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Social media has a professional role, teach use

Social media has a professional role, teach use

ALIVIA HILLER, Evergreen columnist

January 31, 2019

Phones are everywhere in society today, especially in the hands of younger generations. Among streaming services, games and simple access to the internet, social media is one of the staples making phones a necessity in today’s world. Unfortunately, phones can limit our interactions and interpersonal...

Create more addiction resources at WSU

Create more addiction resources at WSU

DEYANIRA TOVAR, Evergreen columnist

January 31, 2019

The use of illicit drugs is rampant among college students, so it is no surprise addiction follows closely behind. College students most commonly abuse alcohol, marijuana, prescription pills, ecstasy and cocaine, according to a rehabilitation info website. While some people think alcohol leads...

Allow medicinal cannabis on school grounds, with additional treatment

Allow medicinal cannabis on school grounds, with additional treatment

AMAR JOSHI, Evergreen columnist

January 31, 2019

Editor's note: A source in this column was not represented accurately and their quotes have been removed from the story.  Medical marijuana, whether prescription or self-medication, is frequently used in the WSU community. People find it beneficial and with some simple cognitive behavior therapy ...

A border wall built paycheck by paycheck

A border wall built paycheck by paycheck

NICK SANDIFER, Evergreen cartoonist

January 30, 2019

Student workers need scholarships, shorter hours

Student workers need scholarships, shorter hours

ALEX BIVIANO, Evergreen columnist

January 30, 2019

WSU rewards many students with various merit-based scholarships and should have working students in that category as well. There is a different college experience for everyone; some students need to work upwards of 40 hours per week at their job while others do not have to work at all. The university...

Out-of-state students don’t receive enough aid

Out-of-state students don’t receive enough aid

JASPER CONTRERAS, Evergreen columnist

January 29, 2019

As one of the more isolated places in Washington, Pullman causes a bit of culture shock to those unfamiliar with the region. It’s not a threatening area, but when you move away from home, everything is just a little scarier. Especially when you’re paying more than double per credit hour than...

Conversion therapy illegal, harmful to progress

Conversion therapy illegal, harmful to progress

JASPER CONTRERAS, Evergreen columnist

January 24, 2019

In 2015 the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage. Despite this momentous occasion and progress made since, the LGBTQ+ community still faces discrimination. Progress isn’t as simple as one court case. Ignorance and hatred won’t lessen without people accepting a changing world. In many places, peo...

FAFSA’s system fails financially independent students

FAFSA’s system fails financially independent students

DEYANIRA TOVAR, Evergreen columnist

January 24, 2019

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid has been available now since Oct. 1 and it’s a stressful process for any student waiting for a response on their financial aid package. This system uses a value called your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) to measure, in part, how much financial aid...

Support stricter gun control in Washington

Support stricter gun control in Washington

ALEX BIVIANO, Evergreen Columnist

January 23, 2019

I want to take your guns away. No, not the pistol used to defend your home, or the rifle you hunt with, but some simply should not be in civilian hands. The second amendment protects the right to keep and bear arms. But it doesn’t specify which arms are legal to keep. We already have gun control...

Positive public opinion does little to generate real change

Positive public opinion does little to generate real change

AMAR JOSHI, Evergreen Columnist

January 23, 2019

In today’s divisive and polarized climate, politicians love to focus on the ideals of an issue rather than the actual problem. This leads to a huge lack of support for the people they represent. No politician helps their constituency by being an ideological warrior. The government a...

Garnering awareness for pesticides in marijuana

Garnering awareness for pesticides in marijuana

LORIELL LOUANGAMATH, Evergreen columnist

January 22, 2019

Marijuana laws for medicinal or recreational use are relentlessly argued over between users and non-users. What’s undeniable is that regardless of what a product is, if it’s available to the public, it must be safe for their consumption. Since its legalization in nine states, including Washington,...

Teach respect for women in early education

Teach respect for women in early education

LORIELL LOUANGAMATH, Evergreen columnist

January 17, 2019

Women have been objectified for centuries. To this day objectification persists throughout our society, detrimentally affecting women’s health and social status. When men see only certain parts of women, they hold them to a set standard. These women then start to uphold that standard, consciously...

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