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Dampening the dam damage

BY TYLER DELONG | Evergreen columnist

December 9, 2014

What’s the dam problem anyway?There is a serious dam problem in the United States negatively affecting the biodiversity of the future.Hydroelectric energy constitutes a small sum of U.S. power yet contributes a large amount to the depletion and the total extinction of biodiversity.So why do we use it?...

Russia: The loser of the oil war

BY BRYAN ALLEN | Evergreen columnist

December 4, 2014

In a refreshing break from the day-in and day-out coverage of Ferguson last week, the media picked up word of a new war.  Stretching from desert sands to corporate headquarters, a battlefield thousands of miles wide has seemingly unintentionally rocked the political atmosphere of the United States...

Letter to the editor: A team’s failure is not the fans’ fault

BY TANNER LEMKE | WSU student

December 4, 2014

In response to Mr. Baily’s column about fan support the first word that came to mind was: really? After the WSU football team goes 3-9, the answer is to blame the fans?Facts are important. The reason that we lost the Apple Cup has nothing to do with fan support or number of people in the stands. If t...

Newspapers should be black and white, not yellow

BY TYLER DELONG | Evergreen columnist

December 2, 2014

Outside the Ferguson bubble, birds still chirped, dogs still barked and parents cooed their young into blissfully ignorant slumber. While debate in the Midwest raged on, the sun still rose in the east and set in the west.I am talking about Ferguson halting the circulation to and from information hubs...

Baseball, football, basketball, and Starcraft

Adam Felcyn | Evergreen columnist

November 20, 2014

I still remember the first professional baseball game that I ever attended. Fenway Park was a beautiful display of chaos as thousands of Bostonians funneled into the stadium. Fans shouted obscenities at the visiting team from New York and bolstered the morale of the Sox as they took the lead and eventual...

Americans uncultured

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Tyler DeLong| Evergreen columnist

November 20, 2014

It was through a recent trek within the CUB, here at Washington State University, that my admiration and awe for foreign languages turned to embarrassment and disgust.I found myself struck by the fact that strangers took the time and energy to understand my culture, yet I was, essentially, oblivious t...

We need action, not words

Kathryn Anderson | Evergreen columnist

November 20, 2014

President Obama and Xi Jinping, President of China, recently signed an agreement to reduce carbon emissions by 26-28 percent before 2025. This agreement is the culmination of months of discussions regarding the environment. The announcement states that global climate change is “the most serious th...

A step in the wrong direction

Tyler DeLong| Evergreen columnist

November 18, 2014

The U.S. House of Representatives approved the Keystone Pipeline Friday, with a Senate vote on the issue scheduled later this week.This pipeline is not just a step in the wrong direction, but a barefaced stumble from greener developments.The Keystone Pipeline is a four-phase crude oil development be...

What the shirt? A ridiculous, overblown allegation

What the shirt? A ridiculous, overblown allegation

Bryan Allen| Evergreen columnist

November 18, 2014

Over this last week, the European Space Agency (ESA) successfully landed their probe, Philae, onto a comet in a dazzling display of how far humankind has come in just the last few decades. It was little more than just a century ago when man first took to the skies, and now he dares to venture off into the ...

National program for mental health

Albert Garcia still hears the voices and knows what it's like to grapple with a crippling psychosis. But, at age 57, he has his disease under control, and he will be a key player - a

Renee C. Byer

November 14, 2014

Albert Garcia still hears the voices and knows what it's like to grapple with a crippling psychosis. But, at age 57, he has his disease under control, and he will be a key player - a "peer support'' counselor - as four Minnesota counties roll out a new strategy to expand mental health care for adole...

Misconceptions and myths regarding domestic violence

Michelle Chan| Evergreen columnist

November 14, 2014

From the perspective of the public eye, domestic violence deals with two roles: The uncontrollable, angry perpetrator and the delusional individual who chooses to stay in the relationship.After all, it would seem that no normal person would willingly choose to harm someone they claim to love, and likewise, very fe...

Growing up among mental illness

Growing up among mental illness

Christina Theel | Evergreen columnist

November 14, 2014

 “Hide the knives,” “Flush these pills,” “Keep an eye on your mom.” I heard these phrases all too often during the peak of my mom’s mental illness.Although she has been struggling with depression for most of her life, my mom has done well for herself. She’s self-employed, and raised me wel...

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