The Sunflower

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...

Just live a little: A note from your new girlfriend

Columnist
August 23, 2012
Filed under Opinion

Future friends, readers, health gurus, and those of you who are bored and randomly flipped to this article: I look forward to our fast-approaching relationship. I say relationship because some mornings, as you flip open to this health column, it might be filled with disheartening information that make...

Welcome to The S

Editor-in-Chief
August 23, 2012
Filed under Opinion

When you got up this morning to grab today’s issue of The Sunflower, this might not be what you expected to pick up.  In fact, you might not have had any clue what it was. So, let me explain. This is The S, a product of The Sunflower, something we hope you look forward to each week.  It will come...

Don’t make parking such a woeful experience

Columnist
August 22, 2012
Filed under Opinion

Whether today is your third day of college or your third year, you know finding a parking space on the Wichita State main campus is a battle each day, usually one that is lost.  With the Rhatigan Student Center being renovated, one of the parking lots is now being used as a giant dirt pile.  With most o...

Six weeks in Puebla, Mexico, a once unknown fruit unpeeled

Columnist
August 22, 2012
Filed under Opinion

Some might envision Mexico as a country, just like any other, with people who share a culture, eat exotic foods, go to school or work and live a life similar to their own.  For others, Mexico might as well be on Mars. They fear its unknown borders as they sit in front of the TV each night, being fe...

Ignorant lawmakers contribute to rape culture

Editorial
August 22, 2012
Filed under Opinion

When election season takes off, it’s easy to feel tempted to tune out. While ignoring the hype may be an easy option, decisions made by lawmakers have real effects on students and contribute the attitudes and stigmas of society. While speaking on the topic of abortion, in the case of rape, U.S. Rep....

Find a place for non-major classes

Columnist
July 25, 2012
Filed under Opinion

The fall semester is quickly approaching and hopefully your class schedule is ready to roll. You’ve got everything perfectly timed, right down to time spent on campus and walking distance. However, no matter what year you are, there’s always dread of getting an email notifying you that one of your ...

I may be the worst thing in the paper, but at least I don’t go to KU

Columnist
July 25, 2012
Filed under Opinion

Once a week, I’m summoned to the bowels of Elliott Hall for The Sunflower’s weekly staff meeting. During the staff meeting, our serious editors talk to serious reporters about serious issues with respect to serious journalism. Seriously. I listen carefully, in case someone mentions how great my col...

Wheatshocker policy means saying goodbye to old friends

Columnist
July 18, 2012
Filed under Opinion

It is a beautiful day. The sky is a distinct shade of azure and the cool breeze blows your hair around as you search the skies for scattered clouds. The day could not be romanticized any further. I wonder if I could jinx its beauty by thinking about it. So when I walk into my room at Wheatshocker an...

Dear Mr. Advice Man

Columnist
July 11, 2012
Filed under Opinion

Dear Mr. Advice Man: I am currently taking a lab section, and two of my fellow students spent the entire class period elbowing each other and making dumb jokes.  Several times, I’ve been unable to understand the instructor because of their clowning.  I want to tell them to knock it off, but I don...

WSU’s track team is a hidden gem

Staff Reporter
July 11, 2012
Filed under Opinion, Track And Field

After the Wichita State men’s basketball team fell in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, WSU fans quickly shifted focus to next season. This is a reoccurring theme—only showing love for the men’s basketball team, purchasing season tickets the second they become available, and packing up WSU T-sh...

Writer finds himself as part of cast of ‘Frost/Nixon’

Columnist
June 22, 2012
Filed under Opinion

Last weekend, auditions for the Wichita Community Theatre’s upcoming production of Peter Morgan’s “Frost/Nixon” were held at the Wilner commons, despite the auditorium currently going through renovation. The play centers around the title characters of British journalist David Frost’s revealing int...