The Washburn Review

Columnist supports Obama for president

Travis Perry

February 4, 2008

I'm not the most vocal or political person out there, mainly because I'm not very eloquent when I get in an argument with people. Even so, anyone who's been around me has probably heard me say at one point or another that my vote is locked up for Barack Obama. The key excuse against him that I keep ...

Media beating dead presidential horse

Review's View

February 4, 2008

Tomorrow is Super Tuesday, when between bouts of either crying over the loss of one's chosen team in that other "Super" event or the amount of hot wings and processed cheese one has consumed the Sunday prior, one must summon a new burst of energy to once again ride the wave of presidential primarie...

Ethanol not viable answer to American oil dependence

Andrew Roland

February 4, 2008

Last June, the leaders of our nation declared that by 2022 the United States should be producing 36 billion gallons of ethanol yearly. Currently, this means that factories across the country are springing to life, turning corn into the foulest whiskey this side of McCormick's. The bad news is that t...

Columnist urges voters to focus on issues rather than race, gender

Jessica Rezac

February 4, 2008

On Jan. 8 Gloria Steinem challenged the readers of her New York Times editorial to imagine a presidential candidate who differed from the majority of prior candidates who appeared on previous presidential ballots in two areas-she was black and a woman. Steinem predicted that her readers would de...

College newspapers: keeping journalism real

ReAnne Utemark

January 28, 2008

I am not entirely aware of how people use their Washburn Review. Some, hopefully, read it and garner information about Washburn's campus. Others probably use it as an umbrella, a free Sudoku or crossword puzzle, a paper airplane or the lining of a birdcage. If someone is reading this they obviousl...

Professors should use textbooks more

Review's View

January 28, 2008

With the start of school comes new pens, notebooks and, of course, textbooks. The regular grumble about textbooks usually surrounds the bookstore. Students often come away from buying textbooks with their wallets hurting. However, another important aspect to consider is how much your professor uses...

Guest Columnist

Chelsea Chaney

December 10, 2007

I have served on WSGA as a senator for nearly three years. During that time, I have heard many a complaint come through that office from students. Topics have included things like smoking on campus, food quality, recycling, etc. However, this year the office has been swarmed with complaints about the parking situation on campus. Students have called complaining about how they have been unable to find any place to park and how it is absurd that they have to walk up to 10 minutes in order to get to class. Personally, I think everyone who is complaining about parking is overreacting. Yes, we have just more than 7,000 students attending Washburn right now. However, not all of those students are on campus at once. Washburn's parking lots can hold several thousand vehicles, which is more than enough to accommodate student parking. There is no reason someone looking for parking cannot find a spot. The catch is you might have to search for a bit or park a little further away than you might like to. Parking is free on this campus, which is something uncommon for most colleges. If one looks at parking on other campuses, they will find that its expensive (to the tune of several hundred dollars a year) and that most students at those campuses will still tell you that finding a parking spot is troublesome. I think it's great that Washburn offers free parking and that it also does a good job about maintaining and operating the parking lots. The parking lots are monitored security cameras; the police patrol the parking lots and are also very helpful with unlocking and jump starting cars for students. The best part about all theses services is that they are free to students. If students are really going to complain because they cannot find a parking lot close to their classroom, take a few minutes to plan out your day better. If it has been taking you 10 minutes to find a parking spot close to your class room, then travel to the other side of campus and find a spot quickly and spend the 10 minutes normally used for searching to walk to your classroom instead. Parking on this campus is guaranteed in the respect that students will always be able to find a spot. There is, however, no guarantee that the spot you find will be close to your classroom and that's OK. This campus isn't large any means. It's only 1/2 a mile across, which means it shouldn't take anyone longer than 10 minutes to walk across campus. So from now on, take a little more time to plan out your day and don't be afraid to walk a little bit in order to get to class. Besides, a little walking never hurt anyone. Patrick MuenksWashburn student

Credit cards threaten college students


Kylie Croley

December 3, 2007

What is your biggest fear? This is a common interview question that students hear when applying for programs, internships and jobs. It is usually followed with a common answer, such as death. But I have a much different answer. My answer is more realistic. My answer is something that college ...

Vote – our generation depends on it

Elise Short

December 3, 2007

Be informed. A call has been made to our generation, and that call is to be informed and vote. I've had the opportunity to learn this lesson firsthand by taking a course taught by Dr. Bob Beatty, titled Contemporary American Politics. Through this course I've traveled to Iowa with my group of classmat...

All we actually need is… reality

Paul Goebel

December 3, 2007

Something I've been seeing lately here on campus has got me thinking about a question that is a quandary to philosophers and thinkers everywhere: What is reality? The thing that piqued my interest was seeing students, mostly men, out in real winter weather dressed like they are going to the be...

Heap up on side dishes


Jeannine Snyder

November 19, 2007

Don't eat the turkey. It sounds simple enough, yet once everyone sits down at the dining table, things may not be so straight-forward. Peer pressure may set in coupled with the flavorful aroma wafting from the perfectly-cooked bird. Resist. Sure, it smells like good ol' home cooking, thank...

How to quit smoking for holidays

Melissa Treolo

November 19, 2007

Oh the heavenly delights of smoking. First the initial light-up, and then you are just milliseconds away from the bliss that comes from inhaling and then exhaling that oh so lovely, nicotine saturated, carcinogenic cloud of smoke. You are cool. Your sense of purpose in a world full of chaos is now de...