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Letter from the editor: Thanks for reading

Letter from the editor: Thanks for reading

RACHEL SUN, Evergreen reporter

May 1, 2020

Dear readers, I am so grateful. I came to WSU in the fall of 2016 and joined the staff of The Daily Evergreen a few months in. My time here has been life-changing in more ways than one. This is the place I’ve met almost all of my closest friends, the kind you never really lose even when you’re...

OPINION: Keep countries accountable for COVID-19

It is easy to brush aside the numbers of this virus, but it is important for governments to provide the correct ones.

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen Columnist

April 29, 2020

Every pandemic has a Patient Zero. There’s always a “cough heard round the world,” if you will. From the AIDS crisis to the 1918 influenza outbreak, there’s always one person who kicks off a whole new breed of death. In the case of the COVID-19 outbreak, it’s unclear as to who the original...

OPINION: Don’t rely on opinion programs for your news

It is easy to find opinions about news events, but dig a little deeper for better information.

GUS WATERS, Evergreen Columnist

April 29, 2020

Do not get your news from the opinion section. Instead, get your news from an array of trustworthy sources that make you respect other sides. By consuming trustworthy and unbiased news sources, people gain a better understanding of current events which allows them to have respectful conversations...

OPINION: Go crazy for graduation

Even with social distancing you can flex your graduation to others by taking photos and sending out announcements.

HALEY BRICKWEDEL, Evergreen Columnist

April 27, 2020

Graduation is still happening for many students this year. It may look a little different, with so many things changing due to COVID-19. As a senior myself, I wanted a “normal” graduation. I worked for four years to graduate on time and have memories of college and friends. I wanted the whole...

OPINION: Don’t come back for summer session

Apartment rates might go lower over the summer, but don't spend the extra money unless you have to.

ANTHONY TORCHIA, Evergreen Columnist

April 27, 2020

Many students who had their hopes up for in-person classes to resume for Summer 2020 were disappointed when Interim Provost and Executive Vice President Bryan Slinker announced on April 3 that WSU will be using distance learning methods for classes that were meant to be taught face-to-face. While spending...

OPINION: The US needs to be more proactive when fighting outbreaks

The US cannot stand by and watch as a pandemic starts to spread.

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen Columnist

April 24, 2020

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a government in possession of power must be in want of something to f-ck up. It’s a scientific law, like gravity. Whenever there’s a serious catastrophe, like Hurricane Katrina, or the AIDS crisis, the government finds a way to royally screw up the response....

OPINION: Participate in virtual town halls during the isolation

Participating in online town halls is one way you can stay politically active while social distancing.

GUS WATERS, Evergreen columnist

April 22, 2020

Virtual town halls during social distancing are a great way to promote activism and knowledge in our political system and are important to hold elected officials accountable.  Town halls are an important and underrated feature of our political system. They are critical because they allow pol...

OPINION: Keep being social during quarantine

You can still get together and hang out with friends. It just won't be in the same room.

HALEY BRICKWEDEL, Evergreen Columnist

April 22, 2020

With everything happening in the world, it can be easy to feel alone. Thank goodness for the internet. Without it there would be too much down time and more of a need for hobbies. The internet is the best way to connect with friends and loved ones in real time. “My friends and I have a group chat on...

OPINION: Don’t relax social distancing rules

It is easy to still not get the correct information about COVID-19, but it is still important to keep social distancing.

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen columnist

April 20, 2020

As I write this, I’m thinking about my initial reaction to the coronavirus. I remember thinking, desensitized as a kid by frenzies over new pandemics that ended up fizzling out, that this was not going to be an issue. Maybe a few hundred people would die, but more than that die from the flu, right...

OPINION: Make Dad’s weekend for all parents

Let Moms feel more welcome coming to hang out in the fall by turning Dad's Weekend into Parent's Weekend.

ANTHONY TORCHIA, Evergreen Columnist

April 20, 2020

One of the most disheartening cancellations caused by the spread and danger of COVID-19 was the cancellation of WSU’s Mom’s Weekend for the 2020 school year. This disrupted the travel plans of thousands of moms and families that left them all wondering how WSU will move forward with other events. One ...

OPINION: Support gene researchers

Gene editing is an important area for further research.

NICOLAS ARGON, Evergreen Columnist

April 17, 2020

Gene editing is the future and we should embrace it. I don’t mean a wholehearted approval of the technique but to recognize that it’s here. We must be thoughtful about its applications and aware of its potential. We’ve been gene editing all throughout history. Selectively breeding animals an...

OPINION: Pass fail option doesn’t help students

Having options are nice, but these don't help students who are struggling with distance learning.

HALEY BRICKWEDEL, Evergreen Columnist

April 17, 2020

Campus is allowing a pass/fail option for the spring semester. However, applying for pass/fail classes is not easy as it may seem. Each department has their own limit on the amount of pass/fail classes for a degree. Moreover, the pass/fail class will not affect overall GPA and may count towards a deg...

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