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College of Health Professions wins 2017 Clash of the Colleges

College of Health Professions wins 2017 Clash of the Colleges

Ray Strunk, Reporter

August 28, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Nearly 1,000 first-year students gathered at Cessna Stadium on Friday for the 2017 Clash of the Colleges. Participants were divided into their respective colleges and competed against each other in a series of unique field day events such as Air Volleyball, Hula Hoop Pass, and Tic-Tac-Toe Relay. Colleges...

Hay people returning to campus

Hay people returning to campus

Marissa Campbell, Culture Editor

August 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Lifestyle, News

Two new Shockers are coming to campus in 2019. These Shockers will be 19-feet tall and made of steel and hay.   After the departure of the ‘Makin’ Hay’ sculptures created by Tom Otterness — who also created ‘Millie’ the millipede sculpture in front of the Ulrich Museum of Art —...

Fraternity on probation for hazing

Fraternity on probation for hazing

Jenna Farhat, Managing Editor

August 24, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

A Wichita State fraternity has been placed on probation for hazing, but the university did not report it to law enforcement. After violating university policies on hazing and underage drinking, Beta Theta Pi Fraternity has been placed on disciplinary probation, according to a student conduct case...

Lett’s go to outer space

Lett’s go to outer space

Ray Strunk, Reporter

August 24, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Dionte Lett, a junior mechanical engineering major, said that he’s always been interested in engineering but was never certain where he would go from there. Now he’s thinking outer space. “I think every engineer would say NASA or Tesla or one of those major companies,” he said. “But that’s de...

SGA swears in director of PR, supreme court members

SGA swears in director of PR, supreme court members

Ray Strunk, Reporter

August 24, 2017


Filed under News, Student Government Association

At the first Student Government meeting of the semester, Bailey Minor, a senior strategic communications major, was sworn in as director of public relations Wednesday night. Student Body President Paige Hungate spoke in favor of her appointment. “I’ve known Bailey for probably a year and a half now...

Moonshine on a cloudy day

Moonshine on a cloudy day

Andrew Linnabary, Reporter

August 24, 2017


Filed under News

Thousands — including 100 Wichitans — held their breath as sheets of rain and dark, rolling clouds shadowed their glimpse of the first coast-to-coast solar eclipse since 1918 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Their goodwill and persistence paid off — the heavens opened and, for a glorious second or two,...

Move-in day at Wichita State: frustrations, excitement, extra beds

Move-in day at Wichita State: frustrations, excitement, extra beds

Chance Swaim, Andrew Linnabary, and Jenna Farhat

August 19, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase

Move-in day at Wichita State was full of frustrations, excitement, and extra beds. As a result of Wichita State’s decision to close Fairmount Towers, 80 students have been moved into “temporary arrangements” at Shocker Hall, a practice known as tripling. Those arrangements can mean putting a ...

Former Wichita mayor and high school student among those vying for governorship

Former Wichita mayor and high school student among those vying for governorship

Matthew Kelly, Copy Chief

August 19, 2017


Filed under Politics, Showcase

With the 2018 gubernatorial election still fifteen months away, some potential frontrunners have yet to announce their candidacy, but a number of candidates from both side of the aisle have already thrown their hats into the ring to replace Gov. Brownback. Brownback, who has served the last two terms...

UPDATE: More clues emerge from ‘trashed’ studio

UPDATE: More clues emerge from ‘trashed’ studio

Chance Swaim, Editor in Chief

August 19, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase

A Wichita State student artist who found her studio "trashed" Thursday, with shoeprints and signed names on a canvas, has uncovered two more names possibly linked to a break-in that is being investigated as a burglary and act of vandalism by university police. And a date — which she thinks extends...