The Daily Evergreen

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...

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...

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...

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,’...

Obama is not the one to blame for shutdown

October 14, 2013


Filed under Letters to the Editor

Editor:Wednesday’s "Thanks Obama" column targeted the entirely wrong person responsible for the shutdown, not to mention it contained some misinformation. Mount Vernon was mistakenly closed and reopened shortly thereafter, specifically because it's not federal property.First off, the GOP is currently s...

A compromise with Iran could prevent war

Mitch Strang | Evergreen Columnist

October 14, 2013


Filed under Columns

With Iran, it’s a matter of percentages.The United States, Britain, France, Russia, China, and Germany have unsuccessfully negotiated with Iran for years regarding its nuclear program.  A new strategy, one that involves a compromise, needs to be implemented.If you have watched the news at all in t...

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...

We should know when it’s a GMO

Dominique Wald | Evergreen Columnist

October 14, 2013


Filed under Columns

Grocery shopping is about to get a lot more interesting.Initiative 522, which will require labels be put on food products that have been genetically modified, goes before Washington voters on Nov. 5.The proposal has sparked a debate between food activists and food manufacturers, who believe that this initiat...

Adopt a Cougar dad

Dominique Wald | Evergreen Columnist

October 11, 2013


Filed under Columns

I n most cases being the third wheel is usually something one should avoid, but on Dad’s Weekend, embrace it.Every year as many students welcome their fathers with open arms, a handful of students are saddened by the fact that their dads can’t participate in the year’s festivities.Fear not, lonely Cou...

I learned everything I needed about Cougar pride from my dad

Beau Baily | Evergreen Columnist

October 11, 2013


Filed under Columns

What does it mean to be a Cougar?A satisfying answer to this question has long been searched for. The general consensus is that there is no explanation. It just gets in your blood and after time it just becomes a part of you for the rest of your life, whether you like it or not. Outsiders never understand ...

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