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Reader reactions: Officials’ trip to Samoa accomplished nothing

December 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Readers react to a column about the trip to Samoa that WSU President Kirk Schulz and Vice President of Student Affairs Mary Jo Gonzales took in August. Besides the trip, no real effort has been put toward communicating with Samoan or other Asian and Pacific islander student organizations on campus. The...

Farewell to editor-in-chief, not the Evergreen

GABRIELLA RAMOS, Evergreen editor-in-chief

December 11, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

I must say, turning over the keys to the editor-in-chief’s office will be bittersweet. This semester, the office has been more than a home to my endeavors as the leader of this publication. It has been a venue for tough conversations that have shaped the experience of many editors here. It has housed...

Letter to the editor: Dining Services needs better solution

RYAN MANNY | WSU

December 11, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dining Services is currently deciding between two “budget-neutral” policy changes in the dining centers to close the spending power gap between RDA and Cougar Cash. Both plans eliminate the 7.5 percent discount associated with Cougar Cash at the dining halls. The second goes further, increasing...

JF DD | Monuments guest column

Duncan Thomson, Guest columnist

December 11, 2017


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

Robert E. Lee tortured one of the people he owned for the crime of seeking freedom and ordered the wounds from his whipping to be rubbed with salt, Wesley Norris, one of his slaves, testified. Lee went on to be the commander of a bloody rebellion to keep what he considered to be his right. According...

Memories will not be forgotten

Memories will not be forgotten

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen sports editor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

I applied for a sports columnist role at the start of the 2016 academic year on the recommendation of my roommate, Alysen Boston, who worked as opinion editor for The Daily Evergreen. I didn’t know it at the time, but taking her advice was one of the best choices I made in my college career. Before...

Officials’ trip to Samoa accomplished nothing

Officials’ trip to Samoa accomplished nothing

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen columnist

December 8, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

A semester after several WSU administrators took a five-day trip to Samoa, many are still unsure as to whether the trip actually brought about any tangible change. WSU President Kirk Schulz and Vice President of Student Affairs Mary Jo Gonzales initiated the trip with the stated goal of learning how...

‘It ended up changing my life’

‘It ended up changing my life’

KATIE SHADLER, Evergreen reporter

December 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

News reporters have to become experts on science, farming, crime and the administration in a matter of days. But, they also have to have the sensitivity to talk to a passionate protester or a grieving mother, uncovering most things that one shouldn’t and never will, leaving myself and a lot of others...

Pushed me to grow

Pushed me to grow

KELSEY JONES, Visitor's Guide Magazine editor

December 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

I showed up to my interview in a full pantsuit before I had even started school at WSU, and I was nearly late to the interview because I couldn’t find the newsroom. Three and a half years later, I spend almost as much time in the basement of Murrow as I do in my apartment. Student Media pushed me...

If net neutrality ends, everyone will be affected

If net neutrality ends, everyone will be affected

RIDGE PETERSON, Evergreen columnist

November 30, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The internet is omnipresent in modern life, and an important tool with which we can learn, share and discover new information. If the FCC votes to end net neutrality on Dec. 14, it wouldn’t just be individual freedoms that we would lose. The potential restrictions on internet use would hurt academic...

Tax bill would disparage grad students

Tax bill would disparage grad students

JACKSON FERDERER, Evergreen columnist

November 30, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

If Congress passes the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, many graduate students at WSU will be negatively affected. Proposed as a way to stimulate job growth and improve the real income of the average American, it is little more than a giveaway to the rich at the expense of the lower- and middle-class. Grad...

Reader reactions: 30 new bike racks coming to campus

November 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Readers react to an article about WSU Transportation Services adding or replacing about 30 bike racks around campus starting in the spring. The increase in the number of racks will be about 40 percent. Transportation Services is also planning to start a campaign to help students navigate Pullman through...

Snake River dams another example of Native American exploitation

Snake River dams another example of Native American exploitation

MOHAMED SALEM, Evergreen columnist

November 29, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

The history of Native Americans has always been a morality tale. Since the establishment of the U.S., policies have never taken indigenous tribes into account. There is a strong connection between the indigenous Nez Perce tribe and salmon, said Gary Dorr, former chairman of the Nez Perce tribe General...