The Daily Evergreen

Wedding plans amid a pandemic

Doug Antkowiak and his fiancee  planned to get married in Hawaii this April, however, their plans drastically changed due to COVID-19.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

June 17, 2020

The big day was scheduled for April 25, 2020. The date had been set for nearly a year. Allison Fox penned it into her planners, told all of her friends and family the date and double-checked the availability of wedding vendors.  Anticipating her ranch-style wedding in Ellensburg, Fox said April 25 had become al...

‘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...

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...

‘I learned a lot about work ethic’

Joni Cobarrubias graduated spring 2020. She was involved in multiple organizations, ran two businesses and worked at the Asian American and Pacific Islander Student Center.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

June 2, 2020

Joni Cobarrubias graduated spring 2020 with a drive to continue building the photography and Etsy businesses she started while she was still in school. Cobarrubias, a recent graduate from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, said she majored in advertising with the hopes of pursuing her entrepr...

‘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...

‘A therapist at heart’: Sojourners’ Alliance director says farewell

Steve Bonnar, retired director for Sojourners' Alliance, plays with his Great Pyrenees dog, Moose.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

May 26, 2020

When Rebecca Rucker moved to Washington from California with her son, they were homeless with nowhere to go until they found Sojourners’ Alliance.  There she met Steve Bonnar, who later offered her a job at the organization. Rucker now works at Sojourners’ Alliance as an intake specialist to ...

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...

Roberta Kelly hangs up her educational cap

Roberta Kelly, Edward R. Murrow College of Communication professor, will say goodbye to teaching as she retires this semester.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

May 11, 2020

As senior undergraduate students finish their own last semester at WSU, so will some instructors. After nearly 35 years in the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, a prominent communication professor packed her office and prepared to retire. Roberta Kelly, a communication professor from the Bronx in New Y...

Murrow senior, student leader looks to future in California

Murrow senior, student leader looks to future in California

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen reporter

April 30, 2020

In her time at WSU, Ariana Andrade has served as president of the Association of Women in Communications, worked as Murrow Ambassador for two years straight, and has worked to improve the Murrow College and WSU community. Andrade transferred to WSU two years ago from Cypress College in Cypress, Cali...

Dahmen Barn home to ‘family’ of artists

Dahmen Barn home to 'family' of artists

HAYDYN WALLENDER, Evergreen reporter

April 30, 2020

Art can come in multiple forms: sculpting, watercolor painting, acrylic painting, scratchboards and beading. These mediums are only a few that are showcased at Artisans at the Dahmen Barn. Located in Uniontown, Artisans at the Dahmen Barn are housed in exactly that: a barn. Julie Hartwig has ...

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