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

March 8, 2018

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

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

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

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...

Reader Reactions | Parking permit cost may increase next semester

March 1, 2018

Fall semester could bring a 2.8 percent price increase for annual and daily parking passes to help offset capital expenses for parking and transportation. The WSU Parking and Transportation Task Force is asking for public comment at Brad Pearce: “What do you expect when ...

Reader Reactions | Pullman psychologist arrested for rape charges

February 21, 2018

Readers react to psychologist Dean Funabiki turning himself in after a former patient reported he had sexually assaulted her. The Crime Lab matched DNA provided by the victim with Funabiki. Paige Taylor: “Have to say I’m really impressed with how fast the crime labs matched the DNA. Sending pos...

Reader Reactions | You can have your voice heard in The Daily Evergreen

February 20, 2018

Readers react to a column calling for more representation in The Daily Evergreen’s opinion section. The best way to hear underrepresented voices is for more students to apply. Jacob Hogg: “Here’s your opportunity. Stop bellyaching and share your opinions, or just shut up and sit down. Either w...

Professor explains Trump, Christianity link

February 15, 2018

Readers react to religious history professor Matthew Sutton leading a discussion of the connection between President Donald Trump and Evangelicals. Trump won 81 percent of white Evangelical votes. Sutton said that the Evangelical ideals were set in place during the late 1940s and no politician had appealed...

Reader Reactions | ASWSU senate to consider mandatory sports pass referendum

February 13, 2018

Readers react to a proposed student fee that would make annual sports passes mandatory. If passed by undergraduates, the sports pass would cost $265, but would be included in financial aid estimates, making it more affordable. Revenue generated from sports passes would increase from $2,679,668 to $4,303,600....

Reader Reactions | WSU community should embrace biking culture with new bike racks

February 8, 2018

Readers react to a column calling for students to utilize the 30 new bike racks coming to campus which cost $22,000. Funding for the bike racks came out of fees from parking passes sold by Transportation Services. MJ Vega: “Yeah, because biking uphill both ways in the rain, snow or scalding heat...

Reader Reactions | WSU player receives award for court ordered community service

Debate on new bill turned into personal fight between Washington lawmakers.

February 7, 2018

Readers react to senior rush linebacker Logan Tago receiving the Center for Civic Engagement Fall 2017 Community Involvement Award. Tago took part in community service after pleading guilty to second-degree felony robbery and fourth-degree misdemeanor assault. Tago was initially suspended from WSU, but...

Reader Reactions | Smoking ban doesn’t allow students freedom to decide for themselves

February 6, 2018

Readers react to a column calling for more designated smoking areas on campus. Smoking should be restricted but designated smoking areas would be a compromise between keeping the air clean and still allowing students choice. Maarika K Vercamer: “The restrictions come as a way to protect and prev...

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