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Raices De Mi Tierra Ballet Folklórico dancers performed baile folklórico or folkloric dance in Echo Circle at the Office of Diversity and Inclusions Flavors of Latin America event on Oct. 9.

Culture shared through food and entertainment at Flavors of Latin America event

Monique Bever, Reporter October 12, 2023

The Flavors of Latin America event highlighted Hispanic culture with food, music and dance.  The event was held by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) during Hispanic Heritage Month on...

George Mendozas Colors of the Wind exhibit at the Envision Art Museum in downtown Wichita on Oct. 6.

Envision Arts exhibition offers glimpse into work of a blind artist

Avery Gathright, Reporter October 10, 2023

George Mendoza lost his vision when he was 15-years-old, but that hasn’t stopped him from taking his artistic career to its full potential. Mendoza began painting full-time in 1993, taking inspiration...

Sir Devon prepares to joust. On Sept. 30, members of the Heroic Knights of Old joined the Great Plains Renaissance and Scottish Festival.

Great Plains renaissance festival combines modern, historical culture

Lydia Steeby, Reporter October 5, 2023

Lords, ladies, fairies, imps and dragons alike flocked from across the country to the Great Plains Renaissance and Scottish Festival.  Renaissance faires are outdoor gatherings that aim to recreate...

HumanKinds interactive presentation portion where LaTasha St. Arnault asks the audience on Sept. 12 to raise their hand if they agree More than half of Americans are just one paycheck away from homelessness. The statement is revealed to be true.

REVIEW: Ulrich exhibit shows ties between spirituality alongside social justice talks

Loren Amelunke, Reporter October 4, 2023

“Suddenly my visual field went black, and I was given to see good and radiance alongside evil and chaos. I felt what I now know to be a swoon of rapture, bliss with a sense of understanding. I understood...

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...

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