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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

The Evergreen Opinion editor reminisces on the highs and lows of 2020.

Letter from the Editor: We’re finally closing out this semester

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen columnist December 10, 2020

When I first started working for the Evergreen, I was a fresh-faced first year with a spring in my step and a song in my heart. The world was my oyster, by golly, and I was going to milk it for every pearl...

Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court signals a new wave of conservative decisions from the judicial branch. It’s conceivable that LGBTQ+ rights will be taken away because of her nomination.

OPINION: Amy Coney Barrett will roll back LGBTQ+ rights

PORTIA SIMMONS November 5, 2020

Amy Coney Barret's contentious confirmation to the Supreme Court is changing the course of politics. On Oct. 26, Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed with a 52-48 vote. Barrett has more conservative views...

Sacha Baron Cohen’s comedy hits home, attacking all of the most ridiculous, skewed aspects of American society, especially corrupt, creepy politicians.

OPINION: “Borat 2” perfectly parodies politics

JOEY FRANKLIN November 5, 2020

Everybody’s favorite Kazakhstani journalist has returned to the silver screen in “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of...

The boats, they are afloating — until they arent.

OPINION: Countdown to the 3rd: Boats on parade

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen columnist September 8, 2020

“They might have split up or they might have capsized, They may have broke deep and took water. And all that remains is the faces and names, Of the wives and the sons and the daughters.” -Gordon...

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are the answer this country has been looking for.

OPINION: DNC spells hope for America’s future

JOEY FRANKLIN September 1, 2020

The high point of last week's Democratic National Convention was Joe Biden’s acceptance speech; he spoke passionately about unifying Americans amidst civil turbulence. “But while I will be a Democratic...

OPINION: Countdown to the 3rd: Eye of the storm

OPINION: Countdown to the 3rd: Eye of the storm

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen columnist August 31, 2020

“Life’s ill, sometimes life might kill.” - Vordul Mega, “Iron Galaxy” A fully-developed hurricane can release the energy of a 10-megaton nuclear bomb every 20 minutes. That’s almost 700...

Trump’s senior counselor has officially left the White House after four years of service, leaving behind a fractured cabinet, a White House in pre-election turmoil and an open counselor spot.

OPINION: Countdown to the 3rd: Kellyanne Gone-away

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen columnist August 26, 2020

Kellyanne Conway has quit. In an administration that cycled through cabinet members like Spinal Tap went through drummers, Trump’s senior counselor managed to keep her spot from 2016 onward. She lasted...

Besides the two candidates everyone knows about, theres a whole host of misfits vying for the presidency.

OPINION: Satire: Meeting the lesser-known presidential candidates

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen columnist August 25, 2020

It’s that time again, everybody. 2016 seems like it was yesterday in the collective American memory, but four years pass by almost immeasurably fast. It’s time, once again, to trudge to the polls,...

Letter from the Editor: In moments of great stress

Letter from the Editor: ‘In moments of great stress’

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen columnist August 16, 2020

When I was a kid, my dad had a saying that I only found out later he cribbed from George Costanza’s father: “Serenity now!” He’d pull this one out intermittently and in moments of great stress,...

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