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A 2018 survey conducted by Cougar Health Promotion reported 88 percent of WSU undergraduate students felt overwhelmed by their workload and 62 percent felt overwhelming anxiety.

Mental health pass for students in the works

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen copy chief April 29, 2021

ASWSU Senators unanimously passed a resolution during a meeting Wednesday calling for the creation of a standardized pass issued by WSU Counseling and Psychological Services to prevent academic penalizations...

“I feel like accountability is a very large thing that needs to be addressed on this campus,” said Mikayla Makle, WSU Black Student Union president. “People need to start acting on the things that they said they want to do.”

ASWSU confirms Black Student Union president

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen copy chief April 8, 2021

ASWSU Senators unanimously confirmed Mikayla Makle as president of WSU’s Black Student Union for the third year during a meeting Wednesday.  Despite the virtual environment, Makle said BSU successfully...

Brianna Kostecka, ASWSU deputy director of Academic Affairs, is working on creating an official resource page for students.

ASWSU addresses election ballot discrepancy

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen copy chief April 1, 2021

ASWSU Senators discussed during a meeting Wednesday that some students may have potentially read the wrong information for a referendum while voting in the ASWSU elections. While filling out her ASWSU...

“Faculty and staff do not currently have to pay for [transportation fees], and that burden is just kind of placed on the students,” said ASWSU Senator Lauren Slater.

ASWSU Senators table increased student transportation fee proposal

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen copy chief March 11, 2021

ASWSU Senators decided to table a proposal from WSU Transportation Services regarding a five percent increase in student transportation fees for fiscal year 2022 during a meeting Wednesday.  Currently,...

“If our instructors are unable to recognize [mental health], then were going to have students who continue to suffer in silence, said ASWSU Senator Oluwanifemi “Nife” Shola-Dare.

ASWSU Senators endorse no schoolwork on break days

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen copy chief March 4, 2021

ASWSU Senators unanimously passed and endorsed a resolution for no assignments to be due on break days established in lieu of the traditional week-long spring break during a meeting Wednesday.  The...

“Its so important that as [senators] interact with students, we’re not saying something is going to make them feel alienated or hated,” ASWSU Senator Lauren Slater said. 

ASWSU Senator drafts bill for mandatory diversity, equity, inclusion training

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen copy chief March 1, 2021

After experiencing microaggressions and inclusive language errors because of her bipolar disorder, ASWSU Senator Lauren Slater involved herself with diversity, equity and inclusion training. “‘Oh...

Jaime Tom, ASWSU Election Board member, said increasing voter turnout will be a challenge this year because of the pandemic.

ASWSU election bylaw changes in response to pandemic

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen copy chief February 18, 2021

ASWSU senators confirmed to suspend a bylaw in response to COVID-19, so candidates running for ASWSU office will no longer be required to collect 50 signatures. Getting signatures is more difficult...

ASWSU senators passed Bill 50-15, which requires only a 3 percent voter turnout for a student fee intiative to pass.

Student graduation fees will not be reduced this year

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen copy chief February 11, 2021

Student graduation fees will not be reduced this year, despite previous proposals by ASWSU President Curtis Cohen to lower costs because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  It seems like the university is spending...

Anna Rebar, newly elected Election Board committee member, said promoting the ASWSU elections through social media is important to increase student engagement.

Project to increase sexual assault awareness resources in bathrooms re-visited

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen copy chief February 4, 2021

ASWSU Senators discussed a project to increase sexual assault awareness resources in campus bathrooms during a meeting Wednesday.  The project was proposed last year and was never completed, said...

ASWSU senators  confirmed Martin Navarrete-Contreras, junior construction management major, as co-chair of MEChA.
He said he felt out of place when he transferred to the Pullman campus, and MEChA’s meetings made him feel welcome.

ASWSU senators confirm MEChA co-chair

MATT HOLM, Evergreen reporter October 29, 2020

ASWSU senators heard from the Environmental Sustainability Alliance about funding issues with its Green Fund, confirmed the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán co-chair and amended its bylaws in...

The College of Education Senate seat is the last vacant position in the ASWSU Senate.

ASWSU confirms two senators

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN October 8, 2020

The ASWSU Senate confirmed an all-campus senator and filled the College of Arts and Sciences position during Wednesday night’s meeting. Jelani Christopher, junior political science major, was confirmed...

ASWSU President Curtis Cohen said the executive team wants to provide resources for students so they know what to do if they contract COVID-19.

ASWSU plans to increase voter registration

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN September 24, 2020

ASWSU members spoke about their plans for increasing voter registration and communicating information about COVID-19 to students during the Senate’s Wednesday night meeting. The legislative affairs...

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