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Letter from the Editor: Emphasizing the ‘Ever’ in Evergreen

Letter from the Editor: Emphasizing the 'Ever' in Evergreen

ANGELICA RELENTE and JACQUI THOMASSON

May 11, 2020

Although it has been weeks since we last set foot in Murrow Hall, we can still picture some of the quotes that line the walls of the newsroom. One quote that is still fresh in our minds is “The job of the newspaper is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.” Today, there are countle...

ED BOARD: If you can, support local journalism

The newsroom is what makes us editors, and the print paper is what makes us newspaper journalists. Without either, it's been hard to do well at those jobs.

EDITORIAL STAFF

May 8, 2020

Crazy semester, right? Nearly 125 years ago student journalists began the Evergreen, a monthly edition that went over news from Washington State College. For the milestone in our history, editors at The Daily Evergreen planned our semester thinking we would be able to dedicate an entire edition c...

Letter from the editor: Thanks for reading

Letter from the editor: Thanks for reading

RACHEL SUN, Evergreen reporter

May 1, 2020

Dear readers, I am so grateful. I came to WSU in the fall of 2016 and joined the staff of The Daily Evergreen a few months in. My time here has been life-changing in more ways than one. This is the place I’ve met almost all of my closest friends, the kind you never really lose even when you’re...

Letter from the editor: Community is everything

Letter from the editor: Community is everything

GRACE ARNIS, Managing Editor

May 1, 2020

Dear readers, Coming back for a fifth year of college was always something I knew I would have to do.  I learned in an introductory communication course my second semester of college the final class requirement to complete my degree directly conflicted with my schedule as a student-athlete on the wom...

OPINION: Keep countries accountable for COVID-19

It is easy to brush aside the numbers of this virus, but it is important for governments to provide the correct ones.

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen Columnist

April 29, 2020

Every pandemic has a Patient Zero. There’s always a “cough heard round the world,” if you will. From the AIDS crisis to the 1918 influenza outbreak, there’s always one person who kicks off a whole new breed of death. In the case of the COVID-19 outbreak, it’s unclear as to who the original...

OPINION: Don’t rely on opinion programs for your news

It is easy to find opinions about news events, but dig a little deeper for better information.

GUS WATERS, Evergreen Columnist

April 29, 2020

Do not get your news from the opinion section. Instead, get your news from an array of trustworthy sources that make you respect other sides. By consuming trustworthy and unbiased news sources, people gain a better understanding of current events which allows them to have respectful conversations...

OPINION: Go crazy for graduation

Even with social distancing you can flex your graduation to others by taking photos and sending out announcements.

HALEY BRICKWEDEL, Evergreen Columnist

April 27, 2020

Graduation is still happening for many students this year. It may look a little different, with so many things changing due to COVID-19. As a senior myself, I wanted a “normal” graduation. I worked for four years to graduate on time and have memories of college and friends. I wanted the whole...

OPINION: Don’t come back for summer session

Apartment rates might go lower over the summer, but don't spend the extra money unless you have to.

ANTHONY TORCHIA, Evergreen Columnist

April 27, 2020

Many students who had their hopes up for in-person classes to resume for Summer 2020 were disappointed when Interim Provost and Executive Vice President Bryan Slinker announced on April 3 that WSU will be using distance learning methods for classes that were meant to be taught face-to-face. While spending...

OPINION: The US needs to be more proactive when fighting outbreaks

The US cannot stand by and watch as a pandemic starts to spread.

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen Columnist

April 24, 2020

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a government in possession of power must be in want of something to f-ck up. It’s a scientific law, like gravity. Whenever there’s a serious catastrophe, like Hurricane Katrina, or the AIDS crisis, the government finds a way to royally screw up the response....

OPINION: Keep being social during quarantine

You can still get together and hang out with friends. It just won't be in the same room.

HALEY BRICKWEDEL, Evergreen Columnist

April 22, 2020

With everything happening in the world, it can be easy to feel alone. Thank goodness for the internet. Without it there would be too much down time and more of a need for hobbies. The internet is the best way to connect with friends and loved ones in real time. “My friends and I have a group chat on...

OPINION: Participate in virtual town halls during the isolation

Participating in online town halls is one way you can stay politically active while social distancing.

GUS WATERS, Evergreen columnist

April 22, 2020

Virtual town halls during social distancing are a great way to promote activism and knowledge in our political system and are important to hold elected officials accountable.  Town halls are an important and underrated feature of our political system. They are critical because they allow pol...

OPINION: Make Dad’s weekend for all parents

Let Moms feel more welcome coming to hang out in the fall by turning Dad's Weekend into Parent's Weekend.

ANTHONY TORCHIA, Evergreen Columnist

April 20, 2020

One of the most disheartening cancellations caused by the spread and danger of COVID-19 was the cancellation of WSU’s Mom’s Weekend for the 2020 school year. This disrupted the travel plans of thousands of moms and families that left them all wondering how WSU will move forward with other events. One ...

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