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Life is a balancing act

Robert Hite September 22, 2016

Wichita State vocalist Jessie Wells spends her days doing more than just singing. “I joined choir in the eighth grade because a friend was in it,” she said. “I started enjoying my time with...

Graduate student devotes most of her time to photography

Nathan Davis September 22, 2016

As graduate student Kelsey Gossett sits quietly in her office, she begins her day by sifting through various photographs.The portfolio she’s examining is for an upcoming conference in Chicago. Surrounding...

Podcasts and politics

Andrew Linnabary September 22, 2016

Any time she’s walking around campus, chances are Katie Deutsch has her headphones in. But she’s not listening to music — she’s listening to podcasts. “Pretty much if I’m like walking...

Pictured: One of Jacob Hoggatts blacksmithing works. 

Student brings back age-old profession in new way

Madeline Deabler September 22, 2016

Taming hot flames, hammering molten metal, always having burnt hands and a sweaty forehead are all characteristics often associated with the long lost profession: blacksmithing.To most people, blacksmithing...

Pictured: SGA Campus Issues Chair Grace Sirois in her office.

Grace out of Greensburg

Andrew Linnabary September 22, 2016

Coming from Greensburg to Wichita, especially after living in a Federal Emergency Management Agency trailer for a year, was more than a change of location for Grace Sirois.Sirois’s home was destroyed...

Cody Herrin, American hero

Cody Herrin, American hero

Chance Swaim September 22, 2016

Cody Herrin has blown up deadly weapons in Iraq and guarded the president and secretary of state in Israel, but when he graduates summa cum laude from Wichita State this December, it will be his outstanding...

Cleared for takeoff

Evan Pflugradt September 22, 2016

Twenty hours in the air and 30 hours from home.From takeoff in the center of China, to a final arrival in the center of America, Hongsen Tian experienced three airports and lengthy layovers all in more...

Broomsticks and broken noses

Matthew Kelly September 22, 2016

Josh Barker, a Wichita State aerospace engineering major, knows a thing or two about flight. As an avid Harry Potter fan, his expertise extends to broomsticks.Barker first learned about collegiate Quidditch...

Student finds home in sports management

Fiona Kee September 22, 2016

Blake Molina describes himself as a typical college guy who enjoys watching sports, playing video games and working out.But one thing that isn’t typical about Molina is his confidence in knowing he wanted...

A brief bit of Bardo: WSU president talks work, recreation

Andrew Linnabary September 22, 2016

If one were to guess how Wichita State President John Bardo likes to spend his free time, the likely answer, at least in 2016, would be watching football.Yes, this is a pastime of Bardo’s, but there’s...

Late to rise: Pre-nursing student describes her life

Robert Hite September 22, 2016

Angela Nguyen said she gets up late most mornings before class at Wichita State and ends her day by playing with her two dogs.In between could be a variety of activities.“I get up pretty late for a typical...

13,000 students led by one Shepard

13,000 students led by one Shepard

Andrew Linnabary, Managing Editor September 22, 2016

“This is my life.” That's how second-term Student Body President Joseph Shepard describes his role in Student Government Association. When he wakes up, he immediately looks at his calendar...

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