The Sunflower

OPINION: Don’t rely on someone else for your self-esteem

OPINION: Don’t rely on someone else for your self-esteem

Lindsay Smith, Columnist

November 18, 2019

Relationships are magical, aren’t they? You find someone you’re fond of who happens to have the same fondness for you. They tell you how amazing you are, give you gifts, send you cute text messages throughout the day, and just make you pretty darn happy in general.  As someone who’s happily...

OPINION: It’s time to give to yourself

OPINION: It’s time to give to yourself

Brogan Gillmore, Columnist

November 18, 2019

I’m going to say it, and believe me, I hate doing it; finals are coming up soon. There are only five weeks of classes left. That means most of you reading this have projects, papers, and studying you need to do — after reading this week’s issue of The Sunflower, of course — but what that als...

Self-righteous charity isn’t inspirational

Self-righteous charity isn’t inspirational

Tajahnae Stocker, Columnist

November 14, 2019

The season of giving is now upon us. That means more giving, more selfless acts of kindness, and more videos of people recording themselves doing good deeds and posting them on their social media.  Don’t get me wrong, there is absolutely nothing wrong with doing good things for other people. I...

OPINION: A Pokemon retrospective

OPINION: A Pokemon retrospective

Kevin Benavides, Opinion Editor

November 13, 2019

Pokemon used to be one of my favorite game series of all time. For many people, it still is. It’s not hard to see why. At the beginning of each game, the playable character starts as a blank canvas on which players can project themselves. The player then embarks on an ever-expanding adventure to ...

OPINION: Another Golden boy becomes university president? Forgive me for not cheering

OPINION: Another Golden boy becomes university president? Forgive me for not cheering

Audrey Korte, Columnist

November 12, 2019

I expected things to change by now. In the 90s, it seemed like anything was possible for smart and hard-working go-getter women. Two decades later, my faith that the need for glass-ceiling breakers would no longer be necessary in my lifetime is not dead — but it's on life-support.  My universit...

OPINION: Let’s talk about sex, baby

OPINION: Let’s talk about sex, baby

Olivia Babin, Columnist

November 11, 2019

We need comprehensive sex education. It is becoming more and more apparent every day. I am one of the lucky ones — my mother is a gynecologist and has always been very open with me about sex and my body. I know about birth control, sexually transmitted infections and diseases, and the anatomy...

OPINION: You can’t talk about feminism without intersectionality

OPINION: You can’t talk about feminism without intersectionality

Tajahnae Stocker, Columnist

November 11, 2019

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, global feminist icon, and author of “We Should All Be Feminists,”  perfectly defines feminism in a way that explains the full purpose of the movement, and how inclusive the movement should truly be. She defines it as “a person who believes in the social, political...

OPINION: Why is everyone obsessed with AOC?

OPINION: Why is everyone obsessed with AOC?

Olivia Babin, Columnist

November 7, 2019

It seems rather odd for the whole country to be taken by storm with a young Latina congresswoman who was just a bartender only a year or so ago, but here we are.  From her huge fan base to her several conservative critics, no one can ignore Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. But what is it ...

OPINION: Golden’s secret sauce: What the new prez could bring to athletics

OPINION: Golden’s secret sauce: What the new prez could bring to athletics

Marshall Sunner, Sports Editor

November 5, 2019

Last Thursday, the campus community was introduced to Jay Golden, the university’s 14th president. Golden, who comes from East Carolina University, stated in his opening press conference that the university’s secret sauce will be continuing “the legacy of late President John Bardo.” Golden...

OPINION: We’re getting better, for you

OPINION: We’re getting better, for you

Kevin Benavides, Opinion Editor

November 4, 2019

Over the weekend, several of The Sunflower’s editors were given the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. for the 2019 Fall National College Media Convention. The convention is hosted by the Associated Collegiate Press and the College Media Association. With over 275 different sessions, several...

Editorial: We’ve heard the talk. Let’s see the walk.

Editorial: We’ve heard the talk. Let’s see the walk.

Staff Editorial

November 4, 2019

At a press conference on Thursday, just minutes after he was named Wichita State University’s 14th president, Jay Golden acknowledged that he may have to put in some work to earn the campus community’s trust. “I hope that moving forward, whether it was an open or confidential search, I would hope that I work har...

OPINION: What’s the big deal with Halloween?

OPINION: What’s the big deal with Halloween?

Kamilah Gumbs, Columnist

October 31, 2019

Having lived here for more than a year now, I thought I’d be ready to embrace all the American traditions. But there’s one American holiday that, no matter how hard I try, I just can't get into. That holiday feels like it’s everyone’s favorite time of the year – Halloween. Halloween is so ...