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Politics need more education, less sensation

Politics need more education, less sensation

RACHEL LENTZ, Evergreen columnist

July 18, 2019

The polarization of politics in the U.S. has led to a highly inflammatory and discord-filled climate. New ways of consuming media make politics a powder keg. We need to put down the matches and learn how to navigate and disassemble this environment. The incendiary nature of political discussion in the U.S. is in ...

Being in nature helps us connect to our ecosystem

Being in nature helps us connect to our ecosystem

RACHEL LENTZ, Evergreen columnist

July 12, 2019

It's summertime. The sun is shining and nature seems to call out to us to enjoy life. And getting out in the wild benefits your mental health as well as nature. Using local resources to learn about wildlife around us can foster ideas for how to more fully preserve and incorporate humans into the ecosystem. Nature...

Pullman doesn’t need another Starbucks, it needs a Dutch Bros

Pullman doesn’t need another Starbucks, it needs a Dutch Bros

KATIE ARCHER, Evergreen Sports Editor

June 27, 2019

With WSU’s campus seemingly having a Starbucks on every corner, Dutch Bros is the hero Pullman deserves

“Straight pride” ignores why Pride began

“Straight pride” ignores why Pride began

RACHEL LENTZ, Evergreen columnist

June 27, 2019

Pride parades are a uniquely inclusive events that not only connects LGBTQ+ people to their communities, but allows for visibility for those who used to be forced into hiding. Rainbows, parades and glitter decorate the streets as queer people of every description finally celebrate. Yet this year more...

Everyone who can be vaccinated, should be

Everyone who can be vaccinated, should be

ALANA LACKNER, Evergreen Opinion Editor

June 13, 2019

After two children contracted measles in Moscow, according to a press release from Public Health Idaho, people are discussing the necessity of vaccines again. These two cases happened in a child who was too young to be vaccinated and their sibling, who had only had the first measles vaccination. This...

Women athletes don’t perform for male viewers pleasure

ALEX BIVIANO, Evergreen Opinion editor

June 6, 2019

Sports are transformational activities that have a major effect on their participants, as well as American culture as a whole. They can unite a campus, a city or even an entire country, but some of the best athletes are often disrespected, marginalized or even flat-out ignored. Little girls fall in...

Future generations should pursue sport careers

KATIE ARCHER, Evergreen Sports editor

June 6, 2019

Because I was born during a Monday Night Football game, sports and I were destined to be together. I grew up seeing women working in sports. It was possible for me to dream of being a professional athlete. While it was unlikely that I would play sports past high school, it was possible for me to still...

Female athletes deserve more respect

GRIFFIN AYERS, Evergreen columnist

June 6, 2019

Women’s athletes should get more appreciation than they do. They should be treated with the same respect as male athletes. Women put the same amount of work into athletics, but are paid much less and receive little to no recognition. According to Forbes, WNBA players only share less than 25 percent of the profits earned by the league, while NBA players s...

U.S. soccer team advocates women’s sports

JACLYN SEIFERT, Evergreen columnist

June 6, 2019

Players for the United States Women’s National Soccer team will head to France as they fight to bring home the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup trophy. Young girls all around the world will be watching and looking up to their heroes. “I just want girls to feel like they can believe in themselves...

UREC should beef up outreach on campus

UREC should beef up outreach on campus

GRIFFIN AYERS, Evergreen columnist

May 23, 2019

The university should empower students to live a healthy lifestyle. Increased resources for students across campus would lead more students to exercise. Exercise promotes a healthy self-image. Positive self-image can improve mental health. Confident students are more likely to be outgoing and active a...

Stores should offer students healthy food discounts

Stores should offer students healthy food discounts

GRIFFIN AYERS, Evergreen columnist

May 16, 2019

One major challenge college students struggle with is trying to stay healthy. This means getting exercise, being active and most importantly eating healthy. Once students move out of the dorms, they must plan their own meals. Due to the prices of the nutritious items students can find in Safeway,...

WSU buildings should protect birds

WSU buildings should protect birds

JESSICA TIR, Evergreen columnist

May 16, 2019

WSU has made great progress towards making our campuses eco-friendlier, but its buildings still pose a significant hazard for migratory birds. If WSU wants to set a bold example, it needs to consider more bird-friendly building designs. The Pullman campus has plenty of huge windows that look out onto...

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