Buchmann: Invasive Kansas legislation shows misunderstanding of women's issues

Buchmann: Invasive Kansas legislation shows misunderstanding of women’s issues

As a lifelong Kansas resident, I’m no stranger to controversy concerning reproductive rights. When I was 9, then-Attorney General Phill Kline started violating privacy laws in his campaign against abortions in the state. I felt bad for these girls whose lives were being put on display by this person in power. At 9, I knew […]

Melia: There’s no real argument against same-sex marriage

A lways a controversial topic, same-sex marriage and LGBTQ rights are some of the most talked about and most prominent movements in America today. I myself am not gay, but I’ve never had a problem with gay marriage. Personally, I’ve never understood the argument against it. The most common argument against same-sex marriage is that […]

Stern: Lobsters can teach us about change

A s spring begins, the earth changes from the dreary, white winter to the fresh, green spring. The birds sing, the flowers bloom and color is added back into our lives. This is your opportunity to turn over a new leaf (pun may or may not be intended). I’m not sure about you, but I […]

Murnan: It's time to get angry about climate change

Murnan: It’s time to get angry about climate change

I ’m angry about climate change, but I think that anger should be used to produce positive action, rather than passive vexation. The climate is changing and 97 percent of climate scientists agree that it’s very likely caused human activity, according to NASA. Global temperatures are on the rise, which is causing ice caps to […]

Cosby: In America, not winning is considered losing

Cosby: In America, not winning is considered losing

A few weeks ago the Oscars rounded out Hollywood’s award season, the time of year people suddenly develop a vested interest in which film will be deemed the best of the year. For some it’s a personal grievance that Leonardo Dicaprio “lost” yet again this year, and he and I remain in a dead heat in […]

Uri: Prioritize environment over economic growth

Uri: Prioritize environment over economic growth

Economic growth is commonly perceived to be the solution to many of the woes of the modern world. Problems, from recessions to overpopulation to climate change, can, according to some, be solved with continual growth. However, it is becoming increasingly clear that perpetual growth of the world economy is causing undue and unsustainable strain on […]

Cerny: R.J. Mitte says be a leader, change a life

Cerny: R.J. Mitte says be a leader, change a life

I went to listen to R.J. Mitte speak about his cerebral palsy and experiences living with a disability.  A John Locke fan whether he knew it or not (at one point during his talk he claimed that “all people are inherently good”), I thought that Mitte’s talk was insightful—if a bit informal. In a full ballroom […]

FFA for March 31

If they don’t remember the old Marvin bus stop, they’re too young for you! Ok, like third time this week, some dude comes out of the stall and doesn’t wash his hands #donttouchanything #dontshakehands That moment when you realize you’re facebook friends with the manager of your favorite liquor store… You should totally get your foot run over and […]

Bradshaw: Meanings of derogatory terms don’t change with time

Pop star Madonna has been known for controversy, but on Jan. 18, she went too far by calling her son the N-word. She posted a picture of her (white) son, Rocco Ritchie, on Instagram with the caption, “No one messes with Dirty Soap! Mama said knock you out! #disn—-.” Madonna later said to E! News, […]

Kenney: Digital news cuts cost of paper publishing

I grew up convinced that words were at their most powerful when printed on paper. A good chunk of journalism and English students likewise hold onto this bizarre love for the printed word. As much as it pains me to say so, the physical newspaper’s time is running short. There are some truly ludicrous statistics […]

Reasor: The time to start running is now

With the temperatures finally increasing, it’s time to reconvene our relationship with nature. What better way to join the great outdoors than a nice run outside? You say running isn’t for you? Running is for everyone; the bevy of benefits can’t be ignored! From our ancestors’ fossil records, modern researchers have noted our bodies are […]

Buchmann: Living with all guys isn’t what it seems

As a small girl who can sometimes be socially inept, the comparisons to Zooey Deschanel’s character Jessica Day on the Fox show “New Girl” are not new to me, though they started waning after I grew out my bangs. This semester, however, the obvious similarities between Jess’ life and my own have grown at an […]

Cho: Give new 'Annie' actress a chance

Cho: Give new ‘Annie’ actress a chance

O ne of the most popular musicals of the 20th century starred a curly, red-headed orphan who went by the name of Annie. Many remakes of “Annie” have been done, most frequently adapted as musicals, with every Annie being played by a white female with curly red hair. A new movie trailer for “Annie” came […]

Boehm: Service jobs build motivation and skills

Boehm: Service jobs build motivation and skills

The only thing that I can think of is sleep. Time hasn’t been moving, probably because I keep stealing glances at the clock. I’ve been bussing tables for 13 hours so far — my entire day. I opened this morning. Now I’m closing. I got stuck with the double shift because a co-worker didn’t show […]

Havens: Artists use cover songs to showcase their rarity

Havens: Artists use cover songs to showcase their rarity

For those who still listen to the radio, there is nothing quite like the sensation of hearing the start of a familiar song. Then again, there’s also an inherent pleasure in discovering a new song that’s catchy enough to make you quickly whip out Shazam. While both the old and the new songs can make […]

Ouyang: Western powers cannot fight enemies with energy

Ouyang: Western powers cannot fight enemies with energy

The geopolitical unrest in Europe has some political pundits talking about using energy as a policy tool. If you haven’t already heard, Ukrainians overthrew their government last month and Russia capitalized by occupying Crimea, an autonomous region of Ukraine with military importance. It’s widely accepted, or at least hoped, that further military escalation won’t happen. […]