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Wichita State's independent, student-run news source

The Sunflower

Members of the Vietnamese Student Association dance group end their dance by showcasing fans at the annual VSA Tet Show on Feb. 24.


Garima Thapa, Photographer March 5, 2024

Renae Richmond performs Mermaid Outta Me at Wichita States production of Peter and the Starcatcher. The play showed at Wilner Auditorium from Feb. 29 to March 3.

PHOTOS: Peter and the Starcatcher

Monique Bever, Photographer March 5, 2024

Mystic Ross poses for photo writing in notebook on Feb 22. Ross is a creative writing student at Wichita State. She hosts and performs for open-mic poetry nights across the city.

‘Comfort in the words’: Poet Mystic Ross shares magic of writing

Monique Bever, Reporter March 5, 2024

Mystic Ross has been writing ever since she could. After creating her first story at 6 years old about a rabbit using construction paper and markers, Ross knew she’d continue telling stories for the...


REVIEW: ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ at Roxy’s is a personality-splitting, hair-raising show

Maleah Evans, Reporter March 2, 2024

The story of Dr. Henry Jekyll and Mr. Edward Hyde is often referenced throughout media and popular culture. It tackles the duality of man, broken down into the basics of good and evil.  The musical...

George Rogers talks to a guest during the Black Educator Hall of Fame event at RSC on Feb. 24.

Nine Black educators recognized by Art That Touches Your Heart

Trinity Ramm, Managing Editor March 1, 2024

Live performances and prayer accompanied the 10th annual celebration of the Black Educator Hall of Fame on Saturday evening. The event, hosted by the Art That Touches Your Heart Foundation (ATTYH) and...

Aaron Haynes, an Alpha Phi Alpha member, strolls on Feb. 17. Haynes studies forensic science at Wichita State.

PHOTOS: Battle of the Greeks

Kristy Mace, Photo editor February 27, 2024

Angela Linder speaks to customers at the Black Wall Street Makers Market on Feb. 21. The Makers Market was intended to showcase Black-owned businesses and entrepreneurs.

Makers Market highlights Black-owned businesses

Ainsley Smyth, Reporter February 27, 2024

The Black Wall Street Maker’s Market showcased the work of local Black creatives and entrepreneurs, including Wichita State students. On Feb. 20 and 21, several business owners displayed art,...

The chicken and steak Yum Platters from Nas Kitchen, a New York City inspired halal restaurant on the west side of Wichita.

REVIEW: Nas Kitchen brings halal Mediterranean and NYC eats to Wichita

Fatima Touffaha, Reporter February 23, 2024

Throughout my frequent travels to the Middle East, I have always gravitated towards authentic Mediterranean and New York City street food. I struggled to find a substitute for this in Wichita — until...

Couple Josh and Shenneah Parsons viewing the interactive sticker map of Wichita located on the first floor of the Ulrich Museum of Art.

PHOTOS: Makers & Masterpieces

Bryan Chavez, Reporter February 20, 2024

Palen Music Wichita offers a variety of instruments, musical equipment and instructional material.  The store is located at 2300 E. Lincoln St.

Palen Music replaces Senseney music, aims to support community musicians

Shelby DuVall, Reporter February 16, 2024

Palen Music Center, just off of I-135, recently opened in Wichita and hopes to support local musicians.  While Palen Music Center has a long history of helping provide musical materials to students...

The Sticky Bird finger combo at Sticky Bird Addiction Chicken. Sticky Bird is located in west Wichita at 616 S. Tyler Rd.

REVIEW: Sticky Bird Addiction Chicken offers options for gluten-free chicken lovers and choices for flavor

Jacinda Hall, Podcast Editor February 15, 2024

Like any other kid at heart, chicken tenders and french fries are my go-to comfort meal, and they have been for quite some time.  When my mom was diagnosed with celiac disease in May 2023, I was...

Ellen Mosiman and Dustin Youngman pose for a photo at Fairmount Coffee Co. Mosiman and Youngman were graphic design majors at Wichita State and have continued working in the industry. The two got married in July of 2023.

WSU graphic design alumni find love, collaboration after graduation

Monique Bever, Reporter February 14, 2024

With a graduation date two years apart, Ellen Mosiman and Dustin Youngman completed their bachelor’s in graphic design at Wichita State as virtual strangers, with a brief encounter in between. Mosiman...

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