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OPINION: Pop culture depicts drugs too positively

Drugs and alcohol are portrayed in a positive, fun light in pop culture, but that doesn't tell the whole story.

PORTIA SIMMONS, Evergreen columnist

September 8, 2020

In honor of September being National Recovery Month, I decided to investigate today’s depictions of drug use through pop culture, social media, television and the negative effects of it. Ken Faunce, associate professor in WSU’s department of history, said throughout history, drugs have been portrayed...

OPINION: Greek members need to follow their leaders

While Greek leaders have been working to ensure COVID-19 safety, it’s up to their constituents to follow through and keep the Palouse safe.

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen columnist

September 3, 2020

It is no secret that Greek life nationally carries a stigma of recklessness. WSU’s Greek community, infamous for its party culture, is no different. During this pandemic, the spotlight has cast on this group of students as the most likely catalyst for new COVID-19 cases on the Palouse. Though many...

OPINION: Keep the USPS in place for voters

The postal service is crucial to our lives as voters and as Americans. It can’t and shouldn’t be defunded, because the effects would be wide-reaching and incredibly damaging to our country.

MACKENNA ROWE, Evergreen columnist

September 3, 2020

Shockingly, there is another problem in the news, this time with President Donald Trump and some mail. Relief funding for the USPS has been going back and forth between different political parties, the House and Senate, and even people on Facebook. The issue limiting funding to the United States Po...

OPINION: STEM, liberal arts majors are both necessary

While the competition between STEM and liberal arts rages, it’s important to consider the benefits of both, and the many opportunities they can offer different students, engineers and artists alike.

GRACE LAPIERRE, Evergreen columnist

September 3, 2020

STEM fields are amazing. There are so many things engineers can do and so many advancements to be made. Thinking about how far computers have come as I type this is impressive, much less some of the other things that have been achieved in the scientific fields. Humanities are equally amazing, too....

OPINION: WSU is overcharging us

Charging fees for services when students aren't even on campus is unfair to Cougs.

SARAH DANIELS, Evergreen columnist

September 2, 2020

Earlier this semester, WSU sent students several emails regarding their decisions on keeping, reducing, or getting rid of various school fees this semester. From what I can tell, they kept them all, without reducing many (or any). I find that pretty gross especially in conjunction with a tuition increase...

OPINION: Students need to follow COVID-19 guidelines

WSU's rate of COVID-19 cases is going up, but only because students aren't obeying social distancing guidelines.

MACKENNA ROWE, Evergreen columnist

September 2, 2020

Whitman County has seen a dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases as students return to Pullman. The case surge was created by an unexpectedly high number of students moving back — some of whom are not following safety guidelines. WSU and Pullman are taking steps to help keep their residents safe? Phil Weiler, WSU vice...

OPINION: New WSU parking app is a success

WSU's new AMP app is a streamlined success, allowing students to park on campus with ease.

GRACE LAPIERRE, Evergreen columnist

September 2, 2020

It should come as no surprise that I am not fond of parking on campus at WSU. When paying for a more expensive dorm, like Olympia Avenue, which is where I lived last year, no one wanted to pay over $300 to park in the parking lot outside the hall. I forked over roughly $120 and took a hike down...

OPINION: DNC spells hope for America’s future

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are the answer this country has been looking for.

JOEY FRANKLIN, Evergreen columnist

September 2, 2020

The high point of last week's Democratic National Convention was Joe Biden’s acceptance speech; he spoke passionately about unifying Americans amidst civil turbulence. “But while I will be a Democratic candidate, I will be an American president," he said at the convention. "I will work as hard...

OPINION: Greek community needs more diversity

The WSU Greek community needs to be more inclusive and welcoming of diverse members, whether that's race, sexuality or religion.

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen columnist

September 1, 2020

WSU Greek life – specifically Panhellenic – is not doing enough to encourage diversity in its chapters. However, emboldened by their own passion for overcoming racial inequality and the need for change, three women in Kappa Kappa Gamma’s Gamma Eta chapter came together to co-lead as a new Inclusivity...

OPINION: Countdown to the 3rd: Eye of the storm

OPINION: Countdown to the 3rd: Eye of the storm

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor

September 1, 2020

“Life’s ill, sometimes life might kill.” - Vordul Mega, “Iron Galaxy” A fully-developed hurricane can release the energy of a 10-megaton nuclear bomb every 20 minutes. That’s almost 700 Hiroshimas smacking down on the coast of Texas and Louisiana every 20 minutes. Hurricane Laura see...

OPINION: Stay busy and stay active

There's no shortage of things for Cougs to do to stay active and occupied.

JOEY FRANKLIN, Evergreen columnist

September 1, 2020

The pandemic has put the whole world on lockdown, and states across America have issued stay-at-home mandates. Since the shutdown in March, people have struggled to find activities to entertain themselves while staying home, so staying busy is very important. Chris Dickey, WSU tuba and euphonium instructor,...

OPINION: Countdown to the 3rd: Kellyanne Gone-away

Trump’s senior counselor has officially left the White House after four years of service, leaving behind a fractured cabinet, a White House in pre-election turmoil and an open counselor spot.

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor

August 27, 2020

Kellyanne Conway has quit. In an administration that cycled through cabinet members like Spinal Tap went through drummers, Trump’s senior counselor managed to keep her spot from 2016 onward. She lasted through Robert Mueller’s investigation, Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court hearing and countless...

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