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Corporate politics are like Kansas weather

Nike has sparked much controversy and media attention with a recent ad campaign reading, “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything,” superimposed over the face of Colin Kaepernick.  The former 49ers quarterback turned free agent became notorious in 2016 for refusing to stand for the national anthem. The …

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Mysterious Pittsburg castle releases ghosts

The Paranormal Science Lab in Carthage hosted two tours for the Graham’s Mystery Castle in Pittsburg Saturday, Sept. 1, at 7 and 10 p.m. Approximately 600 people from Pittsburg and the surrounding areas attended the castle tour and heard real life stories from owners Eric and Carry DeGruson. The castle …

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Downtown hosts Pittsburg Art Walk

Downtown Pittsburg was temporary home to artisans and performers alike at the Pittsburg Art Walk, Friday, Aug. 24.  “It brings more knowledge of what we have to offer in this community,” said Crista Cunningham, Art Walk event organizer. Cunningham was in charge of designing promotional materials for the Art Walk, …

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Downtown throwback

Pittsburg State University is located at 1701 South Broadway, but it was not always known as Pittsburg State and it was not always located on Broadway. In the very early 1900s there was a building at the corner of Fifth and Pine that was known as the Central School building. …

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Block22 apartment complex open for residence 

The long-awaited Block22 development opened its doors to students for move-in Saturday, August 18.  Block22 originates from a varying range of sources, including the city of Pittsburg, Pittsburg State University, and the Vecino Group—a private developer out of Springfield. The company’s chief operating officer Mat Burton is a Pitt State …

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Destination renovation: Block22 nears completion

Four historic yet formerly vacant Pittsburg buildings are bustling with life once again. A project made possible through the partnership of Pittsburg State University, the City of Pittsburg, and the Vecino Group, Block22 is nearing completion, and students have already moved in.    “This weekend the first residents of Block22 moved …

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KIDS SEE GHOSTS- “KIDS SEE GHOSTS” 

T.K. White In August of 2017, rumors started floating around that Kanye West and Kid Cudi were secretly working on a project together. No one was quite sure what to expect as everything surrounding the release had been rather tight-lipped. As I heard these murmurings, I did not get my …

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Food Fight: Chicken Royale

Munchy Mary – Food Fighter  Like so many famous battles in history, people often stand on one side or the other – left or right, blue and black or white and gold, Yanny or Laurel, etc. One of the biggest debates that divides those in the Pittsburg community, however, is …

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Celebrating faith, family miles from home

Carol Anne Smock editor in chief   People who practice the Islam faith around the world celebrated the end of Ramadan, a 30-day period of fasting, last week with the Eid al-Fitr holiday, a time to celebrate faith and family. Despite being thousands of miles from their home country of China, …

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