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OPINION: The many benefits of liberal arts

Liberal arts majors are no less valid than STEM majors, as they give students many skills that are equally important.

ADAM HUREAU, Evergreen columnist

July 1, 2020

Liberal arts majors get a bad rap. If you’re a student studying subjects like English or philosophy, you’ve likely been asked by friends and family members, “What do you want to do with that?” These fields are sometimes looked down upon and not nearly as revered as a degree in engineering...

OPINION: Tuition increase would hurt WSU students

WSU's proposed tuition increase is only going to hurt students, many of whom are financially unstable due to COVID-19.

SARAH DANIELS, Evergreen columnist

June 24, 2020

I don’t think I need to waste time explaining the tremendous impact COVID-19 has had on so many aspects of our lives – education, I think, having received some of the largest hits. Not only has education accessibility for students across the world changed completely, suddenly paying for it looks...

OPINION: Transgender people continue to face problems

Trans people are still struggling for healthcare, safety and respect in 2020.

CLAIRE PADILLA, Evergreen columnist

June 24, 2020

What rights do transgender people have in today's America? In the nation's discriminatory climate, it can be difficult to know what rights trans people are actually afforded. In fact, I found it a lot easier to discuss the discrimination they face over what rights they have. Chris Kissas, recent Burlington-Edison...

OPINION: Backcountry activities offer new alternatives this summer

Washington offers so many options for outdoor recreation that many people may not have considered.

DAN CURTIS, Evergreen columnist

June 24, 2020

Have you ever seen a picture of someone having a blast outdoors and been inspired, only to have your ambitions dashed by the realization that there was likely $2,000 worth of gear and 200 hours of preparation behind that particular photo? It’s no secret that top-notch gear, pro lessons and practice...

OPINION: Abolish the police

We need to create a police force that actually helps and protects the people it's designed to serve.

CLAIRE PADILLA, Evergreen columnist

June 24, 2020

In an unfortunate Facebook questionnaire, a comment was made in response to my asking for people's opinion on police reform: "As a person who knows little about police policy, I do not have enough information and cannot formulate an opinion. Neither should a Daily Evergreen reporter who isn’t studying...

OPINION: The superior soft drink

The brand war between sodas has been going on for decades.

SARAH DANIELS, Evergreen columnist

June 24, 2020

Coke or Pepsi? I feel like I’ve heard this question since I was a kid. If I’m not mistaken, each company also has its own commercials throwing shade at each other, too. But why? Do they really have such different flavors? I’ve told my boyfriend I can tell the difference between Coke and Pepsi,...

OPINION: Attendance policies do not serve students

WSU students are grown adults and should be allowed to miss classes if they need to.

SARAH DANIELS, Evergreen columnist

June 17, 2020

Since I began attending WSU in fall 2016, I’ve changed my degree five times and within each program I've been apart of — business, music, education, social sciences and philosophy – I’ve encountered a recurring theme. I, a paying adult, am policed daily to attend my courses or else I'd face failure...

OPINION: Students need diversity education

More diversity education would help make students more aware of race issues in modern life.

ADAM HUREAU, Evergreen columnist

June 17, 2020

The death of George Floyd has sparked a nationwide conversation about the state of our nation, especially in regards to racial issues and discrimination. More and more people are realizing that problems with racism stem from a lack of education. Many Americans are just not educated enough on other...

OPINION: Battle of the coffee shops

Will worldwide power or regional appeal win out in this week's battle of the coffee chains?

SARAH DANIELS, Evergreen columnist

June 17, 2020

I started going to Starbucks when I was about five years old. My dad and I would go every Sunday, and I would get an iced hot chocolate (still my fave) with a chocolate-glazed old-fashioned donut. I lived in Arizona during my childhood and bore witness to the first Dutch Bros Coffee shop when one...

OPINION: Trophy hunting has many benefits

Trophy hunting preserves the animal's natural beauty, while providing a source of natural, organic food.

DAN CURTIS, Evergreen columnist

June 10, 2020

Why has there been such a negative buzz around big-game trophy hunting in recent headlines? Bounty from a trophy hunt includes free-range organic wild game meat, as well as a lifelike representation of that animal by taxidermy. Some folks think that if a person has an animal stuffed and mounted, t...

OPINION: Macaroni and cheese’s ideal shape

It's a hotly-contested battle, but which shape is truly the best of the pastas?

SARAH DANIELS, Evergreen columnist

June 10, 2020

I fancy myself as a macaroni and cheese connoisseur: I’ve tried different cheeses and combinations of cheeses, different kinds of milk, seasonings, toppings and cooking methods. I’ve even tried at least twenty different noodles to figure out which was the best noodle for my perfect mac and cheese. Between...

OPINION: Access to online classes is not equal

We need to find solutions to allow every student have access to online classes.

CLAIRE PADILLA, Evergreen columnist

June 10, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to push classes online, students are forced to make hard decisions regarding their education. The divide between people with internet access and those without is becoming more apparent. Some students even dropped out because they can’t continue their education. In response...

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