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OPINION: WSU needs to provide more housing assistance to students

WSU needs to offer more assistance and help to students who were kicked off campus because of COVID-19.

SARAH DANIELS, Evergreen columnist

July 22, 2020

Like it or not, WSU has decided to offer as many in-person courses as possible. WSU administration consistently, and I believe truthfully, claims that students’ lives are a priority. However, there are certainly some eyebrow-raising reactions that make it seem like maybe WSU wasn’t prepared to deal...

OPINION: Local businesses deserve support during COVID-19

Government loans have been going to large corporations like Amazon, but we should be more worried about small businesses and individuals.

MACKENNA ROWE, Evergreen columnist

July 22, 2020

We live in a time where Prime delivery offered by Amazon comes in a few days. Walmart can deliver groceries and gaming systems to cars. Food service companies can drop off food right to a front door. What about neighbors or even friends who own local businesses? The story for small businesses is a little...

OPINION: Learn a foreign language

Learning a foreign language opens up whole new worlds and skills to students.

ADAM HUREAU, Evergreen columnist

July 22, 2020

Learning a foreign language is something every student can benefit from. Though many students take foreign language and culture classes as part of UCORE or Honors requirements, most do not go beyond that requirement and take advantage of the great classes offered at WSU. Taking additional foreign language...

OPINION: Freshmen have to make a choice this semester

The pandemic has forced many college students to reconsider their options, like whether or not to take a gap year.

ADAM HUREAU, Evergreen columnist

July 22, 2020

There is no question that this fall is going to look different. Classes, football games and even parties will all have changed. This might leave freshman uncertain as to whether or not they should come to college. For some, postponing college could be an extremely viable option, maybe even the best...

OPINION: Performative activism benefits nobody

Activism watered down for corporate branding, or to fit in, is not activism at all.

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen mint editor

July 15, 2020

While the Black Lives Matter protests are centered around specific issues, the end goal of the protest doesn’t have a consensus. Some people believe we need to defund the police to deter brutality and some people believe it needs to be fully abolished. Others just want laws enacted to ensure more accountability....

OPINION: A radically different freshman experience

As August approaches, WSU's incoming freshmen will face new challenges related to COVID-19.

MACKENNA ROWE, Evergreen columnist

July 15, 2020

In March, schools across the world had to switch formats and completely shut down due to COVID-19. As August approaches, accommodations are still needed to continue with the 2020-2021 school year. Many first-year students had high hopes for the fall and being back in-person at WSU. Though this is...

OPINION: Restructure WSU parking

WSU parking is too expensive and overcrowded, necessitating some kind of new system to ensure everyone has a parking space.

SARAH DANIELS, Evergreen columnist

July 15, 2020

As a commuting college student, I can’t help but hear and feel WSU students' frustration at the cost of WSU parking permits. There is certainly a lot of — I believe — understandable animosity toward WSU Transportation Services and a lot of things are problematic. But there are a lot of things...

OPINION: Keep DACA in place

DACA recipients are the backbone of this country and the survival of the bill ensures their continued residency.

CLAIRE PADILLA, Evergreen columnist

July 8, 2020

In mid-June 2020, President Donald Trump moved to end the DACA program and its protection over undocumented immigrants. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Trump is unable to end the program because he did not go about the correct way of revoking it. Diana Rivera, DACA recipient and sophomore digital...

OPINION: Rediscover reading

From children to adults, reading has something to offer everybody.

ADAM HUREAU, Evergreen columnist

July 8, 2020

We are reading less and less. About 27 percent of U.S adults haven’t read a book in the past year, according to the Pew Research Center. Another study from the Washington Post found a 30 percent decline in the number of Americans who read on any given day. This is staggering. What used to be a prominent form of entertainment has gradually been replaced by TV, video games and s...

OPINION: The pineapple pizza predicament

For some people, the pineapple on pizza debate is a bloody, pitched battle of flavor combinations.

SARAH DANIELS, Evergreen columnist

July 8, 2020

Gordon Ramsay already settled the debate on whether pineapple belongs on pizza: it doesn’t. However, there are still some people who swear it isn’t an abomination to pizza-kind. My biggest dislike is the sweetness of the pineapple. I understand the pairing — cheese and fruit is a classic pairing,...

OPINION: Support the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

RAWA will protect aspects of Washington's outdoors that other laws will not.

DAN CURTIS, Evergreen columnist

July 1, 2020

Right now, hunter- and angler-led activist groups are driving the meteoric path of the Great American Outdoors Act. If enough people call their house representatives, then the Great American Outdoors Act could pass the House and be signed by the POTUS. As big a win as that would be, it would only allocat...

OPINION: Touchless payment is the way of the future

Touchless and mobile payments minimize risk of viral transmission for the customer and the business.

ADAM HUREAU, Evergreen columnist

July 1, 2020

More businesses need to use mobile payment systems. Mobile payment, or touchless payment as it is sometimes called, has become one of the most convenient methods of transaction. In an age where technology rules over everything, there is no reason why this hasn’t been (or shouldn’t be) widely implemented...

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