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Xavier Bell participates in an interview at Media Day on Oct. 18. Bell started in his first game as a Shocker in an exhibtion game against Newman on Nov. 2. The Shockers won 83-52.

Wichita native reflects on his early years and decision to come back home

Julia Nightengale, Reporter November 7, 2022

Xavier Bell, Wichita native, said that he hopes to bring his winning attitude to the team so that they can “get the job done” and get back to the NCAA tournament. His first experience of playing...

Young voter registration on the rise in Kansas

Young voter registration on the rise in Kansas

Danielle Wagner, Reporter November 5, 2022

In previous elections, young voters have made up a small percentage of voter turnout. Organizations like Rock the Vote are aiming to change that narrative. During a meeting hosted by Rock the Vote on...

Bob Hull (left) and Mike Kennedy (right)  watches the Wichita State Basketball teams participate in Shocker Madness on Oct. 27 in Charles Koch Arena. Kennedy has been the Voice of the Shockers for over 40 years. Hull has worked with Kennedy for several years on the road as a color brodcaster.

Voice of the Shockers aims to enjoy every minute of his job 

Emmie Boese , Sports editor November 4, 2022

Mike Kennedy got his first basketball and basketball hoop when he was 9 years old. He also got a crystal radio set where he could tune into a few radio stations.  “It was just something about the...

Head Coach Keitha Adams speaks to her team during Shocker Madness on Oct. 27 in Charles Koch Arena.

‘We’re hungry and we want more’: Keitha Adams wants to beat odds against team

Melanie Rivera-Cortez, Sports Reporter November 3, 2022

The crisp autumn breeze is a sign that basketball season is right around the corner.  Wichita State’s Women’s Basketball was selected to finish 10th in the American Athletic Conference Preseason...

Head coach Isaac Brown yells towards a player during the exhibition game against Missouri Southern State on Nov. 4, 2021 inside Charles Koch Arena.

Isaac Brown plans for experienced basketball team this season

Emmie Boese, Sports Editor November 2, 2022

From becoming an American Athletic Conference Champion in the 2020-2021 season to an early round exit in the conference tournament last year, head coach Isaac Brown has experienced the highs and lows of...

Senior Craig Porter Jr. drives down the court before passing the ball to his teammate on Oct. 27 in Charles Koch Arena.

Craig Porter Jr. plans for pressure of leading team

Emmie Boese, Sports Editor October 31, 2022

Craig Porter Jr. spent his offseason time watching videos of Ja Morant, an all-star point guard for the Memphis Grizzlies. Porter said watching Morant’s transition from college basketball to the NBA...

Wichita States Shockers Vote! coalition organized an early voting site for the Sedgwick County community on Oct. 22, 2020 at Charles Koch Arena.

Shockers Vote! engages students to be politically active

Mia Hennen, News Editor August 30, 2022

The United States has one of the lowest voter turnout rates among developed countries. Wichita State’s “Shockers Vote!” coalition is working to change this narrative. Shockers Vote! started with...

Graduate Kayla Knoll smiles at her fellow graduates while waiting to walk across the stage to receive a diploma.

Wichita State University holds first regular spring commencement ceremony since 2019

Rachel Rudisill, Assistant Sports Editor May 15, 2022

For some, college graduation is the final stage one moves onto "real life". Due to COVID-19, this destination was full of obstacles including quarantines, mask mandates, canceled events and Zoom classes....

Mariah McCully celebrates after the exhibition game victory against Missouri Southern State on Nov. 4 inside Charles Koch Arena.

McCully comes back for more

Emmie Boese, Assistant Sports Editor November 8, 2021

To have a normal season for the Shockers is what fifth year senior Mariah McCully is striving for this season for the women’s basketball program. McCully came to Wichita State University after transferring...

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