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The Daily Evergreen’s official Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

The Daily Evergreen’s official Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

MINDY MALONE, Evergreen columnist

December 6, 2019

Coming up with gift ideas can be the hardest part of the holiday season. With experience, intuition and some inspiration from this “The Seattle Times” gift guide, I’ve compiled this list to make your December a little easier. Gifts for Him: Sherpa has been a winter signature for the last few ...

OPINION: Pre-law students need interdisciplinary focus to be competitive

OPINION: Pre-law students need interdisciplinary focus to be competitive

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen columnist

November 22, 2019

Thousands of students across WSU are preparing to go to law school. Economics students are poring over financial law, political science students are revisiting obscure court cases and philosophy students are engaged in ethical dilemmas about the injustices of the court system. Regardless of their...

OPINION: Dialogue could prevent another dead week right after a break

OPINION: Dialogue could prevent another dead week right after a break

BRUCE MULMAT, Evergreen columnist

November 22, 2019

While having dead week right after Thanksgiving break is not an ideal option for this semester, it is the only way to keep our schedule on track. This information has been available for years — all you had to do was look at the Academic Calendar. “Typically we try to set the calendar at least...

OPINION: WSU should not allow gendered dress codes

OPINION: WSU should not allow gendered dress codes

ELENA PERRY, Evergreen columnist

November 19, 2019

Students who take voice lessons at WSU are required to participate in convocation, a weekly solo performance in front of everyone else in lessons. Students are expected to prepare a piece of music ahead of time and sing it in front of their peers. Convocation is a formal event, where students are...

OPINION: Removing Electoral College is improbable, not worth pursuing

OPINION: Removing Electoral College is improbable, not worth pursuing

GUS WATERS, Evergreen columnist

November 19, 2019

Removing the Electoral College could be a step in the right direction for American democracy. The removal of the college is nearly impossible, however, making it not worth pursuing. In U.S. history the winner of the popular vote has lost the Electoral College five times, and this has happened twice...

OPINION: United States should adopt simple business tax code with low rate

OPINION: United States should adopt simple business tax code with low rate

GUS WATERS, Evergreen columnist

November 15, 2019

The U.S. should adopt a business tax code that is simple, with a low rate so that multinational corporations are no longer able to avoid paying taxes by funneling money overseas. The U.S. loses roughly $80 billion every year in corporate tax revenue because corporations are able to move their money overseas to avo...

I love you but stay home, Dad

I love you but stay home, Dad

BRUCE MULMAT, Evergreen columnist

November 15, 2019

Time and cost are major obstacles for out-of-state dads coming to Pullman this weekend. Sometimes even in-state dads struggle to clear their schedules for this specific weekend. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t have a good time or get together with your family on a different weekend. One...

OPINION: Movember is about men’s health, not your beard

OPINION: Movember is about men’s health, not your beard

BRUCE MULMAT, Evergreen columnist

November 15, 2019

If you’re doing No-Shave November and saying it’s to raise awareness about Movember without doing anything involving the underlying cause, just be honest about it. You’re not doing anything to help raise awareness about men’s health, you just want an excuse to see if your beard will finally...

OPINION: Let athletes benefit from their hard work

OPINION: Let athletes benefit from their hard work

BRUCE MULMAT, Evergreen columnist

November 12, 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 12, 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 8, 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 8, 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 ...

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