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The social depression network

Alyssa Reynolds | Evergreen Columnist

September 27, 2013

Eat, sleep, check Facebook.Managing our social media accounts has become second nature in our lives. It has made connecting with family and friends much easier. Although social media has enhanced some aspects of human connection, there is a downside to the very impersonal way we share information with on...

The market for drugs

The market for drugs

Mitch Strang | Evergreen Columnist

September 27, 2013

The notion of a ‘controlled substance’ is a myth.Coca, the plant that naturally produces cocaine, has been consumed by humans for thousands of years, and humans have ingested marijuana for over 10,000 years, according to Robert O. Keel at the University of Missouri St. Louis. Nearly every civiliz...

The US is unprepared for an EMP strike

Ashley Fisher | Evergreen Columnist

September 25, 2013

The Obama administration’s response to North Korean and Iranian nuclear threats is way past due.On Dec. 12, 2012, North Korea launched an alleged Unha-3 rocket to put an Earth observation satellite in orbit in what they insisted was part of its peaceful space program, according to an article by the New...

STEM students must hold on until help arrives

Corrine Harris | Evergreen Columnist

September 25, 2013

As a student majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math, you have a 60 percent chance of dropping out or changing majors, according to a study by the University of Central Florida.The odds are not in your favor.Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education is in dire need of reno...

Leach was a poor sport

Letter to the Editor

September 25, 2013

Editor:Sports can be very competitive. One thing you learn is to be humble in winning and humble in losing. Hopefully in the future, Coach Leach will just say, “Nice game,” and leave the trash talk to others. We are a classy university with classy people.Go Cougs!Michael JonesWSU Alum...

Fund mental health, not gun regulations

Letter to the Editor

September 23, 2013

Editor:The column “Mental health to blame in Navy Yard shooting” was a pleasant surprise…until I read the conclusion.Michelle Chan is on the right track when she says banning guns would only penalize peaceful people who have followed the laws all along. But going from there to calling for manda...

Are the Evergreen archives lost to time?

Letter to the Editor

September 23, 2013

Editor:I sat on the Student and Activities (S&A) committee in 2011.  This group distributes the $500 and change in S&A fees, which students pay each year, throughout campus.  One of the requests was a one-time distribution to The Daily Evergreen to upgrade their servers.  One of the reasons for th...

Investigative fails hurt justice

Alyssa Reynolds | Evergreen Columnist

September 23, 2013

Amateur investigation freed a previously convicted child murderer.An Arizona woman was released after spending more than 20 years on death row when her conviction was overturned due to a lack of proper criminal procedure. Investigational errors that lead to the obviously guilty receiving their freedom base...

WSU Band is not good

Letter to the Editor

September 23, 2013

Editor:I am very disappointed how the Cougar Marching Band performs. Actually, I would not classify the band as a marching band, but rather a concert band with music attached to their instruments. The drum crew performs without music sheets, why can't the rest of the band? All you have to do is watch how the ...

Cops are citizens too, not police-state soldiers

Chelsea Keyes | Evergreen Columnist

September 23, 2013

Serve and protect, not shoot and ask questions later.Law enforcement officers are authority figures. We seek their help and expect them to solve our problems. Therefore we assume that they would, and should, do the right thing at all times.Although officers are charged with upholding laws, they are not ...

Keep College noisy

September 20, 2013

Pullman, Wash. – the city that never sleeps.Whether it is late nights spent studying or weekend nights spent celebrating, there aren’t enough hours in a day to accommodate the life of a WSU student. So people shouldn’t complain when it gets rowdy on College Hill.College life resembles something ...

Monitoring social media posts

Monitoring social media posts

Alyssa Reynolds | Evergreen Columnist

September 20, 2013

My Big Brother could beat up your big brother.A California school district found a new approach to tackle cyberbullying by monitoring public posts students make to their social media accounts, and even though this may be construed as an invasion of privacy, it's a good act.Glendale School District hired ...

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