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New climate change resolution presents short-sighted policies

New climate change resolution presents short-sighted policies

SAAD NABIL ALI, Evergreen columnist

September 5, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Climate change advocacy groups need to present all the facts before they suggest solutions. The national debate on climate change has certainly polarized many people along economic and ideological lines. The City Council of Pullman met Tuesday, Aug. 28 to discuss Resolution No. R-70-18 involving a...

STAGE carries on Performing Arts legacy

STAGE carries on Performing Arts legacy

JULIA KAMINSKI, Evergreen columnist

September 5, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In May 2018 the theater department shut down, leaving students in fall 2018 without the academic influence of acting and theater. Students have creative outlets through activities like drawing, painting and music, but when it comes to performance arts, WSU is severely lacking. Since the budget cuts...

Mandatory attendance policies are ableist

KRISTIN BULZOMI, Evergreen columnist

September 4, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Every semester I anxiously wait for the first day of classes to receive the syllabus. It is not necessarily because I am excited to start a new semester or class. No, the main reason I am so anxious to find out the expectations of all my new courses is because I have a disability and I need to know...

Universal income necessary in automated economy

Universal income necessary in automated economy

ERIC SIMPSON, Evergreen columnist

September 4, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

An automated economy will remove the need for people to work. Robot labor will be far cheaper and more reliable than human labor with the bonus of working around the clock. Without an income due to the lack of work, people will not be able to purchase goods and pay taxes. Society then inevitably collapses. As...

Health care is not a universal human right

Health care is not a universal human right

KENDRICK RICHARDSON, Evergreen columnist

September 3, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

When you say “health care is a right,” to what extent are you willing to defend that statement? Philosophically speaking, I would say that argument doesn’t go very far. It’s one thing to argue for a legal statute entitling all people to be medically treated when necessary. However, defining...

Greek chapters should welcome transgender community

Greek chapters should welcome transgender community

KADE RUSSOM, Evergreen columnist

September 3, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Over 1 million people with gender identities differing from their birth sex were estimated to be in the U.S. in 2016 and the expectation is that number will continue to grow in coming years. It’s a large sum, but how many people have you met representing it? Of those, how many have you gotten to...

Search for alternative textbook vendors

Search for alternative textbook vendors

JULIA KAMINSKI, Evergreen columnist

August 29, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

It’s that time of year again, the mad dash to pick up textbooks, bargain hunting for the lowest prices. Used or old, required or not, they’re all dreaded. We sometimes avoid buying the required books until the first class to see if they’re necessary and oftentimes that isn’t possible until...

Pullman Police are doing more despite shrinking department

Pullman Police are doing more despite shrinking department

SAAD NABIL ALI, Evergreen columnist

August 29, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When we talk about the strategic allocation of taxes for Pullman, we often remove all sense of perspective when it comes to the vital use of these resources to maintaining public order. No case could be truer than that of the Pullman Police Department. Pullman Police, as part of the general fund,...

People can be healthy at any weight

People can be healthy at any weight

KRISTIN BULZOMI, Evergreen columnist

August 28, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Bodies come in all different shapes and sizes and not all bodies are the same. We see it in the differences between ourselves and others. Some of us are shorter, others taller. Some of us have brunette hair, others have black, blonde, red or any other color. This is true of our body size too. Bodies...

Your body positivity is worthless if it’s just positivity

Your body positivity is worthless if it’s just positivity

KENDRICK RICHARDSON, Evergreen columnist

August 28, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

You’ve heard it on “Dr. Phil,” “The View” and maybe even “Oprah.” Body positivity is the movement to expand our ideas of beauty, the aim being to include all people regardless of gender identity, race, size or age. Since the late 1960s, a main focus of the movement was to fight the “fat...

WSU should make foreign languages a UCORE requirement

WSU should make foreign languages a UCORE requirement

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist

August 27, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As a freshman entering college, I was excited for the opportunity to take new and interesting classes that were not available to me in high school. Even though I took four years of Spanish and received credit through a college-in-the-high-school program, I decided during orientation to enroll in Italian...

Automation threatens all future careers

Automation threatens all future careers

ERIC SIMPSON, Evergreen columnist

August 27, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

With the unstoppable advance of automation, job security is becoming an increasingly pressing issue. The 15 largest occupations in the U.S. account for more than 27 percent of the labor force, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Unemployment during the Great Depression was only 25 percent....

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