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Enjoying athletics brings Shocker pride

Sports Column

August 5, 2013

Filed under Survival Guide

It was hard at first to adjust to not having a football team on campus after coming from a school with football. Many students choose to enroll at a particular university for its athletic atmosphere and teams’ success.Athlet...

No stress, keep the sex, read the signs

Staff Reporter

August 5, 2013

Filed under Survival Guide

College life can easily overwhelm students. Students, new and old, may find themselves caught up in various extracurricular activities or buried in large heaps of academic papers.Often, health is put on the back burner and symp...

“Students Come First” at SGA

Staff Reporter

August 5, 2013

Filed under Survival Guide

A previous version of this article misspelled SGA Vice President Brianna Kitchings's name. The Sunflower regrets the error.“Students Come First” is at the core of the Student Government Association’s  attitude at Wichita State.As the...

Liberal Arts does more than you think

Staff Reporter

August 5, 2013

Filed under Survival Guide

A Wichita State student came to academic adviser Bob Rozzelle a few years ago.She didn’t know how to apply her varied interests to a career. Her interests were in biology and art, Rozzelle said.“She couldn’t see how to p...

Dealing with homesickness

Column

August 5, 2013

Filed under Survival Guide

When I first went off to college, I went down to Oklahoma City. It was one of the happiest moments of my life. I was finally free from the ever-watchful eyes of my parents and could do what I wanted, when I wanted.A few weeks pa...

Deciding on a major isn’t so bad

Column by Teresa Tran

August 5, 2013

Filed under Survival Guide

Warning: this article is meant only for students who are currently or soon-to-be undecided about their majors. Which is basically everyone.Not sure what area of study you want to devote the next four years to? Here’s a few descriptions of common ...

Letter from the president

August 5, 2013

Filed under Survival Guide

Dear Students,Welcome. I hope you had a great summer. We’re glad you’ve chosen to be part of the Shocker family.If you’re a new student, you’ll soon discover that Wichita State University is a great place to be. I started m...

Do’s and don’ts of freshman year

Column

August 5, 2013

Filed under Survival Guide

Speaking as someone who just survived his freshman year of college, I understand that it can be overwhelming, but trust me, Wichita State is a whole lot better than high school.Now that you’re in college, you’ll be tempted ...

SAC gives opportunities for student involvement

Staff Reporter

August 5, 2013

Filed under Survival Guide

The Welcomefest booths seek to make students feel at home on the Wichita State campus from Aug. 19 to Aug. 30.The event is coordinated by members of the Student Activities Council (SAC).Shannon Glover, president of SAC, believes in...

Students encourage studying abroad to make friends, experience new places

Staff Reporter Kassidee Lank

August 5, 2013

Filed under Survival Guide

Watching a soccer game from San Mamés stadium in Spain, hearing a concert at the Auckland Arts Festival in New Zealand, strolling the gardens of the Tokyo Imperial Palace or taking a weekend trip to Machu Picchu probably isn’t pa...