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Whitewashing the Oscars

BY ASHLEY FISHER | Evergreen columnist

January 27, 2015

The Oscars are so white this year that the host, Neil Patrick Harris, will open the show by saying, “I’m not racist, but…”In previous years, the Academy Awards has shown its unpredictability with surprising wins and losses, yet this year it is known with absolute certainty that whatever acto...

A horrific attack romanticizes offensive comic

BY MICHELLE CHAN | Evergreen columnist

January 27, 2015

In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris earlier this month, many are floored that participating in an arena that celebrates freedom of speech could be rationalized as a justifiable reason to be murdered.The target of the attack was Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine that leans politically left and is ...

Nothing beats the personal freedom of apartment life

BY CHRISTINA THEEL | Evergreen columnist

January 26, 2015

Life in the WSU residence halls is something that nearly every student must experience for at least a year. After that, most of us transition to the apartment life.It's not that residence hall life is the worst thing in the world, it's just that apartment life is so much better. Once you're living th...

How to be a roommate

BY MICHELLE CHAN | Evergreen columnist

January 26, 2015

When it comes to college, sharing spaces becomes the norm.At some point, we’ve had loud neighbors, noisy roommates and unpleasant living conditions caused by people other than you. Or, perhaps, you may have been the source of the trouble in your past living situations.Regardless of your experience...

Spread your social-butterfly wings in the residence halls

BY TYLER DELONG | Evergreen columnist

January 26, 2015

Including 18 university residence halls, nine university apartments and a myriad of non-university houses, deciding where to live during college can be difficult. Yet, if we stand back and weigh the pros and cons, the answer is obvious. The residence hall life is far superior to any other living situat...

Waiting to say “I do”

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Christina Theel| Evergreen Columnist

January 22, 2015

According to a Pew Research Center (PRC) study last year, the Millennial generation is waiting to say their “I do's” longer than previous generations.Only 26 percent of our generation is married. When they were the age that Millennials are now, 36 percent of Generation X, 48 percent of Baby Boome...

Money in middle-class pockets

Tyler DeLong| Evergreen columnist

January 22, 2015

A proposed tax increase for the wealthy socioeconomic factions to aid lower and middle-class Americans was one topic featured in President Obama’s State of the Union address.  The focus of the tax will be raising capital gains and dividends rates for couples, making $500,000 per year to 28 percent...

Stalker Awareness Month critiques celebrity victim-blaming

Janay Rice, wife of Ravens running back Ray Rice, made a statement to the news media May 5, 2014, at the Under Armour Performance Center in Owings Mills, Md, regarding his assault charge for knocking her unconscious in a New Jersey casino. On Monday, Sept. 9, 2014, Rice was let go from the Baltimore Ravens after a video surfaced from TMZ showing the incident.

Michelle Chan | Evergreen Columnist

January 22, 2015

January is National Stalking Awareness Month. In honor of this serious and oft-overlooked issue of violence against women, it’s an ideal time for our student body to reflect on their role as conscious advocates in discussions about gender-based violence.Not long ago, the headlines sung of the tumult...

Sink the cost, it’s worth it

BY ADAM FELCYN | Evergreen columnist

January 20, 2015

The weather outside is frightful, but man the mountains are making me furious. As the winter begins its victory lap in the mountains, snowboarders and skiers everywhere are eagerly waiting for a good snowfall. The chance to fly down a run, or maybe find a personal spot with powder has been on the minds...

Why stepping back and looking at the big picture is taboo

Tyler DeLong| Evergreen Columnist

January 20, 2015

The conservative nature of reporting on all but the taboo is wrong. If people sought to produce content that does not break the social norm, then ingenious inventions and global shifts in journalism would never exist.Nowhere is this idea more influential than in the recent attacks and responses to C...

Boards are better on the slopes

Boards are better on the slopes

BY BRYAN ALLEN | Evergreen columnist

January 20, 2015

When it comes to having fun on the mountain, skiers have the wrong idea and consistently bully snowboarders.Sometimes even the staff gets in on the harassment. At Snowbasin Resort in Utah, one patroller became so disrespectful that the staff released a statement condemning their own behavior and apologize...

Skiing is superior to snowboarding

BY TYLER DELONG | Evergreen columnist

January 20, 2015

Winter is in full swing, and the clear skies of summer have been replaced with cloudy days, cold temperatures and snowcapped peaks. Nevertheless, winter recreation is just as fun as its summer counterpart, mainly in the mountainous arenas of skiing and snowboarding.Now, I know there is animosity betwe...

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