The Daily Evergreen

Aromatherapy grows in popularity, uses

SAM’s Apothecary owner Kraig Brown emphasized the importance of using and diffusing pure plant essential oils.

KATIE GROVES, Evergreen reporter

March 21, 2018

The recent popularity of essential oils has landed a wide variety on the shelves of many common drug stores, but it’s important to read up before using aromatic products. Most are made of plant material, though citrus oils use the cold-pressed rind of fruit. This material is first heated, a process...

Decaf coffee contains more benefits

While black coffee contains antioxidants, WSU’s registered dietician Alice Ma said added sugar, cream or milk can deter any benefits.

KATIE GROVES, Evergreen reporter

March 7, 2018

As many students may have noticed from the long line at the SPARK’s Starbucks, coffee seems to be a popular staple of the average person’s routine. Aside from the locations accepting Cougar Cash, RDA, cash and cards, its convenient location makes it easy for students to fuel their love for coffee....

Barre class hosted at Etsi Bravo

MARCUS STEPHEN COX, Evergreen reporter

March 7, 2018

Tomorrow evening, Etsi Bravo and Sanctuary Yoga will team up to host an evening of exercise as Barre at the Bar takes over the downtown area. Barre at the Bar will be taught by longtime fitness instructor Jamie Hunter of Sanctuary Yoga.  Hunter began her career as an exercise instructor in the late...

Pet’s mental health may impact owners

Zoey, a Mini Australian Shepard, plays a game of fetch with her owner, Michael Linder. The bond between humans and their pets can cause separation anxiety.

AUDREY HUDDLESTON, Evergreen reporter

March 7, 2018

Dogs get sick with many of the same illnesses that affect people, including mental disorders. A pet’s illness can then cause chaos in an owner’s life. Phyllis Erdman, professor of counseling psychology, was a former chairperson of the American Psychological Association’s Human-Animal Interaction...

Food addiction not recognized as disorder

Some foods that are high in fat, sugar or salt are linked with the same reward centers of the brain that are activated by drugs like heroin and cocaine. Studies surrounding the topic have raised questions about what constitutes an addiction.

MARCUS STEPHEN COX, Evergreen reporter

February 28, 2018

Food addiction has become an increasingly common concern in recent years, but there is still no clear consensus that the condition is a real phenomenon. While some studies have shown that certain foods create some of the same neurological responses as hard drugs, there is no concrete evidence that they...

UREC to consider free parking year-round

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen life editor

February 28, 2018

A tweet from student Allison Osborne on Friday afternoon read “Sooo how many [retweets] to get free parking at the [Student Recreation Center] forever?” ASWSU President Jordan Frost used his own Twitter account to reply that “2,000 [retweets] would send a pretty big message to the UREC committee!” At...

Sanctuary Yoga promotes positive body image, acceptance

Hot yoga at Sanctuary Yoga involves posing in extremely hot, humid conditions.

KATIE GROVES, Evergreen reporter

February 28, 2018

With over 30 instructors and a multitude of classes for people to choose from, Sanctuary Yoga in downtown Pullman works to extend its reach in the community. The studio specializes in hot yoga, but also offers non-heated yoga options in a variety of styles, including vinyasa power, fusion, yin and...

Social media use affects mental health

Recent research done at WSU showed students who already felt lonely or left out were more likely to develop anxiety 
and depression from overusing social media. Social media itself is not harmful in moderation.

AUDREY HUDDLESTON, Evergreen reporter

February 21, 2018

A WSU professor conducted several studies focused on the impacts of social media on adolescents and young adults, and found a connection between excessive social media use, and anxiety and depression in certain people. Chris Barry, an associate professor of psychology, organized a study where both...

Wellness fair focuses on all aspects of health

 Mark Brigham, left, and Jenny Ford talk about how the wellness fair has changed over the few years it has been going on.

MARCO MCCRAY, Evergreen reporter

February 14, 2018

The Latah County Health and Wellness Fair, designed to help community members of all ages live healthier lives by focusing on mental, physical and financial health, will take place Thursday. Jenny Ford, executive director of the Moscow Chamber of Commerce, said this year’s theme is “love yourself,...

Binge on chocolate, cure Valentine’s blues

Who needs a date? Chocolate can save you from a lonely Valentine’s Day and help boost your health in the process.

AUDREY HUDDLESTON, Evergreen columnist

February 14, 2018

Being single on Valentine’s Day can feel like walking around with a bull’s-eye on your back. Even grocery stores seem to mock you, with at least one aisle dedicated to Valentine’s Day since New Year’s. But if you can look past the unfriendly reminders of your loneliness, you may find a potential...

Alpha Chi Omega presents Healthy Relationships Week

AXO Assistant Philanthropy Chair Lily Friebel, left, and President Emma Johnson and talk about their upcoming events that aim to raise money for their local philanthropy, Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse.

KATIE GROVES, Evergreen reporter

February 14, 2018

Alpha Chi Omega is hosting its annual Healthy Relationships Week this week to spread domestic violence awareness. According to a fact sheet from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner...

Valentine Climb now opened to couples, public

The Giant's Ladder towers over the outside portion of the UREC. It will be the location of this year's Valentine Climb.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen life editor

February 14, 2018

Due to lack of registration for the Valentine Climb, officials in charge of the event and clinic decided to open it to the general public. The Valentine Climb is a University Recreation-sponsored special event during which couples participate in a belay and climbing clinic on UREC’s 72-foot ladder....

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