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PSU hosts seasonal tuba concert

Holly Jolly Tubas took place in the lobby of the Bicknell Center at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 4 and featured 30 tuba and euphonium players ranging from middle schoolers to senior citizens.  Doug Whitten, professor of music, led the event and has done so since 2003.  “It started in New York in 1975 …

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Jewett finds joy in coaching 

Track and field and cross country head coach Russ Jewett recently received the honored distinction of MIAA Coach of the Year.   Jewett has been a full time member of the coaching staff at Pitt State since 1985. In his career, he has received this honor 41 times since 1989, and holds the distinction of receiving the honor more …

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Munchy Mary takes on fruitcake

Fruitcake – the ugly red-headed stepchild of the cake world. That’s probably because it’s not really fruit and it’s not really cake. It’s also the cockroach of the food world – it will be more likely to survive a nuclear apocalypse than you will. Seriously, fruitcakes will never die. If …

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Holiday season peppermint bark

Ingredients:  1/2 package white almond bark  1/2 package chocolate almond bark  1 tsp. peppermint extract  1 package regular peppermint candy canes    Instructions:  To begin, you will need to crush the candy canes. Double bag a gallon-sized Ziploc bag and place half of the package of candy canes inside it—be …

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Holly, jolly, and thrifty

Do you want to dress for the upcoming holidays but don’t want to spend a fortune?  Or at least want to refrain from breaking your bank? I will say it once and I will say it again: thrift stores!  Why visit your local retail store and spend $20 or possibly …

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Women place 13th at championship meet

The women’s cross-country team placed 13th at the 2018 NCAA Division II National Championships meet Saturday, Dec. 1 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   Head Coach Russ Jewett believes the team got off to a rocky start but ended well and she was proud of them.   “…We figured if we could be in …

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Pancakes for a cause

For the 70th year in a row, Kiwanis held their annual pancake feed and holiday market Saturday, Dec 1 at Memorial Auditorium. Attendees gathered in the basement to eat warm pancakes and sausage. That many people takes a large team working together to make it happen. This is a combination of …

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Women’s basketball defeats Bethany

The Pitts State women’s basketball team defeated Bethany College Friday, Nov. 23 with a final score of 81-48. The Gorillas have now won three games in a row.   Head Coach Amanda Davied believes the team played well against Bethany.   “One thing we really talked about was getting to the free throw line more …

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How to know when to clean out your closet

As someone who desperately loves clothes, shopping, and all things fashion, there does come a point when you have to say “enough is enough,” or at least that it is finally time to do the most dreaded activity: clean our your closet.   There are various ways to tell when it is time to take …

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SGA Coverage, Nov. 28

This week’s Student Government Association meeting covered upcoming changes and updates regarding the Axe Library as well as passing two resolutions. The SGA welcomed a guest speaker, Jorge Leon who works for library services. Leon announced that although the basement construction of the library has taken longer than expected, it …

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