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Linnabary: Twenty One Pilots soar, but dude, where’s my guitar?

Twenty One Pilots lead singer Tyler Joseph plays tambourine and sings during the first song of the night in Intrust Bank Arena. The band and other opening acts stopped in Wichita for the Emotional Roadshow tour. (Feb. 3, 2017)

Andrew Linnabary, Managing Editor

February 4, 2017

Twenty One Pilots' chart-topping "Blurryface" LP is an album about alienation, a beacon of hope for estranged youth that says, "Hey, you're not the only one." It's fitting, then, that togetherness was the theme of Friday's explosive, sold-out show at Intrust Bank Arena.  Togetherness was apparent from the moment early in...

‘Leader more than a follower’

Dominic Davis, a freshman majoring in biology at Wichita State, coaches a wrestler from the side of the mat at Bishop Carrol High School. (Feb. 1, 2017)

Sam Belsan, Reporter

February 2, 2017

Dominic Davis finds a way to take care of his responsibilities on campus and give back to the community. Davis, a freshman studying biology, is a men’s basketball manager and “assistant to the assistant coach” for Bishop Carroll High School’s wrestling team. “I wrestled at Bishop Carroll, so I ...

Beach: ‘Live by Night’ vastly underrated

Beach: 'Live by Night' vastly underrated

Nick Beach, Reporter

January 30, 2017

Critics and fans are wrong about “Live by Night.” This film received zero Oscar nominations and is getting little recognition this winter. Critics say this movie is boring, that the story doesn’t go anywhere. They say Ben Affleck’s direction places the story’s pieces together too carefully. Wrong....

Everything but the kitchen sink: Mad Chad juggles stun guns, breast implants

Mad Chad juggles two knives and an apple while riding a unicycle during his show at the CAC Theater Saturday night.

Matt Hopper, Reporter

January 30, 2017

Mad Chad juggled chainsaws Saturday, as advertised, but the crowd at the CAC Theater at Wichita State was given much more than one cheap thrill. The quirky Santa Monica, California, native relied on comedy and crowd interaction to fuel his thrilling show. He began the show by making a promotional...

Linnabary: Migos’ ‘Culture’ contributes little to namesake

Migos - courtesy

Andrew Linnabary, Managing Editor

January 30, 2017

You’ve heard one, you’ve heard ‘em all. Atlanta rap trio Migos, of “Bad and Boujee” fame, don’t let their sound budge. They’ve rapped in the same staccato, triplet cadence – the “Migos flow” –  since their breakout hit “Versace.” It got old three years ago. But...

Through opportunities at WSU, senior sees success in more than one way

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Alex Bullock, Reporter

January 26, 2017

The fear of public speaking is common among college students. Getting up in front of strangers and having all eyes focused on you can be very intimidating for many. For Ashlyn Funston, this is true. But through the opportunities she has had at Wichita State, she has taken that fear and turned it into...

Passion and persistence—one student’s road to working in the NFL

Tommy Rudawsky, sophomore, is a sports management major that will be networking at the NFL combine. Rudawsky creates football scouting reports, he hopes to become a football scout. (Jan. 20, 2017)

Matthew Kelly, Reporter

January 23, 2017

For most college students, free time means a Netflix binge or relaxing with friends.  For sophomore sports management major Tommy Rudawsky, it means studying college football. Rudawsky, a manager for the WSU men’s basketball team, has high aspirations for his future in sports. “I want to eventually...

Campbell: Dropkick Murphy’s release new album before tour

Al Barr from Dropkick Murphys at Nova Rock 2014

Marissa Campbell, Reporter

January 23, 2017

“11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory” by Dropkick Murphys Released: Jan. 6 Genre: Rock Rating: A Boston’s Dropkick Murphys are known for their fast-paced, Irish rock that features not only your classic rock instruments, but pipes and bagpipes as well. Known for their hit “I’m Shi...

The Last Show: After 51 years at WSU, art professor in final biennial show

Professor Larry Schwarm talks to his subject Larry K. during opening night at the Ulrich Museum of Art on Saturday.

Marissa Campbell, Reporter

January 23, 2017

After 51 years at Wichita State, Mary Sue Foster, a professor of art education, will be showing her art at the university for the last time in the Ulrich Museum of Art. Every two years, the faculty of the School of Art, Design and Creative Industries is able to participate in the faculty biennial show, which is open the entire spring semeste...

From Maryland to the Midwest

Student Affairs Vice President Teri Hall talks with a reporter about her hopes and goals for the Student Affairs department.

Marissa Campbell, Reporter

January 19, 2017

After 18 years of working at Towson University in Maryland — eight miles north of Baltimore and less than an hour’s drive from Washington, D.C. — Teri Hall decided she was ready to try something new. When she stumbled upon the job posting for student affairs vice president at Wichita State,...

Beach: ‘Moana’ fun animated film for all ages

Beach: 'Moana' fun animated film for all ages

Nick Beach, Reporter

December 12, 2016

isney has released yet another box office winner — “Moana” is one of the year’s most genuinely fun films, for any age group. “Moana” highlights the adventures of the title girl and her family on an island and their ventures across the high seas. She is the daughter of the chief of her tribe, ...

Spektrum Muzik offers something for all music lovers

Madeline Deabler, Design Editor, Reporter

December 11, 2016

Stepping into Spektrum Muzik for the first time is like taking a step back through time to the 1970s.  The first thing seen when entering the store at 905 W. Douglas Ave. are the stacks upon stacks of vinyl records and 70s psychedelic-rock posters plastered all over the walls. Despite the store’s vintage aesthetic, diff...