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Researchers test liquid hydrogen as potential green fuel source

Researchers used liquid hydrogen as a green fuel source for drones. Fueling the drone only requires a few gallons.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

September 28, 2020

A WSU lab is the first university lab in the country to successfully test liquid hydrogen as a green fuel source for unmanned aerial vehicles.  WSU researchers collaborated with Mississippi State University and Boeing subsidiary Insitu Inc. to create a hydrogen-electric version of the ScanEagle dro...

Second speaker in event series to discuss racial, disability justice

Anita Cameron, activist and director of minority outreach for Not Dead Yet, will speak during the second event of WSU Access Center's series.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

September 22, 2020

In collaboration with the Disabled Students and Allies Club, the WSU Access Center will host its second event in a series that highlights the viewpoints of people with disabilities.  The event “We Were There, Too: Black Disabled Voices in the Disability Revolution with Anita Cameron” will feature...

District 12 searches for more volunteers

Whitman County Fire District 12 is accepting applications for firefighters, volunteers and EMS/EMT/first responders.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

September 22, 2020

A local fire department depends on new recruits to help stem the recent Washington state rural fires and compensate for the additional transportation burden on Whitman County fire departments.  Whitman County Fire District 12 accepts applications from anyone who can pass a background check and h...

TRIO program supports students in all areas of life

Staff at WSU Pullman’s TRIO Student Support Services program support first-generation students, as well as those from lower-income families and students with disabilities.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

September 21, 2020

A first-generation student described her college experience as a rollercoaster ride. But with the support of WSU Pullman’s TRIO Student Support Services program, she is able to navigate through higher education as a mother and student.  "When TRIO says that they really focus on the studen...

Researcher made chair of plant pathology department

André-Denis Wright, dean of WSU’s College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences, said the $3 million endowment will result in reliable revenue for the college.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

September 21, 2020

A WSU plant pathology researcher will be the first to serve in the newly established Rosalie & Harold Rea Brown Distinguished Endowed Chair in Plant Pathology after his uncle gifted the WSU Foundation $3 million for wheat production research.  Tim Murray’s grandparents were Rosalie and Harold Rea Brown and the donor, ...

County superior court judge presents at virtual event

Whitman County Superior Court Judge Gary Libey is serving his last term as judge.

MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter

September 16, 2020

Editor's note: This article has been updated to correct the fact that Gary Libey is not serving his last term as a judge. Instead, he is running unopposed for another four-year term, which will end in January 2025. An inside look into the workings of the Whitman County Superior Court was provided to th...

WSU student-athlete creates group for LGBT+ community in athletics

The Cougar Pride Student-Athlete Alliance was created by a queer student-athlete. The group hopes to create educational programs to give to athletes and coaches to help break down stigmas towards the LGBT+ community.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

September 15, 2020

A queer, WSU student-athlete founded an affinity group where she and other LGBT+ student-athletes come together and advocate for members in their community. The Cougar Pride Student-Athlete Alliance is important because it creates a community where LGBT+ student-athletes can share their similar strug...

Local organizations accept donations for those affected by wildfires

Local nonprofits are accepting donations to help those affected by the wildfires across Whitman County.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

September 14, 2020

The United Way of Whitman County and other community partners are accepting financial donations for those affected by the fires in the county.  The United Way of Whitman County has been working with the Rosalia Lions Club and Assembly of God Church in Rosalia, said Eric Fejeran, executive direct...

Access Center, disabled students club host virtual disability awareness series

Steve Way, actor and comedian with muscular dystrophy, will speak about healthcare for Americans with disabilities from 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

September 14, 2020

Speakers will emphasize how intersectionality affects those who live with disabilities during a WSU-systemwide virtual disability awareness series this fall. Events will start this Wednesday and continue until November.  Steve Way, actor and comedian with muscular dystrophy, will kick off the ser...

Academic Success and Career Center launches career, networking series

Cougar Career Community, which is an online networking and career development session, provides students the opportunity to virtually engage and network with industry professionals.

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen editor-in-chief

September 14, 2020

For one WSU student, networking with multiple individuals is how she landed her summer internship. “That is the No. 1 way to get a job or even to learn about an industry,” said Ella Spillane, senior marketing and international business double major. “Going to [networking events] can help you be...

Registration open for virtual hackathon

The 24-hour virtual Hack-a-House event will encourage university students to create ways to make housing more affordable nationwide.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

September 14, 2020

WSU is co-sponsoring a 24-hour virtual Hack-a-House event where students can improve affordable housing in the U.S. by creating policies and design elements.  The event educates students about issues and concerns around affordable housing, said Ryan Smith, director of WSU’s School of Design and Con...

International students express thoughts on living in Pullman during pandemic

International student Mahdi Zeraat Pisheh rows a boat on Lake Coeur d'Alene. He cannot see his family in Iran because he has an expired passport and is unable to get a new one.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

September 11, 2020

An Iranian international student could not have imagined he would be stuck in Pullman during the middle of a pandemic due to an expired passport. The junior civil engineering major, Mahdi Zeraat Pisheh, said he sent his passport and other documents to the Iranian embassy in Washington, D.C. He has ...

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