The Sunflower

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...

Wichitans gather to stand in solidarity with Charlottesville

Wichitans gather to stand in solidarity with Charlottesville

Matthew Kelly, Copy Chief

August 14, 2017


Filed under Local, Showcase

Around 250 people converged on the Sedgwick County Courthouse grounds Sunday evening in a show of solidarity with those who were injured and killed while protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday. In response to white supremacists who brandished Confederate flags...

Hernandez making Hartman Arena his boxing home

Hernandez making Hartman Arena his boxing home

Grant Cohen, Reporter

August 13, 2017


Filed under Local, News, Sports

Nico Hernandez and his team are making Hartman Arena their new boxing territory. KO Night Boxing announced that the 2-0 21-year-old fighter’s next two fights would take place in Park City’s venue. Hernandez, who said he will take up Wichita State’s full-ride scholarship offer after his boxing...

YMCA partnership moves forward on ‘good faith’ without agreement

YMCA partnership moves forward on ‘good faith’ without agreement

Matthew Kelly, Copy Chief

August 11, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase

lthough no formal agreement between Wichita State and the Y exists, on the first day of class Wichita State students can walk into a YMCA facility, show their Shocker IDs at the information desk, and proceed with their workouts as full-fledged Y members, according to Vice President for Student Affairs...

Parking garage will offer yellow and green parking for fall semester

Parking garage will offer yellow and green parking for fall semester

Kylie Cameron and Jenna Farhat

August 11, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

The new parking garage located just south of the Rhatigan Student Center will offer 272 new parking spots for anyone with a yellow or green parking pass — for the first semester. The parking garage, which was completed this month after construction began in January, was supposed to offer parking...