The Sunflower

After making it to first base, freshman Krystin Nelson talks to volunteer assistant coach Mary Stephens inside the OU Softball Complex on March 29.

Stephens accepts position at Northwestern State

Rachel Rudisill, Sports Reporter July 2, 2022

Northwestern State announced Wednesday that volunteer assistant softball coach Mary Stephens accepted an assistant coach position at the university.  Stephens joined the Shockers in January for their...

Isaiah Poor Bear-Chandler dances during warm ups on Jan. 19, 2019.

Isaiah Poor Bear-Chandler returns to WSU basketball

Rachel Rudisill, Sports Reporter June 30, 2022

Earlier today, Isiah Poor-Bear Chandler announced his return to his “chosen family” at Wichita State after originally announcing his transfer last year.  “I grew to miss the love and support...

Many pro-choice and pro-life signs can be seen around the Wichita community to try and motivate Kansans to vote on Aug. 2.

Kansans gear up to vote on abortion rights

WSU students are divided on abortion rights as the state’s primary grows closer.
Mia Hennen, News Editor June 29, 2022

With the U.S. Supreme Court's decision last week to overturn Roe v. Wade, the right to an abortion is now up to individual states. In Kansas, a proposed amendment to the state constitution would eliminate...

Sophomore Tyson Etienne drives the ball down the court against South Alabama opponent on Nov. 13, 2021.

Atlanta Hawks sign Tyson Etienne

Rachel Rudisill, Sports Reporter June 24, 2022

Former Wichita State guard Tyson Etienne has signed an Exhibit-10 deal with the Atlanta Hawks as an undrafted free agent, following Thursday’s NBA Draft. Etienne’s contract essentially allows him...

The Aftershocks celebrate following their victory over Team Challenge ALS on July 20, 2021 inside Charles Koch Arena.

TBT returns to Koch Arena next month

Rachel Rudisill, Sports Reporter June 23, 2022

The Basketball Tournament is returning to Koch Arena for the third time next month, and the brackets were released Wednesday morning. TBT, founded in 2014, is a $1 million, winner-take-all summer basketball...

Two people hold each other during a celebration of Cinco de Mayo in Garden City.

WSU receives up to $60,000 from Library of Congress to research LatinX communities in Kansas

Mia Hennen, News Editor June 21, 2022

The Library of Congress American Folklife Center, organized to protect and present folklife in America, recently selected a WSU project that centers on LatinX celebrations, including cultural, social and...

Miss Juneteenth group at Juneteenth ICT parade takes over 13th Street on Saturday, June 18th.

Wichita State Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosts seventh annual JuneteenthICT parade

Rachel Rudisill, Assistant Sports Editor June 19, 2022

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion brought the community together on June 18 to commemorate Juneteenth at the seventh annual Juneteenth ICT Parade. The Juneteenth ICT Parade commemorates the...

President Rick Muma presents a Shocker jersey to new athletic director Kevin Saal.

‘We are one team:’ Kevin Saal makes first public statements as athletic director

Rachel Rudisill, Sports Reporter June 17, 2022

WSU’s new Athletic Director, Kevin Saal took the stand Friday afternoon in Charles Koch Arena to answer the Wichita State community’s questions. As Saal took the stand, President Rick Muma welcomed...

The Kansas Board of Regents on June 15.

KBOR approves no tuition increases and a few fee increases for 2022-2023

Mia Hennen, News Editor June 16, 2022

Tuition will remain flat at Wichita State, the Kansas Board of Regents decided during this week’s meeting. The KBORsmet Wednesday and Thursday to discuss and approve or deny tuition/fee proposals...

Wichita State hires new athletic director Kevin Saal

Wichita State hires new athletic director Kevin Saal

Rachel Rudisill, Sports Reporter June 15, 2022

Wichita State has a new director of Athletics. Kevin Saal from Murray State University will take over for interim director Sarah Adams starting mid-July, WSU strategic communications announced Wednesday. Saal...

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