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OPINION: Why are kids worried about their jawline?

Makenzie Miller, Reporter April 18, 2024

Beauty trends have always been a thing. Ranging from using insanely expensive skin care products to sucking on cups to make your lips look bigger, there have always been various ways people have attempted...

Wichita Police Department vehicles near Fairmount Park on April 18, following the death of a man that morning.

Man at Fairmount Park dies of medical emergency

Piper Pinnetti, Reporter April 18, 2024

Editor's Note: This story has been updated with new information.  Wichita police are investigating the death of a 54-year-old man reported by an individual around 7 a.m. on Thursday near Wichita State....

Sophmore Caleb Anderson pitches the first two innings on April 17 against ORU. Anderson let up seven hits and six runs.

Disastrous second inning results in home loss for Wichita State baseball

Owen Prothro, Reporter April 17, 2024

At home against Oral Roberts University (ORU) on Wednesday, Wichita State baseball gave up six runs in the second inning en route to an 8-3 loss. The Shockers’ overall record dropped to 21-17...

Graduate student CC Wong hits the ball during the game against Oklahoma State. The Shockers lost their home game at Wilkins Stadium, 6-5.

Softball’s upset bid comes up short vs. No. 6 Oklahoma State

Jacob Unruh, Assistant Sports Editor April 17, 2024

For the second time this season, Wichita State’s softball team pushed No. 6 ranked Oklahoma State University to the brink of an upset, and for the second time this season, the Shockers came up short...

Lipscombs AJ McGinnis defends Wichita States Isaac Abidde during a game in November 2023. McGinnis committed to transfer to Wichita State over the weekend.

Lipscomb’s AJ McGinnis commits to Wichita State basketball over the weekend

Melanie Rivera-Cortez, Sports Editor April 17, 2024

On Saturday night, redshirt junior guard AJ McGinnis committed to the Shockers from Lipscomb University through the transfer portal.  The veteran guard has at least one season of eligibility remaining,...

Colby Rogers shoots the ball in the second half of Wichita States AAC tournament game against Memphis. Rogers scored 13 points during his 38 minutes of play.

Basketball’s Colby Rogers commits to Memphis

Melanie Rivera-Cortez, Sports Editor April 17, 2024

After entering the transfer portal last month, redshirt junior Colby Rogers has officially committed to stay in the American Athletic Conference under head coach Penny Hardaway at Memphis.  Rogers...

Jack DiGiovanni, Luke Goter and Paul DiGiovanni of Ferris Wheel Regulars. (Photo courtesy of Ferris Wheel Regulars)

Midwest band Ferris Wheel Regulars are Wichita regulars, too

Ainsley Smyth, Reporter April 17, 2024

Brothers Paul and Jack DiGiovanni and their friend Luke Goter grew up in Wichita, and by high school, they were deeply immersed in the local rock scene, looking up to bands like Kill Vargas and The Cavves. Now...

WSU Director of Athletics Kevin Saal speaks to Student Senate members about the academic success of student athletes and survey results of the student athlete experience. Saal was joined on the Wednesday night meeting by Clayton Stoldt, the associate dean of applied studies.

Kevin Saal shares record-high student-athlete GPAs, other successful initiatives at SGA meeting

Allison Campbell, News Editor April 16, 2024

Director of Athletics Kevin Saal and Clayton Stoldt, the associate dean for the College of Applied Studies, shared the progress made on achieving record-high student-athlete GPAs across multiple programs...

The crowded 17th Street during Open Streets ICT. The street was blocked off from traffic to allow for vendors, local organizations and artists to table. Event goers were able to bike, walk and mingle while browsing tables.

PHOTOS: Open Streets ICT

Garima Thapa, Photographer April 16, 2024

Microphones reserved for Student Government Assocation senators sit unused during the Student Senate meeting on April 10.

Special election to be held for fine arts senator seats

Trinity Ramm, Managing Editor April 16, 2024

Editor's Note: This story previously stated that several colleges will have a runoff election. According to Fonseca, only the College of Fine Arts will have one. Certain Senate seats in the Student...

Jens Kreinath, professor of anthropology, presents a slideshow about Palestinian history alongside Abdelkarim Jibril, president of Students for Justice in Palestine.

Anthropology professor, student organizations teach Palestinian history

Ainsley Smyth, Reporter April 15, 2024

Students for Justice in Palestine and the Arab Student Association joined with associate professor of anthropology Jens Kreinath for a presentation on Palestinian history.  The event followed the passing...

Natsumi Kurahashi lunges for a ball during her singles match against Louisiana Tech, which she won in two sets, 6-4 and 6-3.
Kurahashi played her last home game at Wichita State as a redshirt senior on April 13.

Women’s tennis digs deep for win on senior day

Owen Prothro, Reporter April 15, 2024

Wichita State’s No. 68-ranked women’s tennis team won its senior day match against Louisiana Tech University on Saturday, 4-2. The Shockers wrapped up the regular season with a 12-9 record after...

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