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Letter to the Editor: Welcome to the Cougar family

Letter to the Editor: Welcome to the Cougar family


August 17, 2020

Dear Class of 2024, We couldn’t be happier to welcome you into the Cougar family, even in the middle of challenging times. Coug alumni everywhere will tell you that once you’re a Coug, you will always be a Coug. This fact has not changed even as our beloved Pullman campus has moved online for...

Letter to freshmen: Stay connected despite COVID-19

Letter to freshmen: Stay connected despite COVID-19

BRUCE MULMAT, Guest columnist

August 17, 2020

This will be an interesting semester for Cougs everywhere. Obviously, everyone knows that WSU Zoom 2: Electric Boogaloo will make classes more difficult, and it will make labs almost impossible. To all the STEM majors: I give to you my condolences. The best part of school for me was the people....

Letter to freshmen: A completely new WSU experience

Letter to freshmen: A completely new WSU experience

JAKOB THORINGTON, Guest columnist

August 17, 2020

Well, this is certainly a different Week of Welcome experience. Hi, I’m Jakob. I graduated last May, and I am a former Evergreen reporter. Like many of you, I graduated during the middle of our country’s shutdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. I know the disappointment of seeing all...

Guest column: From peaceful protest to violent riot

A protester holds a sign with the names of Black victims of police violence.

GRACE ARNIS, Guest columnist

June 3, 2020

I was one of about 3,500 protesters who walked from Riverfront Park to the Spokane County Courthouse in an organized protest Sunday. The march that started at 2 p.m. was peaceful. It involved many people with amazing signs and chants, most notably being, “No justice, no peace, no racist, police.” Almost...

Guest column: Carbon bill insufficient, needs global action

New plans for managing climate change are underway, but a national plan needs to be implemented in order for them to be as effective as possible. The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act is one possible solution to this issue.

PETER HAUG, Guest columnist

April 16, 2019

An April 4 column in The Daily Evergreen, "Gas tax bill too costly for minor effects," highlights some excellent issues with Washington state’s proposed carbon tax, House Bill 1110. But it misses the big picture. In fact, that tax is no longer proposed. It passed the House on April 11 after a sim...

Guest column: In defense of WSU college athletics

Many schools benefit greatly from their college athletics. There may have been some
mistakes made by WSU’s athletic department, but they are still provide for our school.

MATT HORSTMAN, Guest columnist

April 4, 2019

This column is in response to a sports column several weeks ago questioning if it was responsible for WSU to continue to invest in the athletic department based on its recent history of debt and overspending. There are several inaccuracies and misconceptions presented in the original article that I wish...

Guest column: Use reservation in foreign intervention

Mass immigration into the U.S. from South America can be attributed to U.S. foreign intervention, raising the question of what repercussions future intervention could have.

David McLerran, Guest columnist

March 21, 2019

Tensions have been growing between the United States and Venezuela since Nicolas Maduro won reelection in a flawed election process in May 2018. The subsequent reaction by the United States has been highly reminiscent of Cold War-era policies. For readers who did not live through the Cold War, the...

Guest column: Foreign language leads to success

Kevin Simeon has traveled to distant continents, made many new friends and established an international business based around his knowledge of Mandarin Chinese. He attributes his success to enrolling in Chinese 101 at WSU.

KEVIN SIMEON, Guest columnist

February 13, 2019

It wasn’t until my sophomore year on the Palouse when I had decided to take on the daunting challenge of learning Mandarin Chinese. It would later become one of the best decisions of my life. I had no idea that soon after one quick semester an intense passion for the language would immediately ignite....

Guest Column: Plagiarism is a blemish on our school’s reputation

Plagiarism is dangerous for peoples’ academic careers and disrespects the effort original content creators put into their work.

JOHN ALDERETE, Guest columnist

November 16, 2018

WSU has numerous websites that address plagiarism, which “has become a central academic integrity issue facing education institutions everywhere,” according to the WSU plagiarism information site. The WSU website on the academic integrity violation process states: “The WSU Academic Integrity Poli...

Guest Column: Greek system is a values-based community

Greek life doesn’t pressure people to be anything they aren’t. It focuses on making people the best they can be in every aspect of their lives.

TAYLOR CARNESS, Guest columnist

November 13, 2018

As with groups that do not encompass a universal audience, there are stigmas formed through outside perspective. As I attempt to not stigmatize any group with which I do not have personal experience, I would hope that those who look upon the Greek system with an outside perspective do the same. The...

Guest column: RV tailgating, a townie perspective

MICHELLE PINGREE, Guest columnist

October 4, 2018

Life in Pullman starts in August with move-in and syllabus week. All available dumpsters are crammed full. Items overflow onto the ground, blow around town or are carried off by the local magpie gang. Music, yelling, screaming, racing cars, sirens and more loud music dominate the once-quiet summer nights. Into...

Guest response: Climate Change

PETE HAUG, Guest columnist

September 14, 2018

One of the problems with deniers of climate change is that they don’t understand how science works. The Sept. 6, 2018 column from The Daily Evergreen provides a good example. While claiming, “I’m certainly no climate change denier,” the columnist goes on to deny some basic facts about climate...

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