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WSU needs to rethink athletics spending

WSU needs to rethink athletics spending

ERIN HARVEY, Evergreen columnist

January 22, 2020

The departure of former head football coach Mike Leach left people asking lots of questions regarding the future of the Washington State football team. Who would be chosen to fill the big shoes that Leach had left behind, and in what direction would the team be headed as a result? But perhaps the mo...

A quick dead week allowed a longer break

A quick dead week allowed a longer break

ANTHONY TORCHIA, Evergreen columnist

January 22, 2020

This year, WSU changed up its yearly academic schedule in a slight, yet significant way. Typically the university’s winter break period lasts three weeks, starting after the second week of December and ends after the first week of January. For example, winter break 2018-2019 lasted from Dec. 16, 2018 to Ja...

Relationships can be strengthened by apps

Relationships can be strengthened by apps

HALEY BRICKWEDEL, Evergreen Columnist

January 22, 2020

Social media platforms, networks used to share and create content, are growing all over the world. There are well known social media sites, Instagram being one of many networks that young adults use daily. There are even individuals who are addicted to social media, who spend hours every day on these ...

Don’t expect canceled classes

Don’t expect canceled classes

JACOB HERSH, Opinion columnist

January 17, 2020

Consider a thick, soft blanket of snow. Drifts pile up between buildings like mounds of pure Colombian white, while students shuffle to and from class, bundled up in scarves. On Thompson Flats, kids are hitting the slopes on sleds or dining hall trays, while over at Olympia, some absolute Chad of a guy...

Pullman needs to address underemployment

Pullman needs to address underemployment

GUS WATERS, Evergreen columnist

January 15, 2020

With the continued fall of unemployment rates in the United States, now more than ever we must examine overlooked issues facing our economy, like underemployment. We need to expand studies into underemployment and continue the programs in Washington state that are combatting it. According to Merriam-Webster,...

Drop big retailers, buy local instead

Drop big retailers, buy local instead

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen columnist

January 13, 2020

Bananas from Guatemala, avocados from Mexico and strawberries from California are linked in a supply chain that reaches around the world. Suppliers and distributors work to make sure that the average US consumer has access to fresh goods year-round, regardless of location. Now consider food that has...

The Daily Evergreen’s official Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

The Daily Evergreen’s official Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

MINDY MALONE, Evergreen columnist

December 6, 2019

Coming up with gift ideas can be the hardest part of the holiday season. With experience, intuition and some inspiration from this “The Seattle Times” gift guide, I’ve compiled this list to make your December a little easier. Gifts for Him: Sherpa has been a winter signature for the last few ...

OPINION: Pre-law students need interdisciplinary focus to be competitive

OPINION: Pre-law students need interdisciplinary focus to be competitive

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen columnist

November 22, 2019

Thousands of students across WSU are preparing to go to law school. Economics students are poring over financial law, political science students are revisiting obscure court cases and philosophy students are engaged in ethical dilemmas about the injustices of the court system. Regardless of their...

OPINION: Dialogue could prevent another dead week right after a break

OPINION: Dialogue could prevent another dead week right after a break

BRUCE MULMAT, Evergreen columnist

November 22, 2019

While having dead week right after Thanksgiving break is not an ideal option for this semester, it is the only way to keep our schedule on track. This information has been available for years — all you had to do was look at the Academic Calendar. “Typically we try to set the calendar at least...

OPINION: WSU should not allow gendered dress codes

OPINION: WSU should not allow gendered dress codes

ELENA PERRY, Evergreen columnist

November 19, 2019

Students who take voice lessons at WSU are required to participate in convocation, a weekly solo performance in front of everyone else in lessons. Students are expected to prepare a piece of music ahead of time and sing it in front of their peers. Convocation is a formal event, where students are...

OPINION: Removing Electoral College is improbable, not worth pursuing

OPINION: Removing Electoral College is improbable, not worth pursuing

GUS WATERS, Evergreen columnist

November 19, 2019

Removing the Electoral College could be a step in the right direction for American democracy. The removal of the college is nearly impossible, however, making it not worth pursuing. In U.S. history the winner of the popular vote has lost the Electoral College five times, and this has happened twice...

OPINION: United States should adopt simple business tax code with low rate

OPINION: United States should adopt simple business tax code with low rate

GUS WATERS, Evergreen columnist

November 15, 2019

The U.S. should adopt a business tax code that is simple, with a low rate so that multinational corporations are no longer able to avoid paying taxes by funneling money overseas. The U.S. loses roughly $80 billion every year in corporate tax revenue because corporations are able to move their money overseas to avo...

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