The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Love really is a game sometimes. But when we turn it into a competition where every contestant needs perfect scores, the game starts to become a little rigged.

OPINION: Lower your dating expectations

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor March 24, 2022

Dating apps are as successful for me as a water puddle is successful for a computer. I have tried them out on several occasions — Tinder, Bumble, Taimi, Hinge, you name it — and always ended up...

Is Valentine’s Day just a gigantic marketing scam created by greeting card companies to make money? Or is it a holiday actually worth celebrating?

OPINION: Valentine’s Day – day of love, or corporate scheme?

MIA PUZZO, Evergreen columnist February 15, 2022

Valentine’s Day is a day that is supposed to celebrate love and appreciation.  However, this day of love seems to be one of the most disputed holidays in America. People cannot agree whether...

We should have a Neds Declassified School Survival Guide-esque attitude toward dating. We are all just figuring it out.

Embrace hookup culture

JORDAN AHLSTEDT, Evergreen columnist December 6, 2021

Tinder, Bumble, Hinge, Grindr and OkCupid are only a few of the dating apps and websites that have made meeting that special someone a whole lot easier.  Our very own Cougs are their users. As...

Surprisingly, in a society where love is at the forefront of socializing, we are ridiculed for feeling incomplete without it.

Love your loneliness

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor November 29, 2021

I am 19 and have never dated. Cue the violins. A friend told me a couple weeks ago that romance is a social construct. I would say that is mostly true. After all, we do not necessarily need romantic...

Watch two awful people fall in love with each other based on a foundation of lies and deceit.

Movie review: Swipe left on ‘Love Hard’

SAMANTHA RADCLIFFE, Evergreen columnist November 29, 2021

It is the middle of November, Netflix. So tell me, why are you releasing Christmas movies? Halloween candy is only a few weeks old, and Thanksgiving has just passed. Even if it were time for holiday movies,...

Can a happily ever after story really happen after so many tears and heartache?

BookTok review: ‘Ugly Love’ provides life lessons for relationships

SAMANTHA RADCLIFFE, Evergreen columnist November 11, 2021

Ever since I finished “It Ends with Us,” TikTok has not stopped recommending novels by Colleen Hoover. But I am not complaining. I recently completed “Ugly Love” and I want to share my thoughts....

Coelho’s novel was published in 1988, but it is still ahead of the times. His story gives readers a new perspective on life and one’s “Personal Legend.”

‘The Alchemist’ catalyst for anyone’s personal growth

SYDNEY DOWNING, Evergreen columnist October 4, 2021

Paulo Coelho’s novel, “The Alchemist,” is a tale of adventure. It is motivational, eye-opening and cherished by endless people of all different ages and beliefs. More specifically, this widely-known...

Characters in this novel show the suffering of being in love with your abuser and the strength of being a survivor.

BookTok review: ‘It Ends with Us’ powerfully illustrates anguish of abuse

SAMANTHA RADCLIFFE, Evergreen columnist September 30, 2021

Like everyone else, I am mindlessly scrolling through TikTok any chance I get. There, I happened to stumble across a book recommendation for a novel by Colleen Hoover.  If you have been on Book...

Women often have to compromise their own pleasure and priorities when engaging in casual sex with men.

Casual sex comes at cost for women

KESTRA ENGSTROM, Evergreen Opinion Editor September 16, 2021

Nowadays, there is not a person alive without a crappy hookup story. If you do not have one, it is probably for one of two reasons.  First, your embarrassing story might have yet to happen, or...

Using dating apps can be a great way to fill the social void created by the pandemic.

OPINION: Dating apps are great for meeting new people

PORTIA SIMMONS February 3, 2021

"How do you spell love? You don’t spell love. You feel it." —Pooh, "Winnie the Pooh" Many people search for love in different places: school, bars, parties and dating apps. Dating apps are becoming...

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