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A ride by an officer’s side

Nathan Davis and Cindy Overeem

September 22, 2016

Filed under Features

Wichita State Police Officer Michael Colvin sits in his vehicle surveying the almost full parking lot before him. He watches vehicles and people to spot criminal activity and suspicious behavior.Colvin is on what is called a "d...

Online student on a road to rave

Evan Pflugradt

September 22, 2016

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Login, log off and rave.Alisha Ostgren starts her day online. Ostgren, a junior at Wichita State, hits the books while rarely ever stepping foot in a classroom.Ostgren is on track to obtain a bachelor’s degree in business. Cu...

McCarthy transitions from active duty to full time student

Aliyah Funschelle

September 22, 2016

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Francesca McCarthy, a nine year U.S. Air Force veteran, is making the transition from military life to college life at Wichita State. She did earn credit hours to get her military degree; the degree she is pursuing now is di...

Life is a balancing act

Robert Hite

September 22, 2016

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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 singing and doing solos. I ...

Graduate student devotes most of her time to photography

Nathan Davis

September 22, 2016

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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 her are dozens of photos...

Podcasts and politics

Andrew Linnabary

September 22, 2016

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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 anywhere, I’m listeni...

Grace out of Greensburg

Grace out of Greensburg

September 22, 2016

Cody Herrin, American hero

Cody Herrin, American hero

September 22, 2016

Cleared for takeoff

Evan Pflugradt

September 22, 2016

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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 than a day's worth of t...

Broomsticks and broken noses

Matthew Kelly

September 22, 2016

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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 on a visit to the ...

Student finds home in sports management

Fiona Kee

September 22, 2016

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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 to work in sports, even...