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This week in culture — Sept. 24

This week in culture — Sept. 24

John Darr, Culture Editor

September 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Lifestyle

RSO Essentials: Fundraising fundamentals Date: Tuesday, Sept. 25 Time: 1-3 p.m. Location: RSC 265 Cost: Free! Do you have big dreams of taking your student organization to the next level? To do that, you’re going to need resources, and to get resources, you’re going to want to fundr...

Crews: Dotwav Double Header

Crews: Dotwav Double Header

Ryan Crews, Columnist

September 23, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Music

Wichita’s most prolific collective, DOTWAV Records, has been busy all year. Today, we take a look back on two of their major summer releases that are still in heavy rotation. ‘Korndawg’ by KORNDAWG “Korndawg” by KORNDAWG dropped on 50-cent corndog day at Sonic. Suffice to say, the simultaneous e...

Freshman brings energy, enthusiasm to new marching band

Freshman brings energy, enthusiasm to new marching band

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

September 23, 2018


Filed under Features, Lifestyle, Showcase

When Jack Tobias graduated from Wichita East High School this past spring, staying home for college didn’t seem like a viable option. That’s because, since 1986, WSU hasn’t had a marching band. Tobias planned to march at Kansas State, but those plans abruptly changed when, in late July, WSU...

ODI’s Danielle Johnson receives Wichita Business Journal Leaders of Diversity Award

ODI’s Danielle Johnson receives Wichita Business Journal Leaders of Diversity Award

Aileen Rueda-DaCosta, Reporter

September 20, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Things To Do

Assistant Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Danielle Johnson was a recipient of the Wichita Business Journal’s Leaders of Diversity award for 2018. The awards recognize the accomplishments of local individuals, as well as organizations, who aim to represent Wichita’s multicultural...

Darr: The beautiful crush of Low’s ‘Double Negative’ offers avenue for individual coping

Darr: The beautiful crush of Low’s ‘Double Negative’ offers avenue for individual coping

John Darr, Culture Editor

September 16, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Music

The hardest parts of life are faced alone, over and over again. Loneliness, anxiety, and self-doubt strike invisibly and consistently. Even when we reach out to others about our personal darkness, it can be difficult to believe that we are being understood. This has to be why sad art is so powerful....

‘Learn to Swim’: a certified banger

‘Learn to Swim’: a certified banger

Pamela Dominguez, Music critic

September 16, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Music

Slightly irresponsible, yet always a good time, "Learn To Swim” is an anthemic record for anyone who's along for the ride. The debut album by local legends, The Cavves, gives listeners a chance to plunge into the fleeting emotions propelled by a near-empty gas tank. Strumming everywhere from frat...

This week in culture — week of Sept. 17

This week in culture — week of Sept. 17

John Darr, Culture Editor

September 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Lifestyle

Photo Letter Art Date: Tuesday, Sept. 18 Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Location: RSC First Floor Cost: Free Have you ever been browsing Target and stumbled upon some dope photo letter art only to discover that it costs more than a home-delivered pizza? Pizza vs. photo art is one of th...

‘Go beyond a set of textbooks’: Geology camp gives students the chance to apply what they learn in the classroom

‘Go beyond a set of textbooks’: Geology camp gives students the chance to apply what they learn in the classroom

Drake Robinson, Reporter

September 13, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Lifestyle

Every summer, geology students at Wichita State have the opportunity to apply what they learned in the classroom in the mountains and valleys of Montana and Wyoming. When the program was started in the 1970s by Professor John Gries, geology students traveled to Colorado to conduct exercises in nature....

Using our lives to honor others: Remembering Mac Miller with Donald Glover

Using our lives to honor others: Remembering Mac Miller with Donald Glover

Ryan Crews, Columnist

September 12, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle, Music

I was on a road-trip to Chicago when Mac Miller was found dead of an apparent drug overdose. Something about the overcast weather, remaining hours of the drive, and the fresh news of Mac’s passing painted a surreal haze on the luscious, green landscape surrounding the high-way. Cocooned in with the...

Wichita Community Theatre offers intimate portrayal of ‘Fun Home’

Wichita Community Theatre offers intimate portrayal of ‘Fun Home’

Mariah Perkins, Reporter

September 12, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Lifestyle

The Wichita Community Theatre (WCT) is nestled in the College Hill neighborhood. Upon walking in, it’s clear that the staging and seating are arranged to make this already relatively small theatre into an intimate space — a home. “WCT is different than many of our traditional theatres in that...

‘Safe in the Hands of Love’: A gateway into avant-garde pop music

‘Safe in the Hands of Love’: A gateway into avant-garde pop music

John Darr, Culture Editor

September 11, 2018


Filed under Music

The fantasy of navigating an alien world often relies on an unspoken protection of the navigator. The new, mysterious places crafted in fantasy narratives should be dangerous by default. Often, they are inhabited by species that must be befriended or defeated to ensure safety. The fact that a character...