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Halloween ComicFest: Graphic novels, cosplay, and spookiness

Halloween ComicFest: Graphic novels, cosplay, and spookiness

Audrey Korte, Reporter

October 28, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Lifestyle

It’s not normal to see Ghostbusters walking through a library unless, of course, someone has seen a ghost. But thanks to this year’s Halloween ComicFest, Ablah Library welcomed Ghostbusters, superheroes and lots of costumed comic book characters this weekend. The building, normally home to students...

Cirque du Soleil‘s ‘Crystal’ breaks ice, pushes boundaries

Cirque du Soleil‘s ‘Crystal’ breaks ice, pushes boundaries

Ella Dominguez, Reporter

October 25, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture

Pushing boundaries in a never before seen concept, “Crystal” marvels audiences as Cirque du Soleil’s latest acrobatic feat is performed entirely on a stage of ice. This one of a kind production that combines classic acrobatics with figure skating, extreme skating and dance lands at Intrust Bank...

Choreographer gives dimension to Seussical through dance

Choreographer gives dimension to Seussical through dance

Andrew Linnabary, Digital Managing Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Features, Lifestyle

Courtney Wages is focused when she’s on stage dancing — almost like a laser, she said. She doesn’t get nervous. She gets passionate. “When (the performance) is clean, it’s that laser beam,” Wages said. Wages, a sophomore majoring in musical theater, is the assistant choreographer, dance...

‘Oh, the thinks you can think!’

‘Oh, the thinks you can think!’

Audrey Korte, Reporter

October 24, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Lifestyle, Showcase

Seussical The Musical is a vividly multicolored musical based on some beloved characters created by children’s book author Dr. Seuss. Most of the musical’s plot is based on “Horton Hears a Who!” with The Cat in the Hat acting like a ringmaster in this circus of a show. This musical by...

Hippo Campus emerges on a new wave with latest release ‘Bambi’

Hippo Campus emerges on a new wave with latest release ‘Bambi’

Pamela Dominguez, Music Critic

October 24, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Music

After touring the country in what has no doubt been their largest and most successful tour yet, it’s no wonder the dreamers of Hippo Campus have outgrown their boyish persona in their new album, "Bambi.” Leaving the rosy tinted days behind, this project is a torn diary page set to a chill beat. A...

WSU student’s time in France defined by communication, friendship

WSU student’s time in France defined by communication, friendship

Max Roach

October 22, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Lifestyle

There are Shockers out in the world really taking their education into their own hands. In this series, we grant them an opportunity to pen personal essays about their experience abroad. Our second essay is courtesy of Max Roach, a Liberal Arts and Sciences senior who is currently studying at University D...

Shocktoberfest preview

Shocktoberfest preview

John Darr, Culture Editor

October 22, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Lifestyle

Date: Monday, Oct. 22 Wu’s Birthday Bash Time: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Location: RSC East Courtyard Cost: Free! Are you bummed that your birthday only comes once a year? Come celebrate Wu’s Birthday Bash and vicariously live through our friendly and fibrous mascot! There will be ga...

Making a Wave: Wichita’s newest concert venue is modern, energized

Making a Wave: Wichita’s newest concert venue is modern, energized

Pamela Dominguez, Columnist

October 22, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Columns, Lifestyle, Music, Opinion

With a gorgeous neon sign in the front and a massive inflatable pumpkin in the back, Wave is hard to miss. Located in Downtown Wichita just minutes from Old Town, Wave is a brand new concert venue that had its grand opening Friday. What this venue lacks in parking and security, it makes up for in...

Ulrich exhibit shows beauty and value in north Wichita

Ulrich exhibit shows beauty and value in north Wichita

Ella Dominguez, Arts and Culture Reporter

October 17, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Lifestyle

In an area vulnerable to rapid urban development, “Neighborhood: PALIMPSEST / Barrio: PALIMPSESTO” reaffirms the value that lies in neighborhoods such as those in north Wichita. Through their artwork, local artists Ana Hernandez, Alexis Rivierre, Janice Burdine Thacker, and Bernardo Treviso Jr. provide...

This week in culture — Oct. 17

This week in culture — Oct. 17

John Darr, Culture Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Lifestyle

Saturday, October 20th Senior Saturday Time: 9 – 11 a.m. Location: Larksfield Place, 2828 N. Governeour St. Cost: Free! Senior Saturday offers an opportunity to give back to the community while meeting other service-minded Wichita State students. You’ll share stories and play game...