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ASWSU Vice President presented a resolution regarding tuition increases during the ASWSU Senate meeting Wednesday night in the Compton Union Building.

ASWSU VP Pan presents tuition increase transparency plan

MOLLY WILK, Evergreen reporter October 14, 2021

ASWSU Vice President Alexander Pan presented to the Senate a resolution that would allow students to see expected tuition increases over their four years at WSU.  The idea was inspired by work other...

Members of the ASWSU Senate listen to guest speakers during a meeting Sept. 29, 2021.

Multicultural organizations offer feedback to ASWSU

MOLLY WILK, Evergreen reporter October 7, 2021

Black Student Union, Asian Pacific American Student Coalition and Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlán representatives addressed ASWSU senators during their meeting Wednesday night. MEChA recently...

Planned Parenthood employee Victoria Sundin demonstrates how to use the facilitys emergency contraception vending machine.

ASWSU senator pushes for emergency contraceptive vending machine

MOLLY WILK, Evergreen reporter September 30, 2021

Editor's note: This article contains topics that may be triggering to some.  ASWSU Senator Nikolai Sublett has made it his goal to stir up the conversation on campus about preventing sexual assault...

Three-door waste receptacles got too contaminated in previous years, so Waste Management had to switch them to landfill waste.

On-campus groups promote recycling, sustainability

CALLIE GERBER September 28, 2021

Waste Management at WSU is working to make the campus more environmentally friendly through increased recycling efforts and other initiatives. Waste Management’s goal is to limit what goes in the...

All-Campus Senator Nikolai Sublett listens to a resolution that would require senators to work on one resolution or two bylaws during an ASWSU meeting Wednesday evening in the Compton Union Building.

ASWSU senators discuss campus safety, sexual assault prevention

MOLLY WILK, Evergreen reporter September 23, 2021

ASWSU voted Wednesday night to require senators to work on one resolution or two bylaws each semester and discussed campus safety resources.  Pro Tempore Katie Carstens, who authored the change, said...

ASWSU’s ​​Senate Pro-Tempore, Kathryn Carstens, led the student council meeting.

ASWSU votes in three new positions

MOLLY WILK, Evergreen reporter September 2, 2021

ASWSU voted in three new positions Wednesday night: director of diversity, inclusion and veteran affairs; deputy director of legislative affairs; and director of community affairs. Jenna Fitzgerald,...

More information on open ASWSU positions can be found on its website.

ASWSU elects several student government officials

MOLLY WILK, Evergreen reporter August 27, 2021

ASWSU Senators elected a new director of student affairs, director of university affairs, director of academic affairs, two freshman delegates and undeclared senator positions during a meeting Wednesday.  Samantha...

Board of Regents meeting screenshot

Board of Regents approve 2.5 percent tuition increase, discuss vaccine mandate


The WSU Board of Regents approved a 2.5 percent tuition increase for the 2021-2022 academic year, WSU Athletics budget revisions and the establishment of new master’s degree programs during their two-day...

The Ask Cougs portal is a way to expedite the process of receiving students’ questions and concerns.

ASWSU plans to implement Ask Cougs portal by fall

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter April 30, 2021

ASWSU’s new portal is under development to increase students’ access to resources and increase transparency and communication between students and the university. Students can submit their concerns...

“Helping people who have been in similar shoes as me is something that I see for myself, said senior sociology major Cristalina Ramirez.

First-generation student breaks boundaries

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen copy chief April 29, 2021

Cristalina Ramirez remembers going to the fields in East Wenatchee as a young girl and watching her siblings and mother pick seasonal fruit, whether that was pears, apples, asparagus or cherries. As...

A 2018 survey conducted by Cougar Health Promotion reported 88 percent of WSU undergraduate students felt overwhelmed by their workload and 62 percent felt overwhelming anxiety.

Mental health pass for students in the works

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen copy chief April 29, 2021

ASWSU Senators unanimously passed a resolution during a meeting Wednesday calling for the creation of a standardized pass issued by WSU Counseling and Psychological Services to prevent academic penalizations...

WSU senior Samantha Cruz Mendoza said the biggest bill she worked on was Senate Bill 6561, which created an undocumented student financial aid program.

Daughter of DACA recipients makes plans for law school

STEFFI LUDAHL, Evergreen reporter April 29, 2021

Samantha Cruz Mendoza comes from a family of undocumented individuals but is a U.S. citizen herself. Whenever her family would go to events, they always worried that police or immigration might be there.  “I...

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