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Grad students, unite: the GPSA at WSU

MELANIE THORNTON AND NATHAN NEALE | Graduate and Professional Student Association

August 15, 2014

Welcome to Pullman, new graduate and professional students. On behalf of the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA), we would like to inform you of a few opportunities and services available to you throughout your time here at WSU, and ways that you can get involved.GPSA is the leading ...

A welcome from your student body president

JARED POWELL | ASWSU president

August 15, 2014

On behalf of the Associated Students of Washington State University (ASWSU), I would like to welcome students back to this wonderful place known as Pullman. I hope that all of you had a great summer with some great memories and are ready and excited to get back into the swing of things here at WSU.This ...

If partying, hold yourself accountable

If partying, hold yourself accountable

KYLE SHULTZ | Evergreen columnist

August 15, 2014

The party scene is strong in Pullman, and for many it’s a go-to source of weekend entertainment. But partying is a lot less enjoyable if you don’t do it responsibly.I think I speak for all seniors when I say I’m jealous of freshmen who have their entire college experiences in front of them. For ...

Tried and true advice for your first Cougar gameday

HERMAN MEIER | Evergreen photo editor

August 15, 2014

You will remember it for the rest of your life: where you sat, who you were with, what you wore and how it ended. For many students, the first Cougar football game of the season signals the beginning of the college experience. However, that experience take a turn for the worst if you're not prepared.To ...

How to flunk out of college without even trying

How to flunk out of college without even trying

MONTANA BURKE | Evergreen sports editor

August 15, 2014

All your hard work has finally paid off, and you’ve made it to an accredited four-year university. The first thing you’ll want to do is flunk out as soon and as hard as possible. Sure, you’ve studied and gone to class for the last four years to get here, but this is college: everything is harder a...

Provost: College marks new chapter in book of life

DAN BERNARDO | WSU provost

August 15, 2014

Week of Welcome is a magical time in the life of WSU. Our campuses at Pullman, Spokane, Vancouver and the Tri Cities spring back to life as students, faculty and staff reconvene after the summer. A buzz of new activity surrounds residence halls, fraternities and sororities, the Bookie, the CUB and every aca...

Capital punishment: We shouldn’t decide who lives and who dies

ADDY FORTE | Evergreen columnist

July 30, 2014

The recent execution of an Arizona man should have lasted 10 minutes, but instead he spent nearly two hours snorting and gasping before the injections killed him. Last week Joseph Rudolph Wood, 55, became the third convict this year to undergo a botched execution.Senator John McCain called Wood’s exec...

Guns don’t belong on campus

Security officer David Baughman is one of the many officers at Irvine Valley College in Orange County, Calif. where officers are seeking to upgrade to semi-automatic weapons.

CODY RATHBUN | Evergreen columnist

July 16, 2014

It appears that so-called "rights" supersede logic in our neighbor-state to the east.Idaho legislators have taken a massive step in a highly unsettling direction by allowing students with concealed weapons licenses to carry guns on the state’s university and college campuses.Despite Idaho's reputati...

Washington’s weed dilemma: The grass is greener in Colorado

David Temple, of Dallas, smells a variety of marijuana called Agent Orange at the Northern Lights Cannabis Co. in Edgewater near Denver, Colo., Jan. 24, 2014.

KYLE SHULTZ | Evergreen columnist

July 16, 2014

Washington’s first pot shops opened this month in disorder and chaos.Colorado opened its first pot shops at the start of the New Year, nearly seven months before Washington. And although our state will eventually profit from selling pot, that won’t happen anytime soon thanks to the inefficient a...

Facebook can’t be trusted

Facebook can't be trusted

KYLE SHULTZ | Evergreen columnist

July 9, 2014

Facebook is the poster child for unethical behavior from tech giants everywhere.The site helped conduct a psychological study on its users this year by manipulating their news feeds. The company shifted the tones of its users’ news feeds by including either mostly positive or mostly negative posts in...

Hobby Lobby reflects broken health care system

CODY RATHBUN | Evergreen columnist

July 9, 2014

In response to the ruling on the Hobby Lobby case, many have doubted the fairness of this country's justice system. But it's not our court system that is broken – it's our health care system.The Supreme Court upheld the Constitution – its primary responsibility – last week when it ruled in favo...

Go away, NSA: My phone isn’t for your viewing pleasure

Go away, NSA: My phone isn't for your viewing pleasure

CODY RATHBUN | Evergreen columnist

July 2, 2014

The Supreme Court made a decision last week that is both landmark and farsighted. Law enforcement officials still can't search through an arrestee’s cell phone without a warrant. One can expect this decision to result in tighter reigns on the federal government’s biggest watchdog, the NSA.Accordin...

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