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

Yik Yak exploded at WSU when it relaunched last year, especially on Greek row.

OPINION: Relaunched Yik Yak is playground for cyberbullying

JORDAN AHLSTEDT, Evergreen columnist February 24, 2022

We all experience the feeling of wanting to say something, but not because we are afraid of what people might think.  When social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat made their big...

Films characterizing all colleges as party central set students up for a very different reality.

SATIRE: College movies create unrealistic expectations for students


When I first came to college, fresh out of high school, I think I expected it to be largely the same but with somewhat more difficult work. Some people might expect it to be significantly harder; some...

After a semester of supporting their fellow Greek students through online school, managing safety protocols for COVID-19 and leading individual chapters of their own, Greek leaders deserve a break.

Greek leaders deserve to rest this summer

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen managing editor May 28, 2021

Amid the stress of another semester online and the balance of mental health and getting work done, Greek leaders at WSU were pushing for new goals. As this semester was the first one in leadership for...

OPINION: Satire: ’Aren’t Saturdays for the boys?’

OPINION: Satire: ’Aren’t Saturdays for the boys?’

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Editor-in-chief April 1, 2021

Leaders of Greek Row recently implemented a freeze on social gatherings within Greek life, and people are shook.  I have heard people complain about not being able to see their brothers or sisters...

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.

OPINION: Greek members need to follow their leaders

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen managing editor 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...

The WSU Greek community needs to be more inclusive and welcoming of diverse members, whether thats race, sexuality or religion.

OPINION: Greek community needs more diversity

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen managing editor September 1, 2020

WSU Greek life – specifically Panhellenic – is not doing enough to encourage diversity in its chapters. However, emboldened by their own passion for overcoming racial inequality and the need for change,...

Closing the Greek houses at WSU was a smart choice, but the people living in them should have had a say as well.

OPINION: Closing Greek row was good

ANTHONY TORCHIA April 13, 2020

The commitment of WSU to distance-learning methods and virtual classes for the remainder of the semester prompted a gradual exodus of students from Pullman. This was a voluntary choice for students who...

Win or lose, Cougs booze is a fun saying, but it takes away from other aspects of our school.

OPINION: WSU’s party rep must change


In 2002 Playboy magazine published a list of top party schools, WSU took 18th place on the list. In 2009, we rose up to 16th place on Playboy's list. So maybe that's where it started, or perhaps the...

It is up to Greeks to keep themselves safe, and therefore must hold themselves accountable to preserve their community.

OPINION: Rethink the way you party on Greek row

DANIELLE DENNEHY February 14, 2020

Since the beginning of the semester, Greek life on campus has seen a lot of changes. The community has been moving toward the direction of progress and a complete culture shift- but this change won't...

Learning basic first aid could give Greeks helpful tools to prevent further adverse affects in their community.

OPINION: Implement first aid at Greek houses

ANTHONY TORCHIA February 14, 2020

As the new Interfraternity Council initiative is enacted and WSU’s Greek row undergoes a culture shift, it is imperative that an extra emphasis be put on safety. Safety on Greek row has always been...

The new IFC initiative marks a new era for greek life at WSU, which can lead to a healthier and safer environment for all who are involved.

New IFC regulations will help Greeks

ANTHONY TORCHIA January 31, 2020

In light of recent events in the Pullman community, particularly the tragic loss of Samuel Martinez on Nov. 12, the WSU Interfraternity Council (IFC) decided that the Greek community in Pullman must change....

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