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More money, more happiness

JOSH BABCOCK | Evergreen columnist

April 23, 2014

‘Money can’t buy happiness’ is a popular saying, but it couldn’t be further from the truth.Just ask yourself, “Where would you be without money?”It’s unfortunate, but when we think of people without money we think of the homeless holding weather-warped cardboard signs and wearing everyt...

NATO, we have a problem

NATO, we have a problem

BRYAN ALLEN | Evergreen columnist

April 21, 2014

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, European nations have been decreasing their defense expenditures on a yearly basis, expecting the American taxpayer to pick up the slack. Now, Russia’s annexation of Georgian territories and the more recent Crimea incursion have proven that to be an unacc...

Check the facts before believing in fiction

ASHLEY FISHER | Evergreen columnist

April 21, 2014

Oklahoma protestors are threatening to secede from the union unless Neil deGrasse Tyson’s television show “Cosmos” is cancelled.Critics of the show claim that it promotes anti-Christian beliefs, and Tyson is using the show in order to further his own political agenda. The latest Rasmussen polls on th...

Efficiency will save agriculture

CORRINE HARRIS | Evergreen columnist

April 21, 2014

Agriculture is the perfect embodiment of doing more with less, especially as the world population increases and resources are less available.Consequently, the new nirvana of agriculture is efficiency.Efficiency is the motto that Harry Stine lives by. Stine, the founder and owner of Stine Seed, the la...

Ignoring rape in the world of sports

FLETCHER BAILEY | Evergreen columnist

April 18, 2014

NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers is under police investigation for possible sexual misconduct, according to a Los Angeles Times report.Unfortunately, Kaepernick’s teammate Quinton Patton and Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette are also listed on the police incident report.W...

Be sensible about the stoner stigma

Be sensible about the stoner stigma

EVAN PRETZER | Evergreen columnist

April 18, 2014

For decades, consumers of marijuana have been maligned in the media that societies all over the globe enjoy.When one thinks of a stoner, the image of a disheveled, hungry and slightly smelly young person comes to mind. With the success of campaigns to legalize the drug in Colorado and Washington, some are...

Politics don’t belong in tech industry

Politics don’t belong in tech industry

EVAN PRETZER | Evergreen columnist

April 18, 2014

Condoleezza Rice. By all accounts, she’s a sharp lady. She served as secretary of state during the Bush years, taught political science at Stanford, and was one of the first women admitted to the Augusta National Golf Club.Recently, Rice has ventured into the tech industry. People have not responde...

Higher education

Higher education

FLETCHER BAILEY | Evergreen columnist

April 18, 2014

Initiative 502 legalized cannabis possession, manufacture and sale in Washington state. But thanks to federal laws and other roadblocks, I don’t think WSU will be seeing any cannabis-based curriculum any time soon.In Washington, it is legal to grow marijuana with a license from the state, according...

Like a good neighbor

MICHELLE CHAN | Evergreen columnist

April 18, 2014

It's Weed Day. The time to sit back, take a hit, and enjoy a good smoke, if that’s your cup of tea.With the legalization of marijuana, many embrace the unique aromas of the fragrant plant and choose to light up recreationally. Marijuana provides a popular venue for recreational relief to a rising numbe...

Employers high on discrimination

JOSH BABCOCK| Evergreen columnist

April 17, 2014

If you went out and had a few drinks with your friends, you wouldn’t get fired. Why should recreational marijuana use in Washington be any different?Unfortunately, though marijuana was legalized by both Colorado and Washington, the ultimate judgment of marijuana’s legalization for many remains up...

Let them eat flax

Let them eat flax

FLETCHER BAILEY | Evergreen columnist

April 17, 2014

Thanks a lot, Walmart.The behemoth superstore recently announced it will begin selling 100 new organic products at 25 percent less than competitor’s prices, according to Forbes.If organics truly hit the mainstream and all consumers get easy access to the hailed subset of grocery goods, how will I be able to flaunt...

Killed by a hasty pill

MICHELLE CHAN | Evergreen columnist

April 17, 2014

We're facing an epidemic, but this time medication can't save the day.In fact, prescription drugs may be the problem. Medication played a role in 60 percent of overdose deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).We're observing the symptoms of a problem concerning prescr...

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