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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

Your roommate can play a big role in your college experience.

Ask Life: How to prepare for dorm life?

JULIA MESSEGEE, Evergreen reporter August 10, 2023

Dear Life Section, Incoming freshman here! I am moving into a college dorm for the fall semester. Of course, I have never experienced dorm life and would love some advice. Sincerely, Prepare Me...

Starting early can be a huge help.

Ask Life: How do I get ready to move out of my dorm?

ALAINN FITZGERALD, Evergreen reporter May 3, 2023

Editor’s note: The Daily Evergreen has decided to continue the Ask Emma column under a new name: Ask Life. Dear Life Section, I have to be out of my dorm in less than a week, and I have not started...

My now-regulation-compliant dorm room.

Decorating with Caution: An updated guide for summer dormers

JULIA MESSEGEE, Evergreen reporter May 3, 2023

About three months ago, I wrote a brilliant article with tips for dorm décor that follow residence hall regulations. Well, it was brilliant, until I landed in the RED's office for my décor practices. A...

The true heavyweight sandwich.

Cooking with Carson: Your manual to a perfect grilled cheese

CARSON HOLLAND, Evergreen columnist March 30, 2023

The humble grilled cheese. For many college students, this sandwich is the cornerstone of their diet. For me, they are a delicious treat to the end of a day of student teaching. As a former RA, I was...

Great to share with your roommate if you don’t eat them all yourself

Cooking with Carson: Texmex Air Fryer Croissants to bring on spring

CARSON HOLLAND, Evergreen columnist February 23, 2023

Pull out that air fryer and ready up your Pillsbury croissants for this recipe. I know that some of our readers are trapped in dorms with less-than-adequate cooking equipment and facilities. Some are...

Freshmen nursing major Gabrielle Kurtz studies in her Gannon dorm room, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, Pullman Wash.

Rate your dorm at WSU with

ANGEL IKUEZE, Evergreen reporter February 15, 2023

RateMyDorm is a new website that launched April 2022. On, current and past dorm residents can rate and leave comments on what they think of each dorm. To leave a rating or comment, WSU...

Though being close to campus is convenient, you have more personal space in an apartment than in a dorm room.

OPINION: Off-campus housing is better than living on-campus

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Editor-in-chief February 11, 2021

I started my first semester at WSU in the fall, but I did not move into a dorm until this semester. Even though I have only experienced living in a dorm for a couple of months, I am starting to think about...

Whether its crushed crayfish or ghost roommates, the dorms will always be an interesting, surreal experience.

OPINION: Dorm life is incredibly surreal

GRACE LAPIERRE September 9, 2020

Living in the dorms provides a unique experience — at least one that I never expected. I lived in the dorms for two years before moving off campus – first Rogers Hall, then in Olympia Avenue –...

WSU needs to offer more assistance and help to students who were kicked off campus because of COVID-19.

OPINION: WSU needs to provide more housing assistance to students

SARAH DANIELS July 22, 2020

Like it or not, WSU has decided to offer as many in-person courses as possible. WSU administration consistently, and I believe truthfully, claims that students’ lives are a priority. However, there are...

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