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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Navigating the internet can be difficult due to the nature of free information, so it is critical to know how to engage with online content responsibly.

OPINION: How to be an informed citizen in the age of misinformation

GRACE SLOAN, Evergreen columnist April 20, 2022

We live in an incredibly digital era – I am sure your grandparent had to buy an iPhone to successfully communicate with the rest of the family, and your cousin just got an iPad for their fifth birthday....

Thomas began questioning her gender identity as she neared the end of her high school career. After her first year at the University of Pennsylvania, she came out to her family as transgender.

OPINION: UPenn swimmer shows hypocrisy of Left

SAMANTHA RADCLIFFE, Evergreen columnist March 30, 2022

Once again, the Left demonstrates its hypocrisy when it comes to the rights of marginalized communities.  In the latest example, Lia Thomas, swimmer and student at the University of Pennsylvania,...

As we are coming back from spring break, we have the option to ditch our masks in dorms, dining halls and classes. However, is it all as great as it seems?

OPINION: New mask guidance has some flaws

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor March 23, 2022

When I walked out of my room on Monday morning without a mask on, it felt strange. Part of me felt like someone was going to remind me to put one on, and part of me felt like I should have had one with...

Love really is a game sometimes. But when we turn it into a competition where every contestant needs perfect scores, the game starts to become a little rigged.

OPINION: Lower your dating expectations

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor March 23, 2022

Dating apps are as successful for me as a water puddle is successful for a computer. I have tried them out on several occasions — Tinder, Bumble, Taimi, Hinge, you name it — and always ended up...

The office of International Programs, the office of the Dean of Students, the
International Students and Scholars office are all working together to turn this crisis moment
around for everyone impacted.

OPINION: WSU supports students affected by Russia-Ukraine war

GAYATHRI KRISHNAMOORTHY, Evergreen columnist March 10, 2022

Russia’s senseless violence is nothing but an act of profanation and fear-mongering. People all around the world are affected by this crisis, especially students in abroad programs – including the...

Trans rights are human rights, and Texas new laws violate both.

OPINION: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott violates human rights with anti-trans legislation

ANNABELLE PEPIN, Evergreen columnist March 10, 2022

Although Thomas Jefferson wrote, “all men are created equal” in The Declaration of Independence, there is still a long way to go to have genuine equality in the U.S. Marginalized groups like people...

If confirmed, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson will be the first African American female to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court since its establishment.

OPINION: Make-up of U.S. Supreme Court is a-changin’

SAMANTHA RADCLIFFE, Evergreen columnist March 10, 2022

As Bob Dylan would say, the times they are a-changin’. For about the first century and a half following the establishment of the U.S. Supreme Court in 1789, the bench consisted of elderly, white men.  But...

Samuel Brinton serves as a member of the Biden administration. Interestingly enough, their lifestyle is more of a discussion than what they bring to the the position.

OPINION: Be open to sexual openness

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor March 3, 2022

Sam Brinton is a non-binary nuclear engineer who serves in the Biden-Harris administration as the deputy assistant secretary of Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition in the Office of Nuclear Energy. However,...

Limiting kids access to books limits their understanding of the entire world.

OPINION: Banning books threatens students’ ability to learn

MIA PUZZO, Evergreen columnist March 3, 2022

Book banning in school classrooms and libraries is not a new occurrence. However, political debates over the subject have become more prevalent as it has increased dramatically in the past year. In...

Russian President Vladimir Putins invasion of Ukraine raises questions about his motives.

Foley Talk: Important to address context surrounding Ukrainian-Russian war

CARSON HOLLAND, Evergreen columnist February 25, 2022

Hosted by the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service, Thomas Preston was chosen to speak yesterday in the first in-person Foley Talk on the ongoing Ukrainian-Russian conflict. The...

Yik Yak exploded at WSU when it relaunched last year, especially on Greek row.

OPINION: Relaunched Yik Yak is playground for cyberbullying

JORDAN AHLSTEDT, Evergreen columnist February 24, 2022

We all experience the feeling of wanting to say something, but not because we are afraid of what people might think.  When social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat made their big...

Masked students study in the Compton Union Building on Feb. 22.

OPINION: Should WSU keep mask mandate on campus?

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor February 24, 2022

My least favorite part about COVID-19 restrictions has not been quarantine, school closures or physical distancing. Rather, it has been the mask mandates. While quarantine was certainly detrimental...

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