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Saudi Arabia not a friend of the U.S.

EVAN PRETZER | Evergreen columnist

March 31, 2014

VICE News published a depressing story March 14 about some Saudi royalty. Surprisingly enough, it was not another story of a maid being abused by a princess.Instead, the second wife of King Abdullah went public with claims that her four daughters have been held captive and forcibly drugged for over ...

Drought bout

Drought bout

CORRINE HARRIS | Evergreen columnist

March 28, 2014

The severity of the current drought in the United States ranges across the board, but the idea that livestock water consumption is the be all and end all of humanity’s water footprint has surfaced with an exceptional intensity.Animal agriculture is receiving the brunt of the blame for excessive and ...

Not-so-Fantastic Four fans revealed

Not-so-Fantastic Four fans revealed

EVAN PRETZER | Evergreen columnist

March 28, 2014

The cast list of an upcoming 20th Century Fox super hero film is causing backlash among fans.Normally nothing from that studio would interest me, but one of the casting choices director Josh Trank made for the Fantastic Four movie caught my eye.For the role of the Human Torch, Trank cast Michael B. J...

Check bags, stop theft

MARISSA MARARAC | Evergreen columnist

March 28, 2014

Shoplifters can be anyone, regardless of appearance.In the nation there are approximately 27 million shoplifters, according to the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention (NASP). That is equivalent to one out of every 11 people.As a counter measure, store owners should be able to check custome...

Elephants don’t forget, but they may soon be forgotten

Elephants don’t forget, but they may soon be forgotten

SARAH STEGER | Evergreen columnist

March 26, 2014

The largest mammal to walk the earth is being murdered: for a tooth.I have loved African elephants for as long as I can remember, but the brutal slaughtering of these beloved creatures is making it harder to envision a future in which they exist.The reason is ivory, an extremely valuable material us...

Feeling the heat

FLETCHER BAILEY | Evergreen columnist

March 26, 2014

A very convenient falsehood.Over half of America’s population still believes that climate change is not a major threat, according to a Pew Research Center survey of 39 nations in 2013.I ponder over the seemingly few reasons one might deny the very immediate risks associated with a warming world. Not ...

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...

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...

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...

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