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Marijuana side effects

Marijuana side effects

CORRINE HARRIS

April 16, 2014

Drugs can be used as the ultimate shortcut to joy, and in a decade filled with high fructose corn syrup and whiskey, marijuana is just about the least consumptive path to artificial enjoyment.Regardless, I won’t be smoking cannabis anytime soon. The pursuit of happiness may have been written into the Constitution, b...

A wider warzone

A wider warzone

BRYAN ALLEN | Evergreen columnist

April 15, 2014

In the years since protests initiated in 2011, Syria has become host to a great number of factions vying for economic and political power within the embattled nation. Support for rebel factions can be seen originating from countries both near and far—including the United States, Saudi Arabia, Qata...

Imprisoned by ignorance

EVAN PRETZER | Evergreen columnist

April 15, 2014

Oh former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. I wanted to like him. He wrote a cool book called “Quit Digging Your Grave with a Knife and Fork,” plays in a classic rock cover band called Capitol Offense, and he did not irrationally shame President Obama when he accepted his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo in ...

Foreign in location, not in lifestyle

JOSH BABCOCK | Evergreen columnist

April 15, 2014

Extremists. Violence. Terrorism. It’s unfortunate, but in America we associate these words with a place and it’s quite clear what part of the world we’re talking about.Although many Americans know about the Middle East through Western media coverage of war, the truth is most of those residing in th...

Don’t overlook the advantages of student employment

Francis McNeilly, Staff Assistant-Federal Work Study, Fin Aid | Guest commentary

April 14, 2014

With national student employment week upon us, what benefit does student employment have?  First, it is an escape from academics. Students have a chance to learn valuable job skills outside of the classroom and have a breather from being buried in books, paper, homework and computer screens.Organiz...

P.S. I Don’t Love You

P.S. I Don’t Love You

MICHELLE CHAN | Evergreen columnist

April 14, 2014

The way “The Notebook” begins mirrors the way many abusive relationships end.In opening scenes of the beloved film, Noah, the male protagonist, pursues Allie despite her initial but persistent refusal. He even goes as far as to risk his life and threaten suicide for a date with her. Despite his ...

What about the momma’s boys?

MICHELLE CHAN | Evergreen columnist

April 11, 2014

Well, it's that time of year again.Since 1927, Mom's Weekend has given students the opportunity to bond with the special woman in their lives.As an ode to our mothers, the university hosts a variety of activities and showcases to entice parents to visit their children and the campus. For the duration o...

Mythbusting over Mom’s Weekend

Mythbusting over Mom’s Weekend

FLETCHER BAILEY | Evergreen columnist

April 11, 2014

Welcome to Cougar country, Cougar moms.Mom’s Weekend here at Washington State University is a featured campus event. Three days filled with crafts, big-name shows, and family fun are a sure-thing every time Mom’s Weekend rolls around.But what happens when those days turn to night? If you ask any...

Entertainment steps up for mom

JOSH BABCOCK | Evergreen columnist

April 11, 2014

At many universities, Mom’s Weekend is a small, nearly unnoticed event. At WSU, Mom’s Weekend is a university tradition that has lasted for more than 30 years and is one of the school’s most celebrated occasions.If you look at what other universities plan for their students’ parents, the signif...

Searchers can’t be choosers

Searchers can’t be choosers

CORRINE HARRIS | Evergreen columnist

April 11, 2014

The recent mudslide in Oso, Wash., has become the official ode to tragedy of 2014 as the death toll reaches 36 with another 10 people still missing. Surprisingly, few have spoken about how many volunteers hoping to help with the searches in Oso have been turned away, especially during the first coup...

Room to grow: the fine line between eccentric and excellent

EVAN PRETZER | Evergreen columnist

April 11, 2014

It’s that time again: Mom’s Weekend.Soon, Cougar women from all over will descend to Pullman. Luxury cars will stretch as far as the eye can see and new tales of debauchery will be made and then whispered about at Valhalla for years to come.In the spirit of this time of year, I must admit I stru...

Lessons from a mother

MARISSA MARARAC | Evergreen columnist

April 11, 2014

They changed our diapers when we were young, made our lunches every morning to take to school, cried when we were dropped off at college, and have been our inspiration since day one.                                                             “They” are our mothers and the best role models we have in life.If it weren’t for our moms teaching us right from wrong ...

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