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Official opening date of MJ’s pot shop announced

From staff reports

October 3, 2014

According to owner and manager Mary Jane Smith, Pullman and Whitman County’s first marijuana retailer is opening tomorrow.Smith received her license to sell recreational marijuana from the Washington State Liquor Control Board Wednesday, nine months after filing her initial application back in Decembe...

WSU provides online certificate for sustainable agriculture

BY KATEY MURRAY | Evergreen reporter

October 3, 2014

WSU is now offering a sustainable agriculture certificate online for those in the graduate program who, in any major, are interested in sustainability.Sustainability in agriculture is an integrated system of plant and animal production practices having site-specific application that will last for the...

KUGR runs for Team Gleason

BY JENNIFER LADWIG | Evergreen reporter

October 3, 2014

WSU student radio station KUGR has been looking for a way to fundraise for a while, said KUGR’s fundraising director. The KUGR staff had to put their heads together to think of something both meaningful and fun to encourage student involvement.What the station came up with was the KUGR Fun Run, a fu...

Vet app keeps owners informed

BY HAYLEY WATKINS | Evergreen reporter

October 3, 2014

The WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital has recently acquired new technology to make caring for your furry friend a little less stressful.MedaVet, a company based out of Redmond, Washington, created software in which clients can stay up to date with appointments and surgeries, as well as communicate bet...

Building bridges

BY CHRISTINE SULLIVAN | Evergreen reporter

October 3, 2014

As the new interim director of the Material Science and Engineering Program, WSU professor Aurora Clark emphasized the program’s importance across disciplines.“The program is like a little animal,” Clark said. “And so you have to make sure it is well-fed and well-cared for, and so you are ki...

Research finds Parkinsons molecule copy-cat

BY RENEE MCCANN | Evergreen reporter

October 3, 2014

WSU researchers have identified a ‘copycat’ molecule for Parkinson’s disease, which could confuse results.The researchers found a molecule which is structurally similar to dopamine. These molecules may cause dopamine levels to appear higher than they should be in Parkinson’s disease patients...

Rape investigation leads to search warrant for fraternity

From staff reports

October 3, 2014

Pullman Police obtained a warrant Thursday and searched Delta Chi fraternity in response to a sexual assault claim made by a female victim.Cmdr. Chris Tennant said they acquired evidence from the house and made progress on the case. However, Pullman Police have not made any arrests.“We have a person...

A ride along with Women’s Transit

A ride along with Women’s Transit

Maia Gabriel | Evergreen reporter

October 2, 2014

“This is 126, I have my passenger,” Kathryn Zirkle said into a radio as a student enters her car with its hazard lights flashing.Zirkle, a sophomore viticulture major, volunteers for Women’s Transit, a sexual assault reduction service that offers free car rides within Pullman city limits to people who feel unsafe walking a...

Against the grain

Against the grain

Jonathan Carrigan | Evergreen reporter

October 2, 2014

The Western Wheat Quality Laboratory (WWQL) at WSU tests approximately 5,000 wheat variety samples each year. The method: cookie baking.Of these, less than one out of every thousand will be used by farmers, and the selection process can take upward of 13 years, said Craig Morris, Director of WWQL.“It...

Online enrollment on the rise

From staff reports

October 2, 2014

The WSU Global Campus, a virtual community through which the university offers online courses, experienced a 17 percent enrollment hike fall 2014, as reported by the WSU Office of Institutional Research.Graduate enrollment at the Global Campus rose from 482 students in 2013 to 720 in fall 2014, an inc...

Rally for Hong Kong democracy

Rally for Hong Kong democracy

CHAD SOKOL | Evergreen reporter

October 2, 2014

WSU students echoed the cries of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters Wednesday evening on the Terrell Mall, vying for the like-minded students and other advocates who have occupied the streets of the Asian financial center since Friday.The ongoing protests for freer elections in Hong Kong are the biggest...

Suicide awareness shared by bread tie challenge

Chad Sokol | Evergreen reporter

October 2, 2014

Two Central Washington University students are contributing to a campaign to commemorate their best friend, a victim of suicide.Josh Jacob Martin took his own life on Oct. 27, 2011. Joe Martin, his father, began the campaign to destigmatize the conversation about suicide. He called on his son's frien...

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