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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: Restructure WSU parking

WSU parking is too expensive and overcrowded, necessitating some kind of new system to ensure everyone has a parking space.

SARAH DANIELS, Evergreen columnist

July 15, 2020

As a commuting college student, I can’t help but hear and feel WSU students' frustration at the cost of WSU parking permits. There is certainly a lot of — I believe — understandable animosity toward WSU Transportation Services and a lot of things are problematic. But there are a lot of things...

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: WSU should prioritize student safety this fall

Students and staff alike need to put their safety ahead of everything else when making decisions about the fall semester.

ADAM HUREAU, Evergreen columnist

June 3, 2020

There has been a lot of uncertainty recently about whether or not WSU will open up again in the fall. President Kirk Schulz has already made it clear that he wishes to move back to face-to-face instruction and many students likely share the same sentiment. Learning through online classes is just not...

OPINION: Emergency loan shouldn’t be repaid

OPINION: Emergency loan shouldn’t be repaid

GUS WATERS, Evergreen columnist

March 11, 2020

The emergency short-term loan program at WSU is a way to start to help financially insecure students stay in school. It needs to be better funded so that it can expand into a financial relief package program with no payback required. Jill Creighton, the dean of students at WSU, said the emergency sh...

OPINION: ASWSU legal board’s decision was wrong

AWSU's judical board should have looked more into the meaning behind the law rather than the way it was written.

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen columnist

February 12, 2020

January’s ASWSU hiring controversy produced a significant amount of backlash and opinions, on both sides of the issue. Succinctly, the original events are as follows: ASWSU president Quinton Berkompas’s decision to publicize the job vacancies to a smaller group of people was deemed to be against ASWSU...

OPINION: WSU must change diversity requirement

OPINION: WSU must change diversity requirement

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen columnist

February 5, 2020

Have you ever taken a Comparative Ethnic Studies class? We all know WSU has a diversity requirement in it’s UCORE, but that’s not the same thing. Comparative Ethnic Studies deals with race and how that plays into American life, which a lot of the classes that complete the diversity requirement ...

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