The Daily Evergreen

Rep. Young’s comments on homelessness are barbarous

ASHLEY FISHER | Evergreen columnist

March 10, 2015

Finally, an innovative idea has been presented that will decrease the homeless population: release the wolves.This absurd proposal says more about the state government’s unwillingness to recognize homelessness as a real social issue, than it does about the wolf population.Last Thursday, Alaska Republican ...

To pledge or not to pledge

CHRISTINA THEEL | Evergreen columnist

March 10, 2015

It's a school policy that nearly every American student is familiar with, but shouldn’t follow blindly: At the end of the morning announcements, the person on the intercom asks everyone to rise for the Pledge of Allegiance.After a complex series of events in late February between a student, her hi...

Letter to the Editor: No Endorsement

March 10, 2015

Editor,We are disappointed that this newspaper has declined to make an endorsement in the upcoming ASWSU elections. The Daily Evergreen has a long history of endorsing a ticket, telling students why one set of candidates is preferable to another. What’s more, with engagement in student elections near...

Boko Haram’s allegiance of convenience

TYLER DELONG | Evergreen columnist

March 10, 2015

The head of the Africa-based terrorist group Boko Haram pledged allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a video that surfaced Saturday.The violence and intimidation that constitutes terrorism is deplorable, and a merger of the two most ruthless organizations is not ideal for the global comm...

Editorial Board: Get out and vote

Daily Evergreen Editorial Board

March 9, 2015

This year, unlike in previous years, The Daily Evergreen has chosen to not endorse a ticket for the ASWSU presidential election.This decision, reached after much deliberation, was not made because of a lack of belief in the candidates.If Adam Crouch and Kyle Geiger are elected, they would make positive...

A Daily Evergreen Q&A: Crouch and Geiger

March 9, 2015

Q. What will be your top priority coming into office?A. The day we step into office we will begin to revolutionize the way that ASWSU interacts with students by putting a top priority in listening to the student voice and matching our agenda to that of the current student wants and needs. Transparen...

Daily Evergreen Q&A: Cherzan and Montano

March 9, 2015

Q. What will be your top priority coming into office?A. Our top priority as president and vice president would be to increase student voice within the university while expanding the ASWSU brand name across campus. We will do this through getting student delegates, if not voting members, on the facult...

Death penalty on the chopping block in Wash. state capitol

Michelle Chan | Evergreen columnist

March 5, 2015

The stakes are high when there’s a life on the line, but Washington state citizens may be getting the opportunity to reduce that risk.Last month in Olympia, people gathered before a House committee to determine the fate of death row. The law in question, House Bill 1739, would abolish the death p...

The Boys’ Club – How men dominate student government

Former ASWSU President Taylor Hennessey speaks with then Chief of Staff Caitlin Bayly in the ASWSU offices.

Calley Hair | Evergreen columnist

March 5, 2015

What’s the difference between a ceiling fan and the century-long legacy of ASWSU presidents?Exactly 14 ovaries.Last week, I researched the history of ASWSU for a column on the heavy Greek influence in our student elections. Through this research, I found a pattern far more disturbing than the reoccur...

Affordable higher education possible

Sen. John Braun | Guest columnist

March 5, 2015

Affordable access to higher education and economic strength have always been closely connected. As the global economy becomes increasingly competitive, Washington must provide opportunities for our citizens to acquire skills that give us an advantage. Maintaining an effective higher education syste...

The Common Core Conundrum

Cathy Cartier teaches using common core lessons at Affton High School in Affton, Missouri.

Ashley Fisher | Evergreen columnist

March 3, 2015

The ongoing actions of Washington state legislators have failed our teachers, our students, and our public education system as a whole.Since the implementation of the Common Core State Standards four years ago, over 100 bills have been introduced to retract or limit the standards in states across the ...

College: Money, Time, and Future

College:  Money, Time, and Future

Tyler DeLong | Evergreen columnist

March 3, 2015

Accompanying the many thoughts that go into graduation are the crushing pressures of student debt, the legacy left behind and uncertainty of the future.With two months until commencement, you might be asking yourself what your money, time and effort bought you.College should teach you how to think, not what ...

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