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

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...

Healthy variety is spice of life

Healthy variety is spice of life

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen reporter October 14, 2021

I started my weight loss journey in August of last year, and I attribute most of my progress to switching to better eating. Adding more plants to my diet, eating more fiber, harshly limiting my sugars...

The fact that the oxford comma is not used in journalistic writing is sickening.

Oxford comma should be part of AP style format

TYLER WILEY, Evergreen columnist October 7, 2021

Writing is one of the most prolific formats for news. One would think the official format of journalistic writing would try to use rules that make writing as clear as possible. Alas, AP style formatting...

Freshman Norah Dacy enjoys dorm life, but on-campus living can take a toll on others mental health.

Dorm residents’ access to mental health resources dismal

KESTRA ENGSTROM, Evergreen columnist September 27, 2021

Living in residence halls can be a positive experience for so many people. Residence halls have helped bring together lifelong best friends; dorm living can foster community and overall enhance your college...

This sectioned bin, located in the Compton Union Building, is one of many on campus. Students can place recyclables as well as grabage in these bins to help keep our campus clean.

Cougs must act for environment

SYDNEY DOWNING, Evergreen columnist September 27, 2021

Plastic waste is a major issue for our environment. Every year, we produce over 300 million tons of plastic. For reference, that is equivalent to one billion elephants. Is that not crazy? Plastic is...

If all the washers are taken, how long should you let your floormates’ laundry sit? Maybe 3 hours? No, maybe one? What about 15 minutes?

College students must learn respect, responsibility

SAMANTHA RADCLIFFE, Evergreen columnist September 20, 2021

The fifth week of school is upon us. The weather is growing colder and the leaves are beginning to change into their autumn foliage. Classes are slowly picking up, giving people the opportunity to form...

Women comprise only 21 percent of full professors in science fields.

WSU needs more female faculty in STEM

GAYATHRI KRISHNAMOORTHY, Evergreen columnist September 16, 2021

Women represent 52 percent of the college-educated workforce but only 29 percent of the science and engineering workforce.  The situation worsens in academia. Especially in STEM, where women are significantly...

Our success, or lack thereof, is a direct result of us interacting with systems. You may
be too focused on your success, and not enough on what helped get you there.

Imposter syndrome just a mental model

GAYATHRI KRISHNAMOORTHY, Evergreen columnist September 13, 2021

People experiencing imposter syndrome are the oneswho can actually see more tangible outcomes from their hard work – like money, social status, awards or recognition. It does not seem to be the...

When you hear “WSU,” you probably only think of Pullman, neglecting the four other campuses that help make this university community unique.

WSU more than just Pullman campus

KESTRA ENGSTROM, Evergreen columnist September 13, 2021

When I was in the Running Start program at WSU Tri-Cities in Richland, I heard a lot about the four other WSU campuses in Vancouver, Spokane, Everett and, of course, Pullman. It made me feel like I'm part...

Medical students, doctoral candidates and Tom Hanks all have this experience of feeling out of place in common.

Imposter syndrome in graduate school ubiquitous

GAYATHRI KRISHNAMOORTHY, Evergreen columnist September 2, 2021

If you ever experience a feeling where you have no idea why you do what you do and that you do not deserve to be where you are, you are not alone. This feeling is a universal experience called imposter...

Senior Maddie LaPourte (left) speaks to junior Conner LaCroix (right) in The Spark.

Incoming Cougs can lean on seniors

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen opinion editor August 30, 2021

“These will be the best years of your life.” “College sets you up for your future job. Take it seriously.” “Don’t waste your time — it will be gone so fast.” These are valid pieces of...

Everything about this new semester feels sweet: the weather, the in-person classes and even walking up the hills toward campus.

Letter from the editor: A sweet return to campus

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen opinion editor August 26, 2021

After a slow summer spent in Pullman, I am enchanted by the liveliness of our little college town this week. Walking across campus, I recognize the top third of old friends’ faces and am overwhelmed...

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