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Going the extra mile: WSU grad student uses rideshare apps to forge personal connections

Going the extra mile: WSU grad student uses rideshare apps to forge personal connections

Morgan Anderson, Photo Editor

February 11, 2020

“Let me call an Uber.” With the swipe of a finger, you call for a ride and a driver pulls up in a matter of minutes, ready to take you to your next destination. Wichita State grad student Easton Herring works as a driver for rideshare apps such as Uber and Lyft to earn extra money while attending...

Darron Boatright: The man behind the scenes of Wichita State athletics

Darron Boatright: The man behind the scenes of Wichita State athletics

David Leon, Reporter

February 11, 2020

Darron Boatright took the reins of the Wichita State athletic department in August 2016. Since then, he’s been busy — negotiating WSU’s move from the Missouri Valley to the American Athletic Conference and transitioning the department to an all-inclusive apparel provider in Under Armour, am...

‘Wherever it takes me:’ Ben Smith returns to WSU to dive into coaching world

‘Wherever it takes me:’ Ben Smith returns to WSU to dive into coaching world

Sean Marty, Reporter

February 11, 2020

More than seven years after hanging up his Wichita State jersey, Ben Smith is back in Wichita. This stint as a Shocker is much different than Smith’s last.  The former Shocker guard has returned to the men’s basketball program as a graduate manager to learn the coaching ropes under Gregg Marshall...

How Marcus Wright paved his way into the creative media community at WSU

How Marcus Wright paved his way into the creative media community at WSU

Marshall Sunner, Sports Editor

February 11, 2020

Because of his original love for photography, Wichita State Digital Media Coordinator Marcus Wright didn’t originally picture himself as a videographer. Today, Wright is a member of the GoShockers athletics team, helping produce social media content that has ended up reaching thousands of viewers. ...

And you thought you were busy: Sophomore mayor of Geuda Springs embraces the ‘balancing act’

And you thought you were busy: Sophomore mayor of Geuda Springs embraces the ‘balancing act’

Matthew Kelly, Managing Editor

February 10, 2020

On Jan. 6, while most Wichita State students were busy giving up on their New Year’s resolutions, sophomore Neil Terry was taking his oath of office. Most students visiting their hometown over winter break don’t do so to be sworn in as mayor. But Terry, elected at just 19 years old, is the exception....

TLC director leads preparations for first-ever Miss Cambodia Wichita pageant

TLC director leads preparations for first-ever Miss Cambodia Wichita pageant

Karen Galindo, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 10, 2020

With earphones in, Richy Thach enters room 258 of the Rhatigan Student Center singing audibly. Once inside, the director of the Miss Cambodia Wichita 2020 pageant exchanges greetings with other TLC members as they start to trickle in. TLC stands for Thai, Laos, and Cambodian. It’s an association ...

Magic, Witchcraft and Religion professor dedicated to the study of the unknown

Magic, Witchcraft and Religion professor dedicated to the study of the unknown

Lindsay Smith, Reporter

February 10, 2020

Jens Kreinath is a man with many different skills. With backgrounds in studying philosophy, theology, religious studies, and anthropology, Kreinath loves sharing his knowledge with others.  Originally from Germany, Kreinath came to Wichita State in 2006 as a visiting assistant professor. He brought...

A Golden day in the life

A Golden day in the life

Kylie Cameron, Editor in Chief

February 10, 2020

Being the new guy in town, University President Jay Golden’s first month in Wichita has been all about building relationships. Which is a good thing, considering why he moved here. “The people!” Golden said emphatically when asked why he moved to Wichita after complaining about Kansas’ irre...

Living the yo-yo life

Living the yo-yo life

Brogan Gillmore, Reporter

February 10, 2020

A yo-yo may not be something you’ve given much thought to since you were a little kid. Like most kids, you might have played with it for a bit before getting bored or wrapping the string around it so tightly that it can’t be undone. But Julian Chee, a senior aerospace engineering student, never put ...

REVIEW: WSU Opera Theatre presents ‘Scenes and Songs’

REVIEW: WSU Opera Theatre presents ‘Scenes and Songs’

Austin Farber, Reporter

February 9, 2020

Wichita State University’s School of Music Theater opened their 2020 season with a performance of “Scenes and Songs” Friday night. Directed by Alan Held, with pianist Bridget Hille, the performance projected back some 400 years with ballads from Mozart, Beethoven, Massenet, Verdi and others maki...

REVIEW: ‘Birds of Prey’ break-up story turned action film

REVIEW: ‘Birds of Prey’ break-up story turned action film

Katie Smith, Reporter

February 9, 2020

Spoiler warning Take the worst, messiest break up you’ve ever heard about and then add a crime-scapade, revenge killing, accidental jewel heist, and a ruined breakfast sandwich – that’s “Birds of Prey.” The film opens with an animated sequence narrated by Harley Quinn, played by Margot Robbie...