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OPINION: Yoga benefits mental, physical health

Yoga comes with a whole host of benefits, both mentally and physically.
MADELINE GREER, Evergreen columnist 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...

OPINION: Take a mental health day

Taking a mental health day is important for students and professors alike.
PORTIA SIMMONS, Evergreen columnist 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...

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 23, 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...

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 16, 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...

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 7, 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,...

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 1, 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...

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 1, 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...

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 24, 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...

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 16, 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....

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 16, 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,...

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,...

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 19, 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...

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