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Wichita State's independent, student-run news source

The Sunflower

Wu waves to the audience enjoying the Shocktoberfest Parade on Oct. 6. The parade wrapped up in Braeburn Square, where a patio party was also hosted.

‘Excited for the growth’: Shocktoberfest brings parade, patio party and Shocker pride

Isabel Ordoñez, Reporter October 10, 2023

As the crisp autumn breeze swept through Wichita’s campus, so did the Shocktoberfest parade. Initiated at the John Bardo Center and ending at Braeburn Square, the homecoming parade gave way to a...

Representatives from WSU Tech walked in the Shocktoberfest Parade on Oct. 6. Members of WSU Tech marched with banners, a model airplane, and a car.

PHOTOS: Shocktoberfest Parade

Kristy Mace, Photo Editor October 10, 2023

Assistant Dean for the College of Applied Studies for Diversity Bobby Berry speaks about his struggles in representing both his sexuality and his culture.

ODI hosts Bobby Berry in lunch seminar for LGBTQIA+

Maegan Vincent, Reporter October 9, 2023

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) hosted a lunch seminar for LGBTQIA+ students and faculty within marginalized communities on Oct. 5.  Bobby Berry, assistant dean for the College of Applied...

Leslie Powell holds a banner during the speaker presentation on Oct. 7. The banner is in memory of her daughter, Haley Powell, who passed away in 2022.

PHOTOS: Purple Mile

Kristy Mace, Photo Editor October 9, 2023

Shelly Moore and Debbie Potts hug before the memorial. On Oct. 2, Wichita State held the 53rd annual Memorial 70 service.

PHOTOS: ’70 Memorial Service

Maegan Vincent, Photographer October 2, 2023

After crossing the finish line together, Kate and Matt Anthony kiss at the Suspenders4Hope 5k. Kate won second place in the womens 40-49-year-old category of the race, while Matt won second in the 50-59-year-old category for the men.

PHOTOS: Suspenders4Hope 5K Run

Mia Hennen, Editor in Chief September 30, 2023

Morgan Weber runs a lap around the arena with her team, high-fiving fans. Wichita State won against Charlotte, 3-0 on Sept. 23.

PHOTOS: Volleyball vs. Charlotte 49ers

Kristy Mace, Photo Editor September 26, 2023

A goat chews grass from one of the lots by the innovation campus on Sept. 14. There was a total of 140 goats on campus.

‘It’s an all-around benefit’: Goats visit WSU Campus

Lydia Steeby, Reporter September 19, 2023

Tall weeds and grass on campus were no match for a fleet of goats unleashed on overgrown plots of campus land last week.  Rex Rutledge and his herd of grazing goats are new to the business scene,...

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