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Robinson: Kavanaugh confirmation process sets damning partisan precedent

Robinson: Kavanaugh confirmation process sets damning partisan precedent

Drake Robinson, Columnist

October 1, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Judge Brett Kavanaugh should be confirmed to the United States Supreme Court if the FBI’s condensed investigation uncovers no new, significant evidence this week that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted women. Over the last three months, Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court has sent Washington...

The WSU Board of Trustees should be required to disclose conflicts of interest

The WSU Board of Trustees should be required to disclose conflicts of interest

Staff Editorial

September 30, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The Wichita State Board of Trustees is missing out on an opportunity to prove their commitment to transparency by not requiring board members to disclose their conflicts of interest. It’s the wrong attitude for a board in charge of public money to choose secrecy over transparency when given an option...

May: For whom the (Taco) Bell tolls — remembering WSU’s cheapest dining option

May: For whom the (Taco) Bell tolls — remembering WSU’s cheapest dining option

Austin May, Columnist

September 23, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s been three semesters since one of the most important aspects of Wichita State’s campus vanished — leaving behind only a shell of what once had been. Of course I’m talking about the Taco Bell Express that once greeted starving students in the Rhatigan Student Center. For most students,...

Spurlock: Kobach’s attack on undocumented students is unjust

Spurlock: Kobach’s attack on undocumented students is unjust

Madeline Spurlock, Columnist

September 23, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As the 2018 Kansas gubernatorial election draws nearer by the day, the often scary reality of partisan policy change follows suit, and Republican candidate Kris Kobach proposed multiple promises throughout his campaign that will do nothing but hurt Kansas students and youth. Often known for steamrolling...

Never forgetting takes more than remembering once a year

Never forgetting takes more than remembering once a year

Audrey Korte, Columnist

September 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

My memories of 9/11 are distinct. In fact, it feels like yesterday. I was a 19-year-old undergrad at KU, and on that morning, my life changed. By the end of the day, the list of people missing from my town was in the hundreds. My little brother, six years old at the time, had classmates whose parents...

May: For the sake of students, keep Ablah open 24 hours

May: For the sake of students, keep Ablah open 24 hours

Austin May, Columnist

September 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As we enter the fifth week of classes, most students are preparing for their first round of tests — leaving many searching for a late-night study den. Cramming on campus the night before that big exam, however, is not as easy as it may seem. Ablah Library’s hours have been a topic of discussion...

Opinion Line — Sept. 16

Opinion Line — Sept. 16

September 16, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Here are this week’s Opinion Line submissions. Submit anonymous opinions — 40 words or less — via the Opinion Line tab on thesunflower.com homepage, or email them to [email protected] - Re: Last issue's cover: Can I get a trigger warning next time you run photos of so many old white ...

Letter to the Editor — Zachary Parker

Letter to the Editor — Zachary Parker

Zachary Parker

September 9, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

The student parking situation is atrocious. As students, we pay the university every semester to have a parking space on campus. We can choose to park at the other lots off-campus and ride the shuttle, but many of us choose not to because it would add to the length of our days at school. This morning,...

Pflugradt: This is the last straw

Pflugradt: This is the last straw

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

September 5, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

A good way to accept hardship is to “suck it up.” But without a straw, how will you do that? The outcry over unnecessary plastics has brought a wave of changes. Dillon’s is phasing out plastic bags. Cities have placed bans on unnecessary plastics — nixing the straw almost altogether. Starbucks...

Opinion Line — Sept. 6

Opinion Line — Sept. 6

September 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Here are this week’s Opinion Line submissions. Submit anonymous opinions — 40 words or less — via the Opinion Line tab on thesunflower.com homepage, or email them to [email protected]   Greeks, the look-at-all-the-money-I've-given line might work on your mom when your rich daddy needs to excuse his indisc...

Letter to the Editor — Denice Bradbury

Letter to the Editor — Denice Bradbury

September 5, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dear WSU leadership, Your marketing target analysis is correct – I’m now in a position in my life to give you a chunk of money. But I won’t be doing that. It’s going to worthy causes instead. For the past year or so, you’ve been on a campaign to undermine, denigrate and lobotomize...

Opinion Line Aug. 30

Opinion Line Aug. 30

August 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Here are this week's Opinion Line submissions. Submit anonymous opinions — 40 words or less — via the Opinion Line tab on thesunflower.com homepage, or email them to [email protected]   "WSU cares only about bringing down the Greek community, and sheds light on NONE of the posi...