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Make your voices heard to administrators

Make your voices heard to administrators

Editorial Board

November 9, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

Just over two weeks after announcing that all retention counselor contracts would expire without renewal, Vice President of Student Affairs Mary Jo Gonzales sent a memo stating that permanent funds would be reallocated to fund two of these positions, starting next semester. Five retention counselors...

Students disproportionately affected by budget cuts made by administration

EDITORIAL BOARD

November 5, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

When WSU President Kirk Schulz announced that the Performing Arts program would end with its last performance in April 2018, budget cuts across campus became more tangible. The Performing Arts department employs two full-time faculty members and two full-time staff. The department houses organizations...

Editorial board: Separate industry and scientific discovery

September 15, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Scientists should have the right to conduct research in their field of expertise without fear of retribution from their own institution. Meaningful scientific inquiry should be encouraged purely by the need for discovery — it requires time, experimentation and review. This has not been the case...

Editorial board: Don’t outlaw hate speech, speak louder

Editorial board: Don’t outlaw hate speech, speak louder

EDITORIAL BOARD

September 8, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The First Amendment has been the subject of discussion across campus over the past year. During the sit-in at the WSU French Administration building two weeks ago, students demanded that university administration create policy that would clearly define the boundary between free speech and hate speech. The...

Editorial board: Make emergency alert system mandatory

Editorial board: Make emergency alert system mandatory

EDITORIAL BOARD

September 1, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The recent bomb threats at Stimson Hall brought to light a deficiency in the WSU emergency alert system, as some students were left unaware of the situation. Granted, some students do not want to receive alerts. They are currently allowed to decline, and some choose that option. However, The Daily Evergreen...

Campus organizations should promote change

EDITORIAL BOARD

August 24, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

With the resignation of former WSU College Republicans President James Allsup came an outpouring of former club members disavowing the recent direction and message of the organization. The Daily Evergreen also finds the recent rhetoric of the organization to be inflammatory, divisive and ineffective...

Letter from the editor: Reaching out to better serve you

Letter from the editor: Reaching out to better serve you

GABRIELLA RAMOS, Evergreen editor-in-chief

August 22, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Welcome back to campus, Cougs! I am very happy to have already met many eager freshman who are pursuing positions with The Daily Evergreen and am hoping to get to know more of you. For those who do not know me, my name is Gabriella Ramos, and I am a junior strategic communication major from Chicago....

Hospitals should not consult public on medical decisions

EDITORIAL BOARD | The Daily Evergreen

June 14, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The Pullman Regional Hospital (PRH) asking the public for their input on gender reassignment surgery is a political and outrageous step to electrify the public on an issue they have no expertise in.Hospital staff would not consult the public regarding other medical practices, and The Daily Evergreen be...

Jury-selection process needs to accommodate the WSU community

Jury-selection process needs to accommodate the WSU community

EDITORIAL BOARD | The Daily Evergreen

May 24, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

As an American Samoan attending college in Pullman, the odds of Robert Barber being judged by a “jury of his peers” were slim. His attorney, Stephen Graham told The Daily Evergreen in March that Barber was looking forward to facing this jury. However, this jury should have been a combination...

Letter from the editor: Finding my home away from home

GABRIELLA RAMOS, Evergreen editor-in-chief

May 10, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

I am pleased and excited to announce that I will be taking over as editor-in-chief of The Daily Evergreen for summer and fall 2017. I joined the Evergreen during the spring of my freshman year, upon being recruited to report for the Life section. Last year at this time, I decided to step into the rol...

Letter from the editor

CODY COTTIER, Evergreen editor-in-chief

May 5, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Transparency is key. As a newspaper, our purpose is to provide information fairly and objectively to the student body. In the interest of full transparency, it’s important that we at Student Media keep no secrets. That is why I am writing this letter to you, our readership, to let you kn...

We need to humanize immigrants to foster a healthy community

EDITORIAL BOARD | The Daily Evergreen

April 19, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

As the rhetoric around immigration in the U.S. grows increasingly frenzied and polarized, the word itself seems to lose substance. The reality is there are millions of immigrants, many struggling for their survival, with dreams of happiness and security.Political leanings aside, The Daily Evergreen Edito...