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WSU students face off in first-ever culinary showcase

WSU students face off in first-ever culinary showcase

GEORGE ERALIL, Evergreen reporter

April 18, 2019

Crack, clatter, pop, spill and wafts of aromatic smells filled Northside Café when the whistle blew on the first-ever Campus Cook Off at the Cougar Den last night. The cook-off featured student employees from WSU Dining Services who worked in teams of three. A total of three teams – two from Northside...

Researchers work to decrease salt levels in food, but keep same taste

Researchers work to decrease salt levels in food, but keep same taste

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

April 18, 2019

Researchers are testing different salt compounds in everyday food items like tomato soup. They are using an electronic tongue with seven sensors that each react to one of the flavors: sweet, sour, salty, spicy, bitter, umami and metallic, said Carolyn Ross, director of the Sensory Evaluation Facil...

Senate welcomes new executive officers, approves stipends

Senate welcomes new executive officers, approves stipends

DAISY ZAVALA, Evergreen reporter

April 18, 2019

The 49th ASWSU Senate was sworn into office Wednesday night and approved stipends for next year’s executive positions. Next year’s ASWSU President Quinton Berkompas said the semester stipends have been placed close to minimum wage to match their hours. The stipends are distributed biweekly.  ...

Attempted kidnapping case closed

Attempted kidnapping case closed

DAISY ZAVALA, Evergreen reporter

April 18, 2019

After an investigation, the Pullman Police Department concluded there was not an attempted abduction at Lincoln Middle School in Pullman. The investigation came from a report made to the school by a concerned parent on April 16. Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said no arrests or charges were...

Associate vice president engages in coalition-building

Associate vice president engages in coalition-building

KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter

April 17, 2019

Jaime Nolan, associate vice president for community, equity and inclusive excellence, led a Building Coalitions Across Divides workshop to facilitate discussions about mutuality and sharing commonalities between people of opposing beliefs and contrasting opinions. Nolan said she worked on coalition-building ...

U.S. Senator talks women in leadership, current politics

U.S. Senator talks women in leadership, current politics

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

April 17, 2019

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., spoke about leadership and the current political environment at an event Tuesday hosted by the Thomas S. Foley Institute. Murray said she became involved in politics when she attended WSU as a freshman. A policy that required women to wear dresses in the dining hall...

Faculty, staff to engage in cultural competency training

Faculty, staff to engage in cultural competency training

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

April 17, 2019

A system-wide cultural competency training for faculty and staff will begin this fall semester. Jaime Nolan, associate vice president for community, equity and inclusive excellence, said the system-wide training will include five groups specifically focused on five demands from students. Nola...

College Republicans hold demonstration, groups congregate in support of undocumented students

College Republicans hold demonstration, groups congregate in support of undocumented students

CAMERON SHEPPARD and DAISY ZAVALA

April 17, 2019

Many WSU students expected the planned “Trump wall” replica on the Todd Steps as a demonstration about immigration policy, but instead, the WSU College Republicans were there to advocate for free-speech and gun rights with the support of constitutionalist groups from Washington. Students showed...

Training addresses how to be an ally to undocumented students

Training addresses how to be an ally to undocumented students

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

April 17, 2019

A representative from the Office of Multicultural Student Services (MSS) held an Undocu-Ally Training session discussing what it meant to be undocumented, how to be an ally and what resources are available for undocumented students. Marcela Pattinson, assistant director of MSS community relations...

Rollys looks for help after flood

Rollys looks for help after flood

DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen deputy sports editor

April 16, 2019

Adrian Gayles stared through the broken window. Mud and debris covered the floor and chairs and tables were turned upside down. He couldn’t believe what he saw. “It’s just heartbreaking,” he said. The 37-year-old is the co-owner of Rollys ice cream shop on Grand Avenue along with his wife...

Flood sparks GoFundMe for damages

Flood sparks GoFundMe for damages

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

April 16, 2019

A Snap Fitness employee set up a GoFundMe page in response to damage caused by flooding on April 9. Snap Fitness Manager Kyle Jorgensen said the flood destroyed all the fitness equipment and shut down their business. He set up the GoFundMe page on April 12 and they have already received about $1,500. He...

Research shows road chemical damages street health

Research shows road chemical damages street health

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter

April 16, 2019

A WSU researcher found that a chemical used on the roads during snowy weather has dangerous, and hidden, effects on the health of roadways and bridges. Xianming Shi, WSU civil and environmental engineering associate professor, found that samples of concrete exposed to magnesium chloride with repeate...

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