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Lentil Festival brings residents together

Lentil Festival brings residents together

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

August 18, 2019

Pullman residents and WSU students alike gathered this weekend in Reaney Park to celebrate the unlikeliest of legumes: the humble lentil. For people new to the Palouse, the lentil might not stand out as a food worth its own musical line-up, parade and park filled with vendors. Many first-time attendees...

Couple opens home up for rock ‘n’ roll

Couple opens home up for rock ‘n’ roll

MAGGIE QUINLAN, Evergreen Life editor

July 17, 2019

The residents and venue operators at the Bayou swing open their screen door several nights a month to turn their farmhouse into a full-blown concert space. They said it’s not too crazy. They’ve only had to kick a handful of people out. One person tried to cut down one of the swampy trees that...

Nail parlor recovers from flooding

Nail parlor recovers from flooding

NATALIE NEWCOMB, Evergreen reporter

July 10, 2019

Upon entering Kool Nails Design & Spa, one can see a wall of brightly colored nail polish. On the front counter sit many sets of fake nails to display how nails and colors look when finished. The nail technicians greet customers with a smile. Kool Nails recently remodeled and reopened three...

Shop owner reflects on business

Shop owner reflects on business

RACHEL SUN, Evergreen editor-in-chief

July 2, 2019

On an early Friday afternoon, Jon McConville attends to business behind the counter in his small but colorful one-room shop.  One wall is adorned with cowry shells, hairpipe made of bone and horn, brass concho and metal sequins. Opposite to that, rows of glass beads hang from hooks creating a brigh...

Native man found connection in traditional dance

Native man found connection in traditional dance

MAGGIE QUINLAN, Evergreen reporter

July 2, 2019

Teddy George Sr. danced in circles to traditional drumming and pounded his feet, ankles wrapped in bells, at the 2nd Annual Nez Perce Culture Day last month. He rode his bike from Lapwai, Idaho in his outfit to dance at the powwow. He was one of the older dancers, performing in his middle age. Child...

Retired couple experiences warm welcome in Lapwai

Retired couple experiences warm welcome in Lapwai

KATIE ARCHER, Evergreen Sports editor

July 2, 2019

Her mom spent a part of her childhood on a reservation. Now she is retiring on one. Rebecca Tkach’s mom lived on the Cherokee reservation in Oklahoma. Rebecca, 63, grew up with her mom taking her to powwows when she was a girl. Even though Rebecca’s heritage is Scottish. “They have clans....

Advocate works to empower everyone

KATIE ARCHER, Evergreen Sports editor

June 26, 2019

Nearly a decade ago, Jennifer Evan Tess Murray moved from Maine to Pullman for graduate school to study sociology. Murray, now 41, has worked as a program coordinator at the WSU Women*s Center for over three years. Murray, who identifies as a genderqueer lesbian and uses they/them/their pronouns,...

Man found freedom, inspiration in LGBTQ+ community

Man found freedom, inspiration in LGBTQ+ community

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

June 19, 2019

Brendan Brunner grew up in a Catholic household and from his middle school years until he was 20, Brunner said he was closeted with few people in his life who he could talk to about his sexual orientation. “The beginning was a little difficult with my family,” he said. “I came out with a letter...

‘I am Colin’: How one local lost family ties and regained them

‘I am Colin’: How one local lost family ties and regained them

DAISY ZAVALA, Evergreen news editor

June 19, 2019

Colin Krikac left his mother's religious home at age 14 over his sexuality. Nine years later, Colin and his mom have found connection again, but they still have healing to do. Krikac said, though coming out as gay changed his life, it doesn't define him. “Reality is that my sexuality is not who...

Becoming Tegan

Becoming Tegan

KATIE ARCHER, Evergreen Sports editor

June 19, 2019

Tegan Horan arrived at WSU in 2005. Since then, she helped develop a club for LGBTQ+ graduate students, studied abroad, and earned four degrees. Horan, 32, is a transgender and queer woman. She came out to her parents when she was in high school, but had not started the transition process. In her...

‘Tomboy’ to Rumble Bee: Story of Growth

‘Tomboy’ to Rumble Bee: Story of Growth

RACHEL SUN, Editor-in-Chief

June 19, 2019

Rachel Olsson was considered a “tomboy” as a child. They hated wearing dresses, liked sports and playing outside in the dirt. Now 32, Olsson remembers quickly learning to toe the line between a rough-and-tumble tomboy persona, and a more “girly” one. Olsson, who prefers they/them pronouns...

Adoption increases in summer months

Adoption increases in summer months

MAGGIE QUINLAN, Evergreen reporter

June 12, 2019

Though the city’s student population dips every summer, it’s a popular time to adopt in Pullman. June and July 2018 saw some of the highest adoption rates of the year at the Whitman County Humane Society, said Katelyn Snyder, animal care attendant and adoption counselor. This May was a popu...

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