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Letter to the editor

We don’t need to kill wolves to save sheep

September 6, 2013


Filed under Columns

From Michael RydbomI would like to urge Pullman School District voters to support both the upcoming four-year Maintenance and Operations (M&O) Levy Renewal and the bond to build an additional elementary school. Election day will be Feb. 9, 2016.The M&O Levy is a renewal of the current levy and supports extracurricular programs, special and advanced courses, additional staffing and student support as well as daily school operations. It will replace the current levy and will not cause any increase in taxes.Pullman is growing and the school district has grown by over 450 students in the past seven years. The state of Washington has mandated implementation of full-day kindergarten and also a reduction in classroom sizes. All these have caused the need for an additional elementary school. Timing for the new school is optimal right now with Pullman having a possible one-time opportunity this spring to apply for a state Class Size Reduction (K-3) grant along with bond rates being currently favorable. The new school is estimated to initially increase taxes about 44 cents per thousand dollars of property valuation.Tax rates are predicted to drop in the future as population growth continues and some current district bonds are paid off.Pullman has one of the best school districts in the state, thanks to the community support it receives. Let’s continue with that support.The opinions expressed in this letter to the editor are not necessarily those of the staff of The Daily Evergreen or those of The Office of Student Media.

A modern American Dream can be great

September 6, 2013


Filed under Columns

From what we see in pictures and movies, the 1950s was an era of simplicity. Kids went to school, mothers stayed home to cook and fathers went to work. It was the American Dream.Fast forward to the present and that dream is long gone. Today, we live in an era of over consumption, over spending and overworki...

The hallowed Martin Stadium is named after a Husky

The hallowed Martin Stadium is named after a Husky

To complement the stadium’s new look we should christen our arena with a name befitting of the Crimson and Gray

September 6, 2013


Filed under Columns

Phase two of Martin Stadium’s ravishing renovation will be completed next May. Phase three should include a name change.It is a little known fact that Martin Stadium, one of campus’ most sacred establishments, is named after a graduate from the University of Washington. That’s right; our football stadiu...

Column called attention to violations of rights

September 4, 2013


Filed under Letters to the Editor

I just read Ashley Fisher's piece "Your home is your castle, even against the cops." I thought it was well done, and explores a very important and underexamined issue.If Ms. Fisher is interested in learning more about the right to resist unlawful arrest, I coauthored an article on the subject a few yea...

Column exaggerated government power

September 4, 2013


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Ashley Fisher's recent column on Indiana's rather extraordinary new law intrigued me. If we were in a genuine police state or an "increasingly totalitarian society," she would not have been able to publish an article like she did or would have been arrested and imprisoned immediately afterward.Has that ha...

WSU needs to back its student veterans

September 4, 2013


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The American Legion strongly supports all efforts at Washington State University to have a place to meet regularly. Any group is more reliable and stronger when they can meet in the same location and time regularly. It is good to see that the ASWSU, especially President Taylor Hennessey, is working with ...

Depredation efforts require revision

Corrine Harris, Evergreen columnist

September 4, 2013


Filed under Columns

A deer in the headlights may cause a driver’s life to flash before their eyes, but when a wolf pack kills 176 sheep in a single night, a whole new terror comes to life.Current wolf depredation efforts do not seem as effective as most farmers, and sheep, would prefer.The Siddoway Sheep Company suffered the loss of 119 ...

College education goes online

Michelle Chan

September 3, 2013


Filed under Columns

For better or for worse, the classroom is moving into the final frontier.The Internet revolutionizes the way we process and search for information. It serves as a personal informant and in some ways as a private teacher. With a wealth of knowledge within our reach, many professors are beginning to seek o...

The rape pandemic

The rape pandemic

Hilary Sandberg

September 3, 2013


Filed under Columns

As reports of rape rise throughout the world, women are carrying the blame while men let men keep raping.When rape is a pandemic problem across cultures and societies, there is a fundamental issue with the value of women in the eyes of much of the male population. Be it in the United States, China, I...

How to succeed as an incoming student

How to succeed as an incoming student

Chelsea Keyes

September 3, 2013


Filed under Columns

“American Pie” lied.Young teens anticipate the day they leave for college; typically it is the first time they are away from their parents. Unfortunately most incoming college students are more interested in partying and having a good time with their friends rather than applying themselves to the...

Your house is your castle, even against the cops

Ashley Lynn Fisher, Evergreen columnist

August 30, 2013


Filed under Columns

No one should be exempt from the law, including those who enforce it.Last March, Indiana’s former Governor Mitch Daniels signed into law an amendment allowing citizens the right to use deadly force against public servants who unlawfully enter their homes, according to an article by Bloomberg News.Indi...

Beware of Germans bearing three Grecian financial burdens

Dominique Wald, Evergreen columnist

August 30, 2013


Filed under Columns

If you’re Greece, hopefully that is true. After almost being thrown out of the European Union, Greece is asking for a third bailout amounting to an equivalent of $13.4 billion. The bailout could mean more time to repay their loans adding up to 240 billion euros from previous bailouts, according to t...

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