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University President Jay Golden, then president-elect, speaks at a Student Government Association meeting in December, 2019.

Guest column: A letter from Wichita State University President Jay Golden

Jay Golden, University President August 17, 2020

Hello, Shockers. Welcome to the fall semester. So far, 2020 has been one for the record books. There’s no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world on its axis. Education – and nearly...

OPINION: Open your purse  

OPINION: Open your purse  

Kamilah Gumbs, Columnist June 24, 2020

The chorus of Rihanna’s “Take A Bow” currently plays on loop as I think about the actions of many corporations, politicians and educational institutions over the last month.  Just like the Barbadian...

LTTE: Neal Allen, chair of the WSU Political Science Department

LTTE: Neal Allen, chair of the WSU Political Science Department

Neal Allen, Chair of the WSU Political Science Department June 24, 2020

Like all presidents, Donald Trump talks a lot about the military.  He is campaigning for reelection as a strong commander-in-chief, but his rhetoric undermines democracy. Much of the initial analysis...

Sierra Bonn, who studies engineering technology management at Wichita State, created #IStandWithGolden stickers and t-shirts. She passed out the stickers last week at the food truck plaza.

EDITORIAL: Students #StoodWithGolden over Ivanka Trump’s scrapped keynote. Let’s hope he remembers that.

Staff Editorial June 16, 2020

If one thing is clear after the controversy that surrounded Ivanka Trump’s invitation and subsequent disinvitation to be a keynote speaker at WSU Tech’s virtual commencement ceremony, it’s that the...

LTTE: Joan (Huff) Minor-Grayson, WSU class of 1971

LTTE: Joan (Huff) Minor-Grayson, WSU class of 1971

Joan (Huff) Minor-Grayson, WSU Class of '71 June 14, 2020

EDITOR'S NOTE: Joan Minor-Grayson, a Shocker alumna, originally wrote this letter to associate professor Jennifer Ray in response to her open letter that said WSU's reputation was "at stake" if Ivanka...

LTTE: 'WSU's reputation is at stake' if Ivanka Trump speaks at WSU Tech ceremony

LTTE: ‘WSU’s reputation is at stake’ if Ivanka Trump speaks at WSU Tech ceremony

Jennifer Ray, Associate Professor of Photo Media June 4, 2020

EDITOR’S NOTE: WSU and WSU Tech officials announced Thursday night that Ivanka Trump will no longer be a commencement speaker at Saturday’s virtual ceremony. The following letter was written before...

A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest on Saturday outside of the Wichita police station near WSU.

OPINION: My fear is rational

Kamilah Gumbs, Columnist June 1, 2020

32 hours.  That’s how much time elapsed before I finally reopened Twitter after finding out about the horrific murder of George Floyd by former Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin. I couldn’t...

LTTE: The radicalization of Generation Z

LTTE: The radicalization of Generation Z

Diego Chavez, Political Science Sophomore May 14, 2020

Around five decades ago, Martin Luther King Jr. uttered a quote that doesn’t get too much recognition. “The problem is that we all too often have socialism for the rich and rugged free enterprise capitalism...

Madeline Deabler poses outside in Herman Hill Park.

Farewell from Deabler: For all the people who have changed my life at Wichita State…

Madeline Deabler, Advertising Manager May 9, 2020

After five years of college, graduation day is fast approaching — a pivotal day that marks the next saga in my life — and it couldn’t be more anticlimactic.  At least Wichita State isn’t having...

Sunflower reporter Austin Farber

Farewell from Farber: News reporting showed me the power of storytelling

Austin Farber, Reporter May 9, 2020

I first started reporting in January at the end of my senior year.  At the time, I had experience in essay and fiction writing, but I had never written for a newspaper, so I was a little nervous starting...

Sunflower sports reporter Matthew Goldsmith (second from right) poses with his family.

Farewell from Goldsmith: Thank you, Wichita State

Matthew Goldsmith, Reporter May 9, 2020

It is time for my graduation from Wichita State University. It wasn’t the way I planned on ending my undergraduate experience, but it doesn’t take away from all the things I have experienced during...

Selena Favela

Farewell from Favela: Photog ready to face future

Selena Favela, Photographer May 9, 2020

  I remember the day I took my job application down to The Sunflower’s newsroom as a senior in high school. So much has changed since then. I would say my time at Wichita State has...

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