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WSU Band is not good

Letter to the Editor

September 23, 2013


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Editor:I am very disappointed how the Cougar Marching Band performs. Actually, I would not classify the band as a marching band, but rather a concert band with music attached to their instruments. The drum crew performs without music sheets, why can't the rest of the band? All you have to do is watch how the ...

Investigative fails hurt justice

Alyssa Reynolds | Evergreen Columnist

September 23, 2013


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Amateur investigation freed a previously convicted child murderer.An Arizona woman was released after spending more than 20 years on death row when her conviction was overturned due to a lack of proper criminal procedure. Investigational errors that lead to the obviously guilty receiving their freedom base...

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...

Monitoring social media posts

Monitoring social media posts

Alyssa Reynolds | Evergreen Columnist

September 20, 2013


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My Big Brother could beat up your big brother.A California school district found a new approach to tackle cyberbullying by monitoring public posts students make to their social media accounts, and even though this may be construed as an invasion of privacy, it's a good act.Glendale School District hired ...

A textbook example of free markets

September 20, 2013


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When most of us hear the word “underground market,” we think of drugs or stolen goods. You would never expect the basis for a peer-to-peer alternative market to be textbooks.From 1986 to 2004, textbook prices have increased by 189 percent, according to a study conducted by the Government Accountab...

Mental health to blame in Navy Yard shooting

Mental health to blame in Navy Yard shooting

September 20, 2013


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By now, the tragic news of the shooting at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., on Monday has likely reached your ears.The most publicized tragedies seem to involve guns: the infamous Columbine incident, the shooting of elementary students at Sandy Hook, the victimization of movie goers in Aurora, C...

Keep College noisy

September 20, 2013


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Pullman, Wash. – the city that never sleeps.Whether it is late nights spent studying or weekend nights spent celebrating, there aren’t enough hours in a day to accommodate the life of a WSU student. So people shouldn’t complain when it gets rowdy on College Hill.College life resembles something ...

Married, 8 years old

September 18, 2013


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We shouldn’t wait until tragedy strikes to shed light on an issue; if people had acted, 8-year-old Rawan from Yemen would still be alive.After dying due to internal injuries caused from her wedding night, Yemen’s human rights minister Hooria Mashhour is asking parliament to pass a ban on child marr...

In the land of the blind, there shouldn’t be guns

September 18, 2013


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Blind people can legally carry guns in public. What could go wrong?On Sept. 8 the Des Moines Register reported that Iowa is granting permits to acquire or carry guns in public to people who are legally or completely blind.This is a case of technicalities of law completely disregarding common sense.Ac...

How to feed 9.3 billion people

September 18, 2013


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In the day of the anti-GMO organic food lover, many seem to have forgotten about the benefits of good-old conventional agriculture.So let me tell you why I love conventional agriculture: it’s going to save the world.The current world population is over 7.1 billion and that number increases every secon...

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