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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...

Trans rights are human rights, and Texas new laws violate both.

OPINION: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott violates human rights with anti-trans legislation

ANNABELLE PEPIN, Evergreen columnist March 10, 2022

Although Thomas Jefferson wrote, “all men are created equal” in The Declaration of Independence, there is still a long way to go to have genuine equality in the U.S. Marginalized groups like people...

For the students who live on campus, it is important for them to have a decent quality of life. Part of that is making sure they have the privacy they need.

OPINION: Students need more privacy in bathrooms

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor February 3, 2022

We hear time and time again that college is a transitional period. There are many unfamiliar situations to navigate. One of those unfamiliar situations is communal spaces on campus. Kitchens, lounge...

Do not let the stigma associated with mental health deter you from getting the help you need

OPINION: Do not overlook therapy and medication

JORDAN AHLSTEDT, Evergreen columnist January 11, 2022

Editors note: Trigger warning, this column mentions topics of mental health and suicide. The topic of mental health is a very personal one for me and many others in our WSU community. Every student...

Surprisingly, in a society where love is at the forefront of socializing, we are ridiculed for feeling incomplete without it.

Love your loneliness

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor November 29, 2021

I am 19 and have never dated. Cue the violins. A friend told me a couple weeks ago that romance is a social construct. I would say that is mostly true. After all, we do not necessarily need romantic...

WSU student eating and doing school work at the Compton Union Building.

Eating alone should be fulfilling

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor November 11, 2021

I walked into one of my favorite local restaurants a few weeks back. Whenever I go out to eat, I always beg my roommate or a friend to come along. But that night, no one was available to accompany me. Never...

College can feel like a confusing mess of twists and turns. Upperclassmen are the best people to turn to when you need guidance through every kind of issue.

Seniors are your best guides

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen managing editor November 8, 2021

Upperclassmen can tell you that your first years at WSU will be some of your most formative. The boundaries we set, relationships we build and habits we create for ourselves all affect the rest of...

We are now in a position where life can somewhat resume as we once knew it. However, some are not ready for the return.

Ill effects of illness

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor November 8, 2021

I want to preface my words by saying I am not an anti-masker, anti-vaxxer or a COVID-19 denier. The pandemic is still going on, and until it reaches endemic levels, it is important to keep safety in mind. On...

Rory sits on a windowsill on Nov. 2, 2021.

Pets are better than therapy

SYDNEY DOWNING, Evergreen columnist November 4, 2021

Having a pet in college always seemed like a strange idea to me. How is it possible to be a full-time student with a puppy or kitten?  I understand why it is worth all the time it takes to raise...

International students desperate for help

International students desperate for help

GAYATHRI KRISHNAMOORTHY, Evergreen columnist October 20, 2021

A 2018 survey published by the journal Nature of over 2,200 graduate students across numerous countries, institutions and fields of study shows that “graduate students are over six times more likely...

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...

Digital distractions are certainly not uncommon. They can be harmful to your study or work habits.

Technology: A tool for procrastination

GAYATHRI KRISHNAMOORTHY, Evergreen columnist October 14, 2021

Have you ever had a day where you wake up, do your morning routine, have a wholesome breakfast, get that energy on for conquering your to-do list and then end up scrolling through your phone or laptop...

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