The Daily Evergreen

‘This is like the movies’

Elizabeth Nalbandian traveled from Jerusalem to Pullman in the pursuit of studying baking. Since then, she has studied abroad and became involved in the Carson College of Business.

ANNIE HAGER, Evergreen reporter

July 7, 2020

From family inspiration to mindless scrolling through Pinterest, Elizabeth Nalbandian started learning to make pastries when she was a young girl. Pastry-making became a passion for Nalbandian while she grew up in Jerusalem, and she said she continues to expand it through her experiences at WSU.  ...

WSU students react to US Supreme Court’s DACA ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled to block termination of DACA on June 18. The Trump administration halted the program in 2017.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

June 29, 2020

Linda Vargas was shocked by the texts she saw on her phone when she woke up on June 18. “My friend … she messaged me, ‘They blocked it,’” Vargas said. “I couldn’t believe it.” Vargas, senior environmental sciences major, said she did not expect the Supreme Court to block the rep...

‘She speaks for what she believes in’

Kaylah Blas developed her leadership skills during her time at WSU by being involved with Chi Delta Sigma sorority and other organizations.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

June 29, 2020

WSU alumna Kaylah Blas took a leap of faith by leaving her Californian home to attend WSU, being the first in her family to do so.  Blas packed her schedule by being involved with the Asian Pacific American Student Coalition, Hawaii Club and the Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life. She was also an ori...

Doctoral candidate researches gender, religion in Hindi soap opera

Sreenidhi Krishnan moved to the U.S . in 2016 to complete her doctoral degree, and has since won several awards for her research about cultural impacts on Hindi soap opera productions.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

June 29, 2020

One WSU student turned her love for movies, soap operas and other media into the driving force behind her research. Sreenidhi Krishnan, doctoral candidate in WSU Vancouver's anthropology department, said she won a dissertation grant of $500 to study the culture of Hindi soap opera productions in India. Krishnan sa...

WSU athletes find success in academics, sports

Connor Barison, baseball player and junior public relations major, said he schedules out his week to make sure he can balance academics, baseball and his personal life.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

June 29, 2020

It was an unusual season for WSU athletes competing in spring sports, to say the least. Regardless of COVID-19 implications, 64 athletes made the Pac-12 Academic Honor Roll this spring. Marie Lund-Hansen, fifth-year senior strategic communication major, plays on the women’s golf team.  Lund-Hanse...

Reading enthusiasts to assemble virtually, discuss social issues

The Social Issues Book Club meets to discuss more than just books. They also talk about issues that directly impact them.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

June 22, 2020

A book can put you in the shoes of Michelle Obama or transport you to Oakland, California. For members of the Social Issues Book Club in Pullman, reading and discussing books is a way to inform and broaden their worldviews.  Many book clubs are fiction-oriented, but the Social Issues Book Club tends...

GUIDE: Canceled, postponed events in Whitman County

Due to COVID-19 concerns, many local events will be canceled for this summer, while others plan for a fall date.

ZACH GOFF, Evergreen reporter

June 22, 2020

As the Palouse shifts to the summer heat, people had to be creative with how they spend their time as annual events in Whitman County are canceled or postponed due to COVID-19. Braydon Miner moved to Pullman in late 2019. He said he was looking forward to getting more involved with local events plan...

‘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...

Ask Emma: Should I pursue my passion?

Writing with a deadline can help you learn to be comfortable with imperfect writing, Emma says.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

June 15, 2020

Dear Emma, I love creative writing and I consider it my passion but am always really nervous to show people my work because I’m a perfectionist. I’m afraid my writing will seem silly or incomplete, no matter how much time I have spent on it.  If I was a bit better, I might actually try to mak...

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...

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