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Are there too many superhero movies?

Quantity vs. Quality: The Marvel Cinematic Universe is often derided by internet users (including myself) for drowning the film market, but it would a crime to ignore that (for the most part) they are great films for what they are. Pictured is Chris Hemsworth as Thor in 'Avengers: Endgame.'

Nicholas Solomon

August 19, 2019

There was a time where superhero films were a rarity. Wesley Snipes’ Blade. The Sam Raimi Spider-Man trilogy, The Punisher and X-men were some of the only superhero films existing. One of the subjective topics in film today is the over-saturation of superhero movies. Of course, this implies the Mar...

Who is Student Media?

Who is Student Media?

Abbie Barth, Copy Editor and Freelance Reporter

August 9, 2019

 Welcome to Washburn University. My name is Abbie Barth, and I am the editor-in-chief of The Washburn Review. If you are not aware, The Washburn Review is our school paper. We publish weekly on every Wednesday. Issues of the paper can be found at our newsstands throughout campus, typically being located in t...

10 Reasons high school graduates from Topeka should consider Washburn University

10 Reasons High School Graduates From Topeka Should Consider Washburn University

Justin Armbruster, contributor

July 15, 2019

For you or your student, the realization that high school graduation is quickly approaching can feel overwhelming. What’s next? What is my plan? Are common questions that all Juniors and Seniors have asked as they begin to explore life outside of high school. Even though there are all sorts of ...

Opinion: TPD Father’s Day Tweet

Joelle Conway

June 25, 2019

Serve and Protect? The Topeka Police Department posted an offensive tweet on Father’s Day, June 16. The tweet read, “Does your child’s father have warrants? Is he carrying around any drugs? Has he been committing any crimes? Want to give him a Father’s Day he’ll never forget? Call TPD and w...

Should we abort abortion in America?

Should we abort abortion in America?

DeyJa Cardenas

May 27, 2019

As a disclaimer, this article does not reflect the opinions and/or standpoints of the employees at the Washburn Review. This is strictly the opinion of the author. The author has chosen to include her personal experience in the article to elaborate on the effect that the recently passed abortion laws may or m...

Protesting with common sense?

Opinion General Cover Photo

April 22, 2019

The first time I saw the famous Phelps family protesters, I was in complete shock. I remember seeing a little boy, about five years old, standing on the corner of Washburn Campus, holding a sign that said, “God hates gays.” Initially, I was disgusted.The first thing that came to mind when I saw th...

Editorial: Is Facebook still relevant or is it losing its purpose?

Editorial General Cover Photo

April 16, 2019

Since the addition of Myspace, social media has become a trend. Everyone wanted to create and personalize their profiles and talk with friends. It was a new phenomenon that everyone was interested in. When Facebook first appeared on the social media scene, it was like an explosion. Everyone was creating...

Love is love, it does not define me

Love is love, it does not define me

April 16, 2019

I never really had a defining moment; I just always knew.When I was younger, my sister and I would stay at my grandpa’s house while my mom worked her 9-5. One summer morning, in the middle of a PBS kids’ episode, I turned to my grandpa and I told him, “I like girls too grandpa.” Without emotion,...

DEAR SMALLS

DEAR SMALLS

April 16, 2019

Dear Smalls,I work on campus too, what do you think of your campus job?-HeatheDear Heathe,I honestly love my job, I love helping people and I love writing, The Washburn Review has given me that opportunity to utilize both things I love. Granted, I don’t always agree with what my leaders say, but I re...

Letter from the editor: WE can do better

Morgan Holloway

April 2, 2019

During the past few weeks there’s been a lot of talk about how Washburn can do better. I do agree that Washburn can do better and I hope the students that have shared their voices feel like they are finally getting somewhere. Please know that I support you and there are faculty and staff that do hear...

Mentally prepare for the last six weeks

Mentally prepare for the last six weeks

April 2, 2019

As the weather warms up, trees begin to bud and the grass turns a happy shade of green, students can start to feel anxious and begin to lose motivation. Students are ready for warmth after an extremely long and wet winter, overwhelmed with the amount of homework and activities that are in full swing...

Why did you choose to come to Washburn?

Opinion General Cover Photo

March 25, 2019

Why did I choose Washburn?Recently, I had an eye opening conversation with a very respectable gentleman. He saw in me what I thought I lost. He told me “you’re a very inspiring young woman and you’re doing it.” He told me “you might not think you’re doing much, DeyJa, but think of all the ...