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Letter to freshmen: Be active on campus

Letter to freshmen: Be active on campus

JORDAN FROST, ASWSU President
August 11, 2017
Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion, Showcase

Welcome home to the “promised land” of the Palouse. This is such a special time to be in Pullman, as Cougs from all across the world make their way back to WSU, which truly creates an incredibly infectious energy around town. Cougs represent the best our state has to offer, and regardless of background,...

Letter to freshmen: Enjoy the city of Pullman

Letter to freshmen: Enjoy the city of Pullman

GLENN JOHNSON, Pullman Mayor
August 11, 2017
Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

Welcome to Pullman, and for those returning, welcome back. We’ve been busy over the summer. For those of you who were here for summer classes, you’ve seen a few traffic snarls as the state fixed Highway 270 through town. Some complained that they were delayed in traffic by 20 minutes. Twenty minutes!...

Green Dot needs more student support to be successful

Green Dot needs more student support to be successful

MOHAMED SALEM, Evergreen columnist
August 11, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

WSU has been strongly committed to preventing sexual assault, dating violence and stalking through accessible resources to all students. One of its best resources is the Green Dot workshop during Alive! orientation. Green Dot started at WSU in 2011 when the Health Promotion Program at Health &...

Letter to freshmen: Follow academic pursuits and join the community

Letter to freshmen: Follow academic pursuits and join the community

KIRK SCHULZ, WSU President
August 11, 2017
Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

It’s a delight and an honor to welcome you to WSU. I hope you will take full advantage of our Week of Welcome activities and the opportunities they provide to meet other Cougs, get involved in campus life, and have a little fun before the academic year officially kicks off. You have made a wise...

Week of Welcome start date isolates new students

Week of Welcome start date isolates new students

GAVIN PIELOW, Evergreen columnist
August 11, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Learning what it’s like to be a Coug; that’s what Summer Orientation and Week of Welcome are about. Both preparatory programs have witnessed significant modifications this year. The mission of New Student Programs is “to provide a plethora of experiences,” said Amanda Morgan, director of...

Utilize opportunities and resources on campus early

RIDGE PETERSON, Evergreen columnist
August 11, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

For those entering college, starting this new stage of life can be a daunting and stressful experience. Luckily, there are strategies that new students can use to help adjust to the college lifestyle and be successful. Understanding that freshman year will be a stressful time regardless of your background...

Letter to freshmen: Be aware of local laws and offenses

Letter to freshmen: Be aware of local laws and offenses

GARY JENKINS, Pullman Police Chief
August 11, 2017
Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

On behalf of the Pullman Police Department, I wish to welcome new and returning WSU students to Pullman! My staff and I are committed to the safety of everyone in our community, and we will do whatever we can to provide a safe environment for those living and learning in Pullman. We ask all WSU st...

Privatizing air traffic control affects Pullman

Privatizing air traffic control affects Pullman

RIDGE PETERSON, Evergreen columnist
July 19, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

The Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport, which is currently undergoing expansion, would be among the many small airports affected if President Donald Trump’s plan to privatize air traffic control is implemented. One outspoken critic of the plan is Pullman Mayor Glenn Johnson, who is a member of the...

Reader reactions: Students to pay extra for tuition in coming year

July 19, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Readers react to an article about the increased tuition rate. Tuition will be raised $206, or a 2.2 percent increase, which was approved by the Board of Regents. The $3.2 million will go toward paying faculty, staff and graduate students. This is the first increase in two years, with a 10 percent decrease...

Reader reactions: Quarters are more flexible than semesters

July 12, 2017
Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

Readers react to a column about the benefits of the quarter system. WSU is the only public university in the state that does not follow the quarter system, which makes each semester one-eighth of a student’s college career. There is little room for error in a semester system, when quarters all...

MSA prayer room inadequate for Muslim population

MSA prayer room inadequate for Muslim population

MOHAMED SALEM, Evergreen columnist
July 12, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Muslim students are one of the most significantly increasing minorities on WSU’s campus since the 1980s, and students have raised concerns about a bigger prayer room. Muslim students have a registered student organization, the Muslim Student Association (MSA), located in an office room on the t...

Quarters are more flexible than semesters

Quarters are more flexible than semesters

GAVIN PIELOW, Evergreen columnist
July 5, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Only one public university in the state of Washington compels students into a semester-based academic calendar. Even every community college in the Evergreen state employs the quarter system. WSU would be better off to follow suit. A quarter system authorizes students to better concentrate thei...