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In his blood: DTC professor shares his passion for teaching

In his blood: DTC professor shares his passion for teaching

EURUS THACH, Evergreen reporter

December 2, 2019

For Tor de Vries, clinical assistant professor of digital technology and culture, teaching is “in his blood.” As the son of two college professors, de Vries said he loves seeing students learn. “That moment when a student gets it. The moment when they were like, ‘Oh, it worked,’” he...

Letter from the Editor: What is your impact?

Letter from the Editor: What is your impact?

ZACH GOFF, Life Editor

December 2, 2019

When I applied to WSU, one of the essay questions I had to answer was “What legacy will you leave at WSU?” I had not thought much about that question until I took the position of life editor. I have helped aspiring reporters get their work published while also informing Pullman residents about events in...

Retired professor opens local Hindu temple

Retired professor opens local Hindu temple

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

November 21, 2019

The outskirts of Pullman are isolated, yet scenic and tranquil. Among the small neighborhoods, auto repair shops and rolling hills is the only Indian Hindu temple in Pullman. The founder of this hall, Sarangamat Gurusiddaiah, former WSU professor, walked around the gathering space with open arms and...

Tree farm to host wreath-making workshop

Tree farm to host wreath-making workshop

CAROLYNN CLAREY, Evergreen reporter

November 20, 2019

The smell of fresh pine, the sight of tiny, twinkling, colored lights, the taste of freshly-made gingerbread, the warmth of a cup of hot cocoa: these are all hallmarks of the Christmas season. As owners of Christmas tree farms, no one knows this better than Annette Brusven and her mother Carolyn Leege. This...

While you’re down there, check for lumps

While you’re down there, check for lumps

REID BROWN, Evergreen reporter

November 20, 2019

“Men don’t take care of themselves. They’re taught ‘stuff it down, zip it up, shut up, rub some dirt on it and go,’” said Julius ‘Juice’ Rock, graduate assistant in University Recreation, personal trainer and weight room staff manager. “Let men have that place where they can open up...

Jane Austen novel comes to life on stage

Jane Austen novel comes to life on stage

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

November 18, 2019

Pop culture music filled the theater as the Pullman High School Drama Club began their performance of “Emma” a colorful pop culture story based on Jane Austen’s novel. The club performed for six showtimes at 7 p.m. on Nov. 8, 9, 15 and 16. The club also held shows at 2 p.m. on Nov. 15 and 16. Andrew...

Annual pumpkin drop teaches science for all ages

Annual pumpkin drop teaches science for all ages

EURUS THACH, Evergreen reporter

November 18, 2019

The 15th Annual Pumpkin Drop hosted by the Physics and Astronomy Club was their biggest outreach event of the year that attracted many attendees of all ages just before Saturday’s football game, the club president said. This year, with the donations from Dissmores and WSU Organic Farm, about 40...

Annual craft fair supports arts department

Annual craft fair supports arts department

CAROLYNN CLAREY, Evergreen reporter

November 18, 2019

The Clarkston High School music programs have banded together to create a widespread craft fair that covers every inch of their school. Con Schafman has been the Craft Fair event coordinator for the last two years. In total, she has volunteered at the fair for the past five years. Schafman got involved...

GALLERY: Fashion show celebrates breaking gender roles

GALLERY: Fashion show celebrates breaking gender roles

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen reporter

November 14, 2019

Fans of fashion, music and drag came together Tuesday in the CUB Senior Ballroom for a show that challenged ideas of gender and sexual expression through clothing. Unity Week Fashion & Drag Show: United We Are Stronger brought GIESORC members, students from WSU’s Department of Apparel, Mercha...

Dance event puts people into motion

Dance event puts people into motion

EURUS THACH, Evergreen reporter

November 13, 2019

Swing dance enthusiasts gathered Friday evening to celebrate their love of dance at the Daily Grind Coffeeshop. Besides the weekly Swing dance at the Moscow Moose Lodge, the Swing Devils of the Palouse also organizes a dance for Pullman dancers on every second Friday of the month. Kyle Doty, Swing...

Masquerade supports fire department

Masquerade supports fire department

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

November 13, 2019

Firefighters and guests danced the night away at Whitman County Fire District 12’s inaugural Masquerade Ball to benefit community education Saturday night at SEL Event Center. Mirenda Stenbakken, Emergency Medical Services chief, oversaw planning the event. She said the ball was initially planned...

A Wasteful Life: Rethinking Sustainabilty

A Wasteful Life: Rethinking Sustainabilty

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

November 13, 2019

KOOSKIA, ID — Irene Finehout dug through a plastic crate, her fuzzy green hat shielding her from a slight drizzle. In the parking lot of this small town’s volunteer EMT center off the highway, Finehout pulled a handful of shiny apples from the crates and pointed to tiny holes that had formed on their...

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