The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Disseminating your thoughts and most brilliant ideas in a blog, picture or video helps break down the tunnel-vision of your research.

Blogging research indispensable in this era

GAYATHRI KRISHNAMOORTHY, Evergreen columnist November 15, 2021

Many researchers these days are averse to blogging their research for a few major concerns: not being paid to write a blog (as opposed to writing journal papers), blogs do not get citations so they do...

There has to be a better way to learn than cramming for weekly exams.

Standardized testing adds to student stress

SYDNEY DOWNING, Evergreen columnist November 11, 2021

Standardized testing is my least favorite thing about college. Every student I have talked to this past semester feels overwhelmed by how many exams we are taking.  Thankfully, the end of the semester...

College can feel like a confusing mess of twists and turns. Upperclassmen are the best people to turn to when you need guidance through every kind of issue.

Seniors are your best guides

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen opinion editor November 8, 2021

Upperclassmen can tell you that your first years at WSU will be some of your most formative. The boundaries we set, relationships we build and habits we create for ourselves all affect the rest of...

Determining what your own opinions and beliefs are outside of your friends and peers gives you a leg up in self-confidence.

Do not be a sheep

SAMANTHA RADCLIFFE, Evergreen columnist November 3, 2021

In our society, we are ruled by democracy. Rather, we are ruled by the will of the majority. We tend to blindly listen to and accept the majority opinion, even when it is evidently illogical or unreasonable.  For...

International student health insurance education lacking

International student health insurance education lacking

GAYATHRI KRISHNAMOORTHY, Evergreen columnist November 3, 2021

Only 9 percent of the students said yes to having a basic understanding of their health insurance. Only 4 percent said yes to having awareness about the mental health resources at WSU, according to the...

WSU students order food from Freshens on Oct. 11 in Pullman.

What are we leaving behind?

SYDNEY DOWNING, Evergreen columnist October 17, 2021

Have you noticed every summer in Washington is the hottest summer yet? Even in Pullman, we see 100-degree weather. This phenomenon is unusual and ultimately linked to climate change. In the past hundred...

Columbus Day obsolete

Columbus Day obsolete

TYLER WILEY, Evergreen columnist October 10, 2021

The Italian explorer, Christopher Columbus, would kick off the age of exploration with his “discovery” of the Americas in 1492. But the first Columbus Day celebration would not happen until the...

The fact that the oxford comma is not used in journalistic writing is sickening.

Oxford comma should be part of AP style format

TYLER WILEY, Evergreen columnist October 6, 2021

Writing is one of the most prolific formats for news. One would think the official format of journalistic writing would try to use rules that make writing as clear as possible. Alas, AP style formatting...

If all the washers are taken, how long should you let your floormates’ laundry sit? Maybe 3 hours? No, maybe one? What about 15 minutes?

College students must learn respect, responsibility

SAMANTHA RADCLIFFE, Evergreen columnist September 19, 2021

The fifth week of school is upon us. The weather is growing colder and the leaves are beginning to change into their autumn foliage. Classes are slowly picking up, giving people the opportunity to form...

Women comprise only 21 percent of full professors in science fields.

WSU needs more female faculty in STEM

GAYATHRI KRISHNAMOORTHY, Evergreen columnist September 15, 2021

Women represent 52 percent of the college-educated workforce but only 29 percent of the science and engineering workforce.  The situation worsens in academia. Especially in STEM, where women are significantly...

Senior Maddie LaPourte (left) speaks to junior Conner LaCroix (right) in The Spark.

Incoming Cougs can lean on seniors

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen opinion editor August 29, 2021

“These will be the best years of your life.” “College sets you up for your future job. Take it seriously.” “Don’t waste your time — it will be gone so fast.” These are valid pieces of...

The U.S. is three steps ahead of the fight for racial justice - in a bad way. The basic understanding of our countrys history with slavery and its continued acceptance of racism should be the most pressing issue.

Critical race theory is a non-issue

KESTRA ENGSTROM, Evergreen columnist August 22, 2021

The Southern Poverty Law Center found in a 2018 investigation that racial history education across America is, in a word, failing. The investigation produced many alarming statistics, but perhaps...

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