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ASWSU plans to increase voter registration

ASWSU President Curtis Cohen said the executive team wants to provide resources for students so they know what to do if they contract COVID-19.

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN, Evergreen reporter

September 24, 2020

ASWSU members spoke about their plans for increasing voter registration and communicating information about COVID-19 to students during the Senate’s Wednesday night meeting. The legislative affairs team has been working to increase voter registration through various campaigns, said Alexandra Donnici, ...

ASWSU event to include student leader panel, Q&A

Rhys Chapman, chair of ASWSU’s Issues and Forums Committee, said the goal for the “You and COVID-19” event is to further educate and increase awareness among students about the risks of COVID-19.

MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter

September 23, 2020

ASWSU is hosting a panel and Q&A with student leaders from 5-6 p.m. Sept. 24 on Youtube and Zoom.  The goal for the “You and COVID-19” event is to further educate and increase awareness among students about the risks of COVID-19, said Rhys Chapman, chair of ASWSU’s Issues and Forums Comm...

Dairy Center implements security measures for animals after calf was stolen

Dairy Center implements security measures for animals after calf was stolen

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter

September 23, 2020

After the recent theft of a 7-day-old calf, WSU’s Knott Dairy Center is restricting access to their animals.  The WSU Police Department arrested Luke Wolfisberg, fraternity member of Phi Sigma Kappa and former employee of Knott Dairy Center, for second-degree burglary for allegedly stealing the ca...

PETA asks state auditor to investigate WSU research with animals during COVID-19

PETA requested the Washington State Auditor’s Office to investigate whether WSU spent taxpayer dollars on experiments involving animals labeled as non-essential.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

September 23, 2020

The animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals requested a state audit regarding WSU research involving animals labeled as “unnecessary.”  PETA requested the Washington State Auditor’s Office to investigate whether WSU spent taxpayer dollars on experiments invol...

WSU considers consequences for those who violate public health orders

Phil Weiler, WSU vice president for marketing and communications, said faculty and coaches follow a different process than students when accused of violating certain measures.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

September 22, 2020

As Pullman remains one of the COVID-19 hot spots, WSU officials are being pressured to amplify punishments for those who receive public safety infractions. The university does not want to pursue expulsive action against those who violate social distancing or are caught throwing large gatherings, said Phil Weiler, ...

WSU students’ attempt to return to normal is ‘fueling the epidemic’

WSU’S COVID-19 testing sites moved to the entrance of Beasley Coliseum due to wildfire smoke on campus Tuesday. The testing at Beasley is being conducted by the National Guard and is free for all WSU students. Testing is available on site 12-6 p.m. through Friday.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

September 17, 2020

Despite local restrictions on social gatherings and WSU’s switch to distance learning, Pullman currently has the second greatest daily COVID-19 case average by population in the U.S.  In the last 26 days, 924 cases were confirmed within Whitman County. Before that, there were 142 confirmed positive cases over an approximately five-mon...

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...

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...

Mobile healthcare unit testing for COVID-19 until Friday

Mobile healthcare unit testing for COVID-19 until Friday

BRADLEY GAMBLE and HUNTER ORCUTT

September 3, 2020

WSU officials made the announcement in July to hold classes on a virtual format in an attempt to prevent a surge of COVID-19 cases. Despite those efforts, cases soared as students returned, putting Pullman on the map as a COVID-19 hotspot and prompting officials to plan testing sites around town. On...

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