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Take a seat on Stand Your Ground

Take a seat on Stand Your Ground

CHELSEA KEYES | Evergreen columnist

February 14, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Laws are granting individuals a license to ‘kill now and ask questions later.’Deaths occur every day in the United States. With the help of laws that don’t provide justice for victims, suspects are killing without fear of being punished.Stand Your Ground laws have become the epitome of why we ...

Sleeping with the fishes

CORRINE HARRIS | Evergreen columnist

February 14, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The issue of animal welfare has just moved from puppy mills to the fish bowl.From beta tanks to goldfish aquariums, the lives of commercially sold fish have secret tales that should make your blood run cold.Pet stores and commercial retailers selling aquarium fish are not as regulated as they should b...

A legacy threatened

ANDREW LUPALOVSKY | Guest commentary

February 14, 2014


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

During my time at Washington State University, I became part of a family with 22 members who stand above the rest. Those original 22 members, who I spent day in and day out with, had highs and lows with, and grew so close to may never have become the first brothers I ever had without the experience...

Injecting lies

Injecting lies

MICHELLE CHAN | Evergreen columnist

February 13, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Some fear the illness and others fear the needle.Many myths surround the concept of vaccination and disease prevention. One of most commonly propagated tidbits of information links autism to infant vaccination.The idea that vaccinations somehow caused or increased the incidence of autism was first injected into the ...

Letter to the Editor: Responding to The Daily Evergreen’s photo

Letter to the editor

February 13, 2014


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Editor:My name is Hayley Brown, and I am the current president of Alpha Gamma Delta here at Washington State University. I am writing on behalf of the women in my chapter but more importantly as a disappointed member of this Greek community.The recent article that was published featured a picture of my c...

Learning lessons and spreading the message

LUKE MCDONOUGH | Guest commentary

February 13, 2014


Filed under Guest Commentaries, Opinion

It’s Saturday night, and you’re looking for someone to go on a booze run. No luck? What if your friends tell you they’re going on one where there is free booze for everyone? If it sounds too good to be true, it’s because it is. Theft of alcohol is a serious offense and is not something to be ta...

Long road for equality, racism is still alive in U.S.

CHELSEA KEYES | Evergreen columnist

February 13, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Racism is an issue that still, to this day, plagues the nation.Many people will argue racism doesn’t exist because segregation is nearly nonexistent and we as the American people elected a ‘black’ president into the Oval Office.Yet claiming that racism doesn’t exist is just as deadly as having acts o...

Letter to the editor: PETA’s true agenda

Letter to the editor

February 12, 2014


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Editor:Thank you for your column yesterday, “Pet-killing hypocrites,” regarding PETA’s skewed and sick attempts to be a friend to all animals. I wish you had more space to elaborate further on what a lie PETA is.PETA has long hidden their true agenda and picks their battles poorly. They are jus...

Drip, drop

Drip, drop

SARAH STEGER | Evergreen columnist

February 12, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

You never know how good something is until you’ve wasted it.I grew up with the knowledge that water is extremely precious and at constant risk of running out, which is known to be true. I live with this attitude and try to decrease the amount of water I waste every day.My Australian childhood consisted of da...

Not so noble loopholes found in government

Not so noble loopholes found in government

EVAN PRETZER | Evergreen columnist

February 12, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

A scandal has begun to plague Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas. No, he has not been manufacturing methamphetamine in the seedier parts of Wichita.Instead, it has been revealed that this sitting United States Senator does not actually live in the state where voters first sent him to Washington, D.C. in 19...

We’re not robots, so why are we dating like them?

MICHELLE CHAN | Evergreen columnist

February 12, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When androids dream, you may find yourself searching for an artificial illusion in pursuit of the romantic ideal.In Plato’s “The Symposium,” Aristophanes conjured the idea of love as two lost halves, who once originated from the same body, in perpetual search for completion. The discovery of one...

Pet-killing hypocrites

CORRINE HARRIS | Evergreen columnist

February 11, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals puts far more stock in actions than words these days, and after euthanizing 82 percent of animals at its Virginia shelter over the past year, people should begin to wonder if PETA’s ethical mission statement is fact or fiction.PETA is often thought of as ...

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