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OPINION: Greek members need to follow their leaders

While Greek leaders have been working to ensure COVID-19 safety, it’s up to their constituents to follow through and keep the Palouse safe.

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen columnist

September 3, 2020

It is no secret that Greek life nationally carries a stigma of recklessness. WSU’s Greek community, infamous for its party culture, is no different. During this pandemic, the spotlight has cast on this group of students as the most likely catalyst for new COVID-19 cases on the Palouse. Though many...

OPINION: Greek community needs more diversity

The WSU Greek community needs to be more inclusive and welcoming of diverse members, whether that's race, sexuality or religion.

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen columnist

September 1, 2020

WSU Greek life – specifically Panhellenic – is not doing enough to encourage diversity in its chapters. However, emboldened by their own passion for overcoming racial inequality and the need for change, three women in Kappa Kappa Gamma’s Gamma Eta chapter came together to co-lead as a new Inclusivity...

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: WSU’s party rep must change

DAYANA FAIRCHILD, Evergreen columnist

March 25, 2020

In 2002 Playboy magazine published a list of top party schools, WSU took 18th place on the list. In 2009, we rose up to 16th place on Playboy's list. So maybe that's where it started, or perhaps the reputation goes back even further. But WSU's reputation for being a party school still stands stro...

OPINION: Rethink the way you party on Greek row

It is up to Greeks to keep themselves safe, and therefore must hold themselves accountable to preserve their community.

DANIELLE DENNEHY, Evergreen columnist

February 14, 2020

Since the beginning of the semester, Greek life on campus has seen a lot of changes. The community has been moving toward the direction of progress and a complete culture shift- but this change won't happen overnight. The Interfraternity Council released a new policy on January 27, which includ...

OPINION: Implement first aid at Greek houses

Learning basic first aid could give Greeks helpful tools to prevent further adverse affects in their community.

ANTHONY TORCHIA, Evergreen columnist

February 14, 2020

As the new Interfraternity Council initiative is enacted and WSU’s Greek row undergoes a culture shift, it is imperative that an extra emphasis be put on safety. Safety on Greek row has always been a priority for the WSU Pullman community, however extra steps could be taken to ensure that each mem...

New IFC regulations will help Greeks

The new IFC initiative marks a new era for greek life at WSU, which can lead to a healthier and safer environment for all who are involved.

ANTHONY TORCHIA, Evergreen columnist

January 31, 2020

In light of recent events in the Pullman community, particularly the tragic loss of Samuel Martinez on Nov. 12, the WSU Interfraternity Council (IFC) decided that the Greek community in Pullman must change. The first step in this communal change is the IFC development initiative, which was first release...

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