The Daily Evergreen

Black Student Union president found her voice in activism

Makayia Thompson, senior animal science major and comparative ethnic studies minor, talks about her various roles on campus and the positive impacts they’ve had on her on Oct. 28 at the Chinook Student Center. She says Black Student Union was always there for her as she took on more responsibilities.

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

Grant Howard, left, plays bass for Rice, a local band formed in 2017. Ryan McKinley, center, joined as a guitarist, vocalist and lyricisit for the band. Drummer Carson Garland, right, says Rice’s music includes songwriting similar to John Mayer, but incorporates both reggae and rock music. Their music is available on

MINDY MALONE, Evergreen reporter

October 23, 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

Moscow band Hallowed Oak plays as they prepare for their upcoming show on Oct. 16 at The Bayou in Moscow. Gabriel Smith, the band’s vocalist and guitarist, says they hope to release a demo by the end of this year. Hallowed Oak already has music on BandCamp.

ANNA YOUNG, Evergreen reporter

October 23, 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

Associate professor Dennis DeHart discusses his passion for photography and his work with water rights across the globe on Tuesday morning at The Bookie. “[His images] are humbling to look at,” says clinical professor Linda Russo.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

October 23, 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...

WSU professor will read your fortune at Haunted Palouse

WSU English professor Leslie Sena shares her experience as a fortune teller  at the annual Haunted Palouse event on Monday morning in Avery Hall.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

October 16, 2019

There’s more to WSU English instructor Leslie Sena than meets the eye — and Sena might say the same thing about you. For the past four years, Sena has volunteered as a fortune teller at Haunted Palouse, where she reads tarot cards for eventgoers, she said. “[My students] know that I do stuff...

Music student prepares for senior recital, reflects on time at WSU

Senior percussionist Alexander Lowe says he wants to bring together a group of artistically driven people and produce, write and perform music on Monday morning in Kimbrough Hall.

MADDY BEAN, Evergreen reporter

October 16, 2019

Alexander Lowe, biology student-turned-music performance major and percussionist, is ready to graduate after four years. This is his last semester here at WSU, and Lowe has major plans to follow his love of music — wherever it takes him. Lowe grew up in the Tri-Cities, Washington, and inherited...

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