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Fleeing the dorms

NOHELANI QUIGTAR | Evergreen columnist

February 10, 2014

A shocking number of people look at a bustling laundry room as a miniature department store where everything is free for the taking.And they’re wrong.This is a major problem in the residence halls on campus. It’s why some students can’t wait to move into apartments, where they can do their laund...

Common core disaster

ASHLEY FISHER | Evergreen columnist

February 10, 2014

With hardly any attention from the media or the public, an initiative that largely dismantles local and state control of school curriculum has passed in 45 states.The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a set of national education standards that detail the skills K-12 students should possess in English la...

Foreign student payroll struggles

SARAH STEGER | Evergreen columnist

February 10, 2014

For international students, it’s not so much about getting the job as it is holding onto it.I initially applied to be a reporter at The Daily Evergreen in mid-2013, but after I wrote my first few stories I was told that getting me onto payroll had become an issue and that I would not be allowed to...

Right to discriminate

MARISSA MARARAC | Evergreen columnist

February 10, 2014

In this day and age, it is getting harder to accommodate every person’s sense of equality.Aside from Oregon voting on whether to become the 18th state to allow same-sex marriage, Oregon may also vote on whether the state should let companies have the option to refuse to work those weddings. The refus...

Residence halls to apartments, pros and cons

MARISSA MARARAC | Evergreen columnist

February 10, 2014

As college students we have all had the pleasure of experiencing the life of residence halls. Whether you lived in Olympia Avenue, Community/Duncan Dunn, Northside, or Regents, each option presents their fair share of pros and cons.Most would say that leaving residence hall life is freeing and enjoyable...

Apartment cooking made easy

MAXWELL REISTER | Evergreen columnist

February 10, 2014

Cooking in ApartmentlandStudents freshly hatched from the incubation of the residence halls must consider many qualities when looking for a new nest. Apartments are a popular choice, and those considering moving into that northeastern quadrant of our fair city known as Apartmentland would do well to r...

Five commandments to being a good roommate

Five commandments to being a good roommate

CHELSEA KEYES | Evergreen columnist

February 10, 2014

It is one thing to hear your parents complain about your habits, but you don’t realize what you’re doing until your roommate is the one doing it back to you.Living in a residence hall grants you the opportunity to live and spend most of your college years around people you are meeting for the first...

Baked, not fried

Baked, not fried

CORRINE HARRIS | Evergreen columnist

February 7, 2014

What do spoiled Nesquik chocolate powder, old french fries, and excess cannabis have in common? As cheap byproducts, they have all been fed to livestock during the ever-constant struggle to come up with more economical diets.Devising animal diets is not for the faint of heart and requires a degree of c...

An undeserved boost for a corrupt agency

ASHLEY FISHER | Evergreen columnist

February 7, 2014

You didn’t enjoy having your inappropriate behavior at a national agency put under public spotlight? Here, have a bonus check.After an extremely controversial year, the Internal Revenue Service decided that the only reasonable response would be to reinstate its employee bonuses for fiscal 2013.It is ...

Think before you ink

JOSH BABCOCK | Evergreen columnist

February 5, 2014

Before you sit down in a tattoo parlor chair, remember what state you are in- if it’s Idaho, anyone who has the money to purchase a business license can be a tattoo artist.The law is not the same for all states, as reported by a local Connecticut newspaper, the Waterford Patch. More than forty states...

You should hate the Olympics

EVAN PRETZER | Evergreen Columnist

February 5, 2014

This Friday, the 2014 Winter Olympics will begin in Sochi, Russia. Athletes from all over the world will come to compete in the Caucasus region. Gold medals will be won, fame will be found and, as always, the problems generated by this global event will be ignored.The International Olympic Committee...

Don’t target petty crime

Don’t target petty crime

MICHELLE CHAN | Evergreen columnist

February 5, 2014

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...

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