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Encourage major exploration, pursue passion

Encourage major exploration, pursue passion

ALIVIA HILLER, Evergreen columnist

February 6, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Many students know what it’s like to face scrutiny at family gatherings for the majors they’ve chosen. Pre-med, engineering and other STEM majors are praised, while the likes of arts or language studies are bound to receive criticism. Part of the problem is recognition. Scientists, doctors and teachers are...

Social media can misinform political opinions

Social media can misinform political opinions

BRUCE MULMAT, Evergreen columnist

February 5, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Social media is an important part of our society. It allows us to stay connected with our friends across the world, but also is a way to stay up to date with current events. Many on social media share various posts or articles to attack opponents of their viewpoints in a vain attempt to change the...

WSU Children’s Center under-recognized, needs more support

WSU Children’s Center under-recognized, needs more support

LORIELL LOUANGAMATH, Evergreen columnist

February 5, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

The rate of parents who attend traditional four-year colleges continues to rise, and just like other students they push toward further education. Unlike most students, they take on this burden while having the responsibility of others to look after. Student parents manage a stable income, keeping u...

Social media has a professional role, teach use

Social media has a professional role, teach use

ALIVIA HILLER, Evergreen columnist

January 31, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Phones are everywhere in society today, especially in the hands of younger generations. Among streaming services, games and simple access to the internet, social media is one of the staples making phones a necessity in today’s world. Unfortunately, phones can limit our interactions and interpersonal...

Create more addiction resources at WSU

Create more addiction resources at WSU

DEYANIRA TOVAR, Evergreen columnist

January 31, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The use of illicit drugs is rampant among college students, so it is no surprise addiction follows closely behind. College students most commonly abuse alcohol, marijuana, prescription pills, ecstasy and cocaine, according to a rehabilitation info website. While some people think alcohol leads...

Allow medicinal cannabis on school grounds, with additional treatment

Allow medicinal cannabis on school grounds, with additional treatment

AMAR JOSHI, Evergreen columnist

January 31, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Editor's note: A source in this column was not represented accurately and their quotes have been removed from the story.  Medical marijuana, whether prescription or self-medication, is frequently used in the WSU community. People find it beneficial and with some simple cognitive behavior therapy ...

Student workers need scholarships, shorter hours

Student workers need scholarships, shorter hours

ALEX BIVIANO, Evergreen columnist

January 30, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

WSU rewards many students with various merit-based scholarships and should have working students in that category as well. There is a different college experience for everyone; some students need to work upwards of 40 hours per week at their job while others do not have to work at all. The university...

Out-of-state students don’t receive enough aid

Out-of-state students don’t receive enough aid

JASPER CONTRERAS, Evergreen columnist

January 29, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

As one of the more isolated places in Washington, Pullman causes a bit of culture shock to those unfamiliar with the region. It’s not a threatening area, but when you move away from home, everything is just a little scarier. Especially when you’re paying more than double per credit hour than...

Conversion therapy illegal, harmful to progress

Conversion therapy illegal, harmful to progress

JASPER CONTRERAS, Evergreen columnist

January 24, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In 2015 the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage. Despite this momentous occasion and progress made since, the LGBTQ+ community still faces discrimination. Progress isn’t as simple as one court case. Ignorance and hatred won’t lessen without people accepting a changing world. In many places, peo...

FAFSA’s system fails financially independent students

FAFSA’s system fails financially independent students

DEYANIRA TOVAR, Evergreen columnist

January 24, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid has been available now since Oct. 1 and it’s a stressful process for any student waiting for a response on their financial aid package. This system uses a value called your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) to measure, in part, how much financial aid...

Support stricter gun control in Washington

Support stricter gun control in Washington

ALEX BIVIANO, Evergreen Columnist

January 23, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

I want to take your guns away. No, not the pistol used to defend your home, or the rifle you hunt with, but some simply should not be in civilian hands. The second amendment protects the right to keep and bear arms. But it doesn’t specify which arms are legal to keep. We already have gun control...

Positive public opinion does little to generate real change

Positive public opinion does little to generate real change

AMAR JOSHI, Evergreen Columnist

January 23, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

In today’s divisive and polarized climate, politicians love to focus on the ideals of an issue rather than the actual problem. This leads to a huge lack of support for the people they represent. No politician helps their constituency by being an ideological warrior. The government a...

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