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OPINION: Restructure WSU parking

WSU parking is too expensive and overcrowded, necessitating some kind of new system to ensure everyone has a parking space.

SARAH DANIELS, Evergreen columnist

July 15, 2020

As a commuting college student, I can’t help but hear and feel WSU students' frustration at the cost of WSU parking permits. There is certainly a lot of — I believe — understandable animosity toward WSU Transportation Services and a lot of things are problematic. But there are a lot of things...

OPINION: Tuition increase would hurt WSU students

WSU's proposed tuition increase is only going to hurt students, many of whom are financially unstable due to COVID-19.

SARAH DANIELS, Evergreen columnist

June 24, 2020

I don’t think I need to waste time explaining the tremendous impact COVID-19 has had on so many aspects of our lives – education, I think, having received some of the largest hits. Not only has education accessibility for students across the world changed completely, suddenly paying for it looks...

OPINION: Attendance policies do not serve students

WSU students are grown adults and should be allowed to miss classes if they need to.

SARAH DANIELS, Evergreen columnist

June 17, 2020

Since I began attending WSU in fall 2016, I’ve changed my degree five times and within each program I've been apart of — business, music, education, social sciences and philosophy – I’ve encountered a recurring theme. I, a paying adult, am policed daily to attend my courses or else I'd face failure...

OPINION: Students need diversity education

More diversity education would help make students more aware of race issues in modern life.

ADAM HUREAU, Evergreen columnist

June 17, 2020

The death of George Floyd has sparked a nationwide conversation about the state of our nation, especially in regards to racial issues and discrimination. More and more people are realizing that problems with racism stem from a lack of education. Many Americans are just not educated enough on other...

OPINION: WSU should prioritize student safety this fall

Students and staff alike need to put their safety ahead of everything else when making decisions about the fall semester.

ADAM HUREAU, Evergreen columnist

June 3, 2020

There has been a lot of uncertainty recently about whether or not WSU will open up again in the fall. President Kirk Schulz has already made it clear that he wishes to move back to face-to-face instruction and many students likely share the same sentiment. Learning through online classes is just not...

OPINION: Plan to study abroad after quarantine

Quarantine shouldn't put a halt to study abroad plans; students can still learn and gain new experiences.

ADAM HUREAU, Evergreen columnist

May 27, 2020

It might not seem like it, but right now is the perfect time to think about studying abroad. We are all stuck inside, trying to fend off boredom now that classes are over. Planning a study abroad experience now provides a welcome distraction from our ho-hum lives and is a good, productive use of time....

OPINION: Go crazy for graduation

Even with social distancing you can flex your graduation to others by taking photos and sending out announcements.

HALEY BRICKWEDEL, Evergreen Columnist

April 27, 2020

Graduation is still happening for many students this year. It may look a little different, with so many things changing due to COVID-19. As a senior myself, I wanted a “normal” graduation. I worked for four years to graduate on time and have memories of college and friends. I wanted the whole...

OPINION: Don’t come back for summer session

Apartment rates might go lower over the summer, but don't spend the extra money unless you have to.

ANTHONY TORCHIA, Evergreen Columnist

April 27, 2020

Many students who had their hopes up for in-person classes to resume for Summer 2020 were disappointed when Interim Provost and Executive Vice President Bryan Slinker announced on April 3 that WSU will be using distance learning methods for classes that were meant to be taught face-to-face. While spending...

OPINION: Keep being social during quarantine

You can still get together and hang out with friends. It just won't be in the same room.

HALEY BRICKWEDEL, Evergreen Columnist

April 22, 2020

With everything happening in the world, it can be easy to feel alone. Thank goodness for the internet. Without it there would be too much down time and more of a need for hobbies. The internet is the best way to connect with friends and loved ones in real time. “My friends and I have a group chat on...

OPINION: Don’t relax social distancing rules

It is easy to still not get the correct information about COVID-19, but it is still important to keep social distancing.

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen columnist

April 20, 2020

As I write this, I’m thinking about my initial reaction to the coronavirus. I remember thinking, desensitized as a kid by frenzies over new pandemics that ended up fizzling out, that this was not going to be an issue. Maybe a few hundred people would die, but more than that die from the flu, right...

OPINION: Make Dad’s weekend for all parents

Let Moms feel more welcome coming to hang out in the fall by turning Dad's Weekend into Parent's Weekend.

ANTHONY TORCHIA, Evergreen Columnist

April 20, 2020

One of the most disheartening cancellations caused by the spread and danger of COVID-19 was the cancellation of WSU’s Mom’s Weekend for the 2020 school year. This disrupted the travel plans of thousands of moms and families that left them all wondering how WSU will move forward with other events. One ...

OPINION: Pass fail option doesn’t help students

Having options are nice, but these don't help students who are struggling with distance learning.

HALEY BRICKWEDEL, Evergreen Columnist

April 17, 2020

Campus is allowing a pass/fail option for the spring semester. However, applying for pass/fail classes is not easy as it may seem. Each department has their own limit on the amount of pass/fail classes for a degree. Moreover, the pass/fail class will not affect overall GPA and may count towards a deg...

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