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Foley Institute is a valuable resource

Foley Institute is a valuable resource

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen columnist

October 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Some classes require participation in Foley Institute events for extra credit or class points, but students should go to these events regardless of what their classes demand. It goes without saying that college is a place where students are encouraged to learn and grow into productive members of society,...

Reader reactions: Prioritize academics above athletics

October 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Readers react to a column about how WSU should make its academic programs a higher priority than its athletic programs. The university should seek to brand itself as an institution with quality education and research, rather than just one with a winning football team. Read the full article here. Brendan Smith: “Achievement in sports (specifically football) brings attention to the school. The attention attracts donors ...

Churches need to embrace multiculturalism

Churches need to embrace multiculturalism

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen columnist

October 12, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

For many students and community members, religious faith plays an important role in expressing culture. But that culture is not always accurately represented by religious leaders, especially in a town like Pullman. I think most people would agree that in its ideal form, religion is an instrument of...

Reader reactions: UW denies ASWSU Global’s request for Apple Cup tickets

October 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Readers react to an article about the University of Washington denying 80 Apple Cup group tickets to ASWSU Global. The UW director of group and digital sales stated that they are only permitted to sell tickets to UW fans. ASWSU Global was limited to 20 single tickets instead because of the increasing...

Prioritize academics above athletics

Prioritize academics above athletics

RIDGE PETERSON, Evergreen columnist

October 12, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

College athletics departments dominate media attention, spend millions of dollars every year and are a major source of pride for college students and alumni. But to a large degree, the emphasis on sports often drowns out the importance of education in college life. As a fan of Cougar athletics myself,...

Reader reactions: Limited resident parking on College Hill discussed

October 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Readers react to an article about the Pullman City Council possibly displacing street-parked vehicles on College Hill during university breaks in order to perform maintenance, such as snow, leaf and gravel removal. Read the full article here. Daniel Stuart Hoffman: “Pullman is happy to take the revenue that having a major university in town brings, but absolutely useless when it comes to rep...

Students, respect thy townie neighbors

Students, respect thy townie neighbors

SHELBY STANWOOD, Evergreen columnist

October 11, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Thinking of Pullman, two words come to mind: College town. Nine months out of the year, the city limits are bursting at the seams with students of differing lifestyles. Although there are outliers, most students living near campus are generalized as social beings with a knack for staying up late and...

Reader reactions: Las Vegas tragedy emphasizes need for gun control

October 11, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Readers react to a column about the mass shooting in Las Vegas on Oct. 1 that left about 60 dead and nearly 500 wounded. According to the column, legislatures need to regulate firearms more extensively to prevent tragedies like this one from repeating. Read the full column here.  Nathan Dragich: “I find it ironic that those who say they want gun control have no ap...

Letter to the editor: Do not legalize gun silencers

PAT BATES | Clarkston

October 10, 2017


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Common sense, a hearing aid, a belief in humanity? What is going to make Cathy McMorris Rodgers quit working for the NRA and protect the people? Why would she want to hide a bill that would allow gun silencers to be bought by anyone? Why would she support hiding the bill in a seemingly good bill entitled...

Reader reactions: USC player under investigation for allegedly shoving WSU fan

October 5, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Readers react to an article about a University of Southern California football player allegedly shoving a WSU fan to the ground as fans rushed the field following WSU’s win on Friday. The incident was caught on video. WSU police have reached out to USC and the player, Liam Jimmons, who has been discipl...

Las Vegas tragedy emphasizes need for gun control

Las Vegas tragedy emphasizes need for gun control

Mohamed Salem, Evergreen columnist

October 4, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Imagine attending a concert with your family, friends or significant other and it ending abruptly in gunfire. Fifty-nine Las Vegas tourists died Sunday night at a country concert across the street from Mandalay Bay Resort, following nine straight minutes of shooting. I arrived in Las Vegas early Monday...

Reader reactions: Pac-12 fines WSU for fans storming field

October 4, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Readers react to the Pac-12 deciding to fine WSU $25,000 because fans rushed the field to celebrate after a 30-27 win over University of Southern California. This is the second time WSU fans rushed the field this season. The rule is to allow the visiting team, staff members and officials to exit the...