The Daily Evergreen

OPINION: Dealing with online testing

With online testing, students are facing more and more issues that can be stressful.

HANNA YUZYUK, Evergreen columnist

September 29, 2020

Being a student forces us to face many different challenges. We need to leave home and our friends. Sometimes, we even need to move to a different country. This learning process is beneficial in all senses because it helps to develop our personality and make us more mature. This process includes tests...

OPINION: Cut your professors some slack

Professors and students alike have to deal with the

JOEY FRANKLIN, Evergreen columnist

September 22, 2020

Fall at WSU has been a unique experience with learning and teaching delivered completely online. I have had issues and frustrations over test-taking and going on a wild goose chase to find all my assignments for the week. Having to learn five different online learning platforms as well as learning...

OPINION: How to run a good class

Not all classes are great, but some rise above the rest by engaging students and supporting discussion and debate.

GRACE LAPIERRE, Evergreen columnist

September 22, 2020

Every student has probably had a class they loved, and every student has probably had a class they despised. I had classes on both ends of the spectrum and everywhere in-between. However, there are certain things that make a class good. “I prefer classes that have more freedom, especially with in-class...

OPINION: Online learning hurts rural students

Wi-Fi issues, resource allocation, lack of electronics — these are all problems affecting rural students with little to no access to the necessities that go along with online school and college courses.

MACKENNA ROWE, Evergreen columnist

September 17, 2020

The world feels like it’s ending. The stress of economics, pandemics and now fires affect most students and families in Washington. These stresses also affect education for students, especially those in rural areas. Around 57 percent of school districts in America are rural, as of 2010. Rural com...

OPINION: Zoom attendance policies need to be reworked

In the world of online classes, Zoom attendance policies have to take into consideration students' lives.

GRACE LAPIERRE, Evergreen columnist

September 16, 2020

Some classes have strict attendance policies. Others couldn't care less as long as you do your work, and some are happy on the middle ground — strongly recommending you show up but not penalizing you if you decide not to. With classes being online now, attendance policies feel like they changed...

District switches platforms after hackings

The Zoom bombings began on Sept. 2 and continued onto the next day. The district switched from Zoom to Google Classrooms to prevent future hacks.

HUNTER ORCUTT, Evergreen reporter

September 10, 2020

The individuals responsible for recent Zoom bombings have not been caught, leading Pullman Public Schools to switch their online courses to Google Classroom.  Lincoln Middle School experienced five Zoom bombings over a two-day period starting Sept. 2, said Bob Maxwell, superintendent of Pullman P...

Pullman school district to start courses with distance learning

Pullman Public Schools begin instruction Aug. 26 via distance delivery. Classes will be synchronous and asynchronous.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

August 24, 2020

Pullman Public Schools is moving to a distance-learning format for the start of the school year on Aug. 26, following a recommendation from the Whitman County Public Health Department.  The Whitman County Health Department will support hybrid learning or in-person learning for the school district ...

WSU’s move to distance learning will not cost less, university officials say

Stacy Pearson, WSU vice president of finance and administration, said the university is still reviewing the mandated 10 percent budget cuts.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

July 31, 2020

The move to remote instruction will not come with fewer expenses, WSU officials said Friday afternoon in the online COVID-19 Town Hall.  “Certainly it’s not less expensive,” WSU Provost Elizabeth Chilton said. “As someone who has taught courses in both remote environment and face to face, it...

WSU administration discloses more details about fall classes

Courses will be taught in a mixture of face-to-face instruction, distance learning and online. Students are encouraged to develop their personal methods of organization to prepare for fall.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

July 15, 2020

Fall instruction will incorporate different types of teaching models, and students will be expected to follow specific classroom protocols to ensure the safety of other students and instructors.  “These are evolving. We monitor the public health situation constantly,” said Mary Wack, vice provos...

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