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We should move toward nuclear reprocessing

We should move toward nuclear reprocessing

KADE RUSSOM, Evergreen columnist

October 31, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When the word nuclear comes up in conversation, it has a variety of connotations. Some only describe it in a scientific perspective, while to others it becomes a threat of mass destruction to the world. In its most optimistic terms, it is attributed to renewable energy. This optimism is somewhat rare...

Purebred dogs deserve a home too

Purebred dogs deserve a home too

ALEX BIVIANO, Evergreen columnist

October 31, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

When looking for a new companion, people may hear the saying “adopt, don’t shop,” but that advice does not work in every situation. Shaming pet owners just leaves puppies without homes rather than shelter pets with a better family. Mutts are great: they’re lovable, caring and rescuing a new...

There should be clear divisions between platforms, publications

There should be clear divisions between platforms, publications

SAAD NABIL ALI, Evergreen columnist

October 31, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The best way to eliminate confusion about facts, confirmation bias and microtargeting is to strongly enforce the distinctions between a platform and a publication. Many people think platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Reddit exist in part to complement the coverage of news produced by publications...

Echo chambers destroy civil discourse

Echo chambers destroy civil discourse

AMAR JOSHI, Evergreen columnist

October 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Meaningful discussion and discourse are what keeps a social species like us flourishing. It encourages us to question our own values and ideas. So a place where none of this happens and people just wallow in their own self-indulgence seems counterproductive. That’s exactly what echo chambers give...

Lowering drinking age to 18 would make people safer

Lowering drinking age to 18 would make people safer

JULIANNA MAGEE, Evergreen columnist

October 29, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

A drinking age of 21 is unjust, inconsistent and ageist. The drinking age before 1984 was under state jurisdiction. Some states like Washington had a drinking age of 21, and some, like Idaho, had a drinking age of 18. Most people would agree that WSU’s conveniently small commute to Idaho greatly...

Political correctness necessary for peace

Political correctness necessary for peace

KADE RUSSOM, Evergreen columnist

October 24, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Politicians have long been politically correct to safeguard peaceful intentions and demonstrate their understanding of others, but it’s fallen out of favor in recent times. Contemporary society is a place of diverse cultures, complexly interwoven with perspectives of all kinds. Both domestically...

No right, wrong way to commute to campus

No right, wrong way to commute to campus

ALEX BIVIANO, Evergreen columnist

October 24, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Pullman is unique among American college towns. Due to its unusual layout geographically and the difference in culture between the city of Pullman and the campus of WSU, transportation is a challenge for many students and faculty who live off campus. As a university, WSU has a hardworking transportation...

Conservative values historically align with civil rights

Conservative values historically align with civil rights

SAAD NABIL ALI, Evergreen columnist

October 24, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Conservatism has always championed civil rights and equal protection under the law. American conservatism has received all sorts of flack following the 2016 U.S. presidential election, leading to many incorrect associations with the ideology. Conservatism is not President Donald Trump, who was affiliated...

Trump chose greed over truth in death of Khashoggi

Trump chose greed over truth in death of Khashoggi

AMAR JOSHI, Evergreen columnist

October 23, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

If government and media do not support each other, democracy can’t work properly. The issue of media and government should be a straightforward one, but more and more this political climate has led to nothing but confusion. President Donald Trump’s decision to impose minimal sanctions on Saudi...

Greek houses promote unhealthy conformity

Greek houses promote unhealthy conformity

JULIANNA MAGEE, Evergreen columnist

October 23, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Greek houses are a blight on the safety, humanity and critical thinking skills of college students. It’s a system structured around arbitrary exclusion as well as in-group favoritism and has become a trope of the American college experience. “In the Greek system, some conformity pressures might...

Roughing the passer rule hurts football

Roughing the passer rule hurts football

GRANT CIUBA, Evergreen columnist

October 22, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

The NFL’s newly-implemented rule about roughing the passer makes it almost impossible for anyone to know what might constitute a penalty and it’s making football worse for the players as well as for the fans. While the new NFL rule provides additional language intended to protect quarterbacks,...

Support growing for Senate republicans

Support growing for Senate republicans

SAAD NABIL ALI, Evergreen columnist

October 18, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Despite the implication of an impending "blue wave" in Congress as a result of partisan smearing, the Senate will likely remain Republican after the midterm election cycle. Twenty-six Democrat and nine Republican seats are up for reelection in November with all 26 Democratic seats held by incumbents...

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