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Espionage in study abroad

BRYAN ALLEN | Evergreen columnist

May 5, 2014

As Americans and especially as college students, most of us live very comfortable lives by international standards. In an increasingly-globalized economy, however, our adversaries are ramping up efforts to steal industrial and military secrets — and any one of us could be the next target.The FBI re...

Help from big brother

Help from big brother

FLETCHER BAILEY | Evergreen columnist

May 5, 2014

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department sent a civilian aircraft to secretly capture video of the entire city of Compton in a test of mass surveillance, according to The Atlantic.After I first read the article’s headline, I pictured a futuristic, dystopian Judge Dredd society in which the Public S...

A helpful hug

A helpful hug

BRYAN ALLEN | Evergreen columnist

May 2, 2014

While events in Ukraine have temporarily caught the world’s attention, a cold wind blows through the Pacific Ring. And although the annexation of Crimea remains significant, it pales in comparison to the possible catastrophe in Asia.Of course, this hasn’t gone unnoticed in the highest levels of Amer...

Letter to the editor: The term “church” is not all-encompassing

Letter to the editor

May 2, 2014

Editor:Thank you for publishing Evan Pretzer’s column on proposed legislation in South Carolina in his piece “Separation of education.”While I agree over throwing one ruler of education for another is not a viable solution, I strongly disagree with your continued use of “church” as an all-en...

Being a president, not a saint

EVAN PRETZER | Evergreen columnist

May 2, 2014

California, a state that is simultaneously wonderful and yet so terrible at the same time. For every ridiculously attractive Asian woman that would talk to me, there are six gang members who would cut off my thumbs and put them in a jar.According to CBS Sacramento, Lawmakers in the Golden State passed a...

Back to the Bush era with No Child Left Behind

ASHLEY FISHER | Evergreen columnist

May 2, 2014

Education has taken another hit from superficial federal requirements – despite the fact that it could have been avoided.The U.S. Department of Education announced on April 24 that Washington will be the first state to lose its waiver from the No Child Left Behind Act, according to an article by The...

Stereotyping in the new Boondocks

FLETCHER BAILEY | Evergreen columnist

April 30, 2014

“I’m sick of women singing about broke men, sick of men singing about loose women, sick of award shows, sick of name-brand clothes… From this moment forth I stand as the antithesis of black popular culture.”These were some of the first words I read from my all-time favorite character Huey Freeman, from my al...

Build bonds, not barriers

Build bonds, not barriers

BRYAN ALLEN | Evergreen columnist

April 30, 2014

Chuck Hagel made his first trip to China as defense secretary on Tuesday, April 8, bringing kind words of cooperation, flowery praises for a growing economy, and something else — a stark warning.President Obama and Secretary Hagel have both reaffirmed U.S. commitments to Japanese territorial integrity under NATO’s ...

Separation of education

EVAN PRETZER | Evergreen columnist

April 30, 2014

South Carolina. I don’t know much about the state. I do know it’s most famous for being the home of Stephen Colbert and Governor Mark “Appalachian Trail” Sanford. The state also has a third claim to fame: insane politicians.Last Friday, Raw Story reported on Ray Moore and one of his bright id...

India needs moderation for Modi

BRYAN ALLEN | Evergreen columnist

April 28, 2014

With Barack Obama’s recent remarks characterizing Russia as a “regional power” and the strategic rebalance directed at Asia, it should come as no surprise the next moves must involve India.Often called the world’s largest democracy, this growing nation faces threats from all sides. Fortunately, U.S. policy m...

Real heroes don’t require an audience

MICHELLE CHAN | Evergreen columnist

April 28, 2014

We can pick our battles, but our battles shouldn't be chosen for the trophy of social praise and recognition.In August of 2013, the CEO of advertising company RadiumOne, Gurbaksh Chahal allegedly threatened to kill his girlfriend Juliet Kakish and delivered 117 blows to her head after uncovering her ...

Shaken or stirred

ASHLEY FISHER | Evergreen columnist

April 28, 2014

Care for a glass of rum? Just add water.  We’ve seen it done before with instant coffee, juices and teas. However, inventor Mark Phillips has revolutionized our previous ideas about alcohol with his new invention Palcohol.  Palcohol is basically a powdered version of alcohol, and comes in the va...

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