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DREAMers help community evolve

DREAMers help community evolve

HANAH GOETZ, Evergreen columnist

February 27, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Maximiliano Madrigal is a student of science. Though only a freshman at WSU, Madrigal is working with the goal of a doctorate in his future. But his dream is restricted. You see, Madrigal is a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipient. DACA was created out of a demand for support for undocumented...

Take to the streets for Clean DREAM Act

Take to the streets for Clean DREAM Act

HANAH GOETZ, Evergreen columnist

February 22, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Celeste Estrada’s parents brought her to the U.S. when she was a child to help support the family. They had a business that wasn’t making enough for them to thrive, and the U.S. was the best way to help make ends meet. But it was a tough road. Her father struggled with depression and alcoholism,...

Palouse community deserves connecting trail

Palouse community deserves connecting trail

Alaina Beaulaurier, Evergreen columnist

February 21, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

The Palouse may see a 50-mile route created after decommissioned railroads are converted and connected to existing paths. This would span from Colfax to Juliaetta, Idaho, if a project by the Pullman Civic Trust receives proper funding. While this trail may face a small amount of opposition, its benefits...

State must budget for better maintenance

State must budget for better maintenance

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen columnist

February 20, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

With funds being low at WSU, it is important for administration to carefully consider their budget priorities and make decisions that will result in the best outcome for students and staff alike. However, this goal can’t always be achieved due to limited funding from the state, as reflected in the...

You can have your voice heard in The Daily Evergreen

JACKSON FERDERER, Evergreen opinion editor

February 15, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

If you want to read a different perspective in The Daily Evergreen, apply. We’ll hire you. The Daily Evergreen has received a lot of criticism over the past few years. Honestly, though, that’s the point. Journalism is supposed to upset people. We don’t do it for the sake of upsetting people,...

The Palouse needs body diversity in fashion

The Palouse needs body diversity in fashion

Alaina Beaulaurier, Evergreen columnist

February 15, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Clutching a plastic bag filled with my clothes, I walked through the rows of small, medium and large blouses. I slid the bag across the counter, and 20 minutes later they slid it right back toward me. “Sorry, we can’t take these brands,” the friendly employee said, waving the next customer in line to come ...

Satire: Women want you to hit on them at the gym

Satire: Women want you to hit on them at the gym

HANAH GOETZ, Evergreen columnist

February 14, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It is the nature of a woman to regret every bit of food she eats. It is the law of society. So, when our monthly friend comes around and encourages us to eat all the Costco chocolate cake, naturally we are driven once again to our communal place of recovery, AKA the gym. It is here we sweat. We...

Lawmakers should be held accountable for new budget

Lawmakers should be held accountable for new budget

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen columnist

February 13, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In late January, the state Legislature approved the capital budget for Washington, granting money to a variety of organizations to design and build new facilities. Among the approved grants, $114 million was appropriated to WSU for facility upgrades and repairs. Many students were critical of WSU...

Whitman county should vote in favor of library levy restoration

JACKSON FERDERER, Evergreen opinion editor

February 13, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

If you haven’t voted for the Whitman County Library levy yet, you should. Today is the last day to vote to restore the levy, which is currently 46 cents, to 50 cents. The libraries offer too much to our community for us to condone their continued decline. Without the 50-cent levy, Whitman County...

Satire: Engineering department should be cut next

Satire: Engineering department should be cut next

HANAH GOETZ, Evergreen columnist

February 8, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

After the elimination of the Performing Arts program, WSU is starting to grow cocky, throwing budget cuts left and right in haymakers of social suffering to the student body. But they’re not going to stop — why would they? Let’s cut the engineering department. Administrators would applaud...

Military should not ban trans individuals

Military should not ban trans individuals

ALAINA BEAULAURIER, Evergreen columnist

February 7, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Emotional reinforcement and acceptance for trans service members from their peers is necessary to dismantle the toxic environment they serve in. Programs that promote education and normalize trans individuals within the military community are necessary. President Donald Trump tweeted last summer that...

WSU community should embrace biking culture

WSU community should embrace biking culture

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen columnist

February 6, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Transportation Services at WSU purchased 30 bike racks to meet bike parking demands and replace outdated racks on campus. This decision is intended to help encourage bike commuting as a way to ease overcrowding in campus parking lots. Director of Transportation Services John Shaheen said the bike...

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