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Around 90 percent of people on campus need to get vaccinated to achieve some type of herd immunity.

Delta variant poses threat to fall semester

VICTORIA GIOMI July 21, 2021

The newly discovered COVID-19 Delta variant is one of students’ biggest threats as the fall semester approaches.  WSU is taking precautions for another potential outbreak of the virus, with unvaccinated...

The university has approximately 45,000 HIPAA-compliant Zoom licenses currently in use. 

WSU Zoom accounts, meetings now HIPAA compliant

MELINA ERNST, Evergreen reporter July 19, 2021

All WSU Zoom accounts and meetings are Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act compliant as of July 16. The university intends to safeguard the privacy of protected health information with...

Vaccinated students are recommended to keep their proof of vaccination available at all times because it may be needed occasionally.

Vaccination exemption applications now available

VICTORIA GIOMI July 9, 2021

Students can now submit their COVID-19 vaccination statuses and apply for exemptions on the Cougar Health Services Patient Portal for the fall semester. All students must submit proof of vaccination...

For 24 consecutive months, participants filled out surveys indicating their relationship status, friendship importance, social motives, alcohol use and related consequences.

Young adults more likely to use alcohol when casually dating, study finds

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter July 9, 2021

Young adults are more likely to drink alcohol when casually dating and when friendships are placed at high importance, several researchers found in a study published June 15.   When young adults were...

Films characterizing all colleges as party central set students up for a very different reality.

SATIRE: College movies create unrealistic expectations for students

GRACE LAPIERRE July 2, 2021

When I first came to college, fresh out of high school, I think I expected it to be largely the same but with somewhat more difficult work. Some people might expect it to be significantly harder; some...

Students work tirelessly in college to prepare themselves for future careers. Internships would help them reach that goal.

Students should apply for internships before graduating

MEGHAN HENRY June 28, 2021

College students are often lacking on-the-job experience many employers look for in applicants. With so much emphasis on building your resume and staying involved while in school, it can feel like there...

The development team is considering using the retail spaces as a grocery store, fast food restaurant, wine tasting room, and hair and nail salon.

Housing, retail facilities to be built on Terre View Drive

SAYDEE PHOTHIVONGSA, Evergreen reporter June 28, 2021

Construction on a new apartment complex with several amenities began around a month ago near the WSU water tower on NE Terre View Drive.  WSU leased 18.6 acres of property to CP Sagamore University...

Concession stands will be open, and fans have the option to tailgate.

Martin Stadium to open at full capacity

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter June 28, 2021

WSU announced Martin Stadium will open at full capacity for the fall football season Wednesday. WSU officials attended several meetings over the last few months with the University of Washington and...

Cougar Health Services is one of the only places on campus still requiring students to wear masks regardless of vaccination status, said Joel Schwartzkopf, WSU CHS executive director. 

WSU updates COVID-19 policies to reflect state reopening

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter June 25, 2021

WSU announced June 15 that daily health attestations are no longer required to access campus facilities. WSU loosened several pandemic policies over the last several weeks pertaining to daily health...

Griffin, shown here, never pictured himself anywhere other than WSU.

‘Yay sports’: Sign Boy’s origin story

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter June 23, 2021

WSU alum Parker Griffin is easily recognizable at WSU football games because of his unique signs.  Griffin said he did not want to be just another fan in the stands and always saw people holding signs...

Danielle Ivory, New York Times reporter, said the project tracked COVID-19 data on spreadsheets, maps and charts, including case numbers, mortality rates, vaccine eligibility and more.

WSU professor, Pullmanite recognized for contributions to Pulitzer Prize winning project

TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER, Evergreen news editor June 23, 2021

A COVID-19 case tracking project from The New York Times involving contributions from a WSU professor and Pullman native was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for public service earlier this month. Danielle...

It is important for people to learn tips to prevent asthma exacerbation before wildfire season starts.

Researchers study impacts of wildfire smoke on lung function

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen editor-in-chief June 23, 2021

WSU College of Nursing researchers conducted a study using an app to help asthma sufferers monitor their symptoms during wildfire season. The study’s goal was to identify how and when air quality...

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