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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

Jiemei Lin and her team paint the Racial Healing Wall on a canvas in the CUB Jan. 17, 2023.

Racial Healing Mural halts several passing through CUB

JULIA MESSEGEE, Evergreen reporter January 19, 2023

Nestled in the Compton Union Building lies a beautiful canvas of flowers, animals and human figures. Internationally recognized author, artist and illustrator Jiemei Lin and her team stopped CUB-goers...

Out of state students that are used to different climates are at higher risk of developing symptoms

‘Tis the season to be gloomy

CHLOE EKSTROM, Evergreen reporter January 12, 2023

During the winter months, when the sky darkens and the temperature drops, the lack of sunlight can cause some people to experience negative emotions. This change in mood could be caused by Seasonal Affective...

Director of Transportation Chris Boyan adresses ASWSU Wednesday night.

ASWSU: Students bring financial concerns to director of transportation

BRANDON WILLMAN, Evergreen reporter December 8, 2022

ASWSU argued that parking fines deter students from parking violations, and give updates on the Narcan distribution. Director of academics plans on lobbying for funding for mental health at the last ASWSU...

Newly confirmed ASWSU members discuss the need for change on campus, Sept. 21.

ASWSU confirms three new members

ALEXANDRIA BUCK, Evergreen reporter September 22, 2022

ASWSU confirmed three new members during its meeting Wednesday night. Collin Bannister, freshman philosophy major, stood in front of ASWSU convincing them to pick him for the new director of Legislative...

The platform includes an after-hours crisis line and a community referral network among other resources.

WSU introduces new mental health resource

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen reporter August 31, 2022

The ProtoCall+ platform will be made available to WSU students later this week, featuring four different services for students seeking virtual mental health resources Patience McGinnis, Vancouver director...

Daylon Hicks jumps over the 6-foot-4 bar on Jan. 14 at The Podium in Spokane.

Daylon’s Daily: the future life holds

DAYLON HICKS, Evergreen reporter April 21, 2022

As the year comes to an end, I really feel this may have been the hardest year yet. Transitioning from online classes back to in-person classes was a weird experience for me because I was used to...

An initiative introduced in February aimed to reduce the number of standing meetings on Fridays and encouraged department leaders to limit virtual meetings to 45 minutes.

Survey released to gauge success of university work-life balance initiative

LIAM CONNORS, Deputy news editor April 12, 2022

WSU Human Resource Services released a survey Tuesday to evaluate this year's new work-life balance initiatives. WSU announced in February the beginning of a program that would suggest limiting or avoiding...

The station is located past the front desk on the main floor.

Light therapy station will ‘brighten’ your day

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor April 6, 2022

There is a light therapy station located on the main floor of the Chinook Student Center. Next to some of the chairs is a giant lamp to facilitate the therapeutic process. The light therapy station...

A reward prediction error causes a decrease in dopamine, allowing for people to learn from the event.

Stress research could result in better treatment

GREY KAMASZ, Evergreen reporter March 23, 2022

WSU researchers are studying how brain activity is altered under conditions of chronic stress. The lateral habenula (LHb) is a region of the brain that influences the output of dopamine — a brain...

WSU President Kirk Schulz spoke Wednesday about the universitys response to COVID-19, saying it did not receive recognition outside of higher education for the transition to online work.

President Schulz addresses staff burnout, enrollment during State of the University

LIAM CONNORS, Deputy news editor March 23, 2022

WSU President Kirk Schulz discussed the accomplishments and challenges caused by COVID-19 in the past two years in Wednesday's State of the University Address.  COVID-19 Schulz said when COVID-19...

Uncomfortable Conversations with Emmanuel Acho facilitates conversations surrounding mental health with Lil Wayne.

“Uncomfortable Conversations w/ Emmanuel Acho: Mental health doesn’t discriminate with Lil Wayne

LANNAN RUIZ February 3, 2022

On Jan. 26, WSU hosted a seminar and workshop for the MLK Program’s screening of “Uncomfortable Conversations w/ Emmanuel Acho: Mental Health doesn’t discriminate w/ Lil Wayne.” After the viewing,...

Jenny Kraska, athletics postdoctoral psychology fellow, said starting this year, a session limit for counseling has been imposed for student-athletes.

Board of Regents address student-athlete mental health

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen reporter January 22, 2022

One WSU staff member said during the Board of Regents meeting Thursday that mental health concerns such as anxiety and depression were higher in the spring and fall of 2020 than in previous years among...

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