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Fitness instructors reflect on remote classes

Madison Ruther, WSU junior kinesiology major, said although fitness classes shifted to an online format, University Recreation instructors took advantage of the chance to learn new workouts.
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter December 7, 2020

As fall comes to a close, WSU fitness instructors reflect on ways they made the most of teaching online classes amid COVID-19 regulations. The majority of this year was spent learning how to thrive...

OPINION: Yoga benefits mental, physical health

Yoga comes with a whole host of benefits, both mentally and physically.
MADELINE GREER, Evergreen columnist November 18, 2020

For many college students, there is always a time when we are stressed about an assignment, test or worried about passing a class. My first year of college did not go as expected, and my spring semester...

Services and Activities fee reduced by $25

The $25 cut is not permanent and students will be charged $279 in future semesters.
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter October 25, 2020

Services and Activities Fee Committee members decided to reduce the S&A fee from $279 to $254 for spring 2021. The committee met Oct. 20 and 22 to deliberate on student feedback regarding the fees. Students...

Services and Activities fee committee to decide allocation reductions, receive student feedback

Services and Activities Fee committee members heard presentations from on-campus groups on Sept. 13 and 15.
JAYCE CARRAL and EMMA LEDBETTER October 19, 2020

Services and Activities Fee Committee members will decide if on-campus groups will receive a reduction in their allocations for the 2020-2021 fiscal year because of overall budget cuts caused by the COVID-19...

OPINION: WSU is overcharging us

Charging fees for services when students aren't even on campus is unfair to Cougs.
SARAH DANIELS, Evergreen columnist September 1, 2020

Earlier this semester, WSU sent students several emails regarding their decisions on keeping, reducing, or getting rid of various school fees this semester. From what I can tell, they kept them all, without...

GPSA senators vote in new member, discuss training resources

GPSA senators met virtually for the first time on Monday.
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter August 31, 2020

GPSA senators met for the first time this fall on Monday night to discuss mandatory fees, mentor training and travel grants.  There are two upcoming Professional Development Initiative events, which...

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 August 31, 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...

University outdoor recreation shop reopens for Phase 3

The WSU Outdoor Recreation Rental Shop partially reopened on Monday. Employees are required to wear face masks and rentals are disinfected after every use.
BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter June 16, 2020

The WSU Outdoor Recreation Rental Shop partially reopened on Monday, following Whitman County’s approval for Phase 3 of reopening.  Donald Schmit, Rental Shop and Coug Bikes coordinator, said they...

University Recreation plans for Phase 3 reopening

WSU's Student Recreation Center on August 2019. University Recreation facilities are planning to open at 50 percent capacity as Whitman County enters Phase 3.
CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter June 11, 2020

Recreational facilities can operate at 50 percent capacity in Phase 3. However, Gov. Jay Inslee has not provided specific requirements for how fitness centers can open safely. WSU's University Recreation...

OPINION: Get outside with nature

The Palouse offers so many outdoor activities, so this summer, get out and enjoy them!
ADAM HUREAU, Evergreen columnist June 9, 2020

With everything going on in the world right now, it’s hard to focus. From COVID-19 to the nationwide protests, it seems like the lives we had before are a thing of the past. To combat the stress,...

S&A fee committee expects decrease in revenue

ASWSU President Quinton Berkompas said the student fee will not increase because of financial uncertainty due to COVID-19.
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter April 12, 2020

Services and Activities Fee Committee members decided during a 10-hour meeting April 3 to make budget cuts that would allow the S&A fee to stay at $558 for the 2020-2021 school year.  Quinton...

OPINION: Take a PE class

While we may have to be inside now, taking a PE class next semester would be a great way to stay healthy while at school
ANTHONY TORCHIA, Evergreen columnist March 24, 2020

For many students at WSU, getting a healthy amount of exercise is often difficult. While there are multiple recreational facilities located on campus, such as the UREC and Chinook Student Center, many...

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