Wichita State's independent, student-run news source

The Sunflower

2016-2017 Staff

Chance Swaim

Editor in Chief

Chance Swaim is the Editor in Chief of The Sunflower. Swaim is a graduate student in the English...

Jose Intriago-Suarez


Jose Intriago-Suarez is a reporter for The Sunflower.

Sam Belsan


Sam Belsan is a reporter for The Sunflower.

Brennen Smith


Brennen Smith is a reporter for The Sunflower.

Nathan Davis


Nathan Davis was an inquisitive reporter and an exceptional friend. Nathan studied nursing at Wichita...

Madeline Deabler

Design Editor, Cartoonist, Reporter

Madeline Deabler is a Design Editor, Cartoonist and a Reporter for The Sunflower. Deabler is a junior...

Alex Bullock


Alex Bullock is reporter for The Sunflower. She is senior integrated-marketing major at Wichita State....

Aliyah Funschelle

Reporter, Social Media

Aliyah Funschelle is a reporter and social media manager for The Sunflower. Funschelle is a freshman...

Hannah Roberts


Hannah Roberts is a photographer for The Sunflower. Roberts is a senior majoring in entrepreneurship...

Matthew Kelly


Matthew Kelly is a freshman reporter for The Sunflower.  Kelly is a member of the Honors College currently studying Political...

Marissa Campbell


Marissa Campbell is a reporter for The Sunflower. Campbell writes a majority of the music reviews....

Brian Hayes


Brian is the photo editor at The Sunflower. Hayes is a junior majoring in mass communication with an...

Jenna Farhat

Managing Editor

Jenna Farhat is the Managing Editor for The Sunflower. Farhat is a freshman studying journalism. Farhat...

Grant Cohen

Sports Editor

Grant Cohen is the current Sports Editor of The Sunflower. Cohen is a sophomore majoring in communications...

Nicole Byrne


Nicole Byrne is a reporter for The Sunflower. Byrne is a MFA candidate in Creative Writing. Byrne has lived...

Nick Beach


Nick Beach is a sophomore, serving as a reporter for The Sunflower for his second year. Beach has served...

Matt Crow


Matt Crow is a senior at Wichita State majoring in communications with an emphasis is electronic media....

Fiona Kee


Fiona Kee is a reporter for The Sunflower and is currently in her junior year, studying communicati...

Kylie Cameron


Kylie Cameron is a freshman on staff and is currently serving as a sports reporter covering the cross...

TJ Rigg

Reporter/Copy Editor

TJ Rigg has worked for The Sunflower since August 2012, when he started as a general assignment reporter....

Selena Favela


Selena Favela is a photographer for The Sunflower. Favela is a sophomore majoring in graphic design....

Andrew Linnabary

Managing Editor

Andrew Linnabary was the Managing Editor of The Sunflower. He is a junior studying journalism and...

Evan Pflugradt


Evan Pflugradt is the current Editor-in-Chief of The Sunflower. Pflugradt is a senior communications major...

Tanner Shirk


Robert Hite


Robert Hite is a reporter for The Sunflower.