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Sam Martinez, pictured here, died Nov. 12, 2019, after participating in a

Fifteen people charged in connection with Sam Martinez’s death

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen editor-in-chief June 9, 2021

Fifteen individuals were charged with furnishing liquor to a minor in connection with the death of Sam Martinez in 2019.  Furnishing liquor to a minor is a gross misdemeanor in Washington state....

Tri-Alpha recognized 102 students, including staff members and officers, in a ceremony Thursday.   

Tri-Alpha inducts new members 

ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter April 9, 2021

The Beta Zeta chapter of Tri-Alpha hosted its first formal induction of officers and new members Thursday evening.  Tri-Alpha recognized 102 students, including staff members and officers, in the...

This week, SAE’s university status changed from “Investigation Pending - COVID Violations” to OK, meaning the chapter is currently in good standing with WSU.

Hearing set for fraternity’s pandemic violation case


A WSU student and former fraternity chapter president will face a contested hearing on Feb. 16 regarding pandemic violations that occurred last semester. Zachary Thornton, former president of Sigma Alpha...

Students are required to show proof of attestation before going to campus.

OPINION: WSU has prepared for COVID this time, students must take share of responsibility

MEGHAN HENRY January 28, 2021

Students are pouring back into our little college town, while administrators and student leaders are gearing up to beat back the wave of COVID-19 cases that may accompany them.  Unlike last semester,...

Sam Martinez was a 19-year-old WSU student. He was empathetic and loyal to those he knew.

Family, friends of Sam Martinez commemorate his life one year after death


Fall is a difficult season for Jolayne Houtz and Hector Martinez. On Oct. 3, they celebrated their son Sam Martinez’s 20th birthday, and today marks the first anniversary of his death. “Our family...

Beds will be available in the room for donors. No more than seven people will be in the room.

WSU Greek organizations to host plasma drive

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter November 12, 2020

WSU’s Interfraternity Council partnered with Vitalant to bring a plasma donation site to the Chinook Student Center this month. David Jaquish, IFC director of service, said the event will help members...

Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said his department is reviewing their policy to ensure officers’ use of force is appropriate for the incidents they are being used.

Community discusses Pullman public safety during virtual summit

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief November 10, 2020

Over 70 people attended the Reimagining Public Safety in Pullman Virtual Summit on Monday night to discuss local police departments’ approach to use of force, officer accountability and a community-oriented...

ASWSU Vice President Sean Doster said people should speak out when they witness a behavior that breaks COVID-19 safety guidelines.

ASWSU, Greek Life talk COVID-19 responses

MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter September 25, 2020

ASWSU and Greek Life representatives spoke about their responses to COVID-19 at a student leader panel Thursday evening. The most important aspect in preventing the spread of COVID-19 is speaking up,...

Dairy Center implements security measures for animals after calf was stolen

Dairy Center implements security measures for animals after calf was stolen

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor September 23, 2020

After the recent theft of a 7-day-old calf, WSU’s Knott Dairy Center is restricting access to their animals.  The WSU Police Department arrested Luke Wolfisberg, fraternity member of Phi Sigma Kappa...

Greek chapters must do non-social events virtually because of CORE. The COVID-19 Organization Response Expectations document outlines guidelines for sorority and fraternity members to follow so they comply with COVID-19 guidelines. Non-social events that cannot be done virtually require masks and social distancing.

Greek community responds to pandemic

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief September 17, 2020

Greek chapter facilities are required to follow COVID-19 guidelines set forth by the state and Greek councils and may be liable to a conduct review process if an alleged violation is reported. The Interfraternity...

WSU's Xi chapter of the Alpha Pi Omega sorority has been chartered this month. Members, from left to right: Kaitlin Srader, Isabel Walker and Hailey Crow.

WSU Greek chapter chartered by first Native American sorority in country

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief July 24, 2020

Alpha Pi Omega Sorority chartered WSU’s Xi chapter this month, allowing it to become a fully-fledged chapter to the sorority. Three members founded the chapter to create a support system for themselves...

New member recruitment will take place online due to COVID-19. Recruitment guides like the Rho Gammas will be working online.

Fall sorority recruitment moves online

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter July 24, 2020

WSU’s Panhellenic Council moved recruitment online due to COVID-19. The event schedule will remain the same as previous years but will be conducted online for fall.  Corissa Cruzen, PHC vice president...

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