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 student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

mRNA from the COVID-19 vaccine is a set of molecular instructions. Cells use it to create SARS-CoV-2 spike proteins, which are not infectious. Then the body can make antibodies specific to the pathogen.

Science Explained: What does a booster shot do for immunity?


Booster shots for Pfizer and Moderna are approved for people with underlying conditions or those in high-risk settings. However, many people stumble across the same question: What exactly is a booster...

Former WSU head coach Nick Rolovich walks to the sideline as a fan holds a sign at him Sept. 4 at Martin Stadium.

Rolovich ‘ineligible to be employed at’ WSU

AARIK LONG, Evergreen reporter October 21, 2021

After 644 days in charge of the WSU football team, head coach Nick Rolovich is out of a job for not following Gov. Jay Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, otherwise known as the state-employee vaccine mandate. Monday...

Nick Rolovich was fired from his position as head football coach on Monday.

Students react to Rolovich ousting

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter October 20, 2021

WSU students are mostly supportive of the university’s decision to fire head football coach Nick Rolovich and four assistant coaches on Monday for refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Monday marked...

Butch T. Cougar interacts with some fans at Martin Stadium Sept. 4 in Pullman.

WSU to require proof of vaccination for football games

AARIK LONG, Evergreen reporter September 7, 2021

Today, WSU Athletics announced a new COVID-19 policy requiring everyone over 12 years old to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of a game. The new policy goes into...

WSU will discontinue personal and philosophical exemption following FDA approval of any one of the COVID-19 vaccines.

WSU plans to remove personal vaccine exemption following FDA approval

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Editor-in-chief August 23, 2021

WSU will remove the personal/philosophical exemption to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine once the vaccine is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Students are now required to be compliant...

These societies are not untouched, but are isolated by choice.

OPINION: Will providing vaccines to isolated societies benefit or harm them?

PORTIA SIMMONS February 24, 2021

There have been many ethical dilemmas regarding COVID-19. One dilemma that has been posed several times is interacting with “isolated societies.” It is truly rare to find a community that is completely...

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