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Out-of-state students don’t receive enough aid

Out-of-state students don’t receive enough aid

JASPER CONTRERAS, Evergreen columnist

January 29, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

As one of the more isolated places in Washington, Pullman causes a bit of culture shock to those unfamiliar with the region. It’s not a threatening area, but when you move away from home, everything is just a little scarier. Especially when you’re paying more than double per credit hour than...

Conversion therapy illegal, harmful to progress

Conversion therapy illegal, harmful to progress

JASPER CONTRERAS, Evergreen columnist

January 24, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In 2015 the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage. Despite this momentous occasion and progress made since, the LGBTQ+ community still faces discrimination. Progress isn’t as simple as one court case. Ignorance and hatred won’t lessen without people accepting a changing world. In many places, peo...

FAFSA’s system fails financially independent students

FAFSA’s system fails financially independent students

DEYANIRA TOVAR, Evergreen columnist

January 24, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid has been available now since Oct. 1 and it’s a stressful process for any student waiting for a response on their financial aid package. This system uses a value called your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) to measure, in part, how much financial aid...

Support stricter gun control in Washington

Support stricter gun control in Washington

ALEX BIVIANO, Evergreen Columnist

January 23, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

I want to take your guns away. No, not the pistol used to defend your home, or the rifle you hunt with, but some simply should not be in civilian hands. The second amendment protects the right to keep and bear arms. But it doesn’t specify which arms are legal to keep. We already have gun control...

Positive public opinion does little to generate real change

Positive public opinion does little to generate real change

AMAR JOSHI, Evergreen Columnist

January 23, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

In today’s divisive and polarized climate, politicians love to focus on the ideals of an issue rather than the actual problem. This leads to a huge lack of support for the people they represent. No politician helps their constituency by being an ideological warrior. The government a...

Garnering awareness for pesticides in marijuana

Garnering awareness for pesticides in marijuana

LORIELL LOUANGAMATH, Evergreen columnist

January 22, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Marijuana laws for medicinal or recreational use are relentlessly argued over between users and non-users. What’s undeniable is that regardless of what a product is, if it’s available to the public, it must be safe for their consumption. Since its legalization in nine states, including Washington,...

Teach respect for women in early education

Teach respect for women in early education

LORIELL LOUANGAMATH, Evergreen columnist

January 17, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Women have been objectified for centuries. To this day objectification persists throughout our society, detrimentally affecting women’s health and social status. When men see only certain parts of women, they hold them to a set standard. These women then start to uphold that standard, consciously...

People should rely less on their resolutions

People should rely less on their resolutions

ALEX BIVIANO, Evergreen columnist

January 16, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

The new year creates an opportunity for self-examination and growth. For many this means creating New Year’s resolutions. The spirit of self-improvement is celebrated, but the results show the lofty goals people set for themselves are rarely achieved. To change one’s life, small steps need to...

Legislators need to handle budget with better bureaucracy

Legislators need to handle budget with better bureaucracy

AMAR JOSHI, Evergreen columnist

January 16, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

This nation is tired of waiting for federal lawmakers to figure out their issues after three weeks of collective anger and frustration. Government shutdowns are too common in today’s divisive political climate and it’s disappointing to see the country test its limits on this shutdown siege. Our...

Laptop use should be encouraged in classes

Laptop use should be encouraged in classes

LORIELL LOUANGAMATH, Evergreen columnist

January 10, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

In order to be successful, students need laptops at their convenience to know they are able to interact with the content they’re learning through the best possible means. Many WSU professors unfortunately do not share this view. I plan to go into the tech field and in order to do that you have...

The government shutdown harms federal employees most of all

The government shutdown harms federal employees most of all

ALEX BIVIANO, Evergreen columnist

January 10, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Of the three shutdowns which have occurred over the past ten years, none are as egregious as the one our nation is in today. One such case occurred under President Barack Obama in 2013 due to conflicts regarding the national debt ceiling. The shutdown lasted sixteen days, the Office of Management...

Juul needs to take responsibility for harmful products

Juul needs to take responsibility for harmful products

AMAR JOSHI, Evergreen columnist

January 9, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Top-feature

The idea of getting most of the benefits of smoking without the pesky carcinogens and chemicals found in tar appeals to many. This simple idea is the primary driving force behind the meteoric rise in popularity of Juul and other pod-system products. Juul is one of many products that became successful...

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