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This week's news in brief (March 29- April 4)

This week’s news in brief (March 29- April 4)

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief March 29, 2021

All students and employees qualify for vaccines through Student Health Services Due to Sedgwick County opening vaccinations to everyone, all Wichita State students and employees can schedule their appointments...

Office for Student Money Management provides free financial assistance to students

Office for Student Money Management provides free financial assistance to students

Julia Nightengale, Copy Editor March 29, 2021

While earning a degree is hard enough on its own, college brings along many other stressors— many of them being financial.  Following a budget or filling out taxes are just some of the things that the...

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Students discuss safety concerns during university police listening session

Elena Kuckelman, Reporter March 27, 2021

Wichita State students discussed issues regarding the University Police Department during a listening session on Wednesday evening. The discussion was put on by the Student Government Association and...

Students call for resignation of SGA senator over support of controversial public figure

Students call for resignation of SGA senator over support of controversial public figure

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief March 25, 2021

Student Government Association Senator Olivia Gallegos is facing backlash over a social media post supporting Republican Morgan Zegers, founder of the Young Americans Against Socialism organization...

Students and employees in Phases 1-4 can now schedule vaccinations through Student Health Services

Students and employees in Phases 1-4 can now schedule vaccinations through Student Health Services

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief March 24, 2021

Students and employees who qualify for Phases 1-4 of the vaccine distribution plan can now schedule an appointment through Wichita State's Student Health Services. SHS was named a distribution site earlier...

Wichita State University's main campus is known for its multicolored tulips, which bloom every spring. The university announced changes for the spring semester on Thursday.

Student leaders advocate against bill that would ban trans women from competing in women’s sports

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief March 24, 2021

Kansas Senate Bill 208, which would ban trans women from competing in women’s sports, has caught a lot of attention from both ends of the political spectrum.  Student Body President Rija Khan said...

Travis Washington started a petition to change the way we hold law enforcement accountable for the shootings of unarmed individuals. To date, the petition, called the Hands Up Act, has 2.7 million supporters.

WSU student starts petition to get law enforcement who shoot unarmed persons a mandatory 15-year sentence

Audrey Korte, Opinion Editor March 23, 2021

In December 2018, Travis Washington created the 'Hands Up Act,' a policy that would require police officers who shoot unarmed citizens to serve a mandatory 15-year- sentence. As of today, Washington's...

Jonathan Lozano, SGA Director of Health and Wellness, poses at his desk. He was appointed to his current position in October.

Student draws on own experiences to influence the well-being of students

Calen Moore, Reporter March 22, 2021

The responsibility to support the health and well-being of a student body can be a daunting task. But Jonathan Lozano feels excited to hold the responsibilities as the SGA Director of Health and Wellness.  During...

Senior, Elio Lago is using his laptop at the Ablah Library while practicing social distancing. Certain computers in the library have signage that prohibits students from working side by side with each other.

University looking at two different alternatives to online class fees

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief March 21, 2021

The university is working on two possible alternatives to the $97.25 online class fee, Interim Provost Shirley Lefever said. The online class fee has been a forum of much discussion recently due to...

Women’s March - Air Capital was founded in 2017 by Brandi Calvert. That year hundreds of marches took place across the nation.  It was prompted by the fact that several of Trump's statements were considered to be offensive to women.

Women’s March founder shares her story of empowerment

Audrey Korte, Opinion Editor March 20, 2021

Brandi Calvert is known throughout Wichita as a woman of action. The realtor and single mom is a local activist whose focus is on women's representation, community engagement, outreach and advocacy.    Once...

African American Faculty and Staff Association creates a safe space for Black community members

African American Faculty and Staff Association creates a safe space for Black community members

Julia Nightengale, Copy Editor March 17, 2021

On a campus of 16,000+ students, only 800-1000 students identify as African American at Wichita State University. With a predominantly white student population, minority students might find themselves...

Budget and Finance Chair Maggi Hole, SGA Treasurer Zachary James, Clerk of the Senate Taylin Fox, and Student Body Vice President listen to representatives during student fees deliberations on March 11, 2021.

Student Fees committee proposed budget includes 1% increase, a $4.07 increase per tier one student

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief March 14, 2021

The Student Fees Committee’s proposed budget includes a 1% student fees increase, which is an increase of $4.07 per tier one student— an undergraduate student enrolled in 9 credits or more. The...

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