The Washburn Review

Why we should elect presidents by popular vote

Bayley Baker Contributor

November 12, 2019

Only slightly more than half of all eligible voters cast ballots in presidential elections. Even fewer than that vote in midterm elections. Why?A major reason is that many Americans feel like their vote doesn’t matter. While I disagree with this - I firmly believe that everyone’s vote ​does ​matter. ...

Editorial: Thank you, Veterans

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November 12, 2019

This past Monday was Veteran’s Day. Most of us have loved ones that have served. Hopefully, we all took a moment on Monday to thank a loved one or tell them how much we appreciate their service.Sometimes we forget that serving in the military means sacrifice. These sacrifices come in the form of tim...

Three apps to help you understand and engage with your government

Bayley Baker Contributor

November 5, 2019

Becoming a more politically active citizen is as important as ever with the 2020 election quickly approaching. ​Rather than trying to sift through the polarized mess that is social media right now, you might find it more productive to try out these political apps. They let you inform yourself about re...

Letter to the editor: Free speech and diversity on campus

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Charlee Bonczkowski Washburn Student

November 5, 2019

In politics, education and media, we see the vilification of race, gender, political affiliation, religion, etc. now more than ever. Everyone feels like they are under attack.We’re allowing the political class to divide the citizens in our country along the lines of race, political ideology, relig...

Editorial: We decided to change things up for Halloween

October 29, 2019

In the spirit of Halloween, we decided to create a special edition of the paper. After a lot of deliberating on what we wanted to do to make this issue special we decided that a Harry Potter theme would be appropriate.In years past, we typically add a pumpkin here and there. Back in 2017, The Review modeled the Hall...

How to use your privilege for good

Bayley Baker Contributor

October 29, 2019

I’m a white, able-bodied, straight, cisgender, middle-class American woman. I have privilege, and I know this. I also know that privilege is power, and if used properly, I can turn my privilege into a tool for empowering and uplifting the voices of those who have less privilege.I know that I can ne...

Opinion: Contrary beliefs should not be laughed off

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Adam White

October 29, 2019

There are many beliefs out in the world. Of course, some of them directly contradict each other. Beliefs that contradict what the majority of people accept as fact are often labeled as conspiracy theories. Various movements and theories provide alternative explanations of different aspects of reality. ...

Editorial: Professors should use open access resources

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October 22, 2019

This week is national open access week. The purpose is to encourage professors at universities across the country to use articles, textbooks, case studies and other course materials that are in the public domain.Students are paying a ridiculous large sum for textbooks. The average student pays for at least one textb...

Why climate change should be a nonpartisan issue

Why climate change should be a nonpartisan issue

photo courtesy of Bayley Baker

October 22, 2019

Columnist: Bayley Baker is a senior at Washburn University studying mass media and political science. The goal of this column is to mobilize and inspire Washburn students educating them on politics. 

Letter to the Editor: Remember to vote

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Submitted Scott Schwab

October 10, 2019

This is a letter to the editor from Scott Schwab, Kansas Secretary of State. The contents of the letter have been unedited by the Washburn Review. Dear Editor: In this busy harvest season, we want to remind Kansans to vote in the November 5 election. Municipal elections play a key role in determining leaders...

Editorial: Everyone deserves a break

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October 8, 2019

Well, we did it. We are finally in week eight of the semester. Who thought we would make it this far?I don’t know about you, but the Student Media staff is certainly ready for fall break. This break is well deserved for everyone on campus: students, faculty, staff and the family and friends that s...

The dangers of apathy

The dangers of apathy

Bayley Baker Contributor

October 8, 2019

Apathy is a lack of feeling, emotion and interest. It’s a state of indifference. An apathetic individual has an absence of concern about emotional, social, spiritual, philosophical and/or physical life and the world around them. Simply put, they don’t care.In today’s media-saturated world, it...