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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...

A generation easily bruised

A generation easily bruised

Michelle Chan | Evergreen Columnist

January 17, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Handle with caution: egos gently bruised.Each individual may serve to stand as a single strawberry in the supermarket—vibrant and potent but easy to spoil and blemish.Somewhere along the lines of history we became a nation of wimps, wusses and sissies that administers awards for participation and i...

Educated research leads to good science

Corrine Harris | Evergreen columnist

January 17, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

In the age of the curious and well-informed consumer, scientific studies pertaining to the relevance and safety of genetically modified organisms and organic foods are the 21st century equivalent to the bee’s knees.The majority of consumers, however, put far too much significance into where the fu...

Letter to the editor: “Lace ’em up, son”

Letter to the editor

January 17, 2014


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Editor:Just a few comments regarding Adam Loewy’s “Change of scenery” article on Wednesday, Jan. 15.  I support his right to his opinion and the right to spout facts on the lack of success of the Ken Bone coaching era. However, he is way out of line criticizing the performance of a student athle...

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