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Turn the lights on our high school sex education

Dominique Wald | Evergreen Columnist

October 29, 2013


Filed under Columns

When it comes to sex education, students face a great disservice.The quality of sex education students are receiving is inexcusable. According to the National Conference of State Legislature, only 19 states require their curriculum to be medically, factually or technically accurate.It’s a scary tho...

Slavery still exists in the form of human trafficking

Chelsea Keyes | Evergreen Columnist

October 29, 2013


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The Emancipation Proclamation may have been issued in 1863, but tens of millions still wear chains.Human traffickers are greedy, selfish and cruel.The abhorrent practice of human trafficking forces people into slavery, and is a violation of human rights. It is a growing issue in many parts of the wor...

Drinking obligations

Chris Morgan | director, ASWSU Student Legal Services

October 29, 2013


Filed under Guest Commentaries

Washington State University is no stranger to the binge drinking culture that has persisted across college campuses for the last several decades.The struggle between the government, college administrators, police and students over the use and abuse of alcohol is no less intensified now than in years p...

New marijuana law leaves smokers and enforcers hazy

New marijuana law leaves smokers and enforcers hazy

Mitch Strang | Evergreen Columnist

October 28, 2013


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Your ordinary marijuana smoking session results in 20 to 40 times the legal driving limit.Implementing the new marijuana law has been controversial as well as confusing for law enforcement on local and federal levels.While possession of up to one ounce of marijuana is now legal, it is still illegal to gro...

Know your rights

Know your rights

Mitch Strang | Evergreen Columnist

October 28, 2013


Filed under Columns

Don’t let police tactics manipulate you into giving up your constitutional rights.As U.S. citizens we are guaranteed certain rights under the Constitution, rights that all Americans should know. Too often, students at WSU are approached by police officers while on foot, questioned and eventually arres...

Legal does not mean healthy

Legal does not mean healthy

Chelsea Keyes | Evergreen Columnist

October 25, 2013


Filed under Columns

Legal does not mean safe.The most commonly abused drugs are tobacco, stimulants and depressants. Although these drugs are in fact legal, they are a continuous cause of health issues and users should be aware of their side effects. Educate yourself. If you suspect that you, or someone you know, have symp...

Asking questions, answering issues

Editorial Board

October 24, 2013


Filed under Editorials

Liquor, laws and learning.Part of The Daily Evergreen's responsibility as the student voice for WSU includes actively addressing ongoing issues on our campus and in our city. After speaking with students, community members and campus leaders, the shared concern for understanding the medical, legal ...

Anti-Coug myth busting

Beau Baily | Evergreen Columnist

October 23, 2013


Filed under Columns

College rivalry is a great thing.There is no better feeling than defeating the University of Washington and watching them suffer. Whether it is sports, academics, raising money for charity, a game of cards, or beating someone to a parking spot, competition always exists between the two institutions.Cre...

Don’t curse cursive; it makes you smarter

Marissa Mararac | Evergreen Columnist

October 23, 2013


Filed under Columns

Reminisce back to third grade, to when the achieved loop of an uppercase “B” in cursive meant you had succeeded in class.For many elementary students, that achievement will cease to exist. Since 2010, a total of 45 states are on board with the Common Core Standards Curriculum, according to the Co...

Shuttle service made available for Halloween

October 23, 2013


Filed under Letters to the Editor

Editor:We would like to offer additional information to supplement that which was provided in Monday's letter to the editor concerning game day parking for the Oct. 31 home football game.It is correct that WSU parking permit holders will need to vacate their parking lots by 1 p.m. that day. However, a free sh...

More than just a business

More than just a business

Michelle Chan | Evergreen Columnist

October 21, 2013


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Puppies, kittens and birds for sale, batteries not included.Many of us welcome companion animals into our homes as members of our family. Nearly 68 percent of households within the United States own a pet. Last year spending on pets totaled $53.33 billion, a 4.7 percent increase from the previous year...

Letter to the editor: WSU can’t grind to a halt for a football game

October 21, 2013


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Editor:I was frustrated and disappointed when I heard that class would be canceled for the Thursday game at the end of October. While I understand the logic of the decision (I'm sure most undergrads are thrilled at the idea of a Halloween pre-funk in the form of Cougar football), I was dismayed to th...

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