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Turkey aside: Thanksgiving’s top 5 side dishes

Turkey aside: Thanksgiving’s top 5 side dishes

Austin May, Columnist

November 19, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As The Sunflower’s self-proclaimed food expert, I would be doing you a great disservice if I failed to rank something with the biggest food-based holiday of the year just around the corner. A logical person would try to rank proteins, or even methods of preparing the turkey — the crown jewel of T...

Stan Lee: The passing of a ‘real-life’ superhero

Stan Lee: The passing of a ‘real-life’ superhero

Marshall Sunner, Sports Reporter

November 15, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Columns, Lifestyle, Opinion

Stan Lee passed away Monday morning at the age of 95. Regardless of if you read Lee’s comics, you probably know him from his role in creating the most popular and profitable movie franchise in history: the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He created the characters, after all. By creating practically...

Letter to the Editor: Larry Burks Sr., director of military and veteran services

Letter to the Editor: Larry Burks Sr., director of military and veteran services

November 15, 2018


Filed under Columns, Letters to the Editor, Opinion

I am writing to update veterans and the campus community about work underway to address the backlog in processing claims for veterans’ benefits. This is a WSU problem, but it’s also a national problem, with a Veterans Administration claims backlog running into the hundreds of thousands. All of...

Barringhaus: Death by university snow

Barringhaus: Death by university snow

Joseph Barringhaus, Sports Photo Editor

November 12, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I want you all to imagine for a moment, a world where we have drones, phones that connect us to the other side of the world, fully electric cars (thanks, Elon Musk), and the ability to stream endless amounts of TV on Netflix. What do you know, it’s Nov. 12, 2018 and we have all of those things. Bu...

WSU must right wrongs, give student veterans their education benefits

WSU must right wrongs, give student veterans their education benefits

Sunflower Staff

November 12, 2018


Filed under Editorials

Veterans Day is a time to honor the brave men and women of the Armed Forces who risk their lives for the sake of our country. As we observe this solemn holiday, it’s time for Wichita State to own up to its mistakes and support its student veterans by making sure they receive their GI benefits. P...

Why Wichita State will finish eighth or lower in the AAC

Why Wichita State will finish eighth or lower in the AAC

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

November 9, 2018


Filed under Basketball Guide, Columns, Men's Basketball, Opinion, Special Editions

Something’s gotta give with Gregg Marshall’s recent success. Wichita State is one of only seven teams to have made the NCAA Tournament in seven consecutive seasons. Twice in that span, they’ve earned the automatic bid to the tournament, and the other five times they’ve made it via at-large...

Blue tsunami: Midterm election precursor for upcoming change in U.S. politics

Blue tsunami: Midterm election precursor for upcoming change in U.S. politics

Maddie Spurlock, Columnist

November 8, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

After months of tireless campaigning and an endless stream of political ads, the 2018 midterm elections have concluded. With the “blue wave” of Democrat voters reclaiming the House of Representatives and the GOP hardening its grip on the Senate, constituents are anticipating a high level of polarity...

LTTE: President of the Student Veteran Organization calls on students to attend tonight’s SGA meeting

LTTE: President of the Student Veteran Organization calls on students to attend tonight’s SGA meeting

Ciaban Peterson

November 7, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor

My name is Ciaban Canales Peterson and I am the President of the Student Veterans Organization at Wichita State University. Tonight, the Veterans' Senator Michael Bearth, will present a resolution to SGA regarding advocacy in "Ensuring the role of Dedicated School Certifying Officials" (SCO). This resolution...

Why Wichita State will place better than eighth in the conference

Why Wichita State will place better than eighth in the conference

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

November 6, 2018


Filed under Basketball Guide, Columns, Opinion, Special Editions

At the American Athletic Conference media day, Wichita State was picked to finish eighth in the conference for men’s basketball. It’s well-known that this is one of the youngest teams in the entire country. The Shockers are only bringing back 11.2 minutes from a year ago and are bringing in Gr...

No excuses: Demand respect for the college vote

No excuses: Demand respect for the college vote

Sunflower staff

November 1, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Special Editions, Voter's Guide

Election season is upon us, and if you are a college student who’s registered to vote, you have no excuse not to cast your ballot. You don’t have time on Election Day because of work or school? There are 14 polling locations in Sedgwick County open between now and Nov. 3. You don’t have transportation?...

Make America civil again

Make America civil again

Kylie Cameron, Advertising Manager

November 1, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Special Editions, Voter's Guide

I originally chose to write this column in wake of the package bombs that were sent to Democratic politicians and celebrities last week, but held off on it to wait for more information. However, over the weekend, an even more horrific thing happened — the shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburg, where...

Don’t accuse the press of misinformation lightly

Don’t accuse the press of misinformation lightly

Editorial Staff

October 29, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

In the age of alternative facts, when the bully pulpit of the American presidency is being weaponized to stoke mistrust in the media, it’s more important than ever to think twice before accusing the press of publishing misinformation. On Friday, The Sunflower published an article titled “There...