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A 30-day sentence for rape is a travesty

Ashley Lynn Fisher | Evergreen Columnist

September 30, 2013


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America’s justice system has failed an innocent victim once again.Stacey Rambold, a former Montana high school teacher, was released from prison last Thursday after serving a 30-day sentence for raping a 14-year-old student who later committed suicide. This is an insult to the victim’s family an...

Involving yourself in college makes all the difference

Involving yourself in college makes all the difference

Michelle Chan | Evergreen Columnist

September 30, 2013


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Surrounded by a sea of unfamiliar faces, you were once, or are, a freshman—the new kid on the block. You probably felt shy; you might have found it a little difficult to make the connection between yourself and the person beside you. You were a small fish in the big pond.But, in college there are pl...

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...

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 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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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