The Sunflower

Senior cheerleader finishes season with blessings after surviving car crash

Senior cheerleader finishes season with blessings after surviving car crash

Pamela Dominguez, Reporter

March 25, 2019

A teardrop splashed against the Koch Arena basketball court. There she stood: Hannah Foster, beaming, crying, and feeling more emotions than she could process. The crowd of fans, many of whom were familiar with her story, was cheering not with her, but for her. The senior cheerleader had just been...

Weekly preview — Mar. 25

Weekly preview — Mar. 25

John Darr, Culture Editor

March 25, 2019

Monday, March 25 & Tuesday, March 26 Tuberculosis Skin Testing Time: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Location: 209 Ahlberg Hall Cost: $12 This week is World Tuberculosis Week. Protect yourself and others by getting a remarkably affordable skin test at Student Help Services. Tuesday, March 26 Fre...

Spring Essentials: The culture section’s spring starter pack

Spring Essentials: The culture section’s spring starter pack

John Darr, Culture Editor

March 25, 2019

With the arrival of spring, college students hatch from their cocoons of fleece and misery into smiling, Frisbee-throwing creatures. They will no longer skip class because the weather is too horrible to walk through. They will instead skip class because the weather is too beautiful to miss. Grab your...

‘The Theory of Relativity’ as sweet as springtime roses

‘The Theory of Relativity’ as sweet as springtime roses

Pamela Dominguez, Culture Reporter

March 21, 2019

Mere inches stand between the characters on stage, but their lives are galaxies apart — spinning aimlessly throughout space until they collide. Every day, we are surrounded by strangers driving next to us, sitting next to us in class, making our coffee, serving our food, and sharing the sidewalk with...

Broadway arrives in Wichita via ‘The Realistic Joneses’

Broadway arrives in Wichita via ‘The Realistic Joneses’

Becca Yenser, Culture Reporter

March 21, 2019

On a recent Thursday evening, I found myself sitting in an intimate audience at The Fisch Haus with a playbill in my hand. The set was simple: an outdoor picnic table on stage right, a screen door in the center, and an old fridge and a little kitchen table on stage left. The play began with a spotlight...

Weekend Preview — March 21-23

Weekend Preview — March 21-23

John Darr, Culture Editor

March 20, 2019

Thursday, March 21, 2019 Stereotyped 101: Karith Foster Time: 6:00 p.m. Location: CAC Theater Cost: Free! There’s perhaps no field in which stereotypes are more omnipresent than comedy. Karith Foster, however, uses comedy to interrogate stereotypes with a zeal for truth that nevertheless fi...

Kansas Poet Laureate’s visit to Wichita State radiates love of homeland and jazz

Kansas Poet Laureate’s visit to Wichita State radiates love of homeland and jazz

John Darr, Culture Editor

March 20, 2019

It’s 10:45 a.m. on a Wednesday, and the Poet Laureate of Kansas is playing drums in the Ulrich Museum. Poet Laureate Kevin Rabas, who’s toured 42 Kansas venues during his two-year tenure, will forever have music running through his veins. During his performances, he often brings along a band to...

Darr: Wichita State’s After Judo builds a strong, jazzy foundation with ‘Harvard Ave.’

Darr: Wichita State’s After Judo builds a strong, jazzy foundation with ‘Harvard Ave.’

John Darr, Culture Editor

March 18, 2019

It takes a lot of effort to make music that sounds this relaxed. “Harvard Ave.,” the first LP from Wichita State alternative band After Judo, conjures the breezy melancholy of summer love with elegant,  jazzy guitar lines and vocal harmonies. If you’re looking for a great soundtrack to the early...

Dominguez: The Cavves’ ‘Holy Water’ drowns in, then transcends, its religious suffering

Dominguez: The Cavves’ ‘Holy Water’ drowns in, then transcends, its religious suffering

Pamela Dominguez, Columnist

March 17, 2019

Grab a box of tissues, y’all — the Cavves are back with a new single, and it’s going to make you cry. Less than a year after the release of their debut album, “Learn to Swim,” the Cavves have returned with their first single from “Venture Out,” their sophomore record, due in early April....

Jeremy Buoy brings a dream to life with WSU’s first theatre tour in over a decade

Jeremy Buoy brings a dream to life with WSU’s first theatre tour in over a decade

John Darr, Culture Editor

March 17, 2019

Presenting all of Shakespeare’s plays in the runtime of a single production isn’t exactly traditional. Yet, when WSU Theatre Performance senior Jeremy Buoy wanted to direct “The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged),” it wasn’t the play itself that was the problem. The theatre just didn’t...

Weekly Preview — March 18

Weekly Preview — March 18

John Darr, Culture Editor

March 17, 2019

All Week Exposure Photography Competition Exhibit Location: RSC Cadman Art Gallary Time: All Day, reception Tuesday, March 19 at 5 p.m. Cost: Free! The Cadman Art Gallery always provides a wonderful place to get a glimpse of student art, but this week, there’s a special breadth of wonde...

‘Florida’ bears its fangs with wild stories of a wild state

‘Florida’ bears its fangs with wild stories of a wild state

Becca Yenser, Columnist

March 7, 2019

Lauren Groff is an animal. That was a metaphor; catch up! In all seriousness, Groff has created a literary masterpiece with her collection of short stories, ​“Florida.” Groff’s fifth book showcases a writer in her prime. You can feel her stretching her limbs as she writes. You can practically...