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UREC should beef up outreach on campus

UREC should beef up outreach on campus

GRIFFIN AYERS, Evergreen columnist

May 23, 2019


Filed under Columns, Lifestyle, Opinion, Wellness

The university should empower students to live a healthy lifestyle. Increased resources for students across campus would lead more students to exercise. Exercise promotes a healthy self-image. Positive self-image can improve mental health. Confident students are more likely to be outgoing and active a...

Stores should offer students healthy food discounts

Stores should offer students healthy food discounts

GRIFFIN AYERS, Evergreen columnist

May 16, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

One major challenge college students struggle with is trying to stay healthy. This means getting exercise, being active and most importantly eating healthy. Once students move out of the dorms, they must plan their own meals. Due to the prices of the nutritious items students can find in Safeway,...

WSU buildings should protect birds

WSU buildings should protect birds

JESSICA TIR, Evergreen columnist

May 16, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

WSU has made great progress towards making our campuses eco-friendlier, but its buildings still pose a significant hazard for migratory birds. If WSU wants to set a bold example, it needs to consider more bird-friendly building designs. The Pullman campus has plenty of huge windows that look out onto...

WSU, Pullman needs to reform recycling system

WSU, Pullman needs to reform recycling system

ADAM CARLSON, Evergreen columnist

April 18, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

The commingled method of recycling in use by both Pullman and WSU increases costs to all parties, so the city needs to prioritize a single-stream system needed for more effective, cheaper recycling. Though a commingled system once saved money, China’s recycling ban has since turned it into a deficit....

Stress during finals shouldn’t be handled through food

Stress during finals shouldn’t be handled through food

BRUCE MULMAT, Evergreen columnist

April 17, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Stressing out during dead and finals week is a real problem for many students, too many decide to cope with carb-heavy foods and other tasty treats. But stress eating is a dietary detriment and can impact how well you perform on your tests, so it should be the last option for stress relief. “Going...

WSU should keep fluorescent bulbs in dorms

WSU should keep fluorescent bulbs in dorms

DEYANIRA TOVAR, Evergreen columnist

April 17, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

WSU should not fill every building with LED bulbs. They should keep the fluorescent bulbs already in campus housing or find a healthier alternative. Lighting sets the scene for every event, affecting people on a psychological as well as a physiological level. Natural light is best, but most students...

Include partial WSU parking prices in tuition

Include partial WSU parking prices in tuition

DEYANIRA TOVAR, Evergreen columnist

April 16, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Similar to WSU's buses, WSU parking services should be partially paid for by all students, not just those who pay for a parking pass. WSU Transportation Services is entirely self-supported. Every construction project and maintenance plan are covered through assessed fees, Transportation Director John...

WSU needs specialized mental health programs

WSU needs specialized mental health programs

DEYANIRA TOVAR, Evergreen columnist

April 11, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Generational trauma that impacts many students of color can often require specialized counseling, which WSU right now cannot offer without more well-trained individuals. Actively working to improve how personnel understand and sympathize with those who come from this background will better support ethnic comm...

Environmental science should be a UCORE requirement

Environmental science should be a UCORE requirement

ADAM CARLSON, Evergreen columnist

April 10, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Many of the problems with how humans treat the environment stem from ignorance of the science and issues around climate change. Take, for example, President Donald Trump's claim that windmills cause cancer, a completely ignorant statement with no factual basis. The first step toward solving environmental pr...

WSU should emphasize writing skills, courses more

WSU should emphasize writing skills, courses more

BRUCE MULMAT, Evergreen columnist

April 10, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Reading and writing are essential skills, but they are often pushed aside in college for the technical understanding and specialization most majors require. These skills should be fundamental to WSU students since additional English classes, writing workshops and reading clubs create stronger writers...

Inslee campaign leads to action on climate change

Inslee campaign leads to action on climate change

LAURA BATE, Evergreen columnist

April 9, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Gov. Jay Inslee’s presidency would mean addressing climate change as a priority rather than a side project, a long overdue step. This alone warrants supporting his campaign to the fullest, but it’s important we hold him accountable to his other responsibilities. Many doubt Inslee’s commitment...

Gas tax bill too costly for minor effects

Gas tax bill too costly for minor effects

BRUCE MULMAT, Evergreen Columnist

April 4, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Climate change solutions must reduce financial strain. Only increasing the tax on carbon fuels and raising gas prices puts too much of the burden on those who need to drive every day. People will still drive the same amount, they’ll just have to pay more to do it. The new gas tax would do virtually...

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