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For landlords and tenants alike, air conditioning does not seem to be a financial possibility. We need other ways to stay cool as the summer heat increases year to year.

Air conditioning too expensive for many, new ideas necessary to stay cool

MEGHAN HENRY July 19, 2021

For a week and a half in June I jumped from friends' apartments to other friends' houses — anything with an air conditioning — a portable fan in one hand and a water spritzer in the other. With...

If you are in search of a book with positive portrayals of mental illness, family and friendship, John Corey Whaley’s “Highly Illogical Behavior” is the novel for you.

Book Review: ‘Highly Illogical Behavior’ teaches all ages about LGBTQ+ youth, mental health, friendship

KESTRA ENGSTROM, Evergreen columnist July 9, 2021

John Corey Whaley’s young adult novel “Highly Illogical Behavior” is a charming coming-of-age story that is an excellent introduction to many difficult issues for kids as young as middle school,...

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 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...

Students with depression suffer enough — they need our support.

OPINION: Support students with depression

PORTIA SIMMONS December 1, 2020

I have suffered from depression for many years and have amassed a wide range of experiences while dealing with it. I have had many unexpected reactions, and as I grew older, I realized that I was not alone....

Yoga comes with a whole host of benefits, both mentally and physically.

OPINION: Yoga benefits mental, physical health

MADELINE GREER November 18, 2020

For many college students, there is always a time when we are stressed about an assignment, test or worried about passing a class. My first year of college did not go as expected, and my spring semester...

Taking a mental health day is important for students and professors alike.

OPINION: Take a mental health day

PORTIA SIMMONS November 11, 2020

Mental health and how to take care of yourself has been a highly discussed subject, especially because of the pandemic and quarantine. Many schools have gone virtual because of COVID-19. Although that...

Mental health issues are some of the lesser-known side effects of a stressful worldwide pandemic.

OPINION: Coronavirus pandemic is affecting mental health

MACKENNA ROWE September 24, 2020

As of June, around 40.9 percent of people in the U.S. are reporting at least one mental or behavioral health condition since the start of the pandemic. Scientists and researchers are working tirelessly...

It's tempting to cast blame on one group, but students and admin are both equally responsible for the COVID-19 problems in Pullman.

OPINION: Students, admin are both to blame for COVID spike

MEGHAN HENRY September 17, 2020

As COVID-19 cases rise dramatically in the Pullman, people are beginning to point fingers, and many are choosing sides. In most people’s minds, it’s either the students or the administration who should...

Drugs and alcohol are portrayed in a positive, fun light in pop culture, but that doesn't tell the whole story.

OPINION: Pop culture depicts drugs too positively

PORTIA SIMMONS September 8, 2020

In honor of September being National Recovery Month, I decided to investigate today’s depictions of drug use through pop culture, social media, television and the negative effects of it. Ken Faunce,...

Charging fees for services when students aren't even on campus is unfair to Cougs.

OPINION: WSU is overcharging us

SARAH DANIELS September 2, 2020

Earlier this semester, WSU sent students several emails regarding their decisions on keeping, reducing, or getting rid of various school fees this semester. From what I can tell, they kept them all, without...

WSU's rate of COVID-19 cases is going up, but only because students aren't obeying social distancing guidelines.

OPINION: Students need to follow COVID-19 guidelines

MACKENNA ROWE September 2, 2020

Whitman County has seen a dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases as students return to Pullman. The case surge was created by an unexpectedly high number of students moving back — some of whom are not following...

The students of today will be the doctors of tomorrow; but do we need more of them?

OPINION: More freshmen in medical school

MACKENNA ROWE August 25, 2020

Since the 1918 influenza pandemic, health workers have been preparing for the next one to hit. It's still a hotly debated question as to whether having more people join the medical field would make a difference...

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