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OPINION: Let athletes benefit from their hard work

OPINION: Let athletes benefit from their hard work

BRUCE MULMAT, Evergreen columnist

November 11, 2019

The NCAA decided to allow student-athletes to be able to make money off of their names, images and likenesses, or NIL. Mike Leach believes this would be an extreme blow to the WSU football program, having the richer schools acquire more talented players while schools with smaller budgets would struggle...

OPINION: Self-driving cars may cause crime rates to rise

OPINION: Self-driving cars may cause crime rates to rise

RAINY SHARMA, Evergreen columnist

November 11, 2019

The future is here. A few years back, AI was just another field of research, but today it is emerging as the most powerful tool with its latest revolution — the driverless car. AI is a project that might change the perspective of the traffic rules, road sense and even travel. While driverless cars...

OPINION: Efforts to fund green cars would be better spent on wind turbines

OPINION: Efforts to fund green cars would be better spent on wind turbines

GUS WATERS, Evergreen columnist

November 7, 2019

Subsidies for electric cars are a great idea to combat climate change, but in today’s political world it makes more sense to focus on bipartisan efforts to build wind turbines. Chuck Schumer, Democratic Senate minority leader, announced a $450 billion plan that would subsidize the purchase of electric...

OPINION: WSU should revive student theater program

OPINION: WSU should revive student theater program

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen columnist

November 7, 2019

The WSU theater program was unceremoniously scrapped in 2017 by the administration, part of a series of cuts intended to dig the school out of a $30 million deficit.  A drama program that brought life and culture to campus, staffed by gifted and talented writers, performers and directors, was slashed ...

OPINION: Everyone needs to do their part to slow effects of climate change

OPINION: Everyone needs to do their part to slow effects of climate change

RAINY SHARMA, Evergreen columnist

November 4, 2019

We must do something about climate change. Global climate change has been discussed in depth for years. Even though people across the globe are doing their best to make a difference, some are stuck in the mentality that as one person they will never make any significant change. However, climate...

OPINION: Everyone should register to vote in local elections

OPINION: Everyone should register to vote in local elections

ELENA PERRY, Evergreen columnist

November 4, 2019

Voting is essential to the function of democracy. It is how we give our consent as citizens to be governed by candidates we support. As college students, most of us are just dipping our toes into the world of adulthood, and one crucial rite of passage we all should undertake when we turn 18, if able,...

OPINION: WSU should create intercollegiate debate team

OPINION: WSU should create intercollegiate debate team

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen columnist

November 4, 2019

Great leaders, thinkers and writers have all had one thing in common: a love for educated, informed debate. William Buckley vs. Gore Vidal, Abraham Lincoln vs. Stephen Douglas and Jordan Peterson vs. Slavoj Zizek, among hundreds of other scholars, have all been able to expand their thoughts and opinions...

OPINION: Being genuine is better than trying to appear interesting

OPINION: Being genuine is better than trying to appear interesting

RAINY SHARMA, Evergreen columnist

October 31, 2019

Every day, we meet many people, but upon meeting some, a sudden thought comes to our mind that the person is so interesting. The main reason we find people interesting is because of their authenticity. In a group setting, people sometimes attempt to fit in with others. This might help in the short...

OPINION: Schools should educate on tribal sovereignty

OPINION: Schools should educate on tribal sovereignty

GUS WATERS, Evergreen columnist

October 31, 2019

Our schools should teach about Indian reservation sovereignty. Ken Lokensgard, assistant director at the WSU Center for Native American Research and Collaboration, said many Americans have misconceptions about even the most basic elements of reservation sovereignty: what tribes can and cannot do with...

OPINION: Personal finance classes should be a UCORE requirement

OPINION: Personal finance classes should be a UCORE requirement

BRUCE MULMAT, Evergreen columnist

October 28, 2019

College students must become more financially literate to succeed later in life. To help with this, WSU should allocate more funds and professors to teach basic personal finance to all incoming freshmen. A student can take Finance 223: Personal Finance to satisfy a UCORE math requirement. Next semester,...

OPINION: Freshmen should be allowed to live in apartments

OPINION: Freshmen should be allowed to live in apartments

ELENA PERRY, Evergreen columnist

October 28, 2019

All college graduates can probably recall their days living in a dorm room. Typically, images of a crowded space and noisy neighbors fester in the mind. Living in the dorms is rarely a positive experience, despite aims at community building and making friends. At WSU, it is required that freshmen...

OPINION: Classes should track participation, not attendance

OPINION: Classes should track participation, not attendance

DERREK SPEAKMAN, Evergreen columnist

October 24, 2019

Every student should go to class. While that might be a controversial statement, one must admit attendance is in a student’s best interest if they want to succeed. However, instructors should not give a grade for going to class. Students shouldn’t be graded for attendance, but participation. While...

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