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Greek restaurant to open in Pullman

Yia Yia Nikki's is projected to open in August. For the meantime, food will be sold through a food truck.

ZACH GOFF, Evergreen reporter

June 15, 2020

A restaurant that specializes in Greek and Mediterranean cuisine may open its doors in August. Yia Yia Nikki’s will be located at 1300 S. Grand Ave. The restaurant will also have a drive-thru, owner Monir Desouky said. This will be the third location of the franchise as the original restaurant...

Pet groomers offer services with new regulations

Amber Wright, owner of Amber's Grooming Salon, was able to open her doors early for pet hair allergy research. She offers drop-off services, as well as different rooms for bathing and grooming.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

June 15, 2020

Washington and Idaho residents had months of abstaining from haircuts due to COVID-19, but humans were not the only ones needing a trim. Zelda’s Pet Grooming closed their doors on March 26 and did not reopen until May 25. Owners Dani and Melanie Voorhees faced uncertainty for the future of their bu...

New food truck to hit Pullman streets

Among Other Things hopes to serve classic American dishes around Greek row and different apartment complexes in Pullman.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

June 15, 2020

Acacia Kapusta and Jesse Pollard are turning their passion for cuisine into a full-time job by opening a food truck inspired by American dishes in Pullman. Among Other Things will give them the opportunity to manage their own business and travel when needed, Kapusta said. The duo started planning...

‘She’s bringing a different perspective’

Mikayla Makle grew up in Maryland but wanted to have a new experience by attending WSU.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

June 15, 2020

Mikayla Makle, Black Student Union at WSU president, became more aware of who she was as an LGBTQ+ Black woman when she started attending WSU.  Makle grew up in Maryland, where she found it hard to come out as asexual to her family. She said even though her hometown of Waldorf was more diverse, she lea...

Weekly produce sale to last through summer, into fall

Shoppers can wait in line one at a time as staff collect the requested vegetables.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

June 15, 2020

Locals bought up almost all of the fresh produce sold at the Eggert Family Organic Farm on June 5, which is its first sale of the year.  The farm was busy with an average of two to three customers waiting to be helped during the sale, said farm manager Brad Jaeckel. Most of the produce sold out aft...

Pullman recreation staff find ways to keep residents active, safe

Although many recreational activities had to be canceled this summer, the new Pullman Aquatic and Recreation Center will open in a few weeks.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

June 15, 2020

Despite the cancellation of recreational activities due to COVID-19, certain facilities and summer camps will open to the public soon.  Pullman Parks, Facilities and Recreation has not been able to host normal summertime activities, Parks Superintendent Alan Davis said. Its employees even had to make i...

Guide: Being an activist from home

There are several online campaigns and petitions you can sign, all of which you can do from a mobile device.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen columnist

June 15, 2020

With the current social and political climate, many people want to use their voice to make a social impact. However, with the threat of COVID-19 still present, it might be hard for some people to go outside. Here are some things you can do from your computer.  Register to vote Voting is one of the best ways...

Black Student Union provides sense of family, belonging

Black Student Union at WSU hosts the VIBES conference every year to empower high school students of color.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

June 15, 2020

The Black Student Union at WSU aims to create a community for students who may be looking to be a part of one. The organization celebrates the success of students of color and creates dialogue surrounding their unique experiences BSU is a voice for the Black community, which is in a predominantly...

A Cougar Gold Cheese origin story

Cougar Gold Cheese is made by student workers at the WSU Creamery. Cheese of all flavors comes in tins.

ANNIE HAGER, Evergreen reporter

June 15, 2020

If you ever wondered why Cougar Gold Cheese comes in a tin can, you first need to take a trip back to 1940. Norman Shirley Golding, then-food science professor at WSU, researched and received a grant to work on Cougar Gold in the 1940s. WSU Creamery Manager John Haugen said the name Cougar Gold come...

Pullman resident channels passion for sewing to help others

Juliann Yusko started sewing at the age of 10. She has created a prom dress, fixed WSU's Marching Band uniforms, and sewn masks for the Pullman community.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

June 8, 2020

Pullman resident Juliann Yusko is the type of person who helps others in any way she can. When she designed costumes for drama in high school, she worked for hours on end to make sure every costume was ready and comfortable. That supportive and caring side of Juliann has not changed. During the pand...

Recent WSU grad, track athlete runs toward med school

Stephanie Cho recently graduated from WSU and majored in pre-medicine. She also ran the 400-meter race for WSU's Track and Field team.

ANNIE HAGER, Evergreen reporter

June 8, 2020

WSU graduate Stephanie Cho is no stranger to the phrase 'ready, set, go.' Compassion, strong work ethic and leading by example are just a few skills Cho has shown through her experiences at WSU, boyfriend Kennan Schrag said. Cho was a student-athlete for the WSU track and field team where she speci...

Guide: Where to hit the trails this summer

The Palouse area has a variety of trails and destinations ranging from Kamiak Butte to Moscow Mountain.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen columnist

June 8, 2020

As we get closer to the peak of summer weather, spend some time outdoors and on local hiking trails. Here are some of the best ones — in my humble opinion, of course.  Kamiak Butte County Park Located about 30 minutes from Pullman, Kamiak Butte includes both steep hills and flat meadows that sa...

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