The Sunflower

Clash of the candies: top 5 Halloween treats

Clash of the candies: top 5 Halloween treats

Austin May, Columnist

October 29, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Ah, ‘tis the season — the season of packing excessive amounts of sugar into “fun sized” packages. The season for chocolate drizzled over creamy nougat, caramel, and of course, peanut butter. The season for children swarming the streets by the thousands, all in pursuit of the coveted “sugar...

Don’t accuse the press of misinformation lightly

Don’t accuse the press of misinformation lightly

Sunflower Staff

October 28, 2018


Filed under Editorials

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...

High-flying propaganda invasion hits WSU campus

High-flying propaganda invasion hits WSU campus

Marshall Sunner, Columnist

October 24, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Let’s be honest: birds are real. Or are they? Recently, flyers have been springing up all over the Wichita State campus stating that “Birds aren’t real.” These flyers are a part of the Birds Aren’t Real movement. The movement is based around facts regarding the bird population decline...

Borland: Gentrification robs Wichita of its cultural identity

Borland: Gentrification robs Wichita of its cultural identity

Kenzie Borland, Columnist

October 22, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I was young when Joyland closed, but even as a kid I knew that the closing of the beloved amusement park was huge. In the last year especially, we’ve had our fair share of sad goodbyes with beloved Wichita places. So many spots are gone, changed, or no longer accessible. In just the last year, the...

Letter to the editor: Practice what you tweet

Letter to the editor: Practice what you tweet

Erik Cortez

October 22, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

“The midterm elections are extremely important. The low voter turnout is embarrassing. Everyone should be registered to vote." "I would get more involved, but I have too much stuff going on. My vote doesn't really count. I'm sick of politics. I don't have enough time to canvas." This administration...

Making a Wave: Wichita’s newest concert venue is modern, energized

Making a Wave: Wichita’s newest concert venue is modern, energized

Pamela Dominguez, Columnist

October 22, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Columns, Lifestyle, Music, Opinion

With a gorgeous neon sign in the front and a massive inflatable pumpkin in the back, Wave is hard to miss. Located in Downtown Wichita just minutes from Old Town, Wave is a brand new concert venue that had its grand opening Friday. What this venue lacks in parking and security, it makes up for in...

Voting should be a federal right for reformed felons

Voting should be a federal right for reformed felons

Austin May, Columnist

October 17, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When the leaves begin to fall each autumn, the general populous is given the opportunity to make the decisions that will affect them for years to come. One key group, however, is consistently left out of the loop when it comes to voting, and it may just be the group most affected by the choices that...

Cancelled: When art and artists shouldn’t be separated

Cancelled: When art and artists shouldn’t be separated

John Darr and Ella Dominguez

October 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Columns, Lifestyle, Opinion

Steve Roggenbuck was the first writer to make me believe that poetry can still change our world. Roggenbuck’s work, which incorporates the language of internet to explore personal politics and joy in the age of technology, felt vital in an artform often seen as exclusive and out-of-touch. I shared...

As an American duty, voting should be a protected right

As an American duty, voting should be a protected right

Madeline Spurlock, Columnist

October 10, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

For 231 years, the United States Constitution and its amendments have reigned as law of the land — explicitly granting Americans rights and privileges that are to be protected by and from the government. Americans can’t seem to agree on whether voting is a right or a privilege — and it’s important...

As Wichitans #BlackoutICT, what’s being blacked out about the Chung Report?

As Wichitans #BlackoutICT, what’s being blacked out about the Chung Report?

Andrew Linnabary, Digital Managing Editor

October 9, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

If you see the Wichita flag blacked out this month, it’s not for Halloween. The darkened flag was made as a call to action for the city. “Because we love Wichita, we will not surrender to its future fate,” reads the Chung Report's description of the flag. “It’s time to stop hoping and st...

May: The plus-minus grading system is literally failing us

May: The plus-minus grading system is literally failing us

Austin May, Columnist

October 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

We all know the feeling. Working your ass off throughout an entire class, only to see an A- when your grades show up on mywsu is a nightmare that many of us face every semester. Coming out of high school, I thought I was pretty well prepared for college. Having taken honors and AP courses throughout...

Letter to the editor: Joseph Shepard

Letter to the editor: Joseph Shepard

Joseph Shepard

October 1, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Originally from San Diego, California, I decided to make Wichita my permanent home after graduating from Wichita State in 2016. Throughout my time here, I watched as friends and loved ones left Wichita to settle in a larger city they felt could support their aspirations and career goals. Perplexed...