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OPINION: Washington state should invest in free opioid treatment facilities

OPINION: Washington state should invest in free opioid treatment facilities

GUS WATERS, Evergreen columnist

September 30, 2019

Washington should expand Medicaid benefits to allow opioid addicts to receive free, effective treatment. In 2017, over 60,000 people died from opioids, which includes deaths from fentanyl, heroin and prescription drugs, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. More people died from opioids than were murdered in th...

OPINION: Students should stay home when sick to avoid spreading illness

OPINION: Students should stay home when sick to avoid spreading illness

ELENA PERRY, Evergreen columnist

September 30, 2019

Cold and flu season is upon us, and it is not likely to leave soon thanks to the rapid spread of sickness in residence halls. Dorms are the perfect space for germs to spread due to proximity and population density, increasing the chance for contagious illnesses to spread.  In order to avoid getting sick, or combat ...

OPINION: Internet ‘cancel culture’ perpetuates hostile, witch hunt mentality

OPINION: Internet ‘cancel culture’ perpetuates hostile, witch hunt mentality

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen columnist

September 26, 2019

As I write this, there’s a pervasive stench of censorship in the air. This isn’t the kind performed by corporations or governments, as I’ve repeatedly railed against in past columns. This variety of censorship is much harder to define, but it exists nonetheless, perpetuated and perpetrated by...

OPINION: Instructors shouldn’t make students share location

OPINION: Instructors shouldn’t make students share location

DERREK SPEAKMAN, Evergreen columnist

September 26, 2019

The increasing application of technology in classes allows instructors to replace old methods of roll call in classrooms at the cost of personal privacy. Top Hat is one of many such applications used by instructors at WSU.  With Top Hat being used by 2.3 million students across North America, accor...

OPINION: Washington should replace sales tax with wealth fee

OPINION: Washington should replace sales tax with wealth fee

GUS WATERS, Evergreen columnist

September 26, 2019

The sales tax in Washington state is backward, and we should replace it with a fee on excessive wealth. Every time you buy something in Washington state, except for food, a 6.75 percent sales tax is added to that purchase. Local governments like cities and counties can increase this sales tax by up...

OPINION: Conscription should be mandatory for everyone

OPINION: Conscription should be mandatory for everyone

BRUCE MULMAT, Evergreen columnist

September 23, 2019

College students often aren’t considered full adults because the brain isn’t fully developed until around 25. Therefore, a way to help young adults develop mentally and physically would be mandatory conscription for all healthy graduates of high school. With no other exceptions.  “I believe t...

OPINION: Everyone on the WSU campus should support pregnant students

OPINION: Everyone on the WSU campus should support pregnant students

EURUS THACH, Evergreen columnist

September 23, 2019

Whether becoming a mother by choice or by accident, you and your studies are protected by educational institution. Carrying a child is a great responsibility for a woman. As a great responsibility, it comes with great pressure. The decays of memory and cognitive sharpness during pregnancy are terrifying....

OPINION: RTAs necessary, deserve dining account funds

OPINION: RTAs necessary, deserve dining account funds

ELENA PERRY, Evergreen columnist

September 19, 2019

Gone are the days of professors assigning worksheets and collecting completed homework during class time. Assignments are delivered electronically on platforms like Top Hat and MindTap. Reasons for this shift vary from ease of grading for professors to reducing paper waste. However, one thing that...

OPINION: Walmart has the right to deny overnight parking

OPINION: Walmart has the right to deny overnight parking

DERREK SPEAKMAN, Evergreen columnist

September 19, 2019

Walmart recently decided to ban overnight parking in response to rowdy and disruptive campers. Good. If there are people abusing the free service that Walmart provides and making them deal with the consequences, Walmart shouldn’t offer it at all. Overnight campers allegedly left trash and started...

OPINION: Tech companies shouldn’t be able to censor public opinions

OPINION: Tech companies shouldn’t be able to censor public opinions

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen columnist

September 19, 2019

The free flow of information is one of the cornerstones of the internet as we know it. Indeed, it’s been one of the cornerstones of the information age, with most programmers and innovators unabashedly supporting uncensored and unobstructed data. However, with the rise of “Big Tech” and the...

OPINION: IFC plays important role, protects Greek members

OPINION: IFC plays important role, protects Greek members

BRUCE MULMAT, Evergreen columnist

September 16, 2019

In Greek Life at WSU, the Interfraternity Council is the group that keeps fraternities somewhat in order. However, some people believe the IFC is a puppet institution that allies with the school when dealing with different fraternities’ behavior. This idea is false and IFC does far more to help fraternities...

OPINION: China trade war costs millions; damages farmers, blue-collar workers

OPINION: China trade war costs millions; damages farmers, blue-collar workers

GUS WATERS, Evergreen columnist

September 16, 2019

The current tariffs levied against China have created a disastrous impact that hurts America’s image abroad and damages our economy at home. Starting in July 2018, around $450 billion of Chinese goods have been taxed by the United States. In response, China has levied tariffs on $170 billion of...

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