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OPINION: Food Not Bombs is a massive benefit to Palouse community

Food Not Bombs provides support and food to those in need in the Palouse community.

MAKAYLA NORTH, Evergreen columnist

October 15, 2020

Most of us are aware the consumerist attitude of our society means more “fresh” food will be produced than stores can possibly sell. If you’ve worked at a grocery store before, like I have, you probably know where most of the excess goes: unable to be sold under store policy, masses of quality...

OPINION: Voting by mail will boost voter participation

Voting by mail ensures that everyone can make their political voices heard.

JOEY FRANKLIN, Evergreen columnist

October 15, 2020

Every American citizen has a civic responsibility to vote and let their voice be heard. Because it’s a presidential election year — especially in the middle of a pandemic — the ability to vote safely is more important than ever. The safety of voting has been a multi-faceted issue amidst the...

OPINION: Voting is crucial for civic engagement

Voting is one of the most important ways for American citizens to influence how their government runs.

MADELINE GREER, Evergreen columnist

October 15, 2020

Every four years, Americans have the opportunity to vote for a presidential nominee. We also have elections at other times to elect city, county, state and federal officials. This has been a bizarre year with a pandemic sweeping across the country and the world. The upcoming presidential election will...

OPINION: Countdown to the 3rd: Picking a winner

2016 took us all by surprise, but with careful number-crunching, we might be able to get a more accurate prediction this year.

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor

October 14, 2020

“You got to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em, Know when to walk away, and know when to run.” -Kenny Rogers, “The Gambler” Some men neglect their wives and families and take to the horse racing track, watching flared nostrils and pounding hooves, praying for a shot at the ...

OPINION: Sexual education curriculum will inform today’s youth

Kids need to be educated in a healthy, safe environment. If they can't get that at home, it's up to schools to teach them comprehensive sex ed.

DIANA RIOS, Evergreen columnist

October 14, 2020

There are countless issues surrounding the subject of sex and the youth, whether it's teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, sexual assault or domestic violence. The public education system has evolved from teaching an abstinence-based curriculum paired with an insubstantial lesson on human...

OPINION: Presidential election will help determine fate of US reproductive rights

The debate over reproductive rights continues to rage in the presidential debates and in the Supreme Court.

MACKENNA ROWE, Evergreen columnist

October 14, 2020

Election day is less than a month away, and there are many policies left to discuss. President Donald Trump leans toward pro-life while Biden leans toward pro-choice. This debate is one of the most controversial, so it’s essential to do the research, and especially to understand how the presidential...

OPINION: Risque Halloween costumes have gone too far

Halloween costumes tread a fine line every year between being funny and tasteless — it's important to keep that in mind.

GRACE LAPIERRE, Evergreen columnist

October 14, 2020

Halloween is supposed to be spooky. But among college students and some other adults, it can seem like spooky season has turned into sexy season. While I have not gone out for Halloween in years, and my favorite holiday has been reduced to scary movie night, I still like to look at costumes. My roommate...

OPINION: Self-care is important

Self-care and mental health are just as important as physical health.


October 14, 2020

Midterms are almost over, which means students should remember that self-care is important. Whether it be listening to music or making time to rest and relax, it is essential in order to recharge our capsules to perform better in our daily lives. “If you don’t take care of yourself, you lose your...

OPINION: Calculus is the foundation for all science

Calculus helps students of all persuasions learn and understand math and science.

HANNA YUZYUK, Evergreen columnist

October 14, 2020

If someone decides to be a STEM student, having myriads of prerequisites beforehand preps them for their professions. I am certainly not an exception. I was faced with calculus for my future career as a microbiologist, which I believed to be a drag at the beginning, but ended up being a major benefit...

OPINION: Presidential debates need to address climate change

For the presidential debates to treat climate change like an afterthought does everyone a disservice.

MACKENNA ROWE, Evergreen columnist

October 13, 2020

Earth is not doing well, and the next president will help determine if there will be more detrimental effects. President Donald Trump’s policies are benefiting businesses at the expense of our environment. Joe Biden openly supports reducing pollutants and greenhouse gases, which will help slow climate...

OPINION: Vegetarianism isn’t a cure-all

Vegetarianism and veganism can be good, but you need to ensure you get the right nutrients and vitamins.

HANNA YUZYUK, Evergreen columnist

October 13, 2020

If you look at celebrities today, you will notice that many follow a new fad diet focused around vegetarianism. Fans want to mimic their idols in everything, including eating habits. There are many reasons to become vegetarian, but I want to highlight some of the health benefits. Let’s look together...

OPINION: Pumpkins are fall’s ideal treat

There's a reason pumpkins are the ideal fall treat — they're delicious.

GRACE LAPIERRE, Evergreen columnist

October 13, 2020

I went to get groceries, caving into my monthslong desire to eat something pumpkin-flavored, only to find Walmart and Safeway were out of pumpkin puree. So, my roommate bought me a pie pumpkin, and we pureed it ourselves. While I like pumpkin things year-round and will make pumpkin bread if I can...

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