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Letter to the editor: Qualifications, not quotas

April 16, 2015

Editor,I am disappointed with the article titled "Now hiring women in government" posted Tuesday April 14. I agree with your statements that the US needs more women in politics. However, I drastically disagree on how to obtain that goal. Women don't deserve anything but positions that they earned, the sam...

Congress: Obama can’t go it alone on Cuba

ADAM FELCYN | Evergreen columnist

April 14, 2015

As President Obama’s last year in office creeps towards the finish line, the United States’ first African American president is eagerly flirting with the history books.Last December, President Obama opened up executive relations with Cuba for the first time in decades. Now, he wants to take this n...

Now hiring women in government

TYLER DELONG | Evergreen columnist

April 14, 2015

Sunday afternoon, Hillary Rodham Clinton finally announced her official bid for the presidency.As with any presidential hopeful, both sides of the isle have something staunch to say.Talking about presidential candidates, National Rifle Association Vice President Wayne LaPierre said without a doubt the new pre...

Doling out the dollars: Restricting EBT purchases infringes on freedoms

Instacart shopper Kara Pete looks over a list of groceries as she walks the aisles of Whole Foods for customer Tricia Carr on Sept. 12, 2014 in Sherman Oaks, Calif.

CHRISTINA THEEL | Evergreen columnist

April 14, 2015

A Republican state lawmaker in Missouri is sponsoring legislation which will severely limit what food stamp recipients can buy, according to a recent article by The Washington Post.The proposed bill would ban the purchase of “cookies, chips, energy drinks, soft drinks, seafood or steak” using food stamp...

Doling out the dollars: Taxpayers shouldn’t be funding poor diets

Instacart shopper Kara Pete looks over a list of groceries as she walks the aisles of Whole Foods for customer Tricia Carr on Sept. 12, 2014 in Sherman Oaks, Calif.

KATHRYN ANDERSON | Evergreen columnist

April 14, 2015

When giving to a charity, the donors generally want to know where their money is going, to make sure funds are properly distributed. Taxpayers, who ultimately fund the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), have some right to know how that money is being spent.In the end, a surprisingly la...

Leaving behind legacy: Nix Clinton

ADAM FELCYN | Evergreen columnist

April 9, 2015

In the midst of an Iranian nuclear deal and Scott Walker’s play on nostalgia with reference to Ronald Raegan, Hillary Clinton has been killing it in the polls. In fact, according to Fusion News, she has been commanding the young women’s vote. While it is certainly about time for the United States to have ...

Don’t Pick Rand Paul

TYLER DELONG | Evergreen columnist

April 9, 2015

Rand Paul, R-Ky., announced his presidential nomination on Monday to an angry mob of democrats and a content gaggle of tea party enthusiasts - and I’m not talking about biscuits and Earl Grey.Members from both sides of the isle are skeptical. Republicans feel his extreme-right policies are not geared...

Raise the age: Tobacco laws are inconsistent

CHRISTINA THEEL | Evergreen columnist

April 7, 2015

Study findings released the week of March 13 by The Institute of Medicine (IOM) suggest that raising the tobacco purchase age to 21 would significantly reduce the number of premature deaths related to smoking.In a country that requires a person to be 21 years old to purchase alcohol, it’s ridiculous that ...

Calling Congress: Student debt at $1.2 trillion

CHRISTOPHER GAMBINO | Evergreen columnist

April 7, 2015

According to the Institute of College Access, the majority of you will leave WSU with about $29 thousand in debt. Skeptical? Check the National Student Loan Data System to see how much you currently owe.While your access to “higher” education as an undergraduate continues to dominate the halls of Con...

Where Goliath Keeps Winning

CALLEY HAIR | Evergreen columnist

April 7, 2015

Reading over the funding request from the WSU Services and Activities Board, a familiar childhood song comes to mind.One of these things is not like the other. One of these things just doesn’t belong.The S&A board, which is made up of various undergraduate, graduate and faculty leaders at the university, w...

Religion and Science: A beautiful harmony

MICHELLE CHAN | Evergreen columnist

April 7, 2015

Religion and spirituality have become dirty words in today’s society and among college students.For many, religion carries the connotation of an outdated tradition, a silly collection of fables meant for another generation.Currently, about one-fifth of the population in the United States claims no a...

The May 15 Document Submission Deadline — What it is and why it matters

Frank McNeilly | Student Financial Services Graduate Assistant

April 6, 2015

May 15 is a significant date in Student Financial Services (SFS), and for some students it can be important as well.Part of the process leading up to awarding students financial aid is verifying that awarding is accurate. The U.S. Department of Education requires every college to review certain criteria ...

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