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Women march for empowerment

In January 2017, one day after Donald Trump took office, millions of women in cities throughout the United States took to streets and parks in protest of the inauguration of the president, and on Saturday, Jan. 19, people in Southeast Kansas gathered together for the 2019 Women’s March.  The protest’s message includes criticism of the Trump administration’s policies regarding women and minorities, his plan to build a wall on …

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Pittsburg library offering writing workshop for teens

Pittsburg Public Library is offering a fiction writing workshop for teenagers led by Pitt State assistant professor of creative writing Lori Martin.  The “Writer’s Block” workshop meets every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. from Jan. 22 to Feb. 26 at the library and is available for teens grade 6-12.  Each week will feature Martin, as well as …

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Women’s basketball sprints into the new year

The women’s basketball team won seven out of eight matches played over winter break.   Despite being on a road trip in Las Vegas, Nevada on Dec. 17, head coach Amanda Davied believes the team did not let that distract them from the game against Embry-Riddle. The team beat Embry-Riddle (72-59).  “To be on a …

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Overman era ends, legend remains

Pittsburg State University’s legendary former cheerleader Jack Overman died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. A lifelong Pittsburg resident, Overman spent his life supporting Pitt State until his last year, having celebrated his 100th birthday Aug. 23 at the building that bore his name, the Overman Student Center.  Born in Girard, Kansas, Overman attended …

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Music professor hosts Honduran conducting workshop

Professor of music and conductor of the Southeast Kansas (SEK) Symphony Raúl Munguia conducted a three-day orchestral workshop for his native nation of Honduras.  Munguia’s workshop, taking place Jan. 3 to Jan. 5, was the first of its kind, and for the people of Honduras, an altogether unique experience, as the country currently …

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Evergy donates $100,000 to Block22 development

Westar Energy’s recently formed parent company, Evergy, donated a large sum of money totaling $100,000 to Block22, Pittsburg State’s newest residential complex.  The company formed when Westar Energy and Kansas City Power and Light merged last summer, and they have a history of donating to community and academic causes around the …

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Legislators prepare for upcoming session

State legislators gathered for a legislative send-off last weekend to discuss position statements for the upcoming session. Pittsburg State University hosted the send-off at the Alumni & Constituents Relations Building in partner with the Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce.   The send-off featured invocation speakers District 2 Kansas House Representative Ken Collins, …

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Pittsburg City Council considering public electric utility

Pittsburg’s city officials have taken a comprehensive and deliberate approach to bring the community into the future and promote economic growth through the use of public utilities.  On Jan. 8, city commissioners moved closer to that goal as they approved recommendations to conduct an in-depth analysis into the option of public power.    Public …

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PHS theatre selected to perform at national festival

Twelve students from Pittsburg High School’s theatre program have qualified to perform at the International Thespian Festival (ITF) after receiving honors during the Kansas Thespian Festival held in Wichita Jan. 3 to Jan. 5.  Competing for the first time in the One-Act Play category, PHS Theatre took first place with their version …

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Safehouse hosts human trafficking and stalking awareness month events

Throughout January, the Pittsburg Safehouse is taking part in the National Human Trafficking and Stalking Awareness Month by hosting events to educate the community about the risks of human trafficking and stalking.   Safehouse’s events are free and open to the public. The events include information such as how to recognize …

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