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Students from the ID 752 Prototyping course use cardboard boxes to build toasters for an activity.

Hacking for Defense course teaches students skills to solve national security challenges

Julia Nightengale, Copy Editor November 3, 2020

In the era of education during COVID, college students are having to trade a lot of hands-on activities for Zoom calls and discussion boards. But a new course is still providing students with hands-on...

The Student Government Association appointed five members during their meeting Wednesday, held via Zoom.

Student Senate fills six roles at Wednesday meeting

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief October 31, 2020

The Student Senate appointed six members to positions during Wednesday’s meeting.  Ambrosia Naramore-Winfrey, Liberal Arts and Sciences Senator Ambrosia Naramore-Winfrey, a sophomore studying...

(File photo, Mar. 20 SGA meeting)

Student Senate passes student fees revamp and overhaul act

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief October 27, 2020

The Student Government Association passed the student fees revamp and overhaul act during their meeting Wednesday. The act changes the yearly allocation process to a three year staggered process, disqualifies...

Wichita State held a community voting event for WSU students and the surrounding areas on Oct. 22.

Early voting event at Charles Koch Arena sees positive turnout

Julia Nightengale, Copy Editor October 25, 2020

As election day is approaching, the country is witnessing record breaking early voting numbers. Wichita State joined the conversation by opening an early voting site on Thursday, Oct. 22 at Charles Koch...

Marietta Farm, located in Andover, has a corn pit, grass maze, inflatable bouncer, live animals, hay bale rides, games, and of course pumpkins for visitors to enjoy.

How to celebrate Halloween safely during COVID-19

Julia Nightengale, Copy Editor October 24, 2020

COVID-19 may have changed how Halloween looks this year, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of safe ways to celebrate the beloved holiday. Halloween is a chance to take a break from reality...

The groundbreaking celebration's speakers begin to dig during the groundbreaking celebration for Wayne and Kay Woolsey Hall on Oct. 22.

University celebrates new business building groundbreaking

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief October 23, 2020

Administrators, community members, and university donors gathered together Thursday, Oct. 22 to witness the groundbreaking of the new business building Wayne and Kay Woolsey Hall.  Attendees listened...

A member of the African Student Associasion holds up a sign during the protest.

‘We are the change:’ Students hold on-campus protest against impunity in Africa

Tabitha Barr, Reporter October 23, 2020

Unity and peace was the overarching message members of WSU’s African Student Association brought to campus Thursday, Oct. 22 during their protest against impunity in Africa.  Students heard from...

Sergeant Johnson from the University Police Department and senior Olivia Babin point out broken lights during the Safety Walk around Wichita State campus on Oct. 20.

Students document potential hazards at fourth annual Campus Safety Walk

Calen Moore, Reporter October 23, 2020

The sound of quiet footsteps and camera shutters filled the campus Tuesday evening as a group of students, led by a campus police officer and a member of Student Government, walked around the campus for...

PHOTOS: Protesters stand against police brutality and impunity happening across Africa

PHOTOS: Protesters stand against police brutality and impunity happening across Africa

Students from Africa and members of the Wichita State University community came together on Thursday to protest against police brutality and impunity happening across Africa. ------ The group is one of many around the world protesting, following years of violence at the hands of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, known in Nigeria as SARS. Nigeria, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, and many other African countries are heavily affected by the abuse of power from their governments.
Khanh Nguyen October 23, 2020

During Wednesday's Student Government meeting held over Zoom, the student senate passed a resolution encouraging the university to cancel classes on election day.

SGA passes resolution encouraging the university to cancel classes on election day

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief October 22, 2020

The Student Senate passed a resolution Wednesday that urges Wichita State to either cancel classes or strongly encourage professors to not hold class or not enforce attendance policies on election day.  Speaker...


New economics virtual talk series aims to teach students how to critically think

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief October 20, 2020

Critical thinking is a skill that is valuable and hard to come by, according to economics professor Siyu Wang. That is why she is beginning the virtual talk series ‘Economic Bites on the Go’. “That’s...

Philosophy Chair Noell Birondo answers questions during an interview with The Sunflower on Wednesday, Oct. 14 behind Elliott Hall. Birondo teaches a Philosophy of Feminism class at Wichita State.

Male philosophy chair breaks feminism stereotypes

Julia Nightengale, Copy Editor October 20, 2020

Feminism isn’t just for females. Department of Philosophy Chair Noell Birondo started thinking about feminism at a very young age. “I’ve been thinking about gender my whole life because before...

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