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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: 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: 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: 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: Make the best of social distancing

While the first couple days back home might be fun, it is important to realize you are not at WSU anymore.

HALEY BRICKWEDEL, Evergreen Columnist

April 3, 2020

Social distancing sucks, everyone wants to be hanging out with friends and going out to lunch. Being stuck at home is no fun, but it is the right thing to do. College students often have two homes, the one in Pullman and the other with their family.  Hometowns feel like they move a little slow...

OPINION: Sexual health should be taught to women earlier

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize that women aren't getting proper care.

DANIELLE DENNEHY, Evergreen columnist

April 3, 2020

Sex education means something different everywhere you go. A Catholic school in comparison to a public school, a school in an urban city versus one in a more rural area, all of these differences mean the conversation around sex is a little different for everyone and the lack of uniformity often cau...

OPINION: Sex ed must be taught earlier

While school districts can choose what to teach, educating people earlier will help stop sex crimes.

GUS WATERS, Evergreen Columnist

March 27, 2020

The recent comprehensive sex education bill passed by the Washington state legislature mandating that public schools follow eight guidelines protects both family values and promotes sexual safety. The bill will make children and teenagers safer in a world where sexual assault overwhelmingly affects ...

OPINION: Take a PE class

While we may have to be inside now, taking a PE class next semester would be a great way to stay healthy while at school

ANTHONY TORCHIA, Evergreen columnist

March 25, 2020

For many students at WSU, getting a healthy amount of exercise is often difficult. While there are multiple recreational facilities located on campus, such as the UREC and Chinook Student Center, many students still struggle to fit exercise into their significantly busy schedules. However, WSU offers a w...

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...

ED BOARD: Evergreen goes digital, weekly print

ED BOARD: Evergreen goes digital, weekly print

EDITORIAL STAFF

March 23, 2020

Following the COVID-19 state outbreak, which recently affected a resident in Whitman County, the editorial board at The Daily Evergreen has decided to switch to a weekly print newspaper while maintaining daily coverage on our website, dailyevergreen.com News will continue to publish stories five ...

OPINION: Feel comfortable to share your emotions

Your brain deals with a lot. Just because you're having a bad time doesn't mean you should bottle it up. Talk to your friends and loved ones to live a happier life.

HALEY BRICKWEDEL, Evergreen Columnist

March 13, 2020

Fear, anger, sadness, joy, disgust, surprise and trust are all emotions felt, sometimes daily. Expressing these emotions is easier than pushing them away or down. At the end of the day, the emotions are still there when they are not dealt with. “Emotions are fabulous teachers,” said Isabel Gai...

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