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Reining over the arena

Reining over the arena

Devin Trubey, Evergreen reporter

December 5, 2013


Filed under WSU Pullman campus

By the time Olivia Murphy could walk and talk, she could also ride a horse.“This little pony farm came to my preschool, so I begged my parents to let me ride,” Murphy said. “My kindergarten teacher's daughter gave lessons, so I started riding with her.”Murphy, a sophomore history major and mem...

Wash. lawmakers talk changes in future funding

Saied Arvanetes, Evergreen reporter

December 5, 2013


Filed under WSU Pullman campus

Legislators from Washington District 9 convened yesterday to discuss the January 2014 legislative session with their constituents as part of the Foley Institute's Coffee and Politics series.State representatives Susan Fagan and Joe Schmick were accompanied by Sen. Mark Schoesler during the event titled, “...

ASWSU supports textbook tax break

ASWSU supports textbook tax break

Zack Briggs, Evergreen ASWSU reporter

December 5, 2013


Filed under WSU Pullman campus

The ASWSU Senate unanimously approved a resolution Wednesday to reduce sales tax on textbooks purchased at student bookstores.Democrat State Rep. Marcus Riccelli and Republican Rep. Hans Zeiger are working on a bill that would urge lawmakers to consider implementing a textbook sales tax holiday.Jansen...

WSU composting steams into soil

Chad Sokol, Evergreen reporter

December 4, 2013


Filed under WSU Pullman campus

Bulldozers weave tirelessly through an asphalt lot on the outskirts of campus. Steam pours from oblong heaps of what might have been animal bedding, food scraps or tree trimmings – a feast for microbes.The process is called composting. It's how WSU Waste Management turns organic waste into a usable en...

Students tweeting for change

By Zack Briggs | Evergreen reporter

December 3, 2013


Filed under WSU Pullman campus

The ASWSU Twitter account erupted with more than 400 #DearWSU tweets during the past six weeks.The hashtag serves as a way for student government to act on the concerns and suggestions voiced by the Cougar community. Student feedback turned into results, including extended library hours for dead week ...

WSU researchers investigate contagious cancer in Tasmanian devils

WSU researchers investigate contagious cancer in Tasmanian devils

By Leilani Leach | Evergreen reporter

December 3, 2013


Filed under WSU Pullman campus

A contagious cancer is threatening the entire Tasmanian devil species.WSU received a $2.25 million National Science Foundation grant at the beginning of the school year to study the disease, which is rapidly killing off the population.The marsupials, found only in Australia, have seen a decline of about...

Connecting online and face-to-face

Connecting online and face-to-face

Madison Callan, Evergreen reporter

December 2, 2013


Filed under WSU Pullman campus

With dedication for students both online and on campus, WSU professor Darrel Muehling works to create an engaging classroom setting.Muehling is the chair of the marketing and international business department as well as a professor at the WSU Pullman campus and WSU Global campus.As a professor for the Gl...

Campus resources provide stress relief for students during finals

From Staff Reports

December 2, 2013


Filed under WSU Pullman campus

With tests to take, papers to write and presentations looming, the end of the semester isn't all bad – for students who know where to find the perks.Several on-campus organizations will offer helpful distractions from the blur of books and Scantrons that make up Dead and Finals Week.Fuel a study sessionThe D...

WSU’s first Deaf veterinary student cares without hearing

By Devin Trubey | Evergreen reporter

November 22, 2013


Filed under WSU Pullman campus

Although Kimi Ross may not be able to hear an animal in distress, she is still in school to learn how to take care of one.“No one has ever said to me, ‘You can’t hear that so you can’t be a vet,’” said Ross, WSU’s first Deaf veterinary student.Ross, 46, didn’t start out wanting to pursue ...

WSU students protest overseas sweatshops

Arianna Kemis | Evergreen reporter

November 22, 2013


Filed under WSU Pullman campus

Nearly one year has passed since more than 100 people burned alive in the 2012 Dhaka Fire in a clothing factory in Tazreen, Bangladesh.In memoriam of the tragic event, members and supporters of the United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) chapter at WSU held a memorial and awareness service outside ...

Wrestlers share their warmth with the community

Wrestlers share their warmth with the community

Devin Trubey, Evergreen reporter

November 21, 2013


Filed under WSU Pullman campus

The WSU wrestling team started its season focused on the competition, but now have their eyes set on the community.Christopher Gambino, head coach of the team, said the wrestlers started the season with the motto "get six," meaning to score as many points as possible. Now the team follows the motto "al...

Offering a mic for relief

Michelle Fredrickson | Evergreen reporter

November 21, 2013


Filed under WSU Pullman campus

For three days after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines, WSU graduate student Jeff Godoy didn’t know whether his family was alive or dead.“It was the three most agonizing days I’ve ever experienced in my life,” Godoy said. “I couldn’t do anything. I couldn’t call anyone.”After days o...