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Aaron Tollefson, a sophomore in Sport Management, describes his first year at Wichita during COVID-19.

‘Hit the Ground Running:’ Sophomore doesn’t let COVID-19 keep him from following passions

Julia Nightengale, News Editor October 15, 2021

Aaron Tollefson, a sophomore majoring in Sport Management, said he didn’t want to waste his freshman year during COVID-19 doing nothing.  Instead, he reached out to all of the professors in his department...

Senators discuss legislation at their meeting on Oct. 13.

Student senate moves to table granting Turning Point USA RSO status

Julia Nightengale and Lindsay Smith October 15, 2021

The student senate voted to table a bill that would grant the right wing organization Turning Point USA registered student organization status at Wednesday’s meeting. Senator Ella Perkins made the...

Senators discuss legislation during their meeting on Oct. 13, 2021.

Student senate passes new code of ethics and conduct, with changes from original bill

Julia Nightengale and Lindsay Smith October 14, 2021

The student senate passed an updated version of the Student Government Association’s code of ethics and conduct at Wednesday’s meeting. This week was the second read of the bill. During the first...

Junior Dexter Dennis goes up for a dunk during the Shocker Madness dunk contest on Oct. 12 inside Charles Koch Arena.

Fans get preview of 2021-22 basketball programs during Shocker Madness

Sean Marty, Sports Editor October 12, 2021

Shocker basketball welcomed fans back to Charles Koch Arena with Shocker Madness on Tuesday night.  Fans were introduced to the 2021-22 men's and women's basketball teams, and the returners from the...

Caleb Brown, a senior majoring in Aerospace Engineering, reflects on his classes and progress through school on Oct. 6, 2021.

Mid semester check-in: students reflect on exams, mental health and other topics

Julia Nightengale, News Editor October 9, 2021

As students enter into the second half of their fall semester, The Sunflower went to the Rhatigan Student Center to check in with students studying and see how this semester has been going for them and...

Student senators John Kirk, Ella Perkins, Tayton Majors and Omarian Brantley sit during a student senate meeting on Oct. 6, 2021.

Updated SGA code of ethics and conduct receives first read from senate

Julia Nightengale and Lindsay Smith October 8, 2021

A bill regarding an updated SGA code of ethics and conduct received first read at the Student Senate meeting Wednesday.  The code includes a set of expectations for individuals who serve in any of...

Wichita State freshman Morgan Weber celebrates after a point during WSUs match against UCF on Oct. 1 inside Charles Koch Arena.

Morgan Weber showcases energy and passion in her return to the Shocker lineup

Sean Marty, Sports Editor October 8, 2021

For the first time in over a month, Wichita State freshman Morgan Weber made her return to the court this past weekend, after being sidelined due to COVID-19 protocols. During that time, Weber only...

Cameron Boyd discusses what Spectrum stands for and how they are a safe place on campus for students on Oct. 6 outside the Rhatigan Student Center.

Spectrum: LGBTQ and Allies creates safe space for students to make connections

Julia Nightengale, News Editor October 7, 2021

Spectrum is a group on campus that is open to students, as well as students at different colleges and community members.  While all of their meetings were online last year, Cameron Boyd, president of...

All on-campus operations cancelled due to water break

All on-campus operations cancelled due to water break

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief October 7, 2021

All campus events scheduled for today have been cancelled due to a City of Wichita water break. The university first informed students around 2:30 p.m. about the break that affected east Wichita and...

The parking lot outside of the new Steve Clark YMCA. Students are now allowed to park in it for up to two hours if they are using the new facility.

Tips for keeping belongings safe in your vehicle

Elena Kuckelman, Reporter October 6, 2021

On top of studying, taking tests, and writing essays, a car break-in is the last thing a college student wants to worry about. Fortunately, there are certain steps that can be taken to protect your vehicle...

Former WSU football player Bill Glasco points towards names of fallen Shocker players during the memorial held Oct. 2.

Wichita State memorializes plane crash 51 years later

Emmie Boese, Assistant Sports Editor October 2, 2021

They come to remember and honor but the heavy and eerie feeling never really goes away for players and staff on the anniversary of the October 2, 1971 plane crash of the Wichita State University Football...

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

WSU hiring a search firm to find next provost

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief October 1, 2021

The university has started the process of searching for the next provost, a position currently held in interim capacity by Shirley Lefever. Rather than conducting the search themselves, WSU will hire a...

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