The Daily Evergreen

The Evergreen Opinion editor reminisces on the highs and lows of 2020.

Letter from the Editor: We’re finally closing out this semester

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor December 10, 2020

When I first started working for the Evergreen, I was a fresh-faced first year with a spring in my step and a song in my heart. The world was my oyster, by golly, and I was going to milk it for every pearl...

Madison Ruther, WSU junior kinesiology major, said although fitness classes shifted to an online format, University Recreation instructors took advantage of the chance to learn new workouts.

Fitness instructors reflect on remote classes

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter December 7, 2020

As fall comes to a close, WSU fitness instructors reflect on ways they made the most of teaching online classes amid COVID-19 regulations. The majority of this year was spent learning how to thrive...

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

OPINION: Satire: E-sports replace WSU football

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...

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

OPINION: Stock up on gear for online classes

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...

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

OPINION: Support your fellow Cougs

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....

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,...

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

OPINION: Freshmen have to make a choice this semester

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...

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.

WSU announces updates to fall instruction

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...

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

OPINION: Access to online classes is not equal

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....

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

OPINION: WSU should prioritize student safety this fall

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...

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.

Board of Regents approves addition of two new degree programs

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...

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.

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

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,...

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