The Sunflower

Students don’t have to cross oceans to broaden horizons

Staff Reporter

February 18, 2013


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Wichita State Sophomore Carmen Ramirez is realizing that the number of sweatpants people wear decreases drastically the further one gets from Wichita.  Last month, Ramirez arrived at a university where no one knows her name, Towson University, just outside of Baltimore. She traded windy Kansas plains ...

Safety not an issue for next year’s Isreal trip

Staff Reporter

February 18, 2013


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Tensions in the Middle East continue to heat up. The conflict is centuries old, and successful negotiations are questionable.  A Middle East travel seminar will take Wichita State students—as well as guests—right into the action in January of 2014. Well, almost. International Studies major Jenna D...

SGA helps with higher education day

Staff Reporter

February 13, 2013


Filed under Student Government Association

Weeks of preparation paid off as Wichita State’s Student Government Association, along with other students from WSU, traveled to Topeka to lobby for issues in higher education on Monday. Darren Beckham, legislative director for WSU’s SGA, said that Higher Education Day allows legislators to meet with in...

Committee weighs student fees

Staff Reporter

February 13, 2013


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As 2013 gets its start, Student Government Association’s Student Fees Committee begins the long process of deciding fiscal year 2014’s budget for student fees. Last Thursday and Friday, 20 campus organizations ranging from the rowing team to Cooperative Education met with the committee to request o...

The end of the tale: Homecoming 2013 comes to a close

Staff Reporter

February 13, 2013


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Seniors Tessie Arambula and Tate Blanton were named Wichita State’s 2013 Homecoming Queen and King during the halftime of the men’s basketball game Saturday against Missouri State. Arambula said the voting process was not easy for her. She recalled one day last week when she took her place next to...

OMA co-sponsors fourth annual Lunar New Year celebration

Staff Reporter

February 13, 2013


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The Wichita State Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Asian American and Pacific Islander student organization will be co-sponsoring the fourth annual Lunar New Year Celebration. The participating organizations include the Asian Student Conference, Chi Sigma Tau Fraternity Inc., Global Awareness Stu...

Shockers react to pope’s resignation

Managing Editor

February 13, 2013


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Monday morning the world was surprised when they heard the news that Pope Benedict XVI would resign from his position as head of the Catholic church. Rev. John Hay, the pastor at St. Paul Parish and Newman Center at Wichita State, said that even clergy within the church were surprised. “Nearly every...

Sex Myths Busted

Jack of all Trades

February 11, 2013


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In this day and age, sex is just about everywhere, which makes it easy to get misguided about this mystifying interaction. Just in case you missed that sex education class in middle school, we have decided to debunk some myths and present some useful if not entertaining information on this perplexing form...

‘Fifty Shades of Tynan’ looks into the mind of a kinkster

The Daredevil

February 11, 2013


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The poster advertising the Student Activities Council’s event titled “Fifty Shades of Tynan” generated enough buzz amongst the Wichita State campus to generate a full audience last Thursday night at the Campus Activities Center Theater. The discussion at hand by the proclaimed “kinkster” named ...

A relationship, not a marriage, contract

A relationship, not a marriage, contract

Relationship Rob

February 11, 2013


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Everyone knows that marriage contracts are part of getting married.Wichita State professor Jodie Simon advocates having a relationship contract or better, an “understanding contract.” “There was this kind of a general sadness and accepted idea that marriage was just a mess; that divorce was so c...

SGA tackles tough issue of illegal aliens

Staff Reporter

February 7, 2013


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To prepare for Higher Education Day this coming Monday, Student Government Association met to hash out the controversial topic of undocumented aliens in higher education. Higher Education Day gives the opportunity for Student Government Associations and students from across Kansas Board of Regents In...

News in Brief – Feb. 7

February 7, 2013


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Saudi students say thank you A group of Saudi students will be distributing roses as a gesture of respect and gratitude for their acceptance in the United States.  Each rose will have a short statement by the Prophet Muhammad attached.   The students will be distributing flowers to passers-by at J...