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New rules for pass/fail class options

New rules for pass/fail class options

AMAAN RAHMAN, Evergreen reporter

March 28, 2020

Editor's Note: This article has been updated from a previous version, which had stated WSU would not allow pass/fail options. This was clarified in the story using the transcript of the teleconference, but if there's any confusion about the process for applying for a pass/fail please visit the WSU Regist...

WSU Greek members talk about changes in Greek life due to COVID-19

WSU Greek members talk about changes in Greek life due to COVID-19

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

March 27, 2020

Normally, when students return from spring break they expect to return to university life and for new Greek recruits, to be initiated into their house. This year was different because WSU Greek chapters have been ordered to cancel all events and maintain social distancing practices in order to pr...

Cab drivers reflect on uncertainty of business

Cab drivers reflect on uncertainty of business

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

March 26, 2020

As the fear of the coronavirus spreads, gig economy workers ruminate in the uncertainty of the future.  Rob Borden, owner of College Cabs and Auto Repair at the Hive, said he has seen over an 80 percent reduction in revenue for College Cabs. The company combined its drivers into fewer vehi...

New volunteer system tracks hours

New volunteer system tracks hours

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

March 13, 2020

Volunteers for the Center for Civic Engagement at WSU have put in about 60,000 community service hours while making a $1.5 million economic impact since August.   Ben Calabretta, CCE interim co-director, said the CCE started using GivePulse in August to track volunteer hours when the u...

Facilities address plans after break

Facilities address plans after break

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN, Evergreen reporter

March 13, 2020

WSU housing and dining services as well as facilities like the Chinook and the University Recreation Center (UREC) plan to continue operations as normal after spring break.  It was announced Wednesday that WSU will move in-person classes to online formats in response to the recent COVID-19 ou...

ASWSU 2020: students chose Cohen & Doster

ASWSU 2020: students chose Cohen & Doster

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

March 12, 2020

Curtis Cohen and Sean Doster will be ASWSU President and Vice President for the 2020-2021 school year.  “I just want to thank everybody for all their support,” Cohen said. “[This last month] has been bittersweet. It’s been a long month.” The watch party room at Phi Kappa Sigma explo...

ASWSU 2020: Waddill and Velez-Fucal reflect on loss

ASWSU 2020: Waddill and Velez-Fucal reflect on loss

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

March 12, 2020

Kylie Waddill and Donavyn Velez-Fucal lost the ASWSU election for President and Vice President for the 2020-2021 school year.  “It sucks,” Waddill said. “I hope that Curtis [Cohen] and Sean [Doster] do everything that they have said.” Waddill and Velez-Fucal lost by a vote of 891 to 1...

Team Zephyr competes in health innovation

Team Zephyr competes in health innovation

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN, Evergreen reporter

March 11, 2020

Team Zephyr of WSU competed last week at the fifth annual Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge. The team consists of bioengineering students Jackson Rieb, Kathryn Lober and Sarah Schroeder. They were tasked with creating a solution for a problem the world faces today related to health. Accord...

Mark Wright: ‘I’m a student of life’

Mark Wright: ‘I’m a student of life’

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

March 10, 2020

A Murrow alumnus lives his life and pursues his passion for broadcasting with a mindset of learning. "I'm a student of life … I think that's something that never stops and never should stop,” said Mark Wright, 1989 WSU graduate and King 5 evening news anchor. Wright is one of the recipien...

Contenders face off

Contenders face off

LOREN NEGRON and JAKOB THORINGTON

March 9, 2020

The ASWSU presidential and vice presidential candidates debated about topics including student involvement, mental health and political participation during the general debate on Sunday, even answering a question asking if they were Taylor Swift fans. Kylie Waddill and Donavyn Velez-Fucal debated a...

Building the perfect beast

Building the perfect beast

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

March 9, 2020

Crimson Robotics president Daniel Goto has been putting in between 70-90 hours per week to work on “Pain Saw,” which is the robot his team will bring to this year’s BattleBots competition. “I think everyone who builds robots wants to go to BattleBots,” Goto said. “BattleBots is the Olym...

Event explores prison life

Event explores prison life

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

March 6, 2020

WSU students are welcome to attend a free community event to kick off the new WSU Interdisciplinary Conference on Social Justice (WSU SJCON) from 3-6 p.m. Friday in the Neill Public Library.  The event begins with a screening of the first part of “College Behind Bars” which is a four-part film....

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