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OPINION: Study abroad provides opportunities to learn, grow

OPINION: Study abroad provides opportunities to learn, grow

ELENA PERRY, Evergreen columnist

September 13, 2019

Junior Emma Mason spent months preparing to leave her family, friends and country. She was filling out applications and doing interviews, ready to leave her Scottish hometown to study abroad in the U.S. She was excited for all the opportunities WSU had to offer, both intellectually and socially. Despite...

OPINION: Tech consumers need more attention on privacy

OPINION: Tech consumers need more attention on privacy

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen columnist

September 13, 2019

Privacy in the 21st century is dead. That phrase provokes a range of emotions among Americans, from nihilism to disbelief to optimism. Regardless of your gut reaction, the value we have come to know and love is an outdated concept. It has been for some time because of one factor: technology. The...

Eastern Washington should not become own state

Eastern Washington should not become own state

GUS WATERS, Evergreen columnist

September 10, 2019

The desire of people living in Eastern Washington to form their own state, while stemming from legitimate concern, would be detrimental to the citizens of this area. Matt Shea, a state representative from Washington’s fourth legislative district, has been championing a proposal to create a state...

WSU professors should adopt fragrance codes

WSU professors should adopt fragrance codes

EURUS THACH, Evergreen columnist

September 10, 2019

Right here at WSU, fragrances play an important role in boosting Cougs’ confidence. However, respecting limits and boundaries is every Cougar's responsibility on campus. The confidence that fragrances give students is important. They're always one of the most popular cosmetic items in academic environments....

OPINION: WSU should invest more into artificial intelligence

OPINION: WSU should invest more into artificial intelligence

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen columnist

September 6, 2019

Terminator, The Matrix, Westworld. Our view of artificial intelligence is shaped by movies and TV, suggesting evil robots and omnipotent computer systems. However, AI exists, and it’s not bent on world domination. Instead, AI is involved in almost every facet of our everyday life — and it’s...

OPINION: Churches need transparency of LGBTQ+ beliefs

OPINION: Churches need transparency of LGBTQ+ beliefs

ELENA PERRY, Evergreen columnist

September 6, 2019

For a person on campus looking for a religious organization to join, the options are bountiful, but for a queer person, looking for a church can feel like walking a minefield of groups that are not supportive of them.  Religion can be a powerful practice, and for many, being a part of a church gro...

OPINION: Everyone should wear a helmet when taking a Coug Bike

OPINION: Everyone should wear a helmet when taking a Coug Bike

DERREK SPEAKMAN, Evergreen columnist

September 3, 2019

This story has been updated to reflect Washington State Department of Transportation's correct acronym. WSU is not a good campus for riding bikes. With its numerous hills and paths riddled with stairs, it’s a difficult life for bicyclist at WSU. That’s not to say that our campus isn’t brimming...

OPINION: All students should elect their ASWSU delegates

OPINION: All students should elect their ASWSU delegates

GUS WATERS, Evergreen columnist

September 3, 2019

The ASWSU Senate is a significant part of student representation at WSU. While the senate positively impacts students in many ways, the lack of direct elections for the freshman delegate position is deeply troubling. Improving mental health services, community outreach, maintaining student employment...

Pass of bond issues important for community

Pass of bond issues important for community

BRUCE MULMAT, Evergreen columnist

August 30, 2019

Bond issues are important for the routine renovations of schools and other aspects of civic development. No matter where you come from and how you view education, think critically about how voting yes on bond issues for schools can do good for your community. In early August, the Pullman School District...

UCORE needs another science requirement

UCORE needs another science requirement

DERREK SPEAKMAN, Evergreen columnist

August 30, 2019

Every student who goes through university should get a well-rounded education. They should leave with all the skills required for their chosen field. They should also be able to write, think critically and be scientifically literate. WSU’s attempt to give students a well-rounded education is its...

Lower Snake dams need attention, critical thought

Lower Snake dams need attention, critical thought

GUS WATERS, Evergreen columnist

August 27, 2019

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been edited to reflect that steelhead are a species of trout, not salmon. Currently, the lower Snake River is home to four dams. The dams provide Washington and Whitman County with a slew of benefits including energy-efficient transportation, commercial recreation, irrigati...

Rush should allow potential new members to vent

Rush should allow potential new members to vent

ELENA PERRY, Evergreen columnist

August 27, 2019

Sorority recruitment is hard. Women interested in joining a chapter at WSU participate in rush week, seven days of waking up at 4:45 a.m. and having to put your best face forward to future potential sororities. It takes a lot of mental and physical tenacity, potential new members (PNMs) dive headfirst...

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