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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

With the state of COVID-19 and the winter weather, admin is putting students and faculty at risk.

OPINION: WSU administration puts money over safety of students, staff

KESTRA ENGSTROM, Evergreen Opinion Editor January 6, 2022

“Amazing job at taking a longer time to introduce the panel of people [than] addressing traveling back to Pullman from the West Side!” “They don’t give a crap about our safety/health and...

The one-question survey will be available until Nov. 15.

Environmental Sustainability Alliance asks for survey responses

ABBY SONNICHSEN, Evergreen Photographer November 10, 2021

The Environmental Sustainability Alliance is sending a one-question survey over email to all WSU students on Nov. 9-15. The heading of the email is “Help WSU get out of fossil fuels!”  All students...

Healthy variety is spice of life

Healthy variety is spice of life

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen reporter, columnist October 13, 2021

I started my weight loss journey in August of last year, and I attribute most of my progress to switching to better eating. Adding more plants to my diet, eating more fiber, harshly limiting my sugars...

This sectioned bin, located in the Compton Union Building, is one of many on campus. Students can place recyclables as well as grabage in these bins to help keep our campus clean.

Cougs must act for environment

SYDNEY DOWNING, Evergreen columnist September 26, 2021

Plastic waste is a major issue for our environment. Every year, we produce over 300 million tons of plastic. For reference, that is equivalent to one billion elephants. Is that not crazy? Plastic is...

Graduate student parents overlooked by university

Graduate student parents overlooked by university

GAYATHRI KRISHNAMOORTHY, Evergreen columnist September 22, 2021

Rabia Khan, fifth-year doctoral student in electrical engineering, has changed since she first began her studies at WSU.  “When I started graduate school, I was more passionate than I am...

Although there are some student groups at WSU that encourage and support women to sustain a career in engineering, the responsibility to support minority groups in the STEM field should not fall solely on students shoulders.

WSU’s support for STEM women lacking

GAYATHRI KRISHNAMOORTHY, Evergreen columnist August 25, 2021

I once thought that due to the efforts of past generations of women, the battle for equality was over.  But evidently, there are still biases toward women pursuing a career in science, technology,...

One survey shows that although the number of women earning degrees in engineering has increased in the past 20 years, womens participation remains well below that of men at all degree levels and in all fields of engineering.  

Women in STEM need university support

GAYATHRI KRISHNAMOORTHY, Evergreen columnist August 18, 2021

When I first started my master's degree in engineering, I was one of the five girls in the class with 40 other male students. As I made my way through the doctorate program at WSU, the number of women...

Today’s youth are one of the most politically active groups of young people in generations. We deserve to know if our colleges are in support of us.

Colleges should make political views known for sake of students

KESTRA ENGSTROM, Evergreen Opinion Editor June 24, 2021

Historically, young people have been a demographic disengaged from mainstream politics.  This isn’t because youth aren’t affected by politics — in fact, the voting age was lowered from 21 to...

WSU has shown some steps toward perpetuating diversity and inclusion on campus. There is, however, much more to be done so that all faculty and students feel represented and welcome.

Colleges, corporations have long way to go to adequately represent LGBTQ+ community

KESTRA ENGSTROM, Evergreen Opinion Editor June 10, 2021

Pride Month has arrived, which means a month of gleeful parades, education on queer history and celebrating queer people’s right to exist and love as they are. With that, however, also comes a bombardment...

“Anybody coming to campus is still required to attest that they havent been experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, and people still have to wear masks.”

WSU Pullman administrators in talks to appoint chancellor

ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter April 21, 2021

Through OneWSU, WSU Pullman is in the process of proposing and appointing a Pullman campus chancellor, the last WSU campus to do so.  ASWSU President Curtis Cohen said appointing a chancellor for...

Students are required to show proof of attestation before going to campus.

OPINION: WSU has prepared for COVID this time, students must take share of responsibility

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen opinion editor January 28, 2021

Students are pouring back into our little college town, while administrators and student leaders are gearing up to beat back the wave of COVID-19 cases that may accompany them.  Unlike last semester,...

WSU submitted a capital budget request for $139,400,000 to the state, which will finance 10 projects, said Kate Kamerrer, WSU executive director of facilities, finance and building services.

WSU submits biennial budget proposal for 2021-23

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor October 18, 2020

WSU submitted a $422.1 million budget proposal for 2021-23, which will finance the construction and renovation of buildings on the WSU Pullman campus. The proposal includes the capital and operating...

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