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The continuation of politics by other means

November 8, 2013


Filed under Letters to the Editor

Editor:The Wednesday, Nov. 6 issue of The Daily Evergreen featured an opinion piece titled “Common Core politics.” Politics is all this opinion is: Mitch Strang's use of neo-conservative sources swings what could have been a thoughtful analysis of the issues and pitfalls in creating nationwide educa...

An opiate by any other name…

Alyssa Reynolds | Evergreen Columnist

November 8, 2013


Filed under Columns

Painkillers are just the legal alternative to heroin.Last week, the Food and Drug Administration announced it wants the federal government to impose tighter restrictions on many prescription painkillers.The plan would reclassify opioids like hydrocodone from a ‘Schedule III’ drug to a ‘Schedule II’ dr...

Google Glass is just like texting

Chelsea Keyes | Evergreen Columnist

November 8, 2013


Filed under Columns

Google is making it easier for us to crash our cars.The evolution of technology never fails to amaze with the constant outpouring of new and better devices. Yet with new innovation comes consequences.Everyone is familiar with laws that make driving while using cell phones illegal. So although Google’s newly r...

Addiction comes in many forms

Addiction comes in many forms

Alyssa Reynolds | Evergreen Columnist

November 6, 2013


Filed under Columns

Just because you can’t shoot-up with cheeseburgers, doesn’t mean they’re harmless.Maria Kang recently caused a stir after she posted a picture of herself and three young children, which showed off her toned body with a caption that reads, “What’s your excuse?” The picture was meant to inspi...

Common Core politics

Mitch Strang | Evergreen Columnist

November 6, 2013


Filed under Columns

Common Core: The harvesting of data on kids for corporate and political purposes.If I told you that the federal government and schools are compiling vast amounts of data on kids in the K-12 system, and then selling it to corporations, would you believe it?This is happening with the new set of standards...

Finishing a series, facilitating change

Editorial Board

November 6, 2013


Filed under Editorials

Over the past week, The Daily Evergreen facilitated a conversation amongst WSU administrators, faculty, students, and community members. Last night we concluded the series Cougs Under the Influence: Liquor, Laws and Learning with a panel discussion aimed at sparking a real discussion.Our reasoning b...

The China problem

The China problem

Beau Baily | Evergreen Columnist

November 4, 2013


Filed under Columns

If I wanted to go on a date, what could I talk about?Pandas seem like a good place to start. Girls love pandas- they’re cute, cuddly and furry creatures that always seem to be smiling at you. I could talk about how they are native to China and continue to really impress this girl by showing off my in...

Avoidable deaths in medicine

Marissa Mararac | Evergreen Columnist

November 1, 2013


Filed under Columns

Imagine going to the doctor’s office for a constant migraine and getting results that it is nothing more than stress headachesThen you find out months later that the real diagnosis is a tumor.This scenario happens all around the world at numerous hospitals because some doctors do not always run the ...

Oh brother

Oh brother

Dominique Wald | Evergreen Columnist

November 1, 2013


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Hey NSA, you’re supposed to keep your enemies closer, not your allies.It’s been a roller coaster of a year for German Chancellor Angela Merkel; she bailed out Greece, won the re-election and now has fallen victim to the research of the National Security Agency (NSA).German magazine Der Spiegel repo...

Benefits for veterans need to be timely

Benefits for veterans need to be timely

Corrine Harris | Evergreen Columnist

November 1, 2013


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Citizens in the United States enter the military expecting to see combat in foreign countries, but too often, the hardest battles veterans face come after combat.With so many men and women in military service risking life, limb and mental wellbeing in the name of freedom, veterans should not have to spen...

Scrumptious spirits

Maxwell Reister | Evergreen columnist

October 30, 2013


Filed under Columns

There is more to drinking than getting drunk.Drinking to excess takes a toll on your mind, body, and social standing. On the other hand, drinking to enjoy can improve your taste, meal and friendships.To begin with, consider the flavor of your beverage. How many different flavors can you sense? This doesn...

Videogame vixens are one-dimensional

Alyssa Reynolds | Evergreen Columnist

October 30, 2013


Filed under Columns

I always thought Peach drove slower in Mario Kart.Traditional gender roles are constantly exemplified in the media, and video games are no exception. Gaming companies hyper sexualize female characters and portray women as hardly more than helpless or sexual objects.Gamers play out these roles in a vi...

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