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ASWSU Senator Tania Hernandez said she supported the $5 student fee referendum but was concerned about increasing student fees during a pandemic. 

ASWSU approves student fee to address food insecurity

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen deputy news editor February 25, 2021

ASWSU unanimously approved a $5 student fee to support and stock the WSU food bank in hopes of creating a sustainable solution for student food insecurity during a meeting Wednesday.   Currently,...

Jaime Tom, ASWSU Election Board member, said increasing voter turnout will be a challenge this year because of the pandemic.

ASWSU election bylaw changes in response to pandemic

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen deputy news editor February 18, 2021

ASWSU senators confirmed to suspend a bylaw in response to COVID-19, so candidates running for ASWSU office will no longer be required to collect 50 signatures. Getting signatures is more difficult...

ASWSU Senator Nife Shola-Dare is working on a food insecurity project to help WSU students.

Fee to help WSU students overcome food insecurity

ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter February 16, 2021

ASWSU Senator Nife Shola-Dare is creating a food insecurity fee to ensure WSU students will not be worried about where their next meal will come from.  Shola-Dare said she wanted to create a specific...

ASWSU senators passed Bill 50-15, which requires only a 3 percent voter turnout for a student fee intiative to pass.

Student graduation fees will not be reduced this year

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen deputy news editor February 11, 2021

Student graduation fees will not be reduced this year, despite previous proposals by ASWSU President Curtis Cohen to lower costs because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  It seems like the university is spending...

Anna Rebar, newly elected Election Board committee member, said promoting the ASWSU elections through social media is important to increase student engagement.

Project to increase sexual assault awareness resources in bathrooms re-visited

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen deputy news editor February 4, 2021

ASWSU Senators discussed a project to increase sexual assault awareness resources in campus bathrooms during a meeting Wednesday.  The project was proposed last year and was never completed, said...

“The idea behind it is that because we have no physical help desk to go to, having a place that students can just click on a link … and then be directed to all these different resources,” said Brianna Kostecka, ASWSU deputy director of academic affairs.

Resource portal under development

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen deputy news editor January 28, 2021

Students might have the opportunity to access mental health, food insecurity and academic resources in a portal available through Blackboard and Canvas. Brianna Kostecka, ASWSU deputy director of academic...

“This will be my graduation,” said Jane McDonald, senior broadcast news major. “I will be proud that it is my graduation, even if it is online.”

Another graduation bites the dust

STEFFI LUDAHL, Evergreen reporter January 28, 2021

The highlight of most students’ college experience is walking across the stage during graduation. For the third time since the COVID-19 pandemic began, WSU students will not have that experience.  Jane...

ASWSU President Curtis Cohen said he is working with leaders in the Student Government Council to try to reduce the $60 graduation fee.

ASWSU’s spring semester goals to focus on students’ mental health during pandemic

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen deputy news editor January 21, 2021

ASWSU President Curtis Cohen discussed plans to develop a portal for students to file sexual assault reports as part of his focus on students’ mental health for the spring during a meeting Wednesday. Cohen...

Samantha Cruz, director of legislative affairs, said she wants to require free menstrual products in residence hall bathrooms.

ASWSU Senators approve new member, resolution

MATT HOLM, Evergreen reporter December 10, 2020

ASWSU senators unanimously voted to approve Jack Maloy, junior history major, as an education senator. Maloy said his first goal as senator will be to monitor the arrest rate of Black people in Pullman....

ASWSU will recreate the multicultural council, said Jenna Fitzgerald, ASWSU director of diversity and inclusion.

ASWSU Senators announce upcoming projects

MATT HOLM, Evergreen reporter December 3, 2020

ASWSU senators heard presentations about upcoming projects, including plans for a Students of Color Coalition, which will be formed between ASWSU, several student organizations from WSU and other...

Bryce Regian, ASWSU deputy director of legislative affairs, spoke about the federal bills his office is monitoring for the upcoming legislative session. 

ASWSU department presents on state legislation affecting students

MATT HOLM, Evergreen reporter November 19, 2020

The ASWSU Senate heard a presentation from Bryce Regian, ASWSU deputy director of legislative affairs, about the federal bills his office is monitoring for the 2021 legislative session.  “We...

Jordan Frost, activities director at Issaquah High School and first-generation WSU alumnus, said people cannot control what happens to them, but they can control what to do next.

‘Your circumstances do not determine your destiny’

MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter November 10, 2020

Personal obstacles and institutional limitations help first-generation students succeed. Jordan Frost, activities director at Issaquah High School and first-generation WSU alumnus, said he succeeded...

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