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The ban on Tesla Motors sheds light on crooked politics

EVAN PRETZER | Evergreen columnist

March 24, 2014

The home state of Thomas Edison continues to do immense damage to anything tied to Nikola Tesla. On March 11, the state Motor Vehicle Commission in New Jersey banned direct sales of Tesla automobiles, according to ABC News.New Jersey has now joined Texas and Arizona in a trinity of innovation strangulatio...

Space jam

Ashley Fisher | Evergreen columnist

March 24, 2014

There are two possibilities for life on earth: either we’re alone in the universe or we’re not. Each prospect is equally terrifying. However, we may be one step closer to discovering which one is true. More than 400 years ago, Galileo discovered Europa, the sixth-closest moon to the planet Jupiter. Since its discovery, s...

There’s a difference between entitled and racist

FLETCHER BAILEY | Evergreen columnist

March 14, 2014

Black people love fried chicken.E! News has released an article reporting concerns of racism regarding a KFC advertisement from South Africa that’s causing domestic outrage. The ad depicts a young black girl finding cultural refuge in a Bangkok KFC restaurant.Backlash from the ad seems to be the res...

Letter to the editor: Gaining attention for all the wrong reasons

Letter to the editor

March 14, 2014

Editor:First, let me thank you for putting a crossword in almost every issue this semester. That being said, it is the only reason I pick up the paper in the morning – aside from the police blotter, of course. Sarcasm aside, the lack of any actual news is a huge disappointment. At present, the world w...

Kids are not to be used as political toys

Kids are not to be used as political toys

EVAN PRETZER | Evergreen columnist

March 14, 2014

Last week in New York, former City Councilor Eva S. Moskowitz did something terrible at the 22 private schools she now runs in four of the five boroughs. She did not beat any children and she also did not set any youngsters on fire in a school-wide assembly. No, what Moskowitz did was far less violent...

Lights, camera, activists

CORRINE HARRIS | Evergreen columnist

March 14, 2014

In the midst of cruelty to animals, the dilemma of the modern animal rights activist comes to light. The choice between calling the police and filming an undercover documentary at the expense of the animals seems to be a tough one, making the only innocent party in animal cruelty the animals themselve...

Not a Barbie girl

Not a Barbie girl

ASHLEY FISHER | Evergreen columnist

March 12, 2014

Barbie vs. Lammily – who will win the manufactured girl fight?Last summer, digital artist Nickolay Lamm designed images of a doll that reflected proportions of average female bodies. In contrast to the current design of the Barbie doll, Lamm used the measurements of an average 19-year-old woman fr...

Students need to clean up their act

Students need to clean up their act

JOSH BABCOCK | Evergreen columnist

March 12, 2014

From sticky puddles to spilled drinks, gum stuck to the bottom of tables and names engraved into desks; chances are, if you’re a student at WSU you've seen the places on campus that look like this.When it comes to a clean study environment many students at WSU can’t seem to escape high school.It...

Letter to the editor: Trying to plant the seed for vegetarians

Letter to the editor

March 12, 2014

Editor:I understand that the opinion section is just that – opinion. But Marissa Mararac’s piece against vegetarians, “Score for carnivores,” is so misinformed that I decided I needed to write in and share some facts.First of all, yes, Vitamin B12 is not found in plants and is found in meat. Howev...

Letter to the editor: A vegetarian lifestyle can be healthy

Letter to the editor

March 12, 2014

Editor: As the president and founder of VegWSU, our school's new plant-based diet club, I feel that the opinions expressed in the March 10 article “Score for the carnivores” were poorly supported and the lifestyle was misrepresented.First of all, the article suggests that iron, zinc and B12 are onl...

Powell and Farmer best suited to serve the Cougs

Evergreen editorial board

March 10, 2014

A proactive platform may be just what the student body of Washington State University needs. The Daily Evergreen editorial board sat down with the candidates running in this year’s ASWSU executive elections. After deliberation, the Evergreen is proud to endorse Jared Powell and LaKecia Farmer for ASWS...

Fracking will lead to disaster

Fracking will lead to disaster

EVAN PRETZER | Evergreen columnist

March 10, 2014

On Feb. 24, VICE reported that Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson joined a lawsuit to prevent a fracking water tower from being built near his estate in Texas. The CEO of a major energy company is trying to stop energy development in his neighborhood. The phrase “not in my backyard” has never seemed...

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