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Wichita State's independent, student-run news source

The Sunflower

Jack DiGiovanni, Luke Goter and Paul DiGiovanni of Ferris Wheel Regulars. (Photo courtesy of Ferris Wheel Regulars)

Midwest band Ferris Wheel Regulars are Wichita regulars, too

Ainsley Smyth, Reporter April 17, 2024

Brothers Paul and Jack DiGiovanni and their friend Luke Goter grew up in Wichita, and by high school, they were deeply immersed in the local rock scene, looking up to bands like Kill Vargas and The Cavves. Now...

The crowded 17th Street during Open Streets ICT. The street was blocked off from traffic to allow for vendors, local organizations and artists to table. Event goers were able to bike, walk and mingle while browsing tables.

PHOTOS: Open Streets ICT

Garima Thapa, Photographer April 16, 2024

Jens Kreinath, professor of anthropology, presents a slideshow about Palestinian history alongside Abdelkarim Jibril, president of Students for Justice in Palestine.

Anthropology professor, student organizations teach Palestinian history

Ainsley Smyth, Reporter April 15, 2024

Students for Justice in Palestine and the Arab Student Association joined with associate professor of anthropology Jens Kreinath for a presentation on Palestinian history.  The event followed the passing...

Nathalia Gallego, known as GLeo in the art world, speaks about her time collaborating on art projects in the Wichita community. GLeo is well-known for her work as a street artist; in 2018, she designed the mural on the Beachner Grain elevator in north Wichita, which set a Guinness World Record.

Record-breaking artist to paint mural at Wichita State

Mia Hennen, Editor in chief April 15, 2024

After breaking a Guinness World Record for her work on the Beachner Grain elevator mural in north Wichita, Nathalia Gallego is back, this time to create a mural at Wichita State University. Gallego,...

Last to perform at SACs Shockers Got Talent event was the student band Tall Glass of Root Beer. The group performed their rendition of Paranoid by Black Sabbath.

PHOTOS: Shockers Got Talent

Kristy Mace, Photo Editor April 13, 2024

Vivian Zavataro, the executive and creative director at the Ulrich Museum of Art, shows the new interactive features in the museum lobby to curators and community members on April 3.

Ulrich tries innovative approach to exhibit development

Piper Pinnetti, Reporter April 9, 2024

In an innovative move to foster community engagement and reimagine the traditional museum experience, the Ulrich Museum of Art invited art enthusiasts, students, and professionals alike to actively participate...

Dance instructor Amy Pollard Yarberry dances among her students.

PHOTOS: Hip-hop dance class

Garima Thapa, Photographer April 8, 2024

Jackson Anderson and Kyle Hall pose for a photo in front of the campus chapel. The two initiated the first meeting of Wichita States new poetry club.

Club of a thousand names brings poetry to light on campus

Genesis Merriett, Reporter April 7, 2024

Kyle Hall has a lot of names for the Poetry Club he co-founded: “crazy club,” “non-social media club,” “oddball club” and “weirdo club” just to name a few. Hall, a creative writing graduate...

Mollykate Geddis solo MFA Thesis Exhibition, Visual Pleasure, concluded with a closing reception at the Clayton Staples Gallery within the McKnight Art Center at the School of Art, Design and Creative Industries on April 3.

Wichita State graduate student explores themes of chaos and order in artwork

Loren Amelunke, Reporter April 7, 2024

When Mollykate Geddis began planning her MFA thesis months ago, she felt anxious. But by the end of her months of work, she had created a piece that managed to regulate her anxiety in the process.  The...

Jana Erwin, Public Art Manager for the City of Wichita, gives presentation about the process that goes into funding public art.  Erwin shared a quote from the Association of Public Art, Public art is a reflection of how we see the world.

“A reflection of how we see the world’: Art managers share public art tips for students

Salsabila Attaria, Reporter April 5, 2024

For students hoping to develop a career in public art, breaking into the field can seem daunting. Jana Erwin, City of Wichita public art manager, and Kate Van Steenhuyse, assistant director for...

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