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Former Wichita State President Eugene Hughes

Former WSU President Eugene Hughes dies at 86

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief March 12, 2021

The 11th President of Wichita State Eugene Hughes died March 10 in Flagstaff, Arizona. He was 86. Hughes became president in 1993 and served in the position until he retired in 1998. The WSU metroplex...

Sedgwick County now accepting vaccine appointments for higher education faculty and staff

Sedgwick County now accepting vaccine appointments for higher education faculty and staff

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief March 11, 2021

Sedgwick County is now accepting appointments for higher education faculty and staff, according to emails sent out to both Newman University and Friends University. Wichita State has yet to publicly notify...

Event staff members warm up before the start of Clash of the Colleges. The event was held on Friday, Aug. 21 at Cessna Stadium.

Wichita State planning to expand in-person activities for Fall 2021

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief March 9, 2021

Wichita State's campus will hopefully look more normal for fall 2021. The university is taking steps to safely expand their in-person classes, events, and engagement activities for the fall 2021 semester,...

The Rhatigan Student Center on March 23, 2020.

Student Government Association passes resolution opposing the lowering of concealed carry age, citing finance and safety concerns

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief March 9, 2021

The Kansas House is moving forward with a bill that would lower the concealed carry age from 21 to 18. At the same time, the Student Government Association passed a resolution discouraging it. The resolution,...

Angelique Banh is of the two winners for the women’s innovation award. Banh is a graduate student in business administration.

Wichita State student on path to create a sustainable clothing business

Julia Nightengale, Copy Editor March 8, 2021

Women’s Innovation Award winner Angelique Banh said that the secret to her success was taking advantage of multiple different opportunities college has provided her. “I think it just starts...

Members of the Student Fee Committee meet for deliberations on Monday, Mar. 18, 2019.

Student fees hearings begin tomorrow

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief March 7, 2021

Student fees hearings begin tomorrow, March 8, and deliberations will begin Wednesday afternoon. The Student Fees Committee is responsible for hearing budget recommendations from organizations funded...

Governor Laura Kelly to give keynote address at Diverse Women’s Summit

Governor Laura Kelly to give keynote address at Diverse Women’s Summit

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief March 5, 2021

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at Wichita State’s annual Diverse Women’s Summit on International Women’s Day. The theme is “Women and Leadership in the time...

Steve Clark YMCA and Student Wellness Center on Monday, March 23, 2020.

How the pandemic has affected the Student Wellness Center

Elena Kuckelman, Reporter March 4, 2021

Throughout the pandemic, Wichita State’s Student Wellness Center has been proactive in keeping campus’ health its priority. Their services may look a bit different this year, but they are still open...

Student Health Services named a vaccine distribution site

Student Health Services named a vaccine distribution site

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief March 2, 2021

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has named Wichita State’s Student Health Services as a vaccine distribution site, according to a university release.  It is unknown when WSU will receive...

The Rhatigan Student Center on March 23, 2020.

Peare: Diversity will be given ‘particular attention’ in search for next president

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief March 2, 2021

Roughly six months after former President Jay Golden unexpectedly resigned in September, the presidential search committee is in the process of collecting resumes before they begin the interview process...

Sophomore Pedro Cupertino studies in the Ablah Library. While masks and social distancing are required at the library, staff are working to provide students with the resources they need.

Student Ambassadors Society raising money for access to academic resources

Emmie Boese, Reporter March 1, 2021

The Student Ambassadors Society and the Wichita State admissions office are teaming up to support the United Way of the Plains Fight4Literacy campaign— a campaign that will raise funds for students to...

In light of the Kansas governor’s proposed $42 million cut from KBOR universities, Wichita State Student Government Association passed a resolution Wednesday in support of higher education funding. 

SGA passes resolution supporting higher education funding in light of a proposed cut

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief February 28, 2021

In light of the Kansas governor’s proposed $42 million cut from KBOR universities, Wichita State Student Government Association passed a resolution Wednesday in support of higher education funding.  “Upon...

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