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Why “our folks” may not vote

Jeromiah Taylor, Opinion Editor October 19, 2020

I grew up in a world of outdated duplexes, summer latchkey, frozen food and used cars. A world I have often smugly described as “working class.” A world which for many years afforded me the intoxicating...

Trinity the Tuck performs her opening dance routine during the 10th Annual Drag Show on Friday, Nov. 15 in the CAC Theatre.

Get those respectability politics away from my drag

Jeromiah Taylor, Opinion Editor October 12, 2020

One of the more memorable moments to come out of RuPaul's Drag Race is when beloved drag queen Latrice Royal, acting in a prison sketch, says with impeccable timing and total commitment, "get those nuts...

Editor in Chief Lindsay Smith

From the editor: This year isn’t over yet.

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief October 12, 2020

If 2020 taught me anything, it’s to not make plans.  I hate to bring up more 2020 complaints, but we all know that it’s been a heck of a year. Especially for us student journalists. Specifically...

Editorial Cartoon

Editorial Cartoon: Who’s Running WSU?

Morgan Anderson, Managing Editor October 11, 2020

What chorizo taught me about love

What chorizo taught me about love

Jeromiah Taylor, Opinion Editor October 5, 2020

Love is not a feeling; it is an action.  That is what I think as I watch him stand over the stove stirring fragrant chorizo. The oily spiced aroma of the sausage fills the kitchen and mingles with...

What cancel culture?

What cancel culture?

Jeromiah Taylor, Opinion Editor September 28, 2020

You wake up one morning and it has happened again.  A hashtag is trending that spells the demise of some new celebrity offender - #soinsoiscancelled.  As ubiquitous as this social media trend is,...

EDITORIAL: We deserve an explanation for Golden's resignation

EDITORIAL: We deserve an explanation for Golden’s resignation

Staff Editorial September 28, 2020

Trust is a key ingredient for any university that wants to move beyond mere functionality towards a higher plain — to a place where students, faculty and staff can thrive. But trust doesn’t come easily...

University President Jay Golden, then president-elect, speaks at a Student Government Association meeting in December, 2019.

The Sunflower’s letter to recommend Jay Golden

The Sunflower Staff September 26, 2020

To whom it may concern: We are writing this letter to recommend Dr. Jay Golden for your institution. When Golden was selected as president of Wichita State in October, he expressed a goal for the...

OPINION: It’s time to cancel cancel culture.

OPINION: It’s time to cancel cancel culture.

Lindsay Smith, News Editor September 25, 2020

Let’s talk about cancel culture.  For those who may not be familiar with the term, it’s the practice of “cancelling” someone (i.e., trying to end their career or reputation) for a mistake they...

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg: May her memory be a blessing

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg: May her memory be a blessing

Olivia Babin , Columnist September 25, 2020

Feminist icon Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg died of complications from metastatic cancer of the pancreas at age 87, the Supreme Court of the United States announced Friday. It was not unexpected news,...

OPINION: “Cuties” on Netflix misses the mark

OPINION: “Cuties” on Netflix misses the mark

Julia Nightengale, Columnist September 25, 2020

The movie “Cuties” is a failed attempt at raising awareness for the important issue of sexualization among young girls. While the Netflix original brings up several interesting points about the...

Into the Zeitgeist: Name the pain

Into the Zeitgeist: Name the pain

Jeromiah Taylor, Opinion Editor September 25, 2020

It is Christmas 2019 and I am laughably unsuspecting. I am preoccupied with the details of a party I am throwing, I have shed the worries of the fall semester, and I am confident that I know what the...

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