The Washburn Review

Anna-Marie spills the tea: A call for positivity

Anna-Marie Lauppe, Yearbook Editor in Chief

February 4, 2020

Now, I am not a Kansas City Chiefs fan, but to say what happened on Super Bowl Sunday was anything less than legendary is an understatement. The comeback kings had me sweating from the very beginning. The Chiefs have won the Super Bowl again after 50 years and people are feeling pretty good, yet some...

Anna-Marie spills the tea: Why the Bowtie Fair is important

Stirring it up: Anna-Marie Lauppe breaks it down and explains the opportunities presented by the Bowtie Fair. The event has been a place where students gain knowledge and personal growth.

Anna-Marie Lauppe, Yearbook Editor in Chief

January 28, 2020

It's about that time of the semester again where Washburn University freshmen descend upon Washburn A&B for the magic that is the Bowtie Fair.In this magical place they will find student organizations aplenty, academic opportunities galore, and even a few on-campus jobs. It really is a joyous and...

How Twitter blinds empathy

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Savannah Workman, Journalist

January 21, 2020

A U.S. drone struck down Iranian general Qassem Soleimani Jan. 3, in what sparked conversation of another world war, the war to end all wars.Within minutes and days to come, Twitter flooded with people in fear and outrage at the decisions of a few. Uncertainty was met with humor as the mass populatio...

Anna-Marie spills the tea: Taxing streaming services

Anna-Marie spills the tea: Taxing streaming services

Anna-Marie Lauppe, Yearbook Editor in Chief

January 21, 2020

As anyone who follows Kansas news may have heard, Gov. Laura Kelly is proposing a bill which would put a sales tax on all streaming service subscriptions including both video (Netflix) and music (Apple Music) services, as well as any video game downloads one procures in the state of Kansas. This tax w...

(DO NOT PUBLISH – Joshua) Are the Chiefs going to win the Super Bowl and Why?

Kellen SimoncicWashburn Review

January 21, 2020

Are the Chiefs going to win the Super Bowl and Why? Reshon Moore Freshman Political Science "No because San Francisco's run game is too good and I am a Dallas Cowboys fan, so I don't want to see Kansas City win." Logan Ayers Freshman Kinesiology "Yes because they have a explo...

Letter From the Editor

Abbie Barth is the Washburn Review's Editor in Chief. Barth is a sophomore majoring in secondary English education.

Abbie Barth, Copy Editor and Freelance Reporter

January 20, 2020

Welcome back, Ichabods.For many of you, this may be the first time you have picked up your issue of the Washburn Review and we hope that it won’t be your last.This is your paper. As a member of the Washburn community, the paper exists to serve you. This sentiment is echoed in our motto, “news that ma...

Amanda from Afar: Inside the Heart of Japanese Street Fashion

Amanda from Afar: Inside the Heart of Japanese Street Fashion

Amanda Zoetmulder, Promotions Manager

December 18, 2019

For those with an interest in fashion, Harajuku is the place for you!While visiting Harajuku, a must-see spot is Takeshita Dori (in English, Tasheshita Street. Dori is the Japanese word for street). Takeshita Dori is the heart of Japanese street fashion and teen culture, according to It...


The Last Down: number 88 makes the last touchdown of his college career. then 2 fact about the photo or who's in it. 

Lou Collobert,

December 17, 2019

What is thy bidding, my Master? Send the fleet to the far side of Endor. There it will stay until called for. What of the reports of the Rebel fleet massing near Sullust? It is of no concern. Soon the Rebellion will be crushed and young Skywalker will be one of us! Your work here is finished, my fri...

Amanda from afar: Japanese baseball culture

Beer and baseball: You can expect to pay about $8 for a beer overseas.

Amanda Zoetmulder, Promotions Manager

December 5, 2019

Tokyo, Japan… wow, what a place!A trip to Tokyo would not be complete without seeing the Tokyo Yakult Swallows baseball team live in action. The Tokyo Yakult Swallows are in the heart of Tokyo surrounded by commercial areas in the region, according to the Tokyo Yakult Swallows English page.A ticket ...

What does Disney+’s release mean for the industry?

So many things: Disney+ is a new streaming platform that features all things Disney: Disney Channel Original movies, Marvel, movies from the vault and 21st Century Fox films. Disney+ launched on Nov. 12.

Abbie Barth, Copy Editor and Freelance Reporter

November 19, 2019

I don’t know about you. But wow, I am excited about Disney+ finally coming out. I feel like I have been waiting years for this streaming service, but really it has only been about a year. With Disney+ finally being released, people are beginning to question what this means for the future of stream...

A guide to getting involved with local politics as a college student

Bayley Baker Contributor

November 19, 2019

Often, the political news we see every day focuses on the national and international levels of government. Because of this, local politics are usually overshadowed, and many college students know little to nothing about what is going on politically at the local level in their communities. Local politic...

‘Ford v. Ferrari’ is an absolute joy ride from start to finish.

Abbie Barth, Copy Editor and Freelance Reporter

November 18, 2019

This may be the most entertained I have ever been during a film.I have never really been a race fan. In fact, the only reason I was even interested in seeing "Ford v. Ferrari" was because Christian Bale and Matt Damon play the starring roles.The story is based on the true story of how the Ford Motor Co...