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Letter to the editor: The term “church” is not all-encompassing

Letter to the editor

May 2, 2014

Editor:Thank you for publishing Evan Pretzer’s column on proposed legislation in South Carolina in his piece “Separation of education.”While I agree over throwing one ruler of education for another is not a viable solution, I strongly disagree with your continued use of “church” as an all-en...

Being a president, not a saint

EVAN PRETZER | Evergreen columnist

May 2, 2014

California, a state that is simultaneously wonderful and yet so terrible at the same time. For every ridiculously attractive Asian woman that would talk to me, there are six gang members who would cut off my thumbs and put them in a jar.According to CBS Sacramento, Lawmakers in the Golden State passed a...

Back to the Bush era with No Child Left Behind

ASHLEY FISHER | Evergreen columnist

May 2, 2014

Education has taken another hit from superficial federal requirements – despite the fact that it could have been avoided.The U.S. Department of Education announced on April 24 that Washington will be the first state to lose its waiver from the No Child Left Behind Act, according to an article by The...

Separation of education

EVAN PRETZER | Evergreen columnist

April 30, 2014

South Carolina. I don’t know much about the state. I do know it’s most famous for being the home of Stephen Colbert and Governor Mark “Appalachian Trail” Sanford. The state also has a third claim to fame: insane politicians.Last Friday, Raw Story reported on Ray Moore and one of his bright id...

Stereotyping in the new Boondocks

FLETCHER BAILEY | Evergreen columnist

April 30, 2014

“I’m sick of women singing about broke men, sick of men singing about loose women, sick of award shows, sick of name-brand clothes… From this moment forth I stand as the antithesis of black popular culture.”These were some of the first words I read from my all-time favorite character Huey Freeman, from my al...

Build bonds, not barriers

Build bonds, not barriers

BRYAN ALLEN | Evergreen columnist

April 30, 2014

Chuck Hagel made his first trip to China as defense secretary on Tuesday, April 8, bringing kind words of cooperation, flowery praises for a growing economy, and something else — a stark warning.President Obama and Secretary Hagel have both reaffirmed U.S. commitments to Japanese territorial integrity under NATO’s ...

India needs moderation for Modi

BRYAN ALLEN | Evergreen columnist

April 28, 2014

With Barack Obama’s recent remarks characterizing Russia as a “regional power” and the strategic rebalance directed at Asia, it should come as no surprise the next moves must involve India.Often called the world’s largest democracy, this growing nation faces threats from all sides. Fortunately, U.S. policy m...

Real heroes don’t require an audience

MICHELLE CHAN | Evergreen columnist

April 28, 2014

We can pick our battles, but our battles shouldn't be chosen for the trophy of social praise and recognition.In August of 2013, the CEO of advertising company RadiumOne, Gurbaksh Chahal allegedly threatened to kill his girlfriend Juliet Kakish and delivered 117 blows to her head after uncovering her ...

Shaken or stirred

ASHLEY FISHER | Evergreen columnist

April 28, 2014

Care for a glass of rum? Just add water.  We’ve seen it done before with instant coffee, juices and teas. However, inventor Mark Phillips has revolutionized our previous ideas about alcohol with his new invention Palcohol.  Palcohol is basically a powdered version of alcohol, and comes in the va...

Cutting the cord

Cutting the cord

FLETCHER BAILEY | Evergreen columnist

April 25, 2014

Netflix and Hulu are starting to kill cable, according to the Huffington Post.Are they, really?The pending Comcast-Time Warner merger that would give Comcast dominion over 60 percent of America’s households, according to Forbes, says otherwise.Now, the cable industry is just a series of local monop...

Letter to the editor: Keep it green when disposing electronics

Letter to the editor

April 25, 2014

Editor:As yet another semester draws to a close the time of hurried room cleanouts and dumpster filling is rapidly approaching. This year, as you dispose of your unwanted detritus accumulated over the past year, please make a concerted effort to recycle your unwanted electronic items.In this modern age o...

Pets in college: no animal should be left behind

MARISSA MARARAC | Evergreen columnist

April 25, 2014

My grandfather had a dog while I was growing up, and he treated his dog as if it were his kin.When I was 11 my parents bought my brother and I a dog, and my parents treated our dog the same way my grandfather treated his.I was taught at a young age that pets are family, and you do not abandon family.In c...

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