The Sunflower

OPINION: Ideological purity unattainable in American politics

OPINION: Ideological purity unattainable in American politics

Jeromiah Taylor, Opinion Editor

March 4, 2020

Social media is a conflagration of pro-candidate odes and anti-candidate diatribes. “Bernie Bros” and “Warren Surrogates” bathe in the virtual blood of their online enemies as the media establishment weighs the platforms and perceived electability of the candidates in the democratic primary. Perhaps...

OPINION: Chief Ramsey has apologized for his inflammatory statement, but how will he actually address sexual assault?

OPINION: Chief Ramsey has apologized for his inflammatory statement, but how will he actually address sexual assault?

Max Benett, Columnist

March 4, 2020

While presenting crime statistics on Tuesday, Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsey made a rather troubling statement about women’s culpability in their own sexual assaults. He reported that more teens and adults were raped in 2019 than in 2018. As difficult as that is to hear, it was far from the...

OPINION: Trump is a warmonger

President Trump greets North Korean head-of-state Kim Jong-un.

Reid Kurkerewicz, Columnist

March 4, 2020

Republicans tend to heap praise on President Donald Trump, no matter what he does, but the president sometimes receives credit from establishment Democrats and mainstream punditsfor his foreign policy decisions. This praise comes from politicians who held power during both the Obama and Bush administrations. Despite...

LTTE: Letter from SGA Election Commissioners

LTTE: Letter from SGA Election Commissioners

Sophie Maples and Star Billingsley, 2020 Election Commissioners

February 26, 2020

Dear Students, Our time has come again and it is up to us to ensure that we take our seat at the table. About a month ago the Election Commission kicked off the formal election declaration process. Since then, we have been working with faculty, staff, administrators and student organizations all over...

OPINION: Having sex? Get tested.

OPINION: Having sex? Get tested.

Jeromiah Taylor, Opinion Editor

February 24, 2020

I remember that in my conservative childhood church, there was a preacher who always seemed to give the sermons about sex. He would walk up to the podium, lean in, and facetiously hiss the words, “Let’s talk about sex” — stretching out the “x” in “sex” like a lecherous serpent. Your...

OPINION: Here’s how Kansans can help Democrats

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I.-Ver.) speaks to supporters during a rally in San Francisco on March 24, 2019. The event, attended by over 16,000 people, completed his inaugural California tour in his 2020 campaign.

Reid Kurkerewicz, Columnist

February 20, 2020

Bernie Sanders is the frontrunner of the national Democratic primary, and major national polls project his victory over Trump in the general election. The senator's unabashedly progressive stances could spark a meaningful pendulum swing back from a destructive Trump era. But what can leftists and Democra...

OPINION: Music snobs, your privilege is showing

OPINION: Music snobs, your privilege is showing

Jeromiah Taylor, Opinion Editor

February 19, 2020

Every morning, I get dressed, cross the street for coffee, return home, and begin listening to music. This ritual is non-negotiable. People who know only a certain version of me are often surprised by the music I most often turn to in times of quiet contentment, direst distress, and greatest joy...

OPINION: Debating the fate of Century II

OPINION: Debating the fate of Century II

Katie Smith and Brogan Gillmore

February 12, 2020

With Century II supporters fighting the Wichita Riverfront planners' attempts to demolish the performing arts and convention center, Sunflower columnists Katie Smith and Brogan Gillmore debate the fate of the facility.   It’s my theatre, and I want it in town Wichita needs to reconsi...

OPINION: WSU must invest in future of the humanities

President Jay Golden makes his introduction to faculty senate in January. In his introduction, Golden emphasized the importance of shared governance and transparency.

Jeromiah Taylor, Opinion Editor

February 6, 2020

Since President Jay Golden stepped foot on campus, talks of bold changes in the direction of shared governance and transparency have abounded. Golden commissioned department reports from all academic colleges and other university divisions, and on Jan. 21, The Sunflower reported that on top of reimagining...

Time to argue: Here’s why one of these teams will definitely win the Super Bowl

Time to argue: Here's why one of these teams will definitely win the Super Bowl

Marshall Sunner and Morgan Anderson

February 2, 2020

The Sunflower's Marshall Sunner and Morgan Anderson want to argue about who will win Super Bowl LIV. We'll let you decide. San Fransisco 49ers It’s plain and simple. The San Francisco 49ers will win Super Bowl LIV, and it’s not even debatable. But it’s my job to tell you why. Rewind t...

EDITORIAL: Today and every day should be Student Press Freedom Day

Sunflower Managing Editor Matthew Kelly interviews Mayor Jeff Longwell during his watch party on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at WAVE in downtown Wichita.

Sunflower Staff

January 29, 2020

This Student Press Freedom Day, The Sunflower staff is grateful for the courageous high school students and teachers who lobbied for the Kansas Student Publications Act more than 25 years ago. Kansas was one of the first states to enact such a law to protect the freedoms of journalism students and...

OPINION: Should you live on campus? Here are the pros and cons

OPINION: Should you live on campus? Here are the pros and cons

Kamilah Gumbs, Columnist

January 27, 2020

Finding a college is tough. Deciding if a program is good enough for you, if the tuition is worth it, and whether to travel across the country or only 20 minutes across town, is a mental journey. For those of us who live further away from our institution of choice, we have to worry about housing....