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Emma has advice to those struggling to keep their eyes open during Zoom lectures. It includes staying hydrated and trying to limit your naps to 20 minutes.

Ask Emma: I can’t stay awake

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter November 2, 2020

Dear Emma, I have a problem. I can’t seem to stay awake during the day. I want to pay attention to my Zoom classes, but I can barely keep my eyes open. Thankfully, I have enough sense to turn my camera...

A mother and son, pictured right, graduated from the Family Promise of the Palouse’s shelter program last month. Two more families will be admitted to the program.

Fundraiser provides for two Palouse families

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter October 29, 2020

Whitman County has one of the highest poverty rates in Washington state, according to the WSU Center for Civic Engagement. Family Promise of the Palouse, a nonprofit organization, hosted a virtual...

The nonprofit organization, Nimiipuu Protecting the Environment, launched a public service announcement to encourage residents on the Palouse and Nez Perce county to wear a mask when leaving the house.

Nonprofit expands reach to Nez Perce elders

HANNAH FLORES, Evergreen reporter October 26, 2020

Morgan Chaffee, Nimiipuu Protecting the Environment board member, spends her time collecting and distributing essential supplies to the elderly communities who need it the most during COVID-19. As the...

If you've used a dating app, there's a good chance you've been ghosted before. Emma tells readers to respect boundaries and to not make assumptions when you don't get a response back from someone.

Ask Emma: I got ghosted

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist October 26, 2020

Dear Emma, I got ghosted, and I don’t know what I did wrong. I was talking to this person on an internet dating website, and I felt like the conversation was going really well. I’m not sure what...

James Owusu Asare attended WSU to study math, but he also continued to write poetry. His collection of poems now exceeds 300.

When math, poetry intersect

ELIZA CALLIS, Evergreen reporter October 22, 2020

Seven-year-old James Owusu Asare sat in his family's home writing lines of poetry — a hobby he has continued to work on. Asare’s father was an English teacher and taught him to read at a very young...

The Leif opened on Oct. 10. Owner Valoree Gregory said she wanted to open a second mercantile to promote business in Colfax.

New Colfax business opens its doors

HANNAH FLORES, Evergreen reporter October 22, 2020

The owners of the Colfax Mercantile opened another shop on Oct. 10 to provide space for local vendors, build community and fill storefronts. Co-owner Valoree Gregory said a benefit of opening The Leif...

Nadya Islas spends about four hours a day in the gym in addition to at-home workouts. She won first place in a national competition after training with her bodybuilding trainer for two years.

WSU student pursues competitive bodybuilding

JARED BRADLEY, Evergreen reporter October 22, 2020

After saving up enough money for a gym membership, WSU student Nadya Islas started training and treating it like her part-time job. Two years later, she won the National Physique Committee Teen Collegiate...

Asiamay Diaz, a first-generation college student, became a mentor for the Native American Student Center after her mentor impacted her WSU experience.

Multicultural mentor gives back to program

ELIZA CALLIS, Evergreen reporter October 19, 2020

As a child of a military family, moving from base to base around the U.S. was the 'norm' for Asiamay Diaz. She chose to attend WSU to be close to her family, who now lives in Spokane. Diaz is a senior...

Gritman Medical Center will host its 19th annual event to raise awareness about breast cancer, as well as educate women about the process of getting screened.

Event will teach about breast cancer screenings

HANNAH FLORES, Evergreen reporter October 19, 2020

As of 2017, about 250,520 women were reported to have breast cancer in the U.S. and 37,522 of those cases are centered in Washington, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The...

With the multitude of dating apps available nowadays, losing interest in a potential date is common. Emma gives advice on how to let the person down easy.

Ask Emma: How do I stop this text conversation?

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter October 19, 2020

Dear Emma, I recently connected with this person over an internet dating site. At first we hit it off, but then the conversation started going downhill. There’s nothing, in particular, I can identify...

The Berman Creekside Park was the first property easement that the Palouse Land Trust worked on with the help of long-time resident Katrina Berman. She has since passed away, but the residents of Moscow can continue to enjoy the park.

One Moscow local’s legacy continues

SANDI KOBIESA, Evergreen reporter October 15, 2020

Katrina Berman gave Moscow one of the greatest gifts she could — her land. Berman worked with the Palouse Land Trust to establish the Berman Creekside Park in 1996, said PLT executive director Lovina...

The Whitman County Humane Society is treating seven cats for minor burns. The nonprofit received several donations from the community.

A journey to find home again

SANDI KOBIESA, Evergreen reporter October 15, 2020

The Malden fire more than a month ago left several families stranded. However, humans are not the only ones in need of a new home. Eight cats were taken into the Whitman County Humane Society a week...

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