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Employment before politics

Employment before politics

ASHLEY FISHER | Evergreen columnist

March 7, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

As the saying goes, more money is more problems.Over the last few months, President Barack Obama has publicly stated that raising the federal minimum wage is a top legislative priority.Last January, President Obama called for a $10.10 minimum wage in his State of the Union address. His plan would see ...

In business, beauty is in the eye of the employer

JOSH BABCOCK | Evergreen columnist

March 7, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

While it seems beauty increases the chance of a job in particular industries, what many don’t know is beauty in certain positions may be the only requirement needed.Unfortunately, this form of discrimination has become so popular it has been classified as ‘lookism.’Lookism is, “prejudice or discri...

Letter to the editor: Say yes to tobacco free

Letter to the editor

March 7, 2014


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

After reading the article “Tobacc-no,” I applaud the ASWSU Senate for its efforts toward designating WSU Pullman as a tobacco-free campus.This is the exact type of advocacy that the student government was created for. The Vancouver and Spokane campuses of Washington State University already have ...

Letter to the editor: A misrepresented Dance-A-Thon

Letter to the editor

March 5, 2014


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Editor:On March 1 at 11:59 p.m., students from across campus held each other in a large circle screaming their lungs out to “Don't Stop Believin'.” A minute later they collapsed down, and it might’ve been dramatic, but what else are you supposed to do after dancing for 12 hours?More than 200 danc...

Living under constant surveillance

EVAN PRETZER | Evergreen columnist

March 5, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In the graphic novel “V for Vendetta,” British writer Alan Moore showed readers a horrifying vision of a United Kingdom ruled by an authoritarian government. Free speech was squashed, torture was rampant, and surveillance of the population was widespread in this dark tale from the 1980s.Sensible peo...

Insane in the Ukraine

ASHLEY FISHER | Evergreen columnist

March 5, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Enough bobsledding and ice skating, now it’s time for Russian President Vladimir Putin to partake in his favorite game – war.Less than a week after the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics came to a close, Russia invaded Crimea under the pretense of providing protection to the ethnic Russian and Russian-spea...

Read before you weed

Read before you weed

JOSH BABCOCK | Evergreen columnist

March 3, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I-502 legalized marijuana in Washington state, but the unclear initiative leads some marijuana users into just as much trouble as before.Since the introduction of I-502, many Washington residents lack understanding about the laws surrounding marijuana and are unaware of the initiative’s copious regulations t...

Opting out of classes will result in close-minded students

FLETCHER BAILEY | Evergreen columnist

March 3, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Ignorance is not bliss.State Rep. Rick Brattin of Missouri proposed a bill that would allow parents to pull their children from the evolution theory portion of their school’s biology curriculum.Apparently, developing critical and free-thinking adults is not an educational priority in the state of Missouri.In...

Gold medal winners shouldn’t support the golden arches

SARAH STEGER | Evergreen columnist

February 28, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The Olympic Games have the power to inspire the world.The abilities these athletes possess, including mental toughness, physicality, and athleticism, are qualities we look up to and want to somehow mirror in our own lives. I did exactly that. This entire week I’ve been more motivated when completi...

Can religion and science coexist?

CORRINE HARRIS | Evergreen columnist

February 28, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Many are giving way to the pestilential tide of the trending science vs. religion ideology instead of the science and religion mindset, and in the words of Dante, a single message is worthy: Abandon hope all ye who enter here.Polarized debates between people of religion and scientists have turned th...

Hard to swallow

Hard to swallow

CHELSEA KEYES | Evergreen columnist

February 28, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

A witch’s potent concoction will never compare to those of the daring young adults in the world today.Everyone knows the potential risks of drinking, yet many constantly put themselves in harm’s way.NekNomination is the newest drinking game that originated in Australia but quickly found its way a...

Tough love

CHELSEA KEYES | Evergreen columnist

February 26, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

If you have a child that is constantly acting up you might want to consider physical forms of punishment before they end up on an episode of Beyond Scared Straight.Spanking is a highly debated form of discipline in today’s society.Usually the type of discipline used depends on your child and their actions...

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