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Gameday parking is a real hassle

September 16, 2013


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It is that time of year again when fellow Cougars come together in Martin Stadium to watch the first home football game of the season. Campus will be packed with alumni, fans and students all ready to tailgate and enjoy the game but the parking will, as usual, be hellish.As most students know there are...

Segregated proms are a relic of a Jim Crow past

September 16, 2013


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The past is more than history; it’s still with us today.In the 20th century the Supreme Court wisely ruled on the case Brown v. Board of Education. The decision concluded that racial segregation of children in public schools violates the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment. Most people would ...

Students need to buy sports passes

September 13, 2013


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WSU will not be selling student tickets for the first two home football games against Southern Utah and Idaho, according to the WSU ticket office.Due to west end zone construction, seating will be limited at Martin Stadium this year, and the university wants to honor the people who purchase sports passes.Some students buy student tickets because they want to enjoy the first few football games in the sun. The games are usually against inadequate opponents and are set up to be sure victories. Some students shy away from sports passes because they don’t like basketball or baseball. Some students simply want to avoid the icy chill that blankets them during home games in October and November.This year, those students are out of luck. However, there are no shortages of sports passes, so don’t be the person who sits at home Saturday. Instead of not getting a ticket for one game, get one for every game.Buy a sports pass.WSU students get pretty good deals when it comes to sports passes. For just $130 they can see any university team participate in any sporting event in Pullman, and most event locations are located right at the heart of campus.Most PAC-12 schools do not enjoy this luxury. For example, the UW charges $100 per sport and students walk miles from campus to get to Husky Stadium.University of Oregon students have it even worse. They only have to pay for football games, but tickets are $300, and one student said ticket distribution is completely luck of the draw. Only 1,000 student tickets are allocated and go within seconds. In addition, students walk a good mile to reach Autzen Stadium. Those students lucky enough to go watch the Ducks hang 70 on Nichols Street that is.So give WSU credit for trying to make some money on student passes. If you are too cheap to buy one of the cheapest sports passes in college sports, then you shouldn’t be trying to get a student ticket anyway. WSU’s athletic department came in second to last in 2012 in total revenue, ahead of only Utah, according to a USA Today database.In order to win games, athletic departments need to make money. One of the ways they make money is off fans. With money, athletic departments are able to upgrade facilities and uniforms that attract good recruits to play for the school. So in short, no fans means no money, no money means no good recruits, and no good recruits means no wins.Buy a sports pass, or don’t complain about only winning 13 games in five years.WSU is doing a good thing by honoring their faithful: those who stuck it out through the long tedious reign of Paul Wulff and who committed their faith to the university long before an upset against USC.People who want to buy $10 bleacher seats to watch the football team beat up on cupcakes and then not have to pay if the team drops off against teams like Stanford and Oregon don’t show commitment. Show commitment. Buy a sports pass.-Beau Baily is a junior communication major from Puyallup. He can be contacted at 335-2290 or by [email protected] The opinions expressed in this column are not necessarily those of the staff of The Daily Evergreen or those of Student Publications.

Financial aid aids no one

September 13, 2013


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How smart is going to college?As the market declined during the financial crises of 2008 and people began foreclosing on their houses, the prices of nearly all goods and services came down. Gas prices went down, housing went down and consumer goods went down. This is a basic rule of economics: when de...

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 ...

Public colleges are not cheap

September 13, 2013


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U.S. map shows the average net price (full cost of attending minus scholarships) at public 4-year universities and colleges for in-state tuition charged to students in families earning $30,000 or less per year, by state. MCT 2013With CMP-COLLEGECOSTS, McClatchy Washington Bureau by Renee Schoof...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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