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OPINION: Alone but not lonely — how I made Thanksgiving about family with none in reach

OPINION: Alone but not lonely — how I made Thanksgiving about family with none in reach

Audrey Korte, Columnist November 26, 2020

I haven't looked at my email. I haven't checked the mailbox. I haven't been out in days. The last interaction I had with anyone was a pizza delivery guy — I slipped him a $5 tip through the screen door,...

Nightengale: What I’m thankful for during the pandemic

Nightengale: What I’m thankful for during the pandemic

Julia Nightengale, Copy Editor November 26, 2020

As we approach the end of 2020, I’ve found myself spending a lot of time thinking about what there is to be thankful for.  This year has been a weird one, and even though it would be easy to focus on...

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Columnist Tabitha Barr ranked her top ten favorite Thanksgiving foods.

OPINION: A breakdown of the best Thanksgiving foods

Tabitha Barr, Columnist November 25, 2020

It’s that time of year again where the aroma of delicious foods makes you want to gobble everything in sight. (Turkey pun intended.) It’s Thanksgiving and while it may look a little different this...

OPINION: The ‘Scammys’ snub talented artists once again

OPINION: The ‘Scammys’ snub talented artists once again

Karen Galindo, Columnist November 25, 2020

The Scammys are back at it again, snubbing platinum award winning artists and making themselves look foolish.  For some background context, the Grammy’s— or “Scammy’s” as I like to call them—...

OPINION: The ‘Office Ladies’ podcast is what got me through 2020

OPINION: The ‘Office Ladies’ podcast is what got me through 2020

Morgan Anderson, Managing Editor November 19, 2020

NBC’s hit mockumentary “The Office” has become one of my favorite shows that has continued to stay near and dear to my heart since its debut in 2005. I have consistently watched all nine seasons—...

Daria Moore, a freshman studying biological sciences and graphic design, draws using a laptop during the LGBT self-care event on Thursday, Nov. 7 at the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

OPINION: Zoom University – what professors need to change for the spring

Julia Nightengale, Copy Editor November 9, 2020

As I entered into my Junior year of college during a national pandemic, I expected professors to be more compassionate and empathetic with their classwork and students.  For the most part, I was right....

OPINION: I just wanna dance with somebody

OPINION: I just wanna dance with somebody

"Dancing for queer people is the ground of both oppression and liberation. Deep in our bones is the trauma of nightclub raids and high in our spirits is the ecstasy of those same dance floors," writes Opinion Editor Jeromiah Taylor.
Jeromiah Taylor, Opinion Editor November 9, 2020

  At the beginning of 2020 I was newly single. I did what seemed appropriate and joined the apps. Those apps being the mobile applications wherein most Gen Z queer dating takes place. On Tinder,...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Our democracy is stronger than your misinformation.

STAFF EDITORIAL: Our democracy is stronger than your misinformation.

Staff Editorial November 9, 2020

It’s no secret that 2020 has been a year of much civil unrest, political tension, and distrust in the nation’s leaders. On top of all that, the country has a president who likes to spread disinformation...

Kamala Harris, Vice President Elect

Babin: Kamala Harris is paving the way for all women

Olivia Babin , Columnist November 8, 2020

There haven’t been many days in 2020 where I am extremely proud to be a woman. Saturday, I had one of those days.  Kamala Harris is the Vice President elect of the United States. She is the first...

Tabitha Barr, reporter and columnist

OPINION: Don’t slut shame, let me dress sexy for Halloween

Tabitha Barr, Columnist October 31, 2020

Halloween is going to look different this year, but that isn’t going to stop me from dressing up and finding ways to celebrate safely.  Considering the crazy year we’ve had, Halloween seems even...

LTTE: An open search might yield the best WSU president

LTTE: An open search might yield the best WSU president

Neal Allen, Chair of the WSU Political Science Department October 28, 2020

I hope the Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) uses an Open Search process to select the next permanent President of Wichita State University.  University presidents work in public to serve multiple constituencies,...

Sunflower photographers Easton Thompson and Morgan Anderson cover men's basketball media day on Oct. 15, 2019 inside Charles Koch Arena.

A Woman’s World: It’s 2020, normalize women covering men’s sports

Morgan Anderson, Managing Editor October 21, 2020

Imagine this: you’re on your way to your first major college sporting event. Five years of hard work and practice has prepared you for this moment — you are finally at the top. Men’s basketball awaits. Computer...

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