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Instructors should make syllabi available for students before registering

ALANA LACKNER, Evergreen columnist

April 18, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Constructing a class schedule is more than just a loose four-year plan and a preference for either morning or afternoon classes. Students have to consider their personal learning styles and take a long look at what is expected of them in their potential classes. Generally, with perhaps a few exceptions,...

Reader Reactions | Demand cleanliness, safety from your landlord, property manager

April 18, 2018


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

Readers react to a column calling for student renters to demand more from their landlords. The columnist explains how most students deal with black mold and broken locks while their landlords do little to ensure proper living conditions. The columnist argues that students should be seen as people, not...

Higher education should be more creative

Higher education should be more creative

HANAH GOETZ, Evergreen columnist

April 18, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Creative interaction with information is arguably the most important part of education, yet it’s hardly used in a classroom. Instead, we box learning into textbooks, lectures, papers, exams, etc. This is not to say these traditional elements don’t have a role in school, but they can’t be the...

Students should take vested interest in media literacy, criticism

Students should take vested interest in media literacy, criticism

BLAINE ROSS, Evergreen columnist

April 17, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Americans were subject to misinformation through propaganda and misleading stories from various sources of media during the 2016 presidential election, and it’s still happening nearly two years later. This subjugation to trashy media has been polarizing the two main political parties and feeding off...

Many groups talk, GPSA follows through

Many groups talk, GPSA follows through

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen columnist

April 17, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

GPSA is one of the most effective student groups on campus because of the resources it provides to its constituents. It sets the standard for every WSU organization. Due to the difficulties associated with pursuing a graduate degree, GPSA provides critical support for students who have to teach and...

WSU should help prevent child pornography

WSU should help prevent child pornography

RAMONA KOHLER, Evergreen columnist

April 12, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Pullman police arrested a WSU employee for uploading child pornography to the internet last Friday. Robert Marshall Long was a research technician in the Institute of Biological Chemistry. His punishment could include up to 10 years in prison and $20,000 in fines, according to the Pullman Police Department...

Letter to the Editor | Column about housing and dining not accurate

Robert Tattershall, Pullman

April 12, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Note: The allegations Tattershall presents in the following letter are being investigated. In response to the inaccurate opinion article in the April 11, 2018 edition of the Evergreen titled “Don’t allow athletics to siphon money from housing, dining,” I’d like to set the record straight. Hous...

Reader Reactions | Athletics accounts for half decrease in reserves

April 12, 2018


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

Readers react to an article showcasing how the athletics department has contributed to the university’s reserves deficit. The article explains that WSU has spent a significant amount of money on athletics, including a $1 million raise for football Head Coach Mike Leach, but has not necessarily made...

Letter to the editor | Students deserve support in activism

Willie Dickerson, Snohomish

April 12, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Thanks for your editorial supporting high school students’ right to speak up, especially when it involves their safety (“Support students’ decision to speak up” by the Editorial Board, The Daily Evergreen, March 22, 2018). Many seniors can vote because they are often 18, but all students can ...

Solving hate speech requires open discussion

Solving hate speech requires open discussion

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen columnist

April 11, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Hate speech on campus is an issue that should be solved with more speech, not more restrictions. Suppressing unpopular, critical or hateful views is directly opposed to the mission of WSU as an institution that advances knowledge and prepares students for professional life beyond a college campus. WSU,...

Don’t allow athletics to siphon money from housing, dining

Don’t allow athletics to siphon money from housing, dining

ALEX BIVIANO, Evergreen columnist

April 11, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

EDITOR'S NOTE: Upon publishing this column, the primary source, Robert Tattershall, contacted the editors about misinformation regarding the content and his characterization. The editors are reviewing the recordings of the interview and will take necessary steps to assure the column’s accuracy. If we f...

Consider Trap-Neuter-Return programs to manage feral cats

Consider Trap-Neuter-Return programs to manage feral cats

ALANA LACKNER, Evergreen columnist

April 10, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion

It’s not uncommon for one to see a stray cat wandering the streets of Pullman. A lot of people are happy to see a cat wandering around. They’re generally regarded as nice animals, certainly not anything to be particularly concerned about. One might be hesitant to approach a stray, wary that it...

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