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WSU, Pullman needs to reform recycling system

WSU, Pullman needs to reform recycling system

ADAM CARLSON, Evergreen columnist

April 18, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

The commingled method of recycling in use by both Pullman and WSU increases costs to all parties, so the city needs to prioritize a single-stream system needed for more effective, cheaper recycling. Though a commingled system once saved money, China’s recycling ban has since turned it into a deficit....

Stress during finals shouldn’t be handled through food

Stress during finals shouldn’t be handled through food

BRUCE MULMAT, Evergreen columnist

April 17, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Stressing out during dead and finals week is a real problem for many students, too many decide to cope with carb-heavy foods and other tasty treats. But stress eating is a dietary detriment and can impact how well you perform on your tests, so it should be the last option for stress relief. “Going...

WSU should keep fluorescent bulbs in dorms

WSU should keep fluorescent bulbs in dorms

DEYANIRA TOVAR, Evergreen columnist

April 17, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

WSU should not fill every building with LED bulbs. They should keep the fluorescent bulbs already in campus housing or find a healthier alternative. Lighting sets the scene for every event, affecting people on a psychological as well as a physiological level. Natural light is best, but most students...

Include partial WSU parking prices in tuition

Include partial WSU parking prices in tuition

DEYANIRA TOVAR, Evergreen columnist

April 16, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Similar to WSU's buses, WSU parking services should be partially paid for by all students, not just those who pay for a parking pass. WSU Transportation Services is entirely self-supported. Every construction project and maintenance plan are covered through assessed fees, Transportation Director John...

Guest column: Carbon bill insufficient, needs global action

Guest column: Carbon bill insufficient, needs global action

PETER HAUG, Guest columnist

April 16, 2019


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

An April 4 column in The Daily Evergreen, "Gas tax bill too costly for minor effects," highlights some excellent issues with Washington state’s proposed carbon tax, House Bill 1110. But it misses the big picture. In fact, that tax is no longer proposed. It passed the House on April 11 after a sim...

WSU needs specialized mental health programs

WSU needs specialized mental health programs

DEYANIRA TOVAR, Evergreen columnist

April 11, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Generational trauma that impacts many students of color can often require specialized counseling, which WSU right now cannot offer without more well-trained individuals. Actively working to improve how personnel understand and sympathize with those who come from this background will better support ethnic comm...

Environmental science should be a UCORE requirement

Environmental science should be a UCORE requirement

ADAM CARLSON, Evergreen columnist

April 10, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Many of the problems with how humans treat the environment stem from ignorance of the science and issues around climate change. Take, for example, President Donald Trump's claim that windmills cause cancer, a completely ignorant statement with no factual basis. The first step toward solving environmental pr...

WSU should emphasize writing skills, courses more

WSU should emphasize writing skills, courses more

BRUCE MULMAT, Evergreen columnist

April 10, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Reading and writing are essential skills, but they are often pushed aside in college for the technical understanding and specialization most majors require. These skills should be fundamental to WSU students since additional English classes, writing workshops and reading clubs create stronger writers...

Inslee campaign leads to action on climate change

Inslee campaign leads to action on climate change

LAURA BATE, Evergreen columnist

April 9, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Gov. Jay Inslee’s presidency would mean addressing climate change as a priority rather than a side project, a long overdue step. This alone warrants supporting his campaign to the fullest, but it’s important we hold him accountable to his other responsibilities. Many doubt Inslee’s commitment...

Gas tax bill too costly for minor effects

Gas tax bill too costly for minor effects

BRUCE MULMAT, Evergreen Columnist

April 4, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Climate change solutions must reduce financial strain. Only increasing the tax on carbon fuels and raising gas prices puts too much of the burden on those who need to drive every day. People will still drive the same amount, they’ll just have to pay more to do it. The new gas tax would do virtually...

Guest column: In defense of WSU college athletics

Guest column: In defense of WSU college athletics

MATT HORSTMAN, Guest columnist

April 4, 2019


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

This column is in response to a sports column several weeks ago questioning if it was responsible for WSU to continue to invest in the athletic department based on its recent history of debt and overspending. There are several inaccuracies and misconceptions presented in the original article that I wish...

Upgrade housing, attract more campus residents

Upgrade housing, attract more campus residents

ALIVIA HILLER, Evergreen columnist

April 3, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Dorms are a staple to college campuses. They offer a great experience for first years at WSU but are rarely used by many students past their first year. Living on campus is expensive, especially with the recent increase in housing fees, but it offers many benefits to students and the WSU community....

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