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Wichita State's independent, student-run news source

The Sunflower

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...

Maneja and Roaya attend the Iftar Night hosted by ODI. They enjoyed breaking their fast as they had experienced A different cuisine.”

ODI celebrates Ramadan with Iftar Night

Genesis Merriett, Reporter March 31, 2024

In the glow of paper bag lanterns, aromatic foods filled tables in the Rhatigan Student Center for students to break their fasts at sunset. Students were also able to learn and share the experience...


REVIEW: Italian food in Wichita still sucks

Victor DiMartino, Reporter March 31, 2024

In my search of good pasta in Wichita, I’m starting to feel lost and hopeless. Are there really no gold standard restaurants in Wichita for what good Italian food tastes like? As a continuation of my...

Jefferson Godard, ShiftSpace Gallery Manager

‘Makes me work even harder’: Art curator brings fresh perspective to art students

Monique Bever, Reporter March 24, 2024

From Berlin to Wichita, Jefferson Godard’s love for art remains constant. The curator and educator’s passion, sparked by a meaningful experience with Salvador Dalí’s painting “The Ecumenical Council,”...

Clara Byom, Scott Brewer, Paul Hunton, Travis Rourk and Jesse Culberson

New Mexico band, Dust City Opera, is bringing ‘haunted grunge folk’ to Wichita

Ainsley Smyth, Reporter March 20, 2024

Dust City Opera is an alternative rock band from Albuquerque, New Mexico. The group boasts a wide range of influences, coming together in a sound which frontman Paul Hunton described as “haunted grunge...

Sapphie, a student drag performer, ends her first performance of the evening at Spectrum: LGBTQ & Allies Winter Drag Show on Dec. 9.

Theater major channels sewing, drag skills in stage performances

Courtney Brown, News Editor March 18, 2024

From splits to somersaults to flips, Seferino Ramirez Jr. designs his performance as a drag queen in more ways than one. Long before he steps onto the stage, he has choreographed his routine and handmade...

Kyla Gordon laughs while making bookmarks at the Influential Women in Literature event. The event was hosted by Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the ShelfCare Book Club for International Womens Day on March 8.

Office of Diversity and Inclusion honors Women’s History Month through literature

Cheyanne Tull, Reporter March 14, 2024

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) presented classic and contemporary literature in the Rhatigan Student Center on International Women’s Day to celebrate the impact of female authors on...

Tom Tanguma pours grenadine into a glass before shaking a drink.

Creative writing student Tom Tanguma navigates cocktail of identities

Trinity Ramm, Managing Editor March 12, 2024

Tom Tanguma said his identity has always been a little “complicated.”  Growing up with a white mom in the Midwest, Tanguma said he always felt like “a white suburban kid,” but that people always...

Barry Badgett, associate professor of sculpture media at Wichita State, talks about the process of creating Untitled (Female Nude) by artist Charles Grafly.

PHOTOS: Bronze Pouring Workshop

Garima Thapa, Photographer March 11, 2024

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