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OPINION: Dorm life is incredibly surreal

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

GRACE LAPIERRE, Evergreen columnist

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 – and I quickly discovered that dorm life is its own unique world. In Rogers Hall, there was a half-eaten...

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

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

JOEY FRANKLIN, Evergreen columnist

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 shock due to coronavirus concerns, and without schools closing, the virus could have been transmitted...

OPINION: More freshmen in medical school

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

MACKENNA ROWE, Evergreen columnist

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 in a future pandemic. In 2019, over 50,000 students applied to medical school. Out of those, only about 20,000 of those students got acce...

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 always be a Coug. This fact has not changed even as our beloved Pullman campus has moved online for...

Letter to freshmen: Stay connected despite COVID-19

Letter to freshmen: Stay connected despite COVID-19

BRUCE MULMAT, Guest columnist

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 all the STEM majors: I give to you my condolences. The best part of school for me was the people....

Students find their inner leader

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.

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 Cougar Leadership Team, which organizes the three-tier leadership program starting with Emerging Leaders. “I’m...

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...

OPINION: A radically different freshman experience

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

MACKENNA ROWE, Evergreen columnist

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 first-year students had high hopes for the fall and being back in-person at WSU. Though this is...

Ask Emma: How do I make friends with online classes?

 It's safe to say the most people want to meet new friends during the first few months of school. During the time of COVID-19, Emma recommends meeting people outside of classes at both in-person and online events.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist

July 13, 2020

Dear Emma, Is it hard to make friends in college? I have a few really close friends from high school, but none of them are going to WSU with me. I’m worried I will close myself off to new people, or that I won’t have any opportunities because my classes are mostly going to be online.  How do ...

Ask Emma: I don’t know what to expect if I start school in the fall

As high school seniors graduate this spring and decide whether to attend WSU in the fall, a lot of unknowns are still up in the air. Emma advises seniors to keep tabs on the latest updates from the university.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist

June 8, 2020

Dear Emma, I’m going to be a freshman at WSU in the fall and I’m worried about what classes are going to be like. I was already nervous to transition from high school to college, but that was before everything happened with the pandemic. My parents suggested I take a gap year. I would rather ...

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