The Daily Evergreen

OPINION: Satire: E-sports replace WSU football

WSU's new e-sports team will replace in-person sports this semester.

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor

August 25, 2020

With the recent cancellation of all WSU sports for the semester, the Coug community will be significantly different from past years. No longer will Martin Stadium be filled with cheers or, as was the case last year, groans, as our beloved team screwed up on defense again. It seems as though the Cougars...

OPINION: Stock up on gear for online classes

WSU's distance learning requires a whole new set of skills and equipment.

SARAH DANIELS, Evergreen columnist

August 17, 2020

Online education is not for everyone, nor is everyone adequately prepared for it. It’s a different beast, there’s a lot more accountability and — unsurprisingly — a lot more gear involved. I want to first say: you can do it. You made it to WSU this fall, whatever that looks like, so now you...

OPINION: Support your fellow Cougs

Even though WSU's learning format has changed, we're still a community that needs to support one another.

ADAM HUREAU, Evergreen columnist

August 17, 2020

Fall is almost here, and it will definitely be different than anything we’ve faced before. With the recent move to distance delivery for most classes, many students may be frustrated, anxious or upset. In these challenging times, we have to remember the importance of supporting those around us and...

Letter from the Editor: ‘In moments of great stress’

Letter from the Editor: 'In moments of great stress'

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor

August 17, 2020

When I was a kid, my dad had a saying that I only found out later he cribbed from George Costanza’s father: “Serenity now!” He’d pull this one out intermittently and in moments of great stress, when our car would fail on the highway, or my brother threw up in the back seat, or on ill-fated fishing...

OPINION: Freshmen have to make a choice this semester

The pandemic has forced many college students to reconsider their options, like whether or not to take a gap year.

ADAM HUREAU, Evergreen columnist

July 22, 2020

There is no question that this fall is going to look different. Classes, football games and even parties will all have changed. This might leave freshman uncertain as to whether or not they should come to college. For some, postponing college could be an extremely viable option, maybe even the best...

WSU announces updates to fall instruction

Prohibiting gatherings of more than 50 people, limiting room occupancy, and designating flow for foot-traffic are among safety procedures WSU plans to implement in the fall.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

June 10, 2020

Instructors in fall 2020 will use a HyFlex model, which is a combination of in-person and distance content delivery, according to a COVID-19 update emailed to the WSU community from WSU President Kirk Schulz.  Classes that require seating for more than 50 students will not be offered face-to-face, according to t...

OPINION: Access to online classes is not equal

We need to find solutions to allow every student have access to online classes.

CLAIRE PADILLA, Evergreen columnist

June 10, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to push classes online, students are forced to make hard decisions regarding their education. The divide between people with internet access and those without is becoming more apparent. Some students even dropped out because they can’t continue their education. In response...

OPINION: WSU should prioritize student safety this fall

Students and staff alike need to put their safety ahead of everything else when making decisions about the fall semester.

ADAM HUREAU, Evergreen columnist

June 3, 2020

There has been a lot of uncertainty recently about whether or not WSU will open up again in the fall. President Kirk Schulz has already made it clear that he wishes to move back to face-to-face instruction and many students likely share the same sentiment. Learning through online classes is just not...

Board of Regents approves addition of two new degree programs

A Master of Science in Kinesiology degree and a Bachelor of Science in Viticulture and Enology degree will be available at WSU in the fall.

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

May 18, 2020

Two new degree programs will be available for students in the fall to help WSU compete with other institutions that have similar programs. On May 8, the Board of Regents voted to establish a Master of Science in Kinesiology degree and a Bachelor of Science in Viticulture and Enology degree. “We...

‘This is a calling for me to give back to the system which has given me so much’

Elizabeth Chilton, dean of the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences at Binghamton University, will begin her role as the provost and vice president of WSU in the fall.

AMAAN RAHMAN, Evergreen reporter

May 18, 2020

Elizabeth Chilton said she has made it her goal to diversify institutions of higher education by using her background in anthropology and the experience she gained in previous administrative roles. Chilton, dean of the Harpur College of Arts and Sciences at Binghamton University, has been appointed as t...

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