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People should rely less on their resolutions

People should rely less on their resolutions

ALEX BIVIANO, Evergreen columnist

January 16, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

The new year creates an opportunity for self-examination and growth. For many this means creating New Year’s resolutions. The spirit of self-improvement is celebrated, but the results show the lofty goals people set for themselves are rarely achieved. To change one’s life, small steps need to...

Legislators need to handle budget with better bureaucracy

Legislators need to handle budget with better bureaucracy

AMAR JOSHI, Evergreen columnist

January 16, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

This nation is tired of waiting for federal lawmakers to figure out their issues after three weeks of collective anger and frustration. Government shutdowns are too common in today’s divisive political climate and it’s disappointing to see the country test its limits on this shutdown siege. Our...

Laptop use should be encouraged in classes

Laptop use should be encouraged in classes

LORIELL LOUANGAMATH, Evergreen columnist

January 10, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

In order to be successful, students need laptops at their convenience to know they are able to interact with the content they’re learning through the best possible means. Many WSU professors unfortunately do not share this view. I plan to go into the tech field and in order to do that you have...

The government shutdown harms federal employees most of all

The government shutdown harms federal employees most of all

ALEX BIVIANO, Evergreen columnist

January 10, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Of the three shutdowns which have occurred over the past ten years, none are as egregious as the one our nation is in today. One such case occurred under President Barack Obama in 2013 due to conflicts regarding the national debt ceiling. The shutdown lasted sixteen days, the Office of Management...

Juul needs to take responsibility for harmful products

Juul needs to take responsibility for harmful products

AMAR JOSHI, Evergreen columnist

January 9, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top-feature

The idea of getting most of the benefits of smoking without the pesky carcinogens and chemicals found in tar appeals to many. This simple idea is the primary driving force behind the meteoric rise in popularity of Juul and other pod-system products. Juul is one of many products that became successful...

Creating better insurance policies for small businesses

Creating better insurance policies for small businesses

AMAR JOSHI, Evergreen columnist

January 8, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Our healthcare system is archaic and inefficient when compared to the rest of the developed world. Costs are exorbitant for medication and procedures, and the government leaves too much of the power with insurance companies. With the Affordable Care Act, some of the problems of small businesses...

Everyone should take mental health seriously

Everyone should take mental health seriously

LORIELL LOUANGAMATH, Evergreen columnist

December 10, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Mental health on college campuses is sometimes overlooked, so we need to bring more awareness to this topic to reassure all students that WSU cares about their mental state. Students often deal with the pressure of adult issues while trying to stay on top of school and other organizations or communi...

Stop the vaping epidemic

Stop the vaping epidemic

ALEX BIVIANO, Evergreen columnist

December 10, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The vaping epidemic has spread from adult smokers looking for an alternative to cigarettes all the way down to middle schoolers trying to fit in. Nicotine addiction cannot persist, having already entrenched us in a public health crisis. While a multitude of factors created this situation, the amount...

WSU should expand curriculum to account for future economics

WSU should expand curriculum to account for future economics

KADE RUSSOM, Evergreen columnist

December 10, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Do you ever see those ads on the side of your screen, enticing you to click on them with their promises of making you thousands of dollars a day from home? While nine times out of 10 that’s a pyramid scheme — and the other time will see your advertising information stolen — the idea isn’t...

Rediscovering passion for photos, new purpose as journalist

Rediscovering passion for photos, new purpose as journalist

LUKE HOLLISTER, Evergreen photographer

December 7, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Before I started working at The Daily Evergreen I was losing interest in photography. It was not something I was willing to put effort into anymore. I stopped caring because I had not yet learned how to be a photojournalist. I later grew to love photography because I saw how passionately other Evergreeners...

A bittersweet goodbye

A bittersweet goodbye

YASMEEN WAFAI, Evergreen assistant news editor

December 7, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

As I struggle to decide how to start this letter, I am sitting in a place that has been such a crucial part of my time at WSU. The Daily Evergreen newsroom is a place I have come to almost every day since October of my junior year. To know something that has been a part of my life for over a year i...

One last goodbye to print

One last goodbye to print

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

December 7, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I almost never joined The Daily Evergreen. It was a hot summer day and I was sitting back in my hometown of Dayton, Washington, at the local pool where I was an assistant manager. Rebecca White, then-news editor of the Evergreen and a fellow alumna of my high school, reached out asking if I would be ...

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