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I-1639 would impose incoherent regulations

I-1639 would impose incoherent regulations

SAAD NABIL ALI, Evergreen columnist

November 6, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Washington Initiative 1639 would establish no substantive regulations to prevent gun violence or any measures that are scientifically proven to reduce unlawful ownership. Advocacy for gun reform has been growing exponentially alongside the increase in media coverage on mass shootings and school violence....

Ed Board: Journalism matters now more than ever

EDITORIAL BOARD, The Daily Evergreen

November 6, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

During election season, the role of journalism in a democracy is even more important. Voter guides can be useful sources of information but when it comes to candidates, there are better places to find information on them. In the official guides, candidates submit their own statements about who they...

We need to act on climate change

We need to act on climate change

KRISTIN BULZOMI, Evergreen columnist

November 1, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Despite what some individuals want you to believe, climate change and global warming are real. We are coming to a point in time where we cannot deny this reality any longer or we will irrevocably damage the planet we live on. The time to act both governmentally and individually is now. Global warming...

Life is always uncertain; this is how my dad inspired me

Life is always uncertain; this is how my dad inspired me

CARMEN JARAMILLO, Evergreen columnist

November 1, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

I don’t deal with change very well. Growing up I lived in the same house, went to the same school and slept in the same bed in the same room for 15 years. A couple days into my first week of classes at WSU, I called my dad and said, “I just realized nothing will ever be the way it was before.” And...

We should move toward nuclear reprocessing

We should move toward nuclear reprocessing

KADE RUSSOM, Evergreen columnist

October 31, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When the word nuclear comes up in conversation, it has a variety of connotations. Some only describe it in a scientific perspective, while to others it becomes a threat of mass destruction to the world. In its most optimistic terms, it is attributed to renewable energy. This optimism is somewhat rare...

Purebred dogs deserve a home too

Purebred dogs deserve a home too

ALEX BIVIANO, Evergreen columnist

October 31, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

When looking for a new companion, people may hear the saying “adopt, don’t shop,” but that advice does not work in every situation. Shaming pet owners just leaves puppies without homes rather than shelter pets with a better family. Mutts are great: they’re lovable, caring and rescuing a new...

There should be clear divisions between platforms, publications

There should be clear divisions between platforms, publications

SAAD NABIL ALI, Evergreen columnist

October 31, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The best way to eliminate confusion about facts, confirmation bias and microtargeting is to strongly enforce the distinctions between a platform and a publication. Many people think platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Reddit exist in part to complement the coverage of news produced by publications...

Echo chambers destroy civil discourse

Echo chambers destroy civil discourse

AMAR JOSHI, Evergreen columnist

October 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Meaningful discussion and discourse are what keeps a social species like us flourishing. It encourages us to question our own values and ideas. So a place where none of this happens and people just wallow in their own self-indulgence seems counterproductive. That’s exactly what echo chambers give...

Ed Board: Trump’s rhetoric incites radicals

Ed Board: Trump’s rhetoric incites radicals

EDITORIAL BOARD, The Daily Evergreen

October 29, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Top-feature

This piece has been updated to clarify points made by the Editorial Board regarding the implications of statements made by President Trump. President Donald Trump’s and others’ inflammatory political rhetoric inspires people, even unintentionally, to commit acts of domestic terrorism. Even if a per...

Lowering drinking age to 18 would make people safer

Lowering drinking age to 18 would make people safer

JULIANNA MAGEE, Evergreen columnist

October 29, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

A drinking age of 21 is unjust, inconsistent and ageist. The drinking age before 1984 was under state jurisdiction. Some states like Washington had a drinking age of 21, and some, like Idaho, had a drinking age of 18. Most people would agree that WSU’s conveniently small commute to Idaho greatly...

Political correctness necessary for peace

Political correctness necessary for peace

KADE RUSSOM, Evergreen columnist

October 24, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

Politicians have long been politically correct to safeguard peaceful intentions and demonstrate their understanding of others, but it’s fallen out of favor in recent times. Contemporary society is a place of diverse cultures, complexly interwoven with perspectives of all kinds. Both domestically...

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