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Local ice cream shop thriving after flooding

Freshly made bowl of cookie monster ice cream rolls sits on a table on Tuesday at Rollys.  The technique originated in Thailand, Rollys owner Crystal Gayles said.
ANNA YOUNG, Evergreen reporter September 24, 2019

On her first visit to Rollys ice cream parlor in downtown Pullman, 11-year-old Claire McEwen knew what she wanted right away. Cookie Monster, she said, is her nickname, so she had to get it when she saw...

Students’ council hosts Party in the Park

“We want to promote other cultures and the diversity of people,” Adrian Figo Prayitno said Sept. 18.
MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter September 24, 2019

Party in the Park will showcase a variety of dishes and entertainment from different cultures for students, families and locals. The event was created by the International Students’ Council to celebrate...

Local farmers prepare for winter

Ames Fowler went to school for civil engineering in Seattle, and moved back to his parents' farm to help with the day-to-day farming. He says his main passion is in hydrology, or the study of the earth's water and its movement on land.
SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter September 24, 2019

Full-breasted chickens cluck and lambs graze on the drying autumnal grass. The sky darkens with the oncoming night and thick clouds hover overhead. The Fowler family explains how they plan on transitioning...

Female contraception needs more conversation

Dr. Nigel Campbell talks about the importance of women’s health and birth control on Monday afternoon at Pullman/Moscow OB/GYN. “Effective use of birth control is very empowering to women in terms of making sure that life unfolds the way that they would like it to unfold,” he said.
REID BROWN, Evergreen reporter September 17, 2019

For many women, college is the first opportunity for true independence in their personal decisions with health and sexual activity. A lot of times, people don’t think about what contraception they will...

WSU researchers trying to recover bee population

“It has allowed us to do some things like reintroduce a subspecies called apis mellifera caucasica,” Steve Sheppard said.
LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter September 17, 2019

Bees buzz around the air, crawl on the floor and float from person to person as a group moves between rooms, examining hives and beekeeping equipment. Every wooden board, pipe and tool are marinated in...

Yoga, meditation allow for reflection

Aletha Lassiter, Yogatopia Instructor, discusses the mental benefits of different yoga positions and types on Tuesday evening at Yogatopia.
RACHEL KOCH, Evergreen reporter September 11, 2019

On a cold, rainy day such as Tuesday many may struggle to bring themselves to go outside in the gloomy weather. However, the Palouse Advocacy League and local yoga studio Yogatopia teamed up to host Yoga...

UREC should beef up outreach on campus

WSU University Recreation Center on Friday April 8, 2019.
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...

Study finds 20 minutes in nature reduces stress

The Outdoor Recreation Center offers information on local trails and destinations.
MILA WIDMAYER, Evergreen columnist April 9, 2019

While it is often talked about in various health programs, infomercials and New Year’s Eve resolutions, research shows going out into nature can actually help your health and mental well-being. In...

Zumba classes combine cultural influences

Classes use moves from Japanese and Indian dance styles and continue to change.
CHLOE GRUNDMEIER, Evergreen reporter April 2, 2019

For many Cougs, Zumba is an athletic expression of culture and a way to relieve stress. “We embrace culture in Zumba rather than trying to make everything P.C., we welcome all forms of culture,”...

Anthropologist doubles as yoga teacher

Alvarez teaches hot fusion classes inspired by Ashtanga style of yoga she studied during her travels to India as a student.
VONNAI PHAIR, Evergreen reporter April 2, 2019

Yoga and anthropology instructor Tiffany Alvarez made her office on campus unique. She adorned the light-filled room with various yoga-inspired posters and trinkets. Alvarez first experienced the philosophy...

Student launches WSU cooking club

Chen started WSU’s chapter of Spoon University this spring. The club teaches cooking and journalistic skills.
ZACH GOFF, Evergreen reporter March 26, 2019

Gianna Chen, a junior strategic communication major, was born and raised in California, where her love of food flourished. Chen’s passion drove her to start a chapter of Spoon University at WSU. The...

Try knitting for your mental health

This columnist feels learning to knit improved her life. It helps her connect with people in more meaningful ways and get in the zone.
CHLOE GRUNDMEIER, Evergreen columnist March 26, 2019

On March 3, I learned to knit. I bought some cheap knitting needles, a skein of blue yarn and spent an hour struggling with my first row. I didn’t suddenly age 40 years nor decide I wanted to follow...

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