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Satellite fright

Satellite fright

ASHLEY FISHER | Evergreen columnist

April 7, 2014

Almost a month has passed since Malaysia Flight 370 went missing and there are still no answers to the public’s questions concerning how, where or why.A number of countries with missing citizens have become involved in ongoing multi-national efforts to find the plane. Seeing as more than two-thirds of ...

From labs to lectures

CORRINE HARRIS | Evergreen columnist

April 7, 2014

The phenomenon of the overcrowded lecture hall and the outbreak of empty science labs may seem to have divergent causes, but the harsh reality is the two issues are fundamentally one and the same.Recent declines in federal and private funding for research at public universities all over the United States ha...

Obesity: the truth is hard to swallow

Obesity: the truth is hard to swallow

MARISSA MARARAC | Evergreen columnist

April 7, 2014

When it comes to battling obesity, some parents and children need a wake-up call.Staying healthy and in shape is more important than ever. Obesity rates have doubled in adults since 1980, from 15 to 30 percent, according to Trust for America’s Health (TFAH). In children, obesity rates have more tha...

Don’t keep it in the family: say no to a political dynasty

EVAN PRETZER | Evergreen columnist

April 4, 2014

The Bushes and the Clintons are very different American families. One has roots in Texas, the other in Arkansas. One is tied to the Republican Party, the other to the Democrats.Although they differ, they are similar in some ways. Both families have had a devastating impact on the world and bafflingl...

#Noshame

#Noshame

ASHLEY FISHER | Evergreen columnist

April 4, 2014

“Cancer awareness no makeup challenge accepted! #nomakeupselfie #tellmeimpretty”Recently, Twitter and Facebook newsfeeds have been filled with girls posting pictures of themselves with no makeup on for cancer awareness.I don’t know about you, but I don’t see any connection between cancer and g...

Put down guns, not dogs

JOSH BABCOCK | Evergreen columnist

April 2, 2014

Law enforcement’s duty is to ensure safety for all people, but that job does not always extend to man’s best friend.It seems to be a recurring event where dogs find themselves facing a loaded gun in the hands of the police. In the past few years the problem has escalated, and now cases in which do...

Immigration inquisition

EVAN PRETZER | Evergreen columnist

April 2, 2014

Afghan contractors who worked for the United States and other members of NATO during the war in Afghanistan and Pakistan are falling victim to the worst examples of red tape and bureaucracy.Instead of doing the decent thing and helping these people immigrate to America or Canada, the coalition has been leaving t...

Stripping away the stereotypes

MICHELLE CHAN | Evergreen columnist

April 2, 2014

Male or female, most people appreciate and enjoy sexual attractiveness. We all enjoy the scenery. Let's get over it.Women, while once discrete about their wandering eyes, now feel less inhibited in displaying their lustful side by seeking out racy entertainment.The popularity of movies chock-full of...

Chipotle twisted farming reality

MICHELLE CHAN | Evergreen columnist

April 1, 2014

Exploding cows and sinister, money-craving farmers don't exactly line up with anyone's idea of the perfect farm.And there's no reason to depict the industry in such a heinous light.Despite all, companies like Chipotle play the hero in ‘revealing’ supposed truths about the commercial farm. This, of cou...

Internships: sink or swim

MARISSA MARARAC | Evergreen columnist

April 1, 2014

As we ready ourselves to leave the perfect preparation world known as college, we should expect success rather than failure.Due to the economy, it has never been harder for college graduates to receive the jobs they’ve been studying for.Many college graduates are taking low-wage or part-time positio...

What’s the catch? Commercial fishing hurts sea-dwelling mammals

FLETCHER BAILEY | Evergreen columnist

April 1, 2014

When it comes to purchasing seafood, buy American for a global purpose.Since the age of seven, I’ve retained an inexplicable affinity for dolphins. Maybe it's the way they address each other by name, as National Geographic reports.Apparently, though, some foreign fisheries don’t share my penchan...

Helping the homeless shouldn’t be a crime

ASHLEY FISHER | Evergreen columnist

March 31, 2014

Add, “feeding the hungry” and “being homeless” to the growing list of activities the government bans you from doing.Earlier this month, police stopped a minister from Birmingham, Ala., from serving homeless individuals meals from his food truck. Minister Rick Wood said the police forced him to...

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