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OPINION: WSU needs to provide more housing assistance to students

WSU needs to offer more assistance and help to students who were kicked off campus because of COVID-19.

SARAH DANIELS, Evergreen columnist

July 22, 2020

Like it or not, WSU has decided to offer as many in-person courses as possible. WSU administration consistently, and I believe truthfully, claims that students’ lives are a priority. However, there are certainly some eyebrow-raising reactions that make it seem like maybe WSU wasn’t prepared to deal...

OPINION: Learn a foreign language

Learning a foreign language opens up whole new worlds and skills to students.

ADAM HUREAU, Evergreen columnist

July 22, 2020

Learning a foreign language is something every student can benefit from. Though many students take foreign language and culture classes as part of UCORE or Honors requirements, most do not go beyond that requirement and take advantage of the great classes offered at WSU. Taking additional foreign language...

OPINION: Freshmen have to make a choice this semester

The pandemic has forced many college students to reconsider their options, like whether or not to take a gap year.

ADAM HUREAU, Evergreen columnist

July 22, 2020

There is no question that this fall is going to look different. Classes, football games and even parties will all have changed. This might leave freshman uncertain as to whether or not they should come to college. For some, postponing college could be an extremely viable option, maybe even the best...

OPINION: A radically different freshman experience

As August approaches, WSU's incoming freshmen will face new challenges related to COVID-19.

MACKENNA ROWE, Evergreen columnist

July 15, 2020

In March, schools across the world had to switch formats and completely shut down due to COVID-19. As August approaches, accommodations are still needed to continue with the 2020-2021 school year. Many first-year students had high hopes for the fall and being back in-person at WSU. Though this is...

OPINION: The many benefits of liberal arts

Liberal arts majors are no less valid than STEM majors, as they give students many skills that are equally important.

ADAM HUREAU, Evergreen columnist

July 1, 2020

Liberal arts majors get a bad rap. If you’re a student studying subjects like English or philosophy, you’ve likely been asked by friends and family members, “What do you want to do with that?” These fields are sometimes looked down upon and not nearly as revered as a degree in engineering...

OPINION: Tuition increase would hurt WSU students

WSU's proposed tuition increase is only going to hurt students, many of whom are financially unstable due to COVID-19.

SARAH DANIELS, Evergreen columnist

June 24, 2020

I don’t think I need to waste time explaining the tremendous impact COVID-19 has had on so many aspects of our lives – education, I think, having received some of the largest hits. Not only has education accessibility for students across the world changed completely, suddenly paying for it looks...

OPINION: Attendance policies do not serve students

WSU students are grown adults and should be allowed to miss classes if they need to.

SARAH DANIELS, Evergreen columnist

June 17, 2020

Since I began attending WSU in fall 2016, I’ve changed my degree five times and within each program I've been apart of — business, music, education, social sciences and philosophy – I’ve encountered a recurring theme. I, a paying adult, am policed daily to attend my courses or else I'd face failure...

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: 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: 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: 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: 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...

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