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Opting out of classes will result in close-minded students

FLETCHER BAILEY | Evergreen columnist

March 3, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Ignorance is not bliss.State Rep. Rick Brattin of Missouri proposed a bill that would allow parents to pull their children from the evolution theory portion of their school’s biology curriculum.Apparently, developing critical and free-thinking adults is not an educational priority in the state of Missouri.In...

Can religion and science coexist?

CORRINE HARRIS | Evergreen columnist

February 28, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Many are giving way to the pestilential tide of the trending science vs. religion ideology instead of the science and religion mindset, and in the words of Dante, a single message is worthy: Abandon hope all ye who enter here.Polarized debates between people of religion and scientists have turned th...

Gold medal winners shouldn’t support the golden arches

SARAH STEGER | Evergreen columnist

February 28, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The Olympic Games have the power to inspire the world.The abilities these athletes possess, including mental toughness, physicality, and athleticism, are qualities we look up to and want to somehow mirror in our own lives. I did exactly that. This entire week I’ve been more motivated when completi...

Hard to swallow

Hard to swallow

CHELSEA KEYES | Evergreen columnist

February 28, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

A witch’s potent concoction will never compare to those of the daring young adults in the world today.Everyone knows the potential risks of drinking, yet many constantly put themselves in harm’s way.NekNomination is the newest drinking game that originated in Australia but quickly found its way a...

Drilling in the terror

Drilling in the terror

ASHLEY FISHER | Evergreen columnist

February 26, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The hallways are littered with students covered in what appears to be blood while noises of gunfire can be heard in the distance. The classroom door is locked and as the sounds grow closer, you realize there is no place to hide. A sense of panic overwhelms you as the shooter is spotted rounding the ...

Tough love

CHELSEA KEYES | Evergreen columnist

February 26, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

If you have a child that is constantly acting up you might want to consider physical forms of punishment before they end up on an episode of Beyond Scared Straight.Spanking is a highly debated form of discipline in today’s society.Usually the type of discipline used depends on your child and their actions...

A nation of ignorance

A nation of ignorance

EVAN PRETZER | Evergreen columnist

February 25, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In a recent survey from the National Science Foundation, one in four Americans revealed they were unaware that the Earth orbits the sun.Galileo would be ashamed. Unfortunately, this is not the only example of such astonishing ignorance in our modern-day world.Regrettably, crazy is alive and well in th...

Accepting a terrifying reality

Accepting a terrifying reality

EVAN PRETZER | Evergreen columnist

February 25, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The government agency whose officers once detained a man for wearing Google Glass in a theatre is at it again. The Department of Homeland Security recently proposed a national license plate tracking system and then dropped the idea a few days later, according to The Washington Post. This got me thinking...

Not apathetic, just tired

Not apathetic, just tired

CORRINE HARRIS | Evergreen columnist

February 24, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The current generation of college-aged students has earned a reputation based on apathy, but apathy might just be mistaken for 21st-century pragmatism. It’s true that our generation is not overwhelmingly characterized by vocal activism and loud outrage. However, a lack of vehement indignation should...

WSU should bring back dance major

WSU should bring back dance major

MARISSA MARARAC | Evergreen columnist

February 24, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

During our years of education we learn to express our talents and individuality through writing, music, sports, and sometimes through our pre-requisite studies.Students who major in music express themselves through their songs and instruments, and athletes show their passion through the sports they pla...

Land of the free?

ASHLEY FISHER | Evergreen columnist

February 21, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Referring to the United States of America as "the land of the free" has never been a less accurate statement.Each year, Reporters Without Borders ranks 180 countries in order of how well they safeguard press freedom.The press advocacy group analyzes countries on criteria such as official abuse, and ...

Wasted food is wasted food, regardless of where it ends up

SARAH STEGER | Evergreen columnist

February 21, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

On campus the choices of where to eat are endless, but are these privileges merely filling our bellies or are they making us spoiled as well?Every time you throw food out because you are full or don’t like its taste, you’re wasting food.Students at WSU are fortunate enough to have catering servic...

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