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Don’t be greedy, feed the needy; keep SNAP

Dominique Wald | Evergreen Columnist

September 27, 2013


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You know times are tough when the government starts cutting down a program aimed to feed the hungry, but how far is too far in the name of fiscal reform?The House of Representatives voted to cut $39 billion in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food assistance program, according to an artic...

The social depression network

Alyssa Reynolds | Evergreen Columnist

September 27, 2013


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Eat, sleep, check Facebook.Managing our social media accounts has become second nature in our lives. It has made connecting with family and friends much easier. Although social media has enhanced some aspects of human connection, there is a downside to the very impersonal way we share information with on...

The market for drugs

The market for drugs

Mitch Strang | Evergreen Columnist

September 27, 2013


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The notion of a ‘controlled substance’ is a myth.Coca, the plant that naturally produces cocaine, has been consumed by humans for thousands of years, and humans have ingested marijuana for over 10,000 years, according to Robert O. Keel at the University of Missouri St. Louis. Nearly every civiliz...

The US is unprepared for an EMP strike

Ashley Fisher | Evergreen Columnist

September 25, 2013


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The Obama administration’s response to North Korean and Iranian nuclear threats is way past due.On Dec. 12, 2012, North Korea launched an alleged Unha-3 rocket to put an Earth observation satellite in orbit in what they insisted was part of its peaceful space program, according to an article by the New...

STEM students must hold on until help arrives

Corrine Harris | Evergreen Columnist

September 25, 2013


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As a student majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math, you have a 60 percent chance of dropping out or changing majors, according to a study by the University of Central Florida.The odds are not in your favor.Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education is in dire need of reno...

Investigative fails hurt justice

Alyssa Reynolds | Evergreen Columnist

September 23, 2013


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Amateur investigation freed a previously convicted child murderer.An Arizona woman was released after spending more than 20 years on death row when her conviction was overturned due to a lack of proper criminal procedure. Investigational errors that lead to the obviously guilty receiving their freedom base...

Cops are citizens too, not police-state soldiers

Chelsea Keyes | Evergreen Columnist

September 23, 2013


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Serve and protect, not shoot and ask questions later.Law enforcement officers are authority figures. We seek their help and expect them to solve our problems. Therefore we assume that they would, and should, do the right thing at all times.Although officers are charged with upholding laws, they are not ...

A textbook example of free markets

September 20, 2013


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When most of us hear the word “underground market,” we think of drugs or stolen goods. You would never expect the basis for a peer-to-peer alternative market to be textbooks.From 1986 to 2004, textbook prices have increased by 189 percent, according to a study conducted by the Government Accountab...

Mental health to blame in Navy Yard shooting

Mental health to blame in Navy Yard shooting

September 20, 2013


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By now, the tragic news of the shooting at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., on Monday has likely reached your ears.The most publicized tragedies seem to involve guns: the infamous Columbine incident, the shooting of elementary students at Sandy Hook, the victimization of movie goers in Aurora, C...

Keep College noisy

September 20, 2013


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Pullman, Wash. – the city that never sleeps.Whether it is late nights spent studying or weekend nights spent celebrating, there aren’t enough hours in a day to accommodate the life of a WSU student. So people shouldn’t complain when it gets rowdy on College Hill.College life resembles something ...

Monitoring social media posts

Monitoring social media posts

Alyssa Reynolds | Evergreen Columnist

September 20, 2013


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My Big Brother could beat up your big brother.A California school district found a new approach to tackle cyberbullying by monitoring public posts students make to their social media accounts, and even though this may be construed as an invasion of privacy, it's a good act.Glendale School District hired ...

Married, 8 years old

September 18, 2013


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We shouldn’t wait until tragedy strikes to shed light on an issue; if people had acted, 8-year-old Rawan from Yemen would still be alive.After dying due to internal injuries caused from her wedding night, Yemen’s human rights minister Hooria Mashhour is asking parliament to pass a ban on child marr...

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