The Sunflower

Drama belongs in high school­— let’s leave it there

Staff reporter
September 11, 2012
Filed under Opinion

Last week I witnessed an argument of proportions I thought I had left behind in high school. I’ll keep the story of what happened short. Two women, both fully grown adults who I estimate to be middle-aged, got into an argument during one of my classes. Apparently, one of them accidentally spilled ...

Fantasy football not just for the boys

Sports reporter
September 10, 2012
Filed under Opinion, Sports

Watching sports is a big part of my life, a concept not many people understand. Especially when football is the topic at hand. I mean, I’m a girl, so what do I know about the pigskin? Do I really spend my weekends in the fall watching a split-screen TV, only to spend the rest of the year getting my...

College essentials: what you should have with you in class

Columnist
September 10, 2012
Filed under Opinion

Now that we are nearly a month into the semester, you should have a full grasp on where you need to go during the day. However, you’d be surprised how many people still seem to be missing a certain writing utensil or give blame toward a faulty piece of technology as the reason why they aren’t prepare...

Live healthy and stress free by finding a career that goes beyond just a paycheck

Columnist
September 6, 2012
Filed under Opinion

A career is more than a paycheck. It is a way of life. One of the first things someone learns about a person is whom they work for and what they do. Some people go to work each morning, unhappy and stressed, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Some of the healthiest jobs, based upon health benefits, ...

Campus artwork a mystery for this international student

Columnist
September 5, 2012
Filed under Opinion

The mornings are tolerable, the afternoons scorching and the sun stays up way past its bedtime.  You can tell that most people have gone through extra lengths to look their prettiest. The smell of flavored coffee and perfume greets you in the corridor, and the fragrance of their perfumes lingers for ...

Greek letters tell an interesting story

Columnist
August 30, 2012
Filed under Opinion

Is it the images of toga parties, a fondness for ionic columns (ionic columns are the ones that are fluted, or ribbed, for your pleasure) or a general Grecian disposition that sculpts fraternity brothers and sorority sisters in the image of classical Greece? Actually, it’s as simple as the letters they ...

Greek life isn’t what you think—it’s better

Column
August 30, 2012
Filed under Opinion

My freshman year I was really intimidated by Greek life. So intimidated that I went to one night of formal recruitment and promptly decided that it was not for me. When my sophomore year started, a friend of mine decided to go Greek. She felt like she wasn’t getting enough out of college, and I had to...

Casted: From the auditions list to the stage

Column
August 29, 2012
Filed under Opinion

Auditions for the Wichita State School of Performing Arts’ fall semester shows were held last Monday through Wednesday, followed by callbacks on Thursday evening. The fall semester of theater shows consist of the acclaimed “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” and the winner of the 2012 Wichita S...

Walk-A-Mile successful, but more work to be done

Column
August 29, 2012
Filed under Opinion

So you walked a mile in our shoes, now what? As you giggled with your fraternity brothers about your new look, did you really listen to the speaker? Or will you ignore the issue again tomorrow? Last night, I attended the Walk A Mile in Her Shoes event and was saddened to see that many men showed up, b...

Finding love possible without having sex

Columnist
August 27, 2012
Filed under Opinion

When my editor asked me to write a column about sex I immediately knew what to write about. To say I have experience in the field would be incriminating, but it’s not necessarily sex that I know about, rather things associated with it.  Don’t expect another “safe sex” PSA, and I am not goin...

Recapping your first week

Columnist
August 27, 2012
Filed under Opinion

Congratulations freshmen and transfer students—I’m assuming that if you’re reading this, you’ve made it through your first week of college and are passing the time between classes, instead of getting a refund for your semester.  I know it’s quite a jump to go from the shallow end of the pool...

How to combat stress and have your happiest semester yet

Column
August 27, 2012
Filed under Opinion

College students fall into various categories, but each student can identify with one thing: stress. Ask anyone on campus how they’re doing and the most frequent response is, “tired.” Students feel a constant pressure to rise to the top and prove that they are the best suited for the internship, the schol...