The Sunflower

OPINION: Where have the old values gone?

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Nathan Schale, Columnist

November 25, 2019

I’m fairly new to Wichita State, and for the most part, I have enjoyed my time here. I have met many unique individuals, taken new classes, and continuously been a part of bigger and better things. One thing I’ve noticed are the specific values advertised across campus. Values like diversity,...

OPINION: ‘The Office’ isn’t funny

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Olivia Babin, Columnist

November 25, 2019

I used to like “The Office.” Emphasis on the used to. I’ve heard people talk more and more about how the show “would never have survived in this day and age.” To the people saying that, you’re right — not because people are too sensitive, but because the jokes are just straight-up offensive. “The...

OPINION: Take the challenge

Sophomore and Columnist Kamilah Gumbs recieves her crown after winning the Miss Black and Gold Pageant on Friday, Nov. 8 in the CAC Theatre.

Kamilah Gumbs, Columnist

November 25, 2019

One of the craziest periods of my life started this August. I finally convinced myself to attend the Miss Black and Gold informational that the Delta Mu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha hosted. I entered the room nervous, sitting in a reserved seat in the back of the room. As someone who battles with...

OPINION: What in the world were the Houston Astros thinking?

OPINION: What in the world were the Houston Astros thinking?

Sean Marty, Columnist

November 22, 2019

Camera Gate? Trash Can Gate? Whistle Gate? What in the world is happening with the Astros? For starters, according to a report from the Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, the Houston Astros have been stealing signs with an outfield camera and alerting their batters to what pitch is coming. There are multiple...

OPINION: Don’t rely on someone else for your self-esteem

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Lindsay Smith, Columnist

November 18, 2019

Relationships are magical, aren’t they? You find someone you’re fond of who happens to have the same fondness for you. They tell you how amazing you are, give you gifts, send you cute text messages throughout the day, and just make you pretty darn happy in general.  As someone who’s happily...

OPINION: It’s time to give to yourself

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Brogan Gillmore, Columnist

November 18, 2019

I’m going to say it, and believe me, I hate doing it; finals are coming up soon. There are only five weeks of classes left. That means most of you reading this have projects, papers, and studying you need to do — after reading this week’s issue of The Sunflower, of course — but what that als...

Self-righteous charity isn’t inspirational

Self-righteous charity isn't inspirational

Tajahnae Stocker, Columnist

November 14, 2019

The season of giving is now upon us. That means more giving, more selfless acts of kindness, and more videos of people recording themselves doing good deeds and posting them on their social media.  Don’t get me wrong, there is absolutely nothing wrong with doing good things for other people. I...

OPINION: A Pokemon retrospective

Cover characters of Pokemon Sword and Shield, Zacian and Zamazenta. Photo credit by The Pokemon Company and Nintendo.

Kevin Benavides, Opinion Editor

November 13, 2019

Pokemon used to be one of my favorite game series of all time. For many people, it still is. It’s not hard to see why. At the beginning of each game, the playable character starts as a blank canvas on which players can project themselves. The player then embarks on an ever-expanding adventure to ...

OPINION: Another Golden boy becomes university president? Forgive me for not cheering

New President Jay Golden speaks to sophomore Drue Owen after his public address on Thursday, Oct. 31 in the RSC.

Audrey Korte, Columnist

November 12, 2019

I expected things to change by now. In the 90s, it seemed like anything was possible for smart and hard-working go-getter women. Two decades later, my faith that the need for glass-ceiling breakers would no longer be necessary in my lifetime is not dead — but it's on life-support.  My universit...

OPINION: Let’s talk about sex, baby

OPINION: Let’s talk about sex, baby

Olivia Babin, Columnist

November 11, 2019

We need comprehensive sex education. It is becoming more and more apparent every day. I am one of the lucky ones — my mother is a gynecologist and has always been very open with me about sex and my body. I know about birth control, sexually transmitted infections and diseases, and the anatomy...

OPINION: You can’t talk about feminism without intersectionality

OPINION: You can’t talk about feminism without intersectionality

Tajahnae Stocker, Columnist

November 11, 2019

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, global feminist icon, and author of “We Should All Be Feminists,”  perfectly defines feminism in a way that explains the full purpose of the movement, and how inclusive the movement should truly be. She defines it as “a person who believes in the social, political...

OPINION: Why is everyone obsessed with AOC?

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Olivia Babin, Columnist

November 7, 2019

It seems rather odd for the whole country to be taken by storm with a young Latina congresswoman who was just a bartender only a year or so ago, but here we are.  From her huge fan base to her several conservative critics, no one can ignore Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. But what is it ...