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‘The work we do here serves a higher purpose, and that is Pullman’

‘The work we do here serves a higher purpose, and that is Pullman’

JACQUI THOMASSON, Evergreen managing editor

August 20, 2019

After spending my summer in the land of traffic (read: Southern California) I am finally back in Pullman surrounded by my beloved wheat fields. As the managing editor for The Daily Evergreen, I am here to serve you. With that, of course, comes many evenings in the Evergreen newsroom. I watch the people...

OPINION: Gun measure to increase safety does the opposite

OPINION: Gun measure to increase safety does the opposite

BRUCE MULMAT, Evergreen columnist

August 20, 2019

Over a decade ago, WAC 504-26-213 was put into place in order to enhance public safety in response to gun violence across the nation. However, the recent changes to Washington's gun laws reduce the safety of Pullman residents. WSUPD has a firearms locker in its building to provide a safe place for...

Letter from the Editor: Go out on a limb at WSU

Alana Lackner, Opinion Editor

August 12, 2019

I don’t know how to give advice.  I’ve never been good at telling other people what they should and should not do, what to do and what not to do. Despite having been here for two years and going on a third, I couldn’t tell you what’s going to make a successful freshman year and what isn’t...

Letter from the Editor: Find your tribe

Letter from the Editor: Find your tribe

KATIE ARCHER, Evergreen sports editor

August 12, 2019

Your experience at WSU will depend on what you make it. Yes, Pullman is a different place to live but for the majority of students this is a temporary place to live. If you make the most of it, your years here can be memorable and impact the rest of your life. I love small college towns. I grew...

Politics need more education, less sensation

Politics need more education, less sensation

RACHEL LENTZ, Evergreen columnist

July 18, 2019

The polarization of politics in the U.S. has led to a highly inflammatory and discord-filled climate. New ways of consuming media make politics a powder keg. We need to put down the matches and learn how to navigate and disassemble this environment. The incendiary nature of political discussion in the U.S. is in ...

Being in nature helps us connect to our ecosystem

Being in nature helps us connect to our ecosystem

RACHEL LENTZ, Evergreen columnist

July 12, 2019

It's summertime. The sun is shining and nature seems to call out to us to enjoy life. And getting out in the wild benefits your mental health as well as nature. Using local resources to learn about wildlife around us can foster ideas for how to more fully preserve and incorporate humans into the ecosystem. Nature...

Pullman doesn’t need another Starbucks, it needs a Dutch Bros

Pullman doesn’t need another Starbucks, it needs a Dutch Bros

KATIE ARCHER, Evergreen Sports Editor

June 27, 2019

With WSU’s campus seemingly having a Starbucks on every corner, Dutch Bros is the hero Pullman deserves

“Straight pride” ignores why Pride began

“Straight pride” ignores why Pride began

RACHEL LENTZ, Evergreen columnist

June 27, 2019

Pride parades are a uniquely inclusive events that not only connects LGBTQ+ people to their communities, but allows for visibility for those who used to be forced into hiding. Rainbows, parades and glitter decorate the streets as queer people of every description finally celebrate. Yet this year more...

Everyone who can be vaccinated, should be

Everyone who can be vaccinated, should be

ALANA LACKNER, Evergreen Opinion Editor

June 13, 2019

After two children contracted measles in Moscow, according to a press release from Public Health Idaho, people are discussing the necessity of vaccines again. These two cases happened in a child who was too young to be vaccinated and their sibling, who had only had the first measles vaccination. This...

Women athletes don’t perform for male viewers pleasure

ALEX BIVIANO, Evergreen Opinion editor

June 6, 2019

Sports are transformational activities that have a major effect on their participants, as well as American culture as a whole. They can unite a campus, a city or even an entire country, but some of the best athletes are often disrespected, marginalized or even flat-out ignored. Little girls fall in...

Future generations should pursue sport careers

KATIE ARCHER, Evergreen Sports editor

June 6, 2019

Because I was born during a Monday Night Football game, sports and I were destined to be together. I grew up seeing women working in sports. It was possible for me to dream of being a professional athlete. While it was unlikely that I would play sports past high school, it was possible for me to still...

Female athletes deserve more respect

GRIFFIN AYERS, Evergreen columnist

June 6, 2019

Women’s athletes should get more appreciation than they do. They should be treated with the same respect as male athletes. Women put the same amount of work into athletics, but are paid much less and receive little to no recognition. According to Forbes, WNBA players only share less than 25 percent of the profits earned by the league, while NBA players s...

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