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Potential head lice outbreak leads to public health notice

Potential head lice outbreak leads to public health notice

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

September 13, 2019

Cougar Health Services has issued a university notice on head lice. Gene Patterson, WSU pest control manager, said students should consider treatment if they have shared a bed with someone who has lice, shared hair attire like hats or ribbons, been in close contact with a person with lice or have...

WSU kicks off Latin Heritage Month at soccer game

WSU kicks off Latin Heritage Month at soccer game

CAITLIN KOONCE, Evergreen reporter

September 13, 2019

The Chicanx Latinx Student Center is hosting events throughout the month to celebrate Latin Heritage Month. “The goal of the events is for people to learn about our culture as well as promote what we do here,” said Carlos Salazar, assistant director of the Chicanx Latinx Student Center. The...

Students address disparity of campus police arrests

Students address disparity of campus police arrests

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

September 11, 2019

The Black Student Union hosted an open discussion about the disparity of WSU police arrests toward black students. Students and faculty met at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Smith Center for Undergraduate Education for the Black Student Union Forum. The discussion was a response to a Daily Evergreen article published on Aug. 26. BSU president Makayia Thompson said she was not as surprised as she ...

WSU club hosts event for incoming students

WSU club hosts event for incoming students

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

September 9, 2019

The Indian Students’ Association hosted an event featuring Indian food and a DJ on Sunday night to welcome freshmen and returning students. The event organizers brought in the DJ and equipment as several students began to fill the room. Arun Imayakumar, Indian Students' Association treasurer,...

Grad student uses drones to study salmon

Grad student uses drones to study salmon

CAITLIN KOONCE, Evergreen reporter

September 6, 2019

WSU graduate student Daniel Auerbach is using drones to help the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) monitor salmon spawning points, also known as redds. The research focusing on summer chinook salmon will begin Friday. Auerbach said he started monitoring summer chinook salmon a few...

Gamma Mu chapter unrecognized by IFC

Gamma Mu chapter unrecognized by IFC

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

September 6, 2019

The Gamma-Mu chapter of Kappa Sigma fraternity is no longer recognized by the Interfraternity Council due to an alcohol-related incident that occurred last fall. Kappa Sigma will be unrecognized until fall 2024 and an investigation is still ongoing, said Phil Weiler, WSU vice president for marketing...

Foley Talk: marijuana legalization

Foley Talk: marijuana legalization

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

September 5, 2019

Research into marijuana has been slow to develop, but more people are for its legalization than ever. That's what Rebecca Craft, a professor of psychology, told the crowd at her talk Wednesday afternoon at her Foley Institute talk in Bryan Hall. Public support for the legalization of marijuana has...

Longtime WSU staff member to act as vice president for student affairs

Longtime WSU staff member to act as vice president for student affairs

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

September 4, 2019

Terry Boston, associate vice president for finance and operations, will serve as acting vice president for Student Affairs while current Vice President Mary Jo Gonzales is on leave, according to an Aug. 30 memo from President Kirk Schulz. Schulz said in the memo that Boston has been at WSU for 24...

WSU, BECU to provide new scholarships

WSU, BECU to provide new scholarships

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

August 30, 2019

WSU and BECU have reached a five-year agreement to expand and add financial aid and program sponsorship. The agreement implements at least 20 annual scholarships that will be provided from BECU known as “BECU Scholars.” These scholarships will provide $2,000 to WSU sophomores, juniors and seniors. Lee...

Walmart bans overnight RV parking

Walmart bans overnight RV parking

KHADIJAH BUTLER, Evergreen reporter

August 30, 2019

Last week, Walmarts in Pullman and Moscow banned overnight RV parking. Tiffany Wilson, Walmart’s director of communication, said this decision was decided by the stores’ managers. “The store decided to discontinue overnight RV parking so that we could focus on the parking needs of customers...

Speaker explains political instability in Turkey

Speaker explains political instability in Turkey

CAMERON SHEPPARD, Evergreen reporter

August 30, 2019

The Foley Institute hosted Chris Kilford, president of the Canadian International Council, to speak about political instability in Turkey and its historical roots. Kilford said he traced Turkey’s instability back to the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, which Turkey was originally part of. Prior to the ...

People posting more selfies on Instagram may be viewed as less likable, adventurous

People posting more selfies on Instagram may be viewed as less likable, adventurous

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

August 28, 2019

People who post more selfies than posed photos on Instagram are likely to be perceived negatively by others, according to a study done by WSU researchers. Students participated in a survey where they had 10 seconds to look at 30 Instagram posts of 30 different users. They answered questions related...

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