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Wichita State's independent, student-run news source

The Sunflower

Members of Students for Justice in Palestine clap and cheer in support after the Ceasefire in Gaza resolution was passed by the Student Government Association. Free Palestine, members said, yelling in unison at the conclusion of the Senate meeting.

Gaza ceasefire resolution meets criticism from Jewish Student Alliance president, passes anyway

Courtney Brown, News Editor April 14, 2024

Despite facing criticism from the Jewish Student Alliance president, the Student Government Association (SGA) pledged its support for the end of genocide in Gaza, calling for an immediate ceasefire...

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A dog in dance class and other ways service animals, emotional support animals help Wichita State students

Courtney Brown, News Editor April 14, 2024

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to more accurately define emotional support animals and their roles.   When Draco gets his service dog vest put on, the English golden retriever knows...

Faculty Senate meeting on March 27, 2023.

Few university updates make for brief Faculty Senate meeting

Trinity Ramm, Managing Editor April 12, 2024

In an unusually short meeting, the Faculty Senate passed a piece of policy and received updates on enrollment, the overhaul of the ombuds program and the athletic department. Enrollment updates Ashlie...

Taylor Craig directs Quilliam the African Crested Porcupine to do tricks for a Group of WSU students enticing him with bits of sweet potato.

Tanganyika animals take over the Rhatigan Student Center

Piper Pinnetti, Reporter April 11, 2024

An array of wildlife animals roamed the Rhatigan Student Center, giving students and other passersby the chance to meet and pet the animals.  On Wildlife Wednesday, two employees from Tanganyika Wildlife...

Physics professors Mathew Muether and Jason Ferguson set up telescope on lawn of Jabara Hall for observers to see the solar eclipse on April 8.

Blinded by beauty: Solar eclipse passes over campus

Piper Pinnetti, Reporter April 11, 2024

A celestial spectacle occurred on campus Monday afternoon as a solar eclipse graced the skies. It captivated students who paused their daily routines to witness the event firsthand.  When a new moon...

President Rick Muma speaks at a virtual town hall on Friday, April 5. Muma, Vice President for Student Affairs Teri Hall and Provost Shirley Lefever provided updates on various topics.

From renovations to AI: What to know from the latest student town hall

Ainsley Smyth, Reporter April 8, 2024

University President Rick Muma, Vice President for Student Affairs Teri Hall and Provost Shirley Lefever gave updates on a range of issues at the last student town hall before summer break. Topics included...

Dance instructor Amy Pollard Yarberry dances among her students.

PHOTOS: Hip-hop dance class

Garima Thapa, Photographer April 8, 2024

Jackson Anderson and Kyle Hall pose for a photo in front of the campus chapel. The two initiated the first meeting of Wichita States new poetry club.

Club of a thousand names brings poetry to light on campus

Genesis Merriett, Reporter April 7, 2024

Kyle Hall has a lot of names for the Poetry Club he co-founded: “crazy club,” “non-social media club,” “oddball club” and “weirdo club” just to name a few. Hall, a creative writing graduate...

What you need to know about the last solar eclipse for 20 years

What you need to know about the last solar eclipse for 20 years

Genesis Merriett, Reporter April 7, 2024

Seven years ago, Americans could view a total or partial solar eclipse — and this Monday, April 8, there will be another one. A solar eclipse occurs when a new moon passes between the Earth and the...

FAFSA delays, glitches cause frustration for Wichita State students and financial aid staff

FAFSA delays, glitches cause frustration for Wichita State students and financial aid staff

Jacob Unruh, Assistant Sports Editor April 5, 2024

College and high school students across the country are playing a waiting game as an update to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid has been plagued by delays and glitches. This year, the new system...

Student Government Association Sen. Gracie Lamb votes yes during the Student Services Fees Act proposed on Wednesday night. All 18 present senators voted in favor of the act, which determined how $10.5 million in student fees would be allocated among 36 programs.

SGA approves allocation of $10.5 million in student fees for 36 programs

Allison Campbell, News Editor April 4, 2024

The Student Government Association (SGA) approved and outlined how student fees will be used toward educational opportunity and student operations funding during the Student Senate meeting on Wednesday...

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