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“When it's in the middle of the week, we still have so much homework to do,” said Lesley Arceo, first-year nutrition and exercise physiology major. “So we're just going to be using it for work anyway.”

Mental health days not same as spring break

ADALINE GRACE, Evergreen reporter March 18, 2021

Two WSU students discussed the importance of having spring break to take time off from school, after WSU administrators decided to separate spring break to multiple break days. “I’m working from...

College students are really going through that (not) “Summertime sadness” this semester.

LETTER: Spring breakers turn spring broken

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen columnist March 18, 2021

WSU has worked long and hard to keep us all healthy and happy for a year now. We’ve seen the cute signs on the president’s lawn and the play-on-words captions posted on the mirrors in the Chinook and...

ASWSU President Curtis Cohen said he wants to ensure academic break days are legitimate rest days.

ASWSU partners with GPSA to help Pullman restaurants

MATT HOLM, Evergreen reporter November 5, 2020

ASWSU President Curtis Cohen met with ASWSU senators to discuss WSU’s plan to replace spring break with academic break days without homework during Wednesday night’s meeting. Cohen said he and ASWSU...

Research that impacts Native American tribes should be approved by the respective tribes, said Ken Lokensgard, assistant director of the Center for Native American Research and Collaboration.

GPSA Senators discuss effects of canceled spring break, possible in-person classes

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter October 27, 2020

GPSA senators discussed the effects not having a spring break will have on graduate students during Monday night’s meeting. Samantha Edgerton, doctoral student in history, said her group of GPSA members...

WSU announced last week that there would be no traditional spring break this year. The announcement experienced mixed reactions across social media, with some approving of the decision and others criticizing the administration’s lack of communication with students.

Students react to spring break cancelation

MATT HOLM, Evergreen reporter October 22, 2020

WSU’s decision to modify the schedule for spring semester has left many students feeling displeased with university officials. “I push 18 credits a semester," said Christian Shaffer, senior double...

Spring break is a time to relax and unwind — students need that.

OPINION: Bring back spring break for WSU students

MADELINE GREER, Evergreen columnist October 22, 2020

WSU recently announced its plans to cancel spring break for spring 2021. They decided to add three days off during the semester and start the semester a week later than originally scheduled. These days...

WSU officials say the decision to cancel spring break is a preemptive measure against COVID-19.

WSU officials explain spring break decision

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter October 22, 2020

WSU officials discussed the decision to cancel spring break and delay the start of spring semester, increased availability on-campus testing as well as COVID-19-related research at an Oct. 21 COVID-19...

Scheduling around the revised version of spring break won't be too difficult for professors.

OPINION: Spring break won’t mess up scheduling

GRACE LAPIERRE, Evergreen columnist October 20, 2020

With WSU planning to cancel spring break, I had several questions about how this might impact our class scheduling. I wanted to know how easy it would be for professors to incorporate the changes into...

The later spring semester start date is designed for WSU to stagger the move-in dates of students living on-campus in Pullman.

WSU announces plans for virtual spring semester

MINDY MALONE, Evergreen reporter October 16, 2020

The pandemic has created many disruptions to normalcy, including what the virtual spring semester will look like for students. Official changes include the cancelation of spring break and a delayed start...

Senators are concerned about added stress to students and Zoom fatigue if they do not have spring break next semester.

Senate issues statement urging WSU to reconsider vote canceling spring break

MATT HOLM, Evergreen reporter October 15, 2020

ASWSU met to discuss various issues relating to COVID-19 on Wednesday evening, including a statement urging Faculty Senate to reconsider its decision to cancel spring break next semester. The proposed...

Kate Hellmann, director of international student and scholar advising for WSU’s Office of International Programs, said the office is a resource available to all international students who face challenges.

GPSA Senators discuss ways to protect international students from possible restrictions

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter October 13, 2020

A proposal of new national guidelines regarding international students can limit a student’s admission into the country to two years. “I am concerned, as well, but Washington state has Democrats...

Spring 2021 will have a delayed start to prevent too many students from arriving in Pullman at once.

Spring break canceled, semester to start late, faculty senate votes

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter October 9, 2020

Faculty Senate voted to change spring semester classes to start Jan. 19, cancel spring break and include one-day academic breaks throughout the semester. WSU is eliminating spring break because of public...

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