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Not a Barbie girl

Not a Barbie girl

ASHLEY FISHER | Evergreen columnist

March 12, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Barbie vs. Lammily – who will win the manufactured girl fight?Last summer, digital artist Nickolay Lamm designed images of a doll that reflected proportions of average female bodies. In contrast to the current design of the Barbie doll, Lamm used the measurements of an average 19-year-old woman fr...

Tobacc-off my rights

Tobacc-off my rights

Fletcher Bailey | Evergreen columnist

March 10, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Anti-tobacco bill supporters aren’t just blowing smoke.ASWSU has proposed a bill that would ban tobacco use on the Pullman WSU campus.I support Washington State University students’ right to sustain healthy lungs, hence I support this bill. Opponents of the bill may refer to their right to smoke tobacco...

Fracking will lead to disaster

Fracking will lead to disaster

EVAN PRETZER | Evergreen columnist

March 10, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

On Feb. 24, VICE reported that Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson joined a lawsuit to prevent a fracking water tower from being built near his estate in Texas. The CEO of a major energy company is trying to stop energy development in his neighborhood. The phrase “not in my backyard” has never seemed...

Score for the carnivores

MARISSA MARARAC | Evergreen columnist

March 10, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

People should think twice before they decide to change their eating habits and become a vegetarian.While vegetarians can still eat dairy products and eggs, they do not consume any meat. Essential nutrients such as iron, zinc and vitamin B12, are found in the intake of meats. These nutrients are neces...

Employment before politics

Employment before politics

ASHLEY FISHER | Evergreen columnist

March 7, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As the saying goes, more money is more problems.Over the last few months, President Barack Obama has publicly stated that raising the federal minimum wage is a top legislative priority.Last January, President Obama called for a $10.10 minimum wage in his State of the Union address. His plan would see ...

Sex toys: stimulating the conversation

MARISSA MARARAC | Evergreen columnist

March 7, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

What is big, black and vibrates? My cellphone, but I like the way your mind works.The use of sex toys is no longer a taboo but instead are becoming mainstream objects.Although there are reasons why individuals stray away from bedroom toys, those who are sexually active or curious should give the experience a t...

In business, beauty is in the eye of the employer

JOSH BABCOCK | Evergreen columnist

March 7, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

While it seems beauty increases the chance of a job in particular industries, what many don’t know is beauty in certain positions may be the only requirement needed.Unfortunately, this form of discrimination has become so popular it has been classified as ‘lookism.’Lookism is, “prejudice or discri...

Foreigners do it better

EVAN PRETZER | Evergreen columnist

March 7, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

“You Americans,” the Dutch woman told me, her cigarette delicately perched between two fingers. Everything about her was brimming with sensuality, but the smoking was particularly sexy. “You’re such a violent country. Your movies and games are so bloody, so violent.” She took a drag and exha...

A women’s choice

CORRINE HARRIS | Evergreen columnist

March 7, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In an age when the word ‘hormone’ sends masses of people into panic, the movement away from steroidal or hormone-based birth control is gaining momentum, especially as researchers claim that oral contraceptives are correlated with increased risk for multiple sclerosis. Unfortunately, that momentum will b...

Living under constant surveillance

EVAN PRETZER | Evergreen columnist

March 5, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In the graphic novel “V for Vendetta,” British writer Alan Moore showed readers a horrifying vision of a United Kingdom ruled by an authoritarian government. Free speech was squashed, torture was rampant, and surveillance of the population was widespread in this dark tale from the 1980s.Sensible peo...

Insane in the Ukraine

ASHLEY FISHER | Evergreen columnist

March 5, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Enough bobsledding and ice skating, now it’s time for Russian President Vladimir Putin to partake in his favorite game – war.Less than a week after the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics came to a close, Russia invaded Crimea under the pretense of providing protection to the ethnic Russian and Russian-spea...

Read before you weed

Read before you weed

JOSH BABCOCK | Evergreen columnist

March 3, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I-502 legalized marijuana in Washington state, but the unclear initiative leads some marijuana users into just as much trouble as before.Since the introduction of I-502, many Washington residents lack understanding about the laws surrounding marijuana and are unaware of the initiative’s copious regulations t...

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