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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...

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...

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