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Not-so-Fantastic Four fans revealed

Not-so-Fantastic Four fans revealed

EVAN PRETZER | Evergreen columnist

March 28, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The cast list of an upcoming 20th Century Fox super hero film is causing backlash among fans.Normally nothing from that studio would interest me, but one of the casting choices director Josh Trank made for the Fantastic Four movie caught my eye.For the role of the Human Torch, Trank cast Michael B. J...

Check bags, stop theft

MARISSA MARARAC | Evergreen columnist

March 28, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Shoplifters can be anyone, regardless of appearance.In the nation there are approximately 27 million shoplifters, according to the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention (NASP). That is equivalent to one out of every 11 people.As a counter measure, store owners should be able to check custome...

Elephants don’t forget, but they may soon be forgotten

Elephants don’t forget, but they may soon be forgotten

SARAH STEGER | Evergreen columnist

March 26, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The largest mammal to walk the earth is being murdered: for a tooth.I have loved African elephants for as long as I can remember, but the brutal slaughtering of these beloved creatures is making it harder to envision a future in which they exist.The reason is ivory, an extremely valuable material us...

Feeling the heat

FLETCHER BAILEY | Evergreen columnist

March 26, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

A very convenient falsehood.Over half of America’s population still believes that climate change is not a major threat, according to a Pew Research Center survey of 39 nations in 2013.I ponder over the seemingly few reasons one might deny the very immediate risks associated with a warming world. Not ...

The ban on Tesla Motors sheds light on crooked politics

EVAN PRETZER | Evergreen columnist

March 24, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The home state of Thomas Edison continues to do immense damage to anything tied to Nikola Tesla. On March 11, the state Motor Vehicle Commission in New Jersey banned direct sales of Tesla automobiles, according to ABC News.New Jersey has now joined Texas and Arizona in a trinity of innovation strangulatio...

Space jam

Ashley Fisher | Evergreen columnist

March 24, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

There are two possibilities for life on earth: either we’re alone in the universe or we’re not. Each prospect is equally terrifying. However, we may be one step closer to discovering which one is true. More than 400 years ago, Galileo discovered Europa, the sixth-closest moon to the planet Jupiter. Since its discovery, s...

There’s a difference between entitled and racist

FLETCHER BAILEY | Evergreen columnist

March 14, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Black people love fried chicken.E! News has released an article reporting concerns of racism regarding a KFC advertisement from South Africa that’s causing domestic outrage. The ad depicts a young black girl finding cultural refuge in a Bangkok KFC restaurant.Backlash from the ad seems to be the res...

Letter to the editor: Gaining attention for all the wrong reasons

Letter to the editor

March 14, 2014


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Editor:First, let me thank you for putting a crossword in almost every issue this semester. That being said, it is the only reason I pick up the paper in the morning – aside from the police blotter, of course. Sarcasm aside, the lack of any actual news is a huge disappointment. At present, the world w...

Kids are not to be used as political toys

Kids are not to be used as political toys

EVAN PRETZER | Evergreen columnist

March 14, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Last week in New York, former City Councilor Eva S. Moskowitz did something terrible at the 22 private schools she now runs in four of the five boroughs. She did not beat any children and she also did not set any youngsters on fire in a school-wide assembly. No, what Moskowitz did was far less violent...

Lights, camera, activists

CORRINE HARRIS | Evergreen columnist

March 14, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In the midst of cruelty to animals, the dilemma of the modern animal rights activist comes to light. The choice between calling the police and filming an undercover documentary at the expense of the animals seems to be a tough one, making the only innocent party in animal cruelty the animals themselve...

Not a Barbie girl

Not a Barbie girl

ASHLEY FISHER | Evergreen columnist

March 12, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Barbie vs. Lammily – who will win the manufactured girl fight?Last summer, digital artist Nickolay Lamm designed images of a doll that reflected proportions of average female bodies. In contrast to the current design of the Barbie doll, Lamm used the measurements of an average 19-year-old woman fr...

Students need to clean up their act

Students need to clean up their act

JOSH BABCOCK | Evergreen columnist

March 12, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

From sticky puddles to spilled drinks, gum stuck to the bottom of tables and names engraved into desks; chances are, if you’re a student at WSU you've seen the places on campus that look like this.When it comes to a clean study environment many students at WSU can’t seem to escape high school.It...

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