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Family of WSU fall victim hopes for recovery

Family of WSU fall victim hopes for recovery

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

September 13, 2017

Matthew Gray, 18, had been at WSU for just three days. He had joined a fraternity and was considering construction management as a major. Then, on Aug. 24, he fell from his second-floor window in the Community-Duncan Dunn residence hall, suffering severe injuries. Since then, he has been in critical...

Local groups protest dams

Local groups protest dams

RACHEL SUN, Evergreen reporter

September 12, 2017

Drumbeats and singing filled the air Friday evening at Chief Timothy Park in Clarkston as Nez Perce tribe members commenced the third annual “Free the Snake Flotilla.” The Flotilla ran from Friday evening through Saturday afternoon, with participants advocating for breaching the four dams on the...

Students and veterans remember 9/11

Students and veterans remember 9/11

LINH NGUYEN, Evergreen reporter

September 12, 2017

Students, faculty, staff and veterans gathered on the Glenn Terrell Friendship Mall on Monday morning to observe a moment of silence for those who died and served during the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center. All buildings on and off campus lowered their flags in solidarity. Alexis...

Administration and students negotiate sit-in demands

Administration and students negotiate sit-in demands

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen reporter

September 11, 2017

Two weeks after student activists staged a sit-in demonstration in the French Administration building, university President Kirk Schulz and other university leaders met with them to discuss their demands. Last week, the sit-in organizers had their first meeting with the administration where they lai...

Palouse rallies to support undocumented students

Palouse rallies to support undocumented students

MADISON WILLIAMS, Evergreen reporter

September 10, 2017

The Pullman and Moscow community came together Sunday afternoon, to speak on the topic of immigration reform. Over 100 supporters came to share their ideas and thoughts on the Trump Administration’s activities concerning the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrival program. The primary speakers during...

Spokane Community College opens Pullman campus

Spokane Community College opens Pullman campus

JONATHAN VILLANUEVA, Evergreen reporter

September 8, 2017

Washington State University hosted the grand opening of the Spokane Falls Community College in Pullman on Thursday. The event began with refreshments served in every room and attendees mingling. Darren Pitcher, acting president of SFCC, said he hoped the Pullman branch would give students of all ages...

Extreme fire years cause poor air quality

Extreme fire years cause poor air quality

LINH NGUYEN, Evergreen reporter

September 8, 2017

Since 2015, Washington has experienced a series of extreme fire years, and as a result, most of the region has been covered with unhealthy wildfire smoke. Yunha Lee, an assistant research professor of atmospheric research at WSU, said the increase in temperatures throughout the nation are causing a majori...

Political clubs move forward

Political clubs move forward

JESSICA ZHOU, Evergreen assistant news editor

September 8, 2017

Since WSU College Republicans fell under the national spotlight for its former president’s participation in the 'Unite the Right' rally in Charlottesville, current and former leadership plan to remain politically involved on campus. In an appearance on KZUU 90.7 FM radio show “Cougar Tales,”...

Students debate freedom of speech at rally

Students debate freedom of speech at rally

KATIE SHADLER, Evergreen reporter

September 6, 2017

Tensions rose Wednesday on the steps of Todd Hall, as students debated the definition of free speech during a rally at WSU. Noah White, Young Americans for Liberty vice president, said the rally was created in response to the sit-in held last Friday in which students asked the university to define...

WSU students use art to show water pollution

WSU students use art to show water pollution

JONATHAN VILLANUEVA, Evergreen reporter

September 6, 2017

To raise awareness of pollution in local water sources, 14 landscape architecture students created an art piece over Dry Fork Creek, which runs underground below downtown Pullman. “Pullman is a water city, yet much of that water remains out of the consciousness of most residents,” Steve Austin...

Schulz supports undocumented students

Schulz supports undocumented students

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen reporter

September 6, 2017

President Kirk Schulz and nine other Washington university presidents issued a joint statement Tuesday supporting the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival, or DACA, which protects people who entered the country illegally as children. President Donald Trump officially announced a plan earlier...

President Schulz outlines plans for window safety

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

September 6, 2017

Email responds to online petition, safety concerns

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