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Wichita State's independent, student-run news source

The Sunflower

Student body presidential and vice presidential candidates on March 25 for the second student government presidential debate. Kylee Hower is running for president with Matthew Phan, who could not attend due to a car accident, as vice president. Aiden Powell is also running for president with Diana Grajeda as vice president.

Student government presidential candidates announce plans for increased student engagement

Loren Amelunke, Reporter March 27, 2024

The tickets for student body president and vice president discussed increasing diversity within student government and improving outreach at the second presidential debate. Each ticket reaffirmed its...

Corbin Education Center in January 2023 (File photo).

Corbin Education Center shut down indefinitely

Trinity Ramm, Managing Editor March 25, 2024

Editor’s note: This story has been updated from a previous version. The Corbin Education Center is closed until further notice after a water pipe burst and flooded the basement, the university announced...

Aubany Russell poses for a photo. (Photo courtesy of Russell)

Black Student Union President is prioritizing ‘community and unity’

Ainsley Smyth, Reporter March 25, 2024

Aubany Russell, a junior mechanical engineering major, said she’s “arguably, too involved.” Russell is president of the Black Student Union (BSU), is in a sorority, interns at the National...

Norah ODonnell listens as an audience member asks her a question. ODonnell, the CBS Evening News Anchor, participated in a Q&A session for students in the Rhatigan Student Center on March 21.

News anchor Norah O’Donnell details ‘career of a lifetime’ to students

Courtney Brown, News Editor March 24, 2024

Norah O’Donnell has been working since she was 10. After holding positions at a television program in South Korea, a law firm and a Chinese restaurant, she decided to become a journalist after an...

Speaker of the Senate Kylee Hower talks with Aiden Powell, student organizations director, after the first presidential debate on March 20. Hower is running for student body president with Matthew Phan, engineering senator, for vice president. Powell is running for president with Diana Grajeda, current leadership and engagement Director, as vice president.

Student body presidential candidates define platforms, qualifications at first debate

Taliyah Winn, Assistant News Editor March 24, 2024

The first presidential debate for student body president and vice president gave students a chance to see the candidates’ opinions and their plans for office. The debate, held in the Rhatigan...

Food display at Cargill Cafe inside Woolsey Hall. Earlier this semester, WSU dining services introduced an exchange program for residents in The Suites and The Flats where students can choose three items for breakfast and three items for lunch from Cargill Cafe.

‘A great opportunity’: Cargill Cafe meal exchange program offers dining hall alternative

Avery Gathright, Reporter March 21, 2024

For students living in Shocker Hall, getting meals tends to be a quick trip to the dining hall connected to the building. For students in The Flats and The Suites, though, getting meals requires a much...

From ‘Disco Ho’ to ‘Ho No Mo’: Sister Cindy visits Wichita State to share religious views, personal stories

Allison Campbell, News Editor March 21, 2024

Cindy Smock was a self-proclaimed “disco ho” — a woman searching for self-gratification by fulfilling her sexual desires in whatever way possible. As a journalism student at the University of...

Student body vice presidential candidate Matthew Phan and presidential candidate Kylee Hower pose for a photo. Photo courtesy of Hower and Phan.

Hower, Phan presidential campaign aims to increase outreach, retention through student connections

Courtney Brown, News Editor March 20, 2024

Wichita State’s speaker of the student senate is one candidate for student body president, and her ticket is making personal connections a priority. Speaker Kylee Hower is running with Matthew Phan...

Student body presidential candidate Aiden Powell and vice presidential candidate Diana Grajeda pose for a photo. (Photo courtesy of Powell and Grajeda)

‘Connection, vision and trust’ drive Powell, Grajeda’s student presidential campaign

Taliyah Winn, Assistant News Editor March 20, 2024

Aiden Powell and Diana Grajeda are one of two tickets for student body president and vice president with a platform centered on connecting the different areas of Wichita State.  Powell is a junior...

The Marcus Welcome Center served as a polling location on Nov. 8, 2022. Students and locals came to vote in the building from sunrise to sundown.

Kansas Primary sees low voter turnout, Trump and Biden win their parties

Taliyah Winn, Assistant News Editor March 20, 2024

The Kansas Presidential Preference Primary has followed a nationwide trend that has placed President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump as the primary/popular candidates on the ballot for...

CBS News Anchor Norah ODonnell is visiting Wichita State on March 21. Photo courtesy of Craig W. Barton Speakers series.

CBS evening news anchor to come to Wichita State

Jacinda Hall, Podcast Editor March 20, 2024

Students will have a chance to meet Emmy Award-winning journalist Norah O’Donnell when she makes her way to Wichita State on March 21. O’Donnell’s visit is part of the Craig W. Barton Speaker...

Aaron Valentine poses for a photo. Photo courtesy of Valentine.

Graduate student shares Osage knowledge, Native American history with honors students

Allison Campbell, News Editor March 14, 2024

From plastic tubs and engraved wooden chests, Aaron Valentine unpacks the precious pieces of regalia passed down by his ancestors — soft leather moccasins, intricately beaded bandoliers and a heart-shaped...

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