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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....

Black Student Union president found her voice in activism

Black Student Union president found her voice in activism

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

November 6, 2019

Black Student Union President Makayia Thompson said knowing her priorities is what keeps her on top of her busy schedule — that, and a planner. Thompson’s on-campus involvements are far-reaching. As a senior pre-vet animal sciences major, she said she has been an orientation counselor for two...

Band bends, blends musical genres for fun

Band bends, blends musical genres for fun

MINDY MALONE, Evergreen reporter

October 22, 2019

The musicians of Rice are used to bending the rules. Ryan McKinley, Grant Howard and Carson Garland, natives to the Tri-Cities area, formed their band Rice in 2017. Howard and Garland were already in a band together, playing bass and drums, respectively. They found out Ryan could play guitar, sing...

Hallowed Oak develops indie-rock sound

Hallowed Oak develops indie-rock sound

ANNA YOUNG, Evergreen reporter

October 22, 2019

The Bayou looms in the dark, its front porch set with a single chair and light illuminating the window. A large animal skull watches Highway 8 from its post on the wall next to the door, and a tree looms over the dirt-and-grass parking lot on the side of the farmhouse. Winding through the house past...

Professor uses still images to bring water rights to life

Professor uses still images to bring water rights to life

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

October 22, 2019

During his nine years in Pullman, associate professor of photography Dennis DeHart has focused his attention — and the lens of his camera — on the waters of the Snake and Columbia rivers. DeHart said he considers himself a “lens-based artist” and that he uses his photography to learn about...

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