The Sunflower

Letter to the Editor: Why Kansas needs to repeal the death penalty

March 23, 2015

Filed under Letters to the Editor

We have come a long way as a nation as we work to make our country a better, safer and more just place for all citizens to live.In the past century, we have moved toward many practices that are more humane and fair than practic...

Letter to the Editor: On ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

March 2, 2015

Filed under Letters to the Editor

I felt my voice needed to be heard.I wanted to comment on all the negative talk about Fifty Shades of Grey. The first thing I want to say is that I love all three books and that I hope the author, E.L. James, writes more books,...

Letter to the Editor: Response to ‘Let’s all be colorblind’

December 3, 2014

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Your article made it very difficult to not elicit frustration. At first I thought the title was a joke.Danielle, do you honestly believe by not addressing the issue of racism in regards to police brutality and every other def...

Letter from the student body president: On the legacy of Dr. Rhatigan

November 5, 2014

Filed under Letters to the Editor

This article is dedicated to Dr. James Rhatigan, former dean of students and namesake of the Rhatigan Student Center (who also jokes that yes, he is still alive). During his 49 years of mentoring students at Wichita State, he s...

Letter to the Editor: The cost of wasted food at Wichita State

October 30, 2014

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

On Thursday, Oct. 23, while I was waiting for my order to be filled, I saw a Pizza Hut employee marking a number of pizza boxes “1:30.” Wondering what it meant, I asked (the employee) about it. He said that at 1:30, all the m...

Letter to the editor: Student loans are the most predatory lending of all

September 15, 2014

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Commission-based Mortgage Loan originators have been castigated as villains for recommending inappropriate loans to unsuspecting borrowers who were sold mortgages they couldn’t afford. It has even been tied to the downfall of ...

Ablah should be for everyone

Justin Hall, senior

May 6, 2014

Filed under Letters to the Editor

This opinion article is in response to Courtney Holmes’ article “Ablah Library is not the best place to study.”We are in the home stretch – one week until we are free of classes for the semester and will have to face fi...

House bill not worth the paper it’s written on

April 9, 2014

Filed under Letters to the Editor

When teachers across the state went to sleep Saturday evening, they knew they might wake up without due process rights.House Bill 2506, which passed, met the compliance of the court’s order to restore the equalization fundin...

Letter to the Editor: Keep dreams alive in new year

Brandon Johnson

January 21, 2014

Filed under Letters to the Editor

As we enter this New Year, we should promise ourselves one thing. That thing is to regain our ability as a nation to simply dream, and as we dream, we must dream without concern about current reality.As a nation, we have succu...

Letter to the Editor: National French Week

Gail Burkett, Fairmount Lecturer in French

November 6, 2013

Filed under Letters to the Editor

This week, Nov. 5-11, we celebrate National French Week.People often ask me “Why should Americans learn French?” I am Kansas-born and bred, living in Wichita most of my life. I come from a working-class family and my parents w...

Letter to the editor: Welcome international students

August 21, 2013

Filed under Letters to the Editor

Welcome, or welcome back, to Wichita State University. You have come here to learn the American way of doing things. So try to mix with students from other countries – particularly from America. If you stay within the group...

Students Unite presidential candidate apologizes for mishap

Darren Beckham

April 24, 2013

Filed under Letters to the Editor

Fellow students,  An event took place on campus called Project Run-A-Way, organized by the Contemporary Arts Society, and was funded in part by SGA. Our party was originally invited to speak at the event, and our presidential...