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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

Two students studying together, wearing masks.

Will masks stick around in our post-pandemic world?

MORGEN WHITE, Evergreen columnist February 27, 2023

Every year, students come down with "the sniffles," turning the classroom into a symphony of deep inhales and swallowing mucus. To some, it is like white noise; to others, it is the most infuriating sound...

With right to try laws, physicians work directly with drug manufacturing companies to get their patients access to experimental treatments.

OPINION: ‘Right to try’ gives cancer patients second chance at life

PARKER R. SCHAFER, Evergreen columnist October 13, 2022

Cancer is obviously a horrible thing to go through for anyone, but sometimes treatment methods run thin. This is when the right to try comes into play – because frequently it is either try, or die. “The...

Birds, like the native red-tailed hawk, are especially prone to smoke inhalation.

OPINION: Do not forget about nature when air quality suffers

ISABELLE BUSCH, Evergreen reporter, columnist September 19, 2022

As smoke swept through the Pacific Northwest, it caused unhealthy air conditions in late August and early September. The effects were felt by all members of the Pullman community, humans and animals alike. But...

There are always opportunities to party, but rarely opportunities to truly focus on relaxation.

OPINION: Spring break was not restful

ANNABELLE PEPIN, Evergreen columnist March 31, 2022

Spring break: a time to relax, spend time with family, catch up on sleep.  Unless that is, you are a part of the vast majority of WSU students who spent their time on the warm beaches...

Are colleges in this region ready for the end of mask mandates? Onlt time will tell.

OPINION: Saying goodbye to an old friend – my face mask

JORDAN AHLSTEDT, Evergreen columnist March 10, 2022

Are you sick and tired of hearing about COVID-19 in the news? Well, you are not alone. But here I am writing about it anyway.  The day we never thought would come is here. The mask mandate will...

Masked students study in the Compton Union Building on Feb. 22.

OPINION: Should WSU keep mask mandate on campus?

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor February 24, 2022

My least favorite part about COVID-19 restrictions has not been quarantine, school closures or physical distancing. Rather, it has been the mask mandates. While quarantine was certainly detrimental...

Anyone can become That Person, the person everyone wants to be, with just a few easy lifestyle changes!

SATIRE: Self-care tips to become ‘that person’

ANNABELLE PEPIN, Evergreen columnist February 10, 2022

Self-care Sunday? More like self-care every day.  If you are not up before the sun and in bed by the time all your friends are going out, then you are doing it wrong. When your roommate gets home at...

Growing up with siblings helps children develop social skills with people their own age. Only childen often miss out on this experience.

OPINION: Children should not grow up alone

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor February 10, 2022

Something that I do not bring up often, but still feel nonetheless, is the regret of growing up as an only child.  It feels weird to label it as a regret because it is something beyond my control....

WSU students order food from Freshens on Oct. 11 in Pullman.

What are we leaving behind?

SYDNEY DOWNING, Evergreen columnist October 18, 2021

Have you noticed every summer in Washington is the hottest summer yet? Even in Pullman, we see 100-degree weather. This phenomenon is unusual and ultimately linked to climate change. In the past hundred...

The internet is dominating communication. But at what cost?

Social media takes ‘social’ out of everything

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor October 7, 2021

My biggest concern about social media is not how it might affect one’s self-esteem or one’s productivity. Rather, my biggest concern is how social media might alter how we view social interactions. People...

The COVID-19 vaccination mandate for hospitals resulted in many outraged
medical professionals. Where should the line be drawn regarding personal liberty and public

COVID-19 vaccination more important than personal liberty

SAMANTHA RADCLIFFE, Evergreen columnist September 27, 2021

Editor’s note: All names have been changed for the sources’ protection. In early August, Gov. Jay Inslee announced a mandate that requires healthcare workers and many others to be fully vaccinated...

WSUs priority should be ensuring students get their degree and have a safe campus experience no matter what happens this academic year by providing them adequate guidance and support.

International students’ choice to be vaccinated should not impact education

GAYATHRI KRISHNAMOORTHY, Evergreen columnist August 19, 2021

Between trying to acquire a full vaccination status and exercising and defending their right not to be vaccinated, for WSU’s international students, the return to in-person classes is beyond stressful.  WSU’s...

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