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Linking Suspension & Incarceration:Cuffing the Kids

Evangeline Lacroix, Editor in Chief

December 9, 2015

Filed under Culture, Politics, The District

It’s the unruly students in the corner of a classroom, the ones who tell fart jokes instead of math answers. Who disobey and talk back to adults. These are the students that teachers rarely know what to do with. They are th...

From Yellow Umbrellas to the 99%: Succeeding and Failing at Protest

Maxwell Glas

May 12, 2015

Filed under Commentary, Politics

Here is where they gather, the streets and the squares. They gather in the plazas of the gleaming island metropolis, with its numerous glass and metallic skyscrapers. Hong Kong—a global center for culture, business, and fi...

Shaming the poor: Legislative proposals limit assistance

Rachel Falek, Editor In Chief

April 14, 2015

Filed under Commentary, Politics

If signed this week by Gov. Sam Brownback, the Kansas House Bill 2258 will restrict recipients of the federal aid program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), from using that money to go to the movies, spa, na...

The political hyphen: Challenging naming customs through hyphenation

Sam Bermas-Dawes

April 9, 2015

Filed under Commentary, Culture, Politics

A hyphen connects two things previously separated, like a marriage or a chemical bond. When put in between surnames, hyphens create a double-barrel surname that meshes surnames together. This tiny punctuation mark became a big deal in post-Wo...

Students Against Sexual Violence demand change

Antoinette D’Addario

April 6, 2015

Filed under Campus Life, Commentary, Politics

Rallying cries filled the quad after Amanda Gould yelled “I’m f***ing angry” into a megaphone from the steps of Battelle. She was one of dozens gathered to protest the university’s failure to address sexual assault. They gat...