The Sunflower

Students encourage studying abroad to make friends, experience new places

Staff Reporter Kassidee Lank

August 5, 2013

Filed under Survival Guide

Watching a soccer game from San Mamés stadium in Spain, hearing a concert at the Auckland Arts Festival in New Zealand, strolling the gardens of the Tokyo Imperial Palace or taking a weekend trip to Machu Picchu probably isn’t pa...

Enjoying athletics brings Shocker pride

Sports Column

August 5, 2013

Filed under Survival Guide

It was hard at first to adjust to not having a football team on campus after coming from a school with football. Many students choose to enroll at a particular university for its athletic atmosphere and teams’ success.Athlet...

Greek life is “a lifelong family”

Staff Reporter

August 5, 2013

Filed under Survival Guide

There is a lot under the togas of Greek life students at Wichita State: philanthropy, community service and leadership.Matt Conklin, President of the Interfraternity Council (IFC), Wichita State’s governing body of men’s soci...

“Students Come First” at SGA

Staff Reporter

August 5, 2013

Filed under Survival Guide

A previous version of this article misspelled SGA Vice President Brianna Kitchings's name. The Sunflower regrets the error.“Students Come First” is at the core of the Student Government Association’s  attitude at Wichita State.As the...

Campus superstitions

Staff Reporter

August 5, 2013

Filed under Survival Guide

 Superstitions vary across the country, but most are associated with certain monuments and campus buildings. Wichita State University is no exception. On their way to class, students may come across the Plaza of Heroines, the icon...

Dealing with homesickness

Column

August 5, 2013

Filed under Survival Guide

When I first went off to college, I went down to Oklahoma City. It was one of the happiest moments of my life. I was finally free from the ever-watchful eyes of my parents and could do what I wanted, when I wanted.A few weeks pa...

Shocker survival kit

Column

August 5, 2013

Filed under Survival Guide

Every student thinks they know what they’ll need for college: clothes, bedding, toiletries, a shower curtain, etc.However much you think you know, there is always something you realized you needed after it’s too late.To h...

Think ahead, save your behind with these easy tips

Column

August 5, 2013

Filed under Survival Guide

One of the most exhilarating features of going to college is the complete and total independence you have. It’s just like what Uncle Ben in the first “Spiderman” movie said, “With great independence comes great responsib...

Planning to park? Plan to walk

Staff Reporter

August 5, 2013

Filed under Survival Guide

Thoi McNair compares the parking situation on campus to a vulture attack.“Vultures. Coming to class, or coming to school, it’s like a vulture attack,” McNair said. “Everyone is just trying to get a parking space. You sn...