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Scrumptious spirits

Maxwell Reister | Evergreen columnist

October 30, 2013


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There is more to drinking than getting drunk.Drinking to excess takes a toll on your mind, body, and social standing. On the other hand, drinking to enjoy can improve your taste, meal and friendships.To begin with, consider the flavor of your beverage. How many different flavors can you sense? This doesn...

Videogame vixens are one-dimensional

Alyssa Reynolds | Evergreen Columnist

October 30, 2013


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I always thought Peach drove slower in Mario Kart.Traditional gender roles are constantly exemplified in the media, and video games are no exception. Gaming companies hyper sexualize female characters and portray women as hardly more than helpless or sexual objects.Gamers play out these roles in a vi...

Turn the lights on our high school sex education

Dominique Wald | Evergreen Columnist

October 29, 2013


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When it comes to sex education, students face a great disservice.The quality of sex education students are receiving is inexcusable. According to the National Conference of State Legislature, only 19 states require their curriculum to be medically, factually or technically accurate.It’s a scary tho...

Slavery still exists in the form of human trafficking

Chelsea Keyes | Evergreen Columnist

October 29, 2013


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The Emancipation Proclamation may have been issued in 1863, but tens of millions still wear chains.Human traffickers are greedy, selfish and cruel.The abhorrent practice of human trafficking forces people into slavery, and is a violation of human rights. It is a growing issue in many parts of the wor...

New marijuana law leaves smokers and enforcers hazy

New marijuana law leaves smokers and enforcers hazy

Mitch Strang | Evergreen Columnist

October 28, 2013


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Your ordinary marijuana smoking session results in 20 to 40 times the legal driving limit.Implementing the new marijuana law has been controversial as well as confusing for law enforcement on local and federal levels.While possession of up to one ounce of marijuana is now legal, it is still illegal to gro...

Know your rights

Know your rights

Mitch Strang | Evergreen Columnist

October 28, 2013


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Don’t let police tactics manipulate you into giving up your constitutional rights.As U.S. citizens we are guaranteed certain rights under the Constitution, rights that all Americans should know. Too often, students at WSU are approached by police officers while on foot, questioned and eventually arres...

Legal does not mean healthy

Legal does not mean healthy

Chelsea Keyes | Evergreen Columnist

October 25, 2013


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Legal does not mean safe.The most commonly abused drugs are tobacco, stimulants and depressants. Although these drugs are in fact legal, they are a continuous cause of health issues and users should be aware of their side effects. Educate yourself. If you suspect that you, or someone you know, have symp...

Anti-Coug myth busting

Beau Baily | Evergreen Columnist

October 23, 2013


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College rivalry is a great thing.There is no better feeling than defeating the University of Washington and watching them suffer. Whether it is sports, academics, raising money for charity, a game of cards, or beating someone to a parking spot, competition always exists between the two institutions.Cre...

Don’t curse cursive; it makes you smarter

Marissa Mararac | Evergreen Columnist

October 23, 2013


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Reminisce back to third grade, to when the achieved loop of an uppercase “B” in cursive meant you had succeeded in class.For many elementary students, that achievement will cease to exist. Since 2010, a total of 45 states are on board with the Common Core Standards Curriculum, according to the Co...

More than just a business

More than just a business

Michelle Chan | Evergreen Columnist

October 21, 2013


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Puppies, kittens and birds for sale, batteries not included.Many of us welcome companion animals into our homes as members of our family. Nearly 68 percent of households within the United States own a pet. Last year spending on pets totaled $53.33 billion, a 4.7 percent increase from the previous year...

Punish kids by detention, not detainment

Marissa Mararac | Evergreen Columnist

October 21, 2013


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When we think about crime, the first thoughts that usually come to mind are robberies, murders or even speeding on the freeway. However, children are being arrested for crimes that lack the same level of unlawfulness.Children 13 years old or younger are being arrested and taken into custody by authorities for actions suc...

See you in February

See you in February

Dominique Wald | Evergreen Columnist

October 18, 2013


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Well, it’s finally over.After 16 days of back and forth debates, a deal was struck to raise the debt ceiling and end the government shutdown. But all Americans really gained from this debacle was a deeper distaste for our government.The deal will fund the government through Jan. 15 and raise the $1...

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