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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...

Vulgar language, vlugar conclusions

Chelsea Keyes Evergreen Columnist

January 15, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Toddlers are the new representation of what it takes to become a thug.A Nebraska toddler and three children were taken into protective custody after a disturbing video of the toddler using vulgar language went viral.The Omaha Police Officers Association used one of many videos as an opportunity to poorly highlight vio...

Stamping out compassion

Ashley Lynn Fisher Evergreen Columnist

January 15, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

The practice of shaming the poor continues to embed itself in the national psyche as something normal and acceptable.Students at a charter school in Colorado are currently branded with a scarlet letter of poverty if they do not have enough money in their lunch account. This mortifying policy only results ...

Letter to the editor: Organic milk not what it’s cracked up to be

Letter to the editor

January 15, 2014


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

To the author,  I have to say, it is rare to find a columnist that knows how to dissect the "organic" argument, especially in such a scientifically substantiated and readable way.  I grew up on and now own an all grass fed cattle ranch and when people say that I should convert to organic I want to ...

Acting as the ears, serving as the voice

By Calley Hair Editor-in-chief

January 13, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Our front page declares, “The student voice of Washington State University.” Is it just me, or is that a little presumptuous?Who are we to unequivocally and irrefutably declare ourselves the voice of every single Cougar? By the nature of the industry, all newspapers run the risk of slipping into...

Minimum wage hurts

Marissa Mararac Evergreen Columnist

January 13, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

When the ball dropped and the space needle lit up at midnight on Jan. 1 there was much more than kisses and warm welcomes to steering up the New Year.Washington State had a thirteen-cent increase to start the year, causing the minimum wage to jump from $9.19 to $9.32, according to the United States D...

Arguing until the cows come home

Corrine Harris Evergreen Columnist

January 13, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

A recent WSU study claiming that organic milk is more nutritious than regular milk is finding its contents to be the de novo dogma for consumers who afford the purchase of organic foods a reverence to be envied by most religions.It’s unfortunate, however, that the study seems to be missing the hall...

Buy me some figgy pudding

Buy me some figgy pudding

Alyssa Reynolds | Evergreen Columnist

December 9, 2013


Filed under Columns

This Christmas, we should give the gift of perspective.Even though everyone knows that the holidays are more than material things and parties, hardly anyone practices it. We should all be reminded that giving to people in need is more important than upgrading a phone. Less focus on the little things and ...

America’s dark history of eugenics can’t be forgotten

Michelle Chan | Evergreen Columnist

December 6, 2013


Filed under Columns

Somewhere, hidden in that closet at the end of the hall, America’s got a nasty skeleton tucked away—the kind of dark secret most of us don’t wish to bring up in conversation. But, as citizens of our dearly beloved nation, we’re more than just entitled to know the whole truth.The eugenic movem...

West Coast is catching the Eastern teams in the world of sports

December 6, 2013


Filed under Letters to the Editor

Editor:As a response to the article “East coast teams struggling to exert dominance,” I’d like to say that the East Coast has dominated the sporting world for quite some time. Fortunately, for us lowly and humble West Coaster's, it's not so farfetched to say that the West is catching up.Take a look at...

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