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Role-playing games offer students escape

Role-playing games offer students escape

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen columnist

February 1, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Storytelling is the surest way to connect with one another. By telling a story, you invite someone else to hear and understand the way you see the world. Deeper than that, however, is the act of collaborative storytelling unique to role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons. These games are powerf...

Gap year allows for maturity, exploration

Gap year allows for maturity, exploration

HANAH GOETZ, Evergreen columnist

January 31, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The mud was soaking me. Earlier that day, I had gutted a deer donated from a local hunter and sorted through dead chickens, and now there was a lion staring me down, hungry and devious, after splashing mud in my face. Let’s be real: you can’t get used to a lion trying to scare the hell out of...

Toxic masculinity keeps veterans from reaching out

Toxic masculinity keeps veterans from reaching out

ALAINA BEAULAURIER, Evergreen columnist

January 31, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Depression and suicide are recognized problems that plagues service members. An average of six veterans die from self-inflicted harm each day, according to the Department of Veteran Affairs. The military is a toxically masculine culture, filled with traditional male behaviors that make it hard to...

Pink Pussyhats problematic for populace

Pink Pussyhats problematic for populace

CATHERINE TAYLOR, Evergreen columnist

January 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Designed with the intention of uniting women in the fight for equality, the pink Pussyhat has quickly become the topic of an intense debate among feminists. At the 2017 Olympia Women’s March, the knitted, crocheted and sewn caps collectively created a sea of pink throughout the streets of the state...

Smoking ban doesn’t allow freedom of choice

Smoking ban doesn’t allow freedom of choice

SAGE ABDI, Evergreen columnist

January 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

After WSU updated its Smoking, Tobacco and Nicotine Use Policy the campus became smoke-free for employees, students and visitors. Smoking bans target freedom of choice, selectively limiting rights while discouraging individuals from exercising personal responsibility. This creates a sense of powerlessness. According...

It’s okay to ask for help with mental health

It’s okay to ask for help with mental health

Hanah Goetz, Evergreen columnist

January 25, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

They called me a crisis when I walked in. My palms were sweaty, but I needed to talk. I was fearing my own mind—it was betraying me, overriding my instincts of survival. I was scared. This is not a column for pity — in fact, it is far from it. This is a column to tell you that there is something...

WSU, state must consider all options for debt crisis

WSU, state must consider all options for debt crisis

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen columnist

January 24, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

State Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s plan to strengthen lending regulations and establish a permanent student loan advocate is a step in the right direction, but more needs to be done to support borrowers at WSU. Senate Bill 6029 would create a permanent student loan advocate position to help students...

Nature belongs to everyone

Nature belongs to everyone

Alaina Beaulaurier, Evergreen columnist

January 24, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

The Outdoor Recreation Center hosted the annual Banff Mountain Film Festival Monday night. The collection of videos brought attention to the worrying lack of diversity in hiking and outdoors culture, and efforts to remedy the problem. While the seven-and-a-half-minute promotional video provided by...

Charlie Kirk’s appearance isn’t worth your time

Charlie Kirk’s appearance isn’t worth your time

JACKSON FERDERER, Evergreen opinion editor

January 23, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Charlie Kirk, founder of Turning Point USA, is being brought in by the WSU branch of the organization. Turning Point USA is a conservative political organization that spouts mostly nonsense. If you haven’t heard of the organization, they’re responsible for a lot of those subtly racist posts that...

WSU partnering with local businesses would improve community

WSU partnering with local businesses would improve community

CATHERINE TAYLOR, Evergreen columnist

January 23, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The University of Idaho has taken a tremendous step forward to help support and expand their community by officially partnering with the Moscow Food Co-op. WSU, on the other hand, doesn’t seem at all interested in helping out its local business community. Instead it has repeatedly chosen to partner...

Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy not for political gain

Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy not for political gain

MOHAMED SALEM, Evergreen columnist

January 18, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Martin Luther King Jr. Day was used by various dishonest politicians nationwide, including Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Washington’s 5th District congresswoman. She garnered little support during her speech at the Spokane Convention Center Rally. The rally was followed by the annual Unity March, which...

Twitter ban on alt-right won’t solve bullying

Twitter ban on alt-right won’t solve bullying

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen columnist

January 17, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When Twitter deactivated the accounts of several prominent leaders of the alt-right movement, they made a decision that is related to politics, but not political in nature. While the site likely helped to mitigate the issue of bullying and harassment on their site, the problem is far from solved. Public...

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