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The Midnight Traveler, a film highlighting the refugee experience, was available for viewing at the Ulrich Museum of Art on campus.

Ulrich continues focus on refugee stories with documentary screening

Ainsley Smyth, Reporter December 5, 2023

The Ulrich highlighted its photo exhibit, “Where We Belong: Refugee Stories from Wichita” with a documentary screening. “Where We Belong” focuses on five refugee families from different countries...

Wichita-raised AJ Harvey performs for a crowd at the Mid-America All-Indian Museum. The event was a fundraiser for The Stumblingbear Regalia Cupboard, which aims to loan traditional attire to Native American youth.

Local singer returns to community to raise money for cultural clothing

Ainsley Smyth, Reporter December 5, 2023

A Wichita-raised up-and-coming artist recently returned home to raise money for his community. AJ Harvey, singer, songwriter and actor in “Killers of the Flower Moon,” shared his music with an audience...

Makenna Green sells photograph prints at Art Market in the RSC. The school of Art, Design and Creative Industries (ADCI) held a student-led Art Market on Nov. 29 and 30 to showcase various artists from the College of Fine Arts and give them experience selling their work.

Fine arts students showcase creativity on campus through art market

Genesis Merriett, Reporter December 4, 2023

Various original prints, ceramics, oil paintings, stickers and jewelry were available for students and other community members to buy at a student art market on Nov. 29 and 30. The purpose of the...

Following the teams win, Aniya Bell and Jeniah Thompson celebrate with a side jump. The Shockers defeated Saint Louis 78-59.

Women’s basketball finds identity against Saint Louis

Melanie Rivera-Cortez, Sports Editor December 4, 2023

Graduate student Tre’Zure Jobe walked to the press conference wearing a wheat crown, basketball scepter and a sash after Wichita State beat Saint Louis University, 78-59. The “queen of the court”...

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...

Dalen Ridgnal and Xavier Bell pose for a photo after their win against the Richmond Spiders on Nov. 29. The Shockers won 80-68 on Koch Arenas 20th anniversary.

Men’s basketball exterminates Richmond Spiders in double-digit win

Melanie Rivera-Cortez, Sports Editor December 2, 2023

It was on Nov. 29, 2003, that Charles Koch Arena hosted its first men’s basketball game. Twenty years later to the date, Wichita State men’s basketball beat the Richmond Spiders, 80-68 Paul Mills,...

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,...

Ornella Niankan pushes through the Southeastern Louisianna defense during the Nov. 28 game. Niankan scored 8 points throughout her 29 minutes of play.

Women’s basketball gets a learning opportunity after a tough loss against Southeastern Lousiana

Shaylee Jacobs-Wilson, Reporter December 1, 2023

Wichita State women's basketball struggled against Southeastern Louisiana in Tuesday night’s game, losing 64-36.  During the first quarter, the Shockers were only a few points behind. By the end...

Student senator’s privacy breached, accommodation bill in SGA indefinitely postponed

Student senator’s privacy breached, accommodation bill in SGA indefinitely postponed

Allison Campbell, News Editor November 30, 2023

After announcing his intent to resign from the Student Government Association (SGA), Fine Arts Sen. Garett Knight said that while seeking accommodations, his FERPA-protected information was shared recklessly...

AJ Harvey on the set of “Killers of the Flower Moon,” which was filmed in Oklahoma during 2021.

‘Something I won’t ever forget’: Wichita musician represents his heritage on the big screen

Salsabila Attaria, Arts and Culture Editor November 29, 2023

A musician since the age of 16, Wichita-raised AJ Harvey didn’t expect to be acting in a movie alongside Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio. Of Ponca and Pawnee heritage, Harvey...

Outside hitter Brylee Kelly celebrates with her team after a successful play.

Volleyball blazes past UAB on senior night

Jacob Unruh, Reporter November 28, 2023

In a match that never felt close from the opening serve, Wichita State volleyball dominated the University of Alabama at Birmingham, 3-0 (25-13, 25-12, 25-10), to close out the regular season. On senior...

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