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Two WSU alumni created the idea for the Mindfulness-Based Emotional and Social Intelligence Certificate, which is offered for honors college students.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

July 13, 2020

For the WSU Honors College students questioning the meaning of life, the college now offers a certificate program called the Mindfulness-Based Emotional and Social Intelligence Certificate. Honors College Dean Grant Norton said the new certification is granted to those in the Honors College with the compl...

WSU student confronts reality of being bisexual, biracial woman

When Samantha King-Shaw was a freshman on the WSU track and field team, she did not feel accepted as a bisexual and biracial person. However, two years later, she found a place she could be herself in the Queer Intersectional Association and PERIOD.

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

July 13, 2020

Finding accepting people and an accepting community who acknowledge her as a multifaceted being is something Samantha King-Shaw, a biracial and bisexual woman, has been working on for a while now.  “Once I was introduced to sexuality as a spectrum ... That was when it clicked,” said Samantha...

Ask Emma: How do I escape the friendzone?

If you have a certain friend you hope to be in a relationship with, it can be hard to navigate whether or not they have feelings for you back. Emma hopes to help 'Friendzoned' this week.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist

July 6, 2020

Dear Emma, I have a friend who I’ve known for a few years, and we’re really close. I’m starting to have feelings for this person but I’m not sure if they feel the same way.  I’m a little anxious about saying something to them because I don’t want to mess up our friendship if they don’t f...

‘She speaks for what she believes in’

Kaylah Blas developed her leadership skills during her time at WSU by being involved with Chi Delta Sigma sorority and other organizations.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

June 29, 2020

WSU alumna Kaylah Blas took a leap of faith by leaving her Californian home to attend WSU, being the first in her family to do so.  Blas packed her schedule by being involved with the Asian Pacific American Student Coalition, Hawaii Club and the Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life. She was also an ori...

Ask Emma: I want to get a dog

Dogs are great companions and deserve a forever home, but don’t get one if you can’t provide that.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist

June 29, 2020

Dear Emma, Everyone I know has a dog or is getting one. I really want one but am living at home and haven’t been able to convince my mom yet. I keep suggesting that I can take it back to school with me, but she still doesn’t like it.  Any tips on how to show her this is a good idea? Sinc...

Use online marketplaces to supplement your summer income

If your summer internship or job was canceled due to COVID-19, you could make some extra cash with these tips from an Evergreen columnist.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen columnist

June 29, 2020

The internet has become a place for people worldwide to purchase clothing, jewelry and other specialty items ⁠— especially in recent months due to COVID-19. Here are some ways you can take advantage of this new market and make a few bucks from home. Sell your old clothes There are several app...

Reading enthusiasts to assemble virtually, discuss social issues

The Social Issues Book Club meets to discuss more than just books. They also talk about issues that directly impact them.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

June 22, 2020

A book can put you in the shoes of Michelle Obama or transport you to Oakland, California. For members of the Social Issues Book Club in Pullman, reading and discussing books is a way to inform and broaden their worldviews.  Many book clubs are fiction-oriented, but the Social Issues Book Club tends...

Ask Emma: How do I know if I’ve found ‘the one’?

If you feel like giving up on your love life, take a moment to read Ask Emma's advice. She suggests to get rid of unrealistic expectations set by movies.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist

June 22, 2020

Dear Emma, How do you know that the person you're talking to is ‘the one’? I've had multiple failed attempts in the past, and to be honest, I'm gradually starting to lose all the hope, energy and sanity I have left.  Don't get me wrong—I know that I don't need a significant other to complete me. I just don't want ...

‘Do the right things for the right reasons’

Jim Harbor graduated from WSU. Twenty years later, he is running South Fork Public House with co-founder Wade Dissmore.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

June 22, 2020

Some WSU students choose to leave Pullman right after graduating, but Jim Harbour decided to stay and create a restaurant popular with locals and students alike. “It was a combination of filling a niche in the market that was needed,” Harbour said. “I think the community involvement and all ...

‘I feel like everything was torn away from me’

Pullman High School graduate Devon Jones did not believe the pandemic would affect her the way it did. Next year, she plans on attending Whitworth University on a full-ride academic scholarship.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

June 22, 2020

When public schools across Washington moved to virtual learning in March, the high school class of 2020 missed out on many of their last memories.  Ashlie Arrell graduated from Pullman High School on June 12 with plans of attending Spokane Falls Community College at the Pullman campus to get an associ...

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...

Greek restaurant to open in Pullman

Yia Yia Nikki's is projected to open in August. For the meantime, food will be sold through a food truck.

ZACH GOFF, Evergreen reporter

June 15, 2020

A restaurant that specializes in Greek and Mediterranean cuisine may open its doors in August. Yia Yia Nikki’s will be located at 1300 S. Grand Ave. The restaurant will also have a drive-thru, owner Monir Desouky said. This will be the third location of the franchise as the original restaurant...

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