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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


Filed under Columns

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


Filed under Letters to the Editor

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...

Punish kids by detention, not detainment

Marissa Mararac | Evergreen Columnist

October 21, 2013


Filed under Columns

When we think about crime, the first thoughts that usually come to mind are robberies, murders or even speeding on the freeway. However, children are being arrested for crimes that lack the same level of unlawfulness.Children 13 years old or younger are being arrested and taken into custody by authorities for actions suc...

See you in February

See you in February

Dominique Wald | Evergreen Columnist

October 18, 2013


Filed under Columns

Well, it’s finally over.After 16 days of back and forth debates, a deal was struck to raise the debt ceiling and end the government shutdown. But all Americans really gained from this debacle was a deeper distaste for our government.The deal will fund the government through Jan. 15 and raise the $1...

The mental health stigma prevents help from being sought

Alyssa Reynolds | Evergreen Columnist

October 18, 2013


Filed under Columns

The social stigma against mental illness kicks those who suffer from it while they’re down.Huge strides have been made in accepting social issues that people wouldn't talk about 20 years ago. However, we still have a long way to go on a specific topics, specifically mental illness. A better understa...

Weighing ethics and audience, choosing integrity

Christine Rushton Evergreen Editor-in-Chief

October 18, 2013


Filed under Editorials

It stares you in the face as you walk by the distribution box, by the coffee counter and by the front of the bus. Filled with headlines, photos and stories, the front page of The Daily Evergreen invites readers into the news of our community.On yesterday’s front, the centerpiece photo with the sto...

Organs for sale

Organs for sale

Chelsea Keyes | Evergreen Columnist

October 16, 2013


Filed under Columns

Your new eyes might be Chinese.Organ donors are usually selfless individuals that are willing to give up a piece of themselves, in life or death, in order for someone else to live. On the other hand, victims of the ghastly and macabre crime of organ harvesting are unwilling and involuntary ‘donors,’...

GMOs aren’t harmful

October 16, 2013


Filed under Letters to the Editor

Editor:The GMO article left me confused about why the author really wants Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) to be labeled. It repeatedly stated that the consumer has a right to know where their food comes from. I agree with this. Unfortunately, there are few laws that regard informing consumers where...

Big business exemption

October 16, 2013


Filed under Letters to the Editor

Editor:Regarding the recent column about the shutdown, some say that the GOP is stonewalling a law that has been passed, but they fail to mention that in reality the Republicans are not stonewalling the law as it was passed. Obama said the rich would pay their fair share, yet exempted big business from ObamaCar...

Idaho wants you to eat your fugitive dust

Idaho wants you to eat your fugitive dust

Corrine Harris | Evergreen Columnist

October 16, 2013


Filed under Columns

The average fee for producing dust in Idaho is $2,313.33.Run-of-the-mill dust does not carry such a phenomenal price tag, but “fugitive dust” does. According to the Idaho Department of Environmental Science (IDEQ), fugitive dust is particulate matter suspended in the air due to human activities, such a...

Major League Soccer is just as important as NFL

October 14, 2013


Filed under Letters to the Editor

Editor:The few times I have seen articles in The Daily Evergreen about sports outside of Pullman, they have been about the Seahawks. I’ve wondered why other regional sports aren’t also covered. For the sports section to receive my best regards, it needs to include more than just Pete Carroll and R...

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