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Ask Emma: How do I study for college exams?

If the first week of classes already have you stressed out, here are some tips Emma suggests. Some habits include reading your syllabuses and not cramming for exams.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist

August 31, 2020

Dear Emma, I’m worried about studying for my classes. I’m a freshman and have never had to study for college exams — let alone college exams online. What should I do to be prepared? I don’t want to flunk my first semester, so any study tips are greatly appreciated. Thank you, A+ ...

Whitman County libraries open to public again

Community members used the Whitman County Library as a gathering space, but with COVID-19 restrictions, staff members are getting creative with how to provide books to patrons.

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter

August 27, 2020

After months of offering only online resources, the Whitman County libraries announced it will reopen all 14 branches across the county. While the libraries are reopening, the services offered are limited to comply with state guidelines. Services will be limited to curbside pickup, a grab-and-go service and...

Local gyms adapt to COVID-19

Pullman Crossfit manager Scott Parish said the changing state regulations have been the hardest part of keeping the business open during COVID-19.

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen reporter

August 27, 2020

Gyms are one of the many Pullman and Moscow businesses reopening as COVID-19 restrictions are drawn back, but with the ever-present worry about the virus, they’ve had to make changes to provide safe environments for fitness. Snap Fitness in Moscow closed for six weeks in March to comply with COVID-1...

Farmers see high crop yield, lower selling rates

Grain growers, like the Northwest Grain Growers in Walla Walla, said the conditions for growing this year have been optimal due to the right amount of rain.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

August 27, 2020

Farmers in Whitman County are experiencing a fruitful harvest this year, due to a wetter than usual spring.  “This is definitely the highest-yielding harvest I’ve had since I started in 2008,” said Ben Naught, owner and operator of BC AGG Company near Thornton. In a normal year, Naught ...

‘He has always been humble’

Former WSU football player Steve Gleason was diagnosed with ALS in 2011. Since then, he became an advocate for those with Lou Gehrig's disease.

ANNIE HAGER, Evergreen reporter

August 24, 2020

Steve Gleason spent most of his time as a young adult in football and baseball uniforms. When he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, his priorities shifted. For Gleason, nature continues to be a significant source of healing. At night, when he wants to spend time with his family, he ...

Letter from the Editor: The art of reinvention

Letter from the Editor: The art of reinvention

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen ROOTS editor

August 17, 2020

As WSU students log into their first Zoom meetings of the semester, I hope they take this unusual time to grow. Growth can take many formats, whether it’s picking up a new hobby or finally listening to that one podcast you’ve been putting on the backburner. If you haven’t met me yet, I’m Madysen...

Ask Emma: What if I can’t pass my online classes?

Ask Emma suggests creating an accountability system and utilizing the Access Center to be more successful in online courses.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist

July 20, 2020

Dear Emma, I am terrible at online classes. Last spring was by far my worst semester grade-wise, and I don’t think I can pass another semester not being completely in-person. I’ve already heard from several of my professors and none of my classes look like they will have a face-to-face compon...

‘I get to play with yarn all day’

Yarn Underground started after Owner Shelley Stone gained inspiration from a Portland yarn store. Now, Stone said she is navigating COVID-19 and the unknowns that come with it.

SARAH DANIELS, Evergreen reporter

July 20, 2020

COVID-19 hit some small businesses harder than others. For Yarn Underground Owner Shelley Stone, she is ready to move forward with her community. In the heart of Moscow lies a yarn store: Yarn Underground. Inspired by her visit to a Portland yarn store, Stone and her friend worked together to make...

Exhibits offer outdoor exploration at science center

Although staff members at the Palouse Discovery Science Center already had plans to open outdoor options, the center made it possible on a faster timeline due to COVID-19.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

July 20, 2020

Although school is out for summer, children on the Palouse can still expand their curiosities about the outside world through the Palouse Discovery Science Center. The PDSC in Pullman recently opened outdoor activities for the community while still abiding by state and local health guidelines.  ...

Veterinary hospital receives about 1,000 face masks

Staff members at the WSU VTH have to work in close proximity with each other while operating on injured and sick animals.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

July 20, 2020

For the doctors and staff at the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital, wearing a mask all day and working in close proximity is part of the job description. People have donated masks to the VTH when it sent out a request for 250-400 masks at the beginning of the pandemic. About 100 staff and doctors we...

Moscow dance academy provides flexible options for students

Festival Dance and Performing Arts Association in Moscow canceled classes for the spring session. However, instructors are offering flexible classes for students and dance camps.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

July 13, 2020

For about 40 years, the Festival Dance and Performing Arts Association in Moscow has trained local youth the art of performing. With everything up in the air this year, the business has created alternatives so students can continue practicing. The association works in conjunction with the University of Idaho, which also...

College student takes on governor race

Dylan Nails, Washington governor candidate, grew up in Colfax and said he would to use his perspective on eastern Washington to inform legislation.

ANNIE HAGER, Evergreen reporter

July 13, 2020

Dylan Nails hopes to use his youth to bring a fresh perspective during his run for Washington state governor.  Nails’ desire to run for governor sparked when he picked up a local paper outside of his hometown, Colfax. He said he saw protest coverage on the eastern side of Washington.  “Obv...

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