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OPINION: Countdown to the 3rd: Trump will win on Election Night

Trump will beat Biden, but narrowly. It’ll come down to Pennsylvania and 20 electoral votes. This election map predicts the Nov. 3 breakdown, which foresees Biden taking battleground states of Michigan and Wisconsin, while Trump sweeps the South and some parts of the Rust Belt.

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor

October 29, 2020

“There is no future. There is no past. Do you see? Time is simultaneous, an intricately structured jewel that humans insist on viewing one edge at a time, when the whole design is visible in every facet.” -Dr. Manhattan, “Watchmen” There’s an old adage in politics: “As Ohio goes, so goe...

OPINION: Presidential candidates differ on gun rights

The upcoming election may determine the future of the Second Amendment.

MACKENNA ROWE, Evergreen columnist

October 29, 2020

America is now less than a week away from Election Day. The current presidential candidates had a final chance in their debate to discuss issues like coronavirus and racism. Because time is limited to discuss debate topics, it is important to fact check and research what they cannot discuss. The...

OPINION: Voting for climate protection is important

Climate change is a major issue, and it’s crucial that we vote to address it.

HANNA YUZYUK, Evergreen columnist

October 29, 2020

I was driving through downtown Pullman, and like many others, I saw people holding posters that read, "Vote Climate 2020." Many problems we’re facing are directly or indirectly connected to our personal and social attitude to nature: fires, melting of the polar ice and even new strands of deadly...

OPINION: Schools should encourage student creativity

It's important for students to have an outlet to express their creativity.

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen columnist

October 28, 2020

It’s tough to put into words exactly what students are getting from their education right now. Of course, there is still the course material, the opportunity to learn new things, etc. But what about the connections with other people? What about the learning experience of speaking up in class...

OPINION: New Washington sex ed bill isn’t a good option

Sex ed is an important part of childhood development. However, this Senate bill is not necessarily the right way to achieve that.

HANNA YUZYUK, Evergreen columnist

October 27, 2020

Washington’s current sexual education bill demonstrates that our society differs in opinions about what is appropriate and what is not in a classroom setting. There are not only two polar opinions in support or rejection of the bill, but the palette of views has more variation. Let’s start with...

OPINION: Countdown to the 3rd: An appeal to heaven

The final presidential debate served as an example of how skewed and flawed the elections are.

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor

October 23, 2020

“And I will show you something different from either Your shadow at morning striding behind you Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you; I will show you fear in a handful of dust.” - T.S. Eliot, “The Waste Land” It’s 2020. Debate and discourse have been replaced by buzzwords an...

OPINION: Bring back spring break for WSU students

Spring break is a time to relax and unwind — students need that.

MADELINE GREER, Evergreen columnist

October 22, 2020

WSU recently announced its plans to cancel spring break for spring 2021. They decided to add three days off during the semester and start the semester a week later than originally scheduled. These days off are scattered throughout the semester and are midweek. As someone who normally uses their spring...

OPINION: Keep your humanity while remaining political

Don’t let politics turn you away from your humanity — stay connected with your neighbors, even if their political leanings may differ from yours.

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen columnist

October 22, 2020

As we draw closer to Nov. 3, the rifts between political parties grow deeper in our country. Among the youngest voters, there is an inability to ignore our political beliefs when it comes to our relationships because, put simply, where we stand politically has become a question of our humanity. For...

OPINION: Voting by mail will boost voter participation

Voting by mail ensures that everyone can make their political voices heard.

JOEY FRANKLIN, Evergreen columnist

October 15, 2020

Every American citizen has a civic responsibility to vote and let their voice be heard. Because it’s a presidential election year — especially in the middle of a pandemic — the ability to vote safely is more important than ever. The safety of voting has been a multi-faceted issue amidst the...

OPINION: Voting is crucial for civic engagement

Voting is one of the most important ways for American citizens to influence how their government runs.

MADELINE GREER, Evergreen columnist

October 15, 2020

Every four years, Americans have the opportunity to vote for a presidential nominee. We also have elections at other times to elect city, county, state and federal officials. This has been a bizarre year with a pandemic sweeping across the country and the world. The upcoming presidential election will...

OPINION: Sexual education curriculum will inform today’s youth

Kids need to be educated in a healthy, safe environment. If they can't get that at home, it's up to schools to teach them comprehensive sex ed.

DIANA RIOS, Evergreen columnist

October 14, 2020

There are countless issues surrounding the subject of sex and the youth, whether it's teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, sexual assault or domestic violence. The public education system has evolved from teaching an abstinence-based curriculum paired with an insubstantial lesson on human...

OPINION: Presidential election will help determine fate of US reproductive rights

The debate over reproductive rights continues to rage in the presidential debates and in the Supreme Court.

MACKENNA ROWE, Evergreen columnist

October 14, 2020

Election day is less than a month away, and there are many policies left to discuss. President Donald Trump leans toward pro-life while Biden leans toward pro-choice. This debate is one of the most controversial, so it’s essential to do the research, and especially to understand how the presidential...

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