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Many pro-choice and pro-life signs can be seen around the Wichita community to try and motivate Kansans to vote on Aug. 2.

Kansans gear up to vote on abortion rights

WSU students are divided on abortion rights as the state’s primary grows closer.
Mia Hennen, News Editor June 29, 2022

With the U.S. Supreme Court's decision last week to overturn Roe v. Wade, the right to an abortion is now up to individual states. In Kansas, a proposed amendment to the state constitution would eliminate...

Two people hold each other during a celebration of Cinco de Mayo in Garden City.

WSU receives up to $60,000 from Library of Congress to research LatinX communities in Kansas

Mia Hennen, News Editor June 21, 2022

The Library of Congress American Folklife Center, organized to protect and present folklife in America, recently selected a WSU project that centers on LatinX celebrations, including cultural, social and...

Miss Juneteenth group at Juneteenth ICT parade takes over 13th Street on Saturday, June 18th.

Wichita State Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosts seventh annual JuneteenthICT parade

Rachel Rudisill, Assistant Sports Editor June 19, 2022

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion brought the community together on June 18 to commemorate Juneteenth at the seventh annual Juneteenth ICT Parade. The Juneteenth ICT Parade commemorates the...

President Rick Muma presents a Shocker jersey to new athletic director Kevin Saal.

‘We are one team:’ Kevin Saal makes first public statements as athletic director

Rachel Rudisill, Sports Reporter June 17, 2022

WSU’s new Athletic Director, Kevin Saal took the stand Friday afternoon in Charles Koch Arena to answer the Wichita State community’s questions. As Saal took the stand, President Rick Muma welcomed...

The Kansas Board of Regents on June 15.

KBOR approves no tuition increases and a few fee increases for 2022-2023

Mia Hennen, News Editor June 16, 2022

Tuition will remain flat at Wichita State, the Kansas Board of Regents decided during this week’s meeting. The KBORsmet Wednesday and Thursday to discuss and approve or deny tuition/fee proposals...

Wichita State hires new athletic director Kevin Saal

Wichita State hires new athletic director Kevin Saal

Rachel Rudisill, Sports Reporter June 15, 2022

Wichita State has a new director of Athletics. Kevin Saal from Murray State University will take over for interim director Sarah Adams starting mid-July, WSU strategic communications announced Wednesday. Saal...

NetApp Vice President of Core Software & Data Management Robin Huber cuts the NetApp ribbon along with others involved with NetApp.

NetApp on WSU’s Innovation Campus officially opens

Mia Hennen, News Editor June 15, 2022

Wichita State’s NetApp location officially opened today with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, following speeches by key figures. NetApp Vice President of Core Software & Data Management Robin Huber...

Author Vanessa Whiteside tells a local about her new book 100 Things to Do in Kansas Before You Die during a signing event at the Pizza Hut Museum on campus.

Local writer holds a book signing at Pizza Hut Museum on campus

Mia Hennen, News Editor June 15, 2022

Wichita native Vanessa Whiteside wrote and published the book “100 Things to Do in Wichita Before You Die” to highlight her home city. Earlier today, the local blogger and travel writer sat in The...

WuShock holds the Thin Blue Line flag, while at the parade with Budweiser Clydesdales on June 2.

WuShock waves ‘thin blue line’ flag, sparking controversy

Mia Hennen, News Editor June 8, 2022

Controversy erupted on Facebook following the Wichita Police Department’s post, featuring WSU’s mascot, WuShock, holding the “thin blue line” flag — a symbol often associated with the...

Smart Factory Leader Stephen Laaper gives opening remarks before embarking on a tour of The Smart Factory.

The Smart Factory officially opens, plans to tackle toughest problems in manufacturing

Mia Hennen, News Editor June 7, 2022

The Smart Factory, Wichita State’s newest addition to the Innovation Campus, officially opened today. Several entities are credited with founding The Smart Factory, including WSU, Amazon Web Services,...

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