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‘The West Wing:’ a retrospective

“The West Wing” is an oldie but goodie in simple terms but is far more complex than this adage attributes.  The series, created and produced by Aaron Sorkin, was created in the late years of the 90s as a look into the day-to-day activities of the personal staff of a fictional …

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GIYM gives students resources to love their bodies

Gorillas in Your Midst (GIYM) is a certified peer health education group on Pittsburg State’s campus. GIYM celebrated Body Positivity month by having Body Positivity Week.   “We’re a peer health education group so it’s not just awareness but how to, and I believe that is the main goal,” said Mekayla Melvin, junior in psychology.  GIYM put on an event on …

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Women’s basketball defeats Emporia

The Pitt State women’s basketball team secured a victory against the Emporia State University Hornets in a road match Thursday, Feb. 21. The final score of the game was 82-76.   During this match, the Gorillas were always in the lead and never trailed once.   Head Coach Amanda Davied believes the team played well agaisnt ESU and rebounded well after losing in the previous game …

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PSU conducting grad conducts KC community symphony

Daniel McDill is used to conducting orchestras in performance halls, but not ones that perform for beer halls and record breakers.  McDill conducts the Social Symphony, a community organization in the Kansas City (KC) area dedicated to bringing local musicians together. Musicians include performers of all experience levels and feature all kinds of …

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Men’s basketball defeats Emporia

The men’s basketball secured a victory against Emporia (73-69) in a road match, Thursday, Feb. 21.   Head coach Kim Anderson believes the team battled back in the second half to overcome a 14-point deficit and win the game.   “Well I thought we really showed a lot of resolve because we got behind in the second by as much as 14 points and one …

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Students show off what they learned in Dance Showcase

PSU’s Dance students got the chance to show off what they have learned in the fourth annual Dance Showcase. PSU students as well as community members participated in the Dance Showcase.   “The very first year we did it (and it) was very successful, and we were quite pleased with it,” said Janice Jewett, professor in HHPR department …

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Students spring into career opportunities

Spring Career Day provides the opportunity for students to find internships and become more informed of options for future careers. Students are given the chance to talk with businesses and learn about potential internships and job opportunities.   “Our goal is to just be represented here and always have our name here so people recognize our company, …

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SGA hosts Student Leadership Conference for high school students

Around 200 students from area high school visited the jungle last Friday to learn leadership and organizational skills. Members of the Student Government Association (SGA) hosted the PSU Student Leadership Conference along with members of the Gorilla Activities Board (GAB).  All sessions were held in the Overman Student Center, and the event lasted from …

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Baseball wins two of three weekend matches

The Pitt State baseball team played three consecutive home games against Southwest Baptist from Friday, Feb. 22 to Sunday, Feb. 24. The Gorillas won the first match 9-6 but lost on Saturday 6-7. The team battled back to win the last game of the weekend 13-3.   According to head coach Bob Fornelli, the team recovered from the loss on Saturday well …

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