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Daniel Caudill


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Daniel Caudill is news editor for The Sunflower, Wichita State University's independent student newspaper. Caudill also works part-time as a reporter for the Derby Informer, a weekly newspaper in Derby, Kansas.

In summer 2019, he 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
Students ask the tough questions at municipal election forum

While many of them are not yet old enough to vote, a group of high school and college students made their voices heard to candidates at a forum for upcoming local elections. Mayor Jeff Longwell and challenger Brandon Whipple answered questions at the forum, which was held Sunday at Wichita's Advanced Learning Library - a...

The Sunflower
First mayoral debate marked by talks of transparency, city development

Candidates for mayor of Wichita made their cases to voters Tuesday at the first debate of the general election. Mayor Jeff Longwell and State Rep. Brandon Whipple, District 96, took the stage at Roxy's Downtown for the debate, which was hosted by KMUW as part of the radio station's "Engage ICT: Democracy on Tap."

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...

The Sunflower
Partnerships, civic engagement propel KMUW to statewide recognition

KMUW, an NPR branch in partnership with Wichita State, was first recognized as station of the year in 2014 by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB). This year, it brought home its sixth award in a row as the top large-market radio station in Kansas. "News coverage in radio has dwindled, and that's part of...

The Sunflower
Faculty lead public input at forum on presidential search

Longtime history professor John Dreifort has been at Wichita State University through five of its presidencies, and he knows what he wants to see in the sixth: a president who understands the university's story and identity. "We should not try to become a vocational, technical college serving the needs just of industry and commerce in...

Derby Informer
K-9 searches will return to Derby schools as part of anti-drug initiatives

In response to results from a stakeholder safety survey, Derby Public Schools will implement new efforts to discourage drug use and vaping at secondary schools. District Safety and Security Officer Matt Liston presented those initiatives Monday to the Derby Board of Education.

Derby Informer
Bank of America to close Derby branch

Bank of America announced Friday morning in an email to customers that it plans to shut down its Derby branch before the end of the year.

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.

Flint Hills Media Project
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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