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Zookeepers need a lesson in caring for animals

Zookeepers need a lesson in caring for animals

JOSH BABCOCK | Evergreen columnist

February 19, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

If you want to see the unhappiest animals in the world you should take a trip to the zoo.Not only are these animals confined to small cages outside of their natural habitat, but more zoos are becoming known for their lack of care for their animals. With animal neglect on the rise, harsher restrictions ne...

Comcastrophe

Comcastrophe

EVAN PRETZER | Evergreen columnist

February 19, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Earlier this month, Bloomberg broke the news that Comcast made a deal to acquire Time Warner Cable for about $45 billion in stock.This team-up will screw over millions of people in more ways than one. Normally, I don’t see any problems with business like this, but if you take a closer look you will ...

Give it a shot

MARISSA MARARAC | Evergreen columnist

February 18, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

No morning is ever complete without a hot cup of joe. That one cup can do more than start your day off right; it can also help to keep your health on the right path.While the amount of coffee consumed varies per person, it’s no surprise that a vast majority of college students drink coffee like there...

Sleeping with the fishes

CORRINE HARRIS | Evergreen columnist

February 14, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The issue of animal welfare has just moved from puppy mills to the fish bowl.From beta tanks to goldfish aquariums, the lives of commercially sold fish have secret tales that should make your blood run cold.Pet stores and commercial retailers selling aquarium fish are not as regulated as they should b...

Take a seat on Stand Your Ground

Take a seat on Stand Your Ground

CHELSEA KEYES | Evergreen columnist

February 14, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Laws are granting individuals a license to ‘kill now and ask questions later.’Deaths occur every day in the United States. With the help of laws that don’t provide justice for victims, suspects are killing without fear of being punished.Stand Your Ground laws have become the epitome of why we ...

Long road for equality, racism is still alive in U.S.

CHELSEA KEYES | Evergreen columnist

February 13, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Racism is an issue that still, to this day, plagues the nation.Many people will argue racism doesn’t exist because segregation is nearly nonexistent and we as the American people elected a ‘black’ president into the Oval Office.Yet claiming that racism doesn’t exist is just as deadly as having acts o...

Injecting lies

Injecting lies

MICHELLE CHAN | Evergreen columnist

February 13, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Some fear the illness and others fear the needle.Many myths surround the concept of vaccination and disease prevention. One of most commonly propagated tidbits of information links autism to infant vaccination.The idea that vaccinations somehow caused or increased the incidence of autism was first injected into the ...

We’re not robots, so why are we dating like them?

MICHELLE CHAN | Evergreen columnist

February 12, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When androids dream, you may find yourself searching for an artificial illusion in pursuit of the romantic ideal.In Plato’s “The Symposium,” Aristophanes conjured the idea of love as two lost halves, who once originated from the same body, in perpetual search for completion. The discovery of one...

Drip, drop

Drip, drop

SARAH STEGER | Evergreen columnist

February 12, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

You never know how good something is until you’ve wasted it.I grew up with the knowledge that water is extremely precious and at constant risk of running out, which is known to be true. I live with this attitude and try to decrease the amount of water I waste every day.My Australian childhood consisted of da...

Not so noble loopholes found in government

Not so noble loopholes found in government

EVAN PRETZER | Evergreen columnist

February 12, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

A scandal has begun to plague Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas. No, he has not been manufacturing methamphetamine in the seedier parts of Wichita.Instead, it has been revealed that this sitting United States Senator does not actually live in the state where voters first sent him to Washington, D.C. in 19...

Indecency in a bikini

JOSH BABCOCK | Evergreen columnist

February 11, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

If you like coffee and sex appeal, you’re in luck. Bikini baristas in coffee stands offer both at the same time.But unfortunately for coffee lovers, it’s becoming more popular that coffee stands combining sex and their product focus more on the sex aspect of the business, a shift that raises the qu...

Pet-killing hypocrites

CORRINE HARRIS | Evergreen columnist

February 11, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals puts far more stock in actions than words these days, and after euthanizing 82 percent of animals at its Virginia shelter over the past year, people should begin to wonder if PETA’s ethical mission statement is fact or fiction.PETA is often thought of as ...

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