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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...

New director supports female students

New director supports female students

JENNIFER FORSMANN, Evergreen reporter

September 14, 2017


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

The new director of the WSU Women’s Resource Center, Amy Sharp is already familiar with the Moscow-Pullman community. Sharp, who arrived in Pullman last week, spent her entire life in Idaho. Born in Kuna, Idaho, she graduated from Kuna High School and then from the University of Idaho with a degree...

Murrow grad endures hurricane

JESSICA ZHOU, Assistant news editor

September 13, 2017


Filed under Features, News

When Matt Benoit visited Conor Devitt at his new home in the British Virgin Islands in January, he told Devitt, a WSU graduate, that he was “living in a Corona commercial.” Picturesque beaches, warm waters and ample sunshine seemed like paradise. Nine months later, Tortola Island is strew...

Family of WSU fall victim hopes for recovery

Family of WSU fall victim hopes for recovery

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

September 13, 2017


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

Matthew Gray, 18, had been at WSU for just three days. He had joined a fraternity and was considering construction management as a major. Then, on Aug. 24, he fell from his second-floor window in the Community-Duncan Dunn residence hall, suffering severe injuries. Since then, he has been in critical...

WSU Cadet training emphasizes technique over strength

WSU Cadet training emphasizes technique over strength

KATIE SHADLER, Evergreen reporter

August 29, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

100-pound woman, no more than five-feet tall, grasped a six-foot tall, 200-pound man’s hand and pushed it back, forming a gooseneck, a police defensive technique. “So, I’m going to turn and bring him down,” she explained to another cadet, who was intently watching. She effortlessly pulled...

Palouse celebrates pride

Palouse celebrates pride

L.A. BRYAN, Evergreen reporter

August 28, 2017


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

Under the sun-dappled shade of Moscow’s East City Park, hundreds gathered at noon Saturday to celebrate the 23rd annual Palouse Pride Festival. Participants marched in the Pride Parade that originated in downtown Moscow. Participants wound their way through streets packed with pedestrian traffic...

WSU researchers develop cutting edge brain-mapping algorithm

WSU researchers develop cutting edge brain-mapping algorithm

CODY COTTIER, Evergreen reporter

August 24, 2017


Filed under Features, News, WSU Pullman campus

It took 10 years to map the worm’s brain, it would likely take another 10 for the mouse. The human brain is still a long shot, but getting shorter with the help of an algorithm developed by WSU researchers. Their work, which is bringing computers closer to human accuracy in analyzing images of the...

Students skip class to witness solar eclipse

Students skip class to witness solar eclipse

KATIE SHADLER and L. A. BRYAN

August 21, 2017


Filed under Features, News, Showcase, WSU Pullman campus

Scattered around the Jewett Observatory, dozens of students, faculty and Pullman families wearing $3 solar shades gathered to view a near-total eclipse. Inside the observatory, physics and astronomy graduate student Jerred Jesse showed a projection of the moon covering the sun and the little sun...