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Giving more than they take: Pullman Firefighters go beyond the call of duty

Jerid Hilderbrand, firefighter/paramedic for the Pullman Fire Department, recounts his career during an interview on Saturday afternoon at the fire department.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 3, 2020

When the women and men of the Pullman Fire Department get called, they make it their mission to make a bad day better for local community members. “All the people we interact with have their own story and it’s kind of cool that we get to become part of their story,” Pullman firefighter an...

Student club supports women in STEM

Lydia Weddle, junior chemistry major and PR Chair of Scientista, discusses the club's history, the challenges women face in STEM, and the resources Scientista can provide for STEM students, on Thursday at The Chinook.

RACHEL KOCH, Evergreen reporter

March 3, 2020

Every week, a group of women at WSU bond over shared experiences and academic pursuits in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. The club, Scientista, is part of a national organization with chapters across the country, said Lydia Weddle, public relations chair. “It...

Animal sanctuary rescues farm animals

Animal sanctuary rescues farm animals

RACHEL KOCH, Evergreen reporter

March 3, 2020

For the past three years, Blackbird Ranch Sanctuary has rescued farm animals from around the world from neglect, abuse and slaughter. “We provide [the animals with] a soft landing here at Blackbird,” owner Jenna Ramsey said. “We give them a place where they can thrive. They don’t have to...

Blessing Beds builds beds, community

Senior pastor Thad DeBuhr shows volunteers how to build a bunk bed at 6 p.m. Monday in the basement of his Pullman home.

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen reporter

February 27, 2020

About a month ago Thad DeBuhr sent out a Facebook post, offering to build beds for any families in need. Now, he’s made a nonprofit out of it.  DeBuhr is a senior pastor at Real Life Church in Pullman, who runs Blessing Beds in his free time. The idea came from DeBuhr’s background in constr...

Seed swap encourages community involvement

Tables set up outside the Moscow Public Library will include plant seeds both packaged and unpackaged for participants to trade.

RACHEL KOCH, Evergreen reporter

February 27, 2020

On Saturday, the Moscow Public Library will host an event for novice and experienced gardeners alike. At the Community Seed Swap, participants will trade plant seeds, which will allow them to grow plants they may not have been able to find otherwise. The Seed Swap will be part of Palouse Exchange...

Local Daoists run organic farm, teaching hermitage

Charlotte Sun, who runs the Genesee Valley Daoist Hermitage with her husband, talks about Daoism practices and Chinese nutrition during an interview on Saturday morning at the Hermitage.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

February 27, 2020

Tucked away on a quiet road in Genesee, Idaho, is the Genesee Valley Daoist Hermitage, run for over 25 years by husband and wife Da-Jin and Charlotte Sun. The Suns use their home to host students who commute from nearby towns and all over the world to learn about Daoism practices, meditation and Ch...

United Way supports local outreach programs

Students at the YMCA after school program, a partners with United Way Whitman County, pose for a photo.

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen reporter

February 25, 2020

Health screenings. Senior citizen meal delivery. Child­care. Transportation. These are a few of the ser­vices provided locally in part because of funding by United Way of Whitman County. A local branch of the nation­al organization, United Way Whitman County is a nonprofit focused on strengthening com...

Professor’s experience in Chile inspires research

Professor Vilma Navarro-Daniels talks about Spanish literature and film Friday at noon in her office in Thompson Hall. Navarro-Daniels says she enjoys getting to discuss films with students, especially when they are willing to read subtitles to understand.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

February 25, 2020

Professor Vilma Navarro-Daniels is not sure how she got to where she is today — that is, to teaching as an associate professor and recently receiving a promotion to full professor in the School of Languages, Cultures, and Race. “Little ants … they take piece by piece their food and suddenl...

‘Mad Assassin’ kills it on and off the track

Mattie Cessnun, aka Mad Assassin of the Rolling Hills Derby Dames, talks about her love of skating and what it's like to be a part of her derby team on Feb. 13 at Panhandle Cone & Coffee in Moscow, ID.

HAYDYN WALLENDER, Evergreen reporter

February 25, 2020

The Rolling Hills Derby Dames have been ripping up the Palouse since 2010, where members of all backgrounds, experiences and careers are welcome to join. “We have a wide variety of people,” Mattie Cessnun, a member of RHDD, said. “We have moms, people who are chemical engineers, realtors [and] ...

Humane society hosts fundraiser for shelter pets

Rufus, 11-year-old terrier American Staffordshire and Australian cattle dog mix, waits in his kennel on Friday afternoon at the Whitman County Humane Society.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

February 20, 2020

Whitman County Humane Society is hosting the 13th annual Fur Ball and Yappy Hour starting at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Event Center. “This is the biggest fundraiser we do of the year,” said Ashley Phelps, director of shelter operations at WCHS. “Our success as...

Student group celebrates International Mother Language Day

Rabayet Sadnan, President of Association for Bangladeshi Students & Scholars and third year electrical engineering graduate student, discusses the history of International Mother Language Day, the club's plan for that day, and the importance of celebrating diversity at WSU, on Wednesday afternoon at the CUB.

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

February 20, 2020

The Association for Bangladeshi Students & Scholars will hold a celebration including live performances and a meal in honor of International Mother Language Day this Saturday. “We want people to understand the diversity of different cultures and different languages,” Md Muhtasim Billah, ABSS...

Mantis builds martial arts lifestyle

Dustan Cwick, 22, practices Brazilian Jui Jitsu with Francis Dunne, also 22, Thursday evening, Feb. 20 at the Gladish Community and Cultural Center Rec Room.

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen reporter

February 18, 2020

Down in the first floor of the Gladish Community Center, Mantis Martial Arts teaches its students to defend themselves and live mindfully. The place has been operating since 2015, teaching Brazilian jiu-jitsu, capoeira, aikido and other martial arts forms. Owner and jiu-jitsu instructor Shane McF...

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