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The Sunflower

2016-2017 Staff

Chance Swaim

Editor in Chief

Chance Swaim is the Editor in Chief of The Sunflower. Swaim is a graduate student in the English...

Jose Intriago-Suarez


Jose Intriago-Suarez is a reporter for The Sunflower.

Sam Belsan


Sam Belsan is a reporter for The Sunflower.

Brennen Smith


Brennen Smith is a reporter for The Sunflower.

Nathan Davis


Nathan Davis was an inquisitive reporter and an exceptional friend. Nathan studied nursing at Wichita...

Madeline Deabler

Design Editor, Cartoonist, Reporter

Madeline Deabler is a Design Editor, Cartoonist and a Reporter for The Sunflower. Deabler is a junior...

Alex Bullock


Alex Bullock is reporter for The Sunflower. She is senior integrated-marketing major at Wichita State....

Aliyah Funschelle

Reporter, Social Media

Aliyah Funschelle is a reporter and social media manager for The Sunflower. Funschelle is a freshman...

Hannah Roberts


Hannah Roberts is a photographer for The Sunflower. Roberts is a senior majoring in entrepreneurship...

Matthew Kelly


Matthew Kelly is a freshman reporter for The Sunflower.  Kelly is a member of the Honors College currently studying Political...

Marissa Campbell

Culture Editor

Marissa Campbell is the Culture Editor for The Sunflower. Campbell writes music reviews as well as arts,...

Brian Hayes


Brian is the photo editor at The Sunflower. Hayes is a junior majoring in mass communication with an...

Jenna Farhat

Managing Editor

Jenna Farhat is the Managing Editor for The Sunflower. Farhat is a freshman studying journalism. Farhat...

Grant Cohen


Grant Cohen is currently a reporter for The Sunflower. Cohen is a junior majoring in communications with...

Nicole Byrne


Nicole Byrne is a reporter for The Sunflower. Byrne is a MFA candidate in Creative Writing. Byrne has lived...

Nick Beach


Nick Beach is a sophomore, serving as a reporter for The Sunflower for his second year. Beach has served...

Matt Crow

Sports Editor

Matt Crow is the Sports Editor for The Sunflower. Crow is a senior at Wichita State majoring in communications...

Fiona Kee


Fiona Kee is a reporter for The Sunflower and is currently in her junior year, studying communicati...

Kylie Cameron


Kylie Cameron is a freshman on staff and is currently serving as a sports reporter covering the cross...

TJ Rigg

Reporter/Copy Editor

TJ Rigg has worked for The Sunflower since August 2012, when he started as a general assignment reporter....

Selena Favela


Selena Favela is a photographer for The Sunflower. Favela is a sophomore majoring in graphic design....

Andrew Linnabary

Managing Editor

Andrew Linnabary was the Managing Editor of The Sunflower. He is a junior studying journalism and...

Evan Pflugradt


Evan Pflugradt is the current Editor-in-Chief of The Sunflower. Pflugradt is a senior communications major...

Tanner Shirk


Robert Hite


Robert Hite is a reporter for The Sunflower.