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Vegan oreo brownie and vegan oatmeal pie from The Black Fig Bakery, owned and operated by Heidi Cruz.

REVIEW: The Black Fig Bakery, perfect for vegans, vegetarians with a sweet tooth

Cheyanne Tull, Reporter September 17, 2023

As a vegetarian, it is hard to find healthy and plant-based sweets and pastries. I love to shop locally, so The Black Fig Bakery, owned and operated by Heidi Cruz, was the perfect fit for my sweet tooth.  The...

MacKenzie and Addison create friendship bracelets at the Taylor Swift tailgate in Koch Arena on Sept. 9. MacKenzie said her favorite Taylor Swift era is Reputation.

‘Make the friendship bracelets’: Taylor Swift Tailgate offers pre-game entertainment

Avery Gathright, Reporter September 12, 2023

Several tables with black and yellow beads and string greeted students and community members at the Wichita State women’s volleyball game against the University of Colorado. The tables were for...

Esther Herrera joins her daughter in hand-building a bowl at the Ulrich Build-A-Bowl event. Herrera came to the event after seeing it advertised on Facebook.

Build-A-Bowl event attracts community members from all corners

Cheyanne Tull, Reporter September 12, 2023

Community members, staff and students came together to combat hunger by creating ceramic bowls for the homeless people of Wichita. The annual “Build-A-Bowl” event, put on by Ulrich Museum of Art,...

Community member Allison Sutton gazes at ledger art by local artists for the Twice Removed exhibition on Sept. 8.

WAM artist talk introduces exhibit highlighting local Native artists

Ainsley Smyth, Reporter September 12, 2023

When Daniel Pewewardy isn’t working at the Wichita Public Library, he’s busy making memes about manifest destiny, murder and his family’s history. While his meme account is one of the ways he...

Where We Belong: Refugee Stories from Wichita highlights the experiences of those who came to Wichita after experiencing hardship in their home countries.

‘Emotion transcends language’: Ulrich exhibit features stories from refugee families

Maleah Evans, Reporter September 9, 2023

The Ulrich Museum of Art recently curated an exhibit to spotlight the experiences of refugee families in Wichita, shedding light on the challenges they faced and what brought them to the United States. The...

Marquetta Atkins-Woods speaks about her appreciation and hope for the new generation during a talk event at the Ulrich Museum of Art on Sept. 5. The talk was titled “Social Justice in Our Community.

Social justice talk at Ulrich highlights empowerment of youth

Genesis Merriett, Reporter September 6, 2023

“We have too many conversations about the future — without the future at the table,” Marquetta Atkins-Woods, mentor and the founder youth program at Camp Destination Innovation, said during a...

A group of students dance together at the Bollywood Night event on Sept. 2.

‘It’s in my blood’: Bollywood party showcases Indian music, dance on campus

Mel Bright, Reporter September 4, 2023

Vibrant music and lighting met students who attended Bollywood Night at the Rhatigan Student Center Saturday evening. The Association of Hindu Students in America (AHINSA) hosted the dance event to...

Freshman Kylie LeValley, who is on the pre-med track, poses with her friends at the photo booth. The bubbles were a popular feature in many peoples photos.

Glow Party invites students to night of sharks, light

Mel Bright, Reporter September 4, 2023

In a dimmed version of the Rhatigan Student Center, students gathered for a night of glow-in-the-dark antics. Attendees of WSU’s Glow Party on Thursday evening enjoyed a DJ, glow sticks and refreshments. Despite...

The Zahy Tentehar film is available for viewing at the Ulrich Museum of Art on campus until December.

Zahy Tentehar’s ‘The Civilized,’ imagines the future through indigenous identity

Ainsley Smyth, Reporter August 29, 2023

“Karaiw a'e wà” or “The Civilized” by Zahy Tentehar is a 15-minute film featuring a single character. The artist, dressed in an outfit reminiscent of a hazmat suit and with her face covered by...

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