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Agriculture company gives away Russet potatoes

Volunteers load potatoes from a conveyor belt into cars, boxes, coolers and bags for people to take home.

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

May 11, 2020

A line of cars starting from SE Latah Street stretched all the way to Pullman City Hall on Saturday morning. Individuals, some wearing “#PalouseProud” t-shirts, gathered near a semitrailer filled with a mountain of Russet potatoes.  At the start of the line, a man waited with his service dog who ...

ASWSU lays out recommendations for hazing prevention

Outgoing ASWSU President Quinton Berkompas said ASWSU's University Hazing Policy Review Committee was created in March. The committee recommends WSU officials to implement workshops and resources for victims.

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

May 11, 2020

ASWSU's University Hazing Policy Review Committee has created a list of recommendations for WSU officials to consider regarding hazing on campus.  Some of the recommendations include creating a WSU-affiliated website dedicated to hazing. The website would include a “chain of command” when reporting incident...

Changes to Executive Policy 15 increase accessibility, protections

Holly Ashkannejhad said revisions were made to EP 15 because students were concerned that the policy was difficult to read and understand.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

May 8, 2020

A working group that focused on reviewing and changing Executive Policy 15 published revisions to the policy in April. EP 15 is WSU’s policy against discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual misconduct. The EP 15 working group was created because students were concerned that the policy was difficult...

The Daily Grind closes main shop

The Daily Grind closes main shop

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

May 8, 2020

The Daily Grind closed its main coffee shop on May 1 in response to COVID-19 regulations.  The closed shop is located on Main Street. Both drive-through stands located on North & South Grand Avenue will remain open, according to a statement on the Daily Grind website.  The Daily Grind’s co...

WSU develops its own hand sanitizer

WSU develops its own hand sanitizer

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

May 8, 2020

WSU Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) is making “Cougar Clean,” an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that will help combat the hand sanitizer shortage and protect essential university workers.  Jason Sampson, assistant director of Environmental Services, Public Health and Sustainability, ...

Local clinics offer telemedicine to patients

Pullman Regional Hospital's primary care clinic, which includes Pullman family medicine and Palouse pediatrics behavioral health, are offering telemedicine services due to COVID-19.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

May 1, 2020

Palouse River Counseling, Pullman Regional Hospital and WSU’s Cougar Health Services offer telemedicine services due to COVID-19.  Megan Guido, Pullman Regional Hospital chief marketing and community relations officer, said telemedicine is utilized through video or telephone where patients can...

CAPS psychologists offer telemental health services for students

Counseling and Psychological Services psychologists are using Zoom and phone calls to speak to patients. One licensed psychologist suggests people should form a routine to help them become productive.

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

May 1, 2020

The Counseling and Psychological Services under Cougar Health Services is offering telemental, or remote, health resources to WSU students who are still in Washington state. Loren Brown, associate director at Counseling and Psychological Services, said CAPS can help those who are currently out of state to c...

Gardeners continue to find comfort while tending to plants

People are finding solace from COVID-19 at the Pullman Community Garden at Koppel Farm.

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

May 1, 2020

Gardeners tended to their various flowers, produce and herbs in a nature preserve near the South Fork Palouse River where they are protected from the sound of nearby roads. The Pullman Community Garden at Koppel Farm serves as a habitat for various insects, pollinators and wildlife. Tim Paulitz, ...

School district recognized for continued sustainability effort

School district recognized for continued sustainability effort

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

April 30, 2020

Teachers and staff at the Pullman School District implement sustainability education through planting trees and creating owl boxes. This effort led to the district being named one of the 2020 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School District Sustainability Awardees on April 22.  “I became c...

Senate spends remaining budget

Senator Oluwanifemi Shola-Dare said these lamps will help support students experiencing SAD because light therapy can help treat it.

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

April 30, 2020

The ASWSU Senate is spending approximately $25,000 on a campus-wide safety project and lamps which are used to combat seasonal affective disorder (SAD) for students across Pullman campus. “One of our main priorities will always be keeping our students safe,” said Director of Safety Victoria Fitz...

Airport eligible for $18 million in federal funding

Tony Bean, Executive Director for the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport, says U.S. airports received $10 billion from the CARES Act.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

April 29, 2020

The Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport has seen a significantly lower number of people flying as a result of COVID-19. Tony Bean, Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport executive director, said the airport is reducing the maintenance operation budget by about 15 percent of what it typically earns.  The budget...

Salon employees find creative solutions to stay connected with Pullman community

Labella Salon is still providing some services like pop-up curbside product sales. Labella employees are also producing educational videos for their clients like how-to videos on cutting bangs at home.

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

April 28, 2020

On March 16, Heather Meyer went to work at the LaBella Salon like any other day. Then, she received a call saying all salons in Washington would be closed until further notice. “As a business owner, my biggest concern was the health and safety of my team,” she said. LaBella is an employee-b...

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