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In his blood: DTC professor shares his passion for teaching

In his blood: DTC professor shares his passion for teaching

EURUS THACH, Evergreen reporter

December 2, 2019

For Tor de Vries, clinical assistant professor of digital technology and culture, teaching is “in his blood.” As the son of two college professors, de Vries said he loves seeing students learn. “That moment when a student gets it. The moment when they were like, ‘Oh, it worked,’” he...

Retired professor opens local Hindu temple

Retired professor opens local Hindu temple

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

November 21, 2019

The outskirts of Pullman are isolated, yet scenic and tranquil. Among the small neighborhoods, auto repair shops and rolling hills is the only Indian Hindu temple in Pullman. The founder of this hall, Sarangamat Gurusiddaiah, former WSU professor, walked around the gathering space with open arms and...

Jane Austen novel comes to life on stage

Jane Austen novel comes to life on stage

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

November 18, 2019

Pop culture music filled the theater as the Pullman High School Drama Club began their performance of “Emma” a colorful pop culture story based on Jane Austen’s novel. The club performed for six showtimes at 7 p.m. on Nov. 8, 9, 15 and 16. The club also held shows at 2 p.m. on Nov. 15 and 16. Andrew...

Annual pumpkin drop teaches science for all ages

Annual pumpkin drop teaches science for all ages

EURUS THACH, Evergreen reporter

November 18, 2019

The 15th Annual Pumpkin Drop hosted by the Physics and Astronomy Club was their biggest outreach event of the year that attracted many attendees of all ages just before Saturday’s football game, the club president said. This year, with the donations from Dissmores and WSU Organic Farm, about 40...

Annual craft fair supports arts department

Annual craft fair supports arts department

CAROLYNN CLAREY, Evergreen reporter

November 18, 2019

The Clarkston High School music programs have banded together to create a widespread craft fair that covers every inch of their school. Con Schafman has been the Craft Fair event coordinator for the last two years. In total, she has volunteered at the fair for the past five years. Schafman got involved...

GALLERY: Fashion show celebrates breaking gender roles

GALLERY: Fashion show celebrates breaking gender roles

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen reporter

November 14, 2019

Fans of fashion, music and drag came together Tuesday in the CUB Senior Ballroom for a show that challenged ideas of gender and sexual expression through clothing. Unity Week Fashion & Drag Show: United We Are Stronger brought GIESORC members, students from WSU’s Department of Apparel, Mercha...

Dance event puts people into motion

Dance event puts people into motion

EURUS THACH, Evergreen reporter

November 13, 2019

Swing dance enthusiasts gathered Friday evening to celebrate their love of dance at the Daily Grind Coffeeshop. Besides the weekly Swing dance at the Moscow Moose Lodge, the Swing Devils of the Palouse also organizes a dance for Pullman dancers on every second Friday of the month. Kyle Doty, Swing...

Masquerade supports fire department

Masquerade supports fire department

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

November 13, 2019

Firefighters and guests danced the night away at Whitman County Fire District 12’s inaugural Masquerade Ball to benefit community education Saturday night at SEL Event Center. Mirenda Stenbakken, Emergency Medical Services chief, oversaw planning the event. She said the ball was initially planned...

March remembers people who served the country

March remembers people who served the country

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

November 13, 2019

The ASWSU Student Veterans Committee honored veterans from all walks of life at the annual Veterans Day ceremony on Friday morning at the WSU campus. “When I think about this day four words come to mind: service, commitment, honor, and sacrifice,” Scott Carson, WSU regent and guest speaker, said. Veterans,...

Fire department hosts first masquerade dance event

Fire department hosts first masquerade dance event

MINDY MALONE, Evergreen reporter

November 6, 2019

Grab your glass slippers, it’s time for a ball. Whitman County Fire District #12 is holding its first-ever masquerade ball Saturday at the Schweitzer Engineering Laboratory Event Center. The doors will open at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $60. Emergency Medical Services Chief Mirenda Stenbakken headed...

U of I hosted alternatives to Halloween parties

U of I hosted alternatives to Halloween parties

EURUS THACH, Evergreen reporter

November 4, 2019

University of Idaho students had another option for celebrating Halloween this year. Vandal Entertainment and Puzzle IQ company hosted “Escape the ISUB,” and provided a low-risk environment for students to solve puzzles on Halloween at the University of Idaho campus. This is the first year of “Escape...

5K helps attendees find their inner superhero

5K helps attendees find their inner superhero

NICOLETTE GOODCHILD, Evergreen reporter

November 4, 2019

Runners dressed as Wonder Woman gathered Saturday morning on the WSU campus for the Wonder Woman College 5K run. The event was open to WSU students, staff and members of the Pullman community. The run had music, a variety of Wonder Woman themed merchandise and Insomnia Cookies for attendees. “I’ve...

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