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Editor-in-chief Emma Ledbetter, pictured here, is grateful for all the people she worked with in her role.

Letter from the editor: ‘Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it only helped the reporter’

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen editor-in-chief July 23, 2021

As with most of my stories, I had plenty of time to write this and waited until the last possible day. That is right, it is officially my last day as editor-in-chief of The Daily Evergreen, and this is...

For landlords and tenants alike, air conditioning does not seem to be a financial possibility. We need other ways to stay cool as the summer heat increases year to year.

Air conditioning too expensive for many, new ideas necessary to stay cool

MEGHAN HENRY July 19, 2021

For a week and a half in June I jumped from friends' apartments to other friends' houses — anything with an air conditioning — a portable fan in one hand and a water spritzer in the other. With...

Although it has a slow start, once you get into the passionate romance and thrilling, high-stakes adventure, this book is hard to put down.

‘A Discovery of Witches’ is intellectual’s ‘Twilight’

KESTRA ENGSTROM, Evergreen columnist July 19, 2021

Deborah Harkness’ novel “A Discovery of Witches” begins when historian (and witch) Diana Bishop comes across a very old book while doing research in an Oxford University library. However, Diana...

As other major sports organizations loosen restrictions on marijuana use or do away with them altogether, it’s time for the Olympics to do the same.

End testing for cannabis in Olympics permanently

KESTRA ENGSTROM, Evergreen columnist July 16, 2021

Sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson made headlines in late June at the U.S. Olympic track and field trials in Oregon, where she dominated the women’s 100-meter race. She was set to be one of the stars of...

A party game played among friends brings out the worst in them all, with hatred for each other and themselves laid out on the table in a way that makes you wonder what makes the movie worth watching.

Movie ‘The Boys in the Band’ is confusing mix of emotions

MEGHAN HENRY July 16, 2021

When I first watched the trailer for "The Boys in the Band," an adaptation of the 1968 play by Mart Crowley, I had high hopes. Seeing such beloved faces like Matt Bomer and Jim Parsons gave me the idea...

The Free Britney movement is even bigger than Britney. It is sparking conversations about mental health and women’s experiences in the music industry in a cultural shift like we have never seen before.

Britney Spears’ conservatorship has gone on for too long, borders on abuse

KESTRA ENGSTROM, Evergreen columnist July 12, 2021

When Britney Spears suffered a very public mental breakdown in 2007, resulting in her running over the foot of a paparazzo with her car and shaving her head, mental health was still highly stigmatized....

Compared to the beloved film

Movie Review: Every American should watch ‘Finding ‘Ohana’

MEGHAN HENRY July 5, 2021

The movie "Finding ‘Ohana" is a recent addition to Netflix’s selection of films. It has been referred to as a modern take on the beloved movie "The Goonies" — and honestly, I think this quartet of...

Economic interests play too great a role in what Westerners read in the news. World news is important for the sake of knowledge and educating the public and should not be about profit.

Western media has long way to go in reporting non-Western news accurately

KESTRA ENGSTROM, Evergreen columnist July 5, 2021

Americans are notorious for a lack of geographical knowledge.  It’s hard to say exactly how bad, but a quick Google search finds claims that as low as just 35 percent of Americans can name every state...

Films characterizing all colleges as party central set students up for a very different reality.

SATIRE: College movies create unrealistic expectations for students


When I first came to college, fresh out of high school, I think I expected it to be largely the same but with somewhat more difficult work. Some people might expect it to be significantly harder; some...

An unexpected experience with a cult at Cougar College affects three students' lives.

SATIRE: Locals share stories as cult survivors

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief June 28, 2021

Note: All names have been changed to ensure the safety of sources. Things aren't always what they seem at first. One event always leads to another.  How did I get here? Cyrus thought. How in the...

Students work tirelessly in college to prepare themselves for future careers. Internships would help them reach that goal.

Students should apply for internships before graduating

MEGHAN HENRY June 28, 2021

College students are often lacking on-the-job experience many employers look for in applicants. With so much emphasis on building your resume and staying involved while in school, it can feel like there...

LGBTQ+ representation is becoming more common, but we need to see more elderly couples on screen, too.

Movie “Cloudburst” is touching tale of LGBTQ+, senior romance

GRACE LAPIERRE June 25, 2021

Watching shows and movies that fall under the romantic comedy genre, I have noticed a recurring theme: few of them focus on older couples.  There are plenty for younger couples like teen romances or...

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