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To porn or not to porn

To porn or not to porn
February 21, 2019

The debate on whether pornography is bad or good has been settled by many studies. For example, a 2014 Cambridge study by Donald Hilton, MD, found that the brains of those addicted to pornography light...

The power of poetry and words

February 21, 2019

Words matter. Poetry has the power to save and change lives. I have been fortunate enough to attend several open mic nights in the Topeka area, and through that, have come across one of the most supportive...

Hello vitamin D, goodbye slump days

Hello vitamin D, goodbye slump days
February 19, 2019

The piratic storms that Kansas has conceived over this past week has taken a toll on my wallet as well as my energy. Our vitamin D seems to be hibernating behind the snow clouds, holding our vitamin D...

DEAR SMALLS Issue 19

DEAR SMALLS Issue 19
February 18, 2019

Dear Smalls,My car has this setting which shows me numbers next to a small digital photo of my car where each of my tires are located and I’m not entirely sure where I can get that checked out for a...

Editorial: Environmentalism at Washburn

Editorial: Environmentalism at Washburn
February 12, 2019

Environmentalism is becoming a more prominent movement across the nation. Change starts by discussing problematic situations and cultivating possible solutions. Student Media has some green propositions...

Valentine’s Day is heartless in 2019

Heartbreaking loss: After 116 years as America’s confectionery currency of affection, Conversation Sweethearts have met their chalky end. No one really liked the taste of the weird little candies, but they gave us all something to hate.
February 11, 2019

Hearts are breaking all over the place after a big announcement from NECCO. New England Confectionery Company went out of business last year after serving their Sweethearts conversation candy for over...

DEAR SMALLS Issue 18

Ask Smalls
February 11, 2019

Dear Smalls,I was working on my computer and the guy across from me, at a different table, went to the bathroom and left his stuff behind. I saw a girl leave him a note, when he got back, he asked if I...

What are five important values I think the younger me could have known sooner?

Opinion General Cover Photo
February 4, 2019

If I could tell the younger me five important values that helped shape my growing up they would be to believe in your gut, speak your mind, respect and love yourself, ask for advice but don’t live by...

DEAR SMALLS Issue 17

DEAR SMALLS Issue 17
February 2, 2019

Dear Smalls,How can I tell my boyfriend that I feel like he should be devoting more time and energy into our relationship without sounding controlling?-XCIIDearest XCII,I would say it just like that, “Boyfriend,...

DEAR SMALLS Issue 16

Ask Smalls
January 27, 2019

Dear Smalls,What kind of coffee do you order from the Union corner store? I can never make up my mind.-loca mochaDear Loca Mocha,Ask for something hot, caffeinated and sweet.Feel special. I just gave you...

Is WU 101 a waste of time?

Is WU 101 a waste of time?
January 27, 2019

WU 101 is not a waste of time.I am a non-traditional college student. I dropped out of high school in the middle of my sophomore year and I acquired my GED within the 5 months of living in Kansas after...

Banning books robs students of education and entertainment

Banning books robs students of education and entertainment
January 24, 2019

As Washburn begins integrating Themester into Spring 2019 courses, it has led me to think about the topic of banning books from schools and libraries. Books are an educational source, so the idea of banning...

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