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Pitt State student creates program for youth with disabilities

Joshua Edwards, senior in social work wants to revolutionize how we look at the world.  Edwards has created Outliers Unlimited, a program geared toward informing people about youth with disabilities.  He believes people who stand out can accomplish and represent great ideals.  Edwards holds these issues close to heart because he has had to overcome …

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Harry Potter fans test their knowledge at Trivia Night

Harry Potter fans in the Southeast Kansas area gathered to determine the group with the most trivia knowledge.   Pittsburg Public Library put on a trivia night dedicated to Harry Potter trivia, Wednesday Oct. 17th starting at 6pm.   “We will be doing more themed trivia nights in the future, probably …

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Jazz Ambassadors to perform at Pitt State

The U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors will make the Bicknell their home Monday, Oct. 29. In addition to their personnel, the concert will feature three Pittsburg State students.  Founded in 1969, the Jazz Ambassadors are part of the United States Army Field Band and considered the United States Army’s premier jazz …

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President Trump rallies voters in Sunflower State

President Donald Trump visited Kansas for the first time as President to hold a rally located in the state capital, Topeka.  More than 10,000 people fit into the Kansas Expocentre to hear the President speak, lasting more than an hour, on a wide variety of topics from the recently confirmed …

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Why we didn’t report

What has long been considered a socially taboo subject, stories of sexual violence are now at the forefront of newspapers, talk-shows, and everyday conversations as survivors across the country join in what has become a national movement toward justice and change.   Last Thursday, Sept. 27 marked a historic day in …

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Purple Lights shine across Pittsburg against domestic abuse

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) and the Purple Light Nights Campaign is showing support for domestic abuse survivors, and the movement has come to Pittsburg.   In the Pittsburg community, a number of events are being held to spread awareness and make a statement against domestic violence. A kick-off …

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College Republicans reforms on campus

PSU College Republicans Organization (CRO) held their first meeting Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Frisco Event Center, 210 E. Fourth St., Pittsburg. The CRO held the meeting jointly with the Crawford County Republican Party.   Republican candidate, Terry Calloway, said is important for the new CRO to be …

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Scholar brings Thomas Jefferson to life

Humanities scholar Clay Jenkinson portrayed former president Thomas Jefferson on the Bicknell stage as part of a live recording of National Public Radio’s “Thomas Jefferson Hour.”  The program, recorded Saturday, Sept. 15, began the partnership between The Bicknell Family Center for the Arts and KRPS 89.9 to provide programming directly …

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Main Street Axe Company opens in Pittsburg

Main Street Axe Company officially opened doors on Saturday, Sept. 15th  For the event, there was a grand opening ceremony and the new business invited the Pittsburg community to throw an axe for themselves. The event started at 1 p.m, and lasted until 11 p.m.   Michelle Fowler, owner and operator …

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Pittsburg man goes out of his way to help homeless

What started as a simple act of kindness Thursday, Sept. 13, ended with a presentation of gifts and thanks for Brandon Stephenson. Stephenson, Pittsburg resident and Taco Bell employee, worked a normal front-counter shift Thursday when a local homeless man walked into the restaurant, changing both their lives from there …

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