The Sunflower

Estes keeps 4th District red, Thompson announces 2018 candidacy

Estes keeps 4th District red, Thompson announces 2018 candidacy

TJ Rigg, Reporter
April 13, 2017
Filed under News, Politics

Congressman-elect Ron Estes garnered a victory by seven percentage points over Democratic challenger James Thompson in Tuesday night’s Special Election for Kansas’ 4th Congressional District. Estes will represent Kansas in the U.S. House of Representatives before being up for reelection in the 201...

Documentary directed by WSU grad to screen on campus

Documentary directed by WSU grad to screen on campus

TJ Rigg, Reporter
April 13, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

A documentary written and directed by a Wichita State graduate will be screened as part of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s “Gaypril” events. “Out Here in Kansas,” written and directed by Adam Knapp, explores the relationship between gay people and the church. The film will be screened...

Hall: WSU to install floor basins, may be used as foot-washing stations

Hall: WSU to install floor basins, may be used as foot-washing stations

Matthew Kelly, Reporter
April 13, 2017
Filed under Campus, News, Showcase, Student Government Association

Vice President for Student Affairs Teri Hall and Student Body Vice President Taben Azad engaged in a heated dialogue at Wednesday’s SGA meeting regarding the university’s decision to move forward with installing floor basins – which Muslim students could use as foot-washing stations – across...

Gov. Brownback signs bill to join WSU, WATC

Gov. Brownback signs bill to join WSU, WATC

Evan Pflugradt, Editor in Chief
April 13, 2017
Filed under Local, News, Showcase

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback visited Wichita State Wednesday afternoon to sign a bill into law that will approve the affiliation between Wichita State and Wichita Area Technical School. The affiliation will transform WATC to the Wichita State Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology. Additionally, it...

Want to run the stairs at Cessna Stadium? That’ll cost $100.

Want to run the stairs at Cessna Stadium? That’ll cost $100.

Jenna Farhat, Reporter
April 13, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Cessna Stadium is no longer open to free public use. The stadium was previously open to members of the public, and anyone from WSU students to Wichita community members to high school athletes trained and practiced on the track and stadium steps. “People were abusing it,” Tyra Berger of Wichita...

Emotions still high in SGA as Supreme Court overturns decision, recognizing YAL

Emotions still high in SGA as Supreme Court overturns decision, recognizing YAL

Matthew Kelly, Reporter
April 13, 2017
Filed under News, Student Government Association

The Wichita State Student Supreme Court overturned a controversial student government decision on Wednesday not to recognize a WSU chapter of the Young Americans for Liberty — or YAL — student group. Vice President for Student Affairs Teri Hall filed the complaint with the Supreme Court. “By...

Shepard: ‘Out with the old, in with the new, and screw you on your way out’

Shepard: ‘Out with the old, in with the new, and screw you on your way out’

Andrew Linnabary, Managing Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under News, Student Government Association

Student Body President Joseph Shepard’s final meeting with President John Bardo — planned for Monday — was cancelled 10 minutes before its scheduled start time. “Dr. Bardo has had something come up off campus and will be unable to make it to your 2:30 meeting, so I will need to cancel this...

Ron Estes wins 4th District Special Election, keeps district red

Ron Estes wins 4th District Special Election, keeps district red

TJ Rigg, Reporter
April 11, 2017
Filed under News, Politics

Kansans living in the 4th District are sending another Republican to the U.S. House of Representatives — Ron Estes was elected the district’s new congressman Tuesday night. Estes will head to Washington, D.C., to replace former congressman Mike Pompeo, who resigned the position in January to lead th...

‘The greatest disease is the lack of love’

‘The greatest disease is the lack of love’

Andrew Linnabary, Managing Editor
April 10, 2017
Filed under Features, Local

Kaesha Malcolm hadn’t seen a doctor for her hypothyroidism in over half a year. It’s not that she didn’t need a doctor’s visit. She’s in and out of the emergency room more often than she’d like. Malcolm, 19, doesn’t have health insurance. She lost it when she turned 18. Saturday morning her m...

‘He was my Martin Luther King’: Linwood Sexton remembered

‘He was my Martin Luther King’: Linwood Sexton remembered

Sam Belsan, Reporter
April 8, 2017
Filed under Campus, News, Sports

More than 300 people gathered at Charles Koch Arena early Saturday morning to remember the life and impact of Linwood Sexton. Sexton, 90, died March 29. Sexton played football at Wichita East High School before playing for Wichita State from 1944-1947. In his time at WSU, Sexton gained 1,995 career...

SGA’s decision not to recognize Young Americans for Liberty group creates national backlash

SGA’s decision not to recognize Young Americans for Liberty group creates national backlash

Matthew Kelly, Reporter
April 8, 2017
Filed under Campus, Student Government Association, Uncategorized

After a Wichita State student government decision not to recognize a free-speech group on campus, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education — or FIRE — sent President John Bardo a letter Friday, urging him to "swiftly reverse the SGA's unconstitutional decision." The student senate vo...

Wichita State ticket prices expected to increase with AAC move

Wichita State ticket prices expected to increase with AAC move

Evan Pflugradt, Editor-in-Chief
April 7, 2017
Filed under Campus, Men's Basketball, News, Sports

Improved competition is often times a higher price to pay. Wichita State accepted a move to leave the Missouri Valley Conference for the American Athletic Conference early Friday morning. Wichita State will effectively join July 1, 2017. On the basketball court, they'll see Southern Methodist,...