The Daily Evergreen

‘Home to me means being with my sisters’

President Mailari Munoz said she felt like an outcast before joining the Kappa Delta Chi multicultural sorority at WSU.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

August 17, 2020

When Mailari Munoz gets a good grade and posts about it on Snapchat, she can expect her sorority sisters to swipe up and send her congratulatory messages. After transferring to WSU when she was 21, Munoz wanted to find her place in the university. When she joined Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc., Rho Ch...

Letter from the Editor: The art of reinvention

Letter from the Editor: The art of reinvention

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen ROOTS editor

August 17, 2020

As WSU students log into their first Zoom meetings of the semester, I hope they take this unusual time to grow. Growth can take many formats, whether it’s picking up a new hobby or finally listening to that one podcast you’ve been putting on the backburner. If you haven’t met me yet, I’m Madysen...

Students find their inner leader

The three-tiered program offered by WSU allows students to attend workshops and engage in community service, like Adopt-a-Block. WSU alumna Keanna Maki says she went to Spokane to hear speakers talk about their leadership position.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

August 17, 2020

Kaye Gill joined the Emerging Leaders certificate program as a freshman because she was interested in leadership but could not see herself as a leader. Three years later, Gill is the director of the Cougar Leadership Team, which organizes the three-tier leadership program starting with Emerging Leaders. “I’m...

Pullman residents practice public speaking

The Pullman chapter of Toastmasters International will meet 6:30 a.m. every Monday over Zoom.

ZACH GOFF, Evergreen reporter

August 17, 2020

There are two words that strike fear into most people’s eyes: public speaking. The Pullman Toastmasters is a group devoted to helping people improve their public speaking skills, Pullman Toastmasters president Joy Blace said. The international organization began in 1924 and grew to its present membership...

Group celebrates Mexican culture

The Ballet Folklorico de WSU group has previously performed
at Mom’s Weekend, recognition events and graduation.

ANNIE HAGER, Evergreen reporter

August 17, 2020

Michelle Cordova decided to lead Ballet Folklorico at WSU with one goal in mind: connecting people to their roots using dance.  Ballet Folklorico is a new WSU club led by Cordova, sophomore landscape architecture major. She was born in Seattle and moved to Mexico when she was two years old.  F...

Club members raise funds to protect sharks

The WSU Shark Conservation Club organizes shark week
annually. This year, it will take an online format instead.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

August 17, 2020

One wildlife ecology and conservation sciences major had a vision to save sharks. So she did. The WSU Shark Conservation Club was founded in 2018. President Amanda Krieger said the goal for this club is to educate the public about the impact sharks have on the human population. “Sharks are har...

Exhibits offer outdoor exploration at science center

Although staff members at the Palouse Discovery Science Center already had plans to open outdoor options, the center made it possible on a faster timeline due to COVID-19.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

July 20, 2020

Although school is out for summer, children on the Palouse can still expand their curiosities about the outside world through the Palouse Discovery Science Center. The PDSC in Pullman recently opened outdoor activities for the community while still abiding by state and local health guidelines.  ...

Moscow dance academy provides flexible options for students

Festival Dance and Performing Arts Association in Moscow canceled classes for the spring session. However, instructors are offering flexible classes for students and dance camps.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

July 13, 2020

For about 40 years, the Festival Dance and Performing Arts Association in Moscow has trained local youth the art of performing. With everything up in the air this year, the business has created alternatives so students can continue practicing. The association works in conjunction with the University of Idaho, which also...

Ask Emma: How do I make friends with online classes?

 It's safe to say the most people want to meet new friends during the first few months of school. During the time of COVID-19, Emma recommends meeting people outside of classes at both in-person and online events.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist

July 13, 2020

Dear Emma, Is it hard to make friends in college? I have a few really close friends from high school, but none of them are going to WSU with me. I’m worried I will close myself off to new people, or that I won’t have any opportunities because my classes are mostly going to be online.  How do ...

College student takes on governor race

Dylan Nails, Washington governor candidate, grew up in Colfax and said he would to use his perspective on eastern Washington to inform legislation.

ANNIE HAGER, Evergreen reporter

July 13, 2020

Dylan Nails hopes to use his youth to bring a fresh perspective during his run for Washington state governor.  Nails’ desire to run for governor sparked when he picked up a local paper outside of his hometown, Colfax. He said he saw protest coverage on the eastern side of Washington.  “Obv...

‘This will help … people to develop a stronger sense of self’

Two WSU alumni created the idea for the Mindfulness-Based Emotional and Social Intelligence Certificate, which is offered for honors college students.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

July 13, 2020

For the WSU Honors College students questioning the meaning of life, the college now offers a certificate program called the Mindfulness-Based Emotional and Social Intelligence Certificate. Honors College Dean Grant Norton said the new certification is granted to those in the Honors College with the compl...

WSU student confronts reality of being bisexual, biracial woman

When Samantha King-Shaw was a freshman on the WSU track and field team, she did not feel accepted as a bisexual and biracial person. However, two years later, she found a place she could be herself in the Queer Intersectional Association and PERIOD.

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

July 13, 2020

Finding accepting people and an accepting community who acknowledge her as a multifaceted being is something Samantha King-Shaw, a biracial and bisexual woman, has been working on for a while now.  “Once I was introduced to sexuality as a spectrum ... That was when it clicked,” said Samantha...

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