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Azad suspended as Student Body Vice President

Azad suspended as Student Body Vice President

Matthew Kelly, Reporter
March 23
Filed under News, Showcase, Student Government Association

With less than a month left in his term as Student Body Vice President, Taben Azad has been suspended from his executive position by Vice President of Student Affairs Teri Hall. Hall, who was unavailable for comment on Thursday evening, has been at odds with Azad on multiple occasions since her arrival...

Landry Shamet blocked at the buzzer, Wichita State falls to Kentucky

Landry Shamet blocked at the buzzer, Wichita State falls to Kentucky

Evan Pflugradt, Editor-in-Chief
March 19
Filed under Bracket Busters, Men's Basketball, Postseason Game Recaps, Showcase, Sports

He felt every step. Each time his size 13 shoe hit the concrete as he walked off the court, his mind sank deeper. He had been there before. His journey to this stage was different, but the feelings were no less than the same. Landry Shamet sat without words as Miami's Angel Rodriguez ran away...

SGA passes vote of no confidence in President Bardo

SGA passes vote of no confidence in President Bardo

Jenna Farhat, Matthew Kelly, Andrew Linnabary, and Chance Swaim
March 16
Filed under Campus, Local, News, Politics, Showcase, Student Government Association

Wichita State Student Senate’s Wednesday meeting was interrupted by a group of four students calling for a vote of no confidence and the resignation of President John Bardo. The four individuals are part of a group known as We The Students, who staged a sit-in outside of Bardo’s office Tuesday...

Students stage sit-in protest at President Bardo’s office

Students stage sit-in protest at President Bardo’s office

Jenna Farhat and Chance Swaim
March 14
Filed under Campus, Local, News, Politics, Showcase

More than 50 student protesters staged a sit-in outside of Wichita State President John Bardo's office at Morrison Hall Tuesday, demanding change from the administration. The group, We The Students, intended to march from the Grace Memorial Chapel to Morrison Hall and up to Bardo's office to have...

Director of Campus Recreation Eric Maki resigns

Director of Campus Recreation Eric Maki resigns

Jenna Farhat and Chance Swaim
March 9
Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

The day after the student senate voted down a proposed YMCA on Innovation Campus, which many said would threaten the jobs of employees at the Heskett Center, the director of Campus Recreation, Eric Maki, left his position at Wichita State, according to university sources. Maki has worked at Wichita...

‘Would you mind engaging us?’

‘Would you mind engaging us?’

Andrew Linnabary, Managing Editor
March 2
Filed under Campus, Local, News, Showcase

“There’s pre-Letitia Davis and post-Letitia Davis.” From Compton to campus and plumber to liaison, Darryl Carrington has never known a stranger. He and his Hugo Wall team recently finished surveying the Fairmount neighborhood to find out residents’ concerns about their community.

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Regents report recommends president’s executive team disclose conflicts of interest

Regents report recommends president’s executive team disclose conflicts of interest

Chance Swaim, News Editor
February 25
Filed under News, Showcase

A routine audit of Wichita State’s management presented to the Kansas Board of Regents this month found that members of the president’s executive team did not provide conflict-of-interest disclosures to the auditors. At a Wichita State Innovation Alliance, or WSIA, board meeting Thursday, board...

Breaking the Silence

Breaking the Silence

Chance Swaim, News Editor
February 7
Filed under Campus, Local, News, Showcase

Sasha Doe* said she has a long history of being ignored by people who are supposed to protect her. The Sunflower granted Doe, a former Wichita State student, anonymity because she said people are after her and because she is a victim of sexual assault. It started when she was five, at a neighbor’s hou...

Student’s persistence brings TEDx to WSU

Student’s persistence brings TEDx to WSU

Andrew Linnabary, Managing Editor
January 30
Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Puvindren Supramaniam, an entrepreneurship student from Malaysia, applied five times for a license to bring TED – a nonprofit that shares ideas in the form of short talks – to campus. “I have a passion for helping people and creating solutions,” Supramaniam said. “I read a lot of ideas....

Pet monkey found dead

Pet monkey found dead

Andrew Linnabary, Managing Editor
January 25
Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

It was like losing a loved one, Muhamad Mansour said, hearing of the death of his pet monkey, Beba. After escaping from her owner Tuesday, Beba the marmoset — wearing a pink diaper — was found unresponsive Wednesday morning outside Eck Stadium and was taken inside to warm up. After being transported to a local ...

Quick and Dirty Guide to Innovation Campus

Quick and Dirty Guide to Innovation Campus

Chance Swaim, News Editor
January 19
Filed under Campus, Local, News, Showcase

Innovation Campus is a 20-year, 120-acre campus expansion project that will transform the 120 acres on the east side of campus from a golf course to a mixed-use area consisting of industry-university partnership buildings, laboratories and mixed-use areas — a place for everyone to “eat, sleep, play,...

Family first, basketball second

Family first, basketball second

Evan Pflugradt, Editor in Chief
November 15
Filed under Basketball Guide, Men's Basketball, Showcase, Special Editions, Sports

Family is first in Landry Shamet’s life. And it’s no surprise he’s a family-oriented kind of guy. To be fair, it’s hard not to be when you’re surrounded by family your entire life. Melanie Shamet raised Landry as a single mother. With no father and no supporting income, Melanie needed...