Wichita State's independent, student-run news source

The Sunflower

Wichita State's independent, student-run news source

The Sunflower

Wichita State's independent, student-run news source

The Sunflower

Darren Beckham the Legislative Director for the SGA this school year, tends to go to his Starbucks when he wants to work on homework or SGA related work. Very business-like Beckham works full steam in and out of the office.

SGA legislative director leads busy life, looks toward promising career

Staff Reporter July 18, 2012

Wichita State senior Darren Beckham wears many hats and works to the point that some might say he’s a work-a-holic. He is the legislative director for the Student Government Association; a student studying...

WSU blood drive still a work-in-progress

WSU blood drive still a work-in-progress

Ellen Jones, Staff Reporter July 18, 2012

Wichita State alumna Kim Cook takes a no-nonsense approach to blood donation. “I’m not using it all,” she said. Cook works for TRIO Student Support Services on campus. “There are so many...

News Brief: Woman falls from Wheatshocker window

Staff Reporter July 11, 2012

A first-floor awning broke the fall of a 27-year-old woman who fell from a fifth-floor window at Wheatshocker Apartments about 4 p.m. Tuesday at Wichita State. The WSU junior is being treated at a local...

Wichita State’s Ulrich Museum employee goes for the win

Staff Reporter July 11, 2012

People involved in art usually win for something they drew, painted or sculpted, but not always. Teresa Veazey won for being the 2012 Marketer of the Year Award. She has been the public relations manager...

Dream On: Bardo’s career comes full circle as he takes over WSU’s presidency

Editor-in-Chief July 11, 2012

Valerie Davis remembers when she first met John Bardo as a teenager.  “He was the guy with the long hair and the beard coming over to take my sister out. And the pink pants,” Davis said. “I’m...

News Brief: South campus seeks motivated student

Staff Reporter July 11, 2012

Most students see college as a place to acquire knowledge useful for their careers.   The Wichita State University South Campus in Derby wants to offer a student the opportunity to gain some real career...

The tornado, Kansas’ unofficial mascot

Staff Reporter July 11, 2012

Jay Price grew up listening to tornado stories from his family. “The weather was very much a part of my upbringing. It just wasn’t here in Kansas,” Price, associate history professor and director...

Red Cross in need of more blood

Staff Reporter July 11, 2012

The American Red Cross usually doesn’t visit Wichita State for a blood drive during the summer. Its visit from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today in the Heskett Center indicates a greater need than usual. Jennifer...

News Brief: Updated look coming to Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Staff Reporter July 11, 2012

The Sigma Alpha Epsilon house will soon look different. The members of the men’s fraternity have decided to give their house a makeover. SAE President Tyler Nepote knew it was time for a change. “Our...

WSU alumna pushes herself to keep on climbing

Staff Reporter July 11, 2012

For one woman, taking part in the Tenzing Hilary Everest Marathon meant running in her first marathon and taking a break from being a working single mother to be closer to the mountain. Most people do...

Supreme Court rules Affordable Health Care Act legal

Web Editor June 28, 2012

The Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision Thursday that the majority of the recent health care bill, the Affordable Health Care for America Act (also known as Obamacare), is constitutional.  Chief Justice...

Psychology of Women breaks down stereotypes, teaches empathy

Ellen Jones, Staff Reporter June 27, 2012

Angie Hardage-Bundy would like to change the way Wichita State students think about gender differences. She has taught Psychology of Women for the past three years and is earning a doctorate degree...

Load More Stories