The Sunflower

5,006 miles away from home: Rauno Nurger finds ‘home away from home’

Wichita State center Rauno Nurger (20) grins after driving to the basket.

Aliyah Funschelle, Reporter

March 9, 2017

Junior center Rauno Nurger is a long way from home. 5,006 miles to be exact. Nurger is from Kella, a town in Estonia. Nurger played on the national team for Estonia at the 2013 FIBA U-20 European Championship. Following that, Nurger attended Sunrise Christian Academy, a prep school, where he...

Linnabary: ‘Hndrxx’ splashes color into Future’s icy-grey world

Linnabary: 'Hndrxx' splashes color into Future's icy-grey world

Andrew Linnabary, Managing Editor

March 5, 2017

"When you get high enough, you can dodge raindrops." Substance abuse is a journey down a dark tunnel that, if left untreated, culminates in total blackness. Interspersed down that tunnel are rays of light, some bright, some flickering. They keep the addict tunneling deeper down. "Hndrxx," Future's...

Campbell: Sheeran’s new album sinks, Minus the Bear soars

Campbell: Sheeran's new album sinks, Minus the Bear soars

Marissa Campbell, Reporter

March 5, 2017

  “Divide” by Ed Sheeran Release: March 3 Genre: Pop Rating: C- If you haven’t been living under a rock for the last few weeks then I’m sure you have heard Ed Sheeran’s latest single “Shape of You.” The single is for sure a banger that will probably be a hit through...

One last trip to St. Louis

Wyatt Vieux, a member of the Shocker Sound, plays the drums during the game against Illinois State Saturday night. (Feb. 4, 2017)

Sam Belsan, Reporter

March 5, 2017

Thousands of Wichita State fans travel to St. Louis each year to support the Shockers in the Missouri Valley Tournament. From alumni to parents to students, the crowd at the Scottrade Center is a sea of black and yellow. Among the many students who make the trip are the members of the band, the ...

Beach: Wolverine’s swansong ‘Logan’ worth a watch

Beach: Wolverine's swansong 'Logan' worth a watch

Nick Beach, Reporter

March 4, 2017

“Logan,” a Wolverine flick and the latest installment in the X-Men franchise, is a worthy trip to the theater this March. It also marks Hugh Jackman's final time portraying the clawed mutant.  Here's some story context: Wolverine is taking care of the ailing Professor X, played by Patrick ...

For student-turned-songwriter, ‘every song is different’

For student-turned-songwriter, ‘every song is different’

Andrew Linabary, Managing Editor

February 27, 2017

Songwriter Skye Strickler spent hours hunched over a piano in the rehearsal spaces in Wiedemann Hall hashing out songs’ melodies and chords. After leaving Wichita, ditching school and releasing his debut EP “DNA” in January, it’s still the way he writes songs. “It’s me, a piano and...

Beach: ‘Get Out’ has some hits, some misses

Beach: ‘Get Out’ has some hits, some misses

Nick Beach, Reporter

February 27, 2017

“Get Out” is a gripping movie experience that is definitely not for everyone. The film is the directorial debut of Jordan Peele, half of the comedy duo Key and Peele. He is one of comedy’s biggest names and many were torn when they heard he would try his hand at a horror movie. The plot centers...

Beach: Moonlight stuns La La Land to wrap up Oscars

Beach: Moonlight stuns La La Land to wrap up Oscars

Nick Beach, Reporter

February 27, 2017

It was going just like the book. All the favorites were running away with all the big categories and even some of the smaller ones. “La La Land,” a love driven musical taking place in beautiful Los Angeles, was long considered the favorite to take home best picture and did pretty well in its othe...

Linnabary: On ‘Future,’ the trap king reloads the clip

Linnabary: On 'Future,' the trap king reloads the clip

Andrew Linnabary, Managing Editor

February 22, 2017

Let's be honest — Future has been stuck in the past for awhile.  He's been on a six-release run — beginning with 2014's "Monster" — of ruthless, auto-tuned trap music fueled by codeine, cold-heartedness and an insatiable creative hunger.  It seemed like the drugs were getting to the Atlanta ...

Blaauw kilns finally on campus

In Henrion Hall Wednesday morning, a Blaauw kiln is prepared for use. After a year of anticipation, three new Blaauw kilns have been installed in Henrion Hall.

Marissa Campbell, Reporter

February 22, 2017

Art students rely heavily on equipment to make their various creations. Ceramics students need everything from trimming tools to throwing wheels and kilns. The School of Art, Design and Creative Industries at Wichita State has been working for more than a year to bring state-of-the-art kilns to the...

Campbell: Latest alt releases are killing the game

Campbell: Latest alt releases are killing the game

Marissa Campbell, Reporter

February 20, 2017

“Zombies on Broadway” by Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness Released: Feb. 10 Genre: Alternative-pop Rating: A Known for his early 2000s band Jack’s Mannequin, Andrew McMahon made a comeback in 2014 with the self-titled album “Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness.” This album featured all the...

Beach: ‘The Great Wall’: high budget, low impact

Beach: ‘The Great Wall’: high budget, low impact

Nick Beach, Reporter

February 20, 2017

“The Great Wall” is a great disappointment. At $150 million, it’s the highest budget film to be made entirely in China — a lot of money to spend on a movie with such a weak premise. With stars like Matt Damon, this film, filled with high-energy sequences, had potential. Instead, it flopped. Damon...