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Mechanical engineering senior wins BSU 6th annual talent show

Mechanical engineering senior wins BSU 6th annual talent show

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

February 27, 2019

As the spotlight dims, Grantley Samuels, mechanical engineering senior, approaches the stage with his steel pans. Silence falls over the crowd as everyone becomes mesmerized by his exuberant presence. As the Caribbean-Latin music fills the silence of the room, Samuels leaves the audience wanting more. With...

Black Student Union holds talent show auditions

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

February 20, 2019

Five talents. Five brave individuals. Five minutes. In a small, dim room, the celebration of Black History Month continued as the Black Student Union members honored their ancestors through the talents upheld by students. Over the course of five minutes or less, students showcased their talents for the five judges. Acts that were appea...

Black Student Union holding auditions for sixth annual talent show

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

February 5, 2019

The Black Student Union will be holding the sixth annual talent show allowing students to showcase their abilities, including, dancing, singing, and reading poetry. Tre'Vonne Bradford, president of BSU and exercise physiology senior, said,“Talent is a creative art. Are you able to sing, dance, or just ...

A day in the life of Jamilah Kangudja

A day in the life of Jamilah Kangudja

Jeri Moore, Reporter

November 30, 2018

As a Black Student Union parliamentarian, senator for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, a member of the Student Government Association, and lover of Chic-fil-A fries; Jamilah Kangudja is known for her outgoing, can-do attitude, quirky personality and willingness to participate...

Black Student Union welcomes all

Black Student Union welcomes all

Jeri Moore, Reporter

November 6, 2018

"We also want to be that safe place where people can come and voice their concerns," Bradford said.

Black Excellence Gala represents black excellence, students on campus

Andrea Pedon

February 23, 2018

To wrap up Black History Month on campus, members of the Black History Month Gala Committee are hosting the Black Excellence Gala on Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. in Comanche Suites in Clark Student Center. The committee responsible for the event is composed of 12 people including Allyson Green, president of ...

Finance freshman wins fifth annual BSU talent show

Finance freshman wins fifth annual BSU talent show

brittni vilandre

February 9, 2018

A crowd of more than 60 students gathered in the Clark Student Center Comanche Suite on Feb. 7 for the Fifth Annual Black Student Union talent show. Talents ranged from singing and dancing to reading personal poems, keeping students on their feet for each performance. Kerdell Cuffy, finance fres...

‘Sense of pride, community’ found through Black History Month kick-off

‘Sense of pride, community’ found through Black History Month kick-off

Mia Heck

February 1, 2018

Black History Month celebrations kicked off with conversations, games and finger foods during the Kick-Off & State of the Black Community Forum & Social hosted by the office of Equity, Inclusion & Multicultural Affairs members in the Comanche Suites on Feb. 1. “It is an opportunity for...

Talent show spotlights students

Chelsea Miller

March 1, 2017

The lights are out and the spotlights shone center stage. Shelbi Rickwartz education junior, steps up the stairs and approaches the microphone and starts singing the song “Burning House." The annual talent show presented by the Black Student Union was held in the Comanche room in the Clark Student...

Small audience attends Black Student Union’s showing of ‘They Are We’

Zoie Flores

February 22, 2017

The documentary They Are We, was shown in honor of Black History Month in Legacy's Multipurpose Room on Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. There were only six people in the room and a few came and went throughout the film.Syreeta Greene, director of equity, inclusion, and multicultural affairs, discussed the attendance of ...

Black Student Union starts off Black History Month with ‘Actor or Activist’

Black Student Union starts off Black History Month with ‘Actor or Activist’

Zoie Flores

February 8, 2017

In a room full of 30 students, Black Student Union hosted an event discussing the difference between actors and activists on Feb. 6 in Clark Student Center in the Comanche room.At the start of the discussion, students were asked to write what they believe activists and actors are. The students were very ...

Freedom of speech vs. mockery

The Wichitan

November 2, 2016

OUR VIEW: Standing for the national anthem is freedom of speech, not mockery of our country. Last Monday, the annual lip sync competition took place in Akin Auditorium, where 14 organizations competed to win 25 possible Homecoming points and earn bragging rights across campus. During their performance, ...

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