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Reader Reactions | Demand cleanliness, safety from your landlord, property manager

April 18, 2018


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

Readers react to a column calling for student renters to demand more from their landlords. The columnist explains how most students deal with black mold and broken locks while their landlords do little to ensure proper living conditions. The columnist argues that students should be seen as people, not...

Reader Reactions | Athletics accounts for half decrease in reserves

April 12, 2018


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

Readers react to an article showcasing how the athletics department has contributed to the university’s reserves deficit. The article explains that WSU has spent a significant amount of money on athletics, including a $1 million raise for football Head Coach Mike Leach, but has not necessarily made...

Administration must take corruption more seriously

IAN NORLAND, Guest columnist

April 4, 2018


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

Recently WSU Human Resource Services reached out to employees with their 2018 Employee Engagement Survey. At the end of the survey, they invited employees to address any issues not already probed by the survey itself. I started writing the paragraphs below on my time here at WSU to date and thought...

Reader reactions | Treat freshman like students, not customers

April 3, 2018


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Readers react to a column calling for better conditions in dorms and an end to the monopoly of housing for first year students. The columnist argues that the costs for dorms are extremely high, especially compared to the typically nicer housing off campus, and takes advantage of incoming students. Charlie Plamond...

Students speak out on abortion rights

Students speak out on abortion rights

NICOLE MANZIONE and KEATON ASPELL

March 29, 2018


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

Women should embrace unique role as mothers, not imitate masculinity By Nicole Manzione A couple years ago I would have considered myself a feminist, but now it doesn’t seem like I’m welcome. This is because the modern feminist movement is incompatible with being a “pro-life” Catholic woman. ...

Reader Reactions | Wanderlust, studying abroad should not just be for wealthy

March 22, 2018


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Readers react to a column calling for more accessibility when it comes to traveling, either independently or through study abroad programs. While many college students are passionate about traveling, they are either drowning in debt or trying to afford rent and groceries. Scholarships are offered for...

Reader Reactions | Faculty Senate discuses parking increases, advising concerns

March 20, 2018


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Readers react to a Faculty Senate meeting where faculty members called a 2.8 percent parking fee increase “outrageous.” Faculty are concerned of price hikes after only receiving a raise of under 2 percent. Daniel Stuart Hoffman: “We should be talking about reductions or elimination, not increases. T...

Young Democrats endorse Matthew Sutherland for state legislature

Duncan Thomson, Guest columnist

March 8, 2018


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

The stereotypical politician is old, stubborn and anchored to massive corporate interests. Not Matthew Sutherland. As a student at WSU, Sutherland received a bachelor’s degree in political science and is currently working on another for physics. He has been accepted into the graduate school at WSU to s...

Reader Reactions | Don’t ban guns, make them harder to buy

March 8, 2018


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Readers react to a column calling for a middle ground between banning guns and limitless access. The columnist said the nation should provide comprehensive mental health care and require background checks before anyone can buy a gun. Taylor Faires: “Let’s start by enforcing the laws we already ...

Print journalism still important in age of digital media

Jessica Zhou, Guest columnist

March 7, 2018


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

As you might know from our Facebook ads and Student Media staff trying to make eye contact with you on the mall, the proposed fall and spring semester $5 Student Media fee is up for vote. I hope you exercise your right to participate in school elections as an engaged member of the campus community,...

Gov. Jay Inslee vetoes public records exemption bill

March 6, 2018


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Readers react to Gov. Jay Inslee vetoing a bill that would exempt the state legislative branch from much of the Public Records Act. Inslee said the bill’s rushed nature “failed to meet public expectations.” Joel Jones: “Wow ... good move, and a reality check for what we’re up against here ...

Pullman must offer multiple pathways toward safer community

Kasey Smith, Guest columnist

March 6, 2018


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

My faith in the Pullman communities is wavering. Although it has been a relatively safe and welcoming place for me to grow up, I am sick of the same old comparing process people tend to take here: “At least it’s not as bad as Spokane.” That may be true, but that does not mean we shouldn’t...

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