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Stan Lee: The passing of a ‘real-life’ superhero

Stan Lee: The passing of a ‘real-life’ superhero

Marshall Sunner, Sports Reporter

November 15, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Columns, Lifestyle, Opinion

Stan Lee passed away Monday morning at the age of 95. Regardless of if you read Lee’s comics, you probably know him from his role in creating the most popular and profitable movie franchise in history: the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He created the characters, after all. By creating practically...

Freshman Cavves drummer helps set the rhythm of Wichita

Freshman Cavves drummer helps set the rhythm of Wichita

Ryan Crews, Reporter

November 15, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Lifestyle, Music, Showcase

The Cavves have risen right alongside Wichita’s music scene. The band literally grew up with it. As the city entered its cultural renaissance, members of The Cavves were in Catholic high school writing their first songs. In 2016, they were finishing school. They played their first 70 shows in dive...

Vince Staples makes summertime splash in mid-November

Vince Staples makes summertime splash in mid-November

Ryan Crews, Columnist

November 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Lifestyle, Music

Vince Staples is making a bold attempt to leap from the fish bowl of his last LP, “Big Fish Theory,” into the vast ocean of mainstream appeal with his recent effort, “FM!” The EP is conceptually unified around a casual stroll through the streets of Long Beach, California, as soundtracked by an...

Your bad music taste matters

Your bad music taste matters

John Darr, Culture Editor

November 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Lifestyle, Music

When I was in high school, I fell in love with a little band called Death Grips. Death Grips makes a fusion of industrial rock and hip-hop that scares the daylights out of suburban moms and causes teenage drivers to speed even more than they already do. Death Grips revolted against their major record...

This week in culture — Nov. 11

This week in culture — Nov. 11

John Darr, Culture Editor

November 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Lifestyle

Monday, Nov. 12 Lunch Time BINGO Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Location: Starbucks Lounge Cost: Free! To the hungry among us, lunch is no game. However, with Lunch Time BINGO, you can get serious about chowing down while also playing BINGO for some awesome prizes. Take your lunch to the nex...

PHOTOS: Drag Show drops mic

PHOTOS: Drag Show drops mic

Selena Favela, Photo Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under Galleries, Lifestyle, Multimedia

Student campaign workers want to see young voters turn out at the polls

Student campaign workers want to see young voters turn out at the polls

Audrey Korte, Reporter

November 1, 2018


Filed under Features, Lifestyle, Politics, Special Editions, Voter's Guide

Despite the fact that colleges are a hotbed of political activity and a place for the open exchange of ideas, few college students participate in politics or vote — especially in midterm elections. A select few students go the extra mile and volunteer their time to campaigns. “The importance of...

Duxler campaigns for investing in students and immigrants, reducing crime

Duxler campaigns for investing in students and immigrants, reducing crime

John Darr, Culture Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under Features, Lifestyle, Special Editions, Voter's Guide

Renee Duxler aims to bring her knowledge as a small business owner and social worker to the Sedgwick County Commission’s District 1. Duxler, who has a long history of work in the community, hopes to build a voter base from the diverse groups she’s served. “I see a lot of potential here and have...

Sunflower Selections 3: Spookflower Tunes

Sunflower Selections 3: Spookflower Tunes

October 29, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Music

The spookiest evening of the year is just around the bend. The Sunflower is here to make sure you’re armed with the tunes to make this Halloween doot more than ever before. John Darr Perhaps I’ve just been completely corrupted by Stranger Things, but when I think of spooky music, I think o...

This week in culture — Week of Oct. 29

This week in culture — Week of Oct. 29

John Darr, Culture Editor

October 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Lifestyle

Monday, Oct. 29 RSO Essentials: Social Host Training Time: 1 - 3 p.m. Location: RSC 319 Cost: Free! While serving alcohol at an event can enhance the experience for guests, it can just as easily turn the event into a disaster. Make sure you stay on the right side of the line by attendin...