2011-2012 WSGA Candidates!


Make your voice heard in WSGA Elections! We’re all about community improvement here at Top City Live, but it starts on campus with us! This week WU students will have the chance to cast their votes for the next President and Vice President of the student body. These positions are of great importance, not only to the campus, but also to the community. The students that hold these roles will be responsible for overseeing the efforts of the Washburn Student Government Association, whose work includes working closely with the community on various projects. Our elected student leaders are widely respected in the community, and it has often been these student leaders that have initiated some of Washburn’s biggest community initiatives such as the “Can Emporia” canned food drive, and the lecture series. Make sure to take a few minutes to read up on the candidates and to cast your vote [...]


A Modern Way to Save


Although the stock market is showing a somewhat consistent upward trend, people are still looking to save every penny they can! With the idea of savings in mind, several internet-based startups have been founded within recent years. Groupon, a coupon buying service founded in 2008, has recently gained quite a bit of popularity! The idea of this service is to offer a “daily deal” in which a user can buy a voucher which represents a higher value when used. For instance, if I were to buy a “$7 for $15″ voucher, I would bring my coupon printout to the store and it basically serves as $15. Total savings: $8. Not too shabby. Now… you can’t use your coupon immediately! You have to wait for the deal to “tip”, which means that a certain number of users must buy the same coupon you did. Once the tipping point is met, all [...]


Voters Guide

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On Tuesday, voters will take to the polls in Primary City Council elections in Districts 2, 4, 6 and 8. District 6 includes Washburn University and there are currentlyfour


YOUR Vision for Downtown!

Downtown Topeka

YOU can help improve downtown Topeka! The Washburn Society for Human Resource Management will be hosting William Beteta, Executive Director for Heartland Visioning, on campus Wednesday, February 23rd from 3:00-4:00 PM to solicit student ideas on what WE want to see downtown look like! This will be held in Vogel Room, Student Union. This is YOUR chance to have your say on what should be included in the final plan to revitalize downtown! There is every possibility that YOUR idea will make it into the master plan! CLICK HERE to register for the event on Facebook! Hope to see you there! If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail us at!


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Welcome to Top City Live! Top City Live came about as the idea of a group of Washburn students committed to seeing students engage as active members of the Topeka Community. Our mission is to provide positive information to WU students about events, opportunities, and ways to be involved with Topeka. In addition, we strive to provide students with ways to take an active role in shaping the future of our community. This website is one of the tools we use to accomplish that mission. Check back often for the latest on great things happening here in Topeka, and for information on what Top City Live is doing to help you get connected to OUR community!