The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

There is not a single soul in America who is not aware of the issues our society faces. Yet, we refrain from talking about them.

OPINION: Conversation is needed to fix society

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor January 18, 2022

In my English 101 class freshman year, we watched a TED Talk featuring Jackson Bird, a transgender digital storyteller and activist.  In his talk, he brought up the fact that being a transgender...

The production of fast-fashion clothing leads to excess textile waste and horrific environmental impacts.

Humanity, fashion not mutually exclusive

MIA PUZZO, Evergreen columnist December 2, 2021

Sustainability in fashion is becoming heavily addressed as many brands start to move away from fast-fashion production models. Due to environmental and ethical concerns like textile waste and unfair...

The effects of climate change can be seen in the Palouse, from the increase in maximum summer temperatures to the increase in annual number of days above freezing.

Everyone’s carbon footprint counts

GAYATHRI KRISHNAMOORTHY, Evergreen columnist November 18, 2021

What do you know about the current impacts of climate change and the measures that are being taken to counteract its effects? If you know anything, it may be the political aspects of it.  You may have...

WSU students order food from Freshens on Oct. 11 in Pullman.

What are we leaving behind?

SYDNEY DOWNING, Evergreen columnist October 17, 2021

Have you noticed every summer in Washington is the hottest summer yet? Even in Pullman, we see 100-degree weather. This phenomenon is unusual and ultimately linked to climate change. In the past hundred...

The reality of ensuing dangers on our planet is something we should educate ourselves on. But should we let it consumer our lives?

Is media urgency worth our stress?

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor October 13, 2021

It is understandable that college students want to live the next few years carefree. If they do want to worry about anything, it is usually about something in the near future. I mirror the same sentiment...

We will only obtain a truly green world when we change the very nature of the electricity grid.

Money cannot be excuse to ignore climate crisis

GAYATHRI KRISHNAMOORTHY, Evergreen columnist September 29, 2021

When America experienced its first “hottest year” in January 2007, Thomas Friedman, American political commentator and author, first used the term Green New Deal (GND). The use of this phrase...

Poverty rates and annual deaths from natural disasters have decreased, creating a higher quality of life for all people.

Book review: ‘Factfulness’ inspires new hope

GAYATHRI KRISHNAMOORTHY, Evergreen columnist September 8, 2021

Does anyone else get instantly depressed when they hear negative news? Do you feel as though the world is not getting any better? As students in particular, do you ever feel like there is no hope for the...

COVID-19 vaccine shows hypocrisy of Left

SAMANTHA RADCLIFFE, Evergreen columnist August 22, 2021

*Editor's note: One interviewee will remain anonymous to avoid any blowback. Due to extenuating circumstances, the original visual was removed. In recent years, the Black Lives Matter movement has brought...

The U.S. is three steps ahead of the fight for racial justice - in a bad way. The basic understanding of our countrys history with slavery and its continued acceptance of racism should be the most pressing issue.

Critical race theory is a non-issue

KESTRA ENGSTROM, Evergreen Opinion Editor August 22, 2021

The Southern Poverty Law Center found in a 2018 investigation that racial history education across America is, in a word, failing. The investigation produced many alarming statistics, but perhaps...

Economic interests play too great a role in what Westerners read in the news. World news is important for the sake of knowledge and educating the public and should not be about profit.

Western media has long way to go in reporting non-Western news accurately

KESTRA ENGSTROM, Evergreen Opinion Editor July 4, 2021

Americans are notorious for a lack of geographical knowledge.  It’s hard to say exactly how bad, but a quick Google search finds claims that as low as just 35 percent of Americans can name every state...

Today’s youth are one of the most politically active groups of young people in generations. We deserve to know if our colleges are in support of us.

Colleges should make political views known for sake of students

KESTRA ENGSTROM, Evergreen Opinion Editor June 24, 2021

Historically, young people have been a demographic disengaged from mainstream politics.  This isn’t because youth aren’t affected by politics — in fact, the voting age was lowered from 21 to...

U.S. responses to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine have continued to antagonize tension within our country about who is at fault for ongoing violence.

Letter to the Editor: U.S. complicit in Israel-Palestine conflict

NANCY STREET, Contributor June 20, 2021

Where did the mainstream media report the major atrocities taking place in Israel and occupied Gaza? Of course, we heard about the bombing and destruction of the building housing Associated...

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