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

Counseling as well as Cougar Health Services available for student athletes facing mental health challenges

Mental health resources available for student-athletes

GRACE HARVEY, Evergreen reporter September 27, 2023

For WSU student-athletes struggling with mental health, WSU Athletics and Cougar Health Services can provide help. At the moment, “the prevalence of the risk of depression in collegiate student-athletes...

Sam Griffith running through a water ditch during a steeplechase event

Track and Field student-athletes surpass expectations in every way

ALENA RINEHARDT, Evergreen reporter November 30, 2022

As many highschool teachers have been known to vocalize, college is hard and can be much more difficult than high school. Whether you agree with them or not, balancing school with everything else that...

Jenny Kraska, athletics postdoctoral psychology fellow, said starting this year, a session limit for counseling has been imposed for student-athletes.

Board of Regents address student-athlete mental health

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen news co-editor January 22, 2022

One WSU staff member said during the Board of Regents meeting Thursday that mental health concerns such as anxiety and depression were higher in the spring and fall of 2020 than in previous years among...

Students are required to submit proof of vaccination or an exemption request on the Cougar Health Services portal by Sept. 10.

Removal of personal exemption, FDA approval prompts student to get vaccinated

ALEX MCCOLLUM, Multimedia editor August 25, 2021

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave full approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, resulting in a slimming down of acceptable vaccine exemptions at WSU. Originally, WSU allowed...

Joanne Greene, University Recreation programming director, said attending the Summer Advantage program puts first-year students ahead of the curve after graduating high school.

Summer Advantage program gives first-year students head start

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter May 16, 2021

Registration for the WSU Summer Advantage program is now open until early June.  Summer Advantage runs from June 28 to July 30 and helps first-year students transition into college, Joanne Greene,...

Student athletes should get paid for their work because theyre performing a service that makes money for the school.

OPINION: Student athletes should be paid for their work

JOEY FRANKLIN November 4, 2020

College athletes should be compensated for the amount of publicity and revenue they bring to their schools. However, deciding an equitable price across America is not an easy task. In 2018, the University...

The Pac-12 postponed all sports games for the rest of 2020 due to COVID-19.

Pac-12 postpones games for fall sports until 2021

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter August 11, 2020

The Pac-12 announced today there will be no athletic competitions for the rest of 2020. Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said the Pac-12 CEO group voted unanimously to postpone all athletic competition...

WSU Athletic Director Pat Chun said the university is waiting for the Pac-12 to make a decision regarding fall sports.

WSU waits to make decision about fall sports, athletic director says

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter July 24, 2020

WSU Athletic Director Pat Chun expressed cautious optimism for a fall sports season in September.  He feels good about the protocols and environment WSU Athletics has put into place to keep student-athletes...

Connor Barison, baseball player and junior public relations major, said he schedules out his week to make sure he can balance academics, baseball and his personal life.

WSU athletes find success in academics, sports

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter and columnist June 28, 2020

It was an unusual season for WSU athletes competing in spring sports, to say the least. Regardless of COVID-19 implications, 64 athletes made the Pac-12 Academic Honor Roll this spring. Marie Lund-Hansen,...

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