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Don’t target petty crime

Don’t target petty crime

MICHELLE CHAN | Evergreen columnist

February 5, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Sometimes, in the attempt to turn a blind eye for the sake of justice, we ignore those who need help most.We’ve become a nation that concentrates on the symptoms of a systemic problem rather than treating it at its source. This particular phenomenon can be seen in the form of jails overflowing with petty...

Slow down, cupcake

ASHLEY FISHER | Evergreen columnist

February 3, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

No home-baked cupcakes for you.Chloe Stirling, an 11-year-old entrepreneur from Troy, Ill., began her own cake and cupcake business two years ago. Her business, Hey, Cupcake! became wildly successful over the last few years, and Stirling received some well-deserved attention from local media. However, ...

You need more to show than a 4.0

CORRINE HARRIS | Evergreen Columnist

February 3, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In the midst of one of the most dismal job markets of the past decade, future employment has become the collective ambition of college students everywhere, but the road to their dream is obscure. The path to success is nothing but an enigma when taking the dynamic needs of employers into consideration. ...

Photoshop not to blame for society

Chelsea Keyes | Evergreen columnist

January 29, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

You don’t think that you will turn into someone else like in the Snickers "You’re not you when you’re hungry" commercials, so why blame Photoshop as a negative effect on your image?Image manipulation in programs like Photoshop have fallen victim to the notion that the advertised product contributes to ...

Obama gambles with wildlife

Josh Babcock | Evergreen columnist

January 29, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In the next few months President Obama will make a decision that, if passed, will be one of the greatest regrets during his presidency; the decision of whether or not to extend TransCanada’s Keystone pipeline right through the middle of the United States.If passed, the Keystone XL oil pipeline wou...

Antibiotics in livestock do more good than harm

Corrine Harris | Evergreen columnist

January 29, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The au courant livestock inquisition of the twenty-first century has arrived, and the U.S. populace is becoming drastically more interested in where animal and livestock products come from. Past inquiries have included the pink slime fiasco, the banning of rBST use in dairy cows, and the mad cow disease scare. The ...

Students are never too young for gun safety

Students are never too young for gun safety

Ashley Fisher | Evergreen Columnist

January 27, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Along with fire safety days and lock down drills, gun-safety courses could soon be taught at Missouri public schools. Last July, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed into law a bill that includes a provision encouraging Missouri schools to teach a National Rifle Association-sponsored gun safety class, according to ...

Wolf population need decreasing

Wolf population need decreasing

Marissa Mararac | Evergreen columnist

January 27, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Kill or be killed, every animal on earth is created for a purpose.All animals have a right to life, but when a species is overpopulating an area actions should be taken to lessen their numbers.At the end of 2012 there were 683 wolves in Idaho, according to Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG). Sinc...

Neutrality for all

Neutrality for all

Ashley Fisher | Evergreen columnist

January 27, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Your account will be charged $0.79 for clicking ‘Play’ on this YouTube video.Confused? Messages and fees like the hypothetical one above may become a real possibility for Internet users in the near future.On Jan. 14, a federal appeals court struck down a Federal Communications Commission ruling meant to preven...

Life can mean death for America’s youth

Josh Babcock | Evergreen columnist

January 24, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Even though juvenile life sentences have been ruled unconstitutional, many of America’s youngest criminals, like 14-year-old Shimeek Gridine, will never see the outside of the prisons where they reside.With states trying to undermine the Supreme Court’s ruling, many more of America’s youth will lik...

Weeding out the worst

Chelsea Keyes | Evergreen Columnist

January 24, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

There has been a growing debate on whether marijuana or alcohol is more harmful.In the debate over is the lesser of two evils, it is in no question that the damaging impacts of alcohol vastly outweigh the risks of marijuana.Though research has shown that both marijuana and alcohol have negative effec...

A life ruled by machines

Marissa Mararac | Evergreen columnist

January 23, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Machines: friend or foe? The questions our grandparents ask about using electronics can seem silly at times because we, being the technology generation, forget that there once was a time in history when technology did not dictate life.The use of smart phones, Kindles, computers, and iPads have become ...

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