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Margaret Carr shakes the ornament she created at the Destress Snowglobes event. The event was hosted by Disability Rights, Education, Activism and Mentorship (DREAM)on Dec. 6 in an effort to raise awareness about the organization.

DREAM hosts ornament decorating event, raises awareness of organization

Avery Gathright, Reporter December 10, 2023

Holiday music filled the air as students decorated ornaments in Rhatigan Student Center during the Destress Snowglobes event hosted by the Disability Rights, Education, Activism and Mentorship (DREAM)...

Student Government Assocation senators raise their hands as part of an informal vote during the Senate meeting on Dec. 6. During the session, senators passed a resolution that would encourage WhatsApp and Facetime to be available on campus Wi-Fi.

Student Government passes resolution to support WhatsApp, FaceTime access on campus Wi-Fi

Loren Amelunke, Reporter December 10, 2023

Editor’s note: This story previously incorrectly identified the author of the bill as former Sen. Ayleen Escobedo. The necessary corrections have since been made. The Student Government Association...

Wichita State Student Housing rates still slightly higher than off-campus alternatives

Wichita State Student Housing rates still slightly higher than off-campus alternatives

Allison Campbell, News Editor December 9, 2023

As renting rates across the country continue to rise, many Wichita State students are struggling to navigate the ever-changing housing market. With dozens of housing options, students often must determine...

Ashley Collette and Cole McDaniel work on one of the cars during the Baja Racing meeting on Nov. 29.

Shocker Racing clubs describe lack of funding from SGA, College of Engineering

Jacob Unruh, Reporter December 8, 2023

Inside the Shocker Racing workshop, they still run equipment coded to floppy disks. Built in 1996, their outdated mill cutting machine is just one example that Shocker Racing Baja SAE and Formula...

This weeks news in brief — Dec. 7

This week’s news in brief — Dec. 7

Jennifer Anima, Reporter December 7, 2023

Wichita State will be the location of the first Internet Exchange Point in Kansas Internet Exchange Points (IXP) are internet hubs where networks exchange data traffic. IXP is expected to improve internet...

ADA parking spaces on Dec. 6.

‘I had done everything right’: Students with disabilities receive citations despite registered ADA parking

Courtney Brown, Investigative News Editor December 7, 2023

Two students with disabilities said they had received tickets for parking in their registered ADA parking spaces at Wichita State. Both Zaylee Bell and Mia Dennett said they registered for the Americans...

The Wichita Fire Department responds to a potential gas leak from the RSC. The call to the department was placed around 10:45 p.m. after Chartwells employees reported a gas smell.

Student Senate evacuated mid-meeting due to gas leak

Allison Campbell, News Editor December 7, 2023

 Senators were alerted mid-session of a potential gas leak in the Rhatigan Student Center during the Student Government Association (SGA) meeting on Wednesday evening. Members of the Senate, as well as...

Grace Richardson colors in a printed coloring page of Stitch at Coloring with Conduct. Student Conduct and Community Standards hosted the destress event twice on Dec. 4 and Dec. 7.

Coloring with Conduct gives students chance to relax during finals preparation

Genesis Merriett, Reporter December 6, 2023

Stress over finals and academics tends to affect students most around this time of year, according to Student Conduct Coordinator Liz Thornton and Graduate Student Conduct Coordinator Grace Henderson. Because...

Organization provides community, support for students with Type 1 diabetes

Organization provides community, support for students with Type 1 diabetes

Courtney Brown, Investigative News Editor December 4, 2023

Julie Angleton’s insulin pen is covered in colorful dog stickers. Her sensor has nature-themed ones. One of her backpack pockets is filled with diabetic supplies, including needles, snacks and a pouch...

Several community members at the Wichita Art Museum for the event titled Indigenous Artists at Work: A Conversation with Native Creatives on Nov. 24. (File photo)

‘We’re still here’: ODI panel provides space for local Natives to teach their culture

Loren Amelunke, Reporter December 4, 2023

A quick Google search of “Natives” pulls up many pictures of people in headdresses and traditional clothing. As pointed out by Dal Domebo, the program lead of the Native American Indian Education Program...

Zeeshan Khan plays Mario Kart at the 2023 Shocker Gaming Club Mario Kart tournament. He said that he saw the announcement in the WSU newsletter and came out to have some fun.

Wichita State Mario Kart champion crowned by Shocker Gaming Club

Jacob Unruh, Reporter December 2, 2023

When Red Yoshi crossed the finish line at N64 Rainbow Road, sophomore Noah Sanford was crowned the 2023 Shocker Gaming Club Mario Kart champion. On Wednesday evening, 20 competitors packed into the...

A rack with shirts hangs at the Student Health Centers Wardrobe. The Wardrobe is open and available on Mondays from noon to 3 p.m.

The Wardrobe offers safe space for gender expression

Trinity Ramm, Managing Editor December 1, 2023

Students looking for a way to explore their gender expression should look no further. The Wardrobe is a closet for gender diverse students to explore different gender expressions through clothing,...

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