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Debate: Should the NFL change its overtime rules?

Debate: Should the NFL change its overtime rules?

Joseph Barringhaus and Marshall Sunner

January 24, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The NFL needs new overtime rules By Joseph Barringhaus The coin toss won it all — at least that’s what people are saying after the Chiefs’ overtime loss to the Patriots in Sunday’s AFC title game. “That’s just the way the coin flips,” Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes characteri...

Korte: 98 years after its introduction, ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment is long overdue

Korte: 98 years after its introduction, ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment is long overdue

Audrey Korte, Columnist

January 15, 2019


Filed under Columns

Seventy-six percent of constitutions around the world guarantee women’s equality, but the United States Constitution is not one of them. The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) would change that, but it has languished in the halls of state capital buildings despite being a regular topic of debate since 192...

‘Mary Poppins Returns’ with more magic than ever

‘Mary Poppins Returns’ with more magic than ever

Pamela Dominguez, Columnist

January 7, 2019


Filed under Columns, Lifestyle, Movies, Opinion

Amidst the overload of Disney remakes, prequels, and sequels, “Mary Poppins Returns” is the only one that feels absolutely necessary. While others films like “Solo” have been an obvious ploy to bring in the blockbuster bucks, “Mary Poppins Returns” was released with a very different purpose ...

Linnabary: A concerned love letter to The Cotillion

Linnabary: A concerned love letter to The Cotillion

Andrew Linnabary, Digital Managing Editor

January 4, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I guess I enjoy getting concussed during cookie-cutter metal concerts. And sure, I like catching up with Juggalos at the annual Tech N9ne show as much as the next guy. But damn, I wish The Cotillion brought in some better acts. We’ve got a solid music scene at the bars, with places like Barleycorn’s, ...

In their words: WSU students write what defined 2018 for them

In their words: WSU students write what defined 2018 for them

Andrew Linnabary, Digital Managing Editor

December 28, 2018


Filed under Columns, Features, Lifestyle, Opinion

was the year of the "rebuild" basketball team, building at Braeburn Square, groundbreaking on a campus YMCA, destruction of Fairmount Towers — in short, it was a year of change, as they all are. But for WSU students, the year represented unseen change — personal growth, accomplishment, loss. ...

Linnabary: Make sacrifices for Wichita’s future, but don’t undervalue city’s history

Linnabary: Make sacrifices for Wichita’s future, but don’t undervalue city’s history

Andrew Linnabary, Digital Managing Editor

December 24, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

History is being demolished so a new chapter can be written. Mead’s Corner, a building with triple historic registry designation, is getting the wrecking ball. To replace it? A four-story office and retail building. The development at Douglas and Emporia is being done by TGC, the same company worki...

May: Top 5 ways to not be a nerd the week before finals

May: Top 5 ways to not be a nerd the week before finals

Austin May, Columnist

December 5, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The weekend before finals is time full of stress and worries. The Sunflower’s (un)official guide to procrastination gives you new ways to avoid your problems, while already avoiding your problems. Dishonorable Mention: Study I know what you’re thinking: “Crap, I need to study for my finals ne...

Mattek: Cancelling class a ‘bizarre optics move’ for WSU

Mattek: Cancelling class a ‘bizarre optics move’ for WSU

Xan Mattek, At-Large Senator

December 5, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor

Usually, when a student gets a text alert about class being cancelled, it’s cause for celebration. However when it’s the week before finals and students are counting on review sessions and already have a study day lined up, a cancellation is inopportune to say the least. I then read further a...

Takeaways from the Shockers’ big-game hunt with the Bears

Takeaways from the Shockers’ big-game hunt with the Bears

Marshall Sunner, Sports Reporter

December 3, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The battle is over, and the dust has settled from Saturday’s marquee matchup with Baylor. There’s much to take away from the game, from a first half that showed Wichita State’s strengths, to a second half that showed the team’s youth. Case in point, WSU beat a Big 12 opponent at home for...

Free press key to a free nation

Free press key to a free nation

Madeline Spurlock, Columnist

November 29, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In the nearly two years of the Trump administration, a clear point of tension between the president and the media created the foundation for the widespread disdain for what is commonly called “fake news.” Mass outrage towards major news channels such as CNN and MSNBC led to the domino effect that...

Hype: A movie trailer’s one job

Hype: A movie trailer’s one job

Mariah Perkins, Columnist

November 25, 2018


Filed under Columns, Lifestyle, Movies, Opinion

With movie ticket prices going up and made-for-streaming movies increasing in quality, getting off the couch and to the big screen has become less enticing — unless a movie trailer is too interesting to pass up. Through social media, trailers can go viral. The trailer for “On the Basis of Sex”...

Student criticism of WSU comes from a place of caring

Student criticism of WSU comes from a place of caring

John Darr, Culture Editor

November 19, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I love a good cry. It’s biologically healthy — those tear ducts need to be cleaned out somehow — and indicates that something has moved you greatly. Even when I teared up in front of the Student Government Association last year, begging for Mikrokosmos and The Sunflower to receive funding, th...