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Foreign in location, not in lifestyle

JOSH BABCOCK | Evergreen columnist

April 15, 2014

Extremists. Violence. Terrorism. It’s unfortunate, but in America we associate these words with a place and it’s quite clear what part of the world we’re talking about.Although many Americans know about the Middle East through Western media coverage of war, the truth is most of those residing in th...

A wider warzone

A wider warzone

BRYAN ALLEN | Evergreen columnist

April 15, 2014

In the years since protests initiated in 2011, Syria has become host to a great number of factions vying for economic and political power within the embattled nation. Support for rebel factions can be seen originating from countries both near and far—including the United States, Saudi Arabia, Qata...

P.S. I Don’t Love You

P.S. I Don’t Love You

MICHELLE CHAN | Evergreen columnist

April 14, 2014

The way “The Notebook” begins mirrors the way many abusive relationships end.In opening scenes of the beloved film, Noah, the male protagonist, pursues Allie despite her initial but persistent refusal. He even goes as far as to risk his life and threaten suicide for a date with her. Despite his ...

Don’t overlook the advantages of student employment

Francis McNeilly, Staff Assistant-Federal Work Study, Fin Aid | Guest commentary

April 14, 2014

With national student employment week upon us, what benefit does student employment have?  First, it is an escape from academics. Students have a chance to learn valuable job skills outside of the classroom and have a breather from being buried in books, paper, homework and computer screens.Organiz...

Room to grow: the fine line between eccentric and excellent

EVAN PRETZER | Evergreen columnist

April 11, 2014

It’s that time again: Mom’s Weekend.Soon, Cougar women from all over will descend to Pullman. Luxury cars will stretch as far as the eye can see and new tales of debauchery will be made and then whispered about at Valhalla for years to come.In the spirit of this time of year, I must admit I stru...

Lessons from a mother

MARISSA MARARAC | Evergreen columnist

April 11, 2014

They changed our diapers when we were young, made our lunches every morning to take to school, cried when we were dropped off at college, and have been our inspiration since day one.                                                             “They” are our mothers and the best role models we have in life.If it weren’t for our moms teaching us right from wrong ...

Destroying history

EVAN PRETZER | Evergreen columnist

April 11, 2014

I had a lot of formative and terrible experiences in high school: my first B, more than one bully, the odd romantic dalliance and countless lunches from 7-Eleven.The one positive memory I have of that time in my life was history. Through the exemplary work of grossly underpaid educators, I found a lov...

Not all superheroes wear capes

SARAH STEGER | Evergreen columnist

April 11, 2014

Do you have someone who is there for you no matter what? Someone who never judges you and knows you better than you know yourself? Someone who is forever devoted to you and loves you unconditionally? I do, and that someone is my mom.And gentlemen, she’s single.To me, single mothers are women who ca...

Study abroad, not party abroad

MICHELLE CHAN | Evergreen columnist

April 11, 2014

International study abroad programs provide students with the opportunity to observe cultures outside of the United States and to exchange ideas with the local people.About 283,000 students in the United States choose to study abroad, according to the National Association of Foreign Student Advisors...

What about the momma’s boys?

MICHELLE CHAN | Evergreen columnist

April 11, 2014

Well, it's that time of year again.Since 1927, Mom's Weekend has given students the opportunity to bond with the special woman in their lives.As an ode to our mothers, the university hosts a variety of activities and showcases to entice parents to visit their children and the campus. For the duration o...

Mythbusting over Mom’s Weekend

Mythbusting over Mom’s Weekend

FLETCHER BAILEY | Evergreen columnist

April 11, 2014

Welcome to Cougar country, Cougar moms.Mom’s Weekend here at Washington State University is a featured campus event. Three days filled with crafts, big-name shows, and family fun are a sure-thing every time Mom’s Weekend rolls around.But what happens when those days turn to night? If you ask any...

Entertainment steps up for mom

JOSH BABCOCK | Evergreen columnist

April 11, 2014

At many universities, Mom’s Weekend is a small, nearly unnoticed event. At WSU, Mom’s Weekend is a university tradition that has lasted for more than 30 years and is one of the school’s most celebrated occasions.If you look at what other universities plan for their students’ parents, the signif...

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