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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....

OPINION: WSU needs to communicate better about COVID-19

Notifications about COVID-19 updates at WSU should not only be sent to students. This information should be easier to access.

DANIELLE DENNEHY, Evergreen Columnist

April 6, 2020

COVID-19 has caused major changes in nearly everyone’s lives at this point. Over the last four weeks, different institutions and corporations have released statements and plans regarding their response to the global pandemic. In the case of WSU, the conversation took a quick shift and left many stu...

OPINION: The federal government needs to communicate more

The federal government needs to do more to support small businesses.

GUS WATERS, Evergreen Columnist

April 6, 2020

The federal government needs to communicate more to small business owners to help them get the benefits available to them from the stimulus package.  The federal stimulus package contains $376 billion for small businesses, which offers services from a paycheck protection program, an Economic Injury Disaster Loan Advance of up to $10,000...

OPINION: Make the best of social distancing

While the first couple days back home might be fun, it is important to realize you are not at WSU anymore.

HALEY BRICKWEDEL, Evergreen Columnist

April 3, 2020

Social distancing sucks, everyone wants to be hanging out with friends and going out to lunch. Being stuck at home is no fun, but it is the right thing to do. College students often have two homes, the one in Pullman and the other with their family.  Hometowns feel like they move a little slow...

OPINION: Sexual health should be taught to women earlier

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize that women aren't getting proper care.

DANIELLE DENNEHY, Evergreen columnist

April 3, 2020

Sex education means something different everywhere you go. A Catholic school in comparison to a public school, a school in an urban city versus one in a more rural area, all of these differences mean the conversation around sex is a little different for everyone and the lack of uniformity often cau...

OPINION: Stimulus plan doesn’t help the right people

Giving money to most Americans isn't a bad thing, but it isn't the best plan to help the unemployed.

GUS WATERS, Evergreen Columnist

April 1, 2020

The federal stimulus package that Congress passed is a decent response to the impending recession that will hit our country, but it can’t live up to its noble goals until it provides more unemployment benefits. The 2.2 trillion dollar plan contains massive spending provisions: over 500 billion dollar...

SATIRE: Online graduation should be on Club Penguin

WSU needs to think about all of the ways online graduation could work

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen Columnist

April 1, 2020

With the coronavirus shutting down universities all over the country, many have had to find alternate means to carry on business. While I’m a big fan of Zoom classes, because I don’t have to put on pants, many other things are not as easily transferred online. For example, college sports have bee...

OPINION: What to get when stockpiling at grocery store

Think before you buy for a disaster, it can save you money and leave you better prepared.

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen Columnist

March 30, 2020

As COVID-19 spreads across the United States and the world, we’ve seen a massive rise in the stockpiling of emergency preparedness gear. While some of these runs on supplies may seem a little silly to an outside observer, they stem from the very real desire to be prepared for a national emergen...

OPINION: Don’t judge students for taking longer than four years

If you need to, take time off from school and then come back to it

ANTHONY TORCHIA, Evergreen Columnist

March 30, 2020

An academic “victory lap” is the term used to describe the situation where a collegiate student takes additional terms of study beyond the typical four years that undergraduates spend at university. This action often is met with negative sentiments and students that take additional terms are ...

OPINION: Sex ed must be taught earlier

While school districts can choose what to teach, educating people earlier will help stop sex crimes.

GUS WATERS, Evergreen Columnist

March 27, 2020

The recent comprehensive sex education bill passed by the Washington state legislature mandating that public schools follow eight guidelines protects both family values and promotes sexual safety. The bill will make children and teenagers safer in a world where sexual assault overwhelmingly affects ...

OPINION: Make WSU put museum exhibits online

With so many interesting pieces of art on campus, put them online so students can still view them.

HALEY BRICKWEDEL, Evergreen Columnist

March 26, 2020

The Washington State University campus offers everything a student could ask for, from food to education. However, there are museums on campus that are underutilized. With COVID-19 going around, the museums will be closed. However, once campus is reopened, take some time to appreciate the museums that aren...

OPINION: Take a PE class

While we may have to be inside now, taking a PE class next semester would be a great way to stay healthy while at school

ANTHONY TORCHIA, Evergreen columnist

March 25, 2020

For many students at WSU, getting a healthy amount of exercise is often difficult. While there are multiple recreational facilities located on campus, such as the UREC and Chinook Student Center, many students still struggle to fit exercise into their significantly busy schedules. However, WSU offers a w...

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