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Sophie Hillman, who plays Cassie, performs her solo routine during the presentation of A Chorus Line on Nov. 3. Hillman is in her last semester at Wichita State, having gathered several credits throughout her college career.

PHOTOS: ‘A Chorus Line’

Kristy Mace, Photo Editor November 6, 2023


REVIEW: Feeling sassy? Have a soda at Just a Sip

Avery Gathright, Reporter November 2, 2023

The dirty soda trend has been taking over TikTok, and now Wichitans can try it for themselves at Just a Sip. Located in west Wichita at 8520 W. 13th St. N., Just a Sip is Wichita’s first dirty soda shop. Originating...

Divinity Masters hosts Second Sunday Drag Brunch on Oct. 9, 2022 at Roxys. Masterss, a Roxys house manager, welcomed the audience with a performance to I Put a Spell on You. This years drag brunch will take place on Nov. 12.

Roxy’s Downtown holding drag brunch hosted by local drag queen

Maleah Evans, Reporter November 1, 2023

Come one come all to Roxy’s Downtown on Sunday, Nov. 12. for their Second Sunday Drag Brunch.  Local drag artist Divinity Masters will be hosting. The $23 ticket covers the brunch option, a tip for...

Hannah Chandler performs Variation No. 3 from the ballet Paquita. Chandler performed on Oct. 27 and 28 at the Move on Litwin: Dance Up Close.

REVIEW: Move on Litwin showcases dreamlike experience of dancing

Monique Bever, Reporter November 1, 2023

Many may consider dance to be a simple sequence of steps. But when watching Wichita State’s Performing Arts students — who live, breathe, and study it — there’s more to be experienced. Conversations...

Hunter Gromala & the Disorders performs to draw the night to a close as the headlining band for this years Monster Mash.

Monster Mash event returns for a second year despite past controversy

Ainsley Smyth, Reporter October 31, 2023

Drag performers and audience members alike dressed in their Halloween best, crowding into WAVE for live music, a drag show, art market and a bouncy house.  The second Monster Mash featured three...


REVIEW: Crown Uptown’s opening night of Rocky Horror left audiences shivering with anticipation

Maleah Evans, Reporter October 29, 2023

Pure and innocent Brad Majors and Janet Weiss have their world turned upside down one night by Dr. Frank N’ Furter, a “sweet transvestite from transsexual transylvania” and his wacky goons. Sounds...


REVIEW: Ranking the haunts around Wichita

Maleah Evans, Reporter October 29, 2023

October is a wonderful time of year for those of us who love all things spooky. Haunted houses are a great way to spend a Friday or Saturday night in October, and there are plenty around the Wichita area...

Anthony Le, Diane Intha, and Ella Malicoat dance to their routine of Red Moon on Oct. 25. KVersity, the dance group, hosts practices at Heskett and offers workshops to new dancers.

KVersity workshop teaches students Kep1er’s ‘Galileo’ choreography

Avery Gathright, Reporter October 28, 2023

Making hearts with their hands and jumping in sync, students gathered in the Heskett Center for a workshop Wednesday as they learned the choreography to K-pop girl group Kep1er’s recent title track...

Dolphin Tea, located on North Woodlawn, offers a relaxed setting to drink boba under leafy decorations and natural lighting.

REVIEW: Dolphin Tea’s drinks are my new morning go-to

Piper Pinnetti, Reporter October 27, 2023

Summer is fading and the leaves are falling, but fruit smoothies and milk tea are too delicious to save for summer weather. Dolphin Tea opened in late 2022, a Vietnamese business that sells a...

Oi! Bones! illustration (courtesy of James Owsley)

Punk zine ran by WSU student combines music, politics

Ainsley Smyth, Reporter October 26, 2023

James Owsley, a sophomore journalism student that can’t be found on campus without their chain and pin-covered leather jacket, is most passionate about one thing — their zine. A zine (as in magazine)...

Surf Machine members Maric and Floyd perform at Oct. 19 Halloween Bash. The event took place at Odd Fellow Hall. Surf Machine performed alongside Social Cinema at the event.

Midwest rock band Social Cinema talks inspiration for first album at Halloween Bash

Ainsley Smyth, Reporter October 24, 2023

Artists and fans dressed as witches, superheroes and Patrick Star gathered in the historic Odd Fellow Hall to dance to a diverse lineup of alternative rock bands. Social Cinema, made up of members...

Wesson the dachshund dresses up at Lightning McQueen in preparation for his big race. On Oct. 14, ICT Dachschund hosted their annual ICT Dachshund Races during Wichitas Blocktoberfest.

‘We’re all wieners here’: ICT Blocktoberfest hosts annual dachshund race

Maegan Vincent, Reporter October 20, 2023

On the brisk morning of Saturday, Oct 14, people gathered in Naftzger Park for Wichita’s annual ICT Blocktoberfest. Among the local food trucks and vendors for the day’s event was a bustling crowd...

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