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Power outage reported on campus

Power outage reported on campus

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief February 15, 2021

A power outage has been reported in the neighborhood north of the university this morning and is affecting buildings on campus, including Shocker Hall. It is unclear what caused it. “We don’t know...

The parking garage located just south of the Rhatigan Student Center will transition to pay-by-hour parking May 13.

Students raise frustrations surrounding WSU’s parking policy during the pandemic

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief February 14, 2021

Heading into the third week of the semester, students are finally transitioned into their semester routine. But along with class fees, textbooks, and tuition to pay for, students also have to remember...

SGA Chief of Staff Kathlynn Short gave an update on Higher Education Day 2021 during the senate meeting Wednesday.

SGA chief of staff gives update on Higher Education Day 2021

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief February 11, 2021

Students will lobby together virtually during higher education day 2021, Student Government Association Chief of Staff Kathlynn Short said during the senate meeting Wednesday.  Higher education day...

Prince McJunkins prepares to pass during a game against Tulsa on Oct. 24, 1981.

‘He was before his time:’ Remembering Shocker legend Prince McJunkins

Sean Marty, Sports Editor February 10, 2021

Former Wichita State football legend Prince McJunkins died in a Tulsa hospital on Tuesday after contracting COVID-19. McJunkins was 60 years old. To many, the news of McJunkins came as a surprise to...

10th Annual Art That Touches Your Heart Exhibit featured at Cadman

10th Annual Art That Touches Your Heart Exhibit featured at Cadman

Wyman Wheeler, Reporter February 9, 2021

The Cadman Art Gallery has unveiled the 10th Annual “Art That Touches Your Heart” exhibit. The exhibit was made possible due to the efforts of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Art That Touches...

Assistant Music Professor Phillip Black plays tuba at the performance held inside Weidemann Recital Hall Sunday.

Assistant music professor performs solo and collaborative works

Emmie Boese, Reporter February 9, 2021

The College of Fine Arts presented a performance from their Faculty Art Series on Sunday, Feb. 7 at Wiedemann Recital Hall. The main performer was Assistant Professor of Tuba, Phillip C. Black who played...

WSU student who received COVID vaccine hopeful for what it means for the future

WSU student who received COVID vaccine hopeful for what it means for the future

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief February 8, 2021

Though the COVID-19 vaccine has only been offered in Sedgwick County to medical professionals and those 75 and older, some college students have already been vaccinated. Kari Coster, a junior majoring...

Tulips bloom by the WIchita State sign at the 17th Street entrance.

First day of presidential search forums discuss diversity, leadership qualities

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief February 5, 2021

Wichita State community members gathered virtually Wednesday at the first two presidential search forums to share concerns, questions, and thoughts about the presidential search with AGB search representatives...

Stacks of soup cans line one of the shelves in the Shocker Support Locker. Besides non-perishable food items, the pantry also offers hygiene products, clothing and textbooks.

The Shocker Support Locker commemorates 5 years of operation with a month long celebration

Elena Kuckelman, Reporter February 5, 2021

After five years of dedication to the well-being of campus, the Shocker Support Locker began its anniversary celebration this month.  Growing from simply a food pantry to a place where people can access...

What to know about the COVID vaccine in Sedgwick County

What to know about the COVID vaccine in Sedgwick County

Matthew Kelly, Wichita Journalism Collaborative February 4, 2021

Who can get a COVID-19 vaccine in Sedgwick County right now? The Sedgwick County Health Department is currently offering COVID-19 vaccinations to health care associated workers and anyone 80 or older....

Students can now run for spots in the Student Government Association

Students can now run for spots in the Student Government Association

Emmie Boese, Reporter February 3, 2021

The 64th annual Student Government Association elections are quickly approaching, and students are now able to run for the open spots. This semester, there are 65 seats up for election in the Legislative...

Students from the College of Applied Studies compete against other colleges on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020 at Cessna Stadium.

What students can expect from in-person activities

Julia Nightengale, Copy Editor February 2, 2021

Despite all in-person events being cancelled last November, Vice President of Student Affairs Teri Hall said they are trying to find a path to safely put on in-person events this semester.  “There’s...

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