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WSU graduate ‘shines’ academically, outside of class

Sparkle Watts recently graduated from WSU. She will take a gap year then pursue law school.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

May 18, 2020

WSU graduate Sparkle Watts has a fitting name for her personality, said Donna Arnold, associate director of Multicultural Student Services.  “When she comes into a room, she really just shines,” Arnold said. “She has this charisma working and talking with people.” Watts graduated this s...

Ways to help: what you can do for your community

Ways to help: what you can do for your community

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen reporter

April 21, 2020

It’s hard when you’re (hopefully) stuck at home in the midst of a global pandemic and there’s not much you can do to help without putting yourself or others at risk. Pullman nonprofits haven’t slowed down though, and there are still ways to help them out whether we want to go outside or not. ...

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...

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...

NSBE creates space for black engineers

NSBE creates space for black engineers

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen reporter

April 7, 2020

For years the National Society for Black Engineers has promoted diversity in STEM across the nation, and the WSU chapter is no different. NSBE is an organization in college campuses across the US, dedicated to helping black students in engineering and other STEM majors. The WSU chapter has bee...

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-...

Student activist on dreaming big

Frias has tried all kinds of opportunities to expand her enjoyment and wonder, she said. However, her most prized position out of all was being an orientation counselor, hearing from students how she helped them grow in the short time she had with them, she said.

MADDY BEAN, Evergreen reporter

March 26, 2020

Being able to find your authentic self is something most people strive for in college. For senior and activist Mariela Frias, she’s had a long time to discover who that is, through all the things she has been involved in at WSU. Frias, a comparative ethnic studies major, was born in Puerto Rico...

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...

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