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Man breaks into car, trapped and arrested

FROM STAFF REPORTS

November 14, 2014

After drinking at a downtown bar, one Pullman resident accidentally locked himself in a stranger’s car, and spent two hours trying to get out.Allen Andersen, 29, left My Office Bar and Grill early Tuesday morning after having several drinks. A short distance from his residence, he climbed into into a...

As seen on TV: Exaggerated portrayals of mental illness leads to a culture of stigmas

BY ADDY FORTE AND HANNAH RAY LAMBERT | Evergreen reporters

November 13, 2014

It doesn’t show up on an x-ray and isn’t as obvious and clear cut as many physical ailments, so people often make the misassumption that mental illness is not a health issue, Cassandra Nichols, director of WSU Counseling and Testing Services said.“We have a long history of defining mental health ...

ASWSU approves two bills and election board

FROM STAFF REPORTS

November 13, 2014

At its weekly meeting Wednesday night, the ASWSU Senate unanimously appointed new members to its Election Board and voted in favor of two amendatory acts.ASWSU appointed six students to its Election Board, which handles managing ASWSU’s election codes and monitoring students partaking in ASWSU elect...

Depression treatment hindered by a ‘culture of happiness’

BY CHAD SOKOL | Evergreen city reporter

November 13, 2014

Roughly 1,100 college students in the U.S. die by suicide each year – about one or two on each campus the size of WSU.Pete Martin, the coroner for Whitman County, said in an average year he sees one or two such deaths. That number is about half of what it was several years ago, Martin said, but it...

Day of Action is ‘On Cougs’

MATTHEW BRUNSTETTER | Evergreen reporter

November 13, 2014

Today ASWSU in conjunction with the Greek community and other campus organizations will launch an awareness campaign for sexual assault.The campaign, “It’s On Cougs”, is inspired by the Obama administrations’ “It’s On Us” initiative.“We decided we would follow that campaign and make it personal o...

A greener Apple Cup

From staff reports

November 12, 2014

While the Cougar football team prepares to take on UW in the Apple Cup on Nov. 29, residence hall students from both schools will face off in a different way.The One Thing Challenge is an annual competition for the title of Greenest Campus. Students change one habit for two weeks to support environment...

PTSD: fear after danger is gone

Insomnia, difficulty sleeping and debilitating nightmares are common symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.

BY CHAD SOKOL | Evergreen city reporter

November 12, 2014

It can be a car accident or a natural disaster, a home invasion or a national tragedy, domestic violence or military combat – any experience that might kill or cause physical harm.A traumatic event can have long-lasting effects on a person's mental health, comprising nightmares and clouding everyd...

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BY MICHELLE FREDRICKSON, JACOB RUMMEL, AND MADISON CALLAN | EVERGREEN REPORTERS

November 12, 2014

Brain chemistry, exams, and relationship struggles all have one thing in common: they factor into the mental health of college students.Twenty-five percent of people aged 18 to 24 have a diagnosable mental illness, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. In a college-age population, anxi...

WSU fraternity receives colony

By staff reports

November 12, 2014

Delta Lambda Phi, an international social fraternity focused on building community and support between gay, bisexual, and progressive men, has initiated a colony at Washington State University.On Oct. 25, the fraternity was recognized by their national headquarters as one of Delta Lambda Phi’s five...

Sigma Kappa gives back

From staff reports

November 12, 2014

WSU’s Alpha Gamma chapter of Sigma Kappa sorority celebrated their 140th Founder’s Day, following the Week of Giving event series that took place from Nov. 3 through 9.The Week of Giving consisted of Sigma Kappa serving their community in several different ways. The sorority gave campus organiza...

WSU business plan wins competition

BY HALEY WATKINS | Evergreen reporter

November 12, 2014

Four WSU business students took first place at the Consortium of Undergraduate International Business Education (CUIBE) global strategy case competition, which took place from Oct. 30 to Nov. 1.Aaron Motley, McKenzie Polsak, Sterling Smith and Marinn Young competed against 16 schools throughout United ...

Substance abuse: cause and effect of mental health

Substance abuse and mental health are separate conditions, but both can help develop the other condition.

BY JOSH BABCOCK | Evergreen news editor

November 12, 2014

Substance abuse and mental illness are two separate conditions that can help advance one another; and both conditions thrive on college campuses.“There’s definitely a connection between mental conditions and substance abuse,” said Bonita Lawhead, a chemical dependency professional with 11 years of...

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