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Maggie Brown, a junior studying aerospace engineering at WSU, is attending the NASA L'SPACE Academy this summer. She said she's always been fascinated with space.

‘Over the moon:’ WSU student accepted into NASA summer academy 

Karen Galindo, Reporter May 22, 2020

Maggie Brown, an aerospace engineering major at WSU, is taking the first steps toward her dreams of working for NASA. The junior was accepted this month into the NASA L’SPACE Academy summer program.  “I...

Screenshot of the Sedgwick County Fair's Facebook post

Sedgwick County Fair canceled due to COVID-19

Karen Galindo, Arts and Entertainment Editor May 13, 2020

The 2020 Sedgwick County Fair has been canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  The announcement was made on Tuesday night by the Sedgwick County Fair Board. “The restriction on mass gatherings...

Cool Breeze Pizza is located at 828 W 11th St N.

REVIEW: Another one bites the crust: Cool Breeze Pizza opens

Brogan Gillmore, Food Critic May 9, 2020

A cool breeze has blown through Wichita and on it the scent of pizza, but not your average greasy pizza scent with pepperoni, instead it’s a little smaller, a little flatter and equipped with nonstandard...

Plague Inc.'s logo.

5 pandemic-themed video games for if you want to feel slightly more terrified

Austin Farber, Game Critic April 30, 2020

In these uncertain times of self-isolation, it’s easy to feel like the world is spinning out of control. Here are some video games where you can determine the outcome of a major virus. Take back control. 5....

A mock-up of a potential billboard featuring the works of Kansas-born artist Gordon Parks. The two photographs featured are of boxer Muhammad Ali.

Ulrich Museum planning community-based billboard art project

Karen Galindo, Arts & Entertainment Editor April 30, 2020

Wichita State’s Ulrich Museum of Art is planning a new community-based project called Ulrich + Artists + You Community Billboard Project, which will include the artwork from 20 artists. The project...

Graphic Design senior live exhibition event, Design Zoo, will be on May 1.

Graphic design seniors to host virtual exhibition

Karen Galindo, Arts & Entertainment Editor April 30, 2020

The Wichita State School of Fine Arts will still host their annual Senior Graphic Design Exhibition Show, albeit virtually.  The show, themed Design Zoo, was originally supposed to take place at ShiftSpace...

Wichita State students Royce Siebert and Donavon Cheeks speak with SAC president Emily Liston during a meeting that took place earlier in the semester.

SAC sticking to its mission of keeping students involved during COVID-19

Lindsay Smith, Reporter April 29, 2020

With campus closed, Wichita State’s Student Activities Council is finding ways to adjust programming during the stay-at-home order.  SAC has hosted digital Watch Party Wednesdays, Tuesday trivia,...

Shirley Knight in

Wichita State alumna and Oscar-nominated actress Shirley Knight dies at 83

Karen Galindo, Arts & Entertainment Editor April 23, 2020

Shirley Knight, a Wichita State alumna and Oscar-nominated actress, died Wednesday at age 83.  Knight died of natural causes at her daughter’s home in San Marcos, Texas.  Knight transferred to...

SAC, Student Involvement to host TikTok Talent Show

SAC, Student Involvement to host TikTok Talent Show

Karen Galindo, Arts & Entertainment Editor April 15, 2020

TikTok fanatics and protégés can now showcase their skills and talents on the social media platform through the TikTok Talent Show, co-hosted by Wichita State’s Student Involvement and SAC.  Glynnis...

Diversity and inclusion chair for AIGA Wichita, Gabby Garlow, designed the two of diamonds and WSU senior Sofia Burnett designed the 10 of spades.

AIGA Wichita brings local creatives together with The Deck

Karen Galindo, Arts and Entertainment Editor April 13, 2020

Fifty-five local designers and creatives collaborated to create AIGA Wichita’s The Deck — a uniquely designed deck of cards that celebrates Wichita’s design community. Fifty-four artists designed...

Movie poster of 2007's

10 pandemic-centric movies and films

Austin Farber, Movie Critic April 8, 2020

We could be living in a movie. With hundreds of thousands sick; schools, colleges, churches and businesses closed; and people locked in their homes, distancing themselves from one another, the world now...

Wichita State University's main campus is known for its multicolored tulips, which bloom every spring. The university announced changes for the spring semester on Thursday.

Elementary education majors miss students, share worries over unmet graduation requirements

Karen Galindo, A&E Editor April 7, 2020

Wichita State senior Robin Zebedee had just started her pre-student teaching semester at Mueller Elementary School this spring, where she was expected to come into work every Wednesday.  With Gov....

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