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Letter to the Editor: Admin should share in cuts

LANDON ROPER, Pullman

January 16, 2018

WSU President Kirk Schulz’s response to the budget petition slaps the face of WSU students and employees. The highlights for review include: October: Schulz announces a plan to address the budget deficit, which includes ending the Performing Arts program and cutting several “temporary” position...

Letters to the editor: Student voices necessary for progress and change

LANDON ROPER, Pullman

January 11, 2018

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Letters to the editor: Main Street Squeeze against juice cleanse dieting

DESTINY STERNOD, Pullman

January 11, 2018

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Letter to the Editor: Tax cut does little for average American

NORM LUTHER, Spokane

January 9, 2018

In her email to constituents, Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers exclaimed “This is huge.” And indeed it is huge. The recently-passed tax bill is a huge boondoggle for the rich. The nonpartisan Tax Policy Center estimates that, under the law, the middle fifth of American households will see...

Letter to the Editor: Head Coach Mike Leach’s pay increase is bad call

JIM WELCH, Spokane

January 9, 2018

Has the football world gone mad? Or maybe I should say has WSU joined in on the madness? Obviously. If you go to just about any state in the country, typically you will find that the top-five paid state employees include a head football or basketball coach in that state. This does not even include priva...

Letter to the editor: Dining Services needs better solution

RYAN MANNY | WSU

December 11, 2017

Dining Services is currently deciding between two “budget-neutral” policy changes in the dining centers to close the spending power gap between RDA and Cougar Cash. Both plans eliminate the 7.5 percent discount associated with Cougar Cash at the dining halls. The second goes further, increasing...

Letter to the editor: Increased national park fees discourage use

JACOB WOODBURY | Pullman

November 29, 2017

In October, Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke proposed a hike of entrance fees to our nation’s most popular national parks from $25 to $70. This fee increase would discourage using our parks. Americans have fewer and fewer opportunities to access public wilderness — Bears Ears Monument in...

Letter to the editor: Stop blaming Schulz for budget deficit

RUSS SALVADALENARUSS | Pullman

November 29, 2017

It is totally understandable that programs affected by budget cuts will express concern, displeasure and disagreement. Offering differing viewpoints and suggesting alternative solutions is good discourse, and ideally leads to the best decisions. The huge drop in state funding in the early 2000’s affected...

Letter to the editor: McMorris Rodgers hurting students with tax plan

PAT BATES | Clarkston

November 28, 2017

The GOP tax plan will crush the middle class, and it will decimate students’ educations. Cathy McMorris Rodgers won’t even address the bill with her own constituents. She certainly won’t address education because of the damage she is inflicting on our next generation. Currently, student loan...

Letter to the editor: Fight Performing Arts

Richard Snyder | WSU

November 16, 2017

I haven’t been able to find the right words over the past couple of weeks, but I’ll try now. The theatre changed my entire life in college, and the trajectory of my life since. It gave me real confidence for the first time. It built a community around me that helped me with anxiety and depression....

Letter to the editor: Take a knee for injured players

KIMBERLEY LACKEY | WSU

November 15, 2017

Most of us in the stands watched with concern as Oregon State University redshirt junior quarterback Jake Luton was attended to after being injured in the Sept. 16 football game versus WSU. However, while most eyes were on Luton, my eyes were on the WSU players and coaching staff. For the vast majority...

Letter to the editor: Performing arts essential to students

SCOTT MACDONALD | Alumnus

November 15, 2017

This is a tragic development. Fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry and the long form essay are all part and parcel of the “arts,” as well as the performing arts such as dance, theatre and musical theatre. The visual arts, which include sculpture, painting and mixed media have become intertwined in...

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