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Medicinal cannabis research expected to begin this summer

Medicinal cannabis research expected to begin this summer

GABRIEL BRAVO, Evergreen reporter

May 30, 2019

WSU and the Puyallup Tribe of Indians have joined efforts to track the effects of medicinal cannabis use with patients. Michael Thompson, communications director for the tribe, said the lack of medicinal cannabis research is one of the driving forces of this new project. This survey would provide...

Community comes together to celebrate Ramadan

Community comes together to celebrate Ramadan

GEORGE ERALIL, Evergreen reporter

May 30, 2019

The Pullman Islamic Center welcomed community members for a night of prayer and celebration of Ramadan on Saturday. The center held an open house to give community members an opportunity to learn more about Ramadan fasting and the Islamic community in Pullman. “When you are hungry, you can connect...

Fire department cautions residents of fluff fires

Fire department cautions residents of fluff fires

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

May 30, 2019

After a fire occurred around Hillside Drive last week, the Pullman Fire Department is cautioning Pullman residents of seasonal cottonwood fluff fires. Deputy Fire Marshal Tony Nuttman said cottonwood fluff fires occur frequently from the middle of May to mid-June. Nuttman said if Pullman residents...

Man released today for allegedly threatening pedestrian with firearm

Man released today for allegedly threatening pedestrian with firearm

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

May 28, 2019

A Pullman resident facing first-degree assault charges was released from Whitman County jail today on bail. Pullman Police Cmdr. Chris Tennant said the alleged incident occurred at 2 a.m. Saturday morning. “A pedestrian was crossing in the crosswalk and a vehicle on [Grand Ave] came up and was...

WSU family attends La Bienvenida

WSU family attends La Bienvenida

GABRIEL BRAVO, Evergreen reporter

May 23, 2019

Editor’s Note: All interviews were conducted in Spanish and translated into English by the reporter and the editor. Martin and Luz Arreola immigrated to Vantage, WA in the mid-1980s. Originally from Chihuahua, Mexico, the family moved to Vantage after Martin’s brother invited him to work in the o...

WSU Common Reading book explores global refugee issues

WSU Common Reading book explores global refugee issues

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

May 23, 2019

The WSU Common Reading Program selected, “Refuge: Rethinking Refugee Policy in a Changing World” by Paul Collier and Alexander Betts, to be the first book for the program’s two-year theme of global stability, scarcity and security. Karen Weathermon, WSU first-year programs director, said the...

You Know Her: Six Pullman women tell their abortion stories

You Know Her: Six Pullman women tell their abortion stories

MAGGIE QUINLAN and RACHEL SUN

May 23, 2019

Editor’s note: The Daily Evergreen asked sources which identifying details we could publish. As a result, Isa’s last name is not included, and some names have been changed to protect sources’ employment, relationships and safety. An asterisk identifies a source’s name has been changed. Isa, now 19, ...

Working group to update Executive Policy 15

Working group to update Executive Policy 15

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

May 23, 2019

A WSU working group made up of students, faculty and staff will revisit Executive Policy 15 and propose it this fall to allow students and faculty to better understand the regulations of free speech. The EP 15 working group deals with sexual misconduct, discrimination and harassment, and is under...

Pullman Islamic Center will hold open house, dinner

Pullman Islamic Center will hold open house, dinner

GEORGE ERALIL, Evergreen reporter

May 23, 2019

The Pullman Islamic Center will host an open house and dinner celebration on Saturday to celebrate Ramadan and give community members an opportunity to learn more about Ramadan.  Mohammed Riazul, president of the Pullman Islamic Center, said the spirit of the open house is rooted in sharing the sp...

Elementary school students to travel for tournament

Elementary school students to travel for tournament

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

May 16, 2019

A team of students from Jefferson Elementary will compete from May 22 to May 25 in the Destination Imagination Global Finals in Kansas City, Missouri.  The team, Random Guess, consists of six fifth-graders and one third-grader: Kate Armstrong, Silas Brown, Tegan Gotch, Sidney Johnson, Delaney Matthe...

Gashora Girls

Gashora Girls

RACHEL SUN, Evergreen Reporter

May 16, 2019

Eight years ago, a 15-year-old Linda Umwali first stepped foot in the Gashora Girls Academy in Kigali, Rwanda. Today, Umwali is one of four women attending WSU who hails from that same school. Since arriving at the university, the students from Rwanda have built a community of their own. In a little...

Orientation for Spanish speakers

Orientation for Spanish speakers

GABRIEL BRAVO, Evergreen reporter

May 16, 2019

Groups at WSU will hold the 12th annual La Bienvenida orientation this weekend on campus. The event is geared toward parents of first-generation students who are not knowledgeable about universities. The Office of Multicultural Student Services, Undocumented Initiatives, College Assistance Migrant...

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