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WSU student convicted of rape by jury

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen assistant news editor

December 20, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Pullman Community

A jury found a 23-year-old WSU student guilty of third-degree rape after deliberating for an hour at the Whitman County Superior Court on Monday. Antonio Abonza was found guilty of a rape which occurred on April 14, according to a Whitman County Prosecutor’s Office press release. Evidence p...

State Route 26 open for travel

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

December 15, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community

Distant and local travelers no longer need to take the 32-mile detour east of Othello on State Route 26. The Washington State Department of Transportation allowed traffic to pass through the new bridge deck on Friday after the concrete barrier rails were cured, according to the WSDOT website. Specialty...

Initiative aims to provide clothes as winter approaches

Initiative aims to provide clothes as winter approaches

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

December 10, 2018


Filed under Local, Moscow Community, News, Showcase

Moscow Public Library has partnered with Unitarian Universalist Church of the Palouse to host Chase the Chill, an initiative that provides winter weather clothing items to the public. “It’s a project where people can [donate] new, gently used or handmade items,” said Ginger Allen, director of...

UI football player faces rape charge, suspension

ANGELICA RELENTE and RACHEL SUN

December 10, 2018


Filed under Moscow Community, News

A University of Idaho football player was arrested Saturday after police were informed of an on-campus rape Friday morning. Freshman defensive back Kyree Curington was charged for rape with a bond set at $75,000, according to the Latah County Jail roster. A warrant was issued after a parent from...

Conduct changes to provide student support

Conduct changes to provide student support

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

December 10, 2018


Filed under News, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

Changes in the WSU student conduct process will involve more participation from students and take effect in the beginning of spring semester. The Board of Regents approved the changes Nov. 16 during the annual regents meeting. Before bringing the new student code of conduct to the regents for approval,...

WSU Provost reflects on career

WSU Provost reflects on career

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

December 10, 2018


Filed under Faculty, News, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

Dan Bernardo, WSU provost and executive vice president, has announced his plans to step down from his current position to serve as special adviser to the president after a 14-year career at WSU. “These types of leadership positions are really challenging,” Bernardo said. “Being the provost is...

Groups to host events, help those in need

Groups to host events, help those in need

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

December 7, 2018


Filed under Local, Moscow Community, News, Pullman Community, Safety

Local nonprofits on the Palouse will provide support to those in need during the winter season through fundraisers, free food and shelter. The Community Action Center As a holiday celebration, the Community Action Center (CAC) is hosting two community meals during regular food pantry distribut...

Researcher studies environmental impacts of clothing fibers

Researcher studies environmental impacts of clothing fibers

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

December 7, 2018


Filed under News, Research, WSU Pullman campus

A WSU professor is researching microplastic fibers’ movements and impact on the environment. The main source of microplastic fibers are clothes made of synthetic fibers, such as polyester or nylon, but fabrics like cotton also have microplastic fibers. These fibers come off when clothes are being...

Fall graduate develops app for EpiPen users

Fall graduate develops app for EpiPen users

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

December 7, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

An upcoming graduate with an entrepreneurial mindset seeks to enforce future use of an app for those with allergic reactions. Entrepreneurship major David Kurz said he was always attracted to the idea of starting a business. Kurz said he was involved in an agricultural program in high school and had...

Double-major looks toward grad school, social work

Double-major looks toward grad school, social work

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

December 7, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

Kaleigh Kessel is graduating this semester with hopes of one day becoming a social worker or teacher. “I want to have an impact on people’s lives,” Kessel said. “I was drawn to social work first. It seemed like it connects most to my major and the opportunities I have had. Both my parents...

Professor exploring tumors in Tasmanian devils

Professor exploring tumors in Tasmanian devils

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter

December 7, 2018


Filed under News, Research, WSU Pullman campus

A WSU researcher is leading a team studying the genes and other genetic variations behind the shrinking of contagious cancerous tumors in Tasmanian devils. Andrew Storfer, an evolutionary geneticist and professor of biology, is working with an international team of researchers to investigate how some...

New board members chosen at hospital

New board members chosen at hospital

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

December 7, 2018


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community

Five community members joined the Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation to serve as board directors and continue to execute the hospital’s philanthropy. Rueben Mayes, chief development officer at the Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation, said the foundation is responsible for generating revenue for...

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