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WSU student practices drag, promotes inclusivity

Ceffalo has been hosting and performing in drag for the past four years  in various events.

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen Mint editor

September 17, 2020

For the past four years, Michael Ceffalo has been performing drag as a creative outlet, as a way to make friends and get involved in the LGBTQ community, and to express gender and any interest he has aesthetically. Ceffalo grew up in the Tri-Cities and has been performing drag for four years. Last...

English professor draws inspiration from natural world, water for poetry

“Wherever I am, wherever I go, I gravitate toward the water,” said Linda Russo, clinical associate professor in the WSU Department of English. “I like going to islands because you can have a real sense of where you are.”

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

September 17, 2020

When she is preparing to write a poem, Linda Russo often starts with a question. She records observations about the outdoor environment in her spiral-bound notebook and collects samples from the natural world. In that way, her writing is a lot like fieldwork, she said. Russo, clinical associate professor in the W...

Mint Book Club: Hispanic Heritage Month

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JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen Mint editor

September 17, 2020

Sept. 15 was the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month, and in our ongoing quest to provide you with diverse, deep and distinguished recommendations every month, we decided to provide you readers with six books by Hispanic/Latinx authors. We also have a special guest contributor, Gema Garcia-Ochoa,...

Young adult fiction writer will do virtual reading for students

Yang will be reading from her award-winning young adult novel

ANNA YOUNG, Evergreen reporter

September 17, 2020

As part of its Visiting Writers Series, WSU will be hosting novelist Kelly Yang at 7 p.m. Sept. 23 for a reading and Q&A session via YouTube Live. Yang, who writes young adult and middle-grade literature, immigrated from China when she was 6 years old, according to her website. She went to colleg...

Recipe: Spicy Garlic and Soy Edamame

This columnist makes sure she eats at least a little bit of unnatural green food every day.

SARAH DANIELS, Evergreen columnist

September 17, 2020

Growing up, my uncle – lovingly nicknamed Teddy Bear Hamster – was exempt from eating any and all vegetables at family functions whether it'd be random Tuesday night dinners, Thanksgiving, birthdays … you name it. He was exempt. His reason every time was, “Green food is unnatural and gross....

People of the Palouse: Azzah Sultan

Sultan's first solo exhibit, “Anak Dara,” will open in New York City.

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen Mint editor

September 10, 2020

Azzah Sultan graduated from WSU’s Master in Fine Arts program last semester after completing her thesis project, “Anak Dara,” meaning “young unmarried child.” The name came from a pet name her mother called her as a child, and the exhibit was created through fabrics and spices from...

People of the Palouse: Navin Chettri

Chettri and his group, Cadenza Collective, were among the first local jazz acts in Nepal.

JOEY FRANKLIN, Evergreen reporter

September 10, 2020

WSU professor Navin Chettri has been interested in music since he was young, as he grew up on classical, folk and western music. Though he got his start playing with his band in a local jazz bar, Chettri has been one of the biggest proponents in the emergence of Nepali Jazz. “Indian classical mu...

Letter From The Editor: Welcome to People of the Palouse

Letter From The Editor: Welcome to People of the Palouse

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen Mint editor

September 10, 2020

If there’s one thing you notice working for The Daily Evergreen, it’s that Joel is a really cool editor, and you probably want to be just like him. Another thing is that you get to talk to and write about insane amount of cool people. Actors, musicians, artists, people from different backgrounds wi...

People of the Palouse: John Rich

2017's Sister Act is one of the many shows John Rich and the Regional Theatre of the Palouse have produced.

ANNA YOUNG, Evergreen reporter

September 10, 2020

When John Rich came to visit his college friend Jim Sato in Pullman, he didn’t expect to stay — but he did. Then when he agreed to help out with the local theater scene, he set another ground rule. “When I first got involved, I got talked into it,” Rich said, “and I said, ‘As long as it do...

People of the Palouse: Michelle Cordova

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SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

September 10, 2020

Nails attached to the shoes of dancers prattled across an encore floor. They spun vibrant embroidered fabric skirts around their ankles, over their heads and back down again, all while they balanced on clog-like heels and hit their steps with a surreal precision.  A then-13-year-old Michelle Cordova had acco...

Jordan Schnitzer Museum reopens with precautions

Jordan Schnitzer Museum reopens with precautions

MINDY MALONE, Evergreen reporter

September 3, 2020

Editor's note: this story has been updated to include quotes from Jordan Schnitzer. Jordan Schnitzer, Portland businessman and philanthropist, said people in today's age are bombarded with a plethora of data and information. “There are a few places where we can really have a respite from tha...

Starburst exhibition brings color to 2020

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen Mint editor

September 3, 2020

Sometimes, Kevin Rhodes will pull inspiration for his art pieces from a doodle he's drawn in the past, but most of his pieces begin with a single line on a canvas, which he builds on by using bursts of color. “I just get an idea and I see in my mind’s eye a line or a shape or a general scheme ...

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