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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

(From left to right) Dr. Anders Omsland, Tyrus Adrian Thomas and doctorate student Cameron Mandel discuss their research in the Anders lab for the Paul G. Allen School for Global Health.

MARC-WSU enters second year of supporting diverse voices in STEM

GREY KAMASZ, Evergreen reporter July 21, 2022

By the end of August, four students from underrepresented backgrounds will be accepted into a STEM program offering financial support and preparation for doctorate degrees. The federal government established...

The finch species has a decurved bill that is used to feed on nectar.

Wildlife of the week: ‘I’iwi

MASON MARON May 23, 2022

The ʻIʻiwi, also known as the scarlet Hawaiian honeycreeper, is a unique finch species found only in the Hawaiian islands. The finch species has a long, decurved bill specialized for feeding...

Senior Alexandra Puzon will graduate with a microbiology degree this spring.

Senior microbiology researcher makes strides toward emergency medicine

DAVID HUTNER, Evergreen reporter April 28, 2022

When she plays the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons with her friends, WSU senior Alexandra Puzon plays the Druid class for its healing capabilities.  In her DnD experience, she noticed a balanced...

Senior Olivia Hayden will graduate this spring with a degree in biochemistry.

Senior biochemist finds Cougar family in Air Force ROTC, research community

FRANKIE BEER, Evergreen news editor April 28, 2022

Olivia Hayden lifts a 40-pound bag of sand over her shoulders, preparing to walk from Pullman to Moscow alongside her brother and the rest of Air Force ROTC Detachment 905.  At around 3:30 a.m., she...

Senior Brianna Knode will graduate this spring with degrees in chemistry and genetics and cell biology.

Chemistry, genetics major to research cancer biology at Cornell

GREY KAMASZ, Evergreen reporter April 28, 2022

Brianna Knode initially considered WSU as a safety school when she was applying to colleges four years ago. She toured the Pullman campus out of convenience, only to fall in love with the friendly environment...

A calliope hummingbird flies in the University of Idaho Arboretum on Aug. 25, 2020 in Moscow, Idaho.

Wildlife of the week: Calliope hummingbird

MASON MARON April 21, 2022

The calliope hummingbird is the smallest bird in all of the U.S., averaging around only 2.5 grams, or .005 pounds, according to Birds of the World.  These tiny hummingbirds spend their winters in southern...

Science of sleep

Science of sleep

ISABELLE BUSCH, Evergreen reporter, columnist April 21, 2022

Especially for college students, sleep is a vital resource! Getting enough hours a night may pose a constant challenge for us, but many species in the animal world evolved clever ways to sneak in some...

Some breeds, like the Alaskan Malamute and Czechoslovakian Wolfdog, look remarkably like wolves. Despite thousands of years of domestication, dogs retain many instincts that wolves depend on in the wild.

Dog behaviors decoded

ISABELLE BUSCH, Evergreen reporter, columnist April 21, 2022

Dogs trot through campus, frolic in the park and relax on our couches. People often characterize their behaviors as cute, deciding their actions are a means of asking for food or attention. However, our...

Some people deny their CHS diagnosis because cannabis is often thought of as a treatment for nausea, not something that causes it.

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome: Dangers of the stoner lifestyle

TOM ABBOTT, Evergreen sports editor April 14, 2022

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome is a medical condition causing repeated and severe vomiting in long-time daily cannabis users.  CHS has a very brief history in the world of medicine, first described...

A White-Nosed Coati runs through grass, Dec. 25, 2021, in Costa Rica.

Wildlife of the Week: White-nosed coati

MASON MARON April 14, 2022

White-nosed coati are a widespread relative of the raccoons found around Pullman, although these mammals live mainly from southern Arizona to northern Argentina, according to the Smithsonian National...

Plants can communicate through vast interconnected root networks, intertwined by symbiotic fungi called mycorrhizae.

The power of plant communication

ISABELLE BUSCH, Evergreen reporter, columnist April 14, 2022

As a biology major, I tend to focus on the wonders of the animal world: species interactions between badgers and coyotes, reindeer adaptations and the evolution of the pronghorn antelope. But there is a...

Senior biochemistry major Dana Pittman presented her research about mouse populations and hantavirus at the Showcase for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities.

New mathematical model depicts mouse populations’ role in disease

HALEY MORRIS, Evergreen contributor April 14, 2022

A recent study by senior biochemistry major Dana Pittman has generated an accurate mathematical model for mouse populations, showing how they could impact disease transmission of hantavirus, an infection...

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