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Accepting a terrifying reality

Accepting a terrifying reality

EVAN PRETZER | Evergreen columnist

February 25, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The government agency whose officers once detained a man for wearing Google Glass in a theatre is at it again. The Department of Homeland Security recently proposed a national license plate tracking system and then dropped the idea a few days later, according to The Washington Post. This got me thinking...

WSU should bring back dance major

WSU should bring back dance major

MARISSA MARARAC | Evergreen columnist

February 24, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

During our years of education we learn to express our talents and individuality through writing, music, sports, and sometimes through our pre-requisite studies.Students who major in music express themselves through their songs and instruments, and athletes show their passion through the sports they pla...

PETA works to stop animal abuse

Daphna Nachminovitch, PETA Cruelty Investigations Department vice president | Guest commentary

February 24, 2014


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

I'll never forget the frigid December night when PETA's fieldworkers found Noel. While many people were celebrating the holidays with their families inside their cozy homes, this sweet, sad dog was tethered to a thorny bush, shivering violently.Scabs and sores covered her ears and tail, and she didn'...

Not apathetic, just tired

Not apathetic, just tired

CORRINE HARRIS | Evergreen columnist

February 24, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The current generation of college-aged students has earned a reputation based on apathy, but apathy might just be mistaken for 21st-century pragmatism. It’s true that our generation is not overwhelmingly characterized by vocal activism and loud outrage. However, a lack of vehement indignation should...

Land of the free?

ASHLEY FISHER | Evergreen columnist

February 21, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Referring to the United States of America as "the land of the free" has never been a less accurate statement.Each year, Reporters Without Borders ranks 180 countries in order of how well they safeguard press freedom.The press advocacy group analyzes countries on criteria such as official abuse, and ...

Letter to the editor: You will be missed

Letter to the editor

February 21, 2014


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Editor:On Wednesday we learned of the death of Scott Stratton. I was privileged to have taken his History 110 class last semester, and I was taking History 111 with him this spring semester of 2014.The snow has fallen down on Pullman again, but this time it seems colder somehow.With the death of Stratto...

Wasted food is wasted food, regardless of where it ends up

SARAH STEGER | Evergreen columnist

February 21, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

On campus the choices of where to eat are endless, but are these privileges merely filling our bellies or are they making us spoiled as well?Every time you throw food out because you are full or don’t like its taste, you’re wasting food.Students at WSU are fortunate enough to have catering servic...

Letter to the editor: Memories of professor Stratton

Letter to the editor

February 21, 2014


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Editor:I was shocked and dismayed at the news of professor Stratton's death.Just a few weeks ago, we had email correspondence concerning letters of recommendation. It seems unreal.He taught my history seminar my senior year at WSU, and I remember him being so kind, gentle, helpful, and engaging. In...

Comcastrophe

Comcastrophe

EVAN PRETZER | Evergreen columnist

February 19, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Earlier this month, Bloomberg broke the news that Comcast made a deal to acquire Time Warner Cable for about $45 billion in stock.This team-up will screw over millions of people in more ways than one. Normally, I don’t see any problems with business like this, but if you take a closer look you will ...

Zookeepers need a lesson in caring for animals

Zookeepers need a lesson in caring for animals

JOSH BABCOCK | Evergreen columnist

February 19, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

If you want to see the unhappiest animals in the world you should take a trip to the zoo.Not only are these animals confined to small cages outside of their natural habitat, but more zoos are becoming known for their lack of care for their animals. With animal neglect on the rise, harsher restrictions ne...

Give it a shot

MARISSA MARARAC | Evergreen columnist

February 18, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

No morning is ever complete without a hot cup of joe. That one cup can do more than start your day off right; it can also help to keep your health on the right path.While the amount of coffee consumed varies per person, it’s no surprise that a vast majority of college students drink coffee like there...

Letter to the editor: Throw the Cougs a bone

Letter to the editor

February 14, 2014


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Editor:Regarding the WSU's men's basketball game against Cal Wednesday evening, it was an embarrassment to see so few students in attendance.WSU's Cougars nearly knocked off the Cal Bears. For those who missed the game, it went in to overtime, and WSU lost.The student section was almost empty while K...

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