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OPINION: Edward Snowden should be allowed to return to United States

OPINION: Edward Snowden should be allowed to return to United States

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen columnist

October 22, 2019

You are constantly being watched. It’s a given in this technologically connected day and age, a reality we treat as an inevitable byproduct of living in the information era, but your information is not private. Not even close. We joke about being on “watchlists,” or “our FBI agent,” as...

OPINION: U.S. should not interfere in Hong Kong protests

OPINION: U.S. should not interfere in Hong Kong protests

GUS WATERS, Evergreen columnist

October 22, 2019

The United States should not intervene in Hong Kong and instead should try stabilizing trade relations with China. For the past 19 weeks in Hong Kong, large scale protests have been occurring over a controversial extradition bill proposed by Carrie Lam, the chief executive of Hong Kong. The bill would...

OPINION: Viewers should pay attention to problematic themes in media

OPINION: Viewers should pay attention to problematic themes in media

BRUCE MULMAT, Evergreen columnist

October 22, 2019

SpongeBob SquarePants's beloved home of Bikini Bottom used to be a nuclear testing ground. Now one researcher believes that this show is a glaring example of U.S. culture glossing over injustices done to people of color. Holly M. Barker, a principal lecturer in anthropology at the University of Washington,...

OPINION: Everyone on campus should recycle mindfully

OPINION: Everyone on campus should recycle mindfully

ELENA PERRY, Evergreen columnist

October 18, 2019

Students at WSU need to pay better attention when it comes to recycling materials. They often assume all plastic is recyclable, given that most plastic cups and bottles have a small recycle logo indented on the bottom when, in reality, this does not automatically make them recyclable. There are many...

OPINION: Women have as rightful a place in STEM as men

OPINION: Women have as rightful a place in STEM as men

RAINY SHARMA, Evergreen columnist

October 18, 2019

When talking about the fields of math and science, one thing that should be discussed is the low number of women we see in STEM fields. Why is there such a low count of women in these fields? Are women not logical enough to understand the complex data structures or mathematical computations? Or are...

OPINION: Washington should not bypass Republican caucus

OPINION: Washington should not bypass Republican caucus

GUS WATERS, Evergreen columnist

October 15, 2019

The 2020 Republican caucus in Washington should not be canceled because it would steal the unique political voice it has to offer. Nevada, Kansas and South Carolina have opted to cancel their Republican caucuses, according to CBS. Delegates from these three states are given to whatever candidate the individual state’s branch of ...

OPINION: Students should discuss dead week tests before it’s too late

OPINION: Students should discuss dead week tests before it’s too late

BRUCE MULMAT, Evergreen columnist

October 15, 2019

Dead week is coming quicker than you think, happening right after Thanksgiving Break. This week is a rough time for students who are preparing for their various finals, especially as we’re just coming back from relaxing and de-stressing.  Dead week is intended to be a calm before the storm, where teach...

OPINION: Proposition One would benefit Pullman community

OPINION: Proposition One would benefit Pullman community

GUS WATERS, Evergreen columnist

October 15, 2019

Vote “yes” on Proposition One to fund Pullman Regional Hospital’s expansion and modernization.  Proposition One would give Pullman Regional Hospital a medical residency program, introduce team based care and establish an electronic medical record system.  The medical residency program w...

OPINION: Demonstrations, discussions should be productive

OPINION: Demonstrations, discussions should be productive

DERREK SPEAKMAN, Evergreen columnist

October 11, 2019

With the recent and controversial anti-abortion demonstration at WSU, we need to emphasize genuine discussion of not just abortion, but all difficult topics. College students need to be able to think critically about complex ideas and different perspectives, and the only way to do that is to engage with...

OPINION: Panic around potentially offensive content isn’t always warranted

OPINION: Panic around potentially offensive content isn’t always warranted

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen columnist

October 11, 2019

We live in a society. A society that is interconnected and informed to a greater degree than one would ever have thought possible. Cable news, smartphone headline alerts and personalized 24/7 information feeds mean that, for the most part, the average citizen is more educated and knowledgeable about...

OPINION: Students should skip on parking pass, take bus

OPINION: Students should skip on parking pass, take bus

BRUCE MULMAT, Evergreen columnist

October 8, 2019

Parking is a huge pain and expense for students who have cars. Yet the people who say that their tuition should cover parking are misguided. Instead, think about utilizing public transit because your tuition covers that, and it is better for the environment. “The transportation services department...

OPINION: Instructors need to administer fewer exams

OPINION: Instructors need to administer fewer exams

ELENA PERRY, Evergreen columnist

October 4, 2019

WSU classes should test less frequently. Tests are a common part of college settings, usually given three to four times per semester. Impending tests can bring mixed emotions to students, including stress and anxiety. Students often prepare for exams by devoting large and sometimes unhealthy amounts...

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