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Students of color reflect on pandemic experience

Three WSU students of color share their experiences with COVID-19.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

September 10, 2020

When Alyssa Chan returned to Pullman in August from Hong Kong, she did not want to tell people she was Chinese, worried that others would stigmatize her. “As we know, the virus started in China,” said Chan, senior public relations major. “I would be scared to tell people I’m Chinese.” A...

Multicultural Student Services still operating, hosting events virtually

The office is working with the Multicultural Student Services mentoring program to reach out to students, said Joelle Berg, Native American Programs retention specialist.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

September 10, 2020

Programs and centers under The Office of Multicultural Student Services are still virtually accessible to WSU students of color. The office is trying to come up with programming that follows the public safety guidelines, said Stephen Bischoff, WSU director of MSS. This includes creating Zoom rooms...

District switches platforms after hackings

The Zoom bombings began on Sept. 2 and continued onto the next day. The district switched from Zoom to Google Classrooms to prevent future hacks.

HUNTER ORCUTT, Evergreen reporter

September 10, 2020

The individuals responsible for recent Zoom bombings have not been caught, leading Pullman Public Schools to switch their online courses to Google Classroom.  Lincoln Middle School experienced five Zoom bombings over a two-day period starting Sept. 2, said Bob Maxwell, superintendent of Pullman P...

National Guard administers 135 COVID-19 tests in two days

National Guard testing site relocated to a ride-share parking lot located by the Chief Joseph Village apartments and the Valley Road Playfields.

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN, Evergreen reporter

September 10, 2020

The Washington National Guard administered 45 COVID-19 tests at the Steptoe Village Apartments on Wednesday and 90 on Tuesday, but the testing location will change today where they will remain for the rest of the week. The National Guard has relocated from the upper parking lot of Steptoe Village Ap...

Administration discusses budget, strategic plan

WSU President Kirk Schulz said WSU Athletics lost $30-$35 million in net revenue due to COVID-19.

MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter

September 10, 2020

WSU administration joined Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture to discuss the university’s budget, which has been disbursed among WSU campuses to recover from deficits, and its diversity plan, which includes cluster hires to increase faculty diversity. Voiland College professors contribute...

Senate confirms administrative assistant

Amanpreet Chhokar, senior finance and marketing double major, was confirmed as the senate’s administrative assistant during Wednesday’s meeting.

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN, Evergreen reporter

September 10, 2020

ASWSU confirmed the senate’s administrative assistant during the Wednesday night meeting. Amanpreet Chhokar, senior finance and marketing double major, was confirmed as the senate’s administrative assistant after presenting to the senate. In her presentation, Chhokar said she held a variety...

Whitman County confirms 26 new cases

Whitman County confirms 26 new cases

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

September 9, 2020

Twenty-six individuals tested positive for COVID-19, raising Whitman County’s total to 870 cases.  Of the new patients, three females and two males are aged 1-19 years, according to a press release from the Whitman County Emergency Operations Center. Sixteen patients are aged 20-39 years, eight are female and eight are male. Three patients are aged 40-59 years,...

WSU testing locations offer testing free to all students

Students must have their Cougar Card when they get tested as proof of identification.

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN, Evergreen reporter

September 9, 2020

COVID-19 testing at the National Guard and Cougar Health Services testing sites is free for all WSU students. Testing was originally only free for students who did not have insurance, according to an Evergreen article. Students must bring their Cougar Card to the site as proof of identification and will receive a test, said Phil Weiler, WSU vice president for marketing and commu...

Officials urge residents to practice fire safety

Smoke rises from a wildfire outside of Rosalia. This was one of multiple fires that started Monday around the Palouse.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

September 8, 2020

As wildfire season continues, officials urge residents to practice fire safety by fully extinguishing recreational fires, having an evacuation plan and wearing masks in smoky areas. The wildfire season can begin as early as April in eastern Washington and be much later in western Washington, said Ru...

Eleven research ponies recover from equine influenza

The horses first started showing symptoms of equine influenza Aug. 21, including cough and fever. The animals have been symptom-free since Aug. 27 but are still quarantined.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

September 8, 2020

Editor's note: This article has been updated to correct a factual error where ponies were incorrectly identified as horses.  Eleven ponies at WSU contracted equine influenza, which is an airborne virus spread through infected droplets. The ponies first started showing symptoms Aug. 21, including cough and fe...

National Guard will test WSU students at Steptoe Village Apartments

Students need to bring their student ID numbers and insurance information, if they have it.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

September 4, 2020

The National Guard will begin testing only WSU students, even if they are asymptomatic, without appointments in the upper parking lot of the Steptoe Village Apartments on Sept. 8.  Testing will tentatively start at 9 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. so as many students can be tested as possible. A Nationa...

Students reflect on COVID-19 case increase as classes began

Pullman felt empty this summer, but now students have returned, and the possibility of contracting COVID-19 is higher than it was this summer, said WSU student Caitlin Madden.

HUNTER ORCUTT, Evergreen reporter

September 4, 2020

WSU senior Eleanor Kelley felt relatively safe in Pullman during the summer, but as students returned and a surge of COVID-19 cases were recorded, Kelley's notion of safety was challenged. As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Kelley, a psychology pre-med major, said she thinks many students are ne...

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