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A Wasteful Life: Rethinking Sustainabilty

A Wasteful Life: Rethinking Sustainabilty

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

November 12, 2019

KOOSKIA, ID — Irene Finehout dug through a plastic crate, her fuzzy green hat shielding her from a slight drizzle. In the parking lot of this small town’s volunteer EMT center off the highway, Finehout pulled a handful of shiny apples from the crates and pointed to tiny holes that had formed on their...

Wellness Wednesday: S.A.D. is coming

Wellness Wednesday: S.A.D. is coming

REID BROWN, Evergreen reporter

November 5, 2019

The winter season is rapidly approaching and here in the Pacific Northwest, that means a significant decrease in the number of daylight hours. Some students and community members may be at risk for experiencing Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. “Basically, Seasonal Affective Disorder is major...

Club helps prepare students for life after college

Club helps prepare students for life after college

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

October 20, 2019

The Cougar Battalion, a Registered Student Organization, gives its members the opportunity to experience what the Army can offer them while learning leadership and survival skills. The Army ROTC program is a four-year pre-professional internship to gain a commission as a 2nd Lt. in the United States...

‘Sleep is a necessity, it’s not a luxury’

‘Sleep is a necessity, it’s not a luxury’

REID BROWN, Evergreen reporter

October 15, 2019

For many college students, sleep deprivation is almost a given. Over 70 percent average less than the recommended 8 hours, and the CDC reports that one in three adults do not get adequate sleep. The phenomenon has inspired countless  T-shirts, mugs and even interior decorating making jokes about caffeine dependence. But to Kristine Petterson, a cer...

Yoga classes offered in many languages

Yoga classes offered in many languages

EURUS THACH, Evergreen reporter

October 8, 2019

Yoga instructors at WSU are offering classes in different languages to form a connection with Cougars from different countries and backgrounds. “I think that yoga moves people all around the world,” said Maria Serenella Previto, a clinical associate professor of Italian and Spanish, “And inviting...

A Wasteful Life: Should WSU fund sustainability

A Wasteful Life: Should WSU fund sustainability

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

October 8, 2019

Writer's Note: This article has been updated to clarify some of Bradley Jaeckel's comments about WSU funding.  Some researchers at WSU say the future of agriculture can be found in the soft mud of the 30-acre organic student farm, a little-known donation from alumni that serves as the main research...

A Wasteful Life: Palouse locals advocate for no-plastic life

A Wasteful Life: Palouse locals advocate for no-plastic life

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

September 8, 2019

Alice Ma has used the same eating utensils since 2011.  The WSU dietitian unsheaths a bamboo fork, a spoon, a pair of chopsticks and a knife from the red-and-white vinyl case. It’s the color of her alma mater, the University of Utah, where she first found her passion for sustainable living and ...

Emotional support animals: What you need to know before moving in

Emotional support animals: What you need to know before moving in

JACKEE SMITH, Evergreen reporter

August 20, 2019

The support and love animals provide us is not only comforting — for some people, it’s curing. Many people rely on emotional support animals (ESAs) to help with mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress and more. That’s why it can be beneficial to bring your ESA to...

Journalist goes zero waste

Journalist goes zero waste

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen columnist

August 18, 2019

If you go to the Compton Union Building for food, you probably get a paper box. Employees unwrap plastic bags of food and once you pay, you get a paper receipt, or it’s thrown in the trash. You grab a plastic fork, maybe a plastic knife, get your paper cup and finish it off with a plastic lid and straw....

Get Involved: Your guide to Pullman summer

Get Involved: Your guide to Pullman summer

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

July 17, 2019

Though only a month remains before the fall semester, the Palouse region’s summer is far from over. Events like the Palouse Ridge Music Festival, “Fondo on the Palouse” and performances from local bands will help end the summer on a high note — so get out there. Local music  Local music collective...

UREC should beef up outreach on campus

UREC should beef up outreach on campus

GRIFFIN AYERS, Evergreen columnist

May 22, 2019

The university should empower students to live a healthy lifestyle. Increased resources for students across campus would lead more students to exercise. Exercise promotes a healthy self-image. Positive self-image can improve mental health. Confident students are more likely to be outgoing and active a...

Food truck owners to travel south

Food truck owners to travel south

MAGGIE QUINLAN, Evergreen reporter

May 15, 2019

Three years ago, Vanessa Ward decided to take a risk, quit her day job and invest in a food truck to serve her soul food. She said her husband Brian Ward’s passionate career in music inspired her from the time they started dating 25 years ago, but she didn’t dive into a satisfying career for herself...

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