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REVIEW: Journey back to Oz with “The Wiz”

REVIEW: Journey back to Oz with “The Wiz”

Noah Merrell, Reporter

February 5, 2020

Roxy's Downtown theater produces lots of laughs and fun with their latest production of “The Wiz”. The show features many Wichita State students and alumni and has incredible potential to be great. I have never been a fan of the musical, but I have always appreciated that “The Wiz” (an...

REVIEW: Journey East Asia Grill brings new dining experience to campus

REVIEW: Journey East Asia Grill brings new dining experience to campus

Noah Merrell, Food Critic

February 5, 2020

On a campus that seems to be drowning in oversaturated and greasy fast food, Journey East Asia Grill offers students a welcome change.  Walking in, you are greeted with a sense of community you don't find at Starbucks or Chick-fil-A. Fitzgerald “Fitz” Tsen, part-owner of Journey East Asia Grill, add...

Weekend Preview

Weekend Preview

Karen Galindo, Arts & Entertainment Editor

February 5, 2020

‘The Wiz’  Wednesday through Feb. 23 at Roxy’s Downtown Local community actors have come together to bring a beloved Broadway musical to Wichita. “The Wiz” is a soulful twist on the tale of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” Adult ticket prices start at $25 and military tickets start ...

REVIEW: ‘Miss Americana’ is Swift shouting at the world that she rightfully deserves everything she has

REVIEW: ‘Miss Americana’ is Swift shouting at the world that she rightfully deserves everything she has

Karen Galindo, Arts and Entertainment Editor

February 2, 2020

Netflix’s newest documentary, “Miss Americana”, directed by Lana Wilson, was released this Friday. Centered around pop star Taylor Swift and how she transitioned from being America’s Sweetheart to being the target of the hashtag #TaylorSwiftIsOverParty. The documentary opens up with her...

How the Chiefs helped evolve Paul Sullentrop

How the Chiefs helped evolve Paul Sullentrop

Marshall Sunner, Sports Editor

February 1, 2020

When it comes to the Kansas City Chiefs, WSU Senior Communicator Paul Sullentrop has seen it all. Growing up, Sullentrop was a Chiefs fan. Since he was into sports and since the Chiefs were the closest team, it only made sense. As his life evolved, Sullentrop found another passion — journalism....

Student’s book encourages young girls to pursue their ambitions

Student’s book encourages young girls to pursue their ambitions

Karen Galindo, Arts and Entertainment Editor

January 29, 2020

In July 2018, Sierra Marie Bonn chose to compete in the Miss Kansas pageant. When asked about her platform, Bonn, now a Wichita State senior, immediately thought of her passion: empowering young women to pursue careers in STEAM. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics....

REVIEW: FKA Twigs creates magic out of pain in new album, “Magdalene”

REVIEW: FKA Twigs creates magic out of pain in new album, “Magdalene”

Noah Merrell, Reporter

January 27, 2020

In a time where artists seem to have nothing of value to say and instead flood our ears with songs about having “that yummy yum", it is refreshing and welcoming to have an artist like FKA– Twigs be so vulnerable and expressive of her love and pain in her new album, "Magdalene". Breaking a four...

Dead Center Vintage opening this week

Dead Center Vintage opening this week

Kylie Cameron, Editor in Chief

January 27, 2020

Downtown Wichita will see a new addition, thanks to some former and current Wichita State students. Co-owners Kenzie Borland, Morgan Goodwin, Gabrielle Griffie and Lazarus Massey will open a vintage store across from the newly renovated Naftzger Park. Borland is a former Sunflower photographer.  ...

Ulrich spring exhibition explores the pros and cons of technology

Ulrich spring exhibition explores the pros and cons of technology

Reid Kurkerewicz, Reporter

January 25, 2020

Emojis, vintage cartoons, paintings from inside machines and digitally distorted landscapes line the walls of the Ulrich Museum of Art's spring exhibition opening. The pieces span from the early 20th century to today, emphasising the idea that technologies have long been the subject of prophets-of-doom...

How Journey East Asia Grill came to be

How Journey East Asia Grill came to be

Karen Galindo, Arts and Entertainment Editor

January 22, 2020

Upon entering the restaurant, the first thing one sees is a world map with pins marked on it. Walking through a door to the right reveals a spacious interior. There’s natural light seeping through the many windows and a view of the lake by Braeburn Square. To the left is a line of food for one’s c...