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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Students studying in the Spark, Feb. 22.

WSU changes grade terminology: ‘freshmen’ to ‘first-year student’

ELENA ADAIR April 1, 2022

Next fall, students coming to WSU for the first time will be referred to as “first-year students” and not “freshmen.” Bill Davis, interim vice provost for academic engagement and student achievement,...

Uriel Ramirez’s passion for fitness and physical training motivated him to pursue a degree in a related field (pictured right).

Army Reserve member settles into rhythm as first-semester freshman

BRANSON VIRGEN, Evergreen reporter February 16, 2022

Uriel Ramirez remembers the days not too long ago when he and other fresh recruits were woken up by drill sergeants with campaign hats — the epitome of authority — at any given hour of the night. These...

College can feel like a confusing mess of twists and turns. Upperclassmen are the best people to turn to when you need guidance through every kind of issue.

Seniors are your best guides

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen managing editor November 8, 2021

Upperclassmen can tell you that your first years at WSU will be some of your most formative. The boundaries we set, relationships we build and habits we create for ourselves all affect the rest of...

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...

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 –...

The high school class of 2020 has dealt with online graduations, Zoom classes and much more. How will they adapt to college life?

OPINION: COVID-19’s effect on high school grads

JOEY FRANKLIN August 26, 2020

Senior year did not turn out as expected for high school students anywhere. On March 13, Gov. Jay Inslee ordered schools to shut down in-person classes and move to online learning. This was not a huge...

The students of today will be the doctors of tomorrow; but do we need more of them?

OPINION: More freshmen in medical school

MACKENNA ROWE August 25, 2020

Since the 1918 influenza pandemic, health workers have been preparing for the next one to hit. It's still a hotly debated question as to whether having more people join the medical field would make a difference...

Letter to the Editor: Welcome to the Cougar family

Letter to the Editor: Welcome to the Cougar family

CURTIS COHEN and SEAN DOSTER August 17, 2020

Dear Class of 2024, We couldn’t be happier to welcome you into the Cougar family, even in the middle of challenging times. Coug alumni everywhere will tell you that once you’re a Coug, you will...

Letter to freshmen: Stay connected despite COVID-19

Letter to freshmen: Stay connected despite COVID-19

BRUCE MULMAT, Former Evergreen opinion editor August 17, 2020

This will be an interesting semester for Cougs everywhere. Obviously, everyone knows that WSU Zoom 2: Electric Boogaloo will make classes more difficult, and it will make labs almost impossible. To...

The three-tiered program offered by WSU allows students to attend workshops and engage in community service, like Adopt-a-Block. WSU alumna Keanna Maki says she went to Spokane to hear speakers talk about their leadership position.

Students find their inner leader

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter August 17, 2020

Kaye Gill joined the Emerging Leaders certificate program as a freshman because she was interested in leadership but could not see herself as a leader. Three years later, Gill is the director of the...

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 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...

As August approaches, WSUs incoming freshmen will face new challenges related to COVID-19.

OPINION: A radically different freshman experience

MACKENNA ROWE July 15, 2020

In March, schools across the world had to switch formats and completely shut down due to COVID-19. As August approaches, accommodations are still needed to continue with the 2020-2021 school year. Many...

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