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Journalism is a necessary power check

Journalism is a necessary power check

AMAR JOSHI, Evergreen columnist

November 28, 2018

The world we live in today makes it immensely more difficult for media to be a truth-seeking “fourth branch of government.” With the combination of keeping up with the news cycle, accurate information being hidden from media and social media’s ability to make everyone a reporter, journalists have...

Modern liberalism should advocate for more than just tolerance

ALEX BIVIANO, Evergreen columnist

November 28, 2018

The modern liberal platform is intolerant, and that is completely intentional. Although the left is responsible for integrating many human rights visible today, this was not due to its tolerance, but rather the opposite. In order to progress as an integrated society, tolerance is not the goal. Tolerance...

We must support our ‘sanctuary state’

We must support our ‘sanctuary state’

KADE RUSSOM, Evergreen columnist

November 27, 2018

In a harbor far to the east, past a countrywide divide, there is a statue. It stands for many things, but an inscription at its base tells the purpose best: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore.” This is an often-quoted...

All students should study abroad, practice cultural competence

All students should study abroad, practice cultural competence

LORIELL LOUANGAMATH, Evergreen columnist

November 27, 2018

Cougs need to take advantage of the professional and cultural benefits of WSU study abroad programs. In 2014, WSU joined a global movement called Generation Study Abroad with the goal of increasing opportunities for students to diversify their education by studying abroad. Becoming a Global Coug...

Acknowledge facts before personal bias

Acknowledge facts before personal bias

GRANT CIUBA, Evergreen columnist

November 16, 2018

Criticizing the Greek community without mentioning all of the positive benefits is ignorant and shows how people can be misled by stereotypes. A couple weeks ago, The Daily Evergreen published an opinion column speaking very poorly of the Greek community not only as a whole, but also specifically...

Guest Column: Plagiarism is a blemish on our school’s reputation

Guest Column: Plagiarism is a blemish on our school’s reputation

JOHN ALDERETE, Guest columnist

November 16, 2018

WSU has numerous websites that address plagiarism, which “has become a central academic integrity issue facing education institutions everywhere,” according to the WSU plagiarism information site. The WSU website on the academic integrity violation process states: “The WSU Academic Integrity Poli...

Regulating speech cripples critical thinking

Regulating speech cripples critical thinking

SAAD NABIL ALI, Evergreen columnist

November 15, 2018

If universities regulate microaggressions, students may feel emboldened to be discourteous, thinking their behavior is justified in order to prevent further offense. The justification itself is nonsensical when the existence of substantial controversial thought is all but nonexistent in universities. “Sticks...

Pet owners should be knowledgeable, care for their companions

Pet owners should be knowledgeable, care for their companions

LORIELL LOUANGAMATH, Evergreen columnist

November 15, 2018

When becoming a pet parent you not only take on the responsibility of another living animal, but you sign up to be the first person they see in the morning and the last they see at night too. Without realizing it, owners become the center of their pet’s life, and understanding your pet’s behavior...

Cultivate thought within a supersaturated world

Cultivate thought within a supersaturated world

AMAR JOSHI, Evergreen columnist

November 14, 2018

Just living in a world so full of information and entertainment gives me a headache sometimes. The sheer volume of content flying at our faces is staggering and can be overwhelming. This volume hinders our ability to process all of it properly. This abundance of information springs forth thanks to...

Credit cards fundamental to financial stability

Credit cards fundamental to financial stability

KADE RUSSOM, Evergreen columnist

November 14, 2018

Trust is the hardest thing to build in life. Well, trust and houses of cards. It’s just so easy to be building up and up then suddenly something slips and the whole thing falls away, leaving no proof it ever existed. Building with cards is a pain, but some are easier to build with than others....

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