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ASWSU candidates: multicultural debate

From left to right: Curtis Cohen, Sean Doster, the two moderators, Kylie Waddill and Donavyn Velez-Fucal debate multicultural issues Thursday in the CUB.


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

Administrative Assistant Albert James said he has been diminished for his position and attacked for his appearance by the senators.

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

Candidates Kylie Waddill and Donavyn Velez-Fucal explain how their experiences inspired their ASWSU campaign, HOPE.

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...

“An unhealthy and toxic work environment”

ASWSU Senator Connor Simmons, claims that during Pro Tempore Martian's time at ASWSU, he has received numerous personal attacks and emphasizes that her role should be an institutional steward for the senators, as part of a Judicial Board ruling, during the ASWSU meeting on Wednesday eveninG, at the CUB.


February 27, 2020

The motion to entertain the removal of ASWSU Pro Tempore Hannah Martian from office passed during the senate meeting on Wednesday after two senators filed complaints against her.  ASWSU Senator Jelani Christopher called for a vote of no confidence to remove Martian from her position. Christop...

ASWSU Judicial Board hears complaint against pro tempore

ASWSU Judicial Board hears complaint against pro tempore

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

February 26, 2020

This story will be updated as more information becomes available. Two ASWSU senators filed a complaint against senate Pro Tempore Hannah Martian. The ASWSU Judicial Board held a hearing for the complaint on Tuesday. Senators Connor Simmons and Oluwanifemi Shola-Dare filed the complaint regarding the pro...

ASWSU asked to confirm department

Farrin Johnson, junior communications major, is elected as the new Director for ASWSU’s communications team on Wednesday evening at the CUB.

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN, Evergreen reporter

February 20, 2020

The ASWSU Senate meeting opened with a testimony from a representative of the executive staff asking the senate to confirm a four-person ASWSU Communications Department.  Ally Carney, associate justice of the ASWSU Judicial Board, said ASWSU President Quinton Berkompas had the right to include an...

ASWSU cancels debate; one of three teams drop

ASWSU cancels debate; one of three teams drop

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

February 19, 2020

One of the three ASWSU primary debate teams dropped out of the debate, canceling the event that was scheduled for Tuesday.  Election Board Chair Sarah Gorrell said presidential and vice-presidential candidates Ayden Garland-Miner and Sam King-Shaw dropped out of the debate.  According to one of...

‘One time fix’

Grace Hendrickson, member of the ASWSU Executive Board, advocates for an additional deputy director position within ASWSU's Communications team, as the current three director struggle to hold down their tasks, during the ASWSU meeting, Wednesday evening, at the CUB.

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

February 13, 2020

The ASWSU Judicial Board decided to allow two members on its executive staff without senate confirmation during its Wednesday meeting, a decision that came after a bylaws hearing on Jan. 31. The hearing examined if appointing Jajuan Jackson and Eric Martinez to the executive staff was constitutional ev...

Board reaches decision

The ASWSU Judicial Board held a hearing where President Quinton Berkompas and Senate Pro Tempore Hannah Martian presented testimony regarding the legitimacy of appointments made to the executive communication team.

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen deputy news editor

February 3, 2020

The ASWSU Judicial Board reached a decision about whether appointments to the executive communications team made by President Quinton Berkompas obeyed senate bylaws. The board will not publicize that decision until Monday. Senator Hannah Martian said she is unsure whether two appointments to the execu...

ASWSU passes payment plan resolutions for first-gen students

Senator Oluwanifemi Shola-Dare said these lamps will help support students experiencing SAD because light therapy can help treat it.

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

January 30, 2020

ASWSU senators approved two resolutions regarding a tuition payment plan and open-source textbooks Wednesday at the senate meeting.  ASWSU Senator Oluwanifemi Shola-Dare authored a resolution to create a tuition payment plan for students at WSU. About 40 percent of students at WSU are first-gen...

Student running for House of Representatives

Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs for ASWSU, Ryan Vance believes that food insecurity is a major issues and hopes to combat it if he wins, Tuesday evening in the CUB. Should Vance win the election, he would be the first 22 year old to hold the office since 1920.

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

January 24, 2020

A WSU student is running for a seat in the Washington House of Representatives as a Republican to voice his concerns for eastern Washington. Ryan Vance, ASWSU deputy director of legislative affairs and junior political science major, said a democracy needs to have seats changing frequently in order...

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