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MeToo campaign created solidarity for survivors

MeToo campaign created solidarity for survivors

JACKSON FERDERER, Evergreen columnist

November 16, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Almost every important woman in my life has either been sexually assaulted or raped. The national statistic is one in six women, according to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, but it sure feels like a lot more. Many of my friends have shared their story with me, but from the #MeToo campaign,...

Nobody says it’s not OK to be white

Nobody says it’s not OK to be white

JACKSON FERDERER, Evergreen columnist

November 14, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Posters found on campuses are misguided, people need to get educated about other cultures

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Grades aren’t best predictor of leadership ability

Grades aren’t best predictor of leadership ability

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen columnist

November 8, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Grades should not be a factor when determining the quality of a candidate, because leadership ability should be measured by characteristics that extend beyond performance in the classroom. For example, ASWSU senators voted against a bill that would raise the minimum required GPA for Senate membership...

Grad students can’t afford cuts to income

Grad students can’t afford cuts to income

JACKSON FERDERER, Evergreen columnist

November 8, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Graduate students in the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture will see their monthly stipends reduced next semester to fulfill the spending reductions each department has to make. While these cuts hurt everyone, they will disproportionately affect international students, a population already...

City must communicate plans to residents

City must communicate plans to residents

RIDGE PETERSON, Evergreen columnist

November 7, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The City of Pullman’s recent proposal to restrict parking on streets during spring, fall and winter breaks will inconvenience students and residents alike. The proposal, which would require drivers to move their cars from streets on College Hill, highlights the need for clearer communication between...

Reader reactions: Performing Arts speaks out

November 2, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Readers react to an article about Performing Arts students speaking at an ASWSU meeting following the decision by WSU officials to cut the Performing Arts program. Speakers were trying to dissuade WSU President Kirk Schulz from cutting their funding, saying that the money that goes toward the program,...

Defend, don’t defund Planned Parenthood

Defend, don’t defund Planned Parenthood

SHELBY STANWOOD, Evergreen columnist

November 1, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Many people with health concerns have limited options and turn to Planned Parenthood for help. Nationally defunding Planned Parenthood clinics is not only ignorant of our political representatives, but it’s denying many citizens the right to affordable healthcare. Planned Parenthood has been at...

Administrators must be transparent about budget cuts

Administrators must be transparent about budget cuts

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen columnist

October 31, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Despite the drastic and life-altering changes that will be made to WSU as a result of recent spending reductions, these budget corrections will ultimately help the university in the long-run. Some might say the reductions are too harsh and will affect the community’s way of life too greatly to be...

Retention counselors have important role

Retention counselors have important role

JACKSON FERDERER, Evergreen columnist

October 31, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Multiple multicultural retention counselors will see their contracts expire without renewal in order to meet the university-wide budget cuts proposed by WSU’s current administration. This is a disservice to WSU’s multicultural students and must be prevented. In August, WSU President Kirk Schulz...

Implicit bias training a necessity for law enforcement officers

Implicit bias training a necessity for law enforcement officers

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen columnist

October 25, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

While police officers must complete long and rigorous training to be considered fit for duty, there are always new methods being developed to improve the effectiveness of law enforcement. One such improvement is a new course called Counter Bias Training Simulation, developed by researchers at WSU Spokane. Training...

Men must play role in ending sexual assault

Men must play role in ending sexual assault

JACKSON FERDERER, Evergreen columnist

October 25, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Take Back the Night, the annual march to raise awareness for sexual assault and domestic violence, which took place last Thursday, blatantly lacked an important component: men. Sure, there were a few men in the crowd, but the large majority of protesters were women. Sexual assault cannot be stopped...

Digital literacy an essential skill for college students

Digital literacy an essential skill for college students

Mohamed Salem, Evergreen columnist

October 24, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Digital literacy is essential in an era of online information gathering and networking. The misuse of social media affects internet users on many social and professional levels. Most internet users’ personal information is not protected and is, in many cases, the property of various social sites. Young...