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Letter to the editor: Redirect budget cuts

WSU Young Democrats

November 7, 2017


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

As a Registered Student Organization on campus, the Young Democrats of WSU strongly opposes ending the Performing Arts program and the proposed budget cuts to the Office of Multicultural Student Services and the Office of Equity and Diversity. The Performing Arts program does not negatively impact...

Fraud could change outcome

Fraud could change outcome

AMIR REZAMAND, College Republicans

November 2, 2017


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

In 2012, over 3 million citizens registered to vote in more than one state. That same year, almost 2 million deceased citizens were registered to vote in the state they lived in before their deaths. Without some measurement of laws or regulation, the integrity of our American electoral system is constantly...

Voter ID laws are discriminatory

Voter ID laws are discriminatory

JACOB WOODBURY, Young Democrats

November 2, 2017


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

Voter identification laws in the U.S. have proven to be a costly solution to a problem that is a mountain made out of a molehill — with the cost being the legitimate votes of citizens often targeted for disenfranchisement because of race, class or ethnicity. Supporters of stricter voter ID requirements...

Reader reactions: Performing Arts program to end amid university-wide budget cuts

October 26, 2017


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

Readers react to an article about WSU President Kirk Schulz’s email stating that the Performing Arts program will end after this academic year. With continuing budget cuts, Performing Arts was cut because ticket sales, grants and gifts did not sustain the program. Positions were cut or not renewed...

Reader reactions: Give students their bookstore back

September 6, 2017


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

Readers react to a column criticizing WSU’s student bookstore, The Bookie, for profiting off the needs of students. The Students Book Corporation (SBC) leased the bookstore to Barnes & Noble Booksellers in 2004. SBC receives a dividend from Barnes & Noble of about $85,000 per year, which they...

‘We were not created, then colored; We were created of color’

BASHEERA AGYEMAN, Guest columnist

August 29, 2017


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

The word “colored” is a white supremacist term, and you don’t have to take a comparative ethnic studies class to know that. You just have to not feed in to white supremacist ideologies. I couldn’t believe it when I was told that The Daily Evergreen had printed a summary of an article in which...

Letter to the Editor: Vote Representative McMorris Rodgers out

PAT BATES, Clarkston

August 23, 2017


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers said at her Aug. 10, Town Hall meeting, “ I support [President] Donald Trump because, because, because he’s a disrupter and we need to change D.C. I continue to support him.” When a later question about Trump was asked, she said, “Trump was elected POTUS....

Letter to freshmen: Be active on campus

Letter to freshmen: Be active on campus

JORDAN FROST, ASWSU President

August 11, 2017


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion, Showcase

Welcome home to the “promised land” of the Palouse. This is such a special time to be in Pullman, as Cougs from all across the world make their way back to WSU, which truly creates an incredibly infectious energy around town. Cougs represent the best our state has to offer, and regardless of background,...

Letter to freshmen: Enjoy the city of Pullman

Letter to freshmen: Enjoy the city of Pullman

GLENN JOHNSON, Pullman Mayor

August 11, 2017


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

Welcome to Pullman, and for those returning, welcome back. We’ve been busy over the summer. For those of you who were here for summer classes, you’ve seen a few traffic snarls as the state fixed Highway 270 through town. Some complained that they were delayed in traffic by 20 minutes. Twenty minutes!...

Letter to freshmen: Follow academic pursuits and join the community

Letter to freshmen: Follow academic pursuits and join the community

KIRK SCHULZ, WSU President

August 11, 2017


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

It’s a delight and an honor to welcome you to WSU. I hope you will take full advantage of our Week of Welcome activities and the opportunities they provide to meet other Cougs, get involved in campus life, and have a little fun before the academic year officially kicks off. You have made a wise...

Letter to freshmen: Be aware of local laws and offenses

Letter to freshmen: Be aware of local laws and offenses

GARY JENKINS, Pullman Police Chief

August 11, 2017


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

On behalf of the Pullman Police Department, I wish to welcome new and returning WSU students to Pullman! My staff and I are committed to the safety of everyone in our community, and we will do whatever we can to provide a safe environment for those living and learning in Pullman. We ask all WSU st...

Reader reactions: Quarters are more flexible than semesters

July 12, 2017


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

Readers react to a column about the benefits of the quarter system. WSU is the only public university in the state that does not follow the quarter system, which makes each semester one-eighth of a student’s college career. There is little room for error in a semester system, when quarters all...