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CAPS hoping to hire more multicultural counselors to best serve students

CAPS hoping to hire more multicultural counselors to best serve students

Ashley Coria, Wichita Journalism Collaborative April 20, 2021

Limited funding holds Wichita State University back as the demand for mental health services hits an all-time high in the wake of the pandemic.  In a study by Farzan Sasangohar on the effects...

Tais Solis (right) and Samuel Covarrubias (left)

Studies show hispanic communities are struggling to talk about mental health with their loved ones

Christian Torres, Wichita Journalism Collaborative April 19, 2021

Mental health has been at the forefront of many discussions due to the pandemic and all the disruptions it has caused. But for some, the topic of mental health is one that tends to be pushed to the corner. According...

This week's news in brief (April 19-25)

This week’s news in brief (April 19-25)

Elena Kuckelman, Reporter April 19, 2021

Planned water shutdowns on April 19 The Flats, the Aviation Testing Lab, Beggs Hall, the Beech Wind Tunnel, and Wallace Hall will be affected by a water shutdown planned for Monday, April 19. The...

Wichita State sophomore Tyson Etienne celebrates after hitting a 3-pointer during the game against Houston at Charles Koch Arena on Feb. 18.

Tyson Etienne to enter name in NBA Draft, keep NCAA eligibility open

Sean Marty, Sports Editor April 18, 2021

Wichita State sophomore guard Tyson Etienne announced his intentions to enter his name in the NBA Draft on Sunday night. Etienne and the coaching staff agreed that it would be best for him to get his...

Wichita State Junior Omarian Brantley poses for a photo. This year Brantley was elected the president of the Black Student Union. He also currently works as an intern in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, an underserved senator in Student Government and is an RA in housing.

Student uses multiple campus leadership roles to better the Black student experience

Calen Moore, Reporter April 18, 2021

Wichita State junior Omarian Brantley got his first job at Wichita State by accident. Brantley, a social work major, transferred to WSU from Pittsburgh State and was offered a role as an intern in the...

The Law Enforcement Training Center opens its doors to many law enforcement agencies for training. The center opened on campus for the first time in 2018.

Ethics in Law Enforcement event discusses national police reform in Kansas

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief April 15, 2021

Michelle Meier, commission counsel at the Kansas Commission on Peace Officers' Standards and Training (KS-CPOST), spoke to Wichita State students Wednesday to discuss law enforcement ethics and police...

One of the new signs in the Rhatigan Student Center.

Strategic Communications releases new graphics for campus signage

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief April 14, 2021

All university buildings are being told to remove the old COVID-19 signage that enforces mask-wearing and social distancing guidelines and replace it with new signage that instead encourages COVID protocols.  Earlier...

Michael Bryan’s journey from off the roster to Shocker record holder

Michael Bryan’s journey from off the roster to Shocker record holder

Sean Marty, Sports Editor April 13, 2021

Michael Bryan had lost his roster spot after one season as a walk-on for Wichita State and he didn’t even know it.  Bryan redshirted the year prior and competed in six meets as a walk-on, but WSU...

WSUPD: Mental health calls up by 1% compared to 2020, down by 1.9% compared to 2019

WSUPD: Mental health calls up by 1% compared to 2020, down by 1.9% compared to 2019

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief April 12, 2021

Mental health has been a recurrent topic among college students the past year.  In a semester with no spring break, many students have experienced extra stress surrounding school work and are feeling...

Barton International Group

Barton International Group gives students the opportunity to work for local businesses in Wichita

Julia Nightengale, Copy Editor April 10, 2021

College is for opportunities, experiences, friendships and gaining knowledge in the classroom. Many students strive to make professional relationships, jobs and partnerships before they even graduate....

Kamilah Gumbs (left) and Rija Khan (right) announced their student government campaign Monday.

Student body president, VP elect humbled to serve

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief April 9, 2021

Rija Khan and Kamilah Gumbs were elected student body president and vice president, respectively, with 95.6% of the vote. This will be Khan's second year serving as student body president after first...

Budget and Finance Chair Maggi Hole, SGA Treasurer Zachary James, Clerk of the Senate Taylin Fox, and Student Body Vice President listen to representatives during student fees deliberations on March 11, 2021.

Student Senate passes 1% student fees increase

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief April 8, 2021

The Student Senate passed the student services fee bill during their meeting Wednesday. The bill includes a 1% student fees increase for every tier one student— an undergraduate student enrolled in...

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