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Wichita State sophomore Sydney Wyatt (left) poses with her family. Wyatt recently returned from studying abroad at the University of Chester in England.

WSU student returning from study abroad finally gets to hug family after self-isolation

Matthew Kelly, Managing Editor April 4, 2020

Sydney Wyatt had her spring break plans all figured out. Her flight to Italy was already booked. A sophomore integrated marketing student at Wichita State, Wyatt got her first taste of international...

WSU student Heaven Love self-published her first book

WSU student writes for cybercrime and mental health awareness

Austin Farber, Reporter March 31, 2020

Wichita State junior Heaven Love self-published her book, “Cyber Spy,” which is set to release April 3. Love began her writing journey at age five and hasn’t stopped since. Originally from Edmund,...

A fan crowd-surfs during The Cavves at Riverfest on Thursday, June 6.

Wichita River Festival canceled; smaller fall festival planned for November

Karen Galindo, A&E Editor March 31, 2020

The 2020 Wichita River Festival has been canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  The festival was originally scheduled for May 29-June 6. Ty Tabing, president and CEO of Wichita Festivals, announced...

Screenshot of the playlist on Spotify.

Sunflower Soundtrack: A Quarantine Lifestyle

A playlist ranging from parodies to Beyoncé, made specifically for those living a not-so-successful quarantine lifestyle.

Kamilah’s Picks  ‘Homecoming: The Live Album’ by Beyonce  Imagine this: You’re in your room with the fairy or LED lights illuminating what’s about to happen. You press play on this album...

Artists Angie Evans and Lindsey Kernodle posted photos of their artwork during the Virtual Final Friday event on March 27.

Virtual Final Friday showcases local artists in the age of social distancing

Austin Farber, Reporter March 29, 2020

The stay-at-home order didn’t stop local artists from sharing their work with the community for Final Friday. Javan Andrew hosted a three-hour Virtual Final Friday event on Facebook for Wichita-area...

Screenshot of “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” which was released Friday.

REVIEW: ‘Animal Crossing’ undoubtedly the comfiest game you’ll play all year

Brogan Gillmore, Game Critic March 26, 2020

Restaurants are closed, theaters are closed, bars are closed, and now we’re under orders from the county to stay inside. Now more than ever, it feels like we need a vacation.  Luckily, “Animal...

Screenshot of a tweet of rapper Swae Lee giving a free livestream concert on Instagram.

We’re still partying, just online

Kamilah Gumbs, Reporter March 26, 2020

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to change how we deal with our daily lives, creative people are finding ways to keep busy and active during this self-isolation period.  One major development that’s...

Paintings of the character Squidward from the children television show

Seeing yourself as Squidward

Brogan Gillmore, Reporter March 26, 2020

One Squidward, two Squidward, three Squidward, four, and many more Squidwards fill the walls of the Looking Glass at the Cadman Gallery in the Rhatigan Student Center. These Squidwards, created by Shocker...

Pumphouse sits empty on a Saturday night. With many businesses being closed due to the outcomes of COVID-19, many are left without any options other than to stay at home. (March 21, 2020)

5 things to do during Sedgwick County’s month-long ‘stay-at-home’ order

Karen Galindo, A&E Editor March 25, 2020

With Sedgwick County announcing a "stay at home" order, effective Wednesday, March 25 through April 23, here are several ideas for passing the time while you're stuck at home not doing "essential activities." 1....

REVIEW: ‘After Hours’ recovers after first track

Noah Merrell, Music Critic March 25, 2020

The Weeknd stirs up a cocktail of shame and self pity with his latest album release, “After Hours.” It's clear that Abel Tesfaye has been keeping secrets, and this album lets them all out.  The...

Sophie Emerson, lead singer of The Cavves, performs at Shockeroo, the all-ages event that was put on by Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

Local music moves online with livestreams

Reid Kurkerewicz, Reporter March 21, 2020

Wichita indie-rock wonder kids, The Cavves, will confront the ongoing COVID-19 catastrophe with a virtual live show on Facebook Live, streamed in association with Norton Brewing Company, tonight at 7:30...

Hadassah Alderson's book

Native Kansas author writes for voiceless characters

Austin Farber, Reporter March 20, 2020

For her whole life, Hadassah Alderson, a Kansas native, has been interested in philosophy and religion, seeking to combine those ideas into her poetry.  Written in blank verse and narrated in an all-female...

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