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Keep Dad entertained: there’s more in Pullman than meets the eye

Marissa Mararac | Evergreen Columnist

October 11, 2013


Filed under Columns

Every year we invite our fathers to Pullman to enjoy the WSU life and to have a great Dad’s Weekend.For first timers, coming up with activities to do may be a hassle. But don’t fret, there are plenty of activities to take part in that will leave your dad wanting to come back every year. The most...

Thanks Obama

Thanks Obama

Ashley Fisher | Evergreen Columnist

October 9, 2013


Filed under Columns

A slim down, not a shutdown.As part of what many critics call a presidential “temper tantrum,” the Obama administration has been hard at work trying to make the partial federal government shutdown feel as painful as possible.Various media outlets are encouraging the spread of this phenomenon by pa...

The Cougar band really needs to “turn it up to eleven”

Beau Baily | Evergreen Columnist

October 9, 2013


Filed under Columns

The WSU Cougar Marching Band claims to be a select group of more than 250 musicians whose performance “saturates the air with Cougar Pride.”One problem — no one can hear them.I’m sure the marching band is a talented group of musicians whose performance should not be criticized, but something needs t...

The high costs for students in health care are too much

October 7, 2013


Filed under Letters to the Editor

Editor:College students are keenly aware of the high cost of education and health care. They are plagued with the question, “how am I going to pay for this?”Students attending professional schools such as graduate programs or medical school are even more affected by the price tag of higher educa...

UCORE classes need to teach real world skills

UCORE classes need to teach real world skills

Marissa Mararac | Evergreen Columnist

October 7, 2013


Filed under Columns

Most college students do not know how to file their taxes, but as long as they know how to calculate a derivative, real life skills don’t matter because they will be academically well-rounded.The required GER and UCORE course loads that students take are ridiculous in that they are required even for ...

Potential STEM students; it will be worth the trouble

Corrine Harris | Evergreen Columnist

October 4, 2013


Filed under Columns

As debt and tuition continue to rise, many students are content to believe higher education pays off; but few are willing to ask, "By how much?"Not all degrees are created equal. Some lead to jobs that pay more than others, and some of those jobs are easier to find given the right skill set. Those in ...

The media’s selective memory is our memory

Alyssa Reynolds | Evergreen Columnist

October 4, 2013


Filed under Columns

Out of sight out of mind.The media decide what we think about, and if a story is not in the headlines we don’t pay any attention to it.As I watched the season premiere of “South Park” last week, I was reminded of an issue I only forgot about because it was no longer in the headlines. The episode w...

Shutout leads to shutdown

Ashley Fisher | Evergreen Columnist

October 2, 2013


Filed under Columns

Welcome to the shutdown.The U.S. government shut down at 12:01 a.m. ET Tuesday after lawmakers in the Senate and the House could not agree on a spending bill to fund the government. Or, in other words, the government has decided to shut down because it cannot agree on how to spend the imaginary money ...

Russians don’t deserve to host Olympics

Dominique Wald | Evergreen columnist

October 2, 2013


Filed under Columns

The Olympic Games are a time of unity and pride in one’s country. For those living in Russia, however, that might not be the case.According to the Washington Post, activists are outraged that Russia will host the 2014 Winter Olympics in response to a recently passed bill which imposes anti-gay legi...

Paparazzi hassle children

Chelsea Keyes | Evergreen Columnist

October 2, 2013


Filed under Columns

Being a celebrity has its perks – millions of dollars, luxurious mansions, 10 exotic cars in the driveway – but with fame comes an unjust invasion of privacy: the paparazzi.Paparazzi are hounding shutterbugs waiting tirelessly outside homes, in LAX terminals, on cafe patios and busy street corners – a...

CH Letter to the editor: Human billboards

October 1, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Editor:Ever since the first “human billboard,” Billy Gibby, began tattooing company logos on his face and body, it has become a trend for those low on cash and dignity. There’s even a website, leaseyourbody.com, where one can officially sign up as a candidate to receive logo tattoos. While the tattoos the s...

Valuing profits over points

Beau Baily | Evergreen Columnist

October 1, 2013


Filed under Columns

As the rain kept falling, so did the spirits of the 40,000 plus fans that attended the annual Seattle football game last Saturday.This year’s event was as much a disaster off the field as it was on, due to the money-grabbing ideology of our WSU Athletic Department, and reaffirmed many Cougar fans a...

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