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Acknowledge facts before personal bias

Acknowledge facts before personal bias

GRANT CIUBA, Evergreen columnist

November 16, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Criticizing the Greek community without mentioning all of the positive benefits is ignorant and shows how people can be misled by stereotypes. A couple weeks ago, The Daily Evergreen published an opinion column speaking very poorly of the Greek community not only as a whole, but also specifically...

Regulating speech cripples critical thinking

Regulating speech cripples critical thinking

SAAD NABIL ALI, Evergreen columnist

November 15, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

If universities regulate microaggressions, students may feel emboldened to be discourteous, thinking their behavior is justified in order to prevent further offense. The justification itself is nonsensical when the existence of substantial controversial thought is all but nonexistent in universities. “Sticks...

Pet owners should be knowledgeable, care for their companions

Pet owners should be knowledgeable, care for their companions

LORIELL LOUANGAMATH, Evergreen columnist

November 15, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

When becoming a pet parent you not only take on the responsibility of another living animal, but you sign up to be the first person they see in the morning and the last they see at night too. Without realizing it, owners become the center of their pet’s life, and understanding your pet’s behavior...

Cultivate thought within a supersaturated world

Cultivate thought within a supersaturated world

AMAR JOSHI, Evergreen columnist

November 14, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Just living in a world so full of information and entertainment gives me a headache sometimes. The sheer volume of content flying at our faces is staggering and can be overwhelming. This volume hinders our ability to process all of it properly. This abundance of information springs forth thanks to...

Credit cards fundamental to financial stability

Credit cards fundamental to financial stability

KADE RUSSOM, Evergreen columnist

November 14, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Trust is the hardest thing to build in life. Well, trust and houses of cards. It’s just so easy to be building up and up then suddenly something slips and the whole thing falls away, leaving no proof it ever existed. Building with cards is a pain, but some are easier to build with than others....

Forced diversity hurts equality

Forced diversity hurts equality

ALEX BIVIANO, Evergreen columnist

November 13, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Diverse demographics provide perspectives that homogeneous groups simply cannot. Many, if not all, organizations should seek potential members and promote people of all backgrounds. However, this concept is only viable among qualified candidates who are equal in many other aspects. Forcing diversity...

Managing pain without pills

Managing pain without pills

KADE RUSSOM, Evergreen columnist

November 8, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As the population grows older, we will need better medical science and services to maintain a healthy populace. To that end, we require accurate information on all aspects of health to ensure treatment is applied to its greatest result. Pain stands as one of these aspects. Whether caused by a stubbed...

Russian bots pose threat, can be beaten with knowledge

Russian bots pose threat, can be beaten with knowledge

AMAR JOSHI, Evergreen columnist

November 8, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The growth of Russia’s cyber-influence around the world is a bad sign for the U.S. Its actions during previous election seasons and throughout 2018 are suspect at the very least. Many more covert operations have taken place which are dangerous and closer than ever. An example of this influence is...

Hold officers to a higher standard

Hold officers to a higher standard

ALEX BIVIANO, Evergreen columnist

November 7, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Law enforcement serves a necessary and irreplaceable purpose, but officers must be held accountable just like every other profession. Officers and their families accept a high degree of personal risk to protect their communities, but they aren’t above the laws they’ve sworn to enforce. Police...

I-1639 would impose incoherent regulations

I-1639 would impose incoherent regulations

SAAD NABIL ALI, Evergreen columnist

November 6, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Washington Initiative 1639 would establish no substantive regulations to prevent gun violence or any measures that are scientifically proven to reduce unlawful ownership. Advocacy for gun reform has been growing exponentially alongside the increase in media coverage on mass shootings and school violence....

We need to act on climate change

We need to act on climate change

KRISTIN BULZOMI, Evergreen columnist

November 1, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Despite what some individuals want you to believe, climate change and global warming are real. We are coming to a point in time where we cannot deny this reality any longer or we will irrevocably damage the planet we live on. The time to act both governmentally and individually is now. Global warming...

Life is always uncertain; this is how my dad inspired me

Life is always uncertain; this is how my dad inspired me

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen columnist

November 1, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

I don’t deal with change very well. Growing up I lived in the same house, went to the same school and slept in the same bed in the same room for 15 years. A couple days into my first week of classes at WSU, I called my dad and said, “I just realized nothing will ever be the way it was before.” And...

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