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Multiple Wichita State campus art pieces vandalized

Multiple Wichita State campus art pieces vandalized

Evan Pflugradt, Opinion Editor

September 15, 2017


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leven pieces of Wichita State’s extensive outdoor art collection — all depicting female figures — were vandalized with duct tape covering the figures’ mouths, WSU officials said Friday morning. The latest piece to be discovered is Henry Moore’s "Reclining Figure," a bronze statue outsi...

‘This is part of my job.’

‘This is part of my job.’

Chance Swaim, Editor in Chief

September 9, 2017


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Shelby Reynolds is no stranger to storms. She grew up in Wichita, where high winds and hard rain can spring from nowhere, but her 22 years in tornado alley didn’t prepare her for this. Reynolds, back-to-back Kansas college journalist of the year and former editor in chief of The Sunflower, graduated fro...

UPDATE: Sexual battery reported at The Flats

UPDATE: Sexual battery reported at The Flats

Jenna Farhat, Managing Editor

September 5, 2017


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A sexual battery allegedly occurred at The Flats last Thursday evening, according to a university police report. The University Police Department crime log describes the alleged offense as “unwanted physical attention from a male.” The incident report said the alleged battery resulted in apparent...

Police Chief Sara Morris retires

Police Chief Sara Morris retires

Jenna Farhat, Managing Editor

September 1, 2017


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University Police Chief Sara Morris will retire Sept. 29, Wichita State announced Friday morning. Morris is taking ten days off beginning Sept. 1, the day her retirement was announced. UPD Captain Guy Schroeder is filling in for Morris until she returns Sept. 11. Other members of the university...

Wichita State names new Associate VP for Student Affairs

Wichita State names new Associate VP for Student Affairs

Evan Pflugradt, Opinion Editor

August 28, 2017


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Aaron Austin has been appointed as Wichita State's new Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Student Life by Vice President of Student Affairs Teri Hall, Wichita State announced Monday morning. Austin will join Wichita State in the Student Affairs department on Monday, Sept. 18. Austin,...

Me Like Bees brings the buzz to Barleycorns

Me Like Bees brings the buzz to Barleycorns

Marissa Campbell, Arts and Culture Editor

August 28, 2017


Filed under Lifestyle, Music, Showcase

Crystal chandeliers and a dramatic, red curtain frame the small, four-person stage at Barleycorn’s, the 240-person capacity Douglas St. bar. Although the venue may be tight on space, it’s a local ICT treasure, and, sure as hell isn’t skimping on the talent they bring through weekly. On Aug....

2017 Sunflower Medallion Hunt: Clue 6

2017 Sunflower Medallion Hunt: Clue 6

August 26, 2017


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DAY SIX Some of these clues have been off the wall. Why's it so hard to find something so small? The whole thing seems staged. Look for it near where the big pipes play. DAY FIVE You’ll find it with love, lizards, and whisky. But in a canoe it can be pretty risky. You have to know ...

2017 Sunflower Medallion Hunt: Clue 5

2017 Sunflower Medallion Hunt: Clue 5

August 25, 2017


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DAY FIVE You’ll find it with love, lizards, and whisky. But in a canoe it can be pretty risky. You have to know to win: What goes with cotton, vinyl, and skin? DAY FOUR The fourth of the clues should be a breeze. If you look between the broken and working keys. Holler “Hands off!...

Fraternity on probation for hazing

Fraternity on probation for hazing

Jenna Farhat, Managing Editor

August 24, 2017


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A Wichita State fraternity has been placed on probation for hazing, but the university did not report it to law enforcement. After violating university policies on hazing and underage drinking, Beta Theta Pi Fraternity has been placed on disciplinary probation, according to a student conduct case...

2017 Sunflower Medallion Hunt: Clue 4

2017 Sunflower Medallion Hunt: Clue 4

August 24, 2017


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DAY FOUR The fourth of the clues should be a breeze. If you look between the broken and working keys. Holler “Hands off!” and hear her holler back. Follow her voice, and you’ll be on the right track. DAY THREE Like it fell from his tree, then add an m. Close to a lyrical genius, shady but n...

2017 Sunflower Medallion Hunt: Clue 3

2017 Sunflower Medallion Hunt: Clue 3

August 23, 2017


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DAY THREE Like it fell from his tree, then add an m. Close to a lyrical genius, shady but not Slim. It’s somewhere between a year and a book. If you follow the clues, you’ll know where to look.   DAY TWO Bojangles’s cellmate said his mother made him what it is. Fabo said th...