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WSU’s appeal in Demers v Austin is an affront to free speech

September 30, 2013


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Editor:Why are the WSU Board of Regents, Dr. Elson Floyd’s administration and the Washington state Attorney General’s office trying to kill shared governance? And why are the WSU Faculty Senate and Edward R. Murrow College of Communication professors allowing them to do that?These are two questions ...

A 30-day sentence for rape is a travesty

Ashley Lynn Fisher | Evergreen Columnist

September 30, 2013


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America’s justice system has failed an innocent victim once again.Stacey Rambold, a former Montana high school teacher, was released from prison last Thursday after serving a 30-day sentence for raping a 14-year-old student who later committed suicide. This is an insult to the victim’s family an...

Involving yourself in college makes all the difference

Involving yourself in college makes all the difference

Michelle Chan | Evergreen Columnist

September 30, 2013


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Surrounded by a sea of unfamiliar faces, you were once, or are, a freshman—the new kid on the block. You probably felt shy; you might have found it a little difficult to make the connection between yourself and the person beside you. You were a small fish in the big pond.But, in college there are pl...

The market for drugs

The market for drugs

Mitch Strang | Evergreen Columnist

September 27, 2013


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The notion of a ‘controlled substance’ is a myth.Coca, the plant that naturally produces cocaine, has been consumed by humans for thousands of years, and humans have ingested marijuana for over 10,000 years, according to Robert O. Keel at the University of Missouri St. Louis. Nearly every civiliz...

Don’t be greedy, feed the needy; keep SNAP

Dominique Wald | Evergreen Columnist

September 27, 2013


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You know times are tough when the government starts cutting down a program aimed to feed the hungry, but how far is too far in the name of fiscal reform?The House of Representatives voted to cut $39 billion in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food assistance program, according to an artic...

The social depression network

Alyssa Reynolds | Evergreen Columnist

September 27, 2013


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Eat, sleep, check Facebook.Managing our social media accounts has become second nature in our lives. It has made connecting with family and friends much easier. Although social media has enhanced some aspects of human connection, there is a downside to the very impersonal way we share information with on...

Leach was a poor sport

Letter to the Editor

September 25, 2013


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Editor:Sports can be very competitive. One thing you learn is to be humble in winning and humble in losing. Hopefully in the future, Coach Leach will just say, “Nice game,” and leave the trash talk to others. We are a classy university with classy people.Go Cougs!Michael JonesWSU Alum...

The US is unprepared for an EMP strike

Ashley Fisher | Evergreen Columnist

September 25, 2013


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The Obama administration’s response to North Korean and Iranian nuclear threats is way past due.On Dec. 12, 2012, North Korea launched an alleged Unha-3 rocket to put an Earth observation satellite in orbit in what they insisted was part of its peaceful space program, according to an article by the New...

STEM students must hold on until help arrives

Corrine Harris | Evergreen Columnist

September 25, 2013


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As a student majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math, you have a 60 percent chance of dropping out or changing majors, according to a study by the University of Central Florida.The odds are not in your favor.Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education is in dire need of reno...

Cops are citizens too, not police-state soldiers

Chelsea Keyes | Evergreen Columnist

September 23, 2013


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Serve and protect, not shoot and ask questions later.Law enforcement officers are authority figures. We seek their help and expect them to solve our problems. Therefore we assume that they would, and should, do the right thing at all times.Although officers are charged with upholding laws, they are not ...

Fund mental health, not gun regulations

Letter to the Editor

September 23, 2013


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Editor:The column “Mental health to blame in Navy Yard shooting” was a pleasant surprise…until I read the conclusion.Michelle Chan is on the right track when she says banning guns would only penalize peaceful people who have followed the laws all along. But going from there to calling for manda...

Are the Evergreen archives lost to time?

Letter to the Editor

September 23, 2013


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Editor:I sat on the Student and Activities (S&A) committee in 2011.  This group distributes the $500 and change in S&A fees, which students pay each year, throughout campus.  One of the requests was a one-time distribution to The Daily Evergreen to upgrade their servers.  One of the reasons for th...

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