allegations that an assistant basketball coach directed a racial slur toward a counterpart from Central Missouri during a home basketball game last month. The allegations, which surfaced on Twitter, involve assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Jon Gilliam, who allegedly called a UCM coach a racial …

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International students receive welcome from ISA

New Gorillas received a welcome party on Friday, Jan. 25 at Whitesitt Hall.   The welcome party is normally the first International Student Association (ISA) event of the semester. The ISA advocate for diversity and regularly host events where international students and traditional American students can interact.   “ISA hosts this event because it wants to welcome all of the international students …

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‘Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes’ kills

“Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes’ is an ultimately boring rehash of the original Ted Bundy fiasco.  The Netflix documentary, created, written, and directed by Joe Berlinger, details the intimate aspects of Ted Bundy’s criminal life, from his initial capture, through his multiple escape attempts and then to his …

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PSU School of Construction team earns national recognition

A group of seniors in the PSU School of Construction have been hard at work creating projects around the community, resulting in national recognition.  In 2019, one team constructed a bridge on the Ruby Jack Trail located north of Joplin. Members of the team include Tiara Ewy, Travis Solander, Mollie Currid, and Sean …

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Healthier banana bread

Ingredients:  2 cups flour  1 tsp. baking soda  1/4 tsp. salt  1/2 cup butter  3/4 cup brown sugar  2 eggs, beaten  4 average-sized overripe bananas, mashed  1/2 tsp. cinnamon  1/8 tsp. nutmeg  2 tsp. vanilla flavoring  1/2 cup nuts (optional)  1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)    Instructions:  To begin, preheat the oven to 350 …

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Records broken at Pitt State Invitational

The men and women’s indoor track and field teams hosted the Pittsburg State Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 26 on the Harvey Dean Track at the Robert W. Plaster Center.   Head coach Russ Jewett believes everyone felt “better” about the results of this competition as opposed to the previous competition they attended last weekend.   “Compared to …

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Evolution of the Student Center

The Jack H. Overman Student Center sits in the heart of Pittsburg State’s campus, acting as a gathering space for students over decades. Since its opening in 1951, the Student Center has evolved in numerous ways.  Steve Cox, curator of special collections and university archives, shared his knowledge about the …

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Porter Hall hosts exhibit curated by PSU graduate

The department of art puts out many types of artists from sculptors to illustrators, and one such grad has curated a whole exhibit of comic book art.  The exhibit stands in the University Gallery in Porter Hall through Wednesday, Feb. 13 and features the comic book pages of Joplin native Jeremy Haun, …

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Gorillas suffer first home loss

Pitt State basketball dropped their first home game of the season on Saturday, Jan. 26 by a score of 92-82. The loss moved the Gorillas to 7-3 in league play and into a tie for third place in the MIAA.  Coming into the game, Washburn had fallen in its last game at Missouri Southern …

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