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EDITORIAL BOARD

March 5, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The Daily Evergreen has one last opportunity to continue printing independent news five days a week. There’s a lot at stake for all WSU students, not just those who work in our office. On Monday, ASWSU President Jordan Frost tweeted, “The Evergreen does not need to be ‘saved’. Without this...

Don’t let state legislators hide what should be public

EDITORIAL BOARD

February 28, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Skipping both public testimony and debate, bipartisan state legislators came together in record time to make their branch of government the least transparent in the state. The bill they passed, SB 6617, retroactively exempts thousands of records from public scrutiny. Barring a veto from the governor, th...

Letter from the editor: Backing down not an option

MADISON JACKSON, Evergreen editor-in-chief

January 10, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

I left my office to grab coffee Tuesday, and I came back to a newspaper-wrapped package on my desk. “No PR. No BS. No Retreat.” stared back at me. I opened the package to find reporter notebooks and a note that read, “Give ‘em hell.” This gift was from The Daily Evergreen’s content adviser...

Editorial board: Evergreen changes tagline to emphasize mission of pursuing truth

EDITORIAL BOARD, The Daily Evergreen

January 8, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

WSU’s only independent news source is at risk. The effects of university-wide budget cuts have trickled down to The Daily Evergreen. In an effort to combat a massive cut to our print and campus presence, we have changed our tagline to more accurately reflect what our mission has always been. We...

Farewell to editor-in-chief, not the Evergreen

GABRIELLA RAMOS, Evergreen editor-in-chief

December 11, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

I must say, turning over the keys to the editor-in-chief’s office will be bittersweet. This semester, the office has been more than a home to my endeavors as the leader of this publication. It has been a venue for tough conversations that have shaped the experience of many editors here. It has housed...

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....

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