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OPINION: Learn a foreign language

The ability to communicate in a different language is a necessary skill in the modern world.
GRACE LAPIERRE, Evergreen columnist December 9, 2020

In my experience, learning a foreign language is a fun, rewarding challenge. I studied French in high school for three years, took a semester of Chinese and am currently on my third semester of Japanese....

OPINION: Improving online schooling for next semester

Zoom classes and online school is still a work in progress.
PORTIA SIMMONS, Evergreen columnist December 9, 2020

The coronavirus has changed the regular way of life for most. It has altered the way that students learn. This semester has surely been different, and many people have differing opinions about online school. Some...

OPINION: Schools should encourage student creativity

It's important for students to have an outlet to express their creativity.
MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen columnist October 27, 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...

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 21, 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...

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 16, 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...

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 15, 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...

OPINION: Explore the Palouse

From wheat fields to waterfalls, the Palouse is full of secret outdoor treasures.
MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen columnist September 14, 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,...

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 8, 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...

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 2, 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...

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 1, 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...

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 24, 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...

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 16, 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...

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