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OPINION: Rampant voter fraud exists to force agendas

Loren Amelunke, Reporter October 20, 2023

Many news organizations and think tanks that tout overwhelming evidence behind voter fraud claims are accompanied by paragraphs with emotive language. Before introducing their evidence, they stir the pot...

WSU history professor Jay Price said that balancing different levels of identity, from individual to state to national, was one of the challenges in planning for the semiquincentennial. Modeled after AASLH’s field guide.

‘Balancing the pluribus and the unum’: Kansas prepares for America’s 250th anniversary

Trinity Ramm, Managing Editor October 20, 2023

In 2026, America commemorates its 250th anniversary, and according to Jay Price, if you’re planning for the semiquincentennial – if you can say it – on Jan. 1, 2026, you’re already behind. Unlike...

Brandon Whipple and Lily Wu debate at a mayoral forum at Wichita State on Oct. 18 (Photo illustration)

Whipple, Wu visit Wichita State for debate

Courtney Brown, Investigative News Editor October 19, 2023

From inclusivity to food deserts, mayoral candidates Brandon Whipple and Lily Wu shared their stances on various issues and gave pointed remarks regarding each other’s policies during a mayoral forum...

Six individuals are running for school board positions in USD 259. (Photo illustration)

USD 259 school board candidates answer Q&A centered on student concerns

The Sunflower October 19, 2023

In general, school boards are charged with the responsibility of managing all aspects of local public schools, from hiring superintendents to budgetary issues. Because of a rule change in 2022, voters...

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Wichita city council candidates answer Q&A, centered on students

The Sunflower October 19, 2023

The City Council is the legislative body for the City of Wichita. They discuss and enact policies, enforce local taxes, and create and staff committees and citizen advisory boards. You can only vote...

Lily Wu and Brandon Whipple debate at a mayoral forum at Wichita State on Oct. 18 (Photo illustration)

Wichita mayor candidates answer Q&A, centered on students

The Sunflower October 19, 2023

Mayors are the leading executives in cities and towns in the United States. Their main duties include managing a city’s budget and ensuring the functionality of municipal services like public safety,...

Easton Vogt, FOCUS campus outreach chair, and Elisabeth Benteman, FOCUS health and wellness chair, pose for a photo. (Photo illustration)

‘Every human issue is an issue for everyone’: FOCUS promotes political awareness, inclusivity

Avery Gathright, Reporter October 18, 2023

Both on and off campus, a student group is working to promote intersectionality and equality. The group, known as Feminists on Campus Uniting Students (FOCUS), aims to educate students and advocate for...

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OPINION: Why voting as a student is so important

Maegan Vincent, Reporter October 18, 2023

As redundant and, quite frankly, intimidating, it is to hear that we as the younger generation are responsible for fixing what the older generations in local and federal offices have done, it’s true....

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WSU professors emphasize importance of local elections, government

Melanie Rivera-Cortez, Sports Editor October 18, 2023

Local elections tend to have a lower voter turnout than national or state elections, but some professors at Wichita State aim to change that by urging students to participate in local elections. “I...

How to recognize and navigate barriers to student voting

How to recognize and navigate barriers to student voting

Allison Campbell, News Editor October 17, 2023

While many young voters are pushing to make their voices heard leading up to election season, thousands of students across the country struggle to engage in democratic processes due to limited resources,...

Mayoral candidates Lily Wu and Brandon Whipple answered questions at a forum on affordable housing on Oct. 11. Wu and Whipple will have their next debate at Wichita State on Wednesday, Oct. 18.

Wichita mayoral candidates to stop at Wichita State on campaign trail

Trinity Ramm, Managing Editor October 17, 2023

Before Election Day on Nov. 7, mayoral candidates Brandon Whipple and Lily Wu will make a pit stop at Wichita State on Wednesday, Oct. 18 in the CAC Theater from noon to 1 p.m. The event is free and...

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OPINION: Raising the voting age would be an injustice to voters everywhere

Monique Bever, Reporter October 17, 2023

“Old enough to fight, old enough to vote.” Youth activists championed this slogan during peak wartime drafts in American history. 18 to 20-year-old men lost their lives to wars, fighting for a country...

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