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Tracia traces her daily steps

Alex Bullock

September 22, 2016

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Everyday, college students all over America are being told to get involved.To some, it may go in one ear and out the other and for others it may resonate. But for Tracia Banuelos, getting involved is not a question; it is one o...

Teaching by tossing pumpkins

Robert Hite

September 22, 2016

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Dropping pumpkins from the top of Cessna Stadium at a Wichita State does not appear to be linked to academics — at least at first.It is the type of activity that junior Reed Bowles likes because it gives him the opportunity to te...

Vocal performance student surrounds herself with music

Nathan Davis

September 22, 2016

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Stephanie Sheldon sits in the RSC, poring over a sundry of sheet music. The notes before her are details on how to play cello, one of the two musical interests that she has decided to pursue a college education in at Wichita St...

A ride by an officer’s side

Nathan Davis and Cindy Overeem

September 22, 2016

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Wichita State Police Officer Michael Colvin sits in his vehicle surveying the almost full parking lot before him. He watches vehicles and people to spot criminal activity and suspicious behavior.Colvin is on what is called a "d...

Online student on a road to rave

Evan Pflugradt

September 22, 2016

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Login, log off and rave.Alisha Ostgren starts her day online. Ostgren, a junior at Wichita State, hits the books while rarely ever stepping foot in a classroom.Ostgren is on track to obtain a bachelor’s degree in business. Cu...

McCarthy transitions from active duty to full time student

Aliyah Funschelle

September 22, 2016

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Francesca McCarthy, a nine year U.S. Air Force veteran, is making the transition from military life to college life at Wichita State. She did earn credit hours to get her military degree; the degree she is pursuing now is di...

Life is a balancing act

Robert Hite

September 22, 2016

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Wichita State vocalist Jessie Wells spends her days doing more than just singing. “I joined choir in the eighth grade because a friend was in it,” she said. “I started enjoying my time with singing and doing solos. I ...

Graduate student devotes most of her time to photography

Nathan Davis

September 22, 2016

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As graduate student Kelsey Gossett sits quietly in her office, she begins her day by sifting through various photographs.The portfolio she’s examining is for an upcoming conference in Chicago. Surrounding her are dozens of photos...

Podcasts and politics

Andrew Linnabary

September 22, 2016

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Any time she’s walking around campus, chances are Katie Deutsch has her headphones in. But she’s not listening to music — she’s listening to podcasts. “Pretty much if I’m like walking anywhere, I’m listeni...