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Report of handgun pulled in attempted aggravated robbery at fraternity

Report of handgun pulled in attempted aggravated robbery at fraternity

Jenna Farhat, Managing Editor

November 14, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

A handgun was pulled in an attempted aggravated robbery at Beta Theta Pi fraternity house Saturday night, according to the Wichita State police crime log. According to the crime log, three juvenile males approached a resident of the fraternity house, showed a handgun, and demanded money. No money...

Faculty Senate raises concerns over “investigative leave”

Faculty Senate raises concerns over “investigative leave”

Jenna Farhat, Managing Editor

November 13, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase

Faculty Senate discussed changes to a proposed policy that would allow Wichita State to force an employee to turn over their office keys and access to their email account and take a mandatory leave pending the outcome of an investigation into alleged misconduct. The proposal, which was approved by th...

48 years: Matson reflects on his time at Wichita State

48 years: Matson reflects on his time at Wichita State

Andrew Linnabary, Reporter

November 12, 2017


Filed under Features, Lifestyle, Showcase

Though his classes average a couple hundred students, Ron Matson has a knack for making each person feel as if he speaks directly to them. “He can take a room full of 300 people and make you feel like he’s talking to you personally,” said Chuck Koeber, who works alongside Matson as an associate...

Basketball Guide 2017

Basketball Guide 2017

November 9, 2017


Filed under Showcase

Wichita State basketball is about begin its first season in the American Athletic Conference. The men's team is ranked No. 7 in the nation in an AP poll, its highest preseason ranking in 36 years — the glory days of the early-eighties Shocker basketball. The women's team starts the year with a new...

Interns acted as designated drivers for State Rep, WSU lecturer in capital

Interns acted as designated drivers for State Rep, WSU lecturer in capital

Matthew Kelly, Copy Chief

November 1, 2017


Filed under News, Politics, Showcase

Madeline Deabler A Kansas state representative and Wichita State lecturer asked student interns to be his designated driver, according to a former legislative intern who worked in Topeka during the 2016 session. Rep. Brandon Whipple, a Democrat who represents south Wichita’s 96th district in the Kansas House, te...

NCAA Tournament favorite? ESPN’s BPI probability rankings say so.

NCAA Tournament favorite? ESPN’s BPI probability rankings say so.

Evan Pflugradt, Opinion Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The predictions continue to pour in. While the Associated Press published their preseason college basketball rankings early Wednesday — which ranked the Shockers No. 7 in their top 25 poll, the highest preseason ranking for Wichita State in 36 years — ESPN started looking at the NCAA’s pos...

9 traffic violations Wichita State police can fine you for starting Wednesday

9 traffic violations Wichita State police can fine you for starting Wednesday

Jenna Farhat, Managing Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Wichita State police will begin issuing traffic tickets Wednesday. There are nine traffic violations WSU police can issue tickets for. Fines range from $45 to $75. Wrong direction on a one-way ($75) Running a stop sign ($75) Improper U-turn ($75) Improper turn ($75) Failure to yield to p...

Challenging the stigma: Students for concealed carry educate for safety

Challenging the stigma: Students for concealed carry educate for safety

Daniel Caudill, Reporter

October 25, 2017


Filed under Showcase

In a nation where mass shootings can happen anywhere from a night club to a country music festival, Daylan Andrews feels it is more important than ever to stand for, as he calls it, “an equilibrium of safety.” Andrews is a lifelong Wichitan, Butler County Community College graduate and senior...

Shockers appear in top 5 of ESPN, CBS preseason polls

Shockers appear in top 5 of ESPN, CBS preseason polls

Evan Pflugradt, Opinion Editor

October 25, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Showcase

The Wichita State Shockers stayed in the top five of two new sets of high-profile rankings, released Wednesday. ESPN ranks the Shockers as the No. 5 team in the country, behind top-level programs Duke, Arizona, Michigan State and Kansas. CBS also ranks the Shockers at No. 5, led by the same four ...

Phi Delta Theta allegations include hazing, sexual misconduct

Phi Delta Theta allegations include hazing, sexual misconduct

Andrew Linnabary, Reporter

October 22, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase

A press release from Phi Delta Theta International headquarters says their initial investigation into WSU’s Phi Delta Theta chapter “did not support claims of sexual misconduct or acts of organized chapter hazing.” Phi Delta Theta is currently under temporary suspension and investigation by...