The Sunflower

OPINION: ‘The Office’ isn’t funny

OPINION: ‘The Office’ isn’t funny

Olivia Babin, Columnist

November 25, 2019

I used to like “The Office.” Emphasis on the used to. I’ve heard people talk more and more about how the show “would never have survived in this day and age.” To the people saying that, you’re right — not because people are too sensitive, but because the jokes are just straight-up offensive. “The...

Weekend Preview (Nov. 21-24)

Weekend Preview (Nov. 21-24)

Olivia Babin, Writer

November 21, 2019

Thursday, Nov. 21 First Ever Pumpkin Spiced Showdown  6 p.m. Reverie Coffee Roasters Local cafes will be competing to see who has the best pumpkin spice latte. There will be three official judges but there will be samples for audience members. Go see what the best PSL is in town. The event is fr...

REVIEW: Chainsmokers impress with over-the-top performance

REVIEW: Chainsmokers impress with over-the-top performance

Olivia Babin, Show Critic

November 18, 2019

After selling out the Sprint Center in Kansas City on Friday, the Chainsmokers headed to INTRUST Bank Arena with guests 5 Seconds of Summer and Lennon Stella. INTRUST was not sold out. I bought a cheap seat at the very back of the arena. When I arrived, my seat was upgraded to the floor for free because...

REVIEW: ‘The Path to Heaven’ a harrowing Holocaust tale

REVIEW: ‘The Path to Heaven’ a harrowing Holocaust tale

Brogan Gillmore, Opera Critic

November 18, 2019

“Chilling” is the only way to describe Wichita State’s fall opera, “The Path to Heaven.” Chilling in the content, chilling in the music, and chilling in the theater — but that’s not a point against it. WSU’s Miller Concert Hall hosted the North American premiere of “The Path to Heaven,”...

Behind the gameday music: Basketball DJ leads fans in celebration and song

Behind the gameday music: Basketball DJ leads fans in celebration and song

Audrey Korte, Reporter

November 15, 2019

Wichita State has the best men’s basketball arena atmosphere in the American Athletic Conference, according to a 2018 survey of veteran coaches around the AAC. The crowds at Koch Arena are notoriously raucous. Last year, WSU invested in a new deejay, DJ Bearfoot, who purposefully avoids the sam...

Not her first rodeo: Student drag queen Enigma sees drag as an outlet, inspiration

Not her first rodeo: Student drag queen Enigma sees drag as an outlet, inspiration

Kylie Cameron, Editor in Chief

November 14, 2019

Growing up in Texas and going to a Catholic school, Thomas Sutherland knew next to nothing about drag. It wasn’t until he came to Wichita State four years ago to study vocal performance that he was introduced to the drag scene. “Throughout my first year, I started having my first real gay friends...

‘Voices from the Vault’ panelists discuss 1970s feminism movements in the American West

‘Voices from the Vault’ panelists discuss 1970s feminism movements in the American West

Lindsay Smith, Reporter

November 14, 2019

“Voices from the Vault” is a five-year lecture series leading up to the Ulrich Museum of Art’s 50th anniversary in 2024. Tuesday night, the museum hosted “Voices from the Vault Panel: Feminism in the West in the 1970s.” The panel consisted of three members: WSU women’s studies graduate...

Weekend preview

Weekend preview

Olivia Babin, Reporter

November 14, 2019

Looking for something fun to do in Wichita this weekend? Here are a few options. Thursday: Mikrobrews with Special Guest Farooq Ahmed @ 6 p.m. 86 Cold Press (Downtown) Farooq Ahmed will be reading from his debut novel, Kansastan, an alternate narrative of Kansas during the Civil War. It will...

Weekend preview: Nov. 7-9

Weekend preview: Nov. 7-9

Olivia Babin, Writer

November 7, 2019

Thursday Study jams with WSU Guitar Studio Fairmount Coffee Co. 3:30 p.m. WSU Guitar Studio will be playing some study tunes to set the mood at one of WSU’s favorite coffee shops. Clay Currents - Artist Pattie Chalmers workshops Ulrich Museum of Art 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Pattie Chalme...

Feminist curator argues for re-envisioning of oppression in the art world

Feminist curator argues for re-envisioning of oppression in the art world

Reid Kurkerewicz, Writer

November 7, 2019

Brooklyn Museum of Art curator Catherine Morris lectured on Tuesday night, amidst the second-floor gallery of the Ulrich Museum of Art, on the relevance of feminism and curation practices to Kansans today. Funded by Humanities Kansas, the lecture inaugurated a series of talks, called Voices from the Vault, which will culminate in the Ulrich Museum's 50th anniversary cele...

The 4 best pumpkin spice lattes in Wichita ranked

The 4 best pumpkin spice lattes in Wichita ranked

Jeromiah Taylor, Pumpin Spice Expert

November 4, 2019

As temperatures drop alongside midterm grades we find ourselves in the fragrant, crisp midst of autumn.  For those us of us who function with crippling caffeine dependencies this means one thing – the return of the ubiquitous pumpkin spice latte. Are they really that good? Who knows?  Wha...