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Your body positivity is worthless if it’s just positivity

Your body positivity is worthless if it’s just positivity

KENDRICK RICHARDSON, Evergreen columnist

August 29, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

You’ve heard it on “Dr. Phil,” “The View” and maybe even “Oprah.” Body positivity is the movement to expand our ideas of beauty, the aim being to include all people regardless of gender identity, race, size or age. Since the late 1960s, a main focus of the movement was to fight the “fat...

WSU should make foreign languages a UCORE requirement

WSU should make foreign languages a UCORE requirement

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist

August 28, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As a freshman entering college, I was excited for the opportunity to take new and interesting classes that were not available to me in high school. Even though I took four years of Spanish and received credit through a college-in-the-high-school program, I decided during orientation to enroll in Italian...

Automation threatens all future careers

Automation threatens all future careers

ERIC SIMPSON, Evergreen columnist

August 28, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

With the unstoppable advance of automation, job security is becoming an increasingly pressing issue. The 15 largest occupations in the U.S. account for more than 27 percent of the labor force, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Unemployment during the Great Depression was only 25 percent....

Classroom technology should reinforce student-professor bond

Classroom technology should reinforce student-professor bond

KADE RUSSOM, Evergreen columnist

August 23, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

In order for people to learn effectively, the interaction between teacher and student must be strong. Constant supervision is a must in kindergarten, there’s always at least one kid just moments from throwing a tantrum or desperately crying for a parent they miss at home. The comfort and security...

Week of Welcome should include mental health information

Week of Welcome should include mental health information

AUDREY WEAVER, Evergreen columnist

August 22, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Every year, WSU’s Week of Welcome introduces freshmen to the college experience. Students are invited to attend events such as pep rallies, speeches, dances and Convocation. These opportunities to engage with their new peers and school prepares students for life in a new environment. But, despite...

Letter from the editor: Opinion for debate, new ideas

Letter from the editor: Opinion for debate, new ideas

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen opinion editor

August 22, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When I was in middle school, I, like many others, had several career goals that occupied much of my thinking about the future. My dominant dream, however, was teaching high school English. Being an educator sounded great to me. I would get to help guide students on their path to professional success...

Discrimination in the name of diversity

Discrimination in the name of diversity

KENDRICK RICHARDSON, Evergreen columnist

August 21, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Take a minute and think about what you would say if I said that because slavery is no longer legal, racism doesn’t exist in America. Many college students would respond with something along the lines of, “The discrimination of the past still echoes today.” That’s a difficult claim to refute,...

Letter from the editor: A journey born from a rival

Letter from the editor: A journey born from a rival

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen editor-in-chief

August 21, 2018


Filed under Columns, Editorials, Opinion

After over three months of grinding through the summer with a limited staff as Editor-in-Chief, I’m ready to put out a paper five days a week while being a full-time college student. But my journey to this position didn’t seem possible nearly three years ago when I had zero interest in going into...

Letter from the editor: ‘That they might be better citizens’

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

August 10, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As I end my term as the Evergreen’s news editor, there’s one last thing I feel I need to address. Now more than ever, news media in the country are under the microscope. Distrust in the news has never been higher in this nation. However, it is important for people to support their local newspapers...

Student Rec Center provides a break from stress

SAAD NABIL ALI, Evergreen columnist

August 10, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

College demands levels of performance from students that contribute to feelings commonly equated with collectivism. When your work is evaluated based on criteria developed for where you should be rather than effort, you’ll inevitably wind up feeling inadequate at times. As a political science pre-law...

Football can look toward rugby for safety

Football can look toward rugby for safety

HANAH GOETZ, Evergreen opinion editor

July 19, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

The condition of football players has been under contention for years, but not in terms of physical fitness. Instead, the problem lies with the abundance of concussions and the long-term effects that come with them. In 2016 alone, concussion injuries increased by 58 percent, according to ESPN.com....

New affordable housing could be a disaster for Pullman market

New affordable housing could be a disaster for Pullman market

SAAD NABIL ALI, Evergreen columnist

July 19, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Confirmation of plans for the new affordable housing project in Pullman, promoted by the Community Action Center, has had many relishing in its potential. “Our goal at CAC is to help every Whitman County resident improve their ability to be in stable housing and to increase long-term self-sufficiency,”...

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