The Sunflower

‘Most carefree dude on campus’

‘Most carefree dude on campus’

Andrew Linnabary, Managing Editor
February 2, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Nathan, I got to know you for about half a year. During that timeframe … We stumbled on a homeless guy masturbating in Ablah. Never forget. We heatedly argued — multiple times — about who would get to interview the cute girl for a story. We always supported each other’s Trump hate-posts on Facebook, and, da...

‘His soul was sunshine’

‘His soul was sunshine’

Jenna Farhat, Reporter
February 2, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Nathan was one of the first friends I made in college and working at The Sunflower. I worked on stories with him on several occasions and found myself learning from him time and time again. I admired the way he could walk up to someone and talk to them like he had known them for years. He could touch...

‘Chuck D.’

‘Chuck D.’

Chance Swaim, News Editor
February 2, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Chuck D, I’ve been seeing you all over campus this week, man, and one of these times you should stop and talk — have a smoke. One of the last times we spoke, we talked about how time flies in the newsroom without any windows. I remember you came to production one night after you got off work at...

Farewell, friend.

Farewell, friend.

Evan Pflugradt, Editor-in-Chief
February 2, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

He had an uncharacteristic way about him. He revealed it in the first few minutes we met. He was so accidentally lost, but then he knew exactly where he wanted to be. He found us. His formal title was reporter. In reality, he was a friend. His nature was anything but standard practice. But it sure was lovely. ...

Beach: Brady doesn’t get fifth title quite yet

Beach: Brady doesn’t get fifth title quite yet

Nick Beach, Reporter
February 2, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion, Sports

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are a shoe-in to play their classic clutch football and take the Lombardi trophy once again, right? Wrong! I’ve long been a believer that ever since Brady was given his four-game Deflategate-suspension and started the 2016 season inactive that he would come back ...

Beach: ‘Live by Night’ vastly underrated

Beach: ‘Live by Night’ vastly underrated

Nick Beach, Reporter
January 30, 2017
Filed under Columns, Lifestyle, Movies, Opinion

Critics and fans are wrong about “Live by Night.” This film received zero Oscar nominations and is getting little recognition this winter. Critics say this movie is boring, that the story doesn’t go anywhere. They say Ben Affleck’s direction places the story’s pieces together too carefully. Wrong....

Linnabary: Migos’ ‘Culture’ contributes little to namesake

Linnabary: Migos’ ‘Culture’ contributes little to namesake

Andrew Linnabary, Managing Editor
January 30, 2017
Filed under Columns, Lifestyle, Music, Opinion

You’ve heard one, you’ve heard ‘em all. Atlanta rap trio Migos, of “Bad and Boujee” fame, don’t let their sound budge. They’ve rapped in the same staccato, triplet cadence – the “Migos flow” –  since their breakout hit “Versace.” It got old three years ago. But...

Letter to the Editor — Ian Englebright

Letter to the Editor — Ian Englebright

Ian Englebright, Letter to the Editor
January 27, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

As the elections for SGA are slowly approaching, I’m really excited for what the Association will be accomplishing in the near future. However, I shall not forget the amazing work the individuals in the 59th session have accomplished so far. From the Wichita State Inspire program to Shocker Food Locker,...

Letter to the Editor: Paige Hungate

Letter to the Editor: Paige Hungate

Paige Hungate, Letter to the Editor
January 26, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

What’s changed, you ask? “Whether you’re liberal/conservative, religious/atheist, white/black, etc: please know I respect you and value your opinion. Let’s dialogue!” I posted this tweet on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 9:50pm, and it garnered far more negativity than I had ever anticipated. What pr...

Swaim: Monkeys aren’t pets

Swaim: Monkeys aren’t pets

Chance Swaim, News Editor
January 26, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s impossible to know the grief student Muhamad Mansour feels after losing his beloved marmoset, Beba. But keeping a pet monkey in Kansas is not only a bad idea — it’s illegal. From all appearances, as weird and tragic as this situation, it could have been avoided at several points. Firs...

Wichita State’s porcelain thrones: The top spots to poop on campus

Wichita State’s porcelain thrones: The top spots to poop on campus

Evan Pflugradt, Editor-in-Chief
January 23, 2017
Filed under Campus, Columns, Opinion

Everybody poops. But where they go on campus is a different story. When you’re on campus and the morning fiber cereal has worked its way through your system, the nearest bathroom isn’t always the most comforting. Given the choice, where’s the best place to go number two at Wichita State? In...

Jody Adams-Birch is out. What’s next?

Jody Adams-Birch is out. What’s next?

Grant Cohen, Sports Editor
January 22, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion, Sports, Women's Basketball

Jody Adams-Birch’s compelling list of career accolades are often hidden by an investigation when four players quit following a 29-win season in 2014-15. Now in 2017, another investigation and a mutual parting with the university overshadow her nine years of work as Wichita State’s head coach. ...