The Daily Evergreen

‘This is like the movies’

Elizabeth Nalbandian traveled from Jerusalem to Pullman in the pursuit of studying baking. Since then, she has studied abroad and became involved in the Carson College of Business.

ANNIE HAGER, Evergreen reporter

July 7, 2020

From family inspiration to mindless scrolling through Pinterest, Elizabeth Nalbandian started learning to make pastries when she was a young girl. Pastry-making became a passion for Nalbandian while she grew up in Jerusalem, and she said she continues to expand it through her experiences at WSU.  ...

Purpose Roasters changes management, continues to expand

Purpose Roasters, originally located at 301 S. Main St. in Colfax, moved locations next to Flowers, Decor & More.

SARAH DANIELS, Evergreen reporter

July 6, 2020

Just when the front doors of a coffee shop in Colfax seemed like it was closed for good, it found a way to come back to life. When Purpose Roasters opened in spring 2018, it started with spouses Travis and Janelle Harrison, as well as friend Nick Wright.  The doors of the first Purpose Roasters’ cafe closed March...

Ask Emma: How do I escape the friendzone?

If you have a certain friend you hope to be in a relationship with, it can be hard to navigate whether or not they have feelings for you back. Emma hopes to help 'Friendzoned' this week.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist

July 6, 2020

Dear Emma, I have a friend who I’ve known for a few years, and we’re really close. I’m starting to have feelings for this person but I’m not sure if they feel the same way.  I’m a little anxious about saying something to them because I don’t want to mess up our friendship if they don’t f...

Long-time city planner retires

In addition to being the Pullman city planner, Pete Dickinson served on the planning commission for several years.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

July 6, 2020

After three decades of serving the Pullman community, Pete Dickinson will say goodbye to city planning.  Dickinson, originally from California, obtained his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley. He came to Pullman to get his master’s degree at WSU in regional planning, w...

WSU students react to US Supreme Court’s DACA ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled to block termination of DACA on June 18. The Trump administration halted the program in 2017.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

June 29, 2020

Linda Vargas was shocked by the texts she saw on her phone when she woke up on June 18. “My friend … she messaged me, ‘They blocked it,’” Vargas said. “I couldn’t believe it.” Vargas, senior environmental sciences major, said she did not expect the Supreme Court to block the rep...

WSU researcher raises awareness about food insecurity during pandemic

Cedric Habiyaremye, WSU research associate, and his mother in their quinoa research field in Rwanda.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

June 29, 2020

As someone who grew up facing starvation and hunger in Rwanda, one WSU research associate is now using his education to advocate for worldwide food security. Cedric Habiyaremye said he has worked to raise awareness on how COVID-19 is affecting food security and the consequences of this, which include...

‘She speaks for what she believes in’

Kaylah Blas developed her leadership skills during her time at WSU by being involved with Chi Delta Sigma sorority and other organizations.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

June 29, 2020

WSU alumna Kaylah Blas took a leap of faith by leaving her Californian home to attend WSU, being the first in her family to do so.  Blas packed her schedule by being involved with the Asian Pacific American Student Coalition, Hawaii Club and the Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life. She was also an ori...

Doctoral candidate researches gender, religion in Hindi soap opera

Sreenidhi Krishnan moved to the U.S . in 2016 to complete her doctoral degree, and has since won several awards for her research about cultural impacts on Hindi soap opera productions.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

June 29, 2020

One WSU student turned her love for movies, soap operas and other media into the driving force behind her research. Sreenidhi Krishnan, doctoral candidate in WSU Vancouver's anthropology department, said she won a dissertation grant of $500 to study the culture of Hindi soap opera productions in India. Krishnan sa...

WSU athletes find success in academics, sports

Connor Barison, baseball player and junior public relations major, said he schedules out his week to make sure he can balance academics, baseball and his personal life.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

June 29, 2020

It was an unusual season for WSU athletes competing in spring sports, to say the least. Regardless of COVID-19 implications, 64 athletes made the Pac-12 Academic Honor Roll this spring. Marie Lund-Hansen, fifth-year senior strategic communication major, plays on the women’s golf team.  Lund-Hanse...

Ask Emma: I want to get a dog

Dogs are great companions and deserve a forever home, but don’t get one if you can’t provide that.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist

June 29, 2020

Dear Emma, Everyone I know has a dog or is getting one. I really want one but am living at home and haven’t been able to convince my mom yet. I keep suggesting that I can take it back to school with me, but she still doesn’t like it.  Any tips on how to show her this is a good idea? Sinc...

Use online marketplaces to supplement your summer income

If your summer internship or job was canceled due to COVID-19, you could make some extra cash with these tips from an Evergreen columnist.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen columnist

June 29, 2020

The internet has become a place for people worldwide to purchase clothing, jewelry and other specialty items ⁠— especially in recent months due to COVID-19. Here are some ways you can take advantage of this new market and make a few bucks from home. Sell your old clothes There are several app...

Reading enthusiasts to assemble virtually, discuss social issues

The Social Issues Book Club meets to discuss more than just books. They also talk about issues that directly impact them.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

June 22, 2020

A book can put you in the shoes of Michelle Obama or transport you to Oakland, California. For members of the Social Issues Book Club in Pullman, reading and discussing books is a way to inform and broaden their worldviews.  Many book clubs are fiction-oriented, but the Social Issues Book Club tends...

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