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OPINION: Countdown to the 3rd: An elegy for RBG

With Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death, the Senate has been thrown into disarray as legislators try to pick the next justice.

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor

September 23, 2020

“Richard Nixon is gone now, and I am poorer for it.” -Hunter S. Thompson, “He Was A Crook: An Obituary for Nixon” And so ends another legacy. Ruth Bader Ginsburg – born in ’33, nominated to the Supreme Court in ’93, dead in 2020, three years shy of being 90. Pancreatic cancer struck her...

OPINION: Countdown to the 3rd: By your logic

The debate format is hackneyed, and due for a revamp — perhaps in the form of Joe Rogan's podcast.

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor

September 16, 2020

"My first thought was, he lied in every word." -Robert Browning, "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came" Joe Rogan wants to host the presidential debates. The UFC-commentator-turned-podcast-host voiced his opinion earlier this week in response to an ex-MMA fighter’s call for a Rogan-hosted debate. Moreover, Rogan isn’t the only would-be pa...

OPINION: Countdown to the 3rd: The fire rises

With wildfires raging, sometimes it's important to take a step back and consider how we got here.

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor

September 15, 2020

“What happened to the American dream? It came true. You’re looking at it.” - Alan Moore, “Watchmen”  I walked out of my apartment this morning, and it smelled like a campfire. The smoke soaked into my clothes and gave everything a musky, raw odor. To the north and to the south...

OPINION: Countdown to the 3rd: A hair-raising scandal

Nancy Pelosi’s holier-than-thou act was undermined when she was caught at a San Francisco hair salon in the middle of a national lockdown.

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor

September 10, 2020

“George Bush doesn’t care about Black people.” -Kanye West In the subconscious of every fairly self-aware voter, there’s the implicit knowledge that elected officials don’t care for them very much. Think about it – what does a multi-millionaire like Mitch McConnell or Barbara Boxer hav...

OPINION: Countdown to the 3rd: Boats on parade

The boats, they are a'floating — until they aren't.

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor

September 9, 2020

“They might have split up or they might have capsized, They may have broke deep and took water. And all that remains is the faces and names, Of the wives and the sons and the daughters.” -Gordon Lightfoot, “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” What’s better than a parade? Why, boats o...

OPINION: Countdown to the 3rd: Eye of the storm

OPINION: Countdown to the 3rd: Eye of the storm

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor

September 1, 2020

“Life’s ill, sometimes life might kill.” - Vordul Mega, “Iron Galaxy” A fully-developed hurricane can release the energy of a 10-megaton nuclear bomb every 20 minutes. That’s almost 700 Hiroshimas smacking down on the coast of Texas and Louisiana every 20 minutes. Hurricane Laura see...

OPINION: Countdown to the 3rd: Kellyanne Gone-away

Trump’s senior counselor has officially left the White House after four years of service, leaving behind a fractured cabinet, a White House in pre-election turmoil and an open counselor spot.

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor

August 27, 2020

Kellyanne Conway has quit. In an administration that cycled through cabinet members like Spinal Tap went through drummers, Trump’s senior counselor managed to keep her spot from 2016 onward. She lasted through Robert Mueller’s investigation, Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court hearing and countless...

OPINION: Countdown to the 3rd: meet the candidates

The candidates are official as Donald Trump squares off against Joe Biden.

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor

August 26, 2020

“Abandon all hope, ye who enter here,” - Dante, “Inferno” (canto 3, line 9) Across the country, the ears of thousands of low-lives, human scum and villains out of a Dickens novel are perking up, as if responding to some hidden frequency. Lawyers, accountants, pundits and other people you ...

Letter from the Editor: The art of reinvention

Letter from the Editor: The art of reinvention

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen ROOTS editor

August 17, 2020

As WSU students log into their first Zoom meetings of the semester, I hope they take this unusual time to grow. Growth can take many formats, whether it’s picking up a new hobby or finally listening to that one podcast you’ve been putting on the backburner. If you haven’t met me yet, I’m Madysen...

OPINION: Performative activism benefits nobody

Activism watered down for corporate branding, or to fit in, is not activism at all.

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen mint editor

July 15, 2020

While the Black Lives Matter protests are centered around specific issues, the end goal of the protest doesn’t have a consensus. Some people believe we need to defund the police to deter brutality and some people believe it needs to be fully abolished. Others just want laws enacted to ensure more accountability....

Letter from the Editor: Emphasizing the ‘Ever’ in Evergreen

Letter from the Editor: Emphasizing the 'Ever' in Evergreen

ANGELICA RELENTE and JACQUI THOMASSON

May 11, 2020

Although it has been weeks since we last set foot in Murrow Hall, we can still picture some of the quotes that line the walls of the newsroom. One quote that is still fresh in our minds is “The job of the newspaper is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.” Today, there are countle...

ED BOARD: If you can, support local journalism

The newsroom is what makes us editors, and the print paper is what makes us newspaper journalists. Without either, it's been hard to do well at those jobs.

EDITORIAL STAFF

May 8, 2020

Crazy semester, right? Nearly 125 years ago student journalists began the Evergreen, a monthly edition that went over news from Washington State College. For the milestone in our history, editors at The Daily Evergreen planned our semester thinking we would be able to dedicate an entire edition c...

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