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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...

It’s time for more egalitarian gender roles

Professor Laurie Smith-Nelson, Psychology 230 professor | Guest commentary

March 7, 2014

Gender roles, those pesky expectations imposed by society based on biological sex, have changed in some ways in the last few decades. In other ways, little has changed.Several social forces contributed to changing women’s roles in the 1960s and 1970s.First, more women entered the paid workforce dur...

Foreigners do it better

EVAN PRETZER | Evergreen columnist

March 7, 2014

“You Americans,” the Dutch woman told me, her cigarette delicately perched between two fingers. Everything about her was brimming with sensuality, but the smoking was particularly sexy. “You’re such a violent country. Your movies and games are so bloody, so violent.” She took a drag and exha...

GIESORC helping LGBT community

Matthew Jeffries, GIESORC Sexual Health Awareness Week Director | Guest commentary

March 7, 2014

While all students are served through Health and Wellness Services on campus and other area resources, access can sometimes be difficult for LGBT students.Questions that students are asked by medical professionals can be uncomfortable to answer for any student, especially about their sexual history.Sexu...

A women’s choice

CORRINE HARRIS | Evergreen columnist

March 7, 2014

In an age when the word ‘hormone’ sends masses of people into panic, the movement away from steroidal or hormone-based birth control is gaining momentum, especially as researchers claim that oral contraceptives are correlated with increased risk for multiple sclerosis. Unfortunately, that momentum will b...

Leveling the playing field with self defense

Leveling the playing field with self defense

CALLEY HAIR | Evergreen editor-in-chief

March 7, 2014

When it comes to defending yourself from sexual assault, there’s no such thing as fighting dirty.I had the privilege of participating in a self-defense class with Pullman Police Officer Greg Umbright alongside our opinion editor, Dominique Wald. We literally tackled the physical and psychological elements...

Employment before politics

Employment before politics

ASHLEY FISHER | Evergreen columnist

March 7, 2014

As the saying goes, more money is more problems.Over the last few months, President Barack Obama has publicly stated that raising the federal minimum wage is a top legislative priority.Last January, President Obama called for a $10.10 minimum wage in his State of the Union address. His plan would see ...

In business, beauty is in the eye of the employer

JOSH BABCOCK | Evergreen columnist

March 7, 2014

While it seems beauty increases the chance of a job in particular industries, what many don’t know is beauty in certain positions may be the only requirement needed.Unfortunately, this form of discrimination has become so popular it has been classified as ‘lookism.’Lookism is, “prejudice or discri...

Letter to the editor: Say yes to tobacco free

Letter to the editor

March 7, 2014

After reading the article “Tobacc-no,” I applaud the ASWSU Senate for its efforts toward designating WSU Pullman as a tobacco-free campus.This is the exact type of advocacy that the student government was created for. The Vancouver and Spokane campuses of Washington State University already have ...

Sex toys: stimulating the conversation

MARISSA MARARAC | Evergreen columnist

March 7, 2014

What is big, black and vibrates? My cellphone, but I like the way your mind works.The use of sex toys is no longer a taboo but instead are becoming mainstream objects.Although there are reasons why individuals stray away from bedroom toys, those who are sexually active or curious should give the experience a t...

Living under constant surveillance

EVAN PRETZER | Evergreen columnist

March 5, 2014

In the graphic novel “V for Vendetta,” British writer Alan Moore showed readers a horrifying vision of a United Kingdom ruled by an authoritarian government. Free speech was squashed, torture was rampant, and surveillance of the population was widespread in this dark tale from the 1980s.Sensible peo...

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