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Locals use 3D printing, laser cutting to make medical supplies

and shipped 510 face shields and hundreds of ear savers in one day, sending them to local towns including Pullman.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

April 16, 2020

“Makers” of the Palouse united over a Facebook page to make medical supplies for local hospitals during the shortage of personal protective equipment caused by COVID-19. Palouse Open Source COVID19 Medical Supplies (OSCMS) is a chapter of a global group, Pauseibilities owner Shishona Turner said, a laser cutt...

History for the new age: Thousands of photos turned digital

KWSC football recreation vs. Baylor

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

April 14, 2020

A photo can last 500 years if it’s stored properly, but its access is limited to in-person.  “I love to have the physical book in hand, but a lot of times, that's not possible,” Lipi Turner-Rahman, Kimble Digitization Center manager, said. “This whole episode [COVID-19] now is showing us ...

Crafters sew masks for hospital workers, others in Pullman area

Crafters sew masks for hospital workers, others in Pullman area

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

April 9, 2020

Residents of Pullman and surrounding communities are making cloth face masks to fill the need for personal protective equipment on the Palouse and to support their neighbors and local healthcare workers. Jill Elbracht, a nurse practitioner and Pullman resident, said she saw a news article from Spoka...

MAPS supports minority students in pre-health

MAPS supports minority students in pre-health

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen reporter

April 7, 2020

The Minority Association for Pre-Health Services, or MAPS, focuses on helping all students of color in pre-health. Members of the club, which runs under the Health Professions Student Center, do not need to be in pre-health nor do they need to be a minority, but the club is focused on promoting m...

‘I’m inspired every day’: how one Colfax nurse is handling COVID-19

‘I’m inspired every day’: how one Colfax nurse is handling COVID-19

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

April 7, 2020

B.J. Oja spends her days and nights on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. She works as a medical-surgical nurse at the Whitman Hospital and Medical Clinics and is among the thousands of healthcare workers in Washington.  B.J. works the night shift. She changes out of her scrubs, takes a shower at th...

WSU student to appear on Wheel of Fortune Tuesday

WSU student to appear on Wheel of Fortune Tuesday

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

April 6, 2020

Keenan Souve ripped open the letter. When he saw what was inside, he started running around his apartment screaming in pure excitement.  The letter informed Keenan, a civil engineering junior at WSU, he would be on the game show series Wheel of Fortune on April 7.   Keenan...

Residents step up to help at-risk community members

Eric Fejeran, United Way of Whitman County director, Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse expressed a need for toilet paper and computer webcams so their employees could work from home.

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

April 2, 2020

As developments with COVID-19 continue across the country, community organizations in Whitman County are stepping up to provide services for those in at-risk populations. Eric Fejeran, United Way of Whitman County director, said the United Way of Whitman County launched a COVID-19 Community Relie...

Organization teaches Nez Perce traditions, environmental activism

Lower Granite Dam

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen reporter

March 31, 2020

Since 2015 the nonprofit organization Nimiipuu Protecting the Environment has been dedicated to educating people on the environment, Nez Perce traditions and how to preserve for future generations. Nimiipuu Protecting the Environment works closely with the Nez Perce tribe but they do not work for them. Co-...

The ‘evolving process’ of staying open

The 'evolving process' of staying open

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen reporter

March 31, 2020

Editor's Note: This article has been amended to update a statement regarding Brused Books no longer doing deliveries or curbside pickups. On Monday, March 23rd, in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Jay Inslee issued a stay-at-home order for all non-essential activities in Washingto...

Mental health during self-isolation: A guide

It can be hard to keep your mental health in check when you can't see friends. Here are some things to help.

HAYDYN WALLENDER, Evergreen reporter

March 31, 2020

Quarantine sounded like a great idea at the time. Now, a week has passed and students are becoming increasingly agitated and stressed. Mental health is declining and school persists. Washington State, like hundreds of other universities, has resorted to online classes to complete the school year....

Fine Arts student adapts thesis for changing times

Q, master of fine arts student, said her artwork is funny but sad. She wants viewers to contemplate where they came from and where they are now.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 26, 2020

Ashley Quast, known as “Q,” said her art is a balance between whimsy and failed expectation — and her Master of Fine Arts thesis presentation is an example of just that.  Q, who will graduate in May with a Master of Fine Arts from WSU, has been studying here for two years. Since comple...

Tai-chi, yoga instructor tells her story

Yoga and tai-chi teacher Janet Keeley-Valencia talks about her life, teaching yoga and tai-chi, and the importance of knowing your body.

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen reporter

March 26, 2020

From her house in Pullman, Janet Keeney-Valenza teaches her students yoga, tai-chi and how to appreciate the body. Valenza teaches both yoga and tai-chi. She said yoga and tai-chi are not “no pain no gain” and stresses the importance of listening to your body on her students. “I always ...

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