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We must support our local bands

We must support our local bands

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen columnist

January 27, 2020

“The imminent demise of the large record companies as gatekeepers of the world's popular music is a good thing, for the most part.” So says David Byrne, guitarist for noted '80s new-wave band Talking Heads. I, for one, tend to agree with the opinion of anyone wearing a suit several sizes too large,...

Pullman should use AI for care services

Pullman should use AI for care services

KATIE LANE, Evergreen columnist

January 27, 2020

Out here on the Palouse, we do not get the grand reserve of the incredible urban technological advancements that are flooding large scale cities. One look at Tokyo and you may feel like you are in a future dystopian young adult novel. Other cities may have multi-million-dollar light rails for public...

Whitman County needs a drug taskforce

Whitman County needs a drug taskforce

GUS WATERS, Evergreen columnist

January 27, 2020

Whitman County needs to double down on its efforts to fight opioid addiction and create a Whitman County opioid task force to respond to the growing opioid problem. “Illegal heroin [has] seen an increase in in this area,” Gary Jenkins, Pullman Police Department chief of police, said. “It’s...

OPINION: Citizens must research before voting

OPINION: Citizens must research before voting

DANIELLE DENNEHY, Evergreen columnist

January 24, 2020

Throughout our lives the consistent presence of politics gives young Americans the basic understanding of what an election means for the country: a new president. But what it often fails to do is explain to new voters what information they want to have before making a major decision in a presidential...

OPINION: Wait longer on dropping classes

OPINION: Wait longer on dropping classes

HALEY BRICKWEDEL, Evergreen columnist

January 24, 2020

College offers a chance to change and mature. Providing a path to the future; picking a major, an apartment or dorm, roommates or no roommates and when to drop a class and when to add courses. With so much going on in your day-to-day life it can become difficult to choose right from wrong. Everything...

OPINION: Canvas a better choice for WSU

OPINION: Canvas a better choice for WSU

ANTHONY TORCHIA, Evergreen columnist

January 24, 2020

If you are currently a student here, there is often a very likely chance that you have experienced Blackboard, which is the standard learning management system in use on all WSU campuses. This online software, to which each student and professor has an account and access, houses information, assignments...

“Norman F**king Rockwell” achieved brilliance

“Norman F**king Rockwell” achieved brilliance

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen editor-in-chief

January 23, 2020

“God damn, man child." So begins Lana Del Rey's seventh full-length studio album. She did it. She finally made a perfect album. "Norman F**king Rockwell!" opens with heavy piano that's oddly reminiscent of Elton John and Carole King, both of whom Lana's cited as heavy influences on her music. ...

WSU needs to rethink athletics spending

WSU needs to rethink athletics spending

ERIN HARVEY, Evergreen columnist

January 22, 2020

The departure of former head football coach Mike Leach left people asking lots of questions regarding the future of the Washington State football team. Who would be chosen to fill the big shoes that Leach had left behind, and in what direction would the team be headed as a result? But perhaps the mo...

A quick dead week allowed a longer break

A quick dead week allowed a longer break

ANTHONY TORCHIA, Evergreen columnist

January 22, 2020

This year, WSU changed up its yearly academic schedule in a slight, yet significant way. Typically the university’s winter break period lasts three weeks, starting after the second week of December and ends after the first week of January. For example, winter break 2018-2019 lasted from Dec. 16, 2018 to Ja...

Relationships can be strengthened by apps

Relationships can be strengthened by apps

HALEY BRICKWEDEL, Evergreen Columnist

January 22, 2020

Social media platforms, networks used to share and create content, are growing all over the world. There are well known social media sites, Instagram being one of many networks that young adults use daily. There are even individuals who are addicted to social media, who spend hours every day on these ...

Don’t expect canceled classes

Don’t expect canceled classes

JACOB HERSH, Opinion columnist

January 17, 2020

Consider a thick, soft blanket of snow. Drifts pile up between buildings like mounds of pure Colombian white, while students shuffle to and from class, bundled up in scarves. On Thompson Flats, kids are hitting the slopes on sleds or dining hall trays, while over at Olympia, some absolute Chad of a guy...

Behind the Press: Meet your makers

Behind the Press: Meet your makers

EDITORIAL STAFF, Evergreen staff

January 15, 2020

Sydney Brown- Editor-in-Chief In August 2017, a freshman version of myself wandered into the dim basement of Murrow Hall, lured by the promise of free cookies at an open house. I had no intention of writing for the school newspaper. I'd been editor-in-chief of my high school paper and decided it w...

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