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Top 5 albums of the 2010s

Top 5 albums of the 2010s

Karen Galindo and Brogan Gillmore

January 8, 2020

5. “The Sound of the Life of the Mind” by Ben Folds Five Having broken up at the beginning of the millenium, Ben Folds Five reformed in 2011 then produced “The Sound of the Life of the Mind,” their fourth studio album, in 2012. The album debuted at number 10 on Billboard’s Top 200 and...

REVIEW: ‘Solid State’ tells the story of the Beatles’ swan song

REVIEW: ‘Solid State’ tells the story of the Beatles’ swan song

Robert Hite, Book Critic

January 7, 2020

Any Beatles fan looking for a way to spend their Christmas cash might consider buying the latest book about the band. Kenneth Womack’s “Solid State: The Story of 'Abbey Road' and the End of the Beatles” puts the Fab Four’s recording of their last album in 1969 in context of the social atmosph...

‘Bombshell’ film screening, discussion aim to break culture of silence

‘Bombshell’ film screening, discussion aim to break culture of silence

Audrey Korte, Reporter

January 5, 2020

The “Bombshell” film screening and discussion put on by Mamafilm and The Wichita State University Center for Combating Human Trafficking lived up to its name this weekend at the Warren East theater.  The event ended with a bombshell announcement — that Gretchen Carlson will be the keynote s...

REVIEW: ‘Fine Line’ is an album everyone will love

REVIEW: ‘Fine Line’ is an album everyone will love

Karen Galindo, Music Critic

December 13, 2019

Former One Direction member, Harry Styles, released his second studio album, “Fine Line” yesterday. His new album is made up of 12 tracks including singles such as “Lights Up,” “Watermelon Sugar” and “Adore You.” Each track on “Fine Line” has their own unique sound. My personal favor...

Student of the Year winners talk mental health, academic success

Student of the Year winners talk mental health, academic success

Karen Galindo, Reporter

December 12, 2019

Wichita State University held their annual Student of the Year scholarship competition for undergraduates this fall semester. Two students, Courtney Price-Dukes and Max Karst, took home top honors.   Courtney Price-Dukes Junior Courtney Price-Dukes, a strategic communications major, was annou...

REVIEW: ‘The Mandalorian’ is good so far — and not just because of Baby Yoda

REVIEW: ‘The Mandalorian’ is good so far — and not just because of Baby Yoda

Daniel Caudill, News Editor

December 3, 2019

When I first heard about Disney’s new streaming service in advertisements and in the news across the media conglomerate’s Fox-owned outlets — weird, right? — it didn’t sound like a service tailored for me.  Just like most zoomers, I grew up with Disney movies, shows and the channel, but...

OPINION: ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ should have stayed bad

OPINION: ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ should have stayed bad

Brogan Gillmore, Columnist

December 2, 2019

I liked the bad Sonic design so much more than the $5 million-dollar redesign that fans clamored for after the introduction of the beady-eyed speed rodent we won’t be seeing. This is coming from a 23-year-old who loved Sonic when he was growing up. I would play the games, read the comics and watch...

REVIEW: ‘Knives Out’ delivers all the mystery and comedy it promised

REVIEW: ‘Knives Out’ delivers all the mystery and comedy it promised

Olivia Babin, Movie Critic

December 2, 2019

It’s not very often that I’m extremely excited for a movie when I haven’t already enjoyed the book or when it’s not a sequel (or prequel or franchise). But I was super excited for “Knives Out.” The movie trailer itself is a masterpiece, using “I’m Gonna Live Till I Die” by Frank...

Just roll with it: Collaborative storytelling drives the play at WSU’s D&D Club

Just roll with it: Collaborative storytelling drives the play at WSU’s D&D Club

Brogan Gillmore, Reporter

December 2, 2019

Far under the fictional world of Molemaster, a battle rages — not a grand battle for the fate of the city, but a battle to protect those in need. Gnomes flee for their lives as a massive three-legged creature plucks the minuscule miners from the earth with its tentacles and plops them into its thorny...

2,653 miles: Senior conquers a new challenge along the Pacific Crest Trail

2,653 miles: Senior conquers a new challenge along the Pacific Crest Trail

Eduardo Castillo, Multimedia Editor

December 2, 2019

Joshua Gribble, a senior in the Elliott School of Communication, has always loved being active in the outdoors. Some of his favorite activities include fishing, hunting and camping — but hiking has always stood out from the rest. Last summer, Gribble put his passion for hiking to the test while...

New Muslim-based sorority aims to educate and empower WSU community

New Muslim-based sorority aims to educate and empower WSU community

Lindsay Smith, Reporter

December 2, 2019

Five years after Mu Delta Alpha was first introduced at the University of Texas at Dallas, the Muslim-based sorority has arrived at Wichita State. Saniya Ahmed, a junior studying health science at WSU, started the endeavor to bring Mu Delta Alpha to Wichita. Ahmed grew up in Wichita. As an young...