The Sunflower

Between a rock and a hard place: Teri Hall reflects on her role as VP of student affairs

Teri Hall, Vice President of Student Affairs, poses with her Towson University Wordle.

Brennen Smith, Reporter

April 13, 2017

Supportive. Caring. Helpful. Fun. Honest. Those words hang in a framed wordle — or “word cloud” — on the wall in Vice President for Student Affairs Teri Hall’s office, where she regularly meets with students and staff. Hall said the wordle was a going-away present from students at Towson...

Student-run company takes business on the road

Ernie Cisneros checks the transmission fluid for his client Dan Edwards on Wednesday evening. Cisneros owns a business called Mobile Car Tune that performs car maintenance services at people's homes.

Sam Belsan, Reporter

April 13, 2017

When it comes to starting a business you have to find a product or service to offer and a way to raise money to get the idea off the ground. Brothers Jose Cisneros and Ernie Cisneros, along with their cousin Jocelyn Galicia, all Wichita State students, started a car servicing company called Mobile...

‘The greatest disease is the lack of love’

A volunteer checks the blood pressure of Kaesha Malcolm, 19, during Saturday’s day of free health care in Fairmount Park. Malcolm suffers from hypothyroidism.
Hypothyroidism is a deficiency of thyroid hormones. It can disrupt  heart rate, body temperature and all aspects of metabolism. 
Major symptoms include fatigue, cold sensitivity, dry skin, and unexplained weight gain.

Andrew Linnabary, Managing Editor

April 10, 2017

Kaesha Malcolm hadn’t seen a doctor for her hypothyroidism in over half a year. It’s not that she didn’t need a doctor’s visit. She’s in and out of the emergency room more often than she’d like. Malcolm, 19, doesn’t have health insurance. She lost it when she turned 18. Saturday morning her m...

‘She hasn’t really been a yes man’

Student Body President Emeritus Joseph Shepard says he was verbally attacked by Stacey Steffes-Sundquist, mother of Student Body President Paige Hungate following the Student Government end-of-year banquet Thursday night at the Beggs Ballroom in the Rhatigan Student Center.

Andrew Linnabary, Managing Editor

April 6, 2017

Paige Hungate knew she wanted to be president in the 5th grade. “I’d tell everybody, ‘Vote for me in 2044,’” she said. Now she’s Wichita State's student body president. After three days of voting, the results of the 2017 Student Government Association election were announced at 5:3...

Local band comparable to the big leagues

Local band comparable to the big leagues

Marissa Campbell, Reporter

April 5, 2017

“Tunnel Vision” by Kill Vargas Released: March 10, 2017 Genre: Alternative-Punk Rating: A Local Wichita bands have been on the rise over the course of the last few years. As the alternative scene continues to grow and change, new bands rise and start to take their name elsewhere, like...

Beach: ‘Life’ shouldn’t be viewed by the squeamish

Beach: ‘Life’ shouldn’t be viewed by the squeamish

Nick Beach, Reporter

April 4, 2017

Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds and Rebecca Ferguson, “Life” isn’t your typical horror film. “Life” has enough horror elements to make anyone grimace and cringe — it shouldn’t be viewed by anyone squeamish. Looking for life beyond earth, this science fiction thriller takes place...

The Shockers’ favorite pre-game music

Wichita State’s Markis McDuffie Snapchats on his phone while entering Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Friday afternoon before the NCAA Tournament game against Dayton. (Mar. 17, 2017)

Aliyah Funschelle, Reporter

March 19, 2017

What are the Shockers listening to before a game? Here are some of the players' favorite songs and artists to get pumped up before a game. (Warning: some content is explicit). Daishon Smith: "Who i do it for” by YFN Lucci "I like anything from the whole Wish Me Well album to be honest because I can re...

Like father, like son: Kellen Marshall hopes to rise into the coaching ranks

Kellen Marshall holds up his piece of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Championship net. Kellen is Gregg Marshall's son, and the head manager for the men's basketball team.

Aliyah Funschelle, Reporter

March 18, 2017

Kellen Marshall, son of Gregg Marshall, had dreams of being a D-I basketball coach since he was 14 years old. "I want to follow the same career path as my dad," he said, "be an assistant for awhile and then work my way up and eventually become a head coach." Kellen, a sophomore at Wichita State,...

Bob Lutz ready to cut loose

Bob Lutz asks Gregg Marshall a question during the post game press conference after Wichita State’s 78-63 win over Missouri State in the Missouri Valley Conference semifinal in St. Louis on March 4, 2017. This is Lutz’ last season covering Wichita State basketball as sports reporter for the Wichita Eagle.

Aliyah Funschelle and Sam Belsan

March 9, 2017

Bob Lutz has been a reporter at the Wichita Eagle since 1974 and after 42 years, Lutz will be retiring from the newspaper business. As he looks back on the journey he’s taken while writing for The Eagle, Lutz said he takes pride in having worked there since the beginning of his career. “It’s...

Dahl manages life as a broadcaster and judge

Dave Dahl pumps up the crowd with his speech at the pep rally in the Marriott St. Louis Grand before the Bradley game on March 3, 2017. Dahl is a broadcast for Wichita State.

Grant Cohen, Sports Editor

March 9, 2017

Dave Dahl ran for Judge of Division II in the 18th Judicial District Court in 2012, winning the election and starting his duties in 2013. During his election campaign, Dahl had to take time off from what he loved to do: call Shocker basketball games. At the time he was elected, Dahl knew that the...

Senior state of mind

Wichita State seniors John Robert Simon (14) and Zach Bush (5) talk at half court during the first free throw shot. Simon and Bush are the only two seniors on the Wichita State team.

Sam Belsan, Reporter

March 9, 2017

Wichita State’s men’s basketball team will say goodbye to two seniors this season. J.R. Simon and Zach Bush have been on the team for four and five years, respectively. Simon and Bush consider each other brothers, live together and even get on each other’s nerves sometimes. “We’re...