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High levels of stress can cause early labor, so babies do not fully develop. Pregnant women feel they have lost the support systems they used to have, such as new parent support groups.

Pregnant women more stressed during pandemic

ANNE-MARIE GREGGS, Evergreen reporter April 8, 2021

Pregnant women felt more stressed during the pandemic because of their fear of contracting COVID-19 as well as normal stress brought about by pregnancy, WSU researchers found. High levels of stress...

Michael Letko, assistant professor for the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health, works in his lab. He is part of a team that is working to determine which coronaviruses can infect humans.

Researchers create coronavirus database

KASSANDRA VOGEL, Evergreen reporter April 8, 2021

WSU researchers have developed a database to group and organize coronaviruses that may help with pandemic preparedness in the future. The database contains data about thousands of coronaviruses, many...

During a pandemic, there is a lot of uncertainty. This leads to a lack of trust in a vaccine because people may have questions about how the vaccine was created or think it might be dangerous.

Good doctor-patient relationships increase vaccination rates during pandemics

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter April 8, 2021

People who talk with their doctors during a pandemic are more likely to get vaccinated, according to researchers from WSU and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Researchers analyzed people’s...

OPINION: Satire: ’Aren’t Saturdays for the boys?’

OPINION: Satire: ’Aren’t Saturdays for the boys?’

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen columnist April 1, 2021

Leaders of Greek Row recently implemented a freeze on social gatherings within Greek life, and people are shook.  I have heard people complain about not being able to see their brothers or sisters...

Conservatives and young adults are more likely to believe in conspiracy theories while people who are detail-oriented are less likely to believe misinformation. To prevent misinformation, students should be taught how to find accurate information.

Trusting social media puts people at risk

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter April 1, 2021

A new study at WSU shows that trusting information on social media makes people more susceptible to believing conspiracy theories. A WSU research team has been looking at variables and factors that contribute...

The COVID-19 virus likely cannot infect breast milk, so breastfeeding is probably not risky. Now, researchers are studying possible vaccine side effects in breastfeeding women.

Mothers pass SARS antibodies to babies in milk

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter February 25, 2021

Breastfeeding mothers who have COVID-19 are unlikely to give their infants the virus, discovered researchers from WSU, the University of Idaho and other universities nationwide. The research team began...

Kaia Lindstrand lives in a split household, her mom was a Cougar and her dad was a Husky. She loves the campus atmosphere at WSU and says it is a home away from home.

Incoming freshmen prepare for unique in-person first year at WSU

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter February 9, 2021

As WSU considers making in-person courses available for the fall semester, incoming freshmen are preparing to make the transition from their hometown to Pullman. Kaia Lindstrand, Zillah High School...

Assistant professor at the Murrow College says most of our world exists on Twitter

People’s lives begin to look like social media during COVID-19 pandemic

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter February 4, 2021

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, social media usage increased substantially and it is now more important than ever to protect yourself from misinformation.  Yan Su, doctoral candidate...

Crystal Lewis volunteers at a vaccination clinic in Spokane, Washington. Lewis is interested in pursuing medication research or drug investigation after she completes her pharmacy degree.

Pharmacy student administers COVID vaccines

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter February 4, 2021

Although classes for WSU pharmacy students are mostly online, some students started volunteering to administer COVID-19 vaccinations in Spokane. Crystal Lewis, third-year pharmacy student, helped vaccinate...

Connection between people and pets

OPINION: COVID has silver lining for humane societies, new pet owners

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen columnist January 27, 2021

Humane societies work tirelessly for the benefit of their animals all across the country, and there's often more of a link between them than people think. For instance, when a dog or cat has spent too...

The ventilator the students plan to engineer will be cheaper to produce than a typical venti- lator, which can cost between $10,000 and $50,000 because of design, test and profit costs.

WSU Tri-Cities students to create ventilator

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter January 21, 2021

When COVID-19 infections started to spread rapidly across the U.S., the demand for ventilators skyrocketed. A team of WSU electrical engineering students set out to design a low-cost machine that could...

Whitman County confirms nine new COVID-19 cases

Whitman County confirms nine new COVID-19 cases

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen deputy news editor December 11, 2020

Nine individuals tested positive for COVID-19, which brings Whitman County’s total to 2,520 cases. Of the new cases, two females and two males are aged 20-39 years, according to a press release from...

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