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Board of Regents approve 2.5 percent tuition increase, discuss vaccine mandate

ANDREA GONZALEZ and MELINA ERNST May 10, 2021

The WSU Board of Regents approved a 2.5 percent tuition increase for the 2021-2022 academic year, WSU Athletics budget revisions and the establishment of new master’s degree programs during their two-day...

The Ask Cougs portal is a way to expedite the process of receiving students’ questions and concerns.

ASWSU plans to implement Ask Cougs portal by fall

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter April 30, 2021

ASWSU’s new portal is under development to increase students’ access to resources and increase transparency and communication between students and the university. Students can submit their concerns...

“Helping people who have been in similar shoes as me is something that I see for myself,

First-generation student breaks boundaries

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen deputy news editor April 29, 2021

Cristalina Ramirez remembers going to the fields in East Wenatchee as a young girl and watching her siblings and mother pick seasonal fruit, whether that was pears, apples, asparagus or cherries. As...

A 2018 survey conducted by Cougar Health Promotion reported 88 percent of WSU undergraduate students felt overwhelmed by their workload and 62 percent felt overwhelming anxiety.

Mental health pass for students in the works

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen deputy news editor April 29, 2021

ASWSU Senators unanimously passed a resolution during a meeting Wednesday calling for the creation of a standardized pass issued by WSU Counseling and Psychological Services to prevent academic penalizations...

WSU senior Samantha Cruz Mendoza said the biggest bill she worked on was Senate Bill 6561, which created an undocumented student financial aid program.

Daughter of DACA recipients makes plans for law school

STEFFI LUDAHL, Evergreen reporter April 29, 2021

Samantha Cruz Mendoza comes from a family of undocumented individuals but is a U.S. citizen herself. Whenever her family would go to events, they always worried that police or immigration might be there.  “I...

Through her role as ASWSU chief of staff and finance, Jhordin Prescott manages staff members, collects reports, supports the ASWSU president and vice president, and weighs in on financial decisions the university wants to make. 

Going the extra mile

ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter April 29, 2021

Jhordin Prescott is a family-oriented woman raised by people who uplifted and motivated her to succeed in all she does. With this same driven spirit, she has worked to lift her Coug community to unknown...

Student Affairs plans to incorporate ASWSU leaders’ suggestions to make resources more accessible, including enhancing click and search engine optimization.

Student Affairs to ‘revamp’ websites, make student resources more available

MELINA ERNST, Evergreen reporter April 28, 2021

WSU’s Division of Student Affairs plans to make it easier for students to find and access university resources in the upcoming fall semester. Earlier in the month, Student Affairs leaders met with...

ASWSU Senate approves training; dormitory safety bills

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen deputy news editor April 22, 2021

In addition to discussing campus safety during a meeting Wednesday, ASWSU Senators unanimously passed a bill requiring senators to attend diversity, equity and inclusion training.  Diversity, equity...

ASWSU Senator Oluwanifemi Shola-Dare said students should not have to spend a lot of time navigating through different websites or figuring out who to contact to ask their questions.

Resource accessibility to be ‘modernized’

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen news editor April 20, 2021

Transferring to WSU in August 2019 was a challenge for Oluwanifemi Shola-Dare, senior neuroscience major and ASWSU senator, as she tried to navigate through the university’s set of resources. Finishing...

Students will have the opportunity to anonymously share their sexual assault stories through a Survivors’ Page network.

Sexual assault resources portal, survivors’ page under development

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen news editor April 20, 2021

Editor’s Note: This story contains themes of sexual assault, which may be triggering to some. An asterisk identifies a source’s name has been changed to protect their anonymity. Reporting sexual...

ASWSU President Curtis Cohen said he is working with a few other senators to advocate for a more robust student resource portal because it is currently difficult to find resources. 

ASWSU Senate discusses transportation, Cougar Health Services parking fee

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen reporter April 15, 2021

ASWSU Senators received news they will not vote on a five percent student transportation fee increase during a meeting Wednesday.    Fee updates Graduate and Professional Student Association Senators...

“I feel like accountability is a very large thing that needs to be addressed on this campus,” said Mikayla Makle, WSU Black Student Union president. “People need to start acting on the things that they said they want to do.”

ASWSU confirms Black Student Union president

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen deputy news editor April 8, 2021

ASWSU Senators unanimously confirmed Mikayla Makle as president of WSU’s Black Student Union for the third year during a meeting Wednesday.  Despite the virtual environment, Makle said BSU successfully...

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