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‘The true volunteer of the Fourth’

‘The true volunteer of the Fourth’

EVELYN BOND, Evergreen reporter

July 2, 2018


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

Every year since 1976, Linda Mittelhammer, also known lovingly as the “Pie Lady,” has been selling pies and desserts at Pullman’s annual Fourth of July celebration at Sunnyside Park. Glenn Johnson, Pullman mayor and head of the celebration committee, said the city comes together to host the...

Cycling across country to change lives

Cycling across country to change lives

EVELYN BOND, Evergreen reporter

June 13, 2018


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

Once a year, members of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity gather to put on a remarkable charity event. Pledging to raise money for people with disabilities, the young men from 32 different states cycle across the country as a part of the Journey of Hope TransAmerica team. Averaging over 75 miles a day,...

Club creates track for youth to stay safe

Club creates track for youth to stay safe

MAGGIE QUINLAN, Evergreen reporter

May 30, 2018


Filed under Community, Features, Life, Local, News, Pullman Community, Top-feature

For years, Scott McBeath has been running an eight-week-long summer bike camp through Pullman Parks & Recreation. But lately, he’s been spending his Wednesday evenings at his new club for children; the Three Forks Bike Club. The club is free, doesn’t require membership and children can come...

James Short Jr. leaves behind research legacy

James Short Jr. leaves behind research legacy

IAN SMAY, Evergreen news editor

May 30, 2018


Filed under Faculty, Features, News, Research, WSU Pullman campus

James Short Jr., the founding director of WSU’s Social and Economic Sciences Research Center, passed away at 93 on May 13. Short became a WSU faculty member in 1951 and taught until 1997, according to the College of Arts and Sciences. After his retirement from teaching, he served as a graduate student...

Student activist reflects on impact at WSU

Student activist reflects on impact at WSU

CODY COTTIER, Evergreen reporter

May 3, 2018


Filed under Commencement, Features, News, Showcase

The first photo of Chijioke Emeka on Google is her LinkedIn portrait. In the picture, she wears a dark jacket and a professional smile, a nametag pinned to her chest. On her profile she writes she is a basic medical sciences student at WSU. “The world is full of sickness,” and she wants to do...

Long-time coroner retires

Long-time coroner retires

LUKE HOLLISTER, Evergreen reporter

February 2, 2018


Filed under Features, News, Pullman Community, Showcase

Under the Whitman County jail, at the end of a dimly lit hall, sits Peter Martin’s office. The room is mostly bare, the only sound is the buzzing of the ventilation. Stripped across the wall is a single word: coroner. They don’t often get visitors down here, Martin said. It’s not the kind of...

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...

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