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Reader reactions: Pullman police drone program protects citizens

June 14, 2017


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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


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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...

Reader reactions: A closer look at the future Indoor Practice Facility

May 31, 2017


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Readers react to an article about the WSU athletic department’s plans to replace the current Indoor Practice Facility (IPF) with a new one. The current IFP, the bubble, was meant to be temporary. The new IFP will be funded by donations.Read the full story here.Maarika K Vercamer: “Too bad they can...

Reader reactions: Universities in US sacrifice education for aesthetics

May 24, 2017


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Readers react to a column about American universities spending more money on aesthetics than on education. French universities offer higher education for very little money. Universities in the U.S. give students access to student spaces and extracurricular, while France usually does not have funds fo...

Guest column: ‘Drive to 25’ needs to improve library funding

EMILY WINE | Guest columnist

May 17, 2017


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The stated aim of President Schulz’s “Drive to 25” is “to be recognized as one of the nation’s top 25 public research universities, preeminent in research and discovery, teaching and engagement by 2030.” Without a well-funded library, this goal is out of reach.The WSU library system is curren...

Love persists in times of trouble

DANIELA MIRANDA | Guest columnist

April 19, 2017


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Like many people who either willingly or unwillingly leave their native country to come to the U.S., I never thought that I would become an immigrant. It just happened. I made a friend, then many more. Suddenly, I had colleagues, students, a partner, a house, a community, a life. But not just any ...

Reader reactions: Changes coming to the WSU Alive! Program

April 18, 2017


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Readers react to an article about the changes made to Alive! sessions, including making the first day optional for most students and changing the format of workshops to be similar to TED Talks. There will be fewer orientation counselors due to the minimum wage increase. Read the full article here.Dani...

Reader reactions: Students protest missile strike

April 13, 2017


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Readers react to an article about political organizations on campus protesting President Donald Trump’s attacks on Syria. The College Republicans, Young Democrats and Young Americans for Liberty were represented on Tuesday on the steps of Todd Hall. All three organizations disagreed with the recent a...

Reader reactions: WSU student running for Congress in 2018

April 4, 2017


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Readers react to an article about WSU student Matthew Sutherland, who is running for U.S. Congress in the 5th Congressional District against long-standing Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers. His slogan is “The New Blue,” with the goal to represent the working class. Read the full article here.Ke...

Reader Reactions: Student fees pay for university loans

March 21, 2017


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Readers react to an article concerning a new $98 student fee to pay off the loans WSU took out to complete the new Chinook building. Chinook was built from three separate buildings, so there were many challenges in the construction, resulting in loans being taken out to cover the costs.Read the full ...

Guest column: ‘Have mercy for the powerless and hope that mercy prevails’

DONNA POTTS | Guest columnist

March 2, 2017


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My first semester at the University of Missouri, my professor raped me a week after my father committed suicide. The professor said afterwards, “I have a lot of power in this department, so it won’t do you any good to say anything about this.”Nobody, including my mother and my best friend believe...

Reader Reactions: ‘No human is illegal’

March 1, 2017


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Readers react to an article concerning the passing of Resolution 46-19, which supports undocumented students on campus. Students spoke at the meeting in support of and in opposition to the resolution. The opposition is concerned about the loss of federal funding, while those in support stated people came...

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