The Sunflower

HR senior masters the human factor of business

HR senior masters the human factor of business

Eduardo Castillo, Reporter

May 2, 2019

Working three jobs and being a full-time student is nothing new to Morgan Lajoie. Lajoie, a graduating Human Resources senior at Wichita State, currently works as an HR intern at Airxcel, a sales associate at Imagine That Toys, and as a bartender at Hartman arena. She has been able to manage all of these...

Art Education major brings pop culture inspiration, nurturing personality to the classroom

Art Education major brings pop culture inspiration, nurturing personality to the classroom

Becca Yenser, Reporter

May 2, 2019

Going out of her way to help people is second nature for senior art education major Haley Ensz. “I’m drawn to jobs where I get to help people,” Haley Ensz said. There’s a flash of glitter on her cheeks. “The glitter’s from last night. I was helping a friend with a dance project.” Ensz...

Darr: Taylor Swift’s new single puts the ‘me’ in ‘shame’

Darr: Taylor Swift’s new single puts the ‘me’ in ‘shame’

John Darr, Culture Editor

April 30, 2019

There’s one big problem with the “self-love” movement: some people really do suck. Of course, all of us have pitfalls in our lives that we stumble into when our problems overtake us. We find ourselves treating the ones we love badly as we flail in the darkness. For some, shame and guilt push them to climb...

Darr: Game of Thrones does the big battle

Darr: Game of Thrones does the big battle

John Darr, Culture Editor

April 29, 2019

When I was a kid, my friends and I always dreamed about an hour-and-a-half hour battle scene. Lightsaber and sword fights were our favorite part of any movie, so naturally we wanted more of them. We eventually realized how silly that would be. It’s cool to watch CGI monsters get hacked to bits so ...

Rub-a-dub-dub: Soak in music and art at Wichita’s Final Fest 2019

Rub-a-dub-dub: Soak in music and art at Wichita’s Final Fest 2019

John Darr, Culture Editor

April 25, 2019

“I don’t know if I can say this,” said Wichita State junior Joe Hagen, co-founder of Final Fest. “Okay . . . it’s going to be a human carwash.” Final Fest started as a humble mission to create an all-ages concert in Wichita, but it’s quickly grown into something like a mini-Coachella....

Best places to hang on campus

Best places to hang on campus

John Darr, Ella Dominguez, Becca Yenser, and Ryan Crews

April 25, 2019

Ah, the beautiful springtime, when we can finally exit our dens of hibernation and dance in the spring sun. With the impending doom of finals lurking in the background, you’ll want some places where you can suffer in the beautiful outdoors. Here are The Sunflower’s picks for the best places to hang...

‘Dante’s Nightmares and Dreams’ a triumphant WSU original

‘Dante’s Nightmares and Dreams’ a triumphant WSU original

Becca Yenser, Writer

April 24, 2019

“Dante’s Nightmares and Dreams” ​is a stunning collaboration between the Wichita State Wind Ensemble and the Wichita Contemporary Dance Theatre. Featuring live music, film, and dance, Dante’s classic tale, “The Inferno​,” is brought to life in a veritable feast for the senses. Director...

Darr: Game of Thrones enjoys a delightful last night on Earth in ‘A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms’

Darr: Game of Thrones enjoys a delightful last night on Earth in ‘A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms’

John Darr, Culture Editor

April 23, 2019

This is the best episode that Game of Thrones has had in seasons. After its premiere’s tedious, repetitive stretch of reunions, Game of Thrones had every character exactly where it wanted them. I’m sure many other viewers also expected the show to burst forth into chaos as soon as its pieces had ...

Weekly Preview — Apr. 22

Weekly Preview — Apr. 22

John Darr, Culture Editor

April 22, 2019

Monday, April 22 WSU “Earth Pod” Dedication and Picnic Location: Alumni Green Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Cost: Free! A new sculpture is coming to Wichita State just in time for Earth Day! Brady Hatter’s “Earth Pod” will be dedicated at noon with live remarks from the artist ...

Darr: Beyonce’s ‘Homecoming’ claims and achieves its college dreams

Darr: Beyonce’s ‘Homecoming’ claims and achieves its college dreams

John Darr, Culture Editor

April 22, 2019

The power of a concert comes from an undeniable presence: bass coursing through your bones, the voice of a singer swelling golden through the air, the look of joy on surrounding strangers’ faces. This makes concerts nearly impossible to document effectively. If you’re not there, you’re just not...