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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

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 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...

Whitman County sees record-high COVID-19 numbers

Whitman County sees record-high COVID-19 numbers

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter, columnist, copy editor January 18, 2022

Whitman County reported a record-high number of COVID-19 cases last week. The single-day number of cases broke the high three times last week, according to a Moscow-Pullman Daily News article. In...

Students living on campus who test positive for COVID-19 are sequestered in McEachern Hall for quarantine.

WSU houses COVID-19-positive students in McEachern Hall

CALLIE GERBER, Evergreen reporter January 17, 2022

McEachern Hall is continuing to house students who have contracted COVID-19. If a student contracts COVID-19, there are processes in place to keep the WSU community safe.  First, there are a variety...

Whitman County confirms 49 new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms 49 new COVID-19 cases

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter, columnist, copy editor January 13, 2022

Whitman County reported 49 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the running total to 6,625 as of Tuesday.  There have been a total of 83 COVID-19-related deaths and 302 hospitalizations, according to the Whitman...

With the state of COVID-19 and the winter weather, admin is putting students and faculty at risk.

OPINION: WSU administration puts money over safety of students, staff

KESTRA ENGSTROM, Evergreen Opinion Editor January 6, 2022

“Amazing job at taking a longer time to introduce the panel of people [than] addressing traveling back to Pullman from the West Side!” “They don’t give a crap about our safety/health and...

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