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COLUMN: Allyship in the digital age

Digital allyship is a constant learning process, which can be achieved by being aware of the media you consume and signing petitions.

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen columnist

October 19, 2020

The social justice protests over the summer brought allyship and activism to the forefront of conversations on social media. I had several questions about becoming an ally and realized it is not as simple as calling oneself an ally; the same goes for being an activist. People must show up and act...

Mental health series event focuses on allyship, social media

Allies may find it difficult to challenge people who hold views that do not align with social justice movements, a Cougar Health Services intern said.


October 16, 2020

In this week's Real Talk Thursday, a mental health series hosted by Cougar Health Services, a doctoral psychology intern spoke about how to be an ally to marginalized groups and the role social media plays in that.  Allyship helps the advancement of individuals who hold a marginalized identity ...

OPINION: Social media informs voters through educated debate

Social media helps keep us informed and educated about political events. It encourages debate, discourse and conversation, which are key parts of building a more informed, engaged society.

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen columnist

October 8, 2020

The idea that social media is simply child’s play is far from the truth. While some young adults are using it to build their businesses from the ground up, others are getting paid to share their lives and artistic abilities as a full-time gig. Others are using it to educate themselves on racial...

OPINION: Social media negatively affects communication

Social media degrades relationships and hurts people, especially during election season.

JOEY FRANKLIN, Evergreen columnist

September 8, 2020

Social media can be very useful, especially during a pandemic, when seeing friends and family in person is not a viable option. Social media, however, does not come without negative aspects. When people communicate with others solely through social media, it does more harm than good. When social media...

WSU admin urged to take action for racist comments made by student

“If they are not doing that, then we're going to have to go ahead and hold up a petition and be an advocate to make sure that the student is no longer on campus,” ASWSU President Curtis Cohen said.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

June 5, 2020

Editor's note: The Daily Evergreen recognizes that the social media post depict screenshots with graphic language. It was added to provide validity and context to the story. Please view at your own risk. WSU students called for action from university administration after screenshots of a student'...

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