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Use WSU alert system more frequently

Use WSU alert system more frequently

ALIVIA HILLER, Evergreen columnist

March 20, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

The WSU alert system helps most students at WSU to be aware of threats, but it is not used frequently enough in cases where there’s just a potential danger. WSU should use this system during, not after, incidents where students anywhere near campus may be in danger. Mass shootings, especially...

Change education on vaping, not age restriciton

Change education on vaping, not age restriciton

BRUCE MULMAT, Evergreen columnist

March 19, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The Washington state House of Representatives voted and passed a bill to raise the smoking and vaping age to 21 and is now waiting on the Senate to vote for final confirmation. This will not stop the uninformed consumption of these products and legislators should instead fund more nicotine education...

Ban plastic bags to preserve the pretty Palouse

Ban plastic bags to preserve the pretty Palouse

DEYANIRA TOVAR, Evergreen columnist

March 7, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

If plastic bags are banned, it will significantly benefit the Pullman community, and any legislature working toward this should be supported. There are only a few minor changes needed to address this issue, a small price for preserving the environment around the Palouse and elsewhere. Requiring...

Student athlete pay is not worth the price

Student athlete pay is not worth the price

BRUCE MULMAT, Evergreen columnist

March 7, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Student-athletes should not be paid because they already get more aid than other students. Schools construct facilities for teams to exclusively train on campus and provide special grants, scholarships and a specific dining hall for their use. University athletics is one of the largest sources of in...

Berkompas-Prescott candidates pursue more mental health access, support sexual assault survivors

Berkompas-Prescott candidates pursue more mental health access, support sexual assault survivors

BRUCE MULMAT, Evergreen columnist

March 6, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The only real choice in this year’s ASWSU Elections is Quinton Berkompas and Jhordin Prescott because they focus on what really matters on campus: mental health and sexual assault. “One of the biggest problems [people] don’t necessarily know about it [is that] we have one mental health counselor...

Mariela-Camille candidates strive for improved representation across WSU, more inclusivity within ASWSU

Mariela-Camille candidates strive for improved representation across WSU, more inclusivity within ASWSU

DEYANIRA TOVAR, Evergreen columnist

March 6, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

If Mariela Frias-Gomez and Camille Naputo win the ASWSU election, the underrepresented groups at WSU will get the attention they deserve. This alone makes them the ideal candidates for ASWSU. Restructuring the ASWSU administration — one of their goals — ensures that every executive works toward...

Vote for ASWSU, change campus for the better

Vote for ASWSU, change campus for the better

BRUCE MULMAT, Evergreen columnist

March 5, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

"I honestly have no idea who is running for ASWSU and I don’t even care,” said Branden Currie, a junior majoring in construction management. Currie is not the only one who has expressed apathy to the upcoming ASWSU elections. It is a common theme on campus, but students should realize these elections...

Legalize marijuana federally, spread the benefits

Legalize marijuana federally, spread the benefits

ALIVIA HILLER, Evergreen columnist

March 5, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As more studies come out and more states legalize recreational marijuana, the issue increasingly becomes a federal one. If regulated federally, marijuana can be better studied, properly administered and used beneficially by people in every state. Legalization and regulation of marijuana can help states...

Compensate resident advisers for longer hours than required

Compensate resident advisers for longer hours than required

DEYANIRA TOVAR, Evergreen columnist

February 28, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Resident Advisers at Washington State University should be compensated for the number of hours they work, not just through housing prices. RAs are compensated with room and board, but the time they spend working exceeds the value of room and board fees. RAs are expected to work at least 20 hours a...

Fill the Pullman campus with local artwork

Fill the Pullman campus with local artwork

ALIVIA HILLER, Evergreen columnist

February 28, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Across campus, towering empty walls fit to be decorated have remained barren for years. WSU should take advantage of this open space and decorate them with the work of local and student artists. Art simply makes any place more aesthetically pleasing. WSU has some beautiful architecture, but it comes...

Give research animals chances at homes through adoption

Give research animals chances at homes through adoption

DEYANIRA TOVAR, Evergreen columnist

February 27, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Facilities using cats and dogs as research animals need to allow these animals every chance at adoption — in all of the U.S., not just in Washington or at WSU. If it’s not essential to euthanize these animals, it shouldn’t be done. Dogs and cats that are used for research purposes at public...

Make more language programs at WSU

Make more language programs at WSU

ALIVIA HILLER, Evergreen columnist

February 27, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

It is important more people learn other languages through community programs and institutions like WSU because so many people come from different backgrounds and speak a variety of languages. Knowing multiple languages becomes increasingly beneficial with thousands of languages and demographic change. Learning...

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