The Daily Evergreen

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 ...

Sex sells, it doesn’t sell happiness

Michelle Chan | Evergreen columnist

January 23, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In search for the dream of love and happiness, we’ve forgone intimate love-making in place of commoditized sex.We replaced the passionate embrace with an insatiable appetite for pleasure. We have been tricked by the ideology that sex somehow promises a better life, but we fail to recognize the deep...

Nice try, Obama

Nice try, Obama

Ashley Fisher | Evergreen columnist

January 22, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The National Security Agency – the only part of the government that actually listens. On Friday, seven months after the leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, President Barack Obama finally addressed the nation about national surveillance.First off, everyone knows this discussion never woul...

Choosing choice at 24 weeks

Marissa Mararac | Evergreen columnist

January 22, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The phrase a ‘woman’s right to choose’ should be just that- her right to decide what is best for her body. In the case of abortion, women should have the right to terminate a pregnancy regardless of the trimester.Every decision made in life, big or small, will have its repercussions. No matter...

Gun laws don’t help

Gun laws don’t help

Chelsea Keyes | Evergreen columnist

January 22, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The trending hashtag ‘#NobodysSafe’ can be put to use regarding the fatal shootings that continue to happen.Shooting sprees are not rare in the United States. There have been a number of shootings in everyday life situations like going to the movies, going to school, shopping at grocery stores, and...

A generation easily bruised

A generation easily bruised

Michelle Chan | Evergreen Columnist

January 17, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Handle with caution: egos gently bruised.Each individual may serve to stand as a single strawberry in the supermarket—vibrant and potent but easy to spoil and blemish.Somewhere along the lines of history we became a nation of wimps, wusses and sissies that administers awards for participation and i...

Educated research leads to good science

Corrine Harris | Evergreen columnist

January 17, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In the age of the curious and well-informed consumer, scientific studies pertaining to the relevance and safety of genetically modified organisms and organic foods are the 21st century equivalent to the bee’s knees.The majority of consumers, however, put far too much significance into where the fu...

Vulgar language, vlugar conclusions

Chelsea Keyes Evergreen Columnist

January 15, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Toddlers are the new representation of what it takes to become a thug.A Nebraska toddler and three children were taken into protective custody after a disturbing video of the toddler using vulgar language went viral.The Omaha Police Officers Association used one of many videos as an opportunity to poorly highlight vio...

Stamping out compassion

Ashley Lynn Fisher Evergreen Columnist

January 15, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The practice of shaming the poor continues to embed itself in the national psyche as something normal and acceptable.Students at a charter school in Colorado are currently branded with a scarlet letter of poverty if they do not have enough money in their lunch account. This mortifying policy only results ...

Minimum wage hurts

Marissa Mararac Evergreen Columnist

January 13, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When the ball dropped and the space needle lit up at midnight on Jan. 1 there was much more than kisses and warm welcomes to steering up the New Year.Washington State had a thirteen-cent increase to start the year, causing the minimum wage to jump from $9.19 to $9.32, according to the United States D...

Arguing until the cows come home

Corrine Harris Evergreen Columnist

January 13, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

A recent WSU study claiming that organic milk is more nutritious than regular milk is finding its contents to be the de novo dogma for consumers who afford the purchase of organic foods a reverence to be envied by most religions.It’s unfortunate, however, that the study seems to be missing the hall...

Buy me some figgy pudding

Buy me some figgy pudding

Alyssa Reynolds | Evergreen Columnist

December 9, 2013


Filed under Columns

This Christmas, we should give the gift of perspective.Even though everyone knows that the holidays are more than material things and parties, hardly anyone practices it. We should all be reminded that giving to people in need is more important than upgrading a phone. Less focus on the little things and ...

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