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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

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 22, 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, Evergreen reporter April 13, 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 7, 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 24, 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, Evergreen reporter 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...

Phillip J. Roundtree was the featured speaker at the Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Community Breakfast. Roundtree discussed his personal relationship with MLK as well as the importance of access to mental health care for communities of color.

‘Black Mental Health Matters’

FRANKIE BEER, Evergreen Photographer January 20, 2022

“Community is what helps sustain us, energetically, as we confront systems of oppression,” guest speaker Phillip J. Roundtree said.   On Saturday Jan. 15, the Latah County Human Rights Task Force...

An online environment limits opportunities to get out and socialize, making it more important than ever to prioritize your mental health.

OPINION: Online education harmful to students’ mental health

MIA PUZZO, Evergreen columnist January 13, 2022

After over a year of online education, students were finally thrilled to be back roaming around campus last fall. However, with the recent surge of the new COVID-19 omicron variant, going back to school...

Do not let the stigma associated with mental health deter you from getting the help you need

OPINION: Do not overlook therapy and medication

JORDAN AHLSTEDT, Evergreen columnist January 11, 2022

Editors note: Trigger warning, this column mentions topics of mental health and suicide. The topic of mental health is a very personal one for me and many others in our WSU community. Every student...

For students feeling stressed at the end of the semester, breathing practices can help regulate the body and bring a sense of calm.

Pass your finals by staying mentally, academically, physically well

CALLIE GERBER, Evergreen reporter December 10, 2021

Students can sometimes get so stressed over finals they forget to take care of themselves. This is a guide on how to stay mentally well, academically successful and physically healthy. Mental health...

Disability Action Center NW releases mental health videos to help young people

Disability Action Center NW releases mental health videos to help young people

ABBY SONNICHSEN, Evergreen Photographer December 6, 2021

Disability Action Center NW in Moscow released four “mental health toolbox” videos to help youth handle anxiety and stress. The videos focus on topics like the importance of self care, maintaining...

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