The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Cougs already struggle with being able to attend classes due to the high cost of tuition. A potential tuition increase will only make the problem bigger.

OPINION: Tuition increases not solution to campus needs

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor January 19, 2022

WSU’s Board of Regents will vote this week on whether or not to increase tuition for the 2022-23 academic year. If approved, it will be the sixth consecutive year that students will face a tuition...

With the state of COVID-19 and the winter weather, admin is putting students and faculty at risk.

OPINION: WSU administration puts money over safety of students, staff

KESTRA ENGSTROM, Evergreen Opinion Editor January 6, 2022

“Amazing job at taking a longer time to introduce the panel of people [than] addressing traveling back to Pullman from the West Side!” “They don’t give a crap about our safety/health and...

Healthy variety is spice of life

Healthy variety is spice of life

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor October 13, 2021

I started my weight loss journey in August of last year, and I attribute most of my progress to switching to better eating. Adding more plants to my diet, eating more fiber, harshly limiting my sugars...

Freshman Norah Dacy enjoys dorm life, but on-campus living can take a toll on others mental health.

Dorm residents’ access to mental health resources dismal

KESTRA ENGSTROM, Evergreen Opinion Editor September 26, 2021

Living in residence halls can be a positive experience for so many people. Residence halls have helped bring together lifelong best friends; dorm living can foster community and overall enhance your college...

This sectioned bin, located in the Compton Union Building, is one of many on campus. Students can place recyclables as well as grabage in these bins to help keep our campus clean.

Cougs must act for environment

SYDNEY DOWNING, Evergreen columnist September 26, 2021

Plastic waste is a major issue for our environment. Every year, we produce over 300 million tons of plastic. For reference, that is equivalent to one billion elephants. Is that not crazy? Plastic is...

Women comprise only 21 percent of full professors in science fields.

WSU needs more female faculty in STEM

GAYATHRI KRISHNAMOORTHY, Evergreen columnist September 15, 2021

Women represent 52 percent of the college-educated workforce but only 29 percent of the science and engineering workforce.  The situation worsens in academia. Especially in STEM, where women are significantly...

The WSU Board of Regents meeting will commence their 2021-22 meetings Sept. 16-17 on the WSU Pullman campus.

OPINION: WSU Board of Regents should prioritize transparency, accessibility

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief September 15, 2021

Editor's note: On Sept. 16, a day after this column was published, WSU President Kirk Schulz announced that all Board of Regents meetings, inlcuding all committee meetings, will be livestreamed starting...

When you hear “WSU,” you probably only think of Pullman, neglecting the four other campuses that help make this university community unique.

WSU more than just Pullman campus

KESTRA ENGSTROM, Evergreen Opinion Editor September 12, 2021

When I was in the Running Start program at WSU Tri-Cities in Richland, I heard a lot about the four other WSU campuses in Vancouver, Spokane, Everett and, of course, Pullman. It made me feel like I'm part...

WSUs priority should be ensuring students get their degree and have a safe campus experience no matter what happens this academic year by providing them adequate guidance and support.

International students’ choice to be vaccinated should not impact education

GAYATHRI KRISHNAMOORTHY, Evergreen columnist August 18, 2021

Between trying to acquire a full vaccination status and exercising and defending their right not to be vaccinated, for WSU’s international students, the return to in-person classes is beyond stressful.  WSU’s...

While the work Count on Cougs is doing with violence intervention is positive and important, it sadly does not get a chance to address the core of the issue, which has to do with systemic and internalized sexism.

Student safety requires more than just violence prevention

KESTRA ENGSTROM, Evergreen Opinion Editor August 18, 2021

Editor's note: This article contains content that may be senstive to some readers; it includes topics such as domestic violence. Due to extenuating circumstances, a source and any information provided...

One survey shows that although the number of women earning degrees in engineering has increased in the past 20 years, womens participation remains well below that of men at all degree levels and in all fields of engineering.  

Women in STEM need university support

GAYATHRI KRISHNAMOORTHY, Evergreen columnist August 18, 2021

When I first started my master's degree in engineering, I was one of the five girls in the class with 40 other male students. As I made my way through the doctorate program at WSU, the number of women...

Today’s youth are one of the most politically active groups of young people in generations. We deserve to know if our colleges are in support of us.

Colleges should make political views known for sake of students

KESTRA ENGSTROM, Evergreen Opinion Editor June 24, 2021

Historically, young people have been a demographic disengaged from mainstream politics.  This isn’t because youth aren’t affected by politics — in fact, the voting age was lowered from 21 to...

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