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OPINION: Bring back spring break for WSU students

Spring break is a time to relax and unwind — students need that.

MADELINE GREER, Evergreen columnist

October 22, 2020

WSU recently announced its plans to cancel spring break for spring 2021. They decided to add three days off during the semester and start the semester a week later than originally scheduled. These days off are scattered throughout the semester and are midweek. As someone who normally uses their spring...

OPINION: Dealing with your first apartment

Students living off campus will have to deal with a whole new set of housing issues like landlords, rent and utilities.

GRACE LAPIERRE, Evergreen columnist

October 6, 2020

My mother’s first apartment with my father was nicknamed “the rat hole.” She told me about the train tracks nearby that made the building shake, the puke-yellow plastic table they owned and several other features that made the place an ‘ideal’ residence. With apartments, first doesn’t...

OPINION: Get virtually involved on campus

There are many different ways to stay active and involved on campus, even during a pandemic.

JACQUELINE MALDONADO-HERNANDEZ, Evergreen columnist

September 30, 2020

Being involved in Pullman during a pandemic can seem to be very limited when it comes to engaging with other students. However, WSU still provides various options and opportunities for our fellow WSU students to remain engaged. “I think that if I was living on campus, I would try to get involved...

OPINION: Greek members need to follow their leaders

While Greek leaders have been working to ensure COVID-19 safety, it’s up to their constituents to follow through and keep the Palouse safe.

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen columnist

September 3, 2020

It is no secret that Greek life nationally carries a stigma of recklessness. WSU’s Greek community, infamous for its party culture, is no different. During this pandemic, the spotlight has cast on this group of students as the most likely catalyst for new COVID-19 cases on the Palouse. Though many...

OPINION: Stay busy and stay active

There's no shortage of things for Cougs to do to stay active and occupied.

JOEY FRANKLIN, Evergreen columnist

September 1, 2020

The pandemic has put the whole world on lockdown, and states across America have issued stay-at-home mandates. Since the shutdown in March, people have struggled to find activities to entertain themselves while staying home, so staying busy is very important. Chris Dickey, WSU tuba and euphonium instructor,...

OPINION: Postponing fall sports affects WSU

The fall season was supposed to be WSU’s big year. Instead, sports were pushed to the spring, affecting Coug fans, players and students alike.

JOEY FRANKLIN, Evergreen columnist

August 27, 2020

The Pac-12 conference's decision to postpone fall sports has affected Coug fans worldwide. This decision was made on Aug. 11 by Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott. He acknowledged the impact this will have on fans, but said the health and safety of student-athletes as the chief reason to postpone th...

OPINION: Satire: E-sports replace WSU football

WSU's new e-sports team will replace in-person sports this semester.

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor

August 25, 2020

With the recent cancellation of all WSU sports for the semester, the Coug community will be significantly different from past years. No longer will Martin Stadium be filled with cheers or, as was the case last year, groans, as our beloved team screwed up on defense again. It seems as though the Cougars...

OPINION: Fall semester is what you decide to make it

Regardless of circumstance, there are ways to make the best of online learning. This semester still provides some unique opportunities.

SARAH DANIELS, Evergreen columnist

August 17, 2020

I am a senior this year at WSU, which means not only am I so close to graduating, but I’m so close to all of my collegiate experiences ending and my career beginning. So how do we, as students, navigate this? When things first went online, I was most worried about my career. I want to perform but...

Letter to freshmen: A completely new WSU experience

Letter to freshmen: A completely new WSU experience

JAKOB THORINGTON, Guest columnist

August 17, 2020

Well, this is certainly a different Week of Welcome experience. Hi, I’m Jakob. I graduated last May, and I am a former Evergreen reporter. Like many of you, I graduated during the middle of our country’s shutdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. I know the disappointment of seeing all...

OPINION: Support your fellow Cougs

Even though WSU's learning format has changed, we're still a community that needs to support one another.

ADAM HUREAU, Evergreen columnist

August 17, 2020

Fall is almost here, and it will definitely be different than anything we’ve faced before. With the recent move to distance delivery for most classes, many students may be frustrated, anxious or upset. In these challenging times, we have to remember the importance of supporting those around us and...

OPINION: Students, staff are changing the future

Cougs all across campus are helping shape WSU's coronavirus response.

MACKENNA ROWE, Evergreen columnist

August 17, 2020

COVID-19 has put a damper on the year. Though there are many downsides to the world's situation, there is one topic that is not often considered. Whether it’s wearing masks, social distancing or even avoiding the temptation to eat in a restaurant, almost every person is changing and affecting history...

OPINION: Coronavirus will foster greater community at WSU

This pandemic, as terrible as it is, will bring Cougs closer together and build community bonds.

MACKENNA ROWE, Evergreen columnist

August 17, 2020

One of the very first sentences freshmen hear when joining the WSU family is, "Cougs help Cougs." That motto has not changed despite the new circumstances for the fall semester. Although the Cougar community has moved to a virtual format, there are many ways to make this year just as special. One...

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