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You should hate the Olympics

EVAN PRETZER | Evergreen Columnist

February 5, 2014

This Friday, the 2014 Winter Olympics will begin in Sochi, Russia. Athletes from all over the world will come to compete in the Caucasus region. Gold medals will be won, fame will be found and, as always, the problems generated by this global event will be ignored.The International Olympic Committee...

You need more to show than a 4.0

CORRINE HARRIS | Evergreen Columnist

February 3, 2014

In the midst of one of the most dismal job markets of the past decade, future employment has become the collective ambition of college students everywhere, but the road to their dream is obscure. The path to success is nothing but an enigma when taking the dynamic needs of employers into consideration. ...

Expand your world with another language

MARISSA MARARAC | Evergreen columnist

February 3, 2014

You’re on the street and a tourist approaches you for directions. He has no idea what you’re saying, and you have no idea what he’s talking about. This situation is a better time than any to know a second language.Everyone should become bilingual especially when one considers how many differen...

Slow down, cupcake

ASHLEY FISHER | Evergreen columnist

February 3, 2014

No home-baked cupcakes for you.Chloe Stirling, an 11-year-old entrepreneur from Troy, Ill., began her own cake and cupcake business two years ago. Her business, Hey, Cupcake! became wildly successful over the last few years, and Stirling received some well-deserved attention from local media. However, ...

Photoshop not to blame for society

Chelsea Keyes | Evergreen columnist

January 29, 2014

You don’t think that you will turn into someone else like in the Snickers "You’re not you when you’re hungry" commercials, so why blame Photoshop as a negative effect on your image?Image manipulation in programs like Photoshop have fallen victim to the notion that the advertised product contributes to ...

Guest commentary: We’re not all zombies

Guest commentary | Joe Campbell WSU Professor of Philosophy

January 29, 2014

Last week, Alfred R. Mele, William H. and Lucyle T. Werkmeister Professor of Philosophy at Florida State University, gave two wonderful presentations at WSU: the Potter Lecture on Thursday, Jan. 23 and another talk that was part of the Foley Institute’s Coffee and Politics series on Friday, Jan. 24. Th...

Obama gambles with wildlife

Josh Babcock | Evergreen columnist

January 29, 2014

In the next few months President Obama will make a decision that, if passed, will be one of the greatest regrets during his presidency; the decision of whether or not to extend TransCanada’s Keystone pipeline right through the middle of the United States.If passed, the Keystone XL oil pipeline wou...

Antibiotics in livestock do more good than harm

Corrine Harris | Evergreen columnist

January 29, 2014

The au courant livestock inquisition of the twenty-first century has arrived, and the U.S. populace is becoming drastically more interested in where animal and livestock products come from. Past inquiries have included the pink slime fiasco, the banning of rBST use in dairy cows, and the mad cow disease scare. The ...

Wolf population need decreasing

Wolf population need decreasing

Marissa Mararac | Evergreen columnist

January 27, 2014

Kill or be killed, every animal on earth is created for a purpose.All animals have a right to life, but when a species is overpopulating an area actions should be taken to lessen their numbers.At the end of 2012 there were 683 wolves in Idaho, according to Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG). Sinc...

Neutrality for all

Neutrality for all

Ashley Fisher | Evergreen columnist

January 27, 2014

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

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

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...

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