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

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...

The Student Recreation Center has four indoor basketball courts to play inside and a couple outside.

Students should attend UREC, Chinook All Access Week

SYDNEY DOWNING, Evergreen columnist August 19, 2021

Week of Welcome offers a bunch of opportunities for WSU students. But my personal favorite, All Access Week, is a whole week at the Student Recreation Center and Chinook Student Center where students...

Naomi Osaka is one of the latest athletes speaking out about her mental health and advocating for herself.

Respect athletes’ mental health needs

KESTRA ENGSTROM, Evergreen Opinion Editor July 23, 2021

When you think of professional athletes, you think of physical health — weights, workouts, protein shakes and whatever else is necessary to constantly remain at the peak of one’s physical condition. What...

The Free Britney movement is even bigger than Britney. It is sparking conversations about mental health and women’s experiences in the music industry in a cultural shift like we have never seen before.

Britney Spears’ conservatorship has gone on for too long, borders on abuse

KESTRA ENGSTROM, Evergreen Opinion Editor July 12, 2021

When Britney Spears suffered a very public mental breakdown in 2007, resulting in her running over the foot of a paparazzo with her car and shaving her head, mental health was still highly stigmatized....

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