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Editor in Chief for The Sunflower, Lindsay Smith, conducts an interview with the Governor of Kansas, Laura Kelly, on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020 inside the John Bardo Center.

OPINION: How student journalism has changed me

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief February 26, 2021

Today is Student Press Freedom Day, also known as the day us student journalists get to share stories and lessons they have learned through working at a student newspaper. As a sophomore, I’ve only...

OPINION: We are not fragile flowers.

OPINION: We are not fragile flowers.

Audrey Korte, Opinion Editor February 24, 2021

Let me start by unequivocally saying that we are not responsible for others' actions and do not deserve blame or shame for what happens at the hands of attackers or abusers. But we also are not fragile...

Letter to the Editor: When Valentine’s Day isn’t a happy time

Letter to the Editor: When Valentine’s Day isn’t a happy time

Valentine's Day. Meant to be a fun day of love, romance, flowers, and chocolate. At least as we are led to believe by Hallmark and Madison Avenue. Maybe you are going out to a nice dinner with your significant...

REVIEW: Taylor Swift’s nostalgic re-recorded ‘Love Story’ shows maturity and growth

REVIEW: Taylor Swift’s nostalgic re-recorded ‘Love Story’ shows maturity and growth

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief February 13, 2021

Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE Taylor Swift. I remember twelve-year-old me dancing in my kitchen to “Love Story”, dreaming about the day that prince charming would break all barriers and sweep...

OPINION: The bad luck of 2020 followed me into 2021

OPINION: The bad luck of 2020 followed me into 2021

Tabitha Barr, Arts and Entertainment Editor February 12, 2021

Imagine it. New Years, all happy and excited for the new year, a new start, new hopes. And then your life gets thrown in the dumpster because it went to trash.  Wanna know how bad my year started out?...

OPINION: It’s time to embrace your inner archivist

OPINION: It’s time to embrace your inner archivist

Audrey Korte, Opinion Editor February 12, 2021

  Imagine you are a WSU student in the year 2065. You just turned 20 years old.  The pandemic is long over. Your parents and their friends talk about it sometimes but you rarely pay attention....

Valentine’s Day 2021: Ways to express your love from six feet away

Valentine’s Day 2021: Ways to express your love from six feet away

Julia Nightengale and Lindsay Smith February 10, 2021

2020 was a hard year. But if it has taught us anything, it’s that it’s so important to remind your loved ones that you care for them.  So for Valentine’s Day 2021, let’s not let the present...

Having a dedicated and organized work space is important for success even if you’re living and working in just one room.

OPINION: How to thrive this semester – Five Tips from a perpetual student

Audrey Korte, Opinion Editor February 8, 2021

Wichita State is the fourth university I have attended. From Ivy League to State schools, I've done a little bit of everything. Mostly I just muddled through until something went wrong, and then if the...

OPINION: Diversity — We have work to do.

OPINION: Diversity — We have work to do.

Audrey Korte, Opinion Editor February 3, 2021

We need your help to diversify our newsroom - A letter to the public Dear Wichita State,  Diversity and inclusion efforts have become hot topics this year, and that's a good thing. Organizations...

Rhatigan Student Center parking garage file photo

OPINION: Students need a new parking fee option during the pandemic

Julia Nightengale , Copy Editor February 2, 2021

As we enter into another semester in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, college still looks different than it ever has before; hybrid classes and minimal in-person events have turned WSU from a bustling...

Protesters march on Saturday toward the Wichita Police Department building on 21st Street near Wichita State's campus.

OPINION: Universities must defend the right to protest and speak freely

Audrey Korte, Columnist January 19, 2021

Whether you believe it’s our right to stage protests, engage in unrest, or that people need to give it a rest, Universities must defend the rights of students to assemble and speak freely, both on campus...

A new mural goes up in downtown Wichita to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr Day on January 18. “The mural is titled ‘lift your voice’, and I just hope everyone’s encouraged to use your voice to stand up for what’s right,” said Priscilla Brown, Wichita artist. The mural is located right next to the Pop Up Park in downtown Wichita.

‘A day of reflection, a day of teaching:’ Resources to better understand race in America

Audrey Korte and The Sunflower Staff January 18, 2021

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, an annual federal holiday since 1986, celebrates the national civil rights leader who was instrumental in challenging the racial caste system in America and beyond. In The...

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