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OPINION: Coronavirus pandemic is affecting mental health

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

MACKENNA ROWE, Evergreen columnist

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 to figure out how all sides of this pandemic have effects on citizens and their mental health. ...

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

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

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen columnist

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 take the blame for the sudden jump. But with such last-minute decisions made by the university,...

OPINION: Pop culture depicts drugs too positively

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

PORTIA SIMMONS, Evergreen columnist

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, associate professor in WSU’s department of history, said throughout history, drugs have been portrayed...

OPINION: WSU is overcharging us

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

SARAH DANIELS, Evergreen columnist

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 reducing many (or any). I find that pretty gross especially in conjunction with a tuition increase...

OPINION: Students need to follow COVID-19 guidelines

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

MACKENNA ROWE, Evergreen columnist

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 safety guidelines. WSU and Pullman are taking steps to help keep their residents safe? Phil Weiler, WSU vice...

OPINION: More freshmen in medical school

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

MACKENNA ROWE, Evergreen columnist

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 in a future pandemic. In 2019, over 50,000 students applied to medical school. Out of those, only about 20,000 of those students got acce...

OPINION: Support your fellow Cougs

Even though WSU's learning format has changed, we're still a community that needs to support one another.

ADAM HUREAU, Evergreen columnist

August 17, 2020

Fall is almost here, and it will definitely be different than anything we’ve faced before. With the recent move to distance delivery for most classes, many students may be frustrated, anxious or upset. In these challenging times, we have to remember the importance of supporting those around us and...

OPINION: Satire: Frat parties mask up

Whether it's gas masks or chemical suits, WSU students have found a way to keep partying.

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor

August 17, 2020

Hard-bass European club riffs pound through the thin walls of Kappa Kappa Zeta, WSU’s up-and-coming frat house. The smell of spilled beer and cheap cologne is pervasive here, on a Saturday night in August, where WSU’s finest are gathering to celebrate the beginning of the fall semester, regardless...

OPINION: The US needs to be more proactive when fighting outbreaks

The US cannot stand by and watch as a pandemic starts to spread.

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen Columnist

April 24, 2020

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a government in possession of power must be in want of something to f-ck up. It’s a scientific law, like gravity. Whenever there’s a serious catastrophe, like Hurricane Katrina, or the AIDS crisis, the government finds a way to royally screw up the response....

OPINION: Don’t relax social distancing rules

It is easy to still not get the correct information about COVID-19, but it is still important to keep social distancing.

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen columnist

April 20, 2020

As I write this, I’m thinking about my initial reaction to the coronavirus. I remember thinking, desensitized as a kid by frenzies over new pandemics that ended up fizzling out, that this was not going to be an issue. Maybe a few hundred people would die, but more than that die from the flu, right...

OPINION: Let PRH nurses get unemployment benefits

OPINION: Let PRH nurses get unemployment benefits

GUS WATERS, Evergreen Columnist

April 15, 2020

The recent decision by Pullman Regional Hospital to cut staff salaries and working hours is a needed action to keep the hospital in functioning form, but staff members put in financial danger because of this decision should be eligible for unemployment benefits. Jeff Elbracht, the President of Pullman Reg...

OPINION: Be proactive talking about your mental health

It is easy to try to take on mental health issues by yourself, but this isn't the best way to go through life.

DANIELLE DENNEHY, Evergreen Columnist

April 8, 2020

In the last decade mental health has gone from a taboo to something heavily discussed in pop culture and the media. This rise in awareness for other people's mental well-being has sparked a conversation about how we should handle the subject.  The important part of this conversation is distinguis...

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