The Sunflower

Recent robberies make dressing up a problem

Column
September 24, 2012
Filed under Opinion

I happened to be reading a recent edition of The Sunflower (weird, right?), and one story in particular alarmed me. The article was titled “Another robbery occurs near WSU main campus.” The word “another” was quite upsetting and scary. I work at a bank and wear dress clothes every day. After w...

Stay active with WSU’s Pumpkin Run

Column
September 20, 2012
Filed under Opinion

I love to run, but sometimes it is hard to get out of bed and make a commitment to do it. I decided to get myself back into shape after Wichita State announced the 17th annual 5K Pumpkin Run on Oct. 20th and may bring a friend along for the ride. Running isn’t a lonesome, gruesome experience when it...

Find the beauty in the fall season

Columnist
September 17, 2012
Filed under Opinion

We have arrived in mid-September. The unbearable 100-degree-plus summer days have ended and changed to more tolerable 80-degrees-and-below temperatures that are quickly becoming the norm. While this change of weather, notably all-day cloudy skies with more frequent rain, is welcome for the last couple...

My experience with elections in college

Columnist
September 17, 2012
Filed under Opinion

I am not much of a “joiner.” During high school, I left all the clubs, teams and organizations to their own devices while I focused on more open-ended goals like “girls” and “beer.” I resolved to be more social after coming to college. The organizations concerned with the deep issues like world ...

How oriented can one person be?

Columnist
September 17, 2012
Filed under Opinion

Over the past two semesters, I have been “oriented” to the library multiple times for multiple classes. Both ENGL 101 and ENGL 102 include a library orientation. Many other 100-level courses include some sort of “getting to know your library” lecture, usually provided by an Ablah Library staff...

Slumber parties are not what they used to be

Columnist
September 13, 2012
Filed under Opinion

Once upon a time, you could go to someone’s house for parties to purchase Tupperware or Mary Kay makeup. But that’s in the past. These old-school parties are fading out, and being replaced with something new: slumber parties. Maybe you’re one of the naïve who is thinking “slumber party? Like,...

Kansas may be the home of Superman, but where exactly is Smallville?

Columnist
September 12, 2012
Filed under Opinion

We’ve all heard it a million times—“I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore, Dorothy.” When people try that on me, I always respond with, “You know Superman grew up in Kansas, right? Lord knows what he would have been if he grew up in (insert state here).” Just in case you didn’t k...

Obamacare debate has no easy answer

Column
September 12, 2012
Filed under Opinion

One of the greatest issues in the current election is over the healthcare reform bill. Both parties have a clear opinion on it. Democrats have said they wish to keep the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) in place and let the law begin to take affect in 2013 and 2014. Republicans have said tha...

Drama belongs in high school­— let’s leave it there

Staff reporter
September 11, 2012
Filed under Opinion

Last week I witnessed an argument of proportions I thought I had left behind in high school. I’ll keep the story of what happened short. Two women, both fully grown adults who I estimate to be middle-aged, got into an argument during one of my classes. Apparently, one of them accidentally spilled ...

Fantasy football not just for the boys

Sports reporter
September 10, 2012
Filed under Opinion, Sports

Watching sports is a big part of my life, a concept not many people understand. Especially when football is the topic at hand. I mean, I’m a girl, so what do I know about the pigskin? Do I really spend my weekends in the fall watching a split-screen TV, only to spend the rest of the year getting my...

College essentials: what you should have with you in class

Columnist
September 10, 2012
Filed under Opinion

Now that we are nearly a month into the semester, you should have a full grasp on where you need to go during the day. However, you’d be surprised how many people still seem to be missing a certain writing utensil or give blame toward a faulty piece of technology as the reason why they aren’t prepare...

Live healthy and stress free by finding a career that goes beyond just a paycheck

Columnist
September 6, 2012
Filed under Opinion

A career is more than a paycheck. It is a way of life. One of the first things someone learns about a person is whom they work for and what they do. Some people go to work each morning, unhappy and stressed, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Some of the healthiest jobs, based upon health benefits, ...