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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...

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...

Whitman County libraries take different approach to summer programs 

Children, teenagers and adults can win a grand prize for completing the Whitman County Library summer reading program.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

June 8, 2020

While Whitman County Library had planned to offer many programs this summer, those events had to be put on the back burner, said Sheri Miller, associate director and youth services manager of Whitman County Library. Sarah Phelan-Blamires, WCL public services librarian, said she hosts trivia night a...

Pullman Good Food Co-op offers virtual market

Palouse residents can access the Pullman Good Food Co-op's virtual farmers market to receive fresh ingredients from local vendors.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

June 8, 2020

Since the COVID-19 outbreak emerged, many things have come to a close. Among the local groups that had to put a halt to their operations, the Pullman Good Food Co-op decided to start a virtual community market about three weeks ago.  “The idea is to help strengthen our local economy and help our...

Latah County libraries provides summer reading, virtual performances

Latah County residents can participate in virtual performances, as well as check out summer reading titles chosen by library staff.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

June 8, 2020

Residents of Latah County can get their fill of reading, crafts and virtual performances this summer through the Latah County Library District. LCLD is offering a Neighborhood Reads program with the theme, “It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” inspired by Mr. Rogers, LCLD Outreach Special...

Student organizations react to protests

WSU Black Student Union and the African Diaspora Association have used social media to promote educating oneself about racial issues as protests emerge in the nation.

ZACH GOFF, Evergreen reporter

June 5, 2020

As protesters filled the streets of many major cities this week, some WSU student organizations used social media as a platform to push for social change. “Eight minutes and 46 seconds. That was how long it took for ex-officer, Derek Chauvin, to kneel on George Floyd’s neck and murder him," said...

GIESORC celebrates Pride Month virtually

The Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center may not have planned any in-person events planned for Pride Month, but the community can still connect with Netflix parties and Zoom hang outs.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

June 4, 2020

The Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center (GIESORC) will provide online gatherings and an ally training to celebrate Pride Month. The events will be held virtually. GIESORC Director Matthew Jeffries said the schedule has not yet been finalized. Typically, the center...

‘Coming out is something powerful’: Student finds acceptance at WSU

Emily Speed, left, and Nicole Synder, right, met at WSU. Synder says the WSU and Pullman community has accepted them as a couple.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

May 31, 2020

Nicole Snyder knew she was gay in sixth grade. Snyder, junior agricultural education major, grew up in Southern California. She said she came out to her family and friends by bringing home her first girlfriend during her sophomore year of high school. “Coming out is something very powerful,” S...

Performing arts, theaters prepare for reopening

Performers have had to put their shows on hold for now, but once they return, theaters are planning to implement social distancing practices.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

May 26, 2020

When the coronavirus outbreak shuttered theater doors, it meant the suspension of events with no obvious reopening dates.  For a popular local theater, it has been over two months since the last event, said Christine Gilmore, executive director of the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre.  “Ou...

Grassroots organization connects volunteers with neighbors in need

Some residents on the Palouse wanted to help their neighbors by initiating an organization that delivers groceries to those in need.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

May 26, 2020

About 70 Pullman and Moscow locals are volunteering to deliver groceries to their neighbors in need through a grassroots organization called Palouse COVID-19 Mutual Aid. Delaney Piper, the organizer behind the group and a history masters student at WSU, said volunteers primarily focus on grocery deliveries. Howeve...

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