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Editorial Board: We will never forget, but we will focus on the healing

Editorial Board: We will never forget, but we will focus on the healing

September 13, 2013


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When is it okay to move on?The Evergreen Editorial Board struggled with that exact question into the night Sept. 10. We knew and appreciated that in a few short hours it was going to be the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Even as the debate continued and our deadline approached, Ground ...

Getting the most out of the tailgating experience by party hopping

September 12, 2013


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For football season, we can more eloquently refer to ‘pre-gaming’ or ‘pre-funking’ as tailgating.Long gone are the penny-pinching days of not being able to afford booze and food because, in this amazing parking-lot celebration world it’s all free.The strategy for tailgating is to enter as a...

Alcohol doesn’t cause as much trouble at tailgating parties as people may think

By Corrine Harris

September 12, 2013


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          ailgating season has arrived, bringing along with it an atmosphere of camaraderie, drinking, and good times.Violence and driving under the influence also occur in the wake of tailgating parties, but not nearly to the extent that people might suspect. The tailgating party, which is ...

Drinking shouldn’t define the tailgating

By Marissa Mararac

September 12, 2013


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As Cougars, do we really want to be known for our drinking abilities?Tailgating is an event that brings together fans, friends and family. At these gatherings you're certain to find a grill serving burgers and hot dogs, fans in the jerseys of their favorite player and with faces painted to match – and co...

Guns prevent innocents from becoming victims

Guns prevent innocents from becoming victims

September 11, 2013


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In a world filled with murder and death, we are only as good as our personal protection.Americans should be permitted to carry guns in both private and public places in the name of safety.We see robberies, murders and general crime as a common topic in the news all the time: a gas station was robbed, a woman...

Letter to the Editor: Veterans need a quiet place to meet and talk

September 11, 2013


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Editor:As the parent of a veteran of the conflict in Iraq, I have seen changes in my son from the way he was when he first joined the service.Some people may say they become indoctrinated in the ways of the military, but in fact they become part of a cultural group. Whether they serve in a war zone or here ...

Obama’s Syrian address left viewers cold

The president’s speech on Tuesday evening failed to assuage American fears and only projected weakness

September 11, 2013


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Desperate times call for desperate measures.Doubts regarding Syria were addressed Tuesday evening in Obama’s speech to the nation, but there were no answers and he projected an air of weakness to the international community.During the speech the president referenced videos that his administration had ea...

Special interests in the GMO industry hurt US consumers

September 9, 2013


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We're under attack from genetically modified government exceptions.Congress gives special tax breaks to corporations through loopholes in order to give them a kind of ‘corporate welfare,’ such as the tax breaks granted to oil companies. All corporations and companies should be treated the same u...

Americans do not want to intervene in Syria

Americans do not want to intervene in Syria

While intervention in Syria seems humanitarian, in reality it will ignite a fuse that will set fire to the world.

September 9, 2013


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Places, everyone!The stage has been set for yet another U.S. military intervention in the Middle East.On Aug. 21, a chemical weapon attack resulted in the death and injury of hundreds of people in the Duma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria. U.S. government officials immediately accused the Syrian Pres...

The hallowed Martin Stadium is named after a Husky

The hallowed Martin Stadium is named after a Husky

To complement the stadium’s new look we should christen our arena with a name befitting of the Crimson and Gray

September 6, 2013


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Phase two of Martin Stadium’s ravishing renovation will be completed next May. Phase three should include a name change.It is a little known fact that Martin Stadium, one of campus’ most sacred establishments, is named after a graduate from the University of Washington. That’s right; our football stadiu...

Letter to the editor

We don’t need to kill wolves to save sheep

September 6, 2013


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From Michael RydbomI would like to urge Pullman School District voters to support both the upcoming four-year Maintenance and Operations (M&O) Levy Renewal and the bond to build an additional elementary school. Election day will be Feb. 9, 2016.The M&O Levy is a renewal of the current levy and supports extracurricular programs, special and advanced courses, additional staffing and student support as well as daily school operations. It will replace the current levy and will not cause any increase in taxes.Pullman is growing and the school district has grown by over 450 students in the past seven years. The state of Washington has mandated implementation of full-day kindergarten and also a reduction in classroom sizes. All these have caused the need for an additional elementary school. Timing for the new school is optimal right now with Pullman having a possible one-time opportunity this spring to apply for a state Class Size Reduction (K-3) grant along with bond rates being currently favorable. The new school is estimated to initially increase taxes about 44 cents per thousand dollars of property valuation.Tax rates are predicted to drop in the future as population growth continues and some current district bonds are paid off.Pullman has one of the best school districts in the state, thanks to the community support it receives. Let’s continue with that support.The opinions expressed in this letter to the editor are not necessarily those of the staff of The Daily Evergreen or those of The Office of Student Media.

A modern American Dream can be great

September 6, 2013


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From what we see in pictures and movies, the 1950s was an era of simplicity. Kids went to school, mothers stayed home to cook and fathers went to work. It was the American Dream.Fast forward to the present and that dream is long gone. Today, we live in an era of over consumption, over spending and overworki...

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