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OPINION: Safe ways to socially interact

You can still stay connected and interact with your friends while staying safe and controlling the viral spread.

GRACE LAPIERRE, Evergreen columnist

October 7, 2020

Some people are feeling increasingly isolated with social distancing in place, but social distancing doesn’t mean social isolation. There are plenty of ways to stay connected without leaving the house, much less staying six feet apart. Multiplayer video games are one way to stay in touch, and there...

OPINION: Get virtually involved on campus

There are many different ways to stay active and involved on campus, even during a pandemic.


September 30, 2020

Being involved in Pullman during a pandemic can seem to be very limited when it comes to engaging with other students. However, WSU still provides various options and opportunities for our fellow WSU students to remain engaged. “I think that if I was living on campus, I would try to get involved...

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: Pullman needs stronger COVID-19 enforcement

Students and community members breaking COVID-19 social distancing guidelines need to be reprimanded and dealt with by law enforcement.

JOEY FRANKLIN, Evergreen columnist

September 10, 2020

Whitman County is a growing COVID-19 hot spot in the United States with 1,659 cases per 100,000 residents. Pullman hosts many of those cases as WSU students slowly returned to school. There are currently two testing sites in Pullman: one outside of Cougar Health Services, and one at the Steptoe Vil...

Students reflect on COVID-19 case increase as classes began

Pullman felt empty this summer, but now students have returned, and the possibility of contracting COVID-19 is higher than it was this summer, said WSU student Caitlin Madden.

HUNTER ORCUTT, Evergreen reporter

September 4, 2020

WSU senior Eleanor Kelley felt relatively safe in Pullman during the summer, but as students returned and a surge of COVID-19 cases were recorded, Kelley's notion of safety was challenged. As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Kelley, a psychology pre-med major, said she thinks many students are ne...

OPINION: Greek members need to follow their leaders

While Greek leaders have been working to ensure COVID-19 safety, it’s up to their constituents to follow through and keep the Palouse safe.

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen columnist

September 3, 2020

It is no secret that Greek life nationally carries a stigma of recklessness. WSU’s Greek community, infamous for its party culture, is no different. During this pandemic, the spotlight has cast on this group of students as the most likely catalyst for new COVID-19 cases on the Palouse. Though many...

OPINION: Students need to follow COVID-19 guidelines

WSU's rate of COVID-19 cases is going up, but only because students aren't obeying social distancing guidelines.

MACKENNA ROWE, Evergreen columnist

September 2, 2020

Whitman County has seen a dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases as students return to Pullman. The case surge was created by an unexpectedly high number of students moving back — some of whom are not following safety guidelines. WSU and Pullman are taking steps to help keep their residents safe? Phil Weiler, WSU vice...

OPINION: Stay busy and stay active

There's no shortage of things for Cougs to do to stay active and occupied.

JOEY FRANKLIN, Evergreen columnist

September 1, 2020

The pandemic has put the whole world on lockdown, and states across America have issued stay-at-home mandates. Since the shutdown in March, people have struggled to find activities to entertain themselves while staying home, so staying busy is very important. Chris Dickey, WSU tuba and euphonium instructor,...

Gardeners continue to find comfort while tending to plants

People are finding solace from COVID-19 at the Pullman Community Garden at Koppel Farm.

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

May 1, 2020

Gardeners tended to their various flowers, produce and herbs in a nature preserve near the South Fork Palouse River where they are protected from the sound of nearby roads. The Pullman Community Garden at Koppel Farm serves as a habitat for various insects, pollinators and wildlife. Tim Paulitz, ...

OPINION: Keep being social during quarantine

You can still get together and hang out with friends. It just won't be in the same room.

HALEY BRICKWEDEL, Evergreen Columnist

April 22, 2020

With everything happening in the world, it can be easy to feel alone. Thank goodness for the internet. Without it there would be too much down time and more of a need for hobbies. The internet is the best way to connect with friends and loved ones in real time. “My friends and I have a group chat on...

OPINION: Make the best of social distancing

While the first couple days back home might be fun, it is important to realize you are not at WSU anymore.

HALEY BRICKWEDEL, Evergreen Columnist

April 3, 2020

Social distancing sucks, everyone wants to be hanging out with friends and going out to lunch. Being stuck at home is no fun, but it is the right thing to do. College students often have two homes, the one in Pullman and the other with their family.  Hometowns feel like they move a little slow...

Gov. Inslee extends stay-at-home order until May

Gov. Inslee extends stay-at-home order until May

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

April 2, 2020

Gov. Jay Inslee extended the emergency stay-at-home order until May 4, in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Washington. The order will last until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 4, according to the announcement. This means Tuesday, May 5 will be the first day since March 23 — when the order began — that nonessential business will be open. ...

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