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WSU needs to weed out misinformation on marijuana

WSU needs to weed out misinformation on marijuana

KADE RUSSOM, Evergreen columnist

October 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Let’s face it, legal weed is great for Washington. People can smoke it in a blunt or hit from a bowl, bake with it and get baked on it. Fun for all ages at or above the legal limit. Washington income in 2017 from marijuana sales was $315 million, and half of this collection was put to funding...

Being a patriot doesn’t make you a nationalist

Being a patriot doesn’t make you a nationalist

KENDRICK RICHARDSON, Evergreen columnist

October 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

When someone makes the claim that Western culture is superior it often resonates in one of two ways. Many individuals may hear a strong tone of nationalism. Others might just see it as a normal patriotic statement, and I would agree with the latter. Nowadays, many consider nationalism to be synonymous...

RV area patrons must respect WSU, state policies

RV area patrons must respect WSU, state policies

ALEX BIVIANO, Evergreen columnist

October 1, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The conditions of campus tailgating areas have improved from the raucous party locations they once were, but there is still work to be done so students have a positive experience with them on football weekends. Given the university budget deficit, one of the central challenges is to preserve the revenue...

Good immigration policies require research

Good immigration policies require research

SAAD NABIL ALI, Evergreen columnist

October 1, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Changing laws that separate undocumented families at the U.S. border can only begin by properly identifying how those laws came to be. During an event at the Foley Institute on Sept. 17, Lisa Brown, Democratic candidate for Washington’s 5th Congressional District, suggested the separation of children...

Letter from the editor: No right opinions on Fiji

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen opinion editor

September 27, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

No one has the right answer about whether the members of Phi Delta Gamma fraternity are guilty of engaging in alleged cultural appropriation during one of their philanthropies. In a video that surfaced on Twitter, members of Fiji wore grass skirts and serenaded sororities in their house as part of...

It’s time to stop putting tailgaters over students

It’s time to stop putting tailgaters over students

ALEX BIVIANO, Evergreen columnist

September 27, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

While WSU is entrenched in a large deficit, seeking profitable revenue sources should be prioritized. However, some of these sources may need a reevaluation because they make life harder for current students and employees. An example of a profitable event WSU hosts is tailgating before fall football...

Allegations have become political tactics

Allegations have become political tactics

SAAD NABIL ALI, Evergreen columnist

September 26, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In the court of public opinion, you are convicted of sexual assault the moment allegations are made public. The current political climate in the U.S. is counterproductive to the cultural progression that has moved toward valuing the credibility of all allegations. Pamela Thoma, associate professor...

Pedestrians, drivers should be more aware of surroundings

Pedestrians, drivers should be more aware of surroundings

KRISTIN BULZOMI, Evergreen columnist

September 26, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

A few weeks ago, I was driving to campus from my apartment when I stopped for a pedestrian crossing the road. Moments later, a car rear-ended me. The driver was distracted for a moment and did not notice I had come to a stop, causing the accident. All it took was looking away from the road for split...

Volunteering in Pullman is important, makes strong students

Volunteering in Pullman is important, makes strong students

ERIC SIMPSON, Evergreen columnist

September 25, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Volunteering has always been an important part of every community, big or small. It helps bring people closer together and create new connections that otherwise may not have existed. I urge every student at WSU to go out and volunteer within the Pullman or greater Palouse area for at least one hour....

Losing net neutrality hurts economy

Losing net neutrality hurts economy

KADE RUSSOM, Evergreen columnist

September 25, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Net neutrality used to oversee internet service providers’ control over the content they allowed users to access, but its repeal has created debate over how much of the internet is free. Under net neutrality, the content of the internet is freely accessible and companies must allow unbiased access...

Safe spaces harm resilience, debate

Safe spaces harm resilience, debate

KENDRICK RICHARDSON, Evergreen columnist

September 24, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

If you need to find a place that won’t discriminate against you for wanting to express your controversial beliefs, allow me to sarcastically refer you to a “safe space.” Within the last several years, individuals with non-traditional identities created these zones around many educational campuses....

WSU should make room for Performing Arts, be well-rounded

WSU should make room for Performing Arts, be well-rounded

KADE RUSSOM, Evergreen columnist

September 24, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As resounding as the blare of stadium speakers can be and as thrilling and intense as it is being a part of a chanting mass, there isn’t anything that can replace the quiet emotion of theater. In 2018, WSU was projected to have a $30 million annual deficit spending, eating into WSU reserves and...

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