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Cheery signs and a loose mask policy are not sufficient if we want to actually beat the COVID-19 pandemic at WSU.

OPINION: Dorm residents – quarantine yourself

FALLON LYTWYN, Evergreen web editor February 8, 2022

Editor's note: some names have been changed to protect identity I had to learn the hard way to truly understand Housing and Residence Life's hypocrisy.  After getting COVID-19 recently myself,...

WSU to launch online quarantine, isolation tool

WSU to launch online quarantine, isolation tool

PUNEET BSANTI, Deputy news editor February 2, 2022

WSU announced Sunday it will launch an online quarantine and isolation tool while extending its request to avoid serving food and beverages at events, including sporting events. The quarantine and isolation...

Students living on campus who test positive for COVID-19 are sequestered in McEachern Hall for quarantine.

WSU houses COVID-19-positive students in McEachern Hall

CALLIE GERBER, Evergreen reporter January 17, 2022

McEachern Hall is continuing to house students who have contracted COVID-19. If a student contracts COVID-19, there are processes in place to keep the WSU community safe.  First, there are a variety...

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...

Using dating apps can be a great way to fill the social void created by the pandemic.

OPINION: Dating apps are great for meeting new people

PORTIA SIMMONS February 3, 2021

"How do you spell love? You don’t spell love. You feel it." —Pooh, "Winnie the Pooh" Many people search for love in different places: school, bars, parties and dating apps. Dating apps are becoming...

There are nine different scent options for candles, ranging from cucumber water and melon to Christmas hearth.

WSU alumna donates portion of business proceeds to Hilinski’s Hope

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen roots editor January 18, 2021

What started as a quarantine project, repurposing Cougar Gold tins into soy-based candles, transformed into a philanthropic passion for one WSU alumna. As of January, Christine Smithberg sold more than...

WSUs distance learning requires a whole new set of skills and equipment.

OPINION: Stock up on gear for online classes

SARAH DANIELS August 16, 2020

Online education is not for everyone, nor is everyone adequately prepared for it. It’s a different beast, there’s a lot more accountability and — unsurprisingly — a lot more gear involved. I...

WSU Housing residents lost access to cable, HBO GO and streaming services on June 30. WSU Housing sent out an email to residents briefing them about the situation, but some say they never received that email.

WSU Housing residents face cable outage

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter July 12, 2020

On-campus residents have been experiencing a cable outage since June 30. They do not have cable, HBO GO or streaming TV. However, they do have access to PAC-12 streaming because it is independent of the...

Jeff Guyett, Community Action Center executive director, said CAC received a $270,000 grant to help pay for motel rooms, which will be used by positive COVID-19 individuals who need to quarantine.

Free quarantine housing available to Pullman, Colfax residents with COVID-19

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief July 9, 2020

As students return this fall, a local nonprofit is working to address the need for quarantine facilities that use funding from the state. Jeff Guyett, Community Action Center executive director, said...

Steve Austin, clinical assistant professor for WSU’s School of Design and Construction, said the virtual study abroad program helps students gain an understanding of other cultures.

Virtual study abroad program reflects on cultural influence, architecture

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter June 18, 2020

A WSU professor launched a free virtual study abroad program for students who missed out on study abroad trips due to COVID-19. Steve Austin, clinical assistant professor for WSU’s School of Design...

Quarantine shouldnt put a halt to study abroad plans; students can still learn and gain new experiences.

OPINION: Plan to study abroad after quarantine

ADAM HUREAU May 26, 2020

It might not seem like it, but right now is the perfect time to think about studying abroad. We are all stuck inside, trying to fend off boredom now that classes are over. Planning a study abroad experience...

Dogs and cats have responded very differently to the coronavirus quarantine.

OPINION: Satire: Dogs and cats react to the quarantine

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen columnist May 12, 2020

While many have studied and acknowledged the impact of the quarantine on the economy, local business and healthcare workers, few have examined the effect the lockdown has had on our furry animal companions....

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