The Washburn Review

Editorial: College midterms

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October 1, 2019

Midterms are one of the most anticipated yet least enjoyable exams of the semester. They come for most of us in the weeks leading up to Fall Break. Sometimes they are easy, but sometimes they aren’t. When it comes to midterms, though, there is still hope. Whether your midterm is a participation-only ty...

Editorial: College students need to register to vote

Editorial: College students need to register to vote

EDITORIAL

September 24, 2019

Voting is a hot-button topic in the country and has been for a while.Washburn held an event for National Voter Registration Day Tuesday, Sept. 24. The purpose of the event was to educate attendees about the importance of voting and encourage them to register.So, why does Washburn make it a priority...

Why electing women matters

Columnist: Bayley Baker is a senior at Washburn University studying mass media and political science. She enjoys reading, writing and watching makeup tutorials on YouTube. The goal of this column is to mobilize and inspire Washburn students by educating them on politics.

Bayley BakerContributor

September 23, 2019

Women make up roughly 50% of the population in the United States. It seems logical to me that those numbers should be reflected in who represents us politically at the governmental level. But that’s not the case. Women currently hold less than 25% of all seats in Congress. Voting for women matters regard...

Editorial: The amount of student platforms is overwhelming

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September 17, 2019

Washburn students spend a lot of time on D2L and MyWashburn. The two platforms are manageable, but adding in a multitude of other platforms is where life starts to become messy.Students and faculty use the following platforms, oftentimes simultaneously: the official Washburn website, Navigate, Degree ...

My ideal political candidate

Bayley Baker Contributor

September 16, 2019

Unless you live under a rock, you’re probably aware that there has been a great deal of chatter surrounding the 2020 presidential primaries as of late. The election may still be hundreds of days away, but the primary process is well underway — and it’s dominating the news cycle.Making sense o...

Editorial: Use your freedom of speech while you still can

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September 10, 2019

As college students, we have a luxury that a lot of other Americans don’t get to enjoy—unadulterated freedom of speech.The transition between high school and the work force is unique for everyone, but college students, or at least students of public colleges, have the opportunity to explore their...

Opinion: Why do Americans unite under tragedy?

Opinion: Why do Americans unite under tragedy?

Jaluan Newson

September 10, 2019

When tragedy strikes, its target is sporadic and it affects many. Tragedy isn’t motivated by societal influences. Dylann Roof was racially and religiously motivated when he murdered African Americans at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church but it left not just African Americans or African Amer...

Opinion: Music is a fantastic theme for homecoming

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Adam White

September 3, 2019

Music is a fantastic theme for homecoming. The huge variety of music genres makes it a universally appreciated and relatable theme. As long as an individual is allowed to freely explore their musical tastes, nearly everyone can say they genuinely enjoy some form of music from this artist or that arti...

Why college students should care about politics

Bayley Baker Contributor

September 3, 2019

I get it. You’re busy. When you’re a college student with hours of homework due on any given day, plus the added responsibilities of a part-time job (or two or three), keeping up with a social life and getting enough sleep at night, it can be hard to care about things that seemingly don’t impact you directly. Y...

Editorial: Why you should get involved on campus

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September 3, 2019

The start of a new school year is an exciting time. Lots of activities are happening on campus. Attending campus events are as fun as you make them. If you go into anything with a bad attitude, you’ll never gain the absolute best experience you could have had. For freshman especially, attending e...

Why you should add voter registration to your back to school to-do list

Bayley Baker is a senior at Washburn University studying mass media and political science. She enjoys reading, writing and watching makeup tutorials on YouTube. The goal of this column is to mobilize and inspire Washburn students by educating them on politics.

Bayley Baker Contributor

August 27, 2019

I like to think of the dawn of a new school year as a fresh start. It’s a new year with new people and new possibilities. But getting started on the right foot takes some work, and what better foot to start on than a politically informed and active one? It may seem bothersome, but adding one more t...

Vote with your money

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Abbie Barth WASHBURN REVEW

August 27, 2019

It seems like every few weeks there is a new company that people suggest boycotting because of a recent scandal or discovery of unethical behavior. The people who tend to start the boycott-bandwagon are celebrities and then it grows with their band of trusty fans following suit. SoulCycle and Equinox, ...