The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

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

A reward prediction error causes a decrease in dopamine, allowing for people to learn from the event.

Stress research could result in better treatment

GREY KAMASZ, Evergreen reporter March 24, 2022

WSU researchers are studying how brain activity is altered under conditions of chronic stress. The lateral habenula (LHb) is a region of the brain that influences the output of dopamine — a brain...

For students feeling stressed at the end of the semester, breathing practices can help regulate the body and bring a sense of calm.

Pass your finals by staying mentally, academically, physically well

CALLIE GERBER, Evergreen reporter December 10, 2021

Students can sometimes get so stressed over finals they forget to take care of themselves. This is a guide on how to stay mentally well, academically successful and physically healthy. Mental health...

Digital distractions are certainly not uncommon. They can be harmful to your study or work habits.

Technology: A tool for procrastination

GAYATHRI KRISHNAMOORTHY, Evergreen columnist October 14, 2021

Have you ever had a day where you wake up, do your morning routine, have a wholesome breakfast, get that energy on for conquering your to-do list and then end up scrolling through your phone or laptop...

Feeling overwhelmed these days? Ask Emma may be able to help.

Ask Emma: I am so overwhelmed. Can you help?

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor September 30, 2021

Dear Emma, I am overwhelmed. Like, so overwhelmed I can’t even describe how overwhelmed I am. My classes, two jobs and relatively non-existent personal life are making me super stressed. I feel on...

People who look at nature scenes have more focus and concentration than those who look at concrete.

Your brain on nature

ISABELLE BUSCH September 23, 2021

I don’t know about you, but honestly, I haven’t been doing too well lately. Sure, I’m keeping my grades up, but being academically healthy isn’t everything. Coming to campus has been really difficult....

Plants are able to reduce sound and keep your work environment quiet and calm.

Plants help you fight stress

CALLIE GERBER, Evergreen reporter September 22, 2021

Indoor plants have become more popular over the past year. They’re super trendy but can also help significantly with someone’s physical and mental health. Plants can literally make you happier by being...

High levels of stress can cause early labor, so babies do not fully develop. Pregnant women feel they have lost the support systems they used to have, such as new parent support groups.

Pregnant women more stressed during pandemic

ANNE-MARIE GREGGS, Evergreen reporter April 8, 2021

Pregnant women felt more stressed during the pandemic because of their fear of contracting COVID-19 as well as normal stress brought about by pregnancy, WSU researchers found. High levels of stress...

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