The Daily Evergreen

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: 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: Students, admin are both to blame for COVID spike

It's tempting to cast blame on one group, but students and admin are both equally responsible for the COVID-19 problems in Pullman.

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen columnist

September 17, 2020

As COVID-19 cases rise dramatically in the Pullman, people are beginning to point fingers, and many are choosing sides. In most people’s minds, it’s either the students or the administration who should take the blame for the sudden jump. But with such last-minute decisions made by the university,...

OPINION: WSU students need more transportation on campus

Transportation on campus is far from perfect — here's how we can improve it.

PORTIA SIMMONS, Evergreen columnist

September 16, 2020

When I first arrived at WSU, one of the first things students mentioned about the campus was the number of hills. When I asked students about forms of transportation on campus, students said they wished that more forms, such as Coug Bikes, were more available. I wanted to know how to improve transportation...

OPINION: Explore the Palouse

From wheat fields to waterfalls, the Palouse is full of secret outdoor treasures.

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen columnist

September 15, 2020

As the smoke from so many fires are converging on Pullman this week, I am reminded of all the beautiful places on the Palouse I have yet to see. Though the area is known fondly for its wheat fields, it is also a home for many unexpected, unknown lookouts and hikes. For those who feel cooped up...

OPINION: Greek community needs to prioritize members of color

The WSU Greek community needs to get over years of ingrained racism and accept members of color into their ranks.

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen columnist

September 9, 2020

The Multicultural Greek Council at WSU is made up of 14 organizations. Each was created with diverse goals and values, all with the intent of providing a space of cultural connection for people of color on the university’s campus. This connection needs to be the priority, however, and members of color...

OPINION: STEM, liberal arts majors are both necessary

While the competition between STEM and liberal arts rages, it’s important to consider the benefits of both, and the many opportunities they can offer different students, engineers and artists alike.

GRACE LAPIERRE, Evergreen columnist

September 3, 2020

STEM fields are amazing. There are so many things engineers can do and so many advancements to be made. Thinking about how far computers have come as I type this is impressive, much less some of the other things that have been achieved in the scientific fields. Humanities are equally amazing, too....

OPINION: New WSU parking app is a success

WSU's new AMP app is a streamlined success, allowing students to park on campus with ease.

GRACE LAPIERRE, Evergreen columnist

September 2, 2020

It should come as no surprise that I am not fond of parking on campus at WSU. When paying for a more expensive dorm, like Olympia Avenue, which is where I lived last year, no one wanted to pay over $300 to park in the parking lot outside the hall. I forked over roughly $120 and took a hike down...

OPINION: More freshmen in medical school

The students of today will be the doctors of tomorrow; but do we need more of them?

MACKENNA ROWE, Evergreen columnist

August 25, 2020

Since the 1918 influenza pandemic, health workers have been preparing for the next one to hit. It's still a hotly debated question as to whether having more people join the medical field would make a difference in a future pandemic. In 2019, over 50,000 students applied to medical school. Out of those, only about 20,000 of those students got acce...

OPINION: Stock up on gear for online classes

WSU's distance learning requires a whole new set of skills and equipment.

SARAH DANIELS, Evergreen columnist

August 17, 2020

Online education is not for everyone, nor is everyone adequately prepared for it. It’s a different beast, there’s a lot more accountability and — unsurprisingly — a lot more gear involved. I want to first say: you can do it. You made it to WSU this fall, whatever that looks like, so now you...

OPINION: Support your fellow Cougs

Even though WSU's learning format has changed, we're still a community that needs to support one another.

ADAM HUREAU, Evergreen columnist

August 17, 2020

Fall is almost here, and it will definitely be different than anything we’ve faced before. With the recent move to distance delivery for most classes, many students may be frustrated, anxious or upset. In these challenging times, we have to remember the importance of supporting those around us and...

OPINION: Students, staff are changing the future

Cougs all across campus are helping shape WSU's coronavirus response.

MACKENNA ROWE, Evergreen columnist

August 17, 2020

COVID-19 has put a damper on the year. Though there are many downsides to the world's situation, there is one topic that is not often considered. Whether it’s wearing masks, social distancing or even avoiding the temptation to eat in a restaurant, almost every person is changing and affecting history...

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