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WSU needs specialized mental health programs

WSU needs specialized mental health programs

DEYANIRA TOVAR, Evergreen columnist

April 11, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Generational trauma that impacts many students of color can often require specialized counseling, which WSU right now cannot offer without more well-trained individuals. Actively working to improve how personnel understand and sympathize with those who come from this background will better support ethnic comm...

Environmental science should be a UCORE requirement

Environmental science should be a UCORE requirement

ADAM CARLSON, Evergreen columnist

April 10, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Many of the problems with how humans treat the environment stem from ignorance of the science and issues around climate change. Take, for example, President Donald Trump's claim that windmills cause cancer, a completely ignorant statement with no factual basis. The first step toward solving environmental pr...

WSU should emphasize writing skills, courses more

WSU should emphasize writing skills, courses more

BRUCE MULMAT, Evergreen columnist

April 10, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Reading and writing are essential skills, but they are often pushed aside in college for the technical understanding and specialization most majors require. These skills should be fundamental to WSU students since additional English classes, writing workshops and reading clubs create stronger writers...

Inslee campaign leads to action on climate change

Inslee campaign leads to action on climate change

LAURA BATE, Evergreen columnist

April 9, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Gov. Jay Inslee’s presidency would mean addressing climate change as a priority rather than a side project, a long overdue step. This alone warrants supporting his campaign to the fullest, but it’s important we hold him accountable to his other responsibilities. Many doubt Inslee’s commitment...

Gas tax bill too costly for minor effects

Gas tax bill too costly for minor effects

BRUCE MULMAT, Evergreen Columnist

April 4, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Climate change solutions must reduce financial strain. Only increasing the tax on carbon fuels and raising gas prices puts too much of the burden on those who need to drive every day. People will still drive the same amount, they’ll just have to pay more to do it. The new gas tax would do virtually...

Upgrade housing, attract more campus residents

Upgrade housing, attract more campus residents

ALIVIA HILLER, Evergreen columnist

April 3, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Dorms are a staple to college campuses. They offer a great experience for first years at WSU but are rarely used by many students past their first year. Living on campus is expensive, especially with the recent increase in housing fees, but it offers many benefits to students and the WSU community....

Feed funding into fungus research to save the bees

Feed funding into fungus research to save the bees

LAURA BATE, Evergreen columnist

April 2, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

A world without honey bees would mean a world scarce of flowers, fruit and trees. WSU researcher Jennifer Han is part of a research team dedicated to preventing that dystopia. Their work ensures a future with a thriving honey bee population, but only if they get the funding they need to do it. “Ask ...

Wall demonstration best met by disengagement

Wall demonstration best met by disengagement

BRUCE MULMAT, Evergreen columnist

April 2, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

The WSU College Republicans plan to show support of President Donald Trump’s border security plan for the second time on April 16. People will always disagree on politics, but if you come to this demonstration with your mind set on opposing it, you’ll only escalate the situation. If you can’...

Keep the cannabis industry growing in Pullman

Keep the cannabis industry growing in Pullman

ADAM CARLSON, Evergreen columnist

March 28, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Throughout the past month, lawmakers and citizens have discussed the possibility of officially halting the construction of future cannabis-related facilities. If put into effect, this would halt production and planning for any new grow-house, dispensary, or research facility within Whitman County....

Make an edible garden on the Pullman campus

Make an edible garden on the Pullman campus

DEYANIRA TOVAR, Evergreen columnist

March 27, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Pullman’s first edible garden should set a precedent for providing an accessible place for more food options. WSU's staff and students should work to establish its own garden on campus to encourage healthy diets among students and offer an alternative to the food served in dining halls. An edible...

Change WSU reputation, no alcohol at games

Change WSU reputation, no alcohol at games

BRUCE MULMAT, Evergreen columnist

March 26, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

A riot occurred when WSU became a dry campus and for twenty years administrators upheld that policy. Yet to fully commit to keeping alcohol off campus and work toward a reputation of research, we must make our sporting events dry as well. The alcohol policy is far from outdated and should be kept...

WSU should give students realistic cost estimates

WSU should give students realistic cost estimates

BRUCE MULMAT, Evergreen columnist

March 21, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Knowledge is power, and WSU should empower its students. Informing students on every cost associated with their classes gives them better chances of successfully budgeting for school each semester. The largest variable for students is textbook costs, which can range from less than a hundred bucks...

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