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ASWSU funds community bench

ASWSU funds community bench

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen ASWSU reporter

April 9, 2020

The former location of Theta Xi will see a community bench added to its green space by the end of May. “This used to be the place of Theta Xi fraternity where my dad went back in like the ‘80s,” Kathryn Fitzgerald, Bees and Trees project planner, said. “Now we have the potential to just con...

ASWSU still to celebrate Earth Month

ASWSU still to celebrate Earth Month

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen ASWSU reporter

April 2, 2020

All of the ASWSU’s Environmental Sustainability Alliance’s (ESA) planned events for Earth Month were cancelled because of COVID-19, but the virus will not stop them from celebrating the Earth and its environment. ESA Chair Patrick Robichard said the department is pivoting its celebration since t...

No stopping for ASWSU

No stopping for ASWSU

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

March 25, 2020

Running the day-to-day tasks of the ASWSU executive staff and transitioning into it can be a daunting task, even more so with a stay-at-home order from Gov. Jay Inslee. “The transition is like drinking from a fire hose,” ASWSU President Quinton Berkompas said, “and that’s on a normal year ...

ASWSU, GPSA call for moratorium on evictions, utility shut-offs

ASWSU, GPSA call for moratorium on evictions, utility shut-offs

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 14, 2020

ASWSU and GPSA published a letter on Friday calling for a moratorium on evictions, utility shut-offs, large gatherings, foreclosures and mortgage payments in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.  The letter was sent to local legislators and Gov. Jay Inslee, asking that companies not cut off essen...

ASWSU 2020: students chose Cohen & Doster

ASWSU 2020: students chose Cohen & Doster

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

March 12, 2020

Curtis Cohen and Sean Doster will be ASWSU President and Vice President for the 2020-2021 school year.  “I just want to thank everybody for all their support,” Cohen said. “[This last month] has been bittersweet. It’s been a long month.” The watch party room at Phi Kappa Sigma explo...

ASWSU unsure on plans after break

ASWSU unsure on plans after break

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN, Evergreen ASWSU reporter

March 12, 2020

ASWSU’s future post spring break is uncertain, said Pro Tempore Hannah Martian in Wednesday night’s senate meeting.  Martian said that there are still bills that need to be passed and resolutions that need to go through. It is unknown how many senators plan on returning from break, she said.&n...

ASWSU 2020: Waddill and Velez-Fucal reflect on loss

ASWSU 2020: Waddill and Velez-Fucal reflect on loss

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

March 12, 2020

Kylie Waddill and Donavyn Velez-Fucal lost the ASWSU election for President and Vice President for the 2020-2021 school year.  “It sucks,” Waddill said. “I hope that Curtis [Cohen] and Sean [Doster] do everything that they have said.” Waddill and Velez-Fucal lost by a vote of 891 to 1...

Contenders face off

Contenders face off

LOREN NEGRON and JAKOB THORINGTON

March 9, 2020

The ASWSU presidential and vice presidential candidates debated about topics including student involvement, mental health and political participation during the general debate on Sunday, even answering a question asking if they were Taylor Swift fans. Kylie Waddill and Donavyn Velez-Fucal debated a...

ASWSU candidates: multicultural debate

ASWSU candidates: multicultural debate

JAKOB THORINGTON and LOREN NEGRON

March 6, 2020

Students from multicultural organizations on campus asked the ASWSU presidential candidates questions about leading underrepresented groups in the first presidential debate on Thursday.  Kylie Waddill and Donavyn Velez-Fucal debated against Curtis Cohen and Sean Doster. Both teams answered questio...

ASWSU keeps Martian in office

ASWSU keeps Martian in office

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN, Evergreen reporter

March 5, 2020

A vote of no confidence in ASWSU Senate Pro Tempore Hannah Martian's ability to continue her position failed 6-11 during the meeting Wednesday night. The voting was done anonymously by ballot after senator Connor Simmons said the people in the senate body were terrified of the repercussions of cast...

ASWSU 2020 Elections: Meet Your Candidates

ASWSU 2020 Elections: Meet Your Candidates

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

February 28, 2020

Riding a bike from Seattle to San Francisco taught Curtis Cohen how to have a step-by-step process, which is something he will take with him into his ASWSU presidential campaign.  “I wasn’t going to get to San Francisco in one day, but it was more of an accumulation of steps by steps,” Cohe...

ASWSU 2020 Elections: Waddill and Velez-Fucal

ASWSU 2020 Elections: Waddill and Velez-Fucal

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

February 28, 2020

Candidates Kylie Waddill and Donavyn Velez-Fucal explain how their experiences inspired their ASWSU campaign, HOPE. Hope, community, authenticity and inclusion are values an ASWSU presidential and vice-presidential candidate team plans to build their campaign on. Kylie Waddill, senior majoring in...

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