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Letter to the Editor — David Catt: “Beware the Athletics Industrial Complex”

Letter to the Editor — David Catt: “Beware the Athletics Industrial Complex”

David Catt
April 27, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor

Congratulations to the Shockers on trading up from the Missouri Valley to the American Athletic Conference. Pivoting to the AAC signifies a gain in institutional prestige, the ever nebulous mission of higher education institutions, and a long deserved increase in stature in college basketball. Sports...

Letter to the Editor — Cale Ostby

Letter to the Editor — Cale Ostby

Cale Ostby
April 24, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor

Alright, here we go ... This letter has been a long time coming, and needs to be read by our student body. Believe it or not, Americans are done with social justice. We’re sick of being called racists, misogynists, homophobes, and bigots. Every American has a right to speak on a college campus, and...

Shirk: Better burrito? Qdoba vs. Chipotle

Shirk: Better burrito? Qdoba vs. Chipotle

Tanner Shirk, Reprter
April 22, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Which restaurant serves up the better burrito? Qdoba or Chipotle? It’s a question that has plagued mankind since the earliest days of the fast-food industry, or at least since 1995, when the first Qdoba opened in Denver — also the birthplace of Chipotle. There’s no doubt that when you’re hanke...

Starbucks’ Unicorn Frappé is a thing of beauty, until you drink it

Starbucks’ Unicorn Frappé is a thing of beauty, until you drink it

Evan Pflugradt, Editor-in-Chief
April 20, 2017
Filed under Columns, Dining, Lifestyle

This fairytale does not have a happy ending. Frappés aren’t all unicorns and rainbows — this extends to Starbucks’ latest craze, the Unicorn Frappé Blended Créme, released at participating stores Wednesday. It’s clear, teenage girls are the demographic for this “flavor-changing, color-changing,...

Letter to the Editor — Debbie Ojeda on the YAL decision

April 14, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor

The Sunken Campus Last Wednesday night was the fourth time this semester I came home to my family with tears in my eyes. I have been lucky to have my spouse as a strong foundation, but I wonder what other students in Student Government Association do afterwards to deal with the anxiety. In my 29 ye...

Letter to the Editor — WSU College Democrats on the YAL decision

April 14, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor

This past Wednesday, the WSU Student Government Association (SGA) voted against recognizing Young Americans for Liberty (YAL). YAL is a libertarian free speech group that advocates for free speech for all on college campuses nationwide. There are over 900 chapters nationwide and is currently one of the...

‘There is no passion to be found in playing small’

‘There is no passion to be found in playing small’

Hannah Roberts, Reporter
April 12, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Sparkling eyes and a sassy smile greeted me as I walked up to a table in the Rhatigan Student Center. Rebecca Fulcher, known as Becky, welcomed me warmly. The average observer might have focused on Becky's wheelchair and her slurred speech due to Friedreich's ataxia, a rare form of muscula...

Staff Editorial: Grab your tools, it’s time to rebuild the relationship

April 6, 2017
Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The relationship between the Student Government Association of Wichita State and university administration is not healthy or professional. Tuesday, 19.7 percent of Wichita State’s student body voted in the election with 58.3 percent deciding on Paige Hungate to lead the 60th Session of SGA. All...

Letter to the Editor — Paige Hungate: ‘For transparency’s sake’

Letter to the Editor — Paige Hungate: ‘For transparency’s sake’

Paige Hungate
April 4, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

This letter is in response to the recent Sunflower publication, entitled “WSU Decides 2017," on the two SGA tickets and the presidential candidate’s roll call votes in the senate this past session. I have taken this opportunity to explain my WHY, as it was not mentioned in the article. Being a ...

Vote, damn it!

Vote, damn it!

Robert Hite, Reporter
April 3, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

About 12 percent of Wichita State students voted in the last Student Government Association elections. That means nearly 1,700 of the 2016 enrollment figure of 13,519 voted last year. Some SGA representatives criticize university administration, decisions about how money might or might not be spent, and ...

Cohen: Can we believe either SGA candidates’ side on supporting WSU sports?

Cohen: Can we believe either SGA candidates’ side on supporting WSU sports?

Grant Cohen, Sports Editor
April 3, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

During Friday’s Student Government Association presidential candidate debate, a student from the audience addressed the issue of student support not being given the same as men’s basketball. The student wrote on the card, “What plans do you have to resolve this issue?” While both political organiz...

SGA Debates: A disappoinment

SGA Debates: A disappoinment

Chance Swaim, News Editor
April 3, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

What should have been a heated debated about contrasting viewpoints on key issues at a turning point on campus Friday night turned out to be a friendly, positive, amicable and largely apolitical presentation of each ticket’s platform. And it was disappointing. It wasn’t the strength of the questions th...