The Sunflower


Letter from student body president: On WSU Inspire

Joseph Shepard

September 13, 2015

Earlier this month, the 58th session of Student Government Association announced its partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of South Central Kansas, called “Wichita State Inspire.”This partnership will grant Wichita State stud...

Letter to the Editor: On HB 2024: domestic battery sentencing

April 1, 2015

A domestic violence incident occurred every 22 minutes and 24 seconds in 2013, according to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.There were a total of 12,607 arrests for domestic in violence in 2013. In Kansas, an individual must b...

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

March 23, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...