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Voting made quick and easy

Voting made quick and easy

Nicole Byrne, Reporter
April 2, 2017
Filed under Campus, News, Student Government Association

Voting for the Student Government Association of Wichita State opens Monday at 8 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Students will receive an email at their @shockers.wichita.edu address with a direct link to the polling website. Instructions on how to cast votes will be included in the email. Results...

Azad reinstated as student body vice president, suspension lifted

Azad reinstated as student body vice president, suspension lifted

Chance Swaim and Jenna Farhat
March 30, 2017
Filed under Campus, News, Showcase, Student Government Association

Taben Azad's interim suspension as student body vice president has been lifted. His suspension from his role as chief election commissioner is still in place “due to the immediacy of the election,” Azad said. Azad said his suspension from the election commission would not be lifted because it...

WATC affiliation document presented to faculty senate

WATC affiliation document presented to faculty senate

Chance Swaim and Jenna Farhat
March 30, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Faculty senate wasn’t quite sure what they were being asked. If they were being asked for input, they said, the time for that had passed. “It seems awfully late to have it,” Jay Price, a senator from the history department, said. “This procedure should have happened last year.” Monday,...

Hall denies janitor’s closet claims, addresses relationship with SGA

Hall denies janitor’s closet claims, addresses relationship with SGA

Jenna Farhat, Reporter
March 30, 2017
Filed under Campus, News, Student Government Association

Representatives from activist group We the Students spoke at faculty senate on Monday to present their concerns to and answer questions from faculty members. Among the concerns were comments allegedly made by Vice President of Student Affairs Teri Hall recommending that Muslim students use a water bucket...

Shepard: ‘I want to give the administration an opportunity to respond to these demands’

Shepard: ‘I want to give the administration an opportunity to respond to these demands’

Matthew Kelly, Reporter
March 30, 2017
Filed under News, Student Government Association

Student Body President Joseph Shepard explained his reasoning at Wednesday’s SGA meeting for not yet signing the vote of no confidence passed by the Student Senate before spring break. “Although the vote of no confidence did pass, I have decided personally not to sign it at this time,” Shepard...

Election Commission settles on debate moderator

Election Commission settles on debate moderator

Evan Pflugradt, Editor-in-Chief
March 29, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

Marché Fleming-Randle will be the moderator for Wichita State’s Student Government debate, the Election Commission confirmed on Wednesday. Fleming-Randle serves as the a senior assistant dean for the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the assistant to the president for diversity. The...

Wichita State football great Linwood Sexton dies at age 90

Wichita State football great Linwood Sexton dies at age 90

Grant Cohen, Sports Editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Local, News, Sports

Wichita State football great Linwood Sexton has died at the age of 90, the university's athletic department announced Wednesday night.  One of the first African-American athletes to compete in the Missouri Valley Conference, Sexton won All-MVC honors from 1945-1947 and led the team in rushing and passin...

Stage is set for TEDx Talks at CAC Theater

Stage is set for TEDx Talks at CAC Theater

Brennen Smith, Reporter
March 29, 2017
Filed under Campus, News

For the most part, everything is ready for the TEDx event scheduled to start on April 27th in the CAC Theater. Nine speakers have been selected to speak about “Curiosity, Creativity and Connection.” They have submitted their speeches and now have to commit them to memory before the event begins...

Texts reveal SGA presidential candidate’s involvement in ‘what in tarnation’ meme

Texts reveal SGA presidential candidate’s involvement in ‘what in tarnation’ meme

Andrew Linnabary, Managing Editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Campus, News, Student Government Association

Anonymous screenshots sent to The Sunflower show SGA presidential candidate Tracia Bañuelos receiving an image of a “what in tarnation” meme — mocking Veteran Sen. Dan Corrieri — from an anonymous source. In her response Bañuelos said, “Lmao dtf made that.” Bañuelos is the head of the Diversity Task ...

Hernandez focused on pro career, future at Wichita State

Hernandez focused on pro career, future at Wichita State

Grant Cohen, Sports Editor
March 27, 2017
Filed under Local, News, Sports

When Nico Hernandez returned home to Wichita from Rio de Janeiro with his Olympic bronze medal, the American boxer was showered with gifts at his welcome home celebration at North High School. Of all the gifts, one meant more to Nico and his family than the Olympic bronze medal or the key to the city...

Complete list of candidates announced for SGA election

Complete list of candidates announced for SGA election

Nicole Byrne, Reporter
March 27, 2017
Filed under Campus, News, Politics, Student Government Association

Campaign season for the 2017 Wichita State Student Government Association election is officially open. Two tickets have been announced: Impact and United We Stand. A complete list of the candidates running for each ticket is below.   Impact President: Tracia Banuelos Vice President: Patrick Oshakuade   At-Large Senato...