The Sunflower

Started from the bottom now we’re here

Joshua Duncan

May 5, 2016

Graduation brings on a sudden feeling that the road you’ve been traveling on becomes that metaphorical fork in the road. It begins with joy, the exhale of stress, knowing that this particular road is over. Followed by a “WTF...

Moving on: Facing the world all on my own again

Sean Jones

May 5, 2016

I knew graduation would be a roller coaster of emotions for me, but I didn’t expect it to be this tough.Friends are moving out of state and I’m once again about to face the world on my own. But even though all of this is ...

From the tennis court to the workplace

C. Conner Clapham

May 5, 2016

Both the men’s and women’s tennis teams can boast their recent success this season. Each having won their respective Missouri Valley Conference championships, both are set to play in the NCAA tournament. This success is la...

Adult student has fiery perseverance

Andrew Linnabary

May 5, 2016

Marcus Petty has spent more than a decade working to earn a college degree.Looking back on an apartment fire and changing schools, majors and jobs, Petty said his biggest obstacle has been himself. “A lot of it is self-infli...

Education major lands dream job in Goddard

Chance Swaim

May 5, 2016

Senior Connor Christensen has a lot to brag about. But if you talk to Christensen, an elementary education major graduating this spring, he’ll leave out some pretty significant details.He won’t tell you he was nominated b...

Senior decorates to celebrate farewell

Jessica Green

May 5, 2016

Senior Kimberly Cummings browsed Pinterest for ideas of how to decorate her graduation cap.Flowers? Maybe.Glitter? No.Rhinestones? Sure, why not?Stick-on letters? Perfect.So, she began designing her cap and came up with a design full of flow...

Through struggles with PTSD, student-veteran finds success in social work

Alex Bullock

May 5, 2016

Everyone has a favorite Christmas present. For some it’s a new gadget. For Amber McAnulla, it was coming home from Iraq one month early to be with her son, Brice. She had been gone for 11 months.McAnulla joined the U.S. armed ...