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OPINION: A radically different freshman experience

As August approaches, WSU's incoming freshmen will face new challenges related to COVID-19.

MACKENNA ROWE, Evergreen columnist

July 15, 2020

In March, schools across the world had to switch formats and completely shut down due to COVID-19. As August approaches, accommodations are still needed to continue with the 2020-2021 school year. Many first-year students had high hopes for the fall and being back in-person at WSU. Though this is...

OPINION: Restructure WSU parking

WSU parking is too expensive and overcrowded, necessitating some kind of new system to ensure everyone has a parking space.

SARAH DANIELS, Evergreen columnist

July 15, 2020

As a commuting college student, I can’t help but hear and feel WSU students' frustration at the cost of WSU parking permits. There is certainly a lot of — I believe — understandable animosity toward WSU Transportation Services and a lot of things are problematic. But there are a lot of things...

OPINION: Keep DACA in place

DACA recipients are the backbone of this country and the survival of the bill ensures their continued residency.

CLAIRE PADILLA, Evergreen columnist

July 8, 2020

In mid-June 2020, President Donald Trump moved to end the DACA program and its protection over undocumented immigrants. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Trump is unable to end the program because he did not go about the correct way of revoking it. Diana Rivera, DACA recipient and sophomore digital...

OPINION: Rediscover reading

From children to adults, reading has something to offer everybody.

ADAM HUREAU, Evergreen columnist

July 8, 2020

We are reading less and less. About 27 percent of U.S adults haven’t read a book in the past year, according to the Pew Research Center. Another study from the Washington Post found a 30 percent decline in the number of Americans who read on any given day. This is staggering. What used to be a prominent form of entertainment has gradually been replaced by TV, video games and s...

OPINION: The pineapple pizza predicament

For some people, the pineapple on pizza debate is a bloody, pitched battle of flavor combinations.

SARAH DANIELS, Evergreen columnist

July 8, 2020

Gordon Ramsay already settled the debate on whether pineapple belongs on pizza: it doesn’t. However, there are still some people who swear it isn’t an abomination to pizza-kind. My biggest dislike is the sweetness of the pineapple. I understand the pairing — cheese and fruit is a classic pairing,...

OPINION: Support the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act

RAWA will protect aspects of Washington's outdoors that other laws will not.

DAN CURTIS, Evergreen columnist

July 1, 2020

Right now, hunter- and angler-led activist groups are driving the meteoric path of the Great American Outdoors Act. If enough people call their house representatives, then the Great American Outdoors Act could pass the House and be signed by the POTUS. As big a win as that would be, it would only allocat...

OPINION: Touchless payment is the way of the future

Touchless and mobile payments minimize risk of viral transmission for the customer and the business.

ADAM HUREAU, Evergreen columnist

July 1, 2020

More businesses need to use mobile payment systems. Mobile payment, or touchless payment as it is sometimes called, has become one of the most convenient methods of transaction. In an age where technology rules over everything, there is no reason why this hasn’t been (or shouldn’t be) widely implemented...

OPINION: The many benefits of liberal arts

Liberal arts majors are no less valid than STEM majors, as they give students many skills that are equally important.

ADAM HUREAU, Evergreen columnist

July 1, 2020

Liberal arts majors get a bad rap. If you’re a student studying subjects like English or philosophy, you’ve likely been asked by friends and family members, “What do you want to do with that?” These fields are sometimes looked down upon and not nearly as revered as a degree in engineering...

OPINION: Tuition increase would hurt WSU students

WSU's proposed tuition increase is only going to hurt students, many of whom are financially unstable due to COVID-19.

SARAH DANIELS, Evergreen columnist

June 24, 2020

I don’t think I need to waste time explaining the tremendous impact COVID-19 has had on so many aspects of our lives – education, I think, having received some of the largest hits. Not only has education accessibility for students across the world changed completely, suddenly paying for it looks...

OPINION: Transgender people continue to face problems

Trans people are still struggling for healthcare, safety and respect in 2020.

CLAIRE PADILLA, Evergreen columnist

June 24, 2020

What rights do transgender people have in today's America? In the nation's discriminatory climate, it can be difficult to know what rights trans people are actually afforded. In fact, I found it a lot easier to discuss the discrimination they face over what rights they have. Chris Kissas, recent Burlington-Edison...

OPINION: Backcountry activities offer new alternatives this summer

Washington offers so many options for outdoor recreation that many people may not have considered.

DAN CURTIS, Evergreen columnist

June 24, 2020

Have you ever seen a picture of someone having a blast outdoors and been inspired, only to have your ambitions dashed by the realization that there was likely $2,000 worth of gear and 200 hours of preparation behind that particular photo? It’s no secret that top-notch gear, pro lessons and practice...

OPINION: Abolish the police

We need to create a police force that actually helps and protects the people it's designed to serve.

CLAIRE PADILLA, Evergreen columnist

June 24, 2020

In an unfortunate Facebook questionnaire, a comment was made in response to my asking for people's opinion on police reform: "As a person who knows little about police policy, I do not have enough information and cannot formulate an opinion. Neither should a Daily Evergreen reporter who isn’t studying...

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