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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...

Reader reactions: Hospital cancels gender forum

June 28, 2017


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

Readers react to an article about the Pullman Regional Hospital’s cancelled June 29 board meeting to discuss the hospital offering gender reassignment surgery. The hospital has received over 200 comments and did not think the meeting is necessary based on the amount of comments. The hospital will acc...

Reader reactions: Hospital opens debate on gender surgery

June 21, 2017


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

Readers react to an article about the Pullman Regional Hospital taking public comment on whether to offer gender reassignment surgery. Dr. Rodney Story is against offering the procedure because he believes it is harmful. Surgeon Geoff Stiller is training to perform the surgeries. The Board of Commiss...

Reader reactions: Pullman police drone program protects citizens

June 14, 2017


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

Readers react to a column about the future Pullman Police Department’s drone program. Drones will be used for specific cases, such as high-risk crime scenes or natural disasters. The drones will not be used for general surveillance, and the footage will be available to the public, unless parts of th...

Reader reactions: Pullman City Council approves welcoming city resolution

June 14, 2017


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

Readers react to an article about the city council voting 6-1 in favor of becoming a welcoming city. The police department will only enforce immigration warrants signed by a judge and will not question people without reasonable suspicion. Councilman Al Sorenson opposed the resolution, but Councilman Natha...