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Fine Arts student adapts thesis for changing times

Fine Arts student adapts thesis for changing times

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 26, 2020

Ashley Quast, known as “Q,” said her art is a balance between whimsy and failed expectation — and her Master of Fine Arts thesis presentation is an example of just that.  Q, who will graduate in May with a Master of Fine Arts from WSU, has been studying here for two years. Since comple...

Native student driven by love for community

Native student driven by love for community

MADDY BEAN, Evergreen reporter

March 5, 2020

Students can sometimes find it difficult to balance culture and academic life as they find their identity. For Native American student Jaissa Grunlose, she said she hopes the power she has gained will help her spread the message and awareness of her people throughout campus, as she pushes on through h...

Moscow woman is pink with a passion

Moscow woman is pink with a passion

OLGA BEREZYUK, Evergreen reporter

February 27, 2020

If Alison Jones could be summed up in one word, it would be pink. On her Instagram, @kawaiiconic.ali, she showcases her vivid personality — blending her individuality with her love of Japan and the color pink. Jones, a 23-year-old University of Idaho student, said she tries to be an inspiration to you...

Cowboy poetry is alive on the Palouse

Cowboy poetry is alive on the Palouse

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen reporter

February 20, 2020

Cowboys existed long before Spotify or Barnes and Noble existed, but stories are even older. Back in the Old West, cowboys would tell stories and share music around the campfire, but that tradition didn’t die with the Old West. And in the Palouse, we have the Palouse Country Cowboy Poets keepi...

Professor Danh Pham discusses his past and his future

Professor Danh Pham discusses his past and his future

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen reporter

January 23, 2020

Whether it's in a conservatory in China or in Kimbrough Hall, Professor Danh Pham can find the music in his students anywhere. Pham’s responsibilities include teaching instrumental conducting and symphonic literature, conducting WSU’s Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and overseeing...

In his blood: DTC professor shares his passion for teaching

In his blood: DTC professor shares his passion for teaching

EURUS THACH, Evergreen reporter

December 2, 2019

For Tor de Vries, clinical assistant professor of digital technology and culture, teaching is “in his blood.” As the son of two college professors, de Vries said he loves seeing students learn. “That moment when a student gets it. The moment when they were like, ‘Oh, it worked,’” he...

Xi Psi leader juggles activites, prepares for graduation

Xi Psi leader juggles activites, prepares for graduation

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen reporter

November 20, 2019

Pre-nursing and human development major Nailah Kent serves as president of the Xi Psi chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority, one of the co-chairs of VIBES, music technician for Krimson Kouture, and mentor to 22 freshmen through Multicultural Student Services. She is also a member of the Black...

Native Programs director says she wants to make WSU home for students

Native Programs director says she wants to make WSU home for students

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen reporter

November 13, 2019

From her office on the bottom floor of Cleveland Hall, and sometimes outside of it, Faith Price oversees Native Programs at WSU, which cover everything from Native American student recruitment and retention, to working with Native American clubs and organizations, to helping students. Price serves...

Student leader made friends, built community in on-campus activism

Student leader made friends, built community in on-campus activism

MINDY MALONE, Evergren reporter

November 13, 2019

Growing up as a military kid, Jazmyne Jackson had to adjust to making friends quickly. “I probably went to about 12 different schools before I came to college, so I had to make new friends all the time,” junior microbiology major Jackson said. “Now when I meet people, it’s easier to connect.” Jazmyne...

Local DJ makes plans for musical expansion

Local DJ makes plans for musical expansion

MADDY BEAN, Evergreen reporter

November 13, 2019

From classical to trap music, graduate student and DJ, Anton Radke, has been stretching his musical muscles since he was a child. Now, he is looking forward to the concerts, gigs and friends he will encounter in the future with his DJ prowess. Radke, who spent his first 14 years in Alaska playing...

Music professor uses unique ability for choral conducting

Music professor uses unique ability for choral conducting

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

November 13, 2019

Lori Wiest may be a professor of music and director of choral activities, but her interests and involvements extend far beyond the WSU School of Music. Wiest did not start her undergraduate career as a music major, but added it on to her chemistry track at the end of her sophomore year, she said....

A universal language: Student group hosts India Night

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen reporter

November 12, 2019

To a crowd in kurtas, saris, lehenga and churidar, India Night 2019 began with a lighting of the lamps to commemorate the first night of Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights that began on the same night of Oct. 27. After, the advisers and members stood for both the Indian and U.S. national anthems....

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