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Keep the cannabis industry growing in Pullman

Keep the cannabis industry growing in Pullman

ADAM CARLSON, Evergreen columnist

March 28, 2019

Throughout the past month, lawmakers and citizens have discussed the possibility of officially halting the construction of future cannabis-related facilities. If put into effect, this would halt production and planning for any new grow-house, dispensary, or research facility within Whitman County....

Make an edible garden on the Pullman campus

Make an edible garden on the Pullman campus

DEYANIRA TOVAR, Evergreen columnist

March 27, 2019

Pullman’s first edible garden should set a precedent for providing an accessible place for more food options. WSU's staff and students should work to establish its own garden on campus to encourage healthy diets among students and offer an alternative to the food served in dining halls. An edible...

Change WSU reputation, no alcohol at games

Change WSU reputation, no alcohol at games

BRUCE MULMAT, Evergreen columnist

March 26, 2019

A riot occurred when WSU became a dry campus and for twenty years administrators upheld that policy. Yet to fully commit to keeping alcohol off campus and work toward a reputation of research, we must make our sporting events dry as well. The alcohol policy is far from outdated and should be kept...

Guest column: Use reservation in foreign intervention

Guest column: Use reservation in foreign intervention

David McLerran, Guest columnist

March 21, 2019

Tensions have been growing between the United States and Venezuela since Nicolas Maduro won reelection in a flawed election process in May 2018. The subsequent reaction by the United States has been highly reminiscent of Cold War-era policies. For readers who did not live through the Cold War, the...

WSU should give students realistic cost estimates

WSU should give students realistic cost estimates

BRUCE MULMAT, Evergreen columnist

March 21, 2019

Knowledge is power, and WSU should empower its students. Informing students on every cost associated with their classes gives them better chances of successfully budgeting for school each semester. The largest variable for students is textbook costs, which can range from less than a hundred bucks...

Daylight savings should stick around in our state

Daylight savings should stick around in our state

ALIVIA HILLER, Evergreen columnist

March 21, 2019

Daylight saving time may seem like an outdated practice, but it still has its uses. It lowers crime rates, helps stimulate the economy and allows people to be more active, giving it more reason to stay other than just as a tradition. In 2012, about 40 percent of Americans stated that they think...

Use WSU alert system more frequently

Use WSU alert system more frequently

ALIVIA HILLER, Evergreen columnist

March 20, 2019

The WSU alert system helps most students at WSU to be aware of threats, but it is not used frequently enough in cases where there’s just a potential danger. WSU should use this system during, not after, incidents where students anywhere near campus may be in danger. Mass shootings, especially...

Change education on vaping, not age restriciton

Change education on vaping, not age restriciton

BRUCE MULMAT, Evergreen columnist

March 19, 2019

The Washington state House of Representatives voted and passed a bill to raise the smoking and vaping age to 21 and is now waiting on the Senate to vote for final confirmation. This will not stop the uninformed consumption of these products and legislators should instead fund more nicotine education...

Ban plastic bags to preserve the pretty Palouse

Ban plastic bags to preserve the pretty Palouse

DEYANIRA TOVAR, Evergreen columnist

March 7, 2019

If plastic bags are banned, it will significantly benefit the Pullman community, and any legislature working toward this should be supported. There are only a few minor changes needed to address this issue, a small price for preserving the environment around the Palouse and elsewhere. Requiring...

Student athlete pay is not worth the price

Student athlete pay is not worth the price

BRUCE MULMAT, Evergreen columnist

March 7, 2019

Student-athletes should not be paid because they already get more aid than other students. Schools construct facilities for teams to exclusively train on campus and provide special grants, scholarships and a specific dining hall for their use. University athletics is one of the largest sources of in...

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