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On-campus tutors help students through classes

On-campus tutors help students through classes

MICHELLE CHAN | Evergreen reporter

August 22, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

When it comes to academics and study habits, many incoming students find the transition from high school to college difficult.Although students might struggle at first, many groups on campus offer services geared toward helping students reach their potential through tutoring services, writing assistan...

Revenue Dept. to collect first retail sales taxes on recreational pot

From staff reports

August 22, 2014


Filed under News, Pullman Community

OLYMPIA – After one month of legal recreational marijuana sales, producers, processors and retailers must submit their July tax return to the Washington Department of Revenue by Aug. 25.The Department of Revenue collects retail sales tax from the sales of marijuana, marijuana concentrates, useable...

Army Corps reopens Dunes after contamination

From staff reports

August 21, 2014


Filed under News, Pullman Community

WALLA WALLA – It’s safe to go back in the water at the Illia Dunes, about a week after routine testing revealed elevated concentrations of fecal bacteria that caused concerns about public health.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reopened the Dunes on Thursday after a closure that lasted since Aug. 15...

Fire takes 60 acres south of Colfax; cause unknown

From staff reports

August 21, 2014


Filed under News, Pullman Community

Firefighters spent hours Wednesday evening battling a 60-acre brush fire that threatened homes south of Colfax.No one was injured in the blaze that consumed a field about three miles from Highway 195. Albion Fire Chief Randy Farr said firefighters did not order evacuations, but some residents fled their...

No car, no problem: Getting around Pullman is easy

ADDY FORTE | Evergreen reporter

August 15, 2014


Filed under News, Pullman Community

From late-night buses to conveniently placed bike racks, there's no shortage of transportation options that make it easy to get around town and campus.“Navigating is a lot easier once you realize Pullman is made up of four hills: College Hill, Pioneer Hill, Military Hill and Sunnyside Hill,” said ...

Safety on the Palouse: a top priority

Safety on the Palouse: a top priority

JACOB RUMMEL | Evergreen reporter

August 15, 2014


Filed under News, Pullman Community

The beginning of the fall semester marks a return to studying, football and friends. It also marks a return to risky situations that perhaps weren’t so prevalent during the break.The U.S. Department of Justice reports 20 to 25 percent of women will experience a completed or attempted rape during t...

Transfer students are Cougs, too

LAURA GUIDO | Evergreen reporter

August 15, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

“Transfer students are Cougs, too – they just have different needs,” said Rodney Prioleau, the president of a WSU club dedicated to serving the university’s transfer students.Team Transfer helps connect transfer students and provides them with information about WSU resources. The club was formed ab...

RSOs bring students together

RSOs bring students together

PETER SINCLAIR | Evergreen reporter

August 15, 2014


Filed under News, WSU Pullman campus

There are more than 400 registered student organizations at WSU. From bonding over Nerf gun fights to hanging out with birds of prey, these clubs enable students to pursue their interests and make friends.“(RSOs are) an opportunity for any student to gain experience in new things and leadership,” said Ber...

Skagit County cliffs leave student in hospital, two others dead

MATTHEW BRUNSTETTER | Evergreen reporter

August 14, 2014


Filed under News, Pullman Community

The Aug. 8 hiking accident that seriously injured a WSU student came just six weeks after two men died in the same area in southern Skagit County.Brian Gurney, a 19-year-old kinesiology major preparing for his sophomore year, was hiking with friends on Friday at Pilchuck Falls. When they attempted to ...

Grove delays move-in; tenants seek answers

Grove delays move-in; tenants seek answers

CHAD SOKOL | Evergreen news editor

August 13, 2014


Filed under News, Pullman Community

PULLMAN – Prospective tenants of The Grove apartments will be homeless on Saturday after building management pushed back their move-in date with little notice.According to those affected, The Grove changed the allowed move-in date for 250 people from Aug. 16 to Aug. 23 due to unforeseen construction d...

Three arrested for drugs in Colfax store parking lot

From staff reports

August 12, 2014


Filed under Crime, News

COLFAX – Three people were arrested Tuesday morning after detectives saw them with heroin paraphernalia in the parking lot of a downtown grocery store.Upon making contact, the detectives from the Quad Cities Drug Task Force found each suspect was already wanted on at least one out-of-county misdemeanor ...

Fire threatens home east of Pullman, apparently due to welder’s spark

From staff reports

August 7, 2014


Filed under News, Pullman Community

A fire on highway 270, just east of Pullman, climbed rapidly up a hillside Thursday afternoon, threatening a home at the top and eventually spanning four acres.A worker from PWC Construction, a company hired by the city to install sewer lines along the highway, told firefighters a spark from a welder go...

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