The Washburn Review

Why did you choose to come to Washburn?

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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 ...

Letter to the editor: Diversity and Seclusion?

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Contributor

March 25, 2019

Washburn University, a university that prides itself on cultural diversity, open-mindedness, education and above all, the freedom to engage with others and learn from one another, or at least that’s what the foundation ideology of Washburn is supposed to be about.What do we do when due to political agendas,...

Opinion: Whatever happened to forgive and forget?

Opinion: Whatever happened to forgive and forget?

March 22, 2019

More and more, people are losing their jobs, their ability to support their families, due to past moments of indiscretion. It’s one thing to do something currently and lose your job, especially if whatever it is reflects poorly on your employer. There are clear-cut guidelines to define a code of con...

Opinion: Why public schools need updated history books

Opinion: Why public schools need updated history books

March 19, 2019

Every history textbook will contain some bias, however, incorporating more viewpoints and perspectives of different groups of people would be beneficial in history classes.Nations want younger generations to think highly of their country. Many times history textbooks demonstrate one-sidedness or blanketed information to...

Editorial: WU Can Do Better

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Washburn Review

March 19, 2019

Racism, Transphobia, Sexism, Ableism, Homophobia and every other form of bigotry are deeply ingrained in our society. While over time, such ideas have become less acceptable, the sheer volume of hate has arose as apologists continue to give excuses as justification. Because of this rise of rooted idea...

DEAR SMALLS Issue 22

DEAR SMALLS Issue 22

March 19, 2019

Dear Smalls,What do you do when your own culture rejects you? I have very strong beliefs that are outside of the norm of my culture. What do I do?-ConsciencesDear Consciences,As someone who is constantly challenging my cultural norms, I think this is a great question. Personally, I think a culture is w...

Parking woes tend to muck up my day

Parking woes tend to muck up my day

March 5, 2019

Parking is always a hassle and we beat this subject to death, but days like today really get under my skin and no amount of emails explaining the situation will ease the torment of my mind as I walk from the softball field to the union in frigid temperatures whether or not there is snow on the ground....

Whispers venture across Washburn’s campus

Whispers venture across Washburn's campus

March 5, 2019

The walk around campus is a beautiful one. You can hear birds chiming familiar tunes, students sharing laughs and whispers of unforetold information, and the whispers sometimes have enough power to crawl on our skin like a million tiny fire ants.As I was venturing from class to class, I reconciled c...

DEAR SMALLS Issue 21

DEAR SMALLS Issue 21

March 5, 2019

Dear Smalls,I can’t figure out what to do for a summer job. I want to keep growing with my academic career so that I don’t lose touch with my goals over the summer, help?-SummerPLSDear SummerPLS,That is an incredibly smart mindset to have. I’ve heard so many tales of peers dropping out because summer ate their mot...

Philosophy addresses assumptions about many subjects

Philosophy addresses assumptions about many subjects

March 4, 2019

The whetstone, from prehistoric times to now, the instrument in a rudimentary form or as the meticulously made tool, has been used by many a bladesmith and other people to sharpen other tools, including knives, scythes, axes and more. Not everyone uses it daily, of course, and its importance is igno...

Letter to the Editor

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contributors: Cedrick Henderson Smith Melissa Tovar

March 4, 2019

Last summer I spent close to thirty hours planning a female leadership conference that focused on empowering politically active women. I was inspired to pursue the idea when six of the seven university student body presidents elected for the 2017-2018 school year at Kansas universities were women.  We m...

DEAR SMALLS Issue 20

DEAR SMALLS Issue 20

February 26, 2019

Dear Smalls,I recently got myself into a predicament and I heard that you answer relationship advice, so here goes..Long story short, I have been with my girlfriend for 3 years, she doesn’t go to Washburn and has changed so much since I first met her. She started drinking, partying and lying excess...