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

It is all words until we have an actual plan and all we need now is to document an actual plan, take initiatives, record progress and keep pushing the limits until we get to net zero.

OPINION: WSU must revamp climate action plan

GAYATHRI KRISHNAMOORTHY, Evergreen columnist February 3, 2022

Did you know that the student population of WSU accounts for a little over 50% of Whitman county’s population? It is important to recognize that we all individually and as a university contribute...

Honestly, after losing to the ultimate underdogs in such a fashion, UW had no other choice.

SATIRE: UW football team disbands permanently after Apple Cup loss

KESTRA ENGSTROM, Evergreen Opinion Editor December 6, 2021

Two weeks ago, the Cougs headed to Husky Stadium in Seattle to face off against the University of Washington’s football team in the annual Apple Cup match-up. When they left the football field that night,...

One of the most important rights we have is voting. Are Cougs exercising it?

Students should vote in local elections

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor November 4, 2021

One of the best things about this country is our right to vote. We get to choose our leaders, our representatives and the policies of our local areas. It is an important gift in our society. However,...

OPINION: Do Black lives matter to city council?

OPINION: Do Black lives matter to city council?

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen managing editor March 11, 2021

As a result of the Black Lives Matter movement’s reemergence in the media, towns and cities worldwide have rallied their council members and representatives to show their support through public art pieces. Washington...

It is easy to brush aside the numbers of this virus, but it is important for governments to provide the correct ones.

OPINION: Keep countries accountable for COVID-19

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen columnist April 29, 2020

Every pandemic has a Patient Zero. There’s always a “cough heard round the world,” if you will. From the AIDS crisis to the 1918 influenza outbreak, there’s always one person who kicks off a whole...

It is easy to find opinions about news events, but dig a little deeper for better information.

OPINION: Don’t rely on opinion programs for your news

GUS WATERS, Evergreen columnist April 29, 2020

Do not get your news from the opinion section. Instead, get your news from an array of trustworthy sources that make you respect other sides. By consuming trustworthy and unbiased news sources, people...

The US cannot stand by and watch as a pandemic starts to spread.

OPINION: The US needs to be more proactive when fighting outbreaks

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen columnist April 24, 2020

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a government in possession of power must be in want of something to f-ck up. It’s a scientific law, like gravity. Whenever there’s a serious catastrophe,...

Participating in online town halls is one way you can stay politically active while social distancing.

OPINION: Participate in virtual town halls during the isolation

GUS WATERS, Evergreen columnist April 22, 2020

Virtual town halls during social distancing are a great way to promote activism and knowledge in our political system and are important to hold elected officials accountable.  Town halls are...

The federal government needs to do more to support small businesses.

OPINION: The federal government needs to communicate more

GUS WATERS, Evergreen columnist April 6, 2020

The federal government needs to communicate more to small business owners to help them get the benefits available to them from the stimulus package.  The federal stimulus package contains...

While school districts can choose what to teach, educating people earlier will help stop sex crimes.

OPINION: Sex ed must be taught earlier

GUS WATERS, Evergreen columnist March 27, 2020

The recent comprehensive sex education bill passed by the Washington state legislature mandating that public schools follow eight guidelines protects both family values and promotes sexual safety. The...

While it is important to have your party affiliation to be public, the way it was implemented was questionable

OPINION: Public party affiliation was implemented badly

GUS WATERS, Evergreen columnist March 23, 2020

Washington State should maintain the public status of voter party affiliation for its presidential primaries because it creates a transparent and competitive political process. Will Casey, communications...

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