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Peace in the pandemic: Professor fights stress with yoga

Peace in the pandemic: Professor fights stress with yoga

Julia Nightengale, Copy Editor September 1, 2020

As a yoga professor, Lisa Callahan knows how important it is to relax.  “I feel for everyone that there is an unconscious stress that flows through all of us right now,” Callahan said. “I believe...

REVIEW: The Killers “Imploding the Mirage” is the hopeful album that the world needs

Wyman Wheeler, Music Critic August 29, 2020

As an individual who consumes entertainment to escape the harsh realities of the world, I admit that the COVID-19 pandemic has made it hard to be swept away by any forms of art. However, The Killer’s...

A Day of the Dead celebration at Nomar square in Wichita, Kansas. “Somos de Wichita” is an exhibit dedicated to highlighting the history of Wichita’s Latinx community.

“A community hidden in plain sight”: Exhibit hopes to acknowledge Latinx’s history and contributions to Wichita

Karen Galindo, Arts and Entertainment Editor August 29, 2020

José Enrique Navarro, Associate Professor of Spanish, and Jay M. Price, Professor and Chair of the Department of History, are co-curators of a digital exhibit that highlights the North end and the Latinx...

Two students from the College of Arts and Liberal Sciences collaborate on a game as part of the Clash of the Colleges' in-person event on Friday. A winner will be crowned in September, after virtual games wrap up.

LAS takes the lead after first day of an unusual Clash of the Colleges 

Lindsay Smith, News Editor August 22, 2020

Unlike years past, Clash of the Colleges wrapped up its in-person games on Friday without a winner.  The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is in the lead with 1,250 points after the event, but a...

Karen Galindo, arts and entertainment editor

From the A&E editor: It’s time to stop undervaluing our arts

Karen Galindo, Arts and Entertainment Editor August 18, 2020

Welcome new and returning Shockers! I’m Karen Galindo, this semester’s arts and entertainment editor at The Sunflower. I am looking forward to covering campus culture to the best of my ability. In...

Students from the College of Applied Studies celebrate their win at the Clash of the Colleges event on Aug. 23 at Cessna Stadium.

Mark your calendars for these events and important dates this fall

Karen Galindo, Arts and Entertainment Editor August 18, 2020

Aug. 21 Clash of the Colleges — 4 p.m. at Cessna Stadium Clash of the Colleges will take place this year, but only a limited amount of students will be allowed to attend. There will also be virtual...

The lunch buffet at Passage to India, 6100 E 21st St N #180. Columnist Kamilah Gumbs recommends the restaurant as one of her favorite food spots near Wichita State.

REVIEW: The best food and coffee spots at Wichita State or nearby

Kamilah Gumbs, Staff Columnist August 18, 2020

If there’s one recurring theme among most college students it’s that we’re always hungry. Sometimes we don’t have time, don’t live in the right dorms, or just do not know how to cook. Here are...

Charity Bush, a WSU senior, asks one of the American Idol staffers a question before her audition in Wichita in September 2019. She hoped her regular vocal performances at her Wichita church would give her an edge over the competition. Though she wasn't chosen to move to the next round, she said the experience was awesome.

‘Looking for superstars:’ American Idol to hold virtual auditions in Kansas on Tuesday

Karen Galindo, Arts and Entertainment Editor August 17, 2020

“American Idol” will hold open virtual auditions in Kansas on Tuesday. The auditions will be held via Zoom, marking the first-ever live, virtual nationwide search for the next Idol. The remote auditions...

Aviance Battles, a student majoring in Dance at Wichita State University, performs her routine

Virtual performances create challenges, opportunities for performing arts students

Karen Galindo, Arts and Entertainment Editor August 17, 2020

Most learning spaces at Wichita State will be at least partially online this semester, and the stage is no exception. The School of Performing Arts’ shows this semester will be broadcast on a virtual...

Jordy Mozqueda, a freshman general business major, poses for a photo in front of a mural at Clinton Hall.

Freshman Rudd scholar wastes no time getting involved on campus 

Daniel Caudill, Editor in Chief August 17, 2020

Jordy Mosqueda is passionate about helping out. And while the coronavirus has limited in-person activities on campus, the freshman Rudd scholar is still taking steps to have an impact from the jump. “I...

Taylor Swift's surprise release,

REVIEW: Taylor Swift’s “folklore” is a bittersweet surprise

Karen Galindo, Music Critic July 27, 2020

Taylor Swift excited fans Thursday morning when she announced she'd be releasing a surprise album, “folklore,” that night at midnight.  If you’re expecting a hard-hit pop album like “1989”,...

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