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The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Acacia Recruitment Chair Owen Murray said Greek Life recruitment is essential for relationships between houses, Aug. 29.

Recruitment sustains Greek Life in post-pandemic recovery

FRANKIE BEER, Evergreen news editor August 31, 2022

As formal recruitment for Greek Life came to a close last week and informal recruitment is underway, fraternities and sororities' membership numbers are slowly bouncing back after the pandemic. Sororities...

Panhellenic, Interfraternity bylaws forbid weed in Greek houses

Panhellenic, Interfraternity bylaws forbid weed in Greek houses

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Life editor April 14, 2022

It is commonly known Greek life has strict guidelines on alcohol usage — but few people know what the rules are for weed on the property.  The national board for each sorority chapter does not allow...

Cleofa Vargas was recently elected as the Carson College of Business Senator.

Number of ASWSU Senate candidates at record low

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen reporter April 12, 2022

This March’s ASWSU Senate elections had a record-low number of candidates, with only six people running for office. This is considered a low number for ASWSU Senate races, said ASWSU Pro Tempore Katie...

Sam Martinez died Nov. 12, 2019, after participating in a Big-Little reveal night with members of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.

Students, police in favor of anti-hazing bill currently in Senate

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Life editor March 3, 2022

House Bill 1758, which would increase the penalties for hazing on college campuses, passed the Washington State Senate Ways and Means Committee with amendments Monday. This means the bill is on its way...

Sam Martinez died Nov. 12, 2019, after participating in a Big-Little reveal night with members of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.

Greek chapters honor anniversary of Sam Martinez’s death with dry weekend

ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter November 15, 2021

Two years later after Sam Martinez's death, the WSU Greek community is finding ways to honor his memory and keep the tragedy in the forefront of students’ minds by putting on a “dry” weekend.  Martinez,...

It is almost Halloweek, and if past years are any indication, Pullman and WSU police officers will have their hands full of crimes and costumes.

Police anticipate alcohol-related offenses during Halloween season

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Life editor October 21, 2021

As Halloween approaches, the WSU and Pullman Police departments are preparing for a possible increase in crime rates. Many crimes occurring during Halloween are typically alcohol-related. Pullman PD...

Pullman PD responds to 238 service calls last week

Pullman PD responds to 238 service calls last week

MOLLY WILK, Evergreen reporter September 3, 2021

Editor's note: The original photo was replaced with the visual above.   The Pullman Police Department received 238 service calls between Aug. 25 and Sept. 1.  Fewer calls were made than...

Sam Martinez, pictured here, died Nov. 12, 2019, after participating in a Big-Little Night with members of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity.

Fifteen people charged in connection with Sam Martinez’s death

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor 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

LOREN NEGRON and TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER February 4, 2021

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, Evergreen managing editor 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

EMMA LEDBETTER and LOREN NEGRON November 12, 2020

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...

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