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Researchers use math, computers to model spread of COVID-19

WSU researchers are using computational epidemiology to model the spread of COVID-19.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

June 8, 2020

Eric Lofgren and other researchers in his lab at WSU are using computational epidemiology — a combination of computer simulations and complex mathematics — to model the spread of diseases, like COVID-19, in certain populations. Lofgren, assistant professor in the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Heal...

Grocery assembler finds positivity during hard times

Dissmore's employee Gabriella Aragon said she goes through aisles and packages groceries for customers using grocery delivery.

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

April 23, 2020

Gabriella Aragon began her job at Dissmore’s as a florist, arranging gift baskets and colorful bunches of flowers. When the store began offering free grocery delivery to adjust to the anxiety of shopping during a pandemic, Aragon’s responsibilities shifted. She worked in the grocery aisles by packagin...

Local churches, mosque adjust to ‘new reality’ of COVID-19

A sign outside the Pullman Islamic Center after COVID-19 pushed Gov. Jay Inslee to order residents to stay home.

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

April 22, 2020

When Gov. Jay Inslee issued the executive order to stay home, it left religious leaders questioning how they would conduct their day-to-day services. “I think all of the churches feel the ache of not being together physically,” said Ern Menocal, lead pastor for the Hills Church in Pullman. The...

Stay-Home order may last longer than May 4, Inslee says

Governor Jay Inslee announced a stay at home order for Washington citizens on March 23.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

April 22, 2020

Though the spread of COVID-19 is declining in Washington, Gov. Jay Inslee said in a speech Tuesday night that officials do not know what the process of lifting restrictions will look like yet. There are many restrictions that cannot end by May 4, the day when the stay-at-home order is supposed to be li...

OPINION: Don’t relax social distancing rules

It is easy to still not get the correct information about COVID-19, but it is still important to keep social distancing.

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen columnist

April 20, 2020

As I write this, I’m thinking about my initial reaction to the coronavirus. I remember thinking, desensitized as a kid by frenzies over new pandemics that ended up fizzling out, that this was not going to be an issue. Maybe a few hundred people would die, but more than that die from the flu, right...

OPINION: Don’t judge students coming back to Pullman

Students who stayed in Pullman are not still there to have the standard college experience. They stayed because of money and jobs.

DANIELLE DENNEHY, Evergreen Columnist

April 15, 2020

Across the board, it is just a Coug thing to consider Pullman home. We post pictures throughout every break reminiscing on the times we miss on the Palouse. Always finding our way back home has never been as difficult as it is right now. While the university remained open, it advised students to onl...

OPINION: Closing Greek row was good

Closing the Greek houses at WSU was a smart choice, but the people living in them should have had a say as well.

ANTHONY TORCHIA, Evergreen Columnist

April 13, 2020

The commitment of WSU to distance-learning methods and virtual classes for the remainder of the semester prompted a gradual exodus of students from Pullman. This was a voluntary choice for students who live in dorms, which have remained open, or live off campus. However, students living in many of the G...

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. ...

GPSA prepares for future with COVID-19 implications

Matthew Sutherland, vice president of legislative affairs, said his hope is for GPSA to donate money to Dissmore's to help graduate students pay for groceries.

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen GPSA reporter

March 31, 2020

The WSU Graduate School dean addressed questions from GPSA senators about operations affected by Governor Jay Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order.  Dean Lisa Gloss said the graduate school will extend deadlines and create alternatives to address the developing COVID-19 situation.&nbs...

Teenage female tests positive for COVID-19

Teenage female tests positive for COVID-19

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 26, 2020

A female in her teens tested positive for COVID-19 Thursday morning. She is the third confirmed case in Whitman County, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Health officials are investigating the patient’s close contacts, according to the press rele...

Washington defines ‘essential workforce’ for stay-at-home order

Governor Jay Inslee announced a stay at home order for Washington citizens on March 23.

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

March 25, 2020

Gov. Jay Inslee issued a stay-at-home order on Monday for all Washington residents in response to a growing number of COVID-19 cases statewide. Among those exempt from the order are members of the "essential workforce" in various critical areas such as healthcare, energy and communication. Inslee's ...

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