Wichita State's independent, student-run news source

The Sunflower

Wichita State's independent, student-run news source

The Sunflower

Wichita State's independent, student-run news source

The Sunflower

2023-2024 Staff

Mia Hennen
Editor in Chief

Mia Hennen

Mia Hennen is the current editor in chief for The Sunflower. Before becoming editor, Hennen was the news/managing...

Thy Vo
Advertisement/Design Manager

Thy Vo

Thy Vo has been the advertisement manager and design director for The Sunflower for two years. Vo is...

Trinity Ramm
Managing Editor

Trinity Ramm

Trinity Ramm is the managing editor and former sports editor for The Sunflower. This is her second year...

Courtney Brown
News Editor

Courtney Brown

Courtney Brown is one of the news editors for The Sunflower. She previously worked as a reporter and...

Allison Campbell
News Editor

Allison Campbell

Allison Campbell is one of the news editors for The Sunflower. Campbell is a junior pursuing a journalism and media...

Tailyah Winn
Assistant News Editor

Taliyah Winn

Taliyah Winn is the assistant news editor for the Sunflower. She is a sophomore at WSU, double majoring...

Melanie Rivera-Cortez
Sports Editor

Melanie Rivera-Cortez

Melanie Rivera-Cortez is the sports editor for The Sunflower. She is a senior pursuing ...

Jacob Unruh
Assistant Sports Editor

Jacob Unruh

Jacob Unruh is the assistant sports editor for The Sunflower. He is a junior at Wichita State, majoring...

Salsabila Attaria
Arts and Culture Editor

Salsabila Attaria

Salsabila Attaria is the arts and culture editor for The Sunflower. Attaria is a health science major. ...

Sascha Harvey
Opinion Editor

Sascha Harvey

Sascha Harvey is the opinon editor for The Sunflower. A junior majoring in graphic design, this is Harvey's...

Kristy Mace
Photo Editor

Kristy Mace

Kristy Mace is the photo editor for The Sunflower. She's majoring in psychology. Currently a junior,...

Jacinda Hall
Podcast Editor

Jacinda Hall

Jacinda Hall is the podcast editor for The Sunflower. Hall is a junior majoring in communications with...

Ainsley Smyth
Reporter

Ainsley Smyth

Ainsley Smyth is a second-year reporter for The Sunflower. Smyth is a sophomore communications major...

Maleah Evans
Reporter

Maleah Evans

Maleah Evans is a second-year reporter for The Sunflower. They previously worked as a copy editor. Evans...

Genesis Merriett
Reporter

Genesis Merriett

Genesis Merriett is a first-year reporter for The Sunflower. She is a sophomore majoring in mathematics,...

Piper Pinnetti
Reporter

Piper Pinnetti

Piper Pinnetti is a reporter for The Sunflower. Pinnetti previously designed content fo...

Isabel Ordoñez
Reporter

Isabel Ordoñez

Isabel Ordoñez is a second-year news reporter for The Sunflower. Ordoñez is a transfer student from...

Jennifer Anima
Reporter

Jennifer Anima

Jennifer Anima is a first-year reporter for The Sunflower. Before joining staff, she served as editor-in-chief...

Shelby DuVall
Reporter

Shelby DuVall

Shelby DuVall is a sophomore reporter, designer and photographer majoring in graphic design. This is...

Cheyanne Tull
Reporter

Cheyanne Tull

Cheyanne Tull is a first year reporter, photographer and illustrator for The Sunflower. Tull is double...

Loren Amelunke
Reporter

Loren Amelunke

Loren Amelunke is a first-year reporter for The Sunflower. She is a sophomore at Wichita State, currently...

Avery Gathright
Reporter

Avery Gathright

Avery Gathright is a first-year reporter for The Sunflower. Gathright is a secondary education major...

Monique Bever
Reporter

Monique Bever

Monique Bever is a first-year reporter and photographer. She is a freshman majoring in philosophy. Monique...

Lydia Steeby
Reporter

Lydia Steeby

Lydia Steeby is a first-year reporter for The Sunflower. She's lived in Wichita her whole life and loves...

Victor DiMartino
Reporter

Victor DiMartino

Victor DiMartino is a second-year reporter for The Sunflower. DiMartino is pursing a degree in creative...

Fatima Touffaha
Reporter

Fatima Touffaha

Fatima Touffaha is a first-year reporter for The Sunflower.

Owen Prothro
Reporter

Owen Prothro

Owen Prothro is a reporter for The Sunflower. He is a junior at Wichita State, studying journalism and...

Reporter

Lily Bann

Lily Bann is a first-year reporter for the Sunflower. She is currently a freshman psychology major with...

Reporter

Kaitlynn Peres

Kaitlynn Peres is a first-year reporter and photographer for the The Sunflower. Peres is a second-year...

Garima Thapa
Photographer

Garima Thapa

Garima Thapa is a second-year photographer for The Sunflower.

Bryan Chavez
Photographer

Bryan Chavez

Bryan Chavez is a first-year photographer for The Sunflower. He is a freshman at Wichita State, majoring...

Gavin Stephens
Photographer

Gavin Stephens

Gavin Stephens is a first-year photographer with The Sunflower.

Muhammed
Photographer

Muhammed Ghais Saleem

Muhammed Ghais Saleem is a first-year photographer for The Sunflower. He is a freshman aerospace engineering...

MJ Ortillo
Photographer

MJ Ortillo

MJ Ortillo is a first-year photographer for The Sunflower. Ortillo is a freshman majoring in physical...

Brianna Cook
Photographer

Brianna Cook

Brianna Cook is a second-year photographer for The Sunflower. She is a sophomore biology major from Wichita,...

Chas
Photographer

Charith Surya Kotti

Charith Surya Kotti is a first-year photographer for The Sunflower.

Wren Johnson
Illustrator/Designer

Wren Johnson

Wren Johnson is an illustrator for The Sunflower. Johnson is a third-year communications major that loves...

Cameryn Davis
Illustrator/Designer

Cameryn Davis

Cameryn Davis is an illustrator and designer for The Sunflower. She is a freshman at Wichita State University...

Makenzie Leigh
Illustrator/Designer

Makenzie Miller

Makenzie Miller is an animation major and a first-year illustrator on The Sunflower. She is from Eureka,...

Mariana Garzon
Illustrator/Designer

Mariana Garzon

Mariana Garzon is a first-year designer and illustrator for The Sunflower. She is a freshman at Wichita...

Preston Caylor
Illustrator/Designer

Preston Caylor

Preston Caylor is a freshman at Wichita State majoring in animation, and this is his first year on staff...

Illustrator/Designer

Savanna Nichols

Savanna Nichols is a first-year illustrator for The Sunflower.

Tyler Guthrie
Columnist

Tyler Guthrie

Tyler Guthrie is a second-year columnist with The Sunflower. He is a creative writing major with a Spanish...

Shaylee Jacobs-Wilson
Former reporter

Shaylee Jacobs-Wilson

Shaylee Jacobs-Wilson was a sports reporter for The Sunflower. Jacobs-Wilson is from Olathe, Kansas....

Alexander Engledow
Former reporter

Alexander Engledow

Alexander Engledow was a reporter with The Sunflower.

Mel Bright
Former reporter

Mel Bright

Mel Bright was a reporter and photographer for The Sunflower. When Bright is not in school, they loves...

Madeline Bell
Former photographer

Madeline Bell

Bell was a photographer for The Sunflower. Bell absolutely loves slasher films; sh...

Nithin Reddy Nagapur
Former photographer

Nithin Reddy Nagapur

Nithin Reddy Nagapur was a photographer for The Sunflower. Nagapur graduated in Fall 2023.

Lee Frank
Former photographer

Lee Frank

Lee Frank was a photographer for The Sunflower.

Kylie LeValley
Former photographer

Kylie LeValley

LeValley was a photographer for The Sunflower.

Jocelynn Cavender
Former photographer

Jocelynn Cavender

Jocelynn Cavender was a first-year photographer for The Sunflower. Cavender has a pet hamster named Beans....

Kadrian Ayarza
Former photographer

Kadrian Ayarza

Kadrian Ayarza was a photographer for The Sunflower.

Melissa Espinoza
Former photographer

Melissa Espinoza

Melissa Espinoza was a photographer for The Sunflower.

Maegan Vincent
Former photographer

Maegan Vincent

Maegan Vincent was a reporter and photographer for The Sunflower.

Lisa Bolin
Former illustrator/designer

Lisa Bolin

Lisa Bolin was an illustrator for The Sunflower. Hailing from Hesston, Kansas, studied marketing with...

Haylee Coolen
Former illustrator/designer

Haylee Coolen

Haylee Coolen was an illustrator/designer for The Sunflower.

Former illustrator/designer

Julia Thomas

Julia Thomas was a designer and illustrator for The Sunflower.