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Smooth Bananas: the Lizzo Flute Controversy 

Brock Willard editor in chief  Recently, rapper and singer Lizzo had the opportunity to play James Madison’s crystal flute, an instrument that had been stored in the Library of Congress for the entirety of recent memory. As usual, when a black woman disrespects the legacy of a slave owner, conservatives …

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Sigma Sigma Sigma hosts ‘Sail-abration’ for new house 

Current students, alumni, and members of PSU faculty showcase the new Sigma Sigma Sigma house on Oct. 1 set to be built in the next few years. The sorority and alumni have raised over 800,000 dollars for the new house. Alyssa Tyler Alyssa Tyler copy editor  The sorority, Sigma Sigma …

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Volleyball goes 2-1 in MIAA play over past week 

Megan Brownell photojournalist  This past week gorilla volleyball hosted both Emporia State University and Washburn University then traveled to Missouri Southern State University. They beat Emporia 3-0, lost to Washburn 2-3, and beat Missouri Southern 3-1.  They first played against ESU on Friday September 30th, and opened strong. They took …

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Pitt State Wind Ensemble performs opening concert of semester 

Curtis Meyer reporter  The Pittsburg State Wind Ensemble performed a concert on Thursday, Sept. 30 playing several different pieces of music in a free concert open to the public.  They performed seven different pieces, with music coming from as early as the 1940s to contemporary works from 2020.   The performance …

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Student Success hosts Majors Fair 

Alyssa Tyler copy editor  Programs ranging from the School of Construction to Family and Consumer Science Education were invited to promote their programs at the Majors Fair. The event was hosted by the Student Success Programs and was held in the Axe Library on Sept. 28.  “Today we are having …

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Large Crowds Gather at Pitt State’s First Global Fest 

Curtis Meyer, Reporter  Pittsburg State University invited students, faculty, and committee to the Global Fest on Sept. 30, in Lindberg Plaza. With over 20 booths each serving food from a different country, there was something for everyone to try.   “I think it’s a really good opportunity for students to get …

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Pittsburg wins against MSSU 38-9 

Curtis Meyer, Reporter  The Pittsburg Gorillas had a dominating game this weekend against the Missouri Southern Lions, only allowing 3 field goals and scoring 5 TDs.   “It’s great to know after the game that you didn’t let them into the endzone. I think our defense was just flying around, physical, …

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Is the death penalty financially worth it? 

Alyssa Tyler copy editor   The death penalty is arguably one of the most controversial topics in America. While its legality and practices vary from state to state, the idea of the state having the right to kill someone for their crimes turns some away. While some argue some crimes are …

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‘Butterbiker’ Sara Dykman talks at PSU 

Alyssa Tyler copy editor  Sara Dykman, wildlife biologist and author of “Bicycling with Butterflies,” came to talk at PSU about “butterbiking” over 10,000 miles with the monarch butterfly migration. Dykman came to talk again at Yates Hall for the second time since 2017. The event was open to everyone in …

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