The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

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

While some students are wary about the changes to the mask mandate, others are happy to not be wearing masks in class anymore.

WSU students express thoughts on mask mandate changes

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen reporter March 28, 2022

Although WSU has now repealed most of its mask mandates, some students have decided to keep wearing their masks indoors. Julia Nally, sophomore elementary education major, said she did not think it...

As we are coming back from spring break, we have the option to ditch our masks in dorms, dining halls and classes. However, is it all as great as it seems?

OPINION: New mask guidance has some flaws

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor March 24, 2022

When I walked out of my room on Monday morning without a mask on, it felt strange. Part of me felt like someone was going to remind me to put one on, and part of me felt like I should have had one with...

Are colleges in this region ready for the end of mask mandates? Onlt time will tell.

OPINION: Saying goodbye to an old friend – my face mask

JORDAN AHLSTEDT, Evergreen columnist March 10, 2022

Are you sick and tired of hearing about COVID-19 in the news? Well, you are not alone. But here I am writing about it anyway.  The day we never thought would come is here. The mask mandate will...

Masked students study in the Compton Union Building on Feb. 22.

WSU, UI offer differing approaches to removing mask mandates

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter, columnist, copy editor March 10, 2022

Even though WSU has to wait a few more days to go maskless, our neighbors at University of Idaho have had the option to remain maskless since March 1. As of March 12, masks will not be required indoors...

Governors office, WSU to lift indoor mask mandate March 12

Governor’s office, WSU to lift indoor mask mandate March 12

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor March 1, 2022

Indoor mask requirements will be lifted in the state of Washington — and on all WSU campuses — on March 12. Masks will no longer be required in most WSU facilities, including classrooms, residence...

Masked students study in the Compton Union Building on Feb. 22.

OPINION: Should WSU keep mask mandate on campus?

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor February 24, 2022

My least favorite part about COVID-19 restrictions has not been quarantine, school closures or physical distancing. Rather, it has been the mask mandates. While quarantine was certainly detrimental...

An end in sight

An end in sight

GRACIE ROGERS, Evergreen Illustrator February 24, 2022

WSU looks to future after lifting outdoor mask mandate

WSU looks to future after lifting outdoor mask mandate

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen reporter February 22, 2022

After lifting the outdoor mask mandate last week, WSU officials are now looking to ease restrictions on campus in the future, including possibly suspending mask-wearing entirely. Phil Weiler, vice president...

Masks are handed out to people who do not have one, but he is sure some people go to events without even putting it on, said Ben Clarke, WSU Athletics Event and Facility Operations associate director.

Spotty compliance with mask mandates at athletic events

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter, columnist, copy editor February 16, 2022

Although COVID-19 guidelines for sporting events have been set for a while, WSU faculty members say some individuals continue to ignore them. Shawn Ringo, Environmental Health and Safety director, said...

WSU removes outdoor mask mandate in accordance with state guidelines

WSU removes outdoor mask mandate in accordance with state guidelines

LIAM CONNORS, Evergreen reporter February 14, 2022

WSU will remove the mask mandate for large outdoor events effective Friday. The change is happening in accordance with updated Washington state guidelines, according to a WSU press release.  Individuals...

Everything about this new semester feels sweet: the weather, the in-person classes and even walking up the hills toward campus.

Letter from the editor: A sweet return to campus

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen managing editor August 26, 2021

After a slow summer spent in Pullman, I am enchanted by the liveliness of our little college town this week. Walking across campus, I recognize the top third of old friends’ faces and am overwhelmed...

Gov. Jay Inslee said he is not concerned about a mass exodus of education employees refusing to get vaccinated and advised that anyone with concerns about the vaccine should consult their doctor.

COVID-19 mandates return to Washington state

NICK GIBSON, Evergreen roots editor August 20, 2021

In a press conference Wednesday, Gov. Jay Inslee announced all Washington K-12 and higher education employees are required to get vaccinated, in addition to reinstating an indoor mask mandate for all Washingtonians. All...

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