The Daily Evergreen

OPINION: Climate change shouldn’t be a controversial topic

If we don't all act together, climate change is going to drastically change our environment.

MADELINE GREER, Evergreen columnist

September 29, 2020

The topic of climate change is once again up for debate as the United States has another record-breaking wildfire season. Within the past few weeks, anyone living on the West Coast has breathed in air from the hazardous smoke from fires burning throughout California, Oregon and Washington. Many experts...

OPINION: Normalize having emotional support animals

Students with emotional support animals deserve to have their experience normalized.

PORTIA SIMMONS, Evergreen columnist

September 29, 2020

Last year at my previous college, my roommate had an emotional support dog. When everyone on the dorm floor found out, all they wanted to do was pet and play with him. They did not realize that the dog was there for a purpose: to help my roommate. Mah-E-Noor Baloch, junior biology major, said she...

OPINION: Cancel culture’s hidden benefits

We constantly shout down cancel culture, but there are some upsides to the social media phenomenon.

JOEY FRANKLIN, Evergreen columnist

September 29, 2020

Cancel culture is a fairly new phenomenon found primarily on Twitter but can be seen across all social media and online platforms. “Canceling” usually happens to a celebrity, athlete or someone else in the public eye as the result of said celebrity saying or doing something hurtful or offensive. The...

OPINION: Adopt, don’t shop for pets

When determining whether to buy or adopt a new pet, adoption is always the best answer.

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen columnist

September 29, 2020

It’s romanticized, but in truth, the "Adopt, Don't Shop" ideal really does save animal lives. Animals of all kinds find their way to shelters like Whitman County Humane Society for many reasons. The kittens are often offspring of feral farm cats, dogs are picked up from backyard sellers or taken in...

OPINION: Dealing with online testing

With online testing, students are facing more and more issues that can be stressful.

HANNA YUZYUK, Evergreen columnist

September 29, 2020

Being a student forces us to face many different challenges. We need to leave home and our friends. Sometimes, we even need to move to a different country. This learning process is beneficial in all senses because it helps to develop our personality and make us more mature. This process includes tests...

OPINION: More comprehensive wildfire policies will lead to a safer Washington

The west coast wildfires are indicative of a poorly constructed environmental policy, which we need to fix.

DIANA RIOS, Evergreen columnist

September 24, 2020

The recent intense, historically large wildfires that have swept large areas of the Pacific Northwest have brought calls from natural resources experts to reassess how we manage fire and forest landscapes. Our decision to constantly “restrain” naturally occurring fires has had consequences that...

OPINION: What we love about Pullman

There’s so much to appreciate about living in a small town like Pullman.

GRACE LAPIERRE, Evergreen columnist

September 24, 2020

There is a lot to love about Pullman. I enjoy grabbing food or drinks from Popo, spending time under the sound sculpture or wandering around at night. I'll often go for walks with a friend, across campus or through town, to get some exercise in while we talk. Makenna Mullen, junior mechanical engineering...

OPINION: Coronavirus pandemic is affecting mental health

Mental health issues are some of the lesser-known side effects of a stressful worldwide pandemic.

MACKENNA ROWE, Evergreen columnist

September 24, 2020

As of June, around 40.9 percent of people in the U.S. are reporting at least one mental or behavioral health condition since the start of the pandemic. Scientists and researchers are working tirelessly to figure out how all sides of this pandemic have effects on citizens and their mental health. ...

OPINION: Countdown to the 3rd: An elegy for RBG

With Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death, the Senate has been thrown into disarray as legislators try to pick the next justice.

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor

September 23, 2020

“Richard Nixon is gone now, and I am poorer for it.” -Hunter S. Thompson, “He Was A Crook: An Obituary for Nixon” And so ends another legacy. Ruth Bader Ginsburg – born in ’33, nominated to the Supreme Court in ’93, dead in 2020, three years shy of being 90. Pancreatic cancer struck her...

OPINION: Police abolishment is a multifaceted issue

This summer's BLM protests called the abolishment of police into question. Is it an option?

MACKENNA ROWE, Evergreen columnist

September 23, 2020

On May 25, George Floyd died at the hands of a police officer. Since then, anti-police and pro-police protests have become prominent in America. As some cities like Seattle move toward abolishing the police, it's important to understand what that means and how it affects communities. The abolition...

OPINION: Halloween’s best movies

With fall just around the corner, it's time to get in a spooky mood with a couple Halloween classics.

JOEY FRANKLIN, Evergreen columnist

September 23, 2020

With summer turning to fall, the idea of staying inside all day and watching movies becomes increasingly enticing. Halloween and horror movies start creeping into theaters around this time of the year. Ranging from kid-friendly to intense and gory, they are almost always fun to watch. The latest scary...

OPINION: Trump’s impeachment was unproductive

Trump's impeachment, while a decent blow to his career, didn't actually solve or fix anything.

HANNA YUZYUK, Evergreen columnist

September 23, 2020

My first reason for not being very interested in what is going on in the political arena is my belief that politics are a dirty game. It is not possible to be sure about any political statement from any politician in any party from any country. Simultaneously, there is an excellent reason to keep...

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