The Sunflower

Why Linnabary quit SGA

Why Linnabary quit SGA

Andrew Linnabary, Reporter

September 7, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Journalism is grounded in fact, truth, and fairness. Public relations is all about perceptions. As one may guess, perceptions are not always true, not always fact. I’ve been on both sides. This spring I jumped ship from reporting and editing at The Sunflower newspaper, something I learned...

Consistency is key in student affairs

Consistency is key in student affairs

Matthew Kelly, Copy Chief

September 7, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Since April of 2015, Wichita State’s Division of Student Affairs has been in almost constant upheaval. Look no further than the three vice presidents for student affairs and the six Student Government advisors who have served since then, to see that consistency in leadership is in short supply. Student...

Fairmount Coffee Co. is the real deal

Fairmount Coffee Co. is the real deal

Dillon Cullinan, Columnist

August 31, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Fairmount Coffee Co., despite only recently opening its doors, is already proving it’ll be a top coffee destination for Wichita State students. The convenience of the Starbucks drive-thru may be the line in the sand if you’re looking for a fix, but don’t let yourself drive down 17th St. and...

Hazing: let’s not start now

Hazing: let’s not start now

Ascha Lee, Columnist

August 31, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

We’ve all seen those comedies about college life. Most of them go something like this: an average-looking, World-of-Warcraft-loving, terrified-of-talking-to-girls but likeable-enough freshman guy moves into the dorms. His endearingly messy, quarterback-turned-stoner roommate convinces him to join...

Want to be a good roommate? Just do the damn dishes

Want to be a good roommate? Just do the damn dishes

Evan Pflugradt, Opinion Editor

August 31, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s loud and boisterous, and your roommate just won’t quiet down. You’ve got a test tomorrow, and you can’t think for a minute because you’re still holding a grudge over whose turn it is to do the dishes. You know it’s his turn, but if he waits any longer, you’re going to succumb to...

Letter to the Editor — It’s Time for Chick-fil-a to Leave

Letter to the Editor — It’s Time for Chick-fil-a to Leave

August 28, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Chick-fil-a as an organization has faced much controversy due to CEO Dan Cathy’s public opposition of LGBTQ rights. In addition, donations of over $1 million are made on behalf of Chick-fil-a to organizations such as the Marriage and Family Foundation, a Virginia based non-profit whose mission is “to...

The Heskett is old; embrace the new

The Heskett is old; embrace the new

Nick Beach, Columnist

August 28, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s been north of 90 degrees on quite a few days since I arrived back in Wichita this fall. That hasn’t boded well for the top floor of the Heskett Center. As you walk up the stairs to the top floor, signs tell students: Warning, if heat index reaches 95 degrees, we will close the gym for your...

SGA should preserve representative democracy

SGA should preserve representative democracy

Staff Editorial

August 28, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

In addition to a new Student Body President and Vice President, Wichita State students elected 38 senators to Student Government this spring. Every year, Wichita State’s six colleges elect senators to represent them in SGA – two to five, depending on the size of the college – along with 15 At-L...

Pflugradt responds: Chick-fil-A, you can stay

Evan Pflugradt, Opinion Editor

August 28, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I’ve read this letter numerous times, from any number of bylines. People all over the country and even some students here at Wichita State want Chick-fil-A to be done for. I thought these arguments were over in 2015, but a reader this week has asked that we make notice of Chick-fil-A — almost ...

Editorial Cartoon: President Bardo searches for The Sunflower’s Medallion

Editorial Cartoon: President Bardo searches for The Sunflower’s Medallion

Madeline Deabler, Cartoonist

August 26, 2017


Filed under Editorial Cartoons, Opinion

The Sunflower's medallion hunt has everyone looking. Rumor has it, even Wichita State University President John Bardo has been looking around campus. ... Hey, with a $500 prize, who could blame him?

New RSC tenant has a queso problem

Evan Pflugradt, Opinion Editor

August 24, 2017


Filed under Columns, Dining, Lifestyle, Opinion

The days of a good $1 burrito in between classes are long gone. In the early summer, Wichita State announced a new partnership with the food provider Chartwells, and among the expected changes came a few unexpected ones — most notably the departure of Taco Bell. What we have now is Sono, a Mexican...