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OPINION: Participating in 10-day challenge will help WSU make recovery

As of Tuesday, the county has confirmed a total of 1,551 COVID-19 cases, according to the Whitman County Public Health website. Age groups 1-19 and 20-39 years make up 1,221 cases. It is unknown how many of those individuals are WSU students and how many are non-students.
GRACE LAPIERRE, Opinion Columnist January 21, 2021

Coming into the spring semester, WSU has asked students to participate in arrival testing and the 10-day challenge. After seeing students fail to social distance at the start of fall semester, I am hopeful...

OPINION: Normalize tattoos in the workplace

Professional in the workplace, and ridden in self-expression
PORTIA SIMMONS, Opinion Columnist January 21, 2021

As an avid lover of tattoos, I feel they are a visual form of individualism. Although tattoos are more accepted among the younger population, I feel a workplace environment should embrace the same acceptance.  Although...

OPINION: New semester brings opportunities for community growth in classroom

Professor speaks to black screens, the reality of online learning.
MEGHAN HENRY, Opinion Columnist January 21, 2021

There is much to look forward to in a new semester in Pullman: chilly weather, being reunited with friends, new classes and a fresh start to grades. Even online, there is a reinvigorated sense of drive...

OPINION: What is winter without snow?

Whether it accumulates only an inch, or up to several feet, snow makes winter feel wintery, this Evergreen columnist argues.
GRACE LAPIERRE, Evergreen columnist January 20, 2021

I grew up in central New York, near Syracuse. We almost always had snow in the winter. I tried to remember a winter without snow, and nothing came to mind — either there were none or I simply forgot...

Letter from the Editor: Excited for new experiences

The Evergreen Roots editor looks to support WSU clubs and begin a series on pharmacy students.
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor January 19, 2021

I decided to apply to The Daily Evergreen after learning fall semester would be held exclusively online for most WSU students. I was looking for a way to still be involved on campus and to preserve my...

Letter from the Editor: Evergreeners are here to serve readers

Evergreen editor-in-chief Emma Ledbetter is ready to hear from readers via email at
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen editor-in-chief January 19, 2021

Dear Reader, If I’m being honest, I’ve always struggled to write letters from the editor; I need serious inspiration to crank out a “leditor.” Even if my goal is simply to introduce myself,...

OPINION: Beware of student burnout

Finals, coronavirus stress and student life have all conspired to make student burnout even more prevalent than before.
MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen columnist December 10, 2020

Just opening my laptop to begin this column took quite a bit out of me, I won’t lie. Many breaks were required. I rewarded myself for every line I wrote … the typical just-get-through-the-finish-line...

Letter from the Editors: Uncertainty, wildcards made us stronger

Fall semester brought new challenges, but the Evergreen staff adapted admirably.

We had a vision for the paper we were hoping to accomplish before we even stepped into our roles. Then the pandemic presented us with a new set of challenges, and we worried our plans would be curtailed...

Letter from the Editor: We’re finally closing out this semester

The Evergreen Opinion editor reminisces on the highs and lows of 2020.
JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor December 10, 2020

When I first started working for the Evergreen, I was a fresh-faced first year with a spring in my step and a song in my heart. The world was my oyster, by golly, and I was going to milk it for every pearl...

OPINION: Learn a foreign language

The ability to communicate in a different language is a necessary skill in the modern world.
GRACE LAPIERRE, Evergreen columnist December 9, 2020

In my experience, learning a foreign language is a fun, rewarding challenge. I studied French in high school for three years, took a semester of Chinese and am currently on my third semester of Japanese....

Letter to the Editor: My time at The Evergreen

Starting college online and writing for a newspaper was a challenge, but an entertaining one.
JOEY FRANKLIN, Evergreen columnist December 9, 2020

I found out I wouldn't be living at WSU during fall 2020 as I made my way home from summer break. The announcement was supposed to be made the week before I left but was delayed by the school administration. I...

OPINION: Improving online schooling for next semester

Zoom classes and online school is still a work in progress.
PORTIA SIMMONS, Evergreen columnist December 9, 2020

The coronavirus has changed the regular way of life for most. It has altered the way that students learn. This semester has surely been different, and many people have differing opinions about online school. Some...

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