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Neutrality for all

Neutrality for all

Ashley Fisher | Evergreen columnist

January 27, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Your account will be charged $0.79 for clicking ‘Play’ on this YouTube video.Confused? Messages and fees like the hypothetical one above may become a real possibility for Internet users in the near future.On Jan. 14, a federal appeals court struck down a Federal Communications Commission ruling meant to preven...

Students are never too young for gun safety

Students are never too young for gun safety

Ashley Fisher | Evergreen Columnist

January 27, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Along with fire safety days and lock down drills, gun-safety courses could soon be taught at Missouri public schools. Last July, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed into law a bill that includes a provision encouraging Missouri schools to teach a National Rifle Association-sponsored gun safety class, according to ...

Weeding out the worst

Chelsea Keyes | Evergreen Columnist

January 24, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

There has been a growing debate on whether marijuana or alcohol is more harmful.In the debate over is the lesser of two evils, it is in no question that the damaging impacts of alcohol vastly outweigh the risks of marijuana.Though research has shown that both marijuana and alcohol have negative effec...

Life can mean death for America’s youth

Josh Babcock | Evergreen columnist

January 24, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Even though juvenile life sentences have been ruled unconstitutional, many of America’s youngest criminals, like 14-year-old Shimeek Gridine, will never see the outside of the prisons where they reside.With states trying to undermine the Supreme Court’s ruling, many more of America’s youth will lik...

Letter to the editor: Do your research before shaming Sherman

Letter to the editor

January 24, 2014


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Editor:I feel like the Wednesday's column "Sherman should just shut up" was very condescending and backed with little to no facts or support.It wrongly portrayed a player who has dedicated days of his time to charities not just in Seattle, but in his home town of Compton, Calif., as well.Chris shoul...

Anti-gay, pro-bigotry

Corrine Harris | Evergreen columnist

January 23, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Intolerance has become a staple of Russian culture, if Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent defense of a new anti-gay law is any indication.Russia is hardly a stranger to transgressions on human rights. Both the United States and the United Nations pride themselves on recognizing violations of unalie...

Sex sells, it doesn’t sell happiness

Michelle Chan | Evergreen columnist

January 23, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In search for the dream of love and happiness, we’ve forgone intimate love-making in place of commoditized sex.We replaced the passionate embrace with an insatiable appetite for pleasure. We have been tricked by the ideology that sex somehow promises a better life, but we fail to recognize the deep...

A life ruled by machines

Marissa Mararac | Evergreen columnist

January 23, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Machines: friend or foe? The questions our grandparents ask about using electronics can seem silly at times because we, being the technology generation, forget that there once was a time in history when technology did not dictate life.The use of smart phones, Kindles, computers, and iPads have become ...

Nice try, Obama

Nice try, Obama

Ashley Fisher | Evergreen columnist

January 22, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The National Security Agency – the only part of the government that actually listens. On Friday, seven months after the leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, President Barack Obama finally addressed the nation about national surveillance.First off, everyone knows this discussion never woul...

Gun laws don’t help

Gun laws don’t help

Chelsea Keyes | Evergreen columnist

January 22, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The trending hashtag ‘#NobodysSafe’ can be put to use regarding the fatal shootings that continue to happen.Shooting sprees are not rare in the United States. There have been a number of shootings in everyday life situations like going to the movies, going to school, shopping at grocery stores, and...

Choosing choice at 24 weeks

Marissa Mararac | Evergreen columnist

January 22, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The phrase a ‘woman’s right to choose’ should be just that- her right to decide what is best for her body. In the case of abortion, women should have the right to terminate a pregnancy regardless of the trimester.Every decision made in life, big or small, will have its repercussions. No matter...

Letter to the editor: PLOS ONE defends milk study

Letter to the editor: PLOS ONE defends milk study

Letter to the editor

January 17, 2014


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Editor:Hats off to Corrine Harris for writing a provocative piece, which appropriately belonged in the opinion section of your paper.People who choose to purchase organic food do so for many reasons.  The most valid reasons, if peer-reviewed science is your benchmark, are reducing pesticide dietary ex...

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