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‘Postmodern Jukebox’ jazzes up modern music

The Bicknell Center hosted “hot jazz” and other musical styles in a genre-bending performance by YouTube sensation “Postmodern Jukebox.”  The concert took place at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts. Postmodern Jukebox, originally formed by pianist Scott Bradlee, is known for recording songs …

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County commissioners move ahead with plans for bike trails

Crawford County officials are moving forward with an initiative to include several walking and biking trails in Crawford County.   County commissioners from Allen, Bourbon, and Crawford counties met together Feb. 12, 2019, in Fort Scott, Kansas, to unveil the “ABC Trails Active Transportation Plan.” The ABC Trails Plan is a cooperative project between Allen, Bourbon, and Crawford counties, aimed …

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Volunteers take the plunge for Special Olympics

With a total of fourteen teams and ninety-six plungers, the annual polar plunge raised money for the Special Olympics.   The event was held Saturday Feb. 9th. Registration started at 9 a.m. and the Polar Strut, the annual 5k, began at 10 a.m. At 11:30 a.m. they recognized the winners of different contests during …

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Nursing student balances life and school

The average nursing student is not a mother of three, but Stormy Carter proves that school and life can be balanced.   “You can do it,” Carter said. “Everyone thinks they can’t, that they don’t have enough time, but you will be surprised how much you can manage in a day if you …

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PSU students interview for teaching positions

PSU College of Education students gathered in the Weede Physical Education Building’s John Lance Arena for Teacher Interview Day in search of potential teaching positions.  On Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m, students were interviewed by school administrators from Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma looking to fill vacancies. With student teaching duties preventing attendance to …

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PSU interior design students propose “family fun center” design

A historic Pittsburg building is expecting a family oriented revamp thanks in part to a group of interior design students at PSU.  Denise Bertoncino’s Interior Design program has worked closely with Larry Fields to propose the design of a “family fun center” in Pittsburg. The family fun center will be a second life for the historic …

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Students and community ‘Explore’ outer space

Pitt State’s Kelce Planetarium, housed in Yates Hall, was gateway to outer space through film “Explore” for its bi-weekly showing.  This week’s show held Tuesday, Feb. 12, featured various items of outer space from constellations to the Voyager trips. Easton Morrill, Kelce Planetarium head presenter, is also a double major in …

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SVP prepares for Valentine’s with ‘Be Mine Bash’

Students for Violence Prevention (SVP) celebrated Valentine’s Day by starting a discussion about healthy and unhealthy relationships.   Tuesday Feb. 12, from 7-9 p.m. SVP hosted its “Be Mine Bash” in the Overman Student Center.   “There’s just so many behaviors that we’ve normalized that really are not okay…” said Talia Ayala-Feliciangeli, senior in psychology. “There’s …

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City meets country

Do you ever want to join your friends for a night out at the local country club, but country just isn’t your style? Everyone knows you basically have to wear boots to a country club, so what can you do about it—you don’t want to stick out too much! Don’t worry, there is a way …

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