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School of Performing Arts debuts their first online-only show

Wyman Wheeler, Reporter October 30, 2020

Theatrical productions have been few and far between since mid-March due to the pandemic. While the performing arts are yet to make their live return at Wichita State, “The Monty Hall Problem” is the...

Short spooky story: 'Red Eyes'

Short spooky story: ‘Red Eyes’

Wyman Wheeler, Reporter October 30, 2020

The dark has a funny way of tricking people. It’s transformative. At night, harmless objects cast horrible shadows that fool our minds into believing that monsters are real. A curtain becomes a transparent...

Eldon Taskinen (left) and Tyler Gardner (right) talk about the game. WSU's Dungeon and Dragon club was formed in the Spring of 2019.

Clubs and organizations you may not have heard of: Dungeons and Dragons Club

Karen Galindo, Arts and Entertainment Editor October 27, 2020

Questing through a medieval fantasy land with a sword or staff in hand, ready to battle deadly foes, makes for the perfect Sunday night adventure―at least for WSU’s Dungeons and Dragons club it does. Dungeons...

Marietta Farm, located in Andover, has a corn pit, grass maze, inflatable bouncer, live animals, hay bale rides, games, and of course pumpkins for visitors to enjoy.

How to celebrate Halloween safely during COVID-19

Julia Nightengale, Copy Editor October 24, 2020

COVID-19 may have changed how Halloween looks this year, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of safe ways to celebrate the beloved holiday. Halloween is a chance to take a break from reality...

Philosophy Chair Noell Birondo answers questions during an interview with The Sunflower on Wednesday, Oct. 14 behind Elliott Hall. Birondo teaches a Philosophy of Feminism class at Wichita State.

Male philosophy chair breaks feminism stereotypes

Julia Nightengale, Copy Editor October 20, 2020

Feminism isn’t just for females. Department of Philosophy Chair Noell Birondo started thinking about feminism at a very young age. “I’ve been thinking about gender my whole life because before...

REVIEW: ‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’ is a love story disguised as a ghost story

Wyman Wheeler, Reporter October 19, 2020

Mike Flanagan and Netflix terrified everybody in 2018 with the release of “The Haunting of Hill House”. Upon its release, “Hill House” was praised for its atmosphere, performances, and storytelling....

Members of Wichita State's only astronomy club, Club Nova, pose together in front of the Cadman Art Gallery. (Pictured from left to right) treasurer Jaidyn Spoon, president Ayshea Banes, social media director Kaitlyn Cowen, and vice president Amanda Perez.

‘It just feels like home to me’: Club Nova members share their fascination with outer space

Karen Galindo, Arts and Entertainment Editor October 19, 2020

Is Pluto still considered a planet? What even are neutron stars and how fast do they move? Ayshea Banes, president of Wichita State’s Club Nova, knows the answers to those questions and is eager to share...

The Sunflower Soundtrack: Spooky Sounds

The Sunflower Soundtrack: Spooky Sounds

Spooky music perfect for a Halloween playlist

Karen’s Picks  I put a spell on you by Bette Midler (Hocus Pocus 1993)  I specifically chose this cover because ‘Hocus Pocus’ is the most iconic Halloween movie of all time and I will debate...

REVIEW: ‘The Boys’ season 2 finishes with a heartbreaking, head-popping finale

Wyman Wheeler, Reporter October 11, 2020

After a month of weekly releases, the sophomore season of "The Boys" has finally wrapped up; the end result was another great season of television. Developed by Eric Kripke, "The Boys" is an Amazon...

The Mulberry Art Gallery is located on Central and Volutsia.

Black-run art gallery highlighting multicultural artwork to open by the end of the year

Karen Galindo, Arts & Entertainment Editor October 11, 2020

Community members are hoping to open a Black-run art gallery which focuses on multicultural artwork by the end of the year.  According to the gallery’s GoFundMe, Mulberry Art Gallery is a “non-profit...

Screen shot of the Fields of Screams website, scaryprairiepines.com.

Local haunted attraction to look different this year due to COVID-19

Elena Kuckelman, Reporter October 3, 2020

As the fall season is fully upon us and Halloween approaches, Maize’s haunted attraction, Field of Screams, begins their season of scaring. The popular attraction opened on Friday, September 25. Due...

The Society of Cosplayers workshop and meeting on Wednesday evening in the John Bardo Center where they were focusing on foam work. Every workshop focuses on a different skill essential to cosplaying.

Clubs and organizations on campus you may not have heard of: Society of Cosplayers

Society of Cosplayers is a group of creatives who enjoy “making tributes to the stuff we love”
Karen Galindo, Arts & Entertainment Editor October 3, 2020

Cosplay is the act of dressing up as a character from a movie, show, or book. Many cosplayers even create their own characters and attend conventions dressed up as them. The cosplay community has been...

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