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Forced diversity hurts equality

Forced diversity hurts equality

ALEX BIVIANO, Evergreen columnist

November 13, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Diverse demographics provide perspectives that homogeneous groups simply cannot. Many, if not all, organizations should seek potential members and promote people of all backgrounds. However, this concept is only viable among qualified candidates who are equal in many other aspects. Forcing diversity...

Managing pain without pills

Managing pain without pills

KADE RUSSOM, Evergreen columnist

November 8, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As the population grows older, we will need better medical science and services to maintain a healthy populace. To that end, we require accurate information on all aspects of health to ensure treatment is applied to its greatest result. Pain stands as one of these aspects. Whether caused by a stubbed...

Russian bots pose threat, can be beaten with knowledge

Russian bots pose threat, can be beaten with knowledge

AMAR JOSHI, Evergreen columnist

November 8, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The growth of Russia’s cyber-influence around the world is a bad sign for the U.S. Its actions during previous election seasons and throughout 2018 are suspect at the very least. Many more covert operations have taken place which are dangerous and closer than ever. An example of this influence is...

Hold officers to a higher standard

Hold officers to a higher standard

ALEX BIVIANO, Evergreen columnist

November 7, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Law enforcement serves a necessary and irreplaceable purpose, but officers must be held accountable just like every other profession. Officers and their families accept a high degree of personal risk to protect their communities, but they aren’t above the laws they’ve sworn to enforce. Police...

I-1639 would impose incoherent regulations

I-1639 would impose incoherent regulations

SAAD NABIL ALI, Evergreen columnist

November 6, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Washington Initiative 1639 would establish no substantive regulations to prevent gun violence or any measures that are scientifically proven to reduce unlawful ownership. Advocacy for gun reform has been growing exponentially alongside the increase in media coverage on mass shootings and school violence....

We need to act on climate change

We need to act on climate change

KRISTIN BULZOMI, Evergreen columnist

November 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Despite what some individuals want you to believe, climate change and global warming are real. We are coming to a point in time where we cannot deny this reality any longer or we will irrevocably damage the planet we live on. The time to act both governmentally and individually is now. Global warming...

Life is always uncertain; this is how my dad inspired me

Life is always uncertain; this is how my dad inspired me

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen columnist

November 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

I don’t deal with change very well. Growing up I lived in the same house, went to the same school and slept in the same bed in the same room for 15 years. A couple days into my first week of classes at WSU, I called my dad and said, “I just realized nothing will ever be the way it was before.” And...

We should move toward nuclear reprocessing

We should move toward nuclear reprocessing

KADE RUSSOM, Evergreen columnist

November 1, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When the word nuclear comes up in conversation, it has a variety of connotations. Some only describe it in a scientific perspective, while to others it becomes a threat of mass destruction to the world. In its most optimistic terms, it is attributed to renewable energy. This optimism is somewhat rare...

Purebred dogs deserve a home too

Purebred dogs deserve a home too

ALEX BIVIANO, Evergreen columnist

November 1, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

When looking for a new companion, people may hear the saying “adopt, don’t shop,” but that advice does not work in every situation. Shaming pet owners just leaves puppies without homes rather than shelter pets with a better family. Mutts are great: they’re lovable, caring and rescuing a new...

There should be clear divisions between platforms, publications

There should be clear divisions between platforms, publications

SAAD NABIL ALI, Evergreen columnist

November 1, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The best way to eliminate confusion about facts, confirmation bias and microtargeting is to strongly enforce the distinctions between a platform and a publication. Many people think platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Reddit exist in part to complement the coverage of news produced by publications...

Echo chambers destroy civil discourse

Echo chambers destroy civil discourse

AMAR JOSHI, Evergreen columnist

October 31, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Meaningful discussion and discourse are what keeps a social species like us flourishing. It encourages us to question our own values and ideas. So a place where none of this happens and people just wallow in their own self-indulgence seems counterproductive. That’s exactly what echo chambers give...

Lowering drinking age to 18 would make people safer

Lowering drinking age to 18 would make people safer

JULIANNA MAGEE, Evergreen columnist

October 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

A drinking age of 21 is unjust, inconsistent and ageist. The drinking age before 1984 was under state jurisdiction. Some states like Washington had a drinking age of 21, and some, like Idaho, had a drinking age of 18. Most people would agree that WSU’s conveniently small commute to Idaho greatly...

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