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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...

Keo & Them, a bad based in Wichita, got together in 2018. The band will be releasing their first EP later this Oct. (Photo courtesy of Keo & Them)

Local neo-soul band Keo and Them kicks off tour ahead of album release

Ainsley Smyth, Reporter October 20, 2023

A small but enthusiastic crowd gathered at Local Flavor Grill and Tapworks on Wednesday night for Keo and Them. The Wichita-based band, fronted by Keo Fletcher, has been together since 2018 with three...

Guest speaker and historian David Rodriguez (far right) discusses the film with community members at the screening. Mexican Americans Hit Home Runs in Kansas premiered at the Evergreen branch library on Sat.

Mexican-American fastpitch history in Wichita preserved through first-hand accounts

Genesis Merriett, Reporter October 18, 2023

Anita Mendoza and David Rodriguez from the North End Wichita Historical Society, along with Derek Landwehr, a WSU local community history major, collected stories, trophies and photos from 17 former fastpitch...


REVIEW: Insomnia Cookies offers midnight snacking done right

Taliyah Winn, Reporter October 15, 2023

Insomnia Cookies opened last Friday, satisfying late night cravings with delicious cookies. The bakery is located inside  Union Station in the heart of downtown near Douglas and Mead. The exterior...

Artist Delilah Reed paints electrical boxes around the Innovation Campus. Reed was hosted by WSUs ShiftSpace as a part of the campuss placemaking project, meant to help create a better sense of comfort and connectivity throughout campus.

‘Draw what you know’: Local artist Delilah Reed centers art on home state

Salsabila Attaria, Arts and Culture Editor October 14, 2023

Local artist Delilah Reed has left her mark on various locations in Wichita and surrounding cities – including Wichita State’s campus. Reed’s brightly colored, nature-themed murals can be found...

Barry Corbin speaks during a Q&A event in Ahlberg Hall on Oct. 6. Corbin told various stories of his experiences as an actor, and shared advice that made him a better actor.

From Shakespeare to cowboys: Barry Corbin visits campus

Alexander Engledow, Reporter October 13, 2023

Seasoned actor, marine and southern gentleman Barry Corbin visited campus on Oct. 6 to regale stories about his life and career. The main portion of this event featured a question and answer section,...

A quick look into Prost, an authentic German beer garden featuring pictures from co-owners Austin and Manuela English, who opened Revolutsia as an inspiration to share the culture of their German descent.

PHOTOS: Oktoberfest at Prost

Kadrian Ayarza, Photographer October 13, 2023

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