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Wichita State's independent, student-run news source

The Sunflower

Members of Wichita States Engineers Without Borders spend time with locals while visiting the village of Mercedes de Agua Sucia in Manabi, Ecuador, during a visit last summer. Photo courtesy of Wichita States Engineers Without Borders.
Engineering project postponed following the closing of Ecuador's borders
Jennifer Anima, Reporter • June 13, 2024

A group of students part of Wichita State's Engineers Without Borders (EWB) took a trip last summer to Ecuador where they began plans to build a bridge...

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A screenshot of the Wichita State University website home page during the network connectivity issues on Wednesday, June 12. Screenshot courtesy of wichita.edu.
Wichita State website back up after online resources temporarily unavailable
Allison Campbell, Editor in Chief • June 12, 2024

After unspecified network issues Wednesday afternoon resulted in the Wichita State University website and campus Wi-Fi becoming inaccessible, all services...

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Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean Andrew Hippisley speaks to people at an event on July 12, 2023. (File photo)
LAS Dean Andrew Hippisley announces departure from WSU
Allison Campbell, Editor in Chief • June 12, 2024

After six "amazing years," Andrew Hippisley, the dean of the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, announced that he will be leaving Wichita...

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A newly painted fire hydrant outside of the Rhatigan Student Center reflects light from the afternoon sun. The hydrants were recently repainted to prevent rust.
Wichita State’s fire hydrants have a new look. Here’s why.
Ainsley Smyth, Reporter • June 7, 2024

The fire hydrants on Wichita State’s campus have recently gotten a makeover — they’ve all been painted. The hydrants’ bodies remain silver, but...

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Basketball adds Kansas native Zane Meeks through transfer portal
Jacob Unruh, Assistant Sports Editor • June 10, 2024
Lucy Ndungu, one of Wichita States top runners, pronounces her name to the audience during the JK Gold Classic meet at Clapp Park held in September. Ndungu finished in first place  with a time of 17:42.5 in the 5k.
Three Shockers earn All-America nominations during NCAA Outdoor Championships
Owen Prothro, Reporter • June 9, 2024
The Shockers celebrate on the sidelines following a Wichita State basket during the AAC tournament.
Women’s basketball adds two recruits, completes roster
Jacob Unruh, Assistant Sports Editor • June 8, 2024
The Wichita State womens rowing team puts their boat in the water during the Plains Regional Regatta on April 23 at Boats and Bikes on River Vista. The womens rowing team placed first in the 3b Womens Novice 8+ Heat 2.
Shocker Rowing makes waves; team improves times at ACRA National Championship Regatta
Loren Amelunke, Reporter • June 5, 2024
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