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OPINION: WSU should prioritize student safety this fall

Students and staff alike need to put their safety ahead of everything else when making decisions about the fall semester.

ADAM HUREAU, Evergreen columnist

June 3, 2020

There has been a lot of uncertainty recently about whether or not WSU will open up again in the fall. President Kirk Schulz has already made it clear that he wishes to move back to face-to-face instruction and many students likely share the same sentiment. Learning through online classes is just not...

OPINION: Keep countries accountable for COVID-19

It is easy to brush aside the numbers of this virus, but it is important for governments to provide the correct ones.

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen Columnist

April 29, 2020

Every pandemic has a Patient Zero. There’s always a “cough heard round the world,” if you will. From the AIDS crisis to the 1918 influenza outbreak, there’s always one person who kicks off a whole new breed of death. In the case of the COVID-19 outbreak, it’s unclear as to who the original...

OPINION: Don’t rely on opinion programs for your news

It is easy to find opinions about news events, but dig a little deeper for better information.

GUS WATERS, Evergreen Columnist

April 29, 2020

Do not get your news from the opinion section. Instead, get your news from an array of trustworthy sources that make you respect other sides. By consuming trustworthy and unbiased news sources, people gain a better understanding of current events which allows them to have respectful conversations...

OPINION: The US needs to be more proactive when fighting outbreaks

The US cannot stand by and watch as a pandemic starts to spread.

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen Columnist

April 24, 2020

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a government in possession of power must be in want of something to f-ck up. It’s a scientific law, like gravity. Whenever there’s a serious catastrophe, like Hurricane Katrina, or the AIDS crisis, the government finds a way to royally screw up the response....

OPINION: Make Dad’s weekend for all parents

Let Moms feel more welcome coming to hang out in the fall by turning Dad's Weekend into Parent's Weekend.

ANTHONY TORCHIA, Evergreen Columnist

April 20, 2020

One of the most disheartening cancellations caused by the spread and danger of COVID-19 was the cancellation of WSU’s Mom’s Weekend for the 2020 school year. This disrupted the travel plans of thousands of moms and families that left them all wondering how WSU will move forward with other events. One ...

OPINION: Don’t relax social distancing rules

It is easy to still not get the correct information about COVID-19, but it is still important to keep social distancing.

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen columnist

April 20, 2020

As I write this, I’m thinking about my initial reaction to the coronavirus. I remember thinking, desensitized as a kid by frenzies over new pandemics that ended up fizzling out, that this was not going to be an issue. Maybe a few hundred people would die, but more than that die from the flu, right...

OPINION: Pass fail option doesn’t help students

Having options are nice, but these don't help students who are struggling with distance learning.

HALEY BRICKWEDEL, Evergreen Columnist

April 17, 2020

Campus is allowing a pass/fail option for the spring semester. However, applying for pass/fail classes is not easy as it may seem. Each department has their own limit on the amount of pass/fail classes for a degree. Moreover, the pass/fail class will not affect overall GPA and may count towards a deg...

OPINION: Let PRH nurses get unemployment benefits

OPINION: Let PRH nurses get unemployment benefits

GUS WATERS, Evergreen Columnist

April 15, 2020

The recent decision by Pullman Regional Hospital to cut staff salaries and working hours is a needed action to keep the hospital in functioning form, but staff members put in financial danger because of this decision should be eligible for unemployment benefits. Jeff Elbracht, the President of Pullman Reg...

OPINION: Closing Greek row was good

Closing the Greek houses at WSU was a smart choice, but the people living in them should have had a say as well.

ANTHONY TORCHIA, Evergreen Columnist

April 13, 2020

The commitment of WSU to distance-learning methods and virtual classes for the remainder of the semester prompted a gradual exodus of students from Pullman. This was a voluntary choice for students who live in dorms, which have remained open, or live off campus. However, students living in many of the G...

OPINION: Be proactive talking about your mental health

It is easy to try to take on mental health issues by yourself, but this isn't the best way to go through life.

DANIELLE DENNEHY, Evergreen Columnist

April 8, 2020

In the last decade mental health has gone from a taboo to something heavily discussed in pop culture and the media. This rise in awareness for other people's mental well-being has sparked a conversation about how we should handle the subject.  The important part of this conversation is distinguis...

OPINION: WSU needs to communicate better about COVID-19

Notifications about COVID-19 updates at WSU should not only be sent to students. This information should be easier to access.

DANIELLE DENNEHY, Evergreen Columnist

April 6, 2020

COVID-19 has caused major changes in nearly everyone’s lives at this point. Over the last four weeks, different institutions and corporations have released statements and plans regarding their response to the global pandemic. In the case of WSU, the conversation took a quick shift and left many stu...

OPINION: The federal government needs to communicate more

The federal government needs to do more to support small businesses.

GUS WATERS, Evergreen Columnist

April 6, 2020

The federal government needs to communicate more to small business owners to help them get the benefits available to them from the stimulus package.  The federal stimulus package contains $376 billion for small businesses, which offers services from a paycheck protection program, an Economic Injury Disaster Loan Advance of up to $10,000...

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