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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 ...

No sense of privacy for people using Facebook

No sense of privacy for people using Facebook

MARISSA MARARAC | Evergreen columnist

April 10, 2014

Your profile setting reads private, but your life reads open to the social network. Nowadays Facebook is one of the main sources of communication, especially for college students who are away from family and friends back home. We use it to keep in contact with social or school groups, to announce h...

Letter to the editor: There’s help for victims of sexual assault

Letter to the editor

April 10, 2014

Editor:Thank you for providing front page information on Wednesday in “Speaking out: Students and faculty talk sexual assault at public forum in the CUB.”It was noted “WSU mandates that employees report instances of sexual assault …”  Please note mental health providers at Counseling and Testing...

Jesus, it’s hot in here

Jesus, it’s hot in here

SARAH STEGER | Evergreen columnist

April 10, 2014

Is it just me, or is Jesus really hot?I don’t mean to be disrespectful, but I swear through the years the actors playing Jesus have become more appealing in the looks department.I’m sure you’ve heard the expression, “get ripped like Jesus.” Well I’m sorry to burst your bubble but Jesus prob...

Bias is better

Bias is better

FLETCHER BAILEY | Evergreen columnist

April 9, 2014

We don’t have to be subjected to objective reporting.At WSU’s Murrow Symposium last week, officials from Al Jazeera America spoke to students about the news network and its straight-news approach to journalism.Al Jazeera is a Qatari government-funded American news network that seeks to maintain credibility through ...

CIA: neither secure nor intelligent

ASHLEY FISHER | Evergreen columnist

April 9, 2014

Breaking news: the CIA lied to the public. While the Obama administration and popular media sources feign utter shock and disbelief, is anyone else actually surprised?Last Monday, a report by the Senate Intelligence Committee concluded the CIA misled the government and the public about aspects of its brutal int...

Letter to the editor: Congress deserves what?

Letter to the editor

April 9, 2014

Editor:On Tuesday, Josh Babcock asserted that our hard working members of Congress deserve an increase in pay, because they are "being financially duped,” in “Congress deserves an increase in pay.”This assertion was backed by citing such laughable sources as the pay of professional athletes or membe...

Letter to the Editor: ZZUSIS and Blackboard: knowing the difference

Letter to the editor

April 8, 2014

Editor:I am writing concerning the “Zzu-sucks” column published last week. Babcock provides a wealth of information on Blackboard Learn, which I appreciate. It is clear, however, that the distinction between a learning management system (LMS), such as Blackboard Learn or ANGEL and a portal system such...

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