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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

Maskless students gathering on campus on Feb. 23, 2023.

COVID-19 vaccines no longer required for WSU students

ALISA VOLZ, Evergreen reporter February 24, 2023

WSU announced in a press release Jan. 26 that COVID-19 vaccines will no longer be required for students beginning in the summer 2023 semester, although students in certain settings will still need to...

Washington to lift remaining COVID-19 emergency orders

Washington to lift remaining COVID-19 emergency orders

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen news co-editor September 21, 2022

Gov. Jay Inslee announced the COVID-19 state of emergency will be lifted effective Oct. 31. after over two years.  The state of emergency, along with 10 additional emergency proclamations, will be...

COVID-19 test positivity spikes in Whitman County

COVID-19 test positivity spikes in Whitman County

FRANKIE BEER, Evergreen news editor August 23, 2022

Whitman County reported 86 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people in the past seven days, according to the Whitman County Public Health website.  With a high test positivity rate of 25%, cases may be “significantly...

Monkeypox spreads through prolonged direct contact or large droplets, meaning it is not as transmissible as COVID-19.

Science Explained: What is monkeypox, how is it different from COVID-19?

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor June 27, 2022

Four people in Washington, all of them in King County, have tested positive for monkeypox, a virus that has been appearing in headlines worldwide since May. However, monkeypox is much less transmissible...

The Oscars have been shrouded in controversy for decades, but the rise of streaming platforms combined with their controversial history might finally push the show into total irrelevance.

OPINION: Awards shows need to change to stay relevant

MIA PUZZO, Evergreen columnist April 12, 2022

As a movie lover, I always used to look forward to a dazzling night watching the Oscars. However, over the past several years it has become apparent that the Oscars are, simply put, going downhill. Academy...

Masked students study in the Compton Union Building on Feb. 22.

OPINION: Should WSU keep mask mandate on campus?

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor February 24, 2022

My least favorite part about COVID-19 restrictions has not been quarantine, school closures or physical distancing. Rather, it has been the mask mandates. While quarantine was certainly detrimental...

Daylon Hicks jumps over the 6-foot-4 bar on Jan. 14 at The Podium in Spokane.

Daylon’s Daily: Traveling in the pandemic

DAYLON HICKS, Evergreen reporter February 3, 2022

Traveling can often be described as an experience that is both exciting and full of relaxation; however, traveling for sports during the pandemic is a whole different experience.  The thoughts...

Catching up from school after a COVID-19-induced absence can be stressful, but Ask Emma has some helpful tips that will help you get back on track.

Ask Emma: How do I catch up after my COVID-19-related absences?

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor February 2, 2022

Dear Emma, Last week I tested positive for COVID-19. I missed all five days of class (and, of course, it was our first full week of school). None of my teachers are offering a Zoom or hybrid option,...

As enrollment decreases, the Board of Regents plans to increase tuition later this spring.

Board of Regents to vote on tuition hike later this spring

KASSANDRA VOGEL, Evergreen reporter January 24, 2022

Editors note: This story has been revised to accurately reflect the voting decision regarding parking rates and fines. At their meeting this week, the Board of Regents proposed a 2.5% increase in tuition...

WSU guard Noah Williams dribbles towards the basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against California, Saturday, Jan. 15, in Beasley Coliseum.

COVID-19 does not like sports

AARIK LONG, Evergreen reporter January 21, 2022

Another week of WSU Athletics events has come and gone and Cougar fans have once again been hit by the loss of events due to COVID-19 protocols.  Earlier this month, the Cougs had a women’s basketball...

WSU guard Johanna Teder (21) dribbles the ball towards the basket during a college basketball game against the University of San Francisco in Beasley Coliseum, Dec. 3, 2021.

Games against Oregon schools postponed

DAYLON HICKS, Evergreen reporter January 21, 2022

WSU women’s basketball takes a break this weekend with games against Oregon and Oregon State postponed due to COVID-19 protocols involving the WSU program.  Both games were arranged to be played...

WSU introduces new COVID-19 restrictions

WSU introduces new COVID-19 restrictions

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports co-editor January 21, 2022

WSU leadership announced a series of changes to campus operations on Jan. 14, announcing that on-campus events, including WSU Athletic events, will not serve food because of the surging spread of the COVID-19...

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