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One of the three fire extinguishers found used in Eck Stadium on May 30.

Criminal damages due to fire extinguishers reported in Eck Stadium

Mia Hennen, Editor in Chief June 2, 2023

Sometime before May 30, an unknown party entered Eck Stadium and sprayed three fire extinguishers in the third-floor men’s bathroom, according to a Wichita State University Police Department report. While...

Elizabeth King

Elizabeth King to retire from Wichita State Foundation

Mia Hennen, Editor in Chief June 2, 2023

After more than 30 years leading the Wichita State University Foundation, Elizabeth King plans to retire, effective in six months, according to an email King sent to Foundation staff Friday morning. King,...

Kansas State University is performing rennovations at Justin Hall to accomodate the new Pathway to Nursing program between K-State and WSU.

‘A community service initiative’: K-State, WSU Pathway program to meet rural community, student needs

Allison Campbell, Reporter June 1, 2023

As the nationwide nursing shortage continues to cripple rural communities, two Kansas universities have teamed up to create a dual-degree nursing program unlike any other in the state.  Wichita State...

A child cheers for the SkyKings during their match against the Little Rock Lightning team on May 28. Families and children came out to meet celebrities after the game.

National and local celebrities visit SkyKings basketball game for ‘FanFest’

Jennifer Anima, Reporter May 31, 2023

Fans and Wichita community members filled Charles Koch Arena right before Memorial Day to watch Wichita's professional basketball team, the SkyKings, play against the Little Rock Lightning — and to see...

Following executive orders to appoint individuals to certain positions by Student Body President Iris Okere, senators discuss their thoughts on the appointments.

Concerns raised about conflict of interest in student government

Student Body President and Vice President share process for deciding cabinet in SGA
Courtney Brown, Assistant News Editor, Reporter May 30, 2023

A student senator shared concerns about a conflict of interest in Student Government Association after learning an appointed cabinet member is the student body vice president’s partner. Kyan Caudillo,...

Shawn Leslie

Doctoral intern discusses passion for serving LGBTQ community

Mia Hennen, Editor in Chief May 26, 2023

After graduating over a decade ago, Shawn Leslie decided to go back to school for psychology after having an epiphany while watching “Criminal Minds.” “I remember one day just kind of noticing,...

History professor Jay Price and WSU alum Charles Lawrence get settled in at the Society of Public Historians meeting on May 17.

‘Bridging campus, community, and professionals’: Society of Public Historians discusses program

Maleah Evans, Reporter, Copy Editor May 23, 2023

Wichita is home to historical events, like the Dockum Drug Store Sit-In. But few groups around the city dedicate their time solely to sharing that history. One group, the Society of Public Historians...

The nationwide Adderall shortage began toward the end of last year, but the stimulant medication is still in short supply, causing issues for those reliant on it.

‘It’s getting complicated’: Nationwide Adderall shortage impacts Wichita State students

Courtney Brown, Assistant News Editor, Reporter May 23, 2023

When Wichita State student Ashley Grega went over a month without her medication for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), she said she noticed a difference in her work and personal life. The...

Junior Lauren Mills celebrates after hitting a home-run during the game against Tulsa on April 1st at Wilkins Stadium.

Softball bids season farewell in Stillwater

Emmie Boese, Assistant Sports Editor May 22, 2023

The softball team’s season came to a close at the NCAA Stillwater Regional Saturday night.  The Shockers received a bid to the NCAA College Softball Tournament for the third season in a row.  Wichita...

With the rise of artificial intelligence, several stakeholders at Wichita State sat down to discuss the use of AI in higher education.

ChatGPT sparks conversation about campus usage

Courtney Brown, Assistant News Editor, Reporter May 21, 2023

When associate professor Mathew Muether input his physics test into ChatGPT, the chatbot answered about 95% of the questions correctly. On the qualifier for physics doctorate students, it reached 100%. In...

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