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Butch's Den is located on the lower level of the Compton Union Building.

WSU spring COVID-19 testing ends today

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen deputy news editor April 27, 2021

Today is the last day for spring WSU student, faculty and staff COVID-19 testing. Those in need of a test can go to Butch's Den on the lower level of the Compton Union Building from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m....

Students will now have to pay to park at CHS when using services.

OPINION: Loss of Cougar Health Services free parking is disappointing

GRACE LAPIERRE, Evergreen columnist March 11, 2021

A Twitter post from the ASWSU President on March 1 brought my attention to the fact Cougar Health Services will no longer be offering free parking. ASWSU President Curtis Cohen said he thinks the decision...

“Cougar Health Services primarily was not able to support the $40,000 it costs for free parking because of their budget tightening up this year,” said ASWSU President Curtis Cohen.

Parking fee required at Cougar Health Services

KIARA DOYAL, Evergreen reporter March 11, 2021

WSU students are now required to pay for parking at Cougar Health Services, a cost that used to be free. CHS made the decision in December 2020 after the cost of upkeep of its parking lot became too...

‘The best person to advocate for your interests is you’   

ADALINE GRACE, Evergreen reporter March 5, 2021

WSU students learned how to advocate for themselves in and out of the classroom during a Real Talk Thursdays event hosted by Cougar Health Services. Speaking up for oneself is not the same as seeking...

Mental health disorders have worsened and in-person care has been less accessible during the pandemic, said Elizabeth Murray, Cougar Health Services peer health educator and senior psychology major. 

Workshop spreads awareness for eating disorders, beauty standards

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen editor-in-chief March 1, 2021

Students will host a virtual workshop at 5 p.m. on March 4 to spread awareness about beauty standards following eating disorder awareness week.  The goal of the event is to promote body acceptance,...

Cody Tornow, WSU’s lead international student adviser, said his family struggled to make ends meet at times. While in college, he broke his arm and resorted to getting X-rays from a veterinary clinic to save money.

‘US health care is like a foreign language’

TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER, Evergreen reporter February 23, 2021

Leaders from multiple WSU departments spoke on students’ issues accessing affordable health care during the GPSA Senate meeting Monday evening.  Cody Tornow, WSU’s lead international student adviser,...

Those with a secure attachment style often have low anxiety and are less likely to avoid their partners during conflict, said Elizabeth McSpadden, research assistant for Cougar Health Services.

Mental health series discusses attachment styles

ADALINE GRACE, Evergreen reporter February 19, 2021

WSU students learned how people with different attachment styles respond to isolation caused by the pandemic during a Real Talk Thursdays event hosted by Cougar Health Services. There are four main...

“People are experiencing a lot of social isolation, which not only impacts dating relationships but impacts individual well-being,” said Jennah Strathausen, Cougar Health Services doctoral psychology intern.

Mental health series discusses dating safely during COVID-19

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter February 12, 2021

WSU students learned about dating safely during a COVID-19 Real Talk Thursdays event hosted by Cougar Health Services.  There are no clear rules to dating amid a pandemic. It can be a struggle for...

WSU’s COVID-19 respiratory care center is located in Bustad Hall, on the east side of campus.

COVID-19 respiratory center available to WSU students

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter February 4, 2021

Cougar Health Services opened a new respiratory facility to treat WSU students who have more severe COVID-19 symptoms. For students to receive care at the facility, they need to be evaluated via telecommunication...

The student positivity rate was below the five percent positivity mark. Over 4,600 students got tested.

WSU wraps up arrival testing for students

STEFFI LUDAHL, Evergreen reporter January 22, 2021

All students living, working or otherwise needing to be on campus for spring semester were expected to get a COVID-19 test as they arrived back in Pullman. Beasley Coliseum has been the testing site...

Start of semester brings mental health concerns

Start of semester brings mental health concerns

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter January 21, 2021

Students are returning from winter break this year with more mental health issues than normal because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Aurora Brinkman, clinical psychology graduate student, said she...

WSU will not charge students for COVID-19 testing

WSU will not charge students for COVID-19 testing

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter December 4, 2020

WSU will continue to offer free COVID-19 testing for students at Cougar Health Services and at the National Guard site. Officials decided to bill students’ insurance for tests at CHS earlier this...

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