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Terrifying and fascinating, ‘IT’ doesn’t belong in The Loser’s Club

Terrifying and fascinating, ‘IT’ doesn’t belong in The Loser’s Club

Matthew Garner, Film Critic

September 14, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Lifestyle, Movies

Horror is one of the oldest genres in storytelling. Whether it be the grisly sight of Beowulf's mother, the flap of leathery wings signaling Dracula, or the tattooed knuckles of the Reverend Harry Powell, the horror genre almost universally revolves around a single aspect: the villain. Fortunately for ...

The Sunflower Medallion hunt clues explained

The Sunflower Medallion hunt clues explained

Chance Swaim, Editor in Chief

August 28, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

DAY ONE Welcome, hunters, to The Sunflower’s first hide. Follow the rules and stay on the right side. Each day’s clue is another part of the story. Find the medallion and win all the glory.   Solved: The important things here are “hide” and “right side.” The Me...

“Defenders” entertains through the Marvel formula

“Defenders” entertains through the Marvel formula

Jack Clayton, Reporter

August 28, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Lifestyle, TV

For almost 10 years now, Marvel has grown to become the biggest movie franchise in the world by following a few simple steps. Create a bunch of movies based on several different superheroes, and then do one large movie bringing all those characters together. It has worked for so long with their movies,...

Country singer Logan Mize opens up about his career, family life

Country singer Logan Mize opens up about his career, family life

Aliyah Funschelle, Reporter

August 16, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Lifestyle, Music

How did growing up in a small town (Clearwater, KS) influence your music? I grew up in Clearwater, KS, which is about 2,000 people. My family owns a grocery store there. My dad is the butcher. At one point or another, my whole family has worked there. It’s called Mizer’s. It’s affected [my mus...

“Game of Thrones” Mid-season report

“Game of Thrones” Mid-season report

Jose Intriago Suarez, Reporter

August 11, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Lifestyle, TV

As we hit the middle of the season, Game of Thrones accelerates towards an ending with each week’s installment gifts viewers with excellent storytelling and visuals. The plot has moved briskly as story strands are being knit together for what one can presume will be a spectacular ending. Spoilers ahead,...

Summer music wrap-up

Marissa Campbell, Culture Editor

August 11, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Lifestyle, Music

Getting back into the groove of the fall semester will be a lot easier with some great music. As we wrap up the end of the summer, here is a recap of some of the best albums that came out of summer 2017. Not only did these artists both release fantastic albums, but they have something else in common....

‘Detroit’ delivers in retelling of racial tragedy

‘Detroit’ delivers in retelling of racial tragedy

Matt Garner, Film Critic

August 9, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Lifestyle, Movies

Released into national circulation just a week after its 50th anniversary, “Detroit” is the latest film from Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) in her loose “trilogy” of American masculinity and morality series. Dramatizing the events of the Algiers Motel murders that took place...

College life fall film recommendations

College life fall film recommendations

Jose Intriago Suarez, Reporter

August 9, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Lifestyle, Movies

As the fall semester kicks off, new students arrive on campus for the first time and future graduates prepare for the final stretch here at WSU. Before the routine sets-in, take some time to relax and watch some college-life movies. The Classic Comedy “Animal House” is the template for the...

Reverie roasts Starbucks in coffee survey

Reverie roasts Starbucks in coffee survey

Nicole Byrne, Digital Editor

August 9, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Dining, Entertainment, Lifestyle

In a Facebook survey of 516 participants, coffee connoisseurs have overwhelmingly declared their preference for local coffee retailer Reverie Coffee Roasters over Starbucks. 360 people voted for Reverie and just 156 voted for Starbucks. One voter voiced their support for the Wichita based coffee co...

Garner: ‘The Big Sick’ — Can a true story fall into the trap of genre constraints?

Garner: ‘The Big Sick’ — Can a true story fall into the trap of genre constraints?

Matthew Garner, Film Critic

July 23, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

Romantic comedies exist in a tenuous relationship with reality. Done poorly, these types of films can seem even more fantastical than the latest superhero flick. Done well, this genre can evoke humor, sadness, and warmth from the most ubiquitous of human experiences. Given this context, "The Big Sick"...