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When WSU students leave town

CJ Robert, Pups n' Cups owner, said she loses about 75 to 80 of her business during the holidays when students travel home for break.
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter November 19, 2020

Small business owners in Pullman experienced a decrease in revenue when fewer WSU students came back to campus in the fall. Now that winter break is fast approaching, shop owners are preparing for...

Plant lovers unite on Facebook

Maddy Lucas’ interest in house plants led her to establish a shared space for those with a similar interest. Anyone can join the Facebook group.
HANNAH FLORES, Evergreen reporter November 19, 2020

The season determines Maddy Lucas' favorite plant. This fall it's the Piper betel, which produces leaves that are used to flavor dishes around the world. Lucas decided to take her passion for plants...

Disability center named outstanding nonprofit

The Disability Action Center Northwest staff connects people with disabilities to resources with the goal of helping them succeed in high education, as well as securing employment.
ELIZA CALLIS, Evergreen reporter November 19, 2020

Mark Leeper has dedicated the last three decades of his life to helping people with disabilities as the executive director of Disability Action Center Northwest (DAC NW). The Idaho Nonprofit...

Resident gives large donation to Pullman depot

The Fix the Bricks campaign, started by the Pullman Heritage Center, works to restore the Pullman Depot built in 1916 as part of the railroad system, which helped Palouse agriculture.
HANNAH FLORES, Evergreen reporter November 19, 2020

The Pullman Depot, a once-bustling train station near the WSU campus, now acts as a reminder of the innovation that built the agricultural community of the region. The Pullman Heritage Center, in cooperation...

Winter Market season continues as planned

One of the new vendors at the Winter Market, Sweet Megpie, sells a variety of cookies, macarons, cupcakes and more.
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter November 16, 2020

As Christmas approaches, shoppers on the Palouse can pick up gifts at the 1912 Winter Market while following COVID-19 restrictions. Under a normal year, the Winter Market would host 23 vendors in the...

Moscow food truck still serving late-night snackers

Grub Truck owner John Fletcher opened his food truck in 2013 with the intent of catering to late-night snackers.
ANNIE HAGER, Evergreen reporter November 16, 2020

Although downtown Moscow is not filled with college students bar-hopping during the weekend this year, the Grub Truck continues to serve late-night snacks. The food truck on Main Street in Moscow between...

Ask Emma: How do I build community as an RA?

Living in a residence hall this year is far from the normal college student experience. Emma gives advice to one RA about building community with their residents.
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter November 16, 2020

Dear Emma, I’m an RA on campus, and I’m really struggling to build a sense of community on my floor. I feel like a lot of residents see RAs as the police, and they have trouble trusting us. I really...

Revamping traffic for Pullman businesses

Mary-Lou Page and Morgan Sidzyik, freshmen at WSU, enter through the front door of Brused Books Wednesday afternoon in downtown Pullman.
ELIZA CALLIS, Evergreen reporter November 12, 2020

Amid COVID-19 mandates and restrictions, the Pullman Chamber of Commerce is revamping its Pullman Needs U initiative to increase traffic to local businesses. “This year has been by-laws out the window;...

Colfax shop features local wine, art

Three community members worked together to create the new business, Pairings Fine Art & Wine, to serve wines from wineries on the Palouse.
JARED BRADLEY, Evergreen reporter November 12, 2020

A new art and wine gallery, Pairings Fine Art & Wine, will open 5-9 p.m. today in downtown Colfax, just in time for one of the community's biggest Christmas shopping weekend. Co-owner Kimberly Vehart...

ASWSU leader forges own path

Shortly after senior Gerardo Zaragoza transferred to WSU from Pierce College, he became the deputy director of communications for ASWSU.
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter November 12, 2020

When Gerardo Zaragoza transferred to WSU, he found his place within the student community. After moving to Pullman from Pierce College in 2019, Zaragoza became ASWSU deputy director of communications...

McNair student researches relationship between parents, children

Karen Veloz is pursuing a research project inspired by her own lived experiences.
HANNAH FLORES, Evergreen reporter November 9, 2020

A cold case in Karen Veloz's family left her wanting answers. Veloz, WSU sophomore biology and criminal justice and criminology double major, became interested in the field of criminology when she...

Student veteran becomes leader on campus

Claudia Berry, WSU sophomore wildlife ecology and conservation sciences major, learned a variety of skills during her time in the U.S. Army, like time management and topography.
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter November 9, 2020

Claudia Berry grew up watching her father serve in two wars for the military. She wanted to follow in his footsteps. At age 16, she signed some paperwork and entered the military by the time she was...

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