The Daily Evergreen

Club fundraises for animal-related issues

Lucky the 13-year-old cat was adopted a month after arriving at the Whitman County Humane Society. Cats are considered to be companion animals.

MARCO MCCRAY, Evergreen reporter

October 25, 2017

The Companion Animal Club gives students the opportunity to volunteer around the community and learn more about how to properly care for companion animals. Companion animals are typically cats, dogs, horses, reptiles, rabbits or other similar animals, according to their OrgSync page. Faculty adviser...

Versatile tree nuts good for snacking, desserts

One serving of pecans offers almost half of the daily recommended amount of fiber. 
They are in the tree nut family along with almonds and walnuts.

KAYLA SIMONSON, Evergreen reporter

October 25, 2017

Health: Pecans are nutrient-dense nuts with a multitude of vitamins and minerals. In a single ounce, pecans have 30 percent of the total daily fat intake requirement. Of this, 6 grams are polyunsaturated and 12 monounsaturated, according to an article on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s website. Mono...

Improve leader skills during free workshops

NINA WILLIS, Evergreen reporter

October 25, 2017

Registered Student Organizations have the opportunity to improve leadership skills as officers of their respective organizations. WSU Student Involvement will host a Student Organization Leadership Involvement Day designed for RSO leaders to go through a “choose-your-own-adventure” type of workshop...

Eat apples for National Apple Month

The dietary fiber in apples helps maintain a healthy blood pressure.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

October 18, 2017

Health: Apples have an abundance of antioxidants, which work to help boost the immune system, according to a Medical News Today article. Vitamin C is an example of one of these antioxidants, working to improve the body’s ability to fight infections. B-complex vitamins — including riboflavin and t...

Gain comfort while sharing experiences

Terrie Teare, Friends of Hospice program coordinator, talks about the Death Cafe and how it came to Whitman County. This week’s Death Cafe will be the third time Friends of Hospice has hosted the event.

NINA WILLIS, Evergreen reporter

October 18, 2017

Friends of Hospice will host a session for community members to express their ideas surrounding death. The international organization Death Cafe was founded in 2010 by Jon Underwood, who decided to develop a project focused on discussing death. The first Death Cafe was held in September 2011 at Underwood’s...

Dining hall serves local lunch

Executive Chef Jason Butcherite prepares Hillside Cafe’s menu of fresh, local ingredients. The quicker people consume food
from when it is first harvested, the more nutrients they receive compared to long-traveled and less fresh foods.

MARIAH INMAN, Evergreen reporter

October 18, 2017

Hillside Cafe is hosting Palouse Farms to Cougar Forks, a lunch where high-quality, fresh food will be served today. Jason Butcherite, executive chef of Hillside Cafe, said all the food they use supports the local economy. “Every single item and every single ingredient will be [locally or regionally...

Indoor plants can improve health, well-being

Certain succulents and indoor plants only need to be watered every two weeks, making them a staple to your space with low maintenance.

KAYLA SIMONSON, Evergreen reporter

October 11, 2017

Keeping and tending an indoor plant, or multiple, improves health and indoor air quality. Plants take in carbon dioxide and emit oxygen, which provides better air quality. Fresh air from plants and nature is a necessity for both physical and mental health, according to The Institute of Specialist...

Small steps can reduce water intake

The Palouse Basin Aquifer Committee monitors the aquifer that holds the Palouses’ main source of water, and raises awareness of water consumption.

NINA WILLIS, Evergreen reporter

October 11, 2017

Saving water is more than just taking a five-minute shower. In the home, repairing leaking pipes and fixtures such as faucets or toilets can save at least hundreds of gallons of water, according to the State of Washington Department of Ecology website. A leaking toilet can waste 200 gallons of water...

Pumpkins offer more than autumn decoration

One serving of pumpkin puree, which equals a cup, includes almost double
the necessary daily intake of vitamin A.

KAYLA SIMONSON, Evergreen reporter

October 11, 2017

Uses: Each fall, primarily at the end of September and throughout October, pumpkins are ready for harvest. With that comes pumpkin patches, jack-o’-lanterns, pumpkin pie and pumpkin spice everything. They have a dual-purpose — decoration and meal creation. After scraping out the “guts” o...

Plasma center urges donations

Manager Jim Taylor demonstrates the machines used for plasma donations Tuesday at GCAM Plasma Center in downtown Pullman.

MARIAH INMAN, Evergreen reporter

October 11, 2017

Pullman’s plasma center hopes for more college students to donate. Currently, the Pullman Green Cross America Plasma Center gets 50 to 70 percent of its donations from students at the University of Idaho and WSU, said Christopher Pham, plasma center marketing specialist. Pham encouraged healthy...

Power of cranberries: Boost immunity, versatility

Cranberries are in season between September and mid-November. They are often used for sauces and paired with other dishes around this season.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

October 4, 2017

Health: Cranberry juice is great for cleansing any unfamiliar bacteria, but is usually sweetened artificially and thus is not as healthy for the body. It may be wise to glance at the sugar content before purchasing a container. People tend to drink cranberry juice to ease urinary tract infections. Cran...

Food co-op hosted plant protein workshop

Students and community members listening to a “Healthy Eating on a Budget” presentation Saturday evening at the Latah County Fair Office in Moscow.

NINA WILLIS, Evergreen reporter

October 4, 2017

The Moscow Food Co-op five-part class, “Healthy Eating on a Budget,” promotes making better decisions about food while saving money. Classes take place monthly, with a different theme for each class. Saturday’s class, titled “Proteins,” was the second in the series and featured the affordability...

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