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The Evergreen campus has more than a few radicals, advocates and activists, who devote much of their time to social justice and change. But only a small group will be plunging headlong into a conflict that has seen such death and destruction in recent decades. The Israeli Palestinian conflict is a subject sure to evoke impassioned opinions on and off campus. This year a handful of Evergreen students will leave the confines of the classroom for the arid lands of the Middle East. Senior Elissa Goss and recent graduate Maya Harris, will be traveling to Palestine with the organization Interfaith Peace Builders (IFPB). The delegation will be lead by Cindy Corrie, cofounder of The Rachel Corrie Foundation, and Andy Clarno, professor in Sociology of Africa and the Middle East at the University of Illinois Chicago. Interfaith Peace Builders is an organization dedicated to fostering “a network of informed and active individuals who u...

 
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Horoscopes: 10/5/12

 
October 5, 2012



Aries - Be prepared for a sea change in the way you experience the world. If you can let go of your self-doubt and old thinking patterns, your friendships will strengthen and you may find solutions to long-lasting conflict. Taurus - One of your relationships may be off-balance currently. Babying or patronizing someone close to you will probably leave them with a sour taste in their mouth. This person may reverse the pattern back onto you, smothering you both if you don’t take action to stop this quickly. Gemini - You are struggling to move past a troubling event. Rediscovery of an old passion may help you overcome your struggles. You might be chasing a pipe dream, but the ride will be worth it. Cancer - Past: Unresolved hurt, wounds without closure. Present: A façade of well-being, a preoccupation with the superficial. Future: Consider letting your emotions out, continuing to play close to the vest is just hurting you more. ...

 
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Horoscopes: 9/17/12

 
September 17, 2012



Aries - Choosing how to spend your orientation week will be equal parts exciting and overwhelming for you. If at any point you feel yourself becoming agitated with the masses of humanity, take a trip down to the Campus Recreation Center to blow off some steam. Taurus - Make sure to enjoy a walk in the woods this week while the weather is still good. Clearing your mind of distractions during this transitory time will help keep you grounded and peaceful. Gemini - That activity you were debating attending today? It would be in your best interest to show up. If you keep your eyes open, it may reveal a new opportunity to you. Cancer - Avoid the urge to fight fire with fire this week. A mild irritation could bloom into a full-blown conflict if you don’t remember to take deep breaths. Leo - If you are currently on the prowl for a special someone, keep your eyes peeled this week. Someone charming may ask to sit with you in the Gr...

 
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Plastic Bags: A Menace Within

 
September 17, 2012



If you haven’t heard, plastic bags are on the outs. As a young environmental idealist from Idaho (a surprisingly conscious state, considering its very red loyalties), I was happy as a new resident of Seattle to lend a hand in the recent bag ban fight. I hooked up with a small group located in downtown Seattle aptly named the Fund for the Public Interest just days after my big move. Consisting of about a dozen or so college students and a few graduates, the Fund for the Public Interest has teamed up with some more well-known environmental defenders like the Sierra Club and Environment Washington to bring this pressing issue to the doorstep of the people it directly affects: Washington residents. When I call this initiative a fight, I don’t mean any old scuffle. This blight upon our beautiful bays and scenic seas is a very real danger threatening not only our famous waters (a huge tourism draw), but the entire marine ecosystem...

 
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Welcome to Evergreen, Freshman. I’m not going to ask forgiveness for the title of this article, because it’s the truth when it comes to the wondrous time of O-Week here at Evergreen; you’re meeting new people who feel scared by the isolation of not knowing anyone but have a rush of excitement at this new world. Don’t be afraid. Go hard, young ones. But from my experience of going through two O-Weeks already, I feel it’s my duty to give you some advice on the Do’s and Don’ts of getting through this beautiful time of debauchery and self-exploration. Don’t bring your booze outside to the smokers section next to A building after drinking in your dorm room with your new friends: security and RA’s frequent there and hiding a PBR Tall boy in your chinos just might not work as well as you think. If you feel overwhelmed as to where to sit in the Greenery, just plop down near some friendly faces you’d like to get to know better and...