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As part of French Immersion Day, visiting high school students embark on a scavenger hunt across campus.

French Immersion Day invites high school students to explore campus

Monique Bever, Reporter October 3, 2023

High School students visited campus to compete in games and explore the university through French Immersion Day The French language program held its annual French Immersion Day, called “Let’s go...


REVIEW: T-swirl crepe ‘takes the crepe’ with delicious, gluten-free treats

Avery Gathright, Reporter October 3, 2023

If you are looking for a unique, gluten-free dessert, look no further than T-swirl Crepe. Located in the Regency Lakes Shopping Center, the New York-based chain offers a large variety of both sweet and...

Kerry Jones, a composition and linguistics faculty member and director of the writing center, stays to sign books after a reading of her book The Last Innocent Year.

Kerry Jones reads from her latest book ‘The Last Innocent Year’

Cheyanne Tull, Reporter October 2, 2023

To celebrate the 45th anniversary of Wichita State’s MFA Program, Kerry Jones, a composition and linguistics faculty member and director of the writing center, read an excerpt from her book, “The...


REVIEW: Hole-in-the-wall with a creative menu that you should try today

Victor DiMartino, Reporter September 28, 2023

Recently opened, The Appetite is the definition of a hidden gem, hole-in-the-wall restaurant. When I say hole in the wall, I mean it. This restaurant has very little signage indicating its location....

Students from the Vietnamese Student Association served crab rangoon, flan and taro milk tea. On Sept. 27, international student associations gathered for the bi-annual InterFest.

Interfest brings international cuisine to campus

Maegan Vincent, Reporter September 28, 2023

Late Wednesday morning, the smell of international cuisine filled the lawn outside the Rhatigan Student Center,  bringing in students, staff, and faculty all around campus.  Wichita State’s...

Suman Bhandary, the new assistant educator of graphic design, gives a demonstration of calligraphy in Typography 2 on Sept. 20. This is Bhandarys second week of teaching.

Suman Bhandary: Google font creator becomes assistant educator at WSU

Cheyanne Tull, Reporter September 27, 2023

Suman Bhandary, a graduate with a master’s in Typeface Design from the University of Reading, United Kingdom, is the new assistant educator of graphic design at Wichita State University. He will work...

The Spicy Dog from Two Hands Corn Dogs located in Braeburn Square. Two Hands Corn Dogs offers seven different types of corn dogs from Korean-style to American-style.

REVIEW: Two Hands Corn Dogs adds trendy eats to campus

Jacinda Hall, Podcast Editor September 27, 2023

The Korean corn dog trend has officially made its way to Wichita State as students have another option for lunch, dinner or a savory treat to enjoy. Two Hands Corn Dogs is the most recent restaurant...

The Tatsumaki Yosakoi dance group instructed and performed at the Sept. 22 Japanese Yosakoi Dance Performance and Workshop. The event was free and open to the public.

Yosakoi dance performance, workshop offers campus cultural learning experience

Monique Bever, Reporter September 27, 2023

In the spirit of sharing culture and heritage, the Asian Student Conference Dance (ASCD) group collaborated with K-State Tatsumaki Yosakoi and the Japanese Culture Association to teach students and...

LaTasha St. Arnault, the HumanKind president and CEO, speaks on the issue of homelessness in Kansas at the Ulrich Museum of Art on Sept. 12.

HumanKind CEO speaks on homelessness at Ulrich alongside social justice exhibit

Loren Amelunke, Reporter September 22, 2023

Founded in 1885, HumanKind Ministries sought to aid people experiencing systemic poverty. Throughout the many years, HumanKind Ministries has provided tremendous support for not only those experiencing...

The Embarassment, Wichita band, experienced the height of their popularity in the 1980s after meeting as students at Wichita State University. Photo courtesy of Bill Goffrier.

Forty years later, documentary tells the story of Wichita band, The Embarrassment

Ainsley Smyth, Reporter September 21, 2023

“We Were Famous, You Don’t Remember: The Embarrassment” tells the story of a band, which, in its heyday of the late 1970s to early 1980s, was one of the most significant things in music to come out...

A child attending ICT Open Streets waves a flag in downtown Wichita. The event shut down four blocks of Douglas street to allow pedestrians, bikers and skaters to roam vendors and performances freely.

Open Streets and Shop N’ Grub take over Douglas in downtown Wichita

Maleah Evans, Reporter September 20, 2023

Open Streets ICT, which blocked off the entirety of Douglas, from Delano to College Hill, allowed attendees to explore vendors over the weekend. This year’s event on Sunday was held in tandem...

Kaitlyn Dunson, vendor, explains how male bees protect themselves without stingers, which is by vibrating really hard, causing the human to let go.

ICT Bee Fest educates community with a celebration for pollinators, native plants

Monique Bever, Reporter September 19, 2023

This year, Grassland Groupies hosted the first ICT Bee Fest to bring attention to their cause. The Grassland Groupies is an organization with a focus on conserving pollinators. “We’re really...

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