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

The Evergreen Opinion editor reminisces on the highs and lows of 2020.
JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor 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...

OPINION: Riots over election will not solve anything

Protests and riots will only push Americans farther apart, which is something we cannot afford. Political unity is what America needs, not partisanship.
HANNA YUZYUK, Evergreen columnist November 12, 2020

The 2020 election is different from any other U.S. election I remember. I am not talking about the process; I am talking about the social climate and the many issues that follow this election. I think...

OPINION: Amy Coney Barrett will roll back LGBTQ+ rights

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.
PORTIA SIMMONS, Evergreen columnist 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...

Washington voters approve comprehensive sex education in public schools, Inslee’s third term

Washington voters approve comprehensive sex education in public schools, Inslee's third term
SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter November 5, 2020

Gov. Jay Inslee won his third term as governor, with his opponent Loren Culp saying he will contest the recent state election results. Inslee won with 59 percent of the vote statewide, and 51.9 percent...

OPINION: Open mic could bring community together post-election

The open mic night is intended to bring students together post-election as a means of destressing and unwinding.
MAKAYLA NORTH, Evergreen columnist November 3, 2020

Election Day is today, and one way or the other, everyone is braced to bear for impact. Partisan divides and continued pandemic measures keep the political tension scorching. It’s easy to feel more distanced...

OPINION: Ginsburg’s death will change American politics

With RBG's death, the Supreme Court has been thrown into turmoil.
DIANA RIOS, Evergreen columnist September 30, 2020

In the midst of the current political climate, no matter what party you stand for, it is undeniable just how much of an impact a historical figure like the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made. Her name...

County candidates debate on COVID-19 response, small business assistance

Tom Handy, who is running against incumbent Dean Kinzer for Whitman County commissioner, said he believes the county has a responsibility to provide grant assistance to allow businesses to thrive. 
SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter September 24, 2020

Candidates for the Whitman County Commission debated Thursday night about the county’s role in handling the pandemic, support of small businesses and developing long-term plans for rebuilding towns impacted...

OPINION: Countdown to the 3rd: Boats on parade

The boats, they are a'floating — until they aren't.
JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor 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...

OPINION: Keep the USPS in place for voters

The postal service is crucial to our lives as voters and as Americans. It can’t and shouldn’t be defunded, because the effects would be wide-reaching and incredibly damaging to our country.
MACKENNA ROWE, Evergreen columnist September 2, 2020

Shockingly, there is another problem in the news, this time with President Donald Trump and some mail. Relief funding for the USPS has been going back and forth between different political parties,...

OPINION: DNC spells hope for America’s future

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are the answer this country has been looking for.
JOEY FRANKLIN, Evergreen columnist 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: Satire: Meeting the lesser-known presidential candidates

Besides the two candidates everyone knows about, there's a whole host of misfits vying for the presidency.
JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor 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,...

College student takes on governor race

Dylan Nails, Washington governor candidate, grew up in Colfax and said he would to use his perspective on eastern Washington to inform legislation.
ANNIE HAGER, Evergreen reporter July 12, 2020

Dylan Nails hopes to use his youth to bring a fresh perspective during his run for Washington state governor.  Nails’ desire to run for governor sparked when he picked up a local paper outside of...

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