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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: Don’t relax social distancing rules

It is easy to still not get the correct information about COVID-19, but it is still important to keep social distancing.

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen columnist

April 20, 2020

As I write this, I’m thinking about my initial reaction to the coronavirus. I remember thinking, desensitized as a kid by frenzies over new pandemics that ended up fizzling out, that this was not going to be an issue. Maybe a few hundred people would die, but more than that die from the flu, right...

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 ...

OPINION: Support gene researchers

Gene editing is an important area for further research.

NICOLAS ARGON, Evergreen Columnist

April 17, 2020

Gene editing is the future and we should embrace it. I don’t mean a wholehearted approval of the technique but to recognize that it’s here. We must be thoughtful about its applications and aware of its potential. We’ve been gene editing all throughout history. Selectively breeding animals an...

OPINION: Pass fail option doesn’t help students

Having options are nice, but these don't help students who are struggling with distance learning.

HALEY BRICKWEDEL, Evergreen Columnist

April 17, 2020

Campus is allowing a pass/fail option for the spring semester. However, applying for pass/fail classes is not easy as it may seem. Each department has their own limit on the amount of pass/fail classes for a degree. Moreover, the pass/fail class will not affect overall GPA and may count towards a deg...

OPINION: Let PRH nurses get unemployment benefits

OPINION: Let PRH nurses get unemployment benefits

GUS WATERS, Evergreen Columnist

April 15, 2020

The recent decision by Pullman Regional Hospital to cut staff salaries and working hours is a needed action to keep the hospital in functioning form, but staff members put in financial danger because of this decision should be eligible for unemployment benefits. Jeff Elbracht, the President of Pullman Reg...

OPINION: Don’t judge students coming back to Pullman

Students who stayed in Pullman are not still there to have the standard college experience. They stayed because of money and jobs.

DANIELLE DENNEHY, Evergreen Columnist

April 15, 2020

Across the board, it is just a Coug thing to consider Pullman home. We post pictures throughout every break reminiscing on the times we miss on the Palouse. Always finding our way back home has never been as difficult as it is right now. While the university remained open, it advised students to onl...

OPINION: Satire: The Rat King Rises

While not quite in Florida, both documentaries the Rat King and Tiger King have quite a bit of Florida Energy.

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen Columnist

April 13, 2020

Everyone’s talking about it. It’s on the tip of everyone’s tongue. It’s contagious, it’s recent and it seems to have everyone’s attention. Now, you’d think I’m referencing the coronavirus, but it’s actually something a lot more sinister, with significantly more mullets. That’s right...

OPINION: Closing Greek row was good

Closing the Greek houses at WSU was a smart choice, but the people living in them should have had a say as well.

ANTHONY TORCHIA, Evergreen Columnist

April 13, 2020

The commitment of WSU to distance-learning methods and virtual classes for the remainder of the semester prompted a gradual exodus of students from Pullman. This was a voluntary choice for students who live in dorms, which have remained open, or live off campus. However, students living in many of the G...

OPINION: Go online to stay social

Social distancing doesn't mean you still can't interact with your friends online.

HALEY BRICKWEDEL, Evergreen Columnist

April 10, 2020

What a great time to be a gamer. Significant others can no longer yell about spending countless hours playing on the game console. There is simply nothing else to do during this time of social isolation. There are so many games to choose from and there are many different consoles like Xbox, Switch, Play...

OPINION: Zoom is better than pre-recorded lectures

Having structure while learning is important and this makes Zoom the better option for students.

ANTHONY TORCHIA, Evergreen Columnist

April 10, 2020

Since WSU’s transition to distance-learning methods due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, two main methods are in use by instructors to teach their classes: Zoom lecture sessions or pre-recorded lectures. While pre-recorded lectures and assignments may offer flexibility to students, having Zoom sessions he...

OPINION: Research should be available to all

While WSU does offer access to many research papers, the issue is how much they have to pay for them.

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen columnist

April 8, 2020

Research is meant to be shared. For multi-billion-dollar corporations to lock scientific, sociological and historical knowledge behind a paywall, and demand as much as $50 to $100 for the rights to read a research paper, written by a hard working graduate student, is not only unfair, it’s immoral....

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