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

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...

WSU President Kirk Schulz said decisions about requiring vaccinations will be made by the end of this semester, pending legal counsel.

Hybrid classes require ‘heavy lifting’ from WSU faculty

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen roots editor April 9, 2021

WSU administrators spoke with faculty senators about the university’s COVID-19 response as fall semester approaches during the last Senate meeting Thursday afternoon. President Kirk Schulz and Provost...

Desks are spread out as much as possible to provide 6 feet of social distancing between students. Teachers clean equipment after each use.

‘It’s crazy to be back a year later’

STEFFI LUDAHL, Evergreen reporter March 11, 2021

Pullman High School transitioned last week into a hybrid learning system where students have the option to go to in-person classes twice a week. Half the students can attend in-person classes Mondays...

Wearing masks and social distancing helps mitigate the spread of the virus and will allow the university to open up at a faster rate, said Phil Weiler, WSU vice president for marketing and communications. 

WSU prepares for in-person fall experience

KIARA DOYAL March 1, 2021

With Washington state recently moving into Phase 2, the university is planning and preparing for an in-person experience for this fall.  Phase 2 will allow the university to have more in-person...

Whether at the gym, or in the comfort of your home, you can remain physically active during the pandemic.

OPINION: People should use virtual fitness programs, stay active during pandemic

PORTIA SIMMONS February 10, 2021

Quarantine has forced us to isolate ourselves in our homes. This can make certain activities tricky, such as working out. Since most gyms are not entirely open, many people have had to develop their own...

“Mental health is important, but theres not really a way around this right now,” said first-year microbiology major Sydney Cadwell.

‘This too shall pass’

ADALINE GRACE, Evergreen social media editor February 4, 2021

A WSU student said the coronavirus pandemic caused everyone to miss out on key events in their lives, but it is an experience individuals will be able to relate to in the future. “We’re a part of...

GPSA senators raised concerns about first-generation college students who would miss out on their opportunity to walk at graduation during the pandemic.

GPSA discusses WSU’s path to normality


A faculty guest speaker addressed concerns about WSU’s system-wide virtual graduation this spring and its plan for fall 2021 during the GPSA Senate meeting Monday evening. WSU issued a memo to faculty...

The main goal of the survey was to find out what barriers students may be having with online learning.

WSU analyzes fall survey data to plan for spring semester

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen copy chief January 19, 2021

WSU sent out a survey in late September asking students about their fall experience to better understand how to help students succeed academically amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  The survey was a...

If finals has you stressed, this weeks Ask Emma is made just for you.

Ask Emma: I’m stressed about finals

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor December 7, 2020

Dear Emma, I am super stressed for finals weeks — way more stressed than I normally am for finals. I think it’s a combination of online learning and just existing during a global pandemic. My classes...

“No Record, COVID grade” does not count as a withdrawal and will not limit a student’s ability to repeat a class, said Mary Wack, vice provost for undergraduate education.

WSU adds new grade system

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter December 3, 2020

WSU created a new grade system for fall 2020 and spring 2021 for students whose academics were affected by COVID-19 related challenges. “No Record, COVID grade” will lessen the impact of a...

AVON is being used to meet WSU’s demands for academic videos and video streaming. AVON is more affordable

WSU Libraries implements new video database

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen copy chief November 12, 2020

WSU Libraries is offering students and faculty members a new video database, which contains more than 72,000 videos. ProQuest’s Academic Video Online is licensed through the Orbis Cascade Alliance,...

Certain classes may be offered in person, although no professors will be required to teach in person.

Faculty Senate addresses spring online classes, football program

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor September 25, 2020

WSU will hold most classes remotely next semester, WSU provost said during a Faculty Senate meeting held Thursday afternoon. One professor also made a case for removing football from the athletics department. Online...

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