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Bad Christmas Gifts

Maxwell Reister Evergreen columnist

January 14, 2014


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Your fingers tear through the wrapping paper like the claws of an eviscerating cougar. Sugarplum dreams of a smartwatch or a Flutterbye Fairy dance through your mind. But the sugarplums become boiled cabbage as you uncover “The Land Before Time XI” VHS or a jar of boiled cabbage. Undesirable gifts ...

Pageant pleases naughty and nice

Catherine Kruse Evergreen Reporter

December 9, 2013


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“Shazam!” called the Angel of the Lord. “Unto thee a child is born and his name is Jesus! Go see Jesus! Go on! Shoo!”Hearing these words, one would think that Pullman Civic Theatre put on some sort of Nativity Story parody.In fact, the play within a play is titled “The Best Christmas Pageant...

Traditional eggnog hits hard

Maxwell Reister Evergreen food columnist

December 9, 2013


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We cherish some odd holiday foods. Seasonal delights include miniature canes of sugary toothpaste, indestructible cakes of fruits and nuts, and spiced frothy egg slime. Eggnog is a weird name for a weird drink containing some weird flecks of history and a lot of eggs.The name ‘eggnog’ emerges from the 170...

Cast off knitting

Catherine Kruse Evergreen Columnist

December 9, 2013


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All around campus girls are wearing knitted headbands with floral decorations meant to be fashionable and keep their ears warm. These knitted pieces make a suitable gift for any occasion and make for a great way to keep warm walking to classes.Knitting and crocheting have been around for years. The pr...

Holiday Leftovers

Holiday Leftovers

Maxwell Reister Evergreen Columnist

December 6, 2013


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The word ‘leftover’ is lacking. It fails to convey the beauty of changing surplus into sustenance, the delight of scoring fully-prepared meals for free, the thrilling challenge of MacGyver-ing your aunt’s weird pudding into an enjoyable dish. Perhaps we will need to invent a new word to accurately de...

Ugly Sweaters

Lance Lijewski Evergreen Fashion columnist

December 5, 2013


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Christmas sweaters are no longer a joke. Sure, everyone has a friend or relative who always considered them cool, but now they're a staple of winter fashion.The ripple effects of a hipster-supported, Macklemore-inspired thrift-shopping cultural movement has made the impossible possible – gaudy is bland and ugly i...

Some don’t have a choice when it comes to wanting sex

Some don’t have a choice when it comes to wanting sex

Abby Student Evergreen Relationship columnist

December 3, 2013


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 After weeks of talking about the sexually active population of our campus, I figured it was time to clear something up. This column is dedicated to the other guys.If you were beginning to feel like you and Mary were the last celibate people on earth, I don’t blame you. Unfortunately, the media, m...

Prepping for the end

Catherine Kruse Evergreen columnist

December 3, 2013


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 Dead week? Try ‘Scrambling-and-Stressing-For-Finals’ week.Everyone goes through it, from freshmen in high school to seniors in college. Without a doubt, the week of final projects and exams includes some of the most stressful days of a student’s academic life.One of the key components is to avoid p...

Sex should be saved for someone special

Lance Lijewski Evergreen columnist

December 3, 2013


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 Sex is awesome – or so I’ve been told.I’m a 19-year-old college freshman who’s never had sex. Crazy, right?I choose not to have sex because I’m not married.Now, before you write me off as a celibate fanatic or an unappealing Steve Carell type-character, let me share my heart with you.I’...

Leaving with leftovers

Maxwell Reister Evergreen Food and Beer reporter

November 21, 2013


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 It’s called the "seven-faced bird" in Japanese, "fire chicken" in Mandarin, "Booghalamoon" in Persian, "the great duck" in Swahili and "elephant chicken" in Urdu.But for you and me, the turkey means not having to buy any more food until Christmas break. As Thanksgiving draws nigh, consider these tips...

Switching it up

Switching it up

Lance Lijewski Evergreen Fashion columnist

November 21, 2013


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 North Face vests and their knock-off counterparts have taken over college campuses across the nation. Like the Black Death that overwhelmed Europe in the 16th century, the black vest is creating a fashion apocalypse that can be salvaged only through style.The black vest isn’t really the issue. Its ...

Creating stronger bonds in a relationship through role-playing

Abby Student Evergreen Relationship columnist

November 19, 2013


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 To be yourself, or not to be yourself? That is the question.Couples everywhere are heading to the bedroom for a little amateur acting, known as fantasy role-play, and coming back with rave reviews.Doctor and patient? Teacher and student? Domination? Having a threesome?Figure out what turns you on, and d...

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