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Chipotle twisted farming reality

MICHELLE CHAN | Evergreen columnist

April 1, 2014

Exploding cows and sinister, money-craving farmers don't exactly line up with anyone's idea of the perfect farm.And there's no reason to depict the industry in such a heinous light.Despite all, companies like Chipotle play the hero in ‘revealing’ supposed truths about the commercial farm. This, of cou...

Internships: sink or swim

MARISSA MARARAC | Evergreen columnist

April 1, 2014

As we ready ourselves to leave the perfect preparation world known as college, we should expect success rather than failure.Due to the economy, it has never been harder for college graduates to receive the jobs they’ve been studying for.Many college graduates are taking low-wage or part-time positio...

What’s the catch? Commercial fishing hurts sea-dwelling mammals

FLETCHER BAILEY | Evergreen columnist

April 1, 2014

When it comes to purchasing seafood, buy American for a global purpose.Since the age of seven, I’ve retained an inexplicable affinity for dolphins. Maybe it's the way they address each other by name, as National Geographic reports.Apparently, though, some foreign fisheries don’t share my penchan...

Saudi Arabia not a friend of the U.S.

EVAN PRETZER | Evergreen columnist

March 31, 2014

VICE News published a depressing story March 14 about some Saudi royalty. Surprisingly enough, it was not another story of a maid being abused by a princess.Instead, the second wife of King Abdullah went public with claims that her four daughters have been held captive and forcibly drugged for over ...

Letter to the editor: Lack of understanding in a scientific discussion

Letter to the editor

March 31, 2014

Editor:I read Friday's column regarding the defense of the cattle industry, "Drought Bout," and it made me so furious I had to respond.In the interest of full disclosure let me start by saying for lunch today I ate a Coug Burger, which for those of you who don't know, includes both cow and pig.It was del...

Zzu-sucks

JOSH BABCOCK | Evergreen columnist

March 31, 2014

Students at WSU can’t escape the frustration we all know as Zzusis.Despite the university’s strides to improve how Zzusis functions, almost two years after Zzusis’ implementation students still have trouble using the system.With all the confusion, WSU’s consideration of other systems to replace...

Helping the homeless shouldn’t be a crime

ASHLEY FISHER | Evergreen columnist

March 31, 2014

Add, “feeding the hungry” and “being homeless” to the growing list of activities the government bans you from doing.Earlier this month, police stopped a minister from Birmingham, Ala., from serving homeless individuals meals from his food truck. Minister Rick Wood said the police forced him to...

Not-so-Fantastic Four fans revealed

Not-so-Fantastic Four fans revealed

EVAN PRETZER | Evergreen columnist

March 28, 2014

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

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...

Drought bout

Drought bout

CORRINE HARRIS | Evergreen columnist

March 28, 2014

The severity of the current drought in the United States ranges across the board, but the idea that livestock water consumption is the be all and end all of humanity’s water footprint has surfaced with an exceptional intensity.Animal agriculture is receiving the brunt of the blame for excessive and ...

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

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

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 ...

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