The Sunflower

SGA confirms student justice to meet Supreme Court quorum

SGA confirms student justice to meet Supreme Court quorum

Daniel Caudill, Reporter

November 1, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Correction: An earlier version of this story stated that there are six remaining vacancies on the Student Supreme Court. The court is made up of five students and 2 faculty members. Both faculty positions are filled, and two student justices who were appointed last year are still serving their terms.   Amidst a st...

If you’re turned away, vote provisional

If you’re turned away, vote provisional

Kylie Cameron, Advertising Manager

November 1, 2018


Filed under Politics, Special Editions, Voter's Guide

Across the United States this midterm election, voter suppression tactics are on the rise. These tactics are being used to keep voters from their constitutional right to participate in our democracy, and Kansas is no exception. About two and a half hours west of Wichita, Dodge City election officials...

Student campaign workers want to see young voters turn out at the polls

Student campaign workers want to see young voters turn out at the polls

Audrey Korte, Reporter

November 1, 2018


Filed under Features, Lifestyle, Politics, Special Editions, Voter's Guide

Despite the fact that colleges are a hotbed of political activity and a place for the open exchange of ideas, few college students participate in politics or vote — especially in midterm elections. A select few students go the extra mile and volunteer their time to campaigns. “The importance of...

Richard Ranzau seeks third term in office in Fourth District

Richard Ranzau seeks third term in office in Fourth District

Drake Robinson, Reporter

November 1, 2018


Filed under Politics, Special Editions, Voter's Guide

Richard Ranzau has served as the Sedgwick County Fourth District commissioner since 2010. After graduating from Valley Center High School, Ranzau joined the Army reserves — serving as a military policeman, and eventually graduated from Wichita State University with three degrees. After retiring,...

Trump ally Kris Kobach seeks governorship

Trump ally Kris Kobach seeks governorship

Drake Robinson, Reporter

November 1, 2018


Filed under Politics, Special Editions, Voter's Guide

The Sunflower contacted Kobach’s campaign repeatedly and was not granted a candidate interview. Secretary of State Kris Kobach won a historically narrow Republican primary over sitting Gov. Jeff Colyer to secure his party’s nomination. Kobach, who now finds himself in a dead heat with Democrat...

Q&A with Rep. Ron Estes

Q&A with Rep. Ron Estes

Andrew Linnabary, Digital Managing Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under News, Politics, Special Editions, Voter's Guide

Fourth District incumbent Ron Estes is facing off against Democrat James Thompson in a rematch of last year’s special election that Estes won with 52 percent of the vote. The former treasurer of Kansas serves on both the House committees on Education and Workforce and Homeland Security. Estes is “proudly...

Clarkson: Election fraud is still a problem

Clarkson: Election fraud is still a problem

Andrew Linnabary, Digital Managing Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under News, Politics, Special Editions, Voter's Guide

Statistician Beth Clarkson has spent years trying to see the votes. Now she’s given up. It’s not that she doesn’t believe election fraud is still a problem. It’s just that nobody seems to listen. “I’m to the point where I’m ready to give up,” Clarkson said. “I feel like I’ve...

Fans engage with players, coaches at pep rally

Fans engage with players, coaches at pep rally

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

October 30, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Wichita State held a pep rally to celebrate the start of the men's and women's basketball seasons Monday night. The event was held at Wichita State’s Braeburn Square, a new development on Innovation Campus, and was open to the public. Both basketball teams were introduced, and a bonfire was held a...

Dean of the Barton School of Business, Anand Desai, to retire

Dean of the Barton School of Business, Anand Desai, to retire

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Dean of the Barton School of Business, Anand Desai, will retire at the end of the school year. Desai will work through August, ending 25 years of service in higher education, according to a university release. Desai has served as dean since 2015. Provost Rick Muma will lead a national search for...

Trouble waking up in the morning? The Flats can fix that.

Trouble waking up in the morning? The Flats can fix that.

Andrew Linnabary, Digital Managing Editor

October 29, 2018


Filed under Campus, Showcase

Students living in the southeast section of The Flats residence hall often wake up to a natural alarm clock — one that sounds like hammering and drilling. That’s the noise of The Suites, The Flats’ under-construction neighboring residence hall. Flats residents said the construction began without...

Cargill, Capitol Federal donate $1.75 million toward new business building

Cargill, Capitol Federal donate $1.75 million toward new business building

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

October 28, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The WSU Foundation’s campaign to bring a new home for the W. Frank Barton School of Business to Innovation Campus got a boost of $1.75 million from Cargill and Capitol Federal. Cargill pledged $1 million towards the effort and Capitol Federal contributed $750,000 — bringing the total raised for...

Ben and Jerry’s names flavor after James Thompson

Ben and Jerry’s names flavor after James Thompson

Audrey Korte, Reporter

October 28, 2018


Filed under News, Politics

Democratic Congressional candidate and Wichita State alumnus James Thompson and incumbent Rep. Ron Estes are both running for Congress in Kansas’ 4th District this year, but only one of them has a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor named after him. Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield announced in September...