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GPSA ends semester with plans for summer

GPSA President Jennifer Johnson said the grocery subsidy program committee has reviewed about 150 applications so far and received about 100 more in the last week.

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

April 28, 2020

Monday night marked the last time GPSA senators will meet during the 2019-2020 school year. Senators approved a motion to contribute $5,000 per month during May, June and July for the graduate student grocery subsidy program.  “I think it’s just to be on the safe side to continue this over the summer,” ...

Community donates over $4,000 to food program

Kiwanis Club board member Larry Clark said 25 community members donated $2,470 and 13 club members donated $1,605 to the Pullman Schools Pantry Program.

JARED BRADLEY, Evergreen reporter

April 28, 2020

The Kiwanis Club of Pullman matched community donations up to $2,500 for the Pullman Schools Pantry Program to help Pullman students avoid going hungry during the current pandemic. Larry Clark, Kiwanis Club of Pullman board member, said the club was extremely pleased with how many community members do...

Coroner confirms WSU football player’s cause of death

Then-redshirt junior safety Bryce Beekman walks on the field during a game against New Mexico State on Aug. 31 at Martin Stadium.

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

April 26, 2020

The Whitman County Coroner completed the investigation into the death of a WSU football player.  Bryce Beekman, WSU student and redshirt senior, passed away from acute intoxication on March 23, according to a press release issued on Friday from Whitman County Coroner Annie Pillars. This was caused b...

Grocery assembler finds positivity during hard times

Dissmore's employee Gabriella Aragon said she goes through aisles and packages groceries for customers using grocery delivery.

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

April 23, 2020

Gabriella Aragon began her job at Dissmore’s as a florist, arranging gift baskets and colorful bunches of flowers. When the store began offering free grocery delivery to adjust to the anxiety of shopping during a pandemic, Aragon’s responsibilities shifted. She worked in the grocery aisles by packagin...

ASWSU gives $10,000 for grocery program

Vice President Jhordin Prescott said funds for ASWSU’s Grocery Reimbursement Program would have been exhausted by April 22 if not for the additional $10,000.

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen ASWSU reporter

April 23, 2020

An additional $10,000 will be added to ASWSU’s Grocery Reimbursement Program. “We’re having an increasing number of students applying,” Vice President Jhordin Prescott said. “The pool is diminishing.” The ASWSU Senate approved the executive branch’s request for the additional $10,0...


Katherine Rodela, assistant professor at WSU Vancouver’s College of Education, said the main takeaway from the study is that the culture and struggles people of color grew up with are what makes them strong leaders.

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

April 23, 2020

From fourth grade until 12th grade, it was normal for Gregorio to pick asparagus every morning before heading to school. “It was a part of his life,” said Katherine Rodela, assistant professor at WSU Vancouver’s College of Education.  Gregorio grew up in the Tri-Cities living with his par...

Financial recovery top issue discussed by city officials, residents

Councilmember Brandon Chapman says many businesses have put good practices in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

April 22, 2020

Pullman public officials said the city is concerned about a drop in sales tax revenue from restrictions brought about by COVID-19 during a virtual town hall Tuesday. Mike Urban, Pullman director of finance and administrative services, said the city does not know how much money it might have lost since th...

Local churches, mosque adjust to ‘new reality’ of COVID-19

A sign outside the Pullman Islamic Center after COVID-19 pushed Gov. Jay Inslee to order residents to stay home.

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

April 22, 2020

When Gov. Jay Inslee issued the executive order to stay home, it left religious leaders questioning how they would conduct their day-to-day services. “I think all of the churches feel the ache of not being together physically,” said Ern Menocal, lead pastor for the Hills Church in Pullman. The...

Undocumented students voice concern over lack of federal aid during pandemic

Linda Vargas, Undocumented Inititatives ambassador and sophomore environmental science major, said the DACA renewal fund brings the cost down to $250.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

April 20, 2020

When the United States government announced that undocumented immigrants would not be receiving any stimulus checks, it caused worry among community members, including many WSU students. Linda Vargas, sophomore environmental science major, said undocumented immigrants should receive these checks s...

Scholars discuss voting politics in a pandemic

Scholars discuss voting politics in a pandemic

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

April 17, 2020

Political scientists discussed the politics of voting in a pandemic and possible voter suppression during a Thomas S. Foley Institute online forum Thursday. Cornell Clayton, WSU Foley Institute director, said recent Wisconsin elections presented both technical and political challenges posed by the ...

ASWSU Senate confirms new associate justice

ASWSU President Quinton Berkompas said he formed a hazing policy review committee.

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

April 16, 2020

The ASWSU Election Board chair will be moving to the Judicial Board as an associate justice next semester. “I had a great experience as the Election Board chair but my passion really does lie with the Judicial Board,” Election Board Chair Sarah Gorrell said. The ASWSU Senate confirmed Gorrell int...

WSU provides ‘one-stop-shop’ for students to pick up food

Food donations to the WSU Office for Access and Opportunity food pantry wait to be packaged for students.

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

April 15, 2020

Food pantries across WSU Pullman pooled their resources to provide one place for students to pick up food and hygiene supplies. Anna Schilter, principal assistant to the Dean of Students, said the Office of the Dean of Students has given out 42 bags of food to students since March 25. “Our food ...

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