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Guest commentary: We’re not all zombies

Guest commentary | Joe Campbell WSU Professor of Philosophy

January 29, 2014


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

Last week, Alfred R. Mele, William H. and Lucyle T. Werkmeister Professor of Philosophy at Florida State University, gave two wonderful presentations at WSU: the Potter Lecture on Thursday, Jan. 23 and another talk that was part of the Foley Institute’s Coffee and Politics series on Friday, Jan. 24. Th...

Obama gambles with wildlife

Josh Babcock | Evergreen columnist

January 29, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In the next few months President Obama will make a decision that, if passed, will be one of the greatest regrets during his presidency; the decision of whether or not to extend TransCanada’s Keystone pipeline right through the middle of the United States.If passed, the Keystone XL oil pipeline wou...

Antibiotics in livestock do more good than harm

Corrine Harris | Evergreen columnist

January 29, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The au courant livestock inquisition of the twenty-first century has arrived, and the U.S. populace is becoming drastically more interested in where animal and livestock products come from. Past inquiries have included the pink slime fiasco, the banning of rBST use in dairy cows, and the mad cow disease scare. The ...

Neutrality for all

Neutrality for all

Ashley Fisher | Evergreen columnist

January 27, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Your account will be charged $0.79 for clicking ‘Play’ on this YouTube video.Confused? Messages and fees like the hypothetical one above may become a real possibility for Internet users in the near future.On Jan. 14, a federal appeals court struck down a Federal Communications Commission ruling meant to preven...

Students are never too young for gun safety

Students are never too young for gun safety

Ashley Fisher | Evergreen Columnist

January 27, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Along with fire safety days and lock down drills, gun-safety courses could soon be taught at Missouri public schools. Last July, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed into law a bill that includes a provision encouraging Missouri schools to teach a National Rifle Association-sponsored gun safety class, according to ...

Wolf population need decreasing

Wolf population need decreasing

Marissa Mararac | Evergreen columnist

January 27, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Kill or be killed, every animal on earth is created for a purpose.All animals have a right to life, but when a species is overpopulating an area actions should be taken to lessen their numbers.At the end of 2012 there were 683 wolves in Idaho, according to Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG). Sinc...

Life can mean death for America’s youth

Josh Babcock | Evergreen columnist

January 24, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Even though juvenile life sentences have been ruled unconstitutional, many of America’s youngest criminals, like 14-year-old Shimeek Gridine, will never see the outside of the prisons where they reside.With states trying to undermine the Supreme Court’s ruling, many more of America’s youth will lik...

Letter to the editor: Do your research before shaming Sherman

Letter to the editor

January 24, 2014


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Editor:I feel like the Wednesday's column "Sherman should just shut up" was very condescending and backed with little to no facts or support.It wrongly portrayed a player who has dedicated days of his time to charities not just in Seattle, but in his home town of Compton, Calif., as well.Chris shoul...

Weeding out the worst

Chelsea Keyes | Evergreen Columnist

January 24, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

There has been a growing debate on whether marijuana or alcohol is more harmful.In the debate over is the lesser of two evils, it is in no question that the damaging impacts of alcohol vastly outweigh the risks of marijuana.Though research has shown that both marijuana and alcohol have negative effec...

Sex sells, it doesn’t sell happiness

Michelle Chan | Evergreen columnist

January 23, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In search for the dream of love and happiness, we’ve forgone intimate love-making in place of commoditized sex.We replaced the passionate embrace with an insatiable appetite for pleasure. We have been tricked by the ideology that sex somehow promises a better life, but we fail to recognize the deep...

A life ruled by machines

Marissa Mararac | Evergreen columnist

January 23, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Machines: friend or foe? The questions our grandparents ask about using electronics can seem silly at times because we, being the technology generation, forget that there once was a time in history when technology did not dictate life.The use of smart phones, Kindles, computers, and iPads have become ...

Anti-gay, pro-bigotry

Corrine Harris | Evergreen columnist

January 23, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Intolerance has become a staple of Russian culture, if Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent defense of a new anti-gay law is any indication.Russia is hardly a stranger to transgressions on human rights. Both the United States and the United Nations pride themselves on recognizing violations of unalie...

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