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Logan DeMond (Photo courtesy of Logan DeMond)

‘Invaluable’: Graduate student shows passion while working on mayor’s re-election campaign

Shaylee Jacobs-Wilson, Reporter October 17, 2023

Graduate student Logan DeMond went from a volunteer campaign speech writer to deputy campaign manager in the span of two months for incumbent Mayor Brandon Whipple’s campaign. He plans to fulfill this...


OPINION: Why voter registration shouldn’t be allowed on Election Day

Cheyanne Tull, Reporter October 16, 2023

Twenty states, as well as Washington, D.C., in the United States, allow voter registration on Election Day. Kansas is not one of those states. Online registration must be completed 21 days before Election...

Sandy Wilson, Kayla Vix and Carole Neal from the League of Women Voters handed out QR codes with voter registration information on Sept. 19.

‘Where I want my vote to count’: Out-of-state student shares challenges on voting

Ainsley Smyth, Reporter October 16, 2023

With election season coming up in November, organizations, candidates, and political parties are urging people to get registered and vote. For out-of-state students at Wichita State and universities around...


How to vote: A comprehensive guide for students

Taliyah Winn, Reporter October 15, 2023

Impact of your vote Democracy is built from representation, and voting is an essential right of citizens to make the government represent the people’s will. The upcoming election has the ability to...

Sandy Wilson, Carole Neal and Kayla Vix from the League of Women Voters talk about registering to vote with junior nursing major Amelia Robertson on National Voter Registration Day, Sept. 19.

‘Your vote is your voice’: WSU celebrates National Voter Registration Day

Shelby DuVall, Reporter September 24, 2023

At the Voter Registration Day event on Sept. 19, members of the Shockers Vote Coalition and the League of Women Voters teamed up to inform students on how to get registered to vote in the Wichita area. The...

The Shockers Vote Coalition aims to encourage students to vote and learn more about local candidates through its fall events and voter registration drives. In the past, they have distributed pins, stickers and informational flyers to the Wichita community.

Shockers Vote Coalition aims to educate students on voting, local candidates

Courtney Brown, Investigative News Editor September 11, 2023

The Shockers Vote Coalition plans to host several events this fall semester to encourage students to vote and learn more about local candidates. Loren Belew, the civic engagement coordinator at Student...

Student Government Association At-Large Sen. Jay Thompson speaks to a student at the Voter Registration Drive in Shocker Hall on Sept. 5. (cropped)

‘One student at a time’: Students register to vote at coalition drive

Allison Campbell, News Editor September 6, 2023

  Less than one in three eligible Kansas voters exercised their right to vote for local, statewide and national representatives and policies during the last presidential election cycle. Due...

Shawn Leslie

Doctoral intern discusses passion for serving LGBTQ community

Mia Hennen, Editor in Chief May 26, 2023

After graduating over a decade ago, Shawn Leslie decided to go back to school for psychology after having an epiphany while watching “Criminal Minds.” “I remember one day just kind of noticing,...

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‘Like a puzzle game’: English, history student plans to use passion for language in law school

Salsabila Attaria, Assistant News Editor, Reporter May 9, 2023

Senior Will Taylor is turning his love for language into a career in the legal system after his time at Wichita State. Taylor said his education as a double major in history and English has aided him along...

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‘If it scares me, I know I should do it’: Nursing grad reflects on academic, emergency room experiences

Allison Campbell, Reporter May 8, 2023

Candice Reimer hungers for knowledge — it’s the driving force of her life.  Whether absorbing textbook content or enrolling in more rigorous classes, the WSU nursing senior enjoys challenging...

Lauren Dalhaus

‘Lifelong Passion’: Student-teacher reflects on her journey learning, teaching Spanish

Ainsley Smyth, Reporter May 6, 2023

Graduate Teaching Assistant Lauren Dalhaus describes Spanish as a lifelong passion, which started with kindergarten Spanish classes at her magnet school. “I have studied Spanish, French, German...

Alondra Aguilera sorts through papers at North High. Aguilera student-taught for Spanish teacher Alyssa Rumple.

Heritage Spanish speaker pursues teaching career in Spanish

Melanie Rivera-Cortez, Reporter May 4, 2023

When Alondra Aguilera was a little girl, she would play teacher with her sister, using a whiteboard they owned. She knew then that she wanted to be a teacher.  Aguilera started at Wichita State to...

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