The Daily Evergreen

Cougs battle for scholarship

RACHEL KOCH, Evergreen reporter

February 15, 2018

Round one of the Cougs Got Talent competition, hosted by the Student Entertainment Board’s Spotlight Committee, begins today. CGT will feature singers, dancers, stand-up comics and other acts, who will all be battling for a $1,000 scholarship. Each act will last 10 minutes, Spotlight Committee Director...

KUGR lives up to rock ‘n’ roll legacy

KUGR lives up to rock ‘n’ roll legacy

BLAINE ROSS, Evergreen columnist

February 15, 2018

KUGR, the rock radio station of WSU, was founded in 1954 by alumnus and legendary sports broadcaster Keith Jackson. The station was all about rock radio until the early 2000s, when its Board of Directors decided to change direction and make it a top-40 station. This would last only until 2011, when...

‘A Beautiful Spell’ challenges love misconceptions

‘A Beautiful Spell’ challenges love misconceptions

MORGAN LESTER, Evergreen reporter

February 15, 2018

“A Beautiful Spell” is the story of Franny and Jim, who have been married 12 years and suddenly wake up in the middle of the night to realize that they don’t love each other. This new play, produced by the Pullman Civic Theatre, takes on marriage and love in a new light, working to ask and answer...

WSU artists add a burst of creative color to campus

WSU artists add a burst of creative color to campus

RACHEL KOCH, Evergreen reporter

February 15, 2018

As students set up their Sketch Wednesday stations in the CUB Gallery on Valentine’s Day, unpacking boxes of artwork, the small space became vibrant with student creativity and passion. “I thought having a themed one would be fun, so I wouldn’t have to come up with my own theme,” SEB Gallery...

Performing Arts partners to present MictlanRx

Performing Arts partners to present MictlanRx

RACHEL KOCH, Evergreen reporter

February 8, 2018

WSU Performing Arts will team up with University of Idaho’s Festival Dance Academy for the last time in hosting a performance by dancers from the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Company. Performing Arts Director Gail Siegel said Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Company is a nationally-renowned African-American...

‘Til death do us part…

RACHEL KOCH, Evergreen reporter

February 8, 2018

The Best Western Plus University Inn in Moscow plans to celebrate Valentine’s Day evening outside of the traditional themes of love and romance. Instead, the hotel will host a Valentine’s Day-themed Murder Mystery Masquerade dinner. Shelby Saylors, the catering director for the Best Western Plus,...

Local musician draws inspiration from history

Local musician draws inspiration from history

BLAINE ROSS, Evergreen columnist

February 8, 2018

Music once had a sense of individualism, and as music has been commercialized through time, the sound of popular music has morphed into one muddled mess of noise.  Lately, however, musicians everywhere are regaining their identity and creating original music, bringing back that sense of individuality. Pullman...

Nuthouse intends to lighten the mood

Nuthouse intends to lighten the mood

MORGAN LESTER, Evergreen reporter

February 8, 2018

In the intimate space of Wadleigh Theater, the actors of Nuthouse Improv gather with the audience to create laughter aplenty and general good mirth. By the time that everyone leaves around 9:30 p.m., they have bright smiles and residual giggles from a show well done. Spencer Knudson, the student director...

‘Thank You for Your Service’ depicts emotional trauma

MORGAN LESTER, Evergreen columnist

February 1, 2018

Newton’s Third Law states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. “Interstellar” put it best: You can’t get anywhere without leaving something behind. That explanation tells us why rockets need stages to move spacecraft, why pendulums and other mechanical devices lose...

Musicians’ careers enhanced by Battle of the Bands

Musicians’ careers enhanced by Battle of the Bands

ANNA YOUNG, Evergreen reporter

February 1, 2018

Setup commences with the crash of a cymbal vibrating from the CUB Senior Ballroom. The buzz around the room might be from the audience’s excited conversation, or maybe it’s just the electric hum from the amps and microphones on stage. One guy rumbles his nerves into the bass pedals under his feet,...

XXL rapper MadeinTYO to perform Saturday

RACHEL KOCH, Evergreen reporter

February 1, 2018

Rapper MadeinTYO, pronounced as “Made in Tokyo,” takes influence from his upbringing. According to his online biography, he moved around frequently until his family landed in Tokyo during the start of his high school years. Influenced by the foreign culture around him and inspired by his brother...

Up-and-coming poet to read recent work

RACHEL KOCH, Evergreen reporter

February 1, 2018

Iranian-born poet Kaveh Akbar’s writing has earned him respect and rising fame. Founder and editor of the poetry magazine Divedapper, Akbar has appeared on NPR and his work has been published in the New York Times on several occasions. “I would describe his poetry as incredibly risky and precise...

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