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 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...

Protests and riots will only push Americans farther apart, which is something we cannot afford. Political unity is what America needs, not partisanship.

OPINION: Riots over election will not solve anything

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...

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, 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...

The open mic night is intended to bring students together post-election as a means of destressing and unwinding.

OPINION: Open mic could bring community together post-election

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...

With RBG's death, the Supreme Court has been thrown into turmoil.

OPINION: Ginsburg’s death will change American politics

DIANA RIOS, Evergreen columnist October 1, 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...

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. 

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

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter September 25, 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...

The boats, they are a'floating — until they aren't.

OPINION: Countdown to the 3rd: Boats on parade

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor September 9, 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...

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.

OPINION: Keep the USPS in place for voters

MACKENNA ROWE, Evergreen columnist September 3, 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,...

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

OPINION: DNC spells hope for America’s future

JOEY FRANKLIN, Evergreen columnist September 2, 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...

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

OPINION: Satire: Meeting the lesser-known presidential candidates

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor August 26, 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,...

Dylan Nails, Washington governor candidate, grew up in Colfax and said he would to use his perspective on eastern Washington to inform legislation.

College student takes on governor race

ANNIE HAGER, Evergreen reporter July 13, 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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