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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 ...

Letter to the editor: Organic milk not what it’s cracked up to be

Letter to the editor

January 15, 2014


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the author,  I have to say, it is rare to find a columnist that knows how to dissect the "organic" argument, especially in such a scientifically substantiated and readable way.  I grew up on and now own an all grass fed cattle ranch and when people say that I should convert to organic I want to ...

Acting as the ears, serving as the voice

By Calley Hair Editor-in-chief

January 13, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Our front page declares, “The student voice of Washington State University.” Is it just me, or is that a little presumptuous?Who are we to unequivocally and irrefutably declare ourselves the voice of every single Cougar? By the nature of the industry, all newspapers run the risk of slipping into...

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 ...

West Coast is catching the Eastern teams in the world of sports

December 6, 2013


Filed under Letters to the Editor

Editor:As a response to the article “East coast teams struggling to exert dominance,” I’d like to say that the East Coast has dominated the sporting world for quite some time. Fortunately, for us lowly and humble West Coaster's, it's not so farfetched to say that the West is catching up.Take a look at...

Androids dream of our jobs

Androids dream of our jobs

Chelsea Keyes | Evergreen Columnist

December 6, 2013


Filed under Columns

The new gadgets you adore might just replace you.As various forms of advanced technology improve, robotic machines are taking on the larger role of societal tasks, which makes us physically, environmentally and socially dependent on them.The most startling and recent innovation in the robotics world is...

America’s dark history of eugenics can’t be forgotten

Michelle Chan | Evergreen Columnist

December 6, 2013


Filed under Columns

Somewhere, hidden in that closet at the end of the hall, America’s got a nasty skeleton tucked away—the kind of dark secret most of us don’t wish to bring up in conversation. But, as citizens of our dearly beloved nation, we’re more than just entitled to know the whole truth.The eugenic movem...

Impersonating heroes

Impersonating heroes

Corrine Harris | Evergreen Columnist

December 4, 2013


Filed under Columns

Pets on campus may be a dream come true for animal lovers, but for the owners of service dogs it is rapidly turning into a nightmare.The national epidemic of fake service dogs is growing as the market for fake disability vests and certificates becomes Internet-accessible, according to the Huffington ...

Equality is in the salary

Michelle Chan | Evergreen Columnist

December 4, 2013


Filed under Columns

The first step toward equality comes from society and from within the work place.With more women entering male dominated fields, the gap between the genders is gradually narrowing. However, we’re not out of the woods quite yet.Women are kept as social prisoners, tucked away within the domestic spher...

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