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Ask Emma: What if I can’t pass my online classes?

Ask Emma suggests creating an accountability system and utilizing the Access Center to be more successful in online courses.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist

July 20, 2020

Dear Emma, I am terrible at online classes. Last spring was by far my worst semester grade-wise, and I don’t think I can pass another semester not being completely in-person. I’ve already heard from several of my professors and none of my classes look like they will have a face-to-face compon...

Ask Emma: How do I make friends with online classes?

 It's safe to say the most people want to meet new friends during the first few months of school. During the time of COVID-19, Emma recommends meeting people outside of classes at both in-person and online events.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist

July 13, 2020

Dear Emma, Is it hard to make friends in college? I have a few really close friends from high school, but none of them are going to WSU with me. I’m worried I will close myself off to new people, or that I won’t have any opportunities because my classes are mostly going to be online.  How do ...

Ask Emma: How do I escape the friendzone?

If you have a certain friend you hope to be in a relationship with, it can be hard to navigate whether or not they have feelings for you back. Emma hopes to help 'Friendzoned' this week.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist

July 6, 2020

Dear Emma, I have a friend who I’ve known for a few years, and we’re really close. I’m starting to have feelings for this person but I’m not sure if they feel the same way.  I’m a little anxious about saying something to them because I don’t want to mess up our friendship if they don’t f...

Ask Emma: I want to get a dog

Dogs are great companions and deserve a forever home, but don’t get one if you can’t provide that.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist

June 29, 2020

Dear Emma, Everyone I know has a dog or is getting one. I really want one but am living at home and haven’t been able to convince my mom yet. I keep suggesting that I can take it back to school with me, but she still doesn’t like it.  Any tips on how to show her this is a good idea? Sinc...

Use online marketplaces to supplement your summer income

If your summer internship or job was canceled due to COVID-19, you could make some extra cash with these tips from an Evergreen columnist.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen columnist

June 29, 2020

The internet has become a place for people worldwide to purchase clothing, jewelry and other specialty items ⁠— especially in recent months due to COVID-19. Here are some ways you can take advantage of this new market and make a few bucks from home. Sell your old clothes There are several app...

Ask Emma: How do I know if I’ve found ‘the one’?

If you feel like giving up on your love life, take a moment to read Ask Emma's advice. She suggests to get rid of unrealistic expectations set by movies.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist

June 22, 2020

Dear Emma, How do you know that the person you're talking to is ‘the one’? I've had multiple failed attempts in the past, and to be honest, I'm gradually starting to lose all the hope, energy and sanity I have left.  Don't get me wrong—I know that I don't need a significant other to complete me. I just don't want ...

Guide: Being an activist from home

There are several online campaigns and petitions you can sign, all of which you can do from a mobile device.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen columnist

June 15, 2020

With the current social and political climate, many people want to use their voice to make a social impact. However, with the threat of COVID-19 still present, it might be hard for some people to go outside. Here are some things you can do from your computer.  Register to vote Voting is one of the best ways...

Guide: Where to hit the trails this summer

The Palouse area has a variety of trails and destinations ranging from Kamiak Butte to Moscow Mountain.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen columnist

June 8, 2020

As we get closer to the peak of summer weather, spend some time outdoors and on local hiking trails. Here are some of the best ones — in my humble opinion, of course.  Kamiak Butte County Park Located about 30 minutes from Pullman, Kamiak Butte includes both steep hills and flat meadows that sa...

Ask Emma: I don’t know what to expect if I start school in the fall

As high school seniors graduate this spring and decide whether to attend WSU in the fall, a lot of unknowns are still up in the air. Emma advises seniors to keep tabs on the latest updates from the university.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist

June 8, 2020

Dear Emma, I’m going to be a freshman at WSU in the fall and I’m worried about what classes are going to be like. I was already nervous to transition from high school to college, but that was before everything happened with the pandemic. My parents suggested I take a gap year. I would rather ...

Ask Emma: I broke my foot and can’t do any of my summer plans

Being injured might feel like it's ruining your summer, but that doesn't have to be the case. Emma has suggestions for activities that are still possible despite the circumstances.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist

May 31, 2020

Dear Emma, I am living in Pullman for the summer and I recently broke my foot. I’m not taking summer classes or working right now; I decided to stay because I am still paying rent and a few of my friends are also here. I had a lot of things planned — mainly outdoor activities that are OK with ...

Ask Emma: How do I cure summer boredom?

Times like this may leave you feeling like there's nothing to do, but Emma has some ideas to occupy your time.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist

May 26, 2020

Dear Emma, I’ve been at home for a couple months now. Spring semester is done and I’m not taking summer classes. I am running out of things to do, other than watching Netflix. Any tips to cure boredom or make me feel productive? Sincerely, “Cabin Fever” Dear Cabin Fever, Who k...

TikTok helps pass time, builds connections

TikTok offers users a way to learn dance moves, have a laugh and even shine light on different communities.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen columnist

May 18, 2020

A popular social media app called TikTok rose to fame after transforming from an app formerly known as Musical.ly. During COVID-19, many people found TikTok to be a good way to pass time. Angie Dakilla, a WSU junior multimedia journalism major, said she is known for her relatable content, which features...

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