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The US should lower the drinking age to 18

To promote a healthier view of alcohol consumption, the US should follow Europe’s example of a younger drinking age. 

RUSSELL BEHRMANN | Evergreen columnist

November 19, 2015

A proposed ballot initiative in California that would lower the state’s minimum drinking age to 18 has been cleared to collect signatures and could be voted on by April 2016.The initiative, like most of its kind, will likely fail due to the provisions of the National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 198...

Recognize the importance of Veterans Day

Members of the military risk much more than their lives and should be remembered and thanked for their service. Fred Glover, 88, a veteran of the 9th Para Battalion, waits to watch a parachute jump just outside Rainville during D-Day commemorations on June 5, 2014 in Ranville, France.

PHILIP GROSSENBACHER | Evergreen columnist

November 10, 2015

As you make plans for your Wednesday off, it is important to take a moment and observe why this day is set apart.Veterans Day, Nov. 11, formerly known as Armistice Day, takes place every year as “a celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve an...

Cross-generational integration

Incorporating people of various ages in a shared atmosphere is an alternative approach to both education and care for senior citizens.

PHILIP GROSSENBACHER | Evergreen columnist

October 29, 2015

Amazing things happen when you put preschoolers inside a nursing home. Since the release of a video of preschoolers playing with elderly men and women in an “intergenerational learning center,” the idea has gone viral.As adorable as the video is, the topics addressed by filmmaker Evan Briggs are...

Kill or be Killed

Top trophy hunting countries in Africa based on proportion of hunters visiting. Regulating animal populations through trophy hunting is necessary for the well-being of human lives.

Philip Grossenbacher | Evergreen columnist

September 24, 2015

Kill or be killed: that’s the reality for many families in villages in the African country of Botswana in the two years following the illegalization of trophy hunting.Animals such as lions and elephants have been allowed to run rampant, taking their toll on the livelihood of some of the poorest com...

Feminism of the hijab

The hijab is a symbol of cultural identity, the understanding of which starts at the individual level. Friends Nora Diab, left, and Marwa Atik, right, adjust a new hijab on friend Marwa Biltagi in the backyard of Atik's home in Fountain Valley, California. 

Sophia Stephens | Evergreen columnist

September 23, 2015

The most hotly-contested piece of clothing in our modern society is not the thong, bikini, crop top or miniskirt – it is the hijab.In multiple European countries, there have been legal bans enacted against it, and intense debates have raged about its supposed purpose to oppress Muslim women, with some...

Waiting to say “I do”

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Christina Theel| Evergreen Columnist

January 22, 2015

According to a Pew Research Center (PRC) study last year, the Millennial generation is waiting to say their “I do's” longer than previous generations.Only 26 percent of our generation is married. When they were the age that Millennials are now, 36 percent of Generation X, 48 percent of Baby Boome...

Tracking butterflies with convicts: A WSU research story

Two monarch butterflies feed on a Blazing Star plant at the USDA Forest Service's Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie in Illinois, Friday, Sept. 1, 2006.

BY HALEY WATKINS | Evergreen reporter

September 19, 2014

Max security prisoners located at the Washington State Penitentiary are setting butterflies free this week.David James, Ph.D., is an entomologist at Washington State University, has inmates volunteering to participate in one of his studies.The inmates recently began releasing the butterflies in the or...

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