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WSU should restore Korean, Russian programs

WSU should restore Korean, Russian programs

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen columnist

August 29, 2019

WSU needs to bring back the Russian and Korean programs that it got rid of last year. Getting ahead in a post-graduate competitive business market is grueling, sweaty work. Companies demand a well-filled resume for job seekers to even have a prayer of landing a job. How then, can WSU students rise...

Pass of bond issues important for community

Pass of bond issues important for community

BRUCE MULMAT, Evergreen columnist

August 29, 2019

Bond issues are important for the routine renovations of schools and other aspects of civic development. No matter where you come from and how you view education, think critically about how voting yes on bond issues for schools can do good for your community. In early August, the Pullman School District...

UCORE needs another science requirement

UCORE needs another science requirement

DERREK SPEAKMAN, Evergreen columnist

August 29, 2019

Every student who goes through university should get a well-rounded education. They should leave with all the skills required for their chosen field. They should also be able to write, think critically and be scientifically literate. WSU’s attempt to give students a well-rounded education is its...

Lower Snake dams need attention, critical thought

Lower Snake dams need attention, critical thought

GUS WATERS, Evergreen columnist

August 26, 2019

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been edited to reflect that steelhead are a species of trout, not salmon. Currently, the lower Snake River is home to four dams. The dams provide Washington and Whitman County with a slew of benefits including energy-efficient transportation, commercial recreation, irrigati...

Rush should allow potential new members to vent

Rush should allow potential new members to vent

ELENA PERRY, Evergreen columnist

August 26, 2019

Sorority recruitment is hard. Women interested in joining a chapter at WSU participate in rush week, seven days of waking up at 4:45 a.m. and having to put your best face forward to future potential sororities. It takes a lot of mental and physical tenacity, potential new members (PNMs) dive headfirst...

University not worth it for undecided students

University not worth it for undecided students

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen columnist

August 22, 2019

Across the country, hundreds of thousands of first-year college students are moving into their dorms, starting their first day of class and adapting to the unique rigors and rewards of university life. Many are taking the first steps on their journey of education, immersing themselves in hundreds...

‘The work we do here serves a higher purpose, and that is Pullman’

‘The work we do here serves a higher purpose, and that is Pullman’

JACQUI THOMASSON, Evergreen managing editor

August 19, 2019

After spending my summer in the land of traffic (read: Southern California) I am finally back in Pullman surrounded by my beloved wheat fields. As the managing editor for The Daily Evergreen, I am here to serve you. With that, of course, comes many evenings in the Evergreen newsroom. I watch the people...

OPINION: Gun measure to increase safety does the opposite

OPINION: Gun measure to increase safety does the opposite

BRUCE MULMAT, Evergreen columnist

August 19, 2019

Over a decade ago, WAC 504-26-213 was put into place in order to enhance public safety in response to gun violence across the nation. However, the recent changes to Washington's gun laws reduce the safety of Pullman residents. WSUPD has a firearms locker in its building to provide a safe place for...

Letter from the Editor: Go out on a limb at WSU

Alana Lackner, Opinion Editor

August 11, 2019

I don’t know how to give advice.  I’ve never been good at telling other people what they should and should not do, what to do and what not to do. Despite having been here for two years and going on a third, I couldn’t tell you what’s going to make a successful freshman year and what isn’t...

Letter from the Editor: Find your tribe

Letter from the Editor: Find your tribe

KATIE ARCHER, Evergreen sports editor

August 11, 2019

Your experience at WSU will depend on what you make it. Yes, Pullman is a different place to live but for the majority of students this is a temporary place to live. If you make the most of it, your years here can be memorable and impact the rest of your life. I love small college towns. I grew...

Politics need more education, less sensation

Politics need more education, less sensation

RACHEL LENTZ, Evergreen columnist

July 17, 2019

The polarization of politics in the U.S. has led to a highly inflammatory and discord-filled climate. New ways of consuming media make politics a powder keg. We need to put down the matches and learn how to navigate and disassemble this environment. The incendiary nature of political discussion in the U.S. is in ...

Being in nature helps us connect to our ecosystem

Being in nature helps us connect to our ecosystem

RACHEL LENTZ, Evergreen columnist

July 11, 2019

It's summertime. The sun is shining and nature seems to call out to us to enjoy life. And getting out in the wild benefits your mental health as well as nature. Using local resources to learn about wildlife around us can foster ideas for how to more fully preserve and incorporate humans into the ecosystem. Nature...

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