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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

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,...

Domestic short-hair Milo comforts sophomore Zahra Keith when she is feeling stressed.

Emotional support animals provide comfort for students living on campus

PUNEET BSANTI February 7, 2022

Students living on campus may register pets as emotional support animals to help them with their mental health. When a student is able to register for an emotional support animal, the animal is able...

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...

Charly Plinski is a second-year student and first-year RA.

Training prepares RAs to handle crises

ALEX MCCOLLUM, Multimedia editor September 29, 2021

WSU’s resident advisers are trained to handle a variety of possible crises that may arise within a residence hall. RAs return to WSU for two weeks of training before students start moving onto campus...

Freshman Norah Dacy enjoys dorm life, but on-campus living can take a toll on others mental health.

Dorm residents’ access to mental health resources dismal

KESTRA ENGSTROM, Evergreen Opinion Editor September 26, 2021

Living in residence halls can be a positive experience for so many people. Residence halls have helped bring together lifelong best friends; dorm living can foster community and overall enhance your college...

Though we may feel stuck in our dorms and residence halls, RAs and administrators are working hard to help us feel connected.

Life on campus is what you make of it, even during pandemic

KESTRA ENGSTROM, Evergreen Opinion Editor June 6, 2021

Ever since our lives were interrupted by COVID-19 over a year ago, it feels like there is so much out of our control. From our health to our finances to our academics, much of the past year has been...

“The reality is nothing ever happens according to the book,” said Residence Life director Brandon Brackett. “There’s a little bit of improvisation, but the starting framework is there for us to identify and then connect [residents] with bigger resources on campus.”

Residence Life staff reflect on mental health training

ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter March 11, 2021

Mental health training prepared resident advisers and residence life staff to deal with hard situations involving students. Former Regents RA Hailey Chamberlain said RA training happens over a two-week...

Asiamay Diaz, a first-generation college student, became a mentor for the Native American Student Center after her mentor impacted her WSU experience.

Multicultural mentor gives back to program

ELIZA CALLIS October 18, 2020

As a child of a military family, moving from base to base around the U.S. was the 'norm' for Asiamay Diaz. She chose to attend WSU to be close to her family, who now lives in Spokane. Diaz is a senior...

WSU Interim Provost Bryan Slinker said signage will be used to direct students through hallways and maintain social distancing.

WSU officials solidify plan for fall instruction

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter June 25, 2020

WSU still plans for in-person fall instruction, but officials confirmed the semester will move to online learning after Thanksgiving. This is among many changes addressed during the WSU COVID-19 Town Hall...

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