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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., giving a speech at the Chinook Student Center in April 2016.

WSU alum Patty Murray sworn in as president pro tempore

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen Reporter January 11, 2023

Senator Patty Murray was sworn in as president pro tempore of the United States Senate on Jan. 3. She is the first Senator from WA to hold this title in 42 years, and is the first woman to hold this title...

Patty Murray is the projected winner for Washington state senator as of Sunday.

Voting 101: Student voting hub, registration, ballot counting explained

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen reporter November 1, 2022

As Election Day approaches, voting becomes essential for students to make their voices heard and create change at the local level. WSU and Whitman County are trying to make voting and registration more...

Cathy McMorris Rogers answers questions from students at the Foley Talk, Oct. 27.

Cathy McMorris Rogers visits WSU as elections approach

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Life editor October 27, 2022

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, came to WSU to engage students in the election process and discuss her views on abortion, healthcare and drug use at a Foley Talk on Thursday. Rodgers said she represents...

Political science professor Paul Gronke discusses the increasing popularity of voting by mail after 2020, Oct. 25.

Professor encourages skepticism of politicians’ motivations

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen reporter October 25, 2022

Politicians casting doubt on the U.S. election system is deeply concerning for political science professor Paul Gronke, who believes it threatens democracy.  “I want to be optimistic, but we are...

Junior Mayvellyne Segura uses the ballot box outside the CUB, Oct. 18.

Cougs have power through their vote

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen Reporter October 19, 2022

With the 2022 midterms just around the corner, the Cougs Vote program is attempting to keep students informed on how to participate in the political process. Cougs Vote has been in operation for over...

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson discusses the process behind suing opioid distributors in relation to advertising, Oct. 18.

Washington state attorney general talks transparency in opioid crisis, ads

BRANDON WILLMAN, Evergreen reporter October 18, 2022

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said transparency is crucial following Meta's lawsuit against the greater Washington state and during the ongoing opioid epidemic on Tuesday afternoon during a...

Students from WSU, including members of ASWSU and GPSA, visit the Washington State Capitol.

WSU representatives reflect on 2022 legislative session

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports editor March 31, 2022

WSU students, faculty and administrators focused on anti-hazing, access to broadband internet, faculty pay and more during the 2022 legislative session, which started Jan. 10 and ended March 10. WSU...

James Mattis (right), former U.S. Secretary of Defense, answers questions from Cornell Clayton (left), director of Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service, at Democracy at home and abroad, March 24, Bryan Hall Auditorium.

Former Secretary of Defense James Mattis concerned about future of democracy

LIAM CONNORS, Deputy news editor March 25, 2022

The Thomas S. Foley Institute hosted former U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis on Thursday, who said the U.S. needs to continue supporting Ukraine to ensure that democracy stays strong both domestically...

ASWSU President-Elect Jacob Martinez hugs ASWSU vice president-elect Kiana Parsi as ASWSU President Brian Patrick and ASWSU Vice President Alexander Pan enter the room to deliver the news of their win. Martinez and Parsi found out about their victory at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Compton Union Building room 208.

Martinez, Parsi win ASWSU presidential race

MOLLY WILK, Evergreen reporter March 23, 2022

The faces of WSU's student government are shifting after Jacob Martinez and Kiana Parsi won the ASWSU presidential and vice-presidential election Wednesday night. “Thank you so much. Me and Kiana...

Surrounded by campaign members and friends, Kjelt Visser receives a call from ASWSU Vice President Alexander Pan at 8 p.m. Wednesday in a collaboration room in The Spark: Academic Innovation Hub. Visser and his running mate, Sydney Finch, right, lost the ASWSU election by about 200 votes.

Finch, Visser lose ASWSU election

ALEX MCCOLLUM, Multimedia editor March 23, 2022

Sydney Finch and Kjelt Visser lost the ASWSU presidential and vice-presidential election by about 200 votes, as of Wednesday night. Visser received a phone call at 8 p.m. while waiting for election...

Jacob Martinez speaks during the ASWSU multicultural debate on March 21 in the CUB Senior Ballroom.

Martinez, Parsi discuss campaign at ASWSU multicultural debate

MOLLY WILK, Evergreen reporter March 23, 2022

ASWSU presidential and vice-presidential candidates Jacob Martinez and Kiana Parsi discussed their experiences feeling underrepresented and their goals to increase representation for multicultural groups...

Sydney Finch speaks during the ASWSU multicultural debate on March 21, in the CUB Senior Ballroom.

Finch, Visser plan to establish relationships with multicultural student groups

LIAM CONNORS, Deputy news editor March 23, 2022

ASWSU presidential and vice-presidential candidates Sydney Finch and Kjelt Visser addressed controversies and plans for improving multicultural engagement in the ASWSU multicultural debate Monday evening. Experience...

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