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Daniel Caudill


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Daniel Caudill is the legislative intern for the Kansas News Service, a collaborative news wire between four public radio stations in Kansas.

He previously worked as news editor for The Sunflower, Wichita State University's independent student newspaper. From June 2018 to January 2020, Caudill also worked part-time as a reporter for the Derby Informer, a weekly newspaper in Derby, Kansas.

In summer 2019, Caudill contributed stories and photos to the Flint Hills Media Project, an applied-learning magazine project at the Elliott School of Communication. He is seeking a bachelor's degree in political science with a minor in journalism. After college, Caudill wants to continue a career in journalism, covering government or education.


The Sunflower

The Sunflower
Jay Golden named Wichita State University's 14th president

The wait is over. After a months-long closed search process, the Kansas Board of Regents on Thursday selected Jay Golden, 55, to be the 14th president of Wichita State University. Golden most recently served as a vice chancellor at East Carolina University. In his first address to the university, he said some of his main...

The Sunflower
CHIPPING IN: A look at campaign finance in the mayoral race

While it's likely that less than a quarter of Wichita's voters will elect the city's next leader on Nov. 5, an even smaller percent has supported either candidate through the ultimate form of speech - money. Mayor Jeff Longwell and challenger Brandon Whipple, a longtime state representative, filed new campaign finance forms on Monday -...

The Sunflower
WSU students can now register a 'chosen name' - with some limitations

As someone who goes by a name that's not on their birth certificate, sophomore Eli Flores says it can be uncomfortable to be exposed to their legal name or have to correct others. But thanks to a change in Wichita State's records system, Flores and other students may find some relief from the stress that...

The Sunflower
Lyndon 'Lyndy' Wells announces write-in campaign for Wichita mayoral race

BREAKING: Lyndon "Lyndy" Wells, chair of the WSU Tech Industry Advisory Board, announced on Thursday his plans to launch a write-in campaign for the Nov. 5 mayoral election. Candidates on the ballot are Mayor Jeff Longwell and challenger state Rep. Brandon Whipple. "We've got a breach in trust in our community," Wells said in front of the Historic...

The Sunflower
SGA recognizes pro-life student organization

A new pro-life group was granted recognition Wednesday at the weekly Student Government Association meeting. "Shockers for Life aims to bring awareness and conversation about the topic of abortion in a peaceful and respectful way," said Mariah Stuever, president of the organization. At last week's senate meeting, Stuever said the group wants to table in...

Derby Informer

Derby Informer
DPS: Removal of Trump flag was done in error

Derby Public Schools said a district official acted in error when they took a Trump-related flag from a student and requested the student return it to his car at Friday night's match against Newton.

Derby Informer
Is a new water treatment plant in Derby's future?

Derby is in early negotiations to build a new water treatment plant within city limits as part of its next water contract with Wichita. Nothing is official at this point, but a decision will likely be made before 2023, when the city's current 20-year contract will expire.

Flint Hills Media Project/Emporia Gazette

Flint Hills Media Project
She looks toward the stars

A couple years ago, George Ferrandi saw the stars for the first time. Growing up in Baltimore city, seeing stars was close to impossible. It wasn’t until George Ferrandi bought a small cabin in the New York Catskills that she saw the Milky Way. Inspired by its beauty, Ferrandi said she had to learn more.

The Emporia Gazette
Symphony in the Flint Hills canceled for first time in 14 years

For the first time in its 14-year run, the Symphony in the Flint Hills on Saturday canceled its signature event. High-powered winds in a Friday-night storm tore through the symphony’s planned site in Irma’s Pasture, part of a ranch near Bazaar in Chase County.

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