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First-generation student credits involvement in success

First-generation student credits involvement in success

KATIE SHADLER, Evergreen Reporter

December 4, 2017


Filed under Features, News, WSU Pullman campus

Watching his dad fix up his old MGB roadster as a child inspired senior Alex Svensson to pursue automotive engineering as a career. There was only one problem, his parents didn’t go to college, so he had to figure things out on his own as a first-generation student. In the nation, 89 percent of...

Gaining hands-on experience at the Knott Dairy Center

Gaining hands-on experience at the Knott Dairy Center

JORDAN KERCHEVAL, Evergreen reporter

December 1, 2017


Filed under Features, News, WSU Pullman campus

No matter how difficult it might be, Brianna Parmentier’s dream is to become a herdsman at a dairy farm. A herdsman is essentially a manager of a dairy farm, she said. In that career, she would be responsible for checking whether cows are ready to breed, making sure they are fed and keeping employees...

WSU School of Music Director talks life, career

WSU School of Music Director talks life, career

YASMEEN WAFAI, Evergreen reporter

December 1, 2017


Filed under Arts, Features, News, WSU Pullman campus

Growing up, Greg Yasinitsky had a piano in the front room of his home. His mother thought it was important to have music in the house, he said. Yasinitsky took piano lessons as a child, but felt drawn to another instrument. “I heard saxophone on a record and I thought, ‘That’s it, that’s...

Upkeeping with the custodians

Upkeeping with the custodians

CODY COTTIER, Evergreen reporter

November 30, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

John Dawson rolls his cart into a bathroom in the Food Quality Building, keys jingling as he walks, and pulls on neon orange latex gloves. First he cleans the toilet, next the urinal. Then he moves on to the sinks. He wipes the surface with a white paper towel and holds it out, pointing to an unsettling...

Stargazers, citizens defend dark skies, native Palouse prairie

Stargazers, citizens defend dark skies, native Palouse prairie

JESSICA ZHOU, Evergreen assistant news editor

November 28, 2017


Filed under Features, Local, News

It takes a little over a mile of uphill driving and unlocking and relocking several gates along the way to reach the highest point of Bald Butte, 30 minutes south of Pullman. Deer graze nearby and coyotes’ howls echo below. This is the meticulously chosen site of the Palouse Astronomical Society’s...

Sophomore moons visiting dads, national audiences at Stanford game

Sophomore moons visiting dads, national audiences at Stanford game

JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen reporter

November 7, 2017


Filed under Features, Local, News, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

WSU sophomore Elliott Armitage never intended to become an internet sensation. But when he decided to leap the rails of the west end zone at Martin Stadium last Saturday, he fell right into the hearts of the Cougar faithful. Yes, Armitage is the man who pulled his pants down after WSU took the lead...

Author lectures on institutional racism

Author lectures on institutional racism

JONATHAN VILLANUEVA, Evergreen reporter

October 23, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Pullman Community, WSU Pullman campus

Author Lawrence Ross visited WSU to talk about racism on university campuses and what can be done to prevent future incidents Monday. He was invited by the National Pan-Hellenic Council and the event was sponsored by several institutions on the WSU Pullman campus, including the Office of the President...

Anita Hill lectures on women’s rights

Anita Hill lectures on women’s rights

JONATHAN VILLANUEVA, Evergreen reporter

October 12, 2017


Filed under Features, Local, Moscow Community, News

Anita Hill spoke at University of Idaho about women’s rights, 26 years after presenting her sexual harassment testimony against then-Supreme Court Justice nominee Clarence Thomas in front of the Senate. Greeted by a standing ovation from the crowd at UI on Wednesday, she spoke about equality, intersectionality...

Friends remember student’s love for others

Friends remember student’s love for others

KATIE SHADLER, Evergreen reporter

October 10, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Pullman Community

When Shannon Prendergast was in high school, she invited a fellow swimmer over to her house for a Prendergast family game night. Within just two weeks of knowing each other, Prendergast had welcomed new swimmer Sarah Crockett to the team just like everyone else. Between games, food and laughter in...

Shelter stays afloat after funding loss

Shelter stays afloat after funding loss

JONATHAN VILLANUEVA, Evergreen reporter

October 5, 2017


Filed under Features, Local, News, Pullman Community, Showcase

One of the few transitional housing facilities in Moscow, Sojourner’s Alliance, remains operational despite losing their federal funding and temporarily closing last year. Executive director of the shelter, Steve Bonnar, said one of the major populations that they have seen over the years are recovering...

WSU alumnus reflects on Cassini-Huygens

WSU alumnus reflects on Cassini-Huygens

LINH NGUYEN, Evergreen reporter

September 27, 2017


Filed under Features, Local, News, Pullman Community

David Atkinson had been looking forward to finally seeing the data from his team’s experiment with Huygens, a space probe stationed on one of Saturn’s moons. Huygens had traveled to Jupiter attached to Cassini, which disintegrated earlier this month when NASA engineers navigated it into Saturn’s...

Local photographer captures history through elevator photos

Local photographer captures history through elevator photos

MADISON WILLIAMS, Evergreen reporter

September 15, 2017


Filed under Features, Local, News, Pullman Community

Dennis Witmer sees more than just storage space in the grain elevators that dot the Palouse. Witmer, a landscape photographer, realizes the importance of the equipment and sees its functions and role in people’s daily lives. Driving down the Palouse, Witmer took an interest in the grain elevators...