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Letter to the editor: WSU can’t grind to a halt for a football game

October 21, 2013

Editor:I was frustrated and disappointed when I heard that class would be canceled for the Thursday game at the end of October. While I understand the logic of the decision (I'm sure most undergrads are thrilled at the idea of a Halloween pre-funk in the form of Cougar football), I was dismayed to th...

GMOs aren’t harmful

October 16, 2013

Editor:The GMO article left me confused about why the author really wants Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) to be labeled. It repeatedly stated that the consumer has a right to know where their food comes from. I agree with this. Unfortunately, there are few laws that regard informing consumers where...

Big business exemption

October 16, 2013

Editor:Regarding the recent column about the shutdown, some say that the GOP is stonewalling a law that has been passed, but they fail to mention that in reality the Republicans are not stonewalling the law as it was passed. Obama said the rich would pay their fair share, yet exempted big business from ObamaCar...

Major League Soccer is just as important as NFL

October 14, 2013

Editor:The few times I have seen articles in The Daily Evergreen about sports outside of Pullman, they have been about the Seahawks. I’ve wondered why other regional sports aren’t also covered. For the sports section to receive my best regards, it needs to include more than just Pete Carroll and R...

Obama is not the one to blame for shutdown

October 14, 2013

Editor:Wednesday’s "Thanks Obama" column targeted the entirely wrong person responsible for the shutdown, not to mention it contained some misinformation. Mount Vernon was mistakenly closed and reopened shortly thereafter, specifically because it's not federal property.First off, the GOP is currently s...

ASWSU looks foolish

October 11, 2013

Editor:ASWSU should do some more research before passing a resolution purporting to speak for all students, and especially when that resolution slams a well-respected University department.The ASWSU resolution is solely based on the words of disgruntled employees and their friends, and not on a clear ...

The high costs for students in health care are too much

October 7, 2013

Editor:College students are keenly aware of the high cost of education and health care. They are plagued with the question, “how am I going to pay for this?”Students attending professional schools such as graduate programs or medical school are even more affected by the price tag of higher educa...

WSU’s appeal in Demers v Austin is an affront to free speech

September 30, 2013

Editor:Why are the WSU Board of Regents, Dr. Elson Floyd’s administration and the Washington state Attorney General’s office trying to kill shared governance? And why are the WSU Faculty Senate and Edward R. Murrow College of Communication professors allowing them to do that?These are two questions ...

Dr. Dave is still recovering

September 30, 2013

Editor:The recent article entitled "Welcome Home, Dr. Dave" was a lovely tribute and likely well intended, but left the distinct impression that David Warner has completed/nearly completed his recovery process. Nothing could be further from the truth.To the average reader who knows nothing about David...

Leach was a poor sport

Letter to the Editor

September 25, 2013

Editor:Sports can be very competitive. One thing you learn is to be humble in winning and humble in losing. Hopefully in the future, Coach Leach will just say, “Nice game,” and leave the trash talk to others. We are a classy university with classy people.Go Cougs!Michael JonesWSU Alum...

WSU Band is not good

Letter to the Editor

September 23, 2013

Editor:I am very disappointed how the Cougar Marching Band performs. Actually, I would not classify the band as a marching band, but rather a concert band with music attached to their instruments. The drum crew performs without music sheets, why can't the rest of the band? All you have to do is watch how the ...

Fund mental health, not gun regulations

Letter to the Editor

September 23, 2013

Editor:The column “Mental health to blame in Navy Yard shooting” was a pleasant surprise…until I read the conclusion.Michelle Chan is on the right track when she says banning guns would only penalize peaceful people who have followed the laws all along. But going from there to calling for manda...

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