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Shockapella performing at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA), which took place at the beginning of this year.

Clubs and organizations you may not have heard of: Shockapella

Karen Galindo, Arts and Entertainment Editor November 6, 2020

A cappella first entered mainstream media with the release of the 2012 hit movie, “Pitch Perfect”.  Eight years later, this style of music continues to be widely popular.  Shockapella is Wichita...

Wichita State held an annual holiday pottery sale. This event was held in Henrion Hall, room 105 on Nov. 5.

Students and faculty showcase their work at WSU Ceramic Guild’s annual holiday sale

Karen Galindo, Arts and Entertainment Editor November 5, 2020

Wichita State’s Ceramic Guild held their annual holiday pottery sale on Wednesday and Thursday at Henrion Hall.  The pieces on sale were handmade by students and faculty members. Associate professor...

Gabe Murphy walks out after casting his vote at Grace Presbyterian Church Tuesday, Nov. 3. He turned 18 on Election Day and celebrating by going to the polls.

Birthday ballot: Wichitan celebrates 18th birthday by casting first vote

Calen Moore, Reporter November 3, 2020

On Gabe Murphy’s 18th birthday, he did not leave school to celebrate with his friends and family. Instead, he went to Grace Presbyterian Church to cast his vote. Murphy was one of the lucky few who...

A student paints a skull for the Day of the Dead themed First Friday.

Day of the Dead themed Final Friday brings students together to celebrate the Mexican holiday

Karen Galindo, Arts and Entertainment Editor October 31, 2020

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosted a Dia de los Muertos themed Final Friday yesterday at the Rhatigan Student Center.  Students were able to come together to paint sugar skulls, listen to...

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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...

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