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Palouse Ice Rink plans new facility

BY ALYSHA DAVIS | Evergreen reporter

September 29, 2014

The Palouse Ice Rink, long an open air structure, will receive new indoor facilities, estimated for completion by the start of the 2015 skating season.Currently the facility is a free-standing canvas structure and is only three quarters regulation size.Moreover, the temporary structure only allows ice to ...

‘Dark money’ funds political campaign ads

BY RENEE MCCANN | Evergreen reporter

September 29, 2014

With a focus on transparency in political campaign funding, researchers with the Wesleyan Media Project collect data about televised political advertisements and where the money comes from.Based out of Wesleyan University, the project involves WSU and Bowdain College and is currently monitoring money spent...

Responding to sexual assault: small changes, more education

ANDREW BRADDOCK | Evergreen reporter

September 26, 2014

In an open letter to WSU community Thursday, President Elson S. Floyd highlighted sexual assault issues and efforts the university is taking to respond and prevent further sexual violence.During the 2012-13 school year, 15 percent of WSU undergraduates reported experiencing some form of interpersonal v...

Dodging death: Pullman crop duster pilot walked away from two crashes

BY JOSH BABCOCK | The Daily Evergreen

September 26, 2014

Death is something no one can escape, but 25-year-old Mike Meines from Pullman has dodged it twice.Meines isn’t learning of new life-threatening allergies or falling asleep at the wheel either. In fact, the young crop duster has survived two plane crashes, but for Meines and other pilots the risk c...

Cougs aim to end hazing

LANCE LIJEWSKI | Assistant news editor

September 26, 2014

Hazing is not a Greek issue, student-focused risk management expert Kim Novak said during her Hazing Prevention Week Keynote speech yesterday evening in the CUB Senior Ballroom.“If we act on our values,” Novak said, “it’s not possible for hazing to exist.” Hazing is a college issue that the Gr...

Senator discusses higher education funds

Senator discusses higher education funds

From staff reports

September 25, 2014

The ASWSU Senate welcomed Senator Mark Schoesler of the 9th Legislative District of Washington to their weekly meeting to speak about his work in higher education funding.With the addition of more Republican senators, higher education has fared better in legislative planning, according to Schoesler.“...

College Cabs against drinking, driving

From staff reports

September 25, 2014

Today from 9 p.m. until 3 a.m., College Cabs will provide free rides to help people recognize cabs as an alternative to drinking and driving.The promotion comes along with several other moves to take a stand against drinking and driving following an incident with one of their drivers last week.An off-du...

Meet the Candidate: Pakootas

Meet the Candidate: Pakootas

ANDREW BRADDOCK | Evergreen reporter

September 25, 2014

Democratic Congressional Candidate Joe Pakootas highlighted his early interest in tribal governments, and the focal points of his campaign, in a presentation in the Foley Speaker’s Room Wednesday.Now running to represent Washington’s fifth congressional district, Pakootas grew up in Inchelium, Washing...

Lecture: harmful toxins are on campus

Lecture: harmful toxins are on campus

Steffen Stroup | Evergreen reporter

September 25, 2014

Common products and legally produced chemicals could expose you to harmful toxins, according to a lecture hosted by the Foley Institute Wednesday afternoon in Bryan Hall.Poison Everywhere: The Ethics, Law, and Policy Regulation of Environmental Toxicants was the latest lecture to fill the hall with st...

WSU veterinary hospital works to help hurt and malnourished eagles take flight

HALEY WATKINS | Evergreen reporter

September 25, 2014

The Washington State University Veterinary Hospital is taking care of two patriotic patients.Dr. Nickol Finch, a veterinarian here at WSU and clinical assistant professor in zoological animal medicine, is in charge of exotic species and is currently treating two bald eagles.“We typically get seven ...

Soulforce: stopping violence

BY DUSTIN VANDEHOEF | Evergreen reporter

September 24, 2014

Having been arrested several times while taking part in protests it’s clear that Haven Herrin, executive director of Soulforce, is willing to practice what she preaches.Soulforce, a non-profit organization focusing on LGBTQ issues, dedicates itself to “relentless nonviolent resistance,” and Herrin...

Latah County plans to acquire Peacekeeper

BY JAKE CONAWAY | Evergreen reporter

September 24, 2014

While Latah County Sheriff’s department is in the process of acquiring an armored vehicle, Pullman police said the department doesn’t have plans to obtain the former military hardware.The armored vehicle, known as a Peacekeeper, served in the ‘70s and ‘80s as a patrol vehicle for U.S. Air Force b...

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