The Sunflower

Six weeks in Puebla, Mexico, a once unknown fruit unpeeled

Columnist

August 22, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Some might envision Mexico as a country, just like any other, with people who share a culture, eat exotic foods, go to school or work and live a life similar to their own.  For others, Mexico might as well be on Mars. They fear its unknown borders as they sit in front of the TV each night, being fe...

Ignorant lawmakers contribute to rape culture

Editorial

August 22, 2012


Filed under Opinion

When election season takes off, it’s easy to feel tempted to tune out. While ignoring the hype may be an easy option, decisions made by lawmakers have real effects on students and contribute the attitudes and stigmas of society. While speaking on the topic of abortion, in the case of rape, U.S. Rep....

Find a place for non-major classes

Columnist

July 25, 2012


Filed under Opinion

The fall semester is quickly approaching and hopefully your class schedule is ready to roll. You’ve got everything perfectly timed, right down to time spent on campus and walking distance. However, no matter what year you are, there’s always dread of getting an email notifying you that one of your ...

I may be the worst thing in the paper, but at least I don’t go to KU

Columnist

July 25, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Once a week, I’m summoned to the bowels of Elliott Hall for The Sunflower’s weekly staff meeting. During the staff meeting, our serious editors talk to serious reporters about serious issues with respect to serious journalism. Seriously. I listen carefully, in case someone mentions how great my col...

Wheatshocker policy means saying goodbye to old friends

Columnist

July 18, 2012


Filed under Opinion

It is a beautiful day. The sky is a distinct shade of azure and the cool breeze blows your hair around as you search the skies for scattered clouds. The day could not be romanticized any further. I wonder if I could jinx its beauty by thinking about it. So when I walk into my room at Wheatshocker an...

Dear Mr. Advice Man

Columnist

July 11, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Dear Mr. Advice Man: I am currently taking a lab section, and two of my fellow students spent the entire class period elbowing each other and making dumb jokes.  Several times, I’ve been unable to understand the instructor because of their clowning.  I want to tell them to knock it off, but I don...

WSU’s track team is a hidden gem

Staff Reporter

July 11, 2012


Filed under Opinion, Track And Field

After the Wichita State men’s basketball team fell in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, WSU fans quickly shifted focus to next season. This is a reoccurring theme—only showing love for the men’s basketball team, purchasing season tickets the second they become available, and packing up WSU T-sh...

Writer finds himself as part of cast of ‘Frost/Nixon’

Columnist

June 22, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Last weekend, auditions for the Wichita Community Theatre’s upcoming production of Peter Morgan’s “Frost/Nixon” were held at the Wilner commons, despite the auditorium currently going through renovation. The play centers around the title characters of British journalist David Frost’s revealing int...

It’s a college course, not online dating

Columnist

June 20, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Have you heard about RateMyProfessor.com? It’s a “Consumer Reports” for college instructors.   Simply type your professor or school into the search box, click the button and you’ll have reviews and grades from people who have taken courses with that particular individual. Unfortunately, there ...

Maiming education to improve the economy

Maiming education to improve the economy

Editorial

June 15, 2012


Filed under Opinion

On the final day of May, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, a Republican, boldly approved a radical state budget that the House and Senate passed. This followed an even more radical tax cut bill that he signed three weeks ago that will cut income taxes among individuals and businesses by $3.7 billion dollars o...

Make the most out of Father’s Day

Columnist

June 14, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Sunday is Father’s Day and you’re probably starting to scramble for that new tool set that’s on sale for this week only. You might be considering a gift card with Homer Simpson on it. Maybe you’re like me and find it difficult to shop for dad, as he’s a guy who has everything he needs. If he...

Why do all my classes have the same people in them?

by Staff Reporter

June 6, 2012


Filed under Opinion

I’ve just experienced another first day of class. While that is always exciting, I seem to find the same people in every class I take. The first of these is a woman known as “The Camper.” She has come to class not only prepared to take notes, but to provide a complete forensic transcript admissible...