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Boatright: ‘We expressed a desire to go now and avoid the lame duck round around the Missouri Valley’

Boatright: ‘We expressed a desire to go now and avoid the lame duck round around the Missouri Valley’

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

Wichita State couldn't bear the agony of another season in the Missouri Valley Conference. Wichita State men's basketball head coach Gregg Marshall didn't want to have to entertain a home-and-away with Drake. Wichita State President John Bardo felt like the academic relationship with his growing...

American Athletic Conference unanimously approves Wichita State to join league

American Athletic Conference unanimously approves Wichita State to join league

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

Wichita State will leave the Missouri Valley Conference, its home since 1945, to join the American Athletic Conference. "We are pleased and proud to welcome Wichita State to The American," AAC conference commissioner Mike Aresco said. "This is a university with a strong athletic and academic heritage...

Thompson, Rockhold rep discuss issues in WSU forum, Estes absent

Thompson, Rockhold rep discuss issues in WSU forum, Estes absent

TJ Rigg, Reporter
April 6, 2017
Filed under News, Politics

One 4th District candidate and a representative for another candidate attended a forum held at Wichita State Thursday. Democrat James Thompson and Jordan Husted, campaign manager for Libertarian Chris Rockhold, participated in the forum. Republican Ron Estes did not attend. Student Government Associatio...

Results of the 2017 SGA election

Results of the 2017 SGA election

Evan Pflugradt, Editor-in-Chief
April 6, 2017
Filed under Campus, News, Student Government Association

More than 19 percent (2,601) of Wichita State’s student body voted in the election — an increase of the 12.6 percent of the student body who voted in the previous election cycle — the Election Commission confirmed Wednesday evening. Wichita State’s student body voted and decided Paig...

‘She hasn’t really been a yes man’

‘She hasn’t really been a yes man’

Andrew Linnabary, Managing Editor
April 6, 2017
Filed under Campus, Features, Showcase, Student Government Association

Paige Hungate knew she wanted to be president in the 5th grade. “I’d tell everybody, ‘Vote for me in 2044,’” she said. Now she’s Wichita State's student body president. After three days of voting, the results of the 2017 Student Government Association election were announced at 5:3...

SGA votes against recognizing controversial Young Americans for Liberty group

SGA votes against recognizing controversial Young Americans for Liberty group

Matthew Kelly, Reporter
April 6, 2017
Filed under Politics, Student Government Association

The student senate voted against a resolution Wednesday night that would recognize a WSU chapter of Young Americans for Liberty — a libertarian free-speech group that some believe promotes hate speech. The senate engaged in a passionate debate over the limits of free speech and the role of SGA in...

Two killed, two hurt in Oklahoma crash

Chance Swaim, News Editor
April 5, 2017
Filed under Campus, Local, News

One Wichita State student and one former student died in a collision with a semi-truck Wednesday morning in Oklahoma. The crash happened around 1:45 a.m. on the Cimarron Turnpike near Red Rock, Oklahoma, according to a report from the Oklahoma High Patrol. Sisters Laura, 20, and Leah Ratley, 24,...

Hungate elected Wichita State Student Body President

Hungate elected Wichita State Student Body President

Evan Pflugradt, Editor-in-Chief
April 5, 2017
Filed under Campus, News, Student Government Association

Wichita State's student body voted and decided Paige Hungate as Student Body President for the 60th Session of the Student Government Association of Wichita State. More than 19 percent (2,601) of Wichita State's student body voted in the election. Hungate received more than 57 percent of the vot...

SGA hosting forum for 4th District candidates

SGA hosting forum for 4th District candidates

TJ Rigg, Reporter
April 5, 2017
Filed under Campus, News, Politics, Student Government Association

Student Government Association is hosting a question and answer forum Thursday for the candidates in the 4th District Special Election. The forum takes place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Campus Activities Center Theatre. Republican Ron Estes, Democrat James Thompson and Libertarian Chris Rock...

Amazon Lockers come to Wichita State

Amazon Lockers come to Wichita State

Sam Belsan, Reporter
April 5, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Students will soon have the option to have packages from Amazon shipped directly to Amazon Lockers on Wichita State’s campus. The bright yellow lockers were installed near the shuttle stop southeast of the Heskett Center. There are 115 lockers of varying sizes available as a secure dropsite for rece...

Ticket profile: United We Stand

Ticket profile: United We Stand

Andrew Linnabary, Managing Editor
April 5, 2017
Filed under News, Student Government Association

President: Paige Hungate “The community here is the greatest part, and I wanted to spend my collegiate career working to enhance Wichita however I could.” Vice President: Breck Towner Seeking a bachelor of business administration in accounting and economics. Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Student Ambass...

Impact

Impact

Nicole Byrne, Reporter
April 5, 2017
Filed under News, Student Government Association

President: Tracia Banuelos  Double majoring in psychology and women’s studies, minoring in human resources, earning certificates in diversity studies and community psychology. Has served in SGA since spring of the 58th Session. Current chair of the diversity council. “I was born and raised in W...