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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...

Pullman needs to address underemployment

Pullman needs to address underemployment

GUS WATERS, Evergreen columnist

January 15, 2020

With the continued fall of unemployment rates in the United States, now more than ever we must examine overlooked issues facing our economy, like underemployment. We need to expand studies into underemployment and continue the programs in Washington state that are combatting it. According to Merriam-Webster,...

Drop big retailers, buy local instead

Drop big retailers, buy local instead

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen columnist

January 13, 2020

Bananas from Guatemala, avocados from Mexico and strawberries from California are linked in a supply chain that reaches around the world. Suppliers and distributors work to make sure that the average US consumer has access to fresh goods year-round, regardless of location. Now consider food that has...

The Daily Evergreen’s official Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

The Daily Evergreen’s official Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

MINDY MALONE, Evergreen columnist

December 6, 2019

Coming up with gift ideas can be the hardest part of the holiday season. With experience, intuition and some inspiration from this “The Seattle Times” gift guide, I’ve compiled this list to make your December a little easier. Gifts for Him: Sherpa has been a winter signature for the last few ...

Editorial Board: Sports need women writers

Editorial Board: Sports need women writers

EDITORIAL BOARD, The Daily Evergreen

December 6, 2019

The second result that appears when you search for “women sports reporters” is a ranking of attractive female sports reporters. The third article is about harassment and sexism women still face in the workplace. Scroll down further, and there are three more listicles that also rank the “hottest”...

Editorial Board: Students deserve a voice

Editorial Board: Students deserve a voice

EDITORIAL BOARD, The Daily Evergreen

November 22, 2019

In late July, The Daily Evergreen published an investigative article detailing sexual harassment by professors in two different departments at WSU. One day later, we received two separate news tips concerning the WSU Department of Psychology. “Your recent article ‘A Beautiful Setup for Predators’...

OPINION: Pre-law students need interdisciplinary focus to be competitive

OPINION: Pre-law students need interdisciplinary focus to be competitive

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen columnist

November 22, 2019

Thousands of students across WSU are preparing to go to law school. Economics students are poring over financial law, political science students are revisiting obscure court cases and philosophy students are engaged in ethical dilemmas about the injustices of the court system. Regardless of their...

OPINION: Dialogue could prevent another dead week right after a break

OPINION: Dialogue could prevent another dead week right after a break

BRUCE MULMAT, Evergreen columnist

November 22, 2019

While having dead week right after Thanksgiving break is not an ideal option for this semester, it is the only way to keep our schedule on track. This information has been available for years — all you had to do was look at the Academic Calendar. “Typically we try to set the calendar at least...

OPINION: WSU should not allow gendered dress codes

OPINION: WSU should not allow gendered dress codes

ELENA PERRY, Evergreen columnist

November 19, 2019

Students who take voice lessons at WSU are required to participate in convocation, a weekly solo performance in front of everyone else in lessons. Students are expected to prepare a piece of music ahead of time and sing it in front of their peers. Convocation is a formal event, where students are...

OPINION: Removing Electoral College is improbable, not worth pursuing

OPINION: Removing Electoral College is improbable, not worth pursuing

GUS WATERS, Evergreen columnist

November 19, 2019

Removing the Electoral College could be a step in the right direction for American democracy. The removal of the college is nearly impossible, however, making it not worth pursuing. In U.S. history the winner of the popular vote has lost the Electoral College five times, and this has happened twice...

OPINION: United States should adopt simple business tax code with low rate

OPINION: United States should adopt simple business tax code with low rate

GUS WATERS, Evergreen columnist

November 15, 2019

The U.S. should adopt a business tax code that is simple, with a low rate so that multinational corporations are no longer able to avoid paying taxes by funneling money overseas. The U.S. loses roughly $80 billion every year in corporate tax revenue because corporations are able to move their money overseas to avo...

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