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Reader reactions: Changes coming to the WSU Alive! Program

April 18, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Reader Reactions: Hate speech abuses free speech rights

February 27, 2017

Readers react to a column discussing the difference between hate speech and freedom of speech. The columnist believes opinions that promote violence and intolerance, and disrespect someone’s existence, should not be respected. These opinions are often shielded by freedom of speech, but there is no...

Reader reactions: Cecil Rhodes scholarship honors a racist

February 23, 2017

Readers react to a column concerning the Rhodes Scholarship, named after Cecil Rhodes, a colonizer of Africa and British imperialist. The columnist believes Rhodes should no longer be honored because he is a racist, and showing his name in a positive light perpetuates racism and social discrimination...

Reader reactions: Fee would take place of ambulance rides for students

February 21, 2017

Readers react to Pullman Fire Chief Mike Heston proposing a $25 ambulance fee to undergraduate tuition to the Pullman City Council. Before the fee is passed, the City Council and students would have to vote on it. This fee would be the first of its kind and would not be on this year’s ASWSU ballot ...

Reader Reactions: Citizens push for sanctuary city at council meeting

February 16, 2017

Students and Democrats in Pullman argued to make Pullman a sanctuary city and not to support President Trump’s executive order at a City Council meeting on Feb. 1. Keyla Palominos, an undocumented student, testified in support of making Pullman a sanctuary city and protecting Muslims. The council members...

Reader reactions: WSU officials react to Trump’s executive order banning Muslims

February 8, 2017

Readers react to WSU President Kirk Shulz’s tweet regarding an action plan in response to President Donald Trump’s executive order banning people from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia from entering the country. Shulz’s tweet was a response to Ph.D. graduate student Gabrielle ...

Guest column: UCORE goals are valuable for undergraduate students

CLIF STRATTON | WSU Assistant Director of Roots of Contemporary Issues Program

February 2, 2017

Last week, a Daily Evergreen opinion column offered several positions on UCORE. At times these positions proved contradictory.First, the author agreed with one particular goal of UCORE: to provide undecided students the possibility to explore options.After five calculus courses had me well on my way to...

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