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Pflugradt: Wichita State’s winning recipe left buried in the snow

Pflugradt: Wichita State’s winning recipe left buried in the snow

Evan Pflugradt, Editor-in-Chief
December 17, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion, Sports

The last time Wichita State came to Intrust Bank Arena, nothing could hide the smile of a resurgent Fred VanVleet who walked his way downtown gleaming swagger. He and Gregg Marshall smiled as though the arena in downtown Wichita was their own hidden gem — which almost none could discredit considerin...

Beach: ‘Moana’ fun animated film for all ages

Beach: ‘Moana’ fun animated film for all ages

Nick Beach, Reporter
December 12, 2016
Filed under Columns, Lifestyle, Movies, Opinion

isney has released yet another box office winner — “Moana” is one of the year’s most genuinely fun films, for any age group. “Moana” highlights the adventures of the title girl and her family on an island and their ventures across the high seas. She is the daughter of the chief of her tribe, ...

Beach: Lineup changes benefit veterans as much as newcomers

Beach: Lineup changes benefit veterans as much as newcomers

Nick Beach, Reporter
December 6, 2016
Filed under Columns, Men's Basketball, Opinion, Sports

Four missed free throws landed junior Zach Brown a seat on the bench in Wichita State’s matchup with then-ranked No. 24 Michigan State after only a few minutes. Brown’s four off-the-mark foul line shots essentially put the game in Tom Izzo’s hands right when the Shockers had a chance to tighte...

Pflugradt: Daishon Smith is Wichita State’s only true point

Pflugradt: Daishon Smith is Wichita State’s only true point

Evan Pflugradt, Editor-in-Chief
December 3, 2016
Filed under Columns, Men's Basketball, Opinion, Sports

Even as insider to Gregg Marshall’s program, Wichita State junior Zach Brown falls in line with the rest of the Shocker faithful wondering who will take charge for the Shockers are in a tight spot. “Let’s see what happens when we get to the point when we have to make the plays in crunch time...

Beach: ‘Billy Lynn’ risky but rewarding

Beach: ‘Billy Lynn’ risky but rewarding

Nick Beach, Reporter
December 1, 2016
Filed under Columns, Lifestyle, Movies, Opinion

  “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” is an indie film worth a watch. Ang Lee, best known for “The Life of Pi”, directs this indie film and his risky moves pay off. “Billy Lynn” was initially expected to be a serious Oscar contender upon festival buzz, but was held back by a lim...

Linnabary: ‘Starboy’ paints The Weeknd as just another ball of gas

Linnabary: ‘Starboy’ paints The Weeknd as just another ball of gas

Andrew Linnabary, Managing Editor
November 30, 2016
Filed under Columns, Lifestyle, Music, Opinion

Back when his debut “House of Balloons” released, The Weeknd was an enigma. Little was known about Abel Tesfaye or his team of producers. Shrouded in mystery, his songs about endless lines of cocaine, casual sex and his apathy to such a hedonistic lifestyle were fascinatingly leftfield. Fa...

Linnabary: Thank Tribe for their service – they’ve got it this year

Linnabary: Thank Tribe for their service – they’ve got it this year

Andrew Linnabary, Managing Editor
November 28, 2016
Filed under Columns, Lifestyle, Music, Opinion

Most rappers can’t stay in touch for five years. Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jarobi White – collectively known as A Tribe Called Quest – have reemerged after nearly two decades sounding more fresh and in touch than they did on 1998’s “The Love Movement,” their last LP. “We...

Metallica releases first album in nearly a decade; new Sixx:A.M. drags

Metallica releases first album in nearly a decade; new Sixx:A.M. drags

Marissa Campbell, Opinion Editor
November 21, 2016
Filed under Columns, Lifestyle, Music, Opinion

“Hardwired…to Self-Destruct” by Metallica Released: Nov. 18 Genre: Metal Rating: A Metallica has finally released their latest music since their last album, “Death Magnetic,” in 2008. Metallica had to live up to the expectations the group has set over the last few decades. This ...

Beach: ‘Nocturnal Animals’ a creepy, suspenseful tale

Beach: ‘Nocturnal Animals’ a creepy, suspenseful tale

Nick Beach, Reporter
November 21, 2016
Filed under Columns, Lifestyle, Movies, Opinion

“Nocturnal Animals” may go down as one of the best films of the year. It is definitely deserves its praise. The film is directed by Tom Ford — yes, the fashion designer — and is his second film. It’s clear Ford is a perfectionist. I mention this because I was once in an expensive retail...

Kelly: Media niches — the real problem with political coverage

Kelly: Media niches — the real problem with political coverage

Matthew Kelly, Reporter
November 17, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

For the entirety of his presidential campaign, Donald Trump accused the media of corruption, conspiracy, and a liberal agenda.  They said Hillary Clinton would win.  He said the polls were wrong.  On November 8th, he was vindicated. Donald J. Trump will be the next President of the United States. For...

Letter to the Editor — Christine Schneikart-Luebbe

Letter to the Editor — Christine Schneikart-Luebbe

Christine Schneikart-Luebbe
November 17, 2016
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

The past 18 months leading to the election I have watched and listened to my students, colleagues and friends share their feelings about the candidates and the process — some of it in person but much of it via social media, most of which was not civil.  Sadly I have seen families and friendships significantly...

Xocoveza is loco in the cabeza

Xocoveza is loco in the cabeza

Brian Hayes, Photographer
November 17, 2016
Filed under Columns, Dining, Lifestyle, Opinion

There are few things that I like more than french toast – beer being one of them. Thankfully, I’ve found a beer that combines my love for french toast and my unwavering affinity for beer. I give you the Xocoveza (“SHO-CO-VAY-ZA”) by Stone Brewing. Xocoveza is a winter spiced mocha stout....