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Slavery still exists in the form of human trafficking

Chelsea Keyes | Evergreen Columnist

October 29, 2013


Filed under Columns

The Emancipation Proclamation may have been issued in 1863, but tens of millions still wear chains.Human traffickers are greedy, selfish and cruel.The abhorrent practice of human trafficking forces people into slavery, and is a violation of human rights. It is a growing issue in many parts of the wor...

Drinking obligations

Chris Morgan | director, ASWSU Student Legal Services

October 29, 2013


Filed under Guest Commentaries

Washington State University is no stranger to the binge drinking culture that has persisted across college campuses for the last several decades.The struggle between the government, college administrators, police and students over the use and abuse of alcohol is no less intensified now than in years p...

Accurate alcohol and marijuana information

Letter to the editor

October 29, 2013


Filed under Letters to the Editor

Editor:To start, I want to say thank you for running the two columns about police encounters and the new marijuana law in the opinion section yesterday. They were well written, and understanding your rights with alcohol is extremely important.However, in the marijuana article, there was a place where the di...

Turn the lights on our high school sex education

Dominique Wald | Evergreen Columnist

October 29, 2013


Filed under Columns

When it comes to sex education, students face a great disservice.The quality of sex education students are receiving is inexcusable. According to the National Conference of State Legislature, only 19 states require their curriculum to be medically, factually or technically accurate.It’s a scary tho...

Know your rights

Know your rights

Mitch Strang | Evergreen Columnist

October 28, 2013


Filed under Columns

Don’t let police tactics manipulate you into giving up your constitutional rights.As U.S. citizens we are guaranteed certain rights under the Constitution, rights that all Americans should know. Too often, students at WSU are approached by police officers while on foot, questioned and eventually arres...

New marijuana law leaves smokers and enforcers hazy

New marijuana law leaves smokers and enforcers hazy

Mitch Strang | Evergreen Columnist

October 28, 2013


Filed under Columns

Your ordinary marijuana smoking session results in 20 to 40 times the legal driving limit.Implementing the new marijuana law has been controversial as well as confusing for law enforcement on local and federal levels.While possession of up to one ounce of marijuana is now legal, it is still illegal to gro...

Legal does not mean healthy

Legal does not mean healthy

Chelsea Keyes | Evergreen Columnist

October 25, 2013


Filed under Columns

Legal does not mean safe.The most commonly abused drugs are tobacco, stimulants and depressants. Although these drugs are in fact legal, they are a continuous cause of health issues and users should be aware of their side effects. Educate yourself. If you suspect that you, or someone you know, have symp...

Asking questions, answering issues

Editorial Board

October 24, 2013


Filed under Editorials

Liquor, laws and learning.Part of The Daily Evergreen's responsibility as the student voice for WSU includes actively addressing ongoing issues on our campus and in our city. After speaking with students, community members and campus leaders, the shared concern for understanding the medical, legal ...

Shuttle service made available for Halloween

October 23, 2013


Filed under Letters to the Editor

Editor:We would like to offer additional information to supplement that which was provided in Monday's letter to the editor concerning game day parking for the Oct. 31 home football game.It is correct that WSU parking permit holders will need to vacate their parking lots by 1 p.m. that day. However, a free sh...

Anti-Coug myth busting

Beau Baily | Evergreen Columnist

October 23, 2013


Filed under Columns

College rivalry is a great thing.There is no better feeling than defeating the University of Washington and watching them suffer. Whether it is sports, academics, raising money for charity, a game of cards, or beating someone to a parking spot, competition always exists between the two institutions.Cre...

Don’t curse cursive; it makes you smarter

Marissa Mararac | Evergreen Columnist

October 23, 2013


Filed under Columns

Reminisce back to third grade, to when the achieved loop of an uppercase “B” in cursive meant you had succeeded in class.For many elementary students, that achievement will cease to exist. Since 2010, a total of 45 states are on board with the Common Core Standards Curriculum, according to the Co...

Punish kids by detention, not detainment

Marissa Mararac | Evergreen Columnist

October 21, 2013


Filed under Columns

When we think about crime, the first thoughts that usually come to mind are robberies, murders or even speeding on the freeway. However, children are being arrested for crimes that lack the same level of unlawfulness.Children 13 years old or younger are being arrested and taken into custody by authorities for actions suc...

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