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No stopping for ASWSU

No stopping for ASWSU

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

March 25, 2020

Running the day-to-day tasks of the ASWSU executive staff and transitioning into it can be a daunting task, even more so with a stay-at-home order from Gov. Jay Inslee. “The transition is like drinking from a fire hose,” ASWSU President Quinton Berkompas said, “and that’s on a normal year ...

WSU reminds employees rules regarding political activity

WSU reminds employees rules regarding political activity

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

March 13, 2020

Election season is a time for people to reflect on their ideals and discover their alignment on the political spectrum. Although for WSU, it serves as a reminder to remain neutral. Recently, WSU’s Office of Internal Audits issued a press release reminding employees that while they are free to su...

ASWSU 2020: students chose Cohen & Doster

ASWSU 2020: students chose Cohen & Doster

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

March 12, 2020

Curtis Cohen and Sean Doster will be ASWSU President and Vice President for the 2020-2021 school year.  “I just want to thank everybody for all their support,” Cohen said. “[This last month] has been bittersweet. It’s been a long month.” The watch party room at Phi Kappa Sigma explo...

ASWSU 2020: Waddill and Velez-Fucal reflect on loss

ASWSU 2020: Waddill and Velez-Fucal reflect on loss

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

March 12, 2020

Kylie Waddill and Donavyn Velez-Fucal lost the ASWSU election for President and Vice President for the 2020-2021 school year.  “It sucks,” Waddill said. “I hope that Curtis [Cohen] and Sean [Doster] do everything that they have said.” Waddill and Velez-Fucal lost by a vote of 891 to 1...

Introducing GPSA candidates

Introducing GPSA candidates

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen GPSA reporter

March 10, 2020

GPSA candidates for executive, college representative and senator positions shared their vision for next year at the general debate on Monday night.  Candidates were allowed five minutes to share information about themselves and ideas they would bring to the senate if elected. This was foll...

ASWSU candidates: multicultural debate

ASWSU candidates: multicultural debate

JAKOB THORINGTON and LOREN NEGRON

March 6, 2020

Students from multicultural organizations on campus asked the ASWSU presidential candidates questions about leading underrepresented groups in the first presidential debate on Thursday.  Kylie Waddill and Donavyn Velez-Fucal debated against Curtis Cohen and Sean Doster. Both teams answered questio...

Public schools sponsor ballot measures

Public schools sponsor ballot measures

KAITLYN TEJERO, Evergreen reporter

February 6, 2020

The Pullman Public School board has included a bond and two replacement levies on the upcoming ballot.  Shannon Focht, Pullman Public Schools communications coordinator, said the ballots were distributed on Jan. 24 and must be submitted by Feb. 11.  Focht said the first ballot item i...

City councilmembers remain the same following elections

November 27, 2019

All Pullman City Council incumbents claimed victory in their respective elections after the final vote tally. Eileen Macoll, at-large, defeated challenger Francis Benjamin with 51.29 percent of the vote to Benjamins’s 48.1 percent — a difference of 131 votes, according to the Whitman County Election website. Ann Parks, Ward 1, won over challen...

Votes for PRH bond still being counted

Votes for PRH bond still being counted

BENJAMIN WHITE, Evergreen reporter

November 8, 2019

Votes for the Nov. 5 elections around the county are still being tallied by the county auditor offices. Among the votes being counted are the votes for Proposition One, the Pullman Regional Hospital bond. As of around 7 p.m. on Thursday, there had been 3,668 votes on Proposition One that had been counte...

Updated county vote tally reinforces incumbent leads

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

November 7, 2019

Pullman City Council incumbents retain lead with 2,500 votes still uncounted. With 6,740 votes counted, Eileen Macoll, at-large, and Ann Parks, Ward 1, remain ahead of respective challengers Francis Benjamin and Chris Johnson, according to the Whitman County Elections website. Macoll has 51.9 ...

WSU sees higher student voter turnout

WSU sees higher student voter turnout

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

November 6, 2019

WSU saw over a 20 percent increase in student voting last year compared to 2014 according to a study from the Institute for Democracy and Higher Education. In 2014, 18.7 percent of students voted compared to 41.5 percent in 2018, according to the study. This is an increase of over 6,000 students at...

Whitman County election results update

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

November 5, 2019

With just over 3,000 votes counted, both incumbent Pullman City councilmembers in contested elections lead their respective challengers. Eileen Macoll, at-large, and Ann Parks, Ward 1, lead challengers Francis Benjamin and Chris Johnson, respectively, according to the Whitman County Elections websi...

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