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Linnabary: Cringe-worthy K-von performs on campus

Linnabary: Cringe-worthy K-von performs on campus

Andrew Linnabary, Managing Editor
November 7
Filed under Arts & Culture, Columns, Lifestyle, Opinion

Comedian K-von opened his set Friday with a YouTube video of himself. Talk about a bad first impression – especially when he had to restart the video 30 seconds later. “Can you guys start it right from the beginning, right there?” K-von said, pointing at the screen. The clip was of K-von...

Campbell: A7X releases surprise album

Campbell: A7X releases surprise album

Marissa Campbell, Opinion Editor
November 7
Filed under Columns, Lifestyle, Music, Opinion

“The Stage” by Avenged Sevenfold Released: Oct. 28 Genre: Heavy-metal Grade: B Since 1999, Avenged Sevenfold has hit the heavy-metal scene strong and hard. In 2007, the band’s self-titled album truly made it popular with the songs “Afterlife” and “A Little Piece of Heaven.” Since ...

Beach: Hacksaw Ridge, best war film in years

Beach: Hacksaw Ridge, best war film in years

Nick Beach, Reporter
November 7
Filed under Columns, Lifestyle, Movies, Opinion

“Hacksaw Ridge” is an unrelenting machine of a film. It is a ride from start to finish with few flaws. Mel Gibson is back behind the camera directing his first film after 10 years and the results show. Gibson is best known for directing “Braveheart,” a film that won best picture and best director...

Letter to the Editor – Wade Robinson

Letter to the Editor – Wade Robinson

Wade Robinson
November 7
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Just as water only boils after simmering for a period of time and an earthquake only happens after tension builds over a period of time, the frustrations expressed by Student Body President Joseph Shepard and some members of the Student Government Association are the result of issues that have simmered...

Boulevard’s rad new radler

Boulevard’s rad new radler

Brian Hayes, Reporter
November 7
Filed under Columns, Dining, Lifestyle, Opinion

It’s not quite a beer, but it’s damn good. Boulevard’s Cranberry Orange Radler is something new and delicious to drink this fall. History The word “radler” is translated from German to “cyclist.” Early in the 20th century, there was a bicycle trail just outside of Munich, in sou...

Rigg: The 2016 election is more than just the presidential race

Rigg: The 2016 election is more than just the presidential race

TJ Rigg, Reporter
November 3
Filed under Columns, Opinion, Voter's Guide

Every four years, the American people elect a new president or reelect an incumbent. Media attention tends to focus on that race, when in reality, it should focus on the hundreds of other races that take place during an election. Take this year’s election for example: 88 percent of Congress is...

Beach: Faces old, new set to stand out in Valley

Beach: Faces old, new set to stand out in Valley

Nick Beach, Reporter
November 3
Filed under Columns, Men's Basketball, Opinion, Sports

Basketball season is right around the corner and Wichita State is the favorite in the Missouri Valley Conference. However, conference stars of years past like Ron Baker, Fred VanVleet and Egidijus Mockevicius are off to professional basketball careers, and some new faces could well be the stars this...

Linnabary: 2 Chainz – king of consistency

Linnabary: 2 Chainz – king of consistency

Andrew Linnabary, Managing Editor
November 3
Filed under Columns, Lifestyle, Music, Opinion

In a rap world that continually grows weirder and off-the-wall, 2 Chainz knows his niche. 2 Chainz, formerly Titi Boi, is the equivalent of Wichita State men’s basketball’s Shaquille Morris: hard-working, consistent, charismatic and funny. He may not be the flashiest or most groundbreaking in...

Ouija sequel capitalizes on Halloween hype

Ouija sequel capitalizes on Halloween hype

Nick Beach, Reporter
November 3
Filed under Columns, Lifestyle, Movies, Opinion

“Ouija: Origin of Evil” is a worthwhile horror watch this Halloween season. The sequel far outperformed the first movie in the series and was a legitimately fun watch. “Origin of Evil” is by no means perfect but it did a lot of positive things. I saw the first Ouija movie a couple years...

Innovation emphasizes the political risks, puts student second

Innovation emphasizes the political risks, puts student second

Editorial staff
November 3
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Last week, members of the Student Government Association submitted letters to Kansas Board of Regents President Blake Flanders calling for help from a “culture of fear” with the administration. On Oct. 14, Student Body President Joseph Shepard expressed his relationship with the administration...

Linnabary: ‘Innovation’ or imitation?

Linnabary: ‘Innovation’ or imitation?

Andrew Linnabary, Managing Editor
October 27
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Last week, more than halfway through the semester, the university announced that the new, hangtag-less electronic parking passes had gone into effect and enforcement would begin. Up to that point, students were allowed the luxury of being able to park wherever they pleased; no tickets were issued. It’s...

Kelly: Trump’s ‘rigged’ rhetoric is dangerous

Kelly: Trump’s ‘rigged’ rhetoric is dangerous

Matthew Kelly, Reporter
October 27
Filed under Columns, Opinion

With two weeks until Election Day, there is no guarantee that the grueling 2016 presidential election cycle will finish making headlines on November 8.  Republican nominee Donald Trump, who has fallen steadily in the polls during the last month, continues to publically raise concerns that the election...