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Gender-neutral restrooms are a right

Gender-neutral restrooms are a right

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen columnist

September 22, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

The gender-neutral facilities at WSU, piloted in fall 2016 at the Chinook Student Center, the Student Recreation Center and the CUB, have been approved for continued use. This approval is a necessary first step toward affirming the civil rights of every student at WSU and creating a welcoming campus...

End the stigma surrounding marijuana use

End the stigma surrounding marijuana use

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen columnist

September 21, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The news of a proposed fourth marijuana dispensary location in Pullman has some community members worried about the impact another access channel to the drug will have on the city. These concerns are unfounded and based on outdated stereotypes surrounding the drug, and there is no real reason to worry...

Stand up for our peers, our DACA recipients

Stand up for our peers, our DACA recipients

MOHAMED SALEM, Evergreen columnist

September 19, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Imagine getting deported to a country you know very little about, losing your college degree, your job, your whole family. Imagine losing everything you have worked for. Nearly 800,000 recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) experience this fear every day, hour and minute. “I...

Require community service for students

Require community service for students

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen columnist

September 14, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Humans are born selfish creatures, and students can be among the worst of them. It is in our nature to seek wealth, power, love and to fulfill the desires that bring us happiness. We cannot change the vigor of our pursuit, but we can change that which pleases us. This ability to decide what makes...

Greek community should take stronger role in clean up

Greek community should take stronger role in clean up

RIDGE PETERSON, Evergreen columnist

September 14, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The recent program instituted by the Pullman Police Department to clean up the College Hill neighborhoods, which went into full effect Monday, has been successful in improving the quality of life for Pullman residents. However, for College Hill to remain a clean and safe place to live, the community,...

Take a break and let your mind wander

Take a break and let your mind wander

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen columnist

September 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Nothing — students need to make it a priority. Absolutely nothing. When I say nothing, I mean nothing; no music, no reading, no TV, no sleeping and certainly no wasting time on their phones. Doing nothing may sound like a waste of time all on its own, and it might even sound more wasteful than playing...

Technology is making it easy to cheat

Technology is making it easy to cheat

MOHAMED SALEM, Evergreen columnist

September 12, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

With so many students striving to gain higher degrees, academic integrity policies ensure the quality of education. The WSU Voiland College of Engineering is both competitive and difficult to certify in, but many instances of cheating have still been reported. The college needs to enforce stricter...

Brutal honesty yields high quality

Brutal honesty yields high quality

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen columnist

September 6, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It was the French essayist Luc de Clapiers who said, “The art of pleasing is the art of deception.” In many cases this sentiment is proven correct by the intricacies of our social lives. People of all walks of life have discussed and debated the relationship between kindness and honesty for hundreds...

Give students their bookstore back

Give students their bookstore back

MOHAMED SALEM, Evergreen columnist

August 31, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

For over a century, The Bookie has served WSU students, but now it primarily serves the interests of a corporation. In a struggle to pursue education despite tuition costs, many students find their back-to-school concerns compounded by overwhelming textbook prices. “During my freshman and sophomore...

Self-criticism leads to improvement

Self-criticism leads to improvement

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen columnist

August 30, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

If you want to get better at something, you should try hating yourself a little bit. Many people think that you have to love yourself in order to be motivated, and that self-esteem and motivation are inextricably connected. While it may be true that these qualities are closely related, high self-esteem...

Pranksters are a threat to public safety

RIDGE PETERSON, Evergreen columnist

August 29, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

This fall, Pullman has seen an uptick in a very specific crime — theft of street signs. This practice, while it may seem humorous and juvenile, is also dangerous and reckless. Pullman is burdened with the responsibility and cost of making up for these thieves’ thoughtless behavior, and public...

Don’t follow your passion, it could lead to poison

Don’t follow your passion, it could lead to poison

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen columnist

August 24, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Follow your passion. This phrase, commonly uttered to high school and college students alike, is one of the most misleading bits of advice they can receive. Usually doing what one loves is a good thing, people ought to be happy with the path they have chosen, but making happiness seem like an insep...