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Legal does not mean healthy

Legal does not mean healthy

Chelsea Keyes | Evergreen Columnist

October 25, 2013

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

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 ...

Anti-Coug myth busting

Beau Baily | Evergreen Columnist

October 23, 2013

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

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...

Shuttle service made available for Halloween

October 23, 2013

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...

More than just a business

More than just a business

Michelle Chan | Evergreen Columnist

October 21, 2013

Puppies, kittens and birds for sale, batteries not included.Many of us welcome companion animals into our homes as members of our family. Nearly 68 percent of households within the United States own a pet. Last year spending on pets totaled $53.33 billion, a 4.7 percent increase from the previous year...

Letter to the editor: WSU can’t grind to a halt for a football game

October 21, 2013

Editor:I was frustrated and disappointed when I heard that class would be canceled for the Thursday game at the end of October. While I understand the logic of the decision (I'm sure most undergrads are thrilled at the idea of a Halloween pre-funk in the form of Cougar football), I was dismayed to th...

Punish kids by detention, not detainment

Marissa Mararac | Evergreen Columnist

October 21, 2013

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...

See you in February

See you in February

Dominique Wald | Evergreen Columnist

October 18, 2013

Well, it’s finally over.After 16 days of back and forth debates, a deal was struck to raise the debt ceiling and end the government shutdown. But all Americans really gained from this debacle was a deeper distaste for our government.The deal will fund the government through Jan. 15 and raise the $1...

The mental health stigma prevents help from being sought

Alyssa Reynolds | Evergreen Columnist

October 18, 2013

The social stigma against mental illness kicks those who suffer from it while they’re down.Huge strides have been made in accepting social issues that people wouldn't talk about 20 years ago. However, we still have a long way to go on a specific topics, specifically mental illness. A better understa...

Weighing ethics and audience, choosing integrity

Christine Rushton Evergreen Editor-in-Chief

October 18, 2013

It stares you in the face as you walk by the distribution box, by the coffee counter and by the front of the bus. Filled with headlines, photos and stories, the front page of The Daily Evergreen invites readers into the news of our community.On yesterday’s front, the centerpiece photo with the sto...

Organs for sale

Falun Gong members held demonstrations on July 28, 2004 to illustrate the persecution they encounter in China.

Chelsea Keyes | Evergreen Columnist

October 16, 2013

Your new eyes might be Chinese.Organ donors are usually selfless individuals that are willing to give up a piece of themselves, in life or death, in order for someone else to live. On the other hand, victims of the ghastly and macabre crime of organ harvesting are unwilling and involuntary ‘donors,’...

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