The Sunflower

Kayce Litzau and Morgan Stout high five after they earn a point against Grand Canyon University on Dec. 4.

‘This team accomplished a lot:’ Volleyball ends season at postseason tournament

Emmie Boese , Sports Editor December 5, 2022

The volleyball team made it out of their conference with only one loss this month. This put them in a position to earn a fourth place finish in the American Athletic Conference and earn a nomination for...

Shocker fans celebrate from the crowd at the mens basketball game against Mizzou at Charles Koch Arena on Nov. 29.

This week’s sports in brief — Dec. 1

Danielle Wagner, Reporter December 4, 2022

Jane Asinde named conference player of the week: Senior forward Jane Asinde was named the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week on Nov. 28. She is the first Shocker to receive this award since...

Sophomore center Quincy Ballard tries to get open on offense. On Dec. 3, Wichita State traveled to Manhattan to play against Kansas State. They lost 55-50.

Men’s basketball stunned by in state rival, Kansas State

Maegan Vincent, Reporter December 4, 2022

After a five-point lead early in the second half, Kansas State University overtook the men’s basketball team for a last-minute 55-50 victory. On Dec. 3, the men’s basketball team traveled to Manhattan...

Liberal arts and sciences dean Andrew Hippisley speaks at the rededication of Fiske Hall on May 3, 2019.

New American Sign Language major to be offered next year

Lindsay Smith, Newsletter Editor December 4, 2022

The biggest college at Wichita State just got a little bigger. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will start providing a major in American Sign Language next year.  Currently, ASL is offered...

Kayla Jasso, director of communications for undergraduate admissions, reads to Gordon Parks Elementary student during a WUreads session. Volunteers read every Friday for 20 minutes.

WUreads volunteers strive to improve literacy in young readers

Jaycie Nelson, Editor in Chief December 4, 2022

Around 40 faculty and staff members devote just 20 minutes of their time each week to reading to fourth-grade students at Gordon Parks Academy. For the past two years, staff and faculty members have...

Senior Trajata Colbert celebrates after making a jump shot against Denver on Nov. 30. Colbert finished the day with 8 points and 11 rebounds.

Women’s basketball pushes winning streak to six straight

Trinity Ramm, Reporter December 3, 2022

Women’s basketball won a Saturday afternoon contest against New Orleans 79-61. Senior forward Trajata Colbert was the team’s leading scorer with 19 points and nine rebounds. “What I like about [Trajata]...

Nobel prize winner Vernon Smith visits Woolsey Hall. On Nov 30, Smith gave a presentation in the Barton School of Businesss newly opened behavioral economics laboratory.

Nobel Prize winner visits WSU to celebrate new Woolsey Hall laboratory 

Maegan Vincent, Reporter December 1, 2022

Nobel Memorial Prize Winner Vernon Smith returned to his hometown to give a presentation for the opening ceremony of Wichita State’s Behavioral Economics Laboratory Wednesday afternoon.  “We just...

Student Body President John Kirk talks among his faculty members. On Nov 30, the Faculty Senate hosted a mixer to engage students.

Student Body President John Kirk opens up about his mental health

Melanie Rivera-Cortez, Reporter December 1, 2022

Student Body President John Kirk has dealt with many difficulties with mental health over the years. After confronting his mental health, the 116th student body president said he began going to counseling...

Junior point guard DJ McCarty drives down the court to put up a jump shot for the Shockers. With 19 points scored McCarty led the team, in points, against Denver on Nov. 30 at Charles Koch Arena.

Junior point guard’s fast transition play helps women earn fifth win in a row

Emmie Boese, Sports Editor November 30, 2022

Junior point guard DJ McCarty has led her team in scoring several times this season. The women’s basketball team’s 61-54 win against Denver on Wednesday was no different, as McCarty led with 19 points....

Wichita State University fall enrollments by headcount. This fall semester enrollment numbers have been its highest since 1989.

‘Caught us off guard:’ Higher enrollment pushes student support systems to adapt

Salsabila Attaria, Reporter November 30, 2022

The university announced in October that it has seen the highest enrollment numbers since 1989. Some of the school’s officials say that this raises concerns about how student support systems plan to...

Tulsa Police Officers David Medrano and Jesse Guardiola talk to WSU students about the role of the police. They discussed the benefits of bilingual officers.

Tulsa police officers stress importance of bilingualism

Danielle Wagner, Reporter November 30, 2022

Tulsa police officers Jesse Guardiola and David Medrano visited Wichita State to explain the importance of learning multiple languages, like Spanish, on Tuesday afternoon.  People all over the U.S....

The bnech celebrates a lead for the mens basketball team at Charles Koch Arena on Nov. 29. The Shockers lost 88-84 in overtime to Mizzou.

Men’s basketball slips late game lead into an overtime loss

Emmie Boese, Sports Editor November 30, 2022

A seven point lead with less than three minutes remaining was unfortunately diminished for the men’s basketball team in a 88-84 loss to the University of Missouri last night.  “It hurts,” senior...

Load More Stories