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Professor’s experience in Chile inspires research

Professor’s experience in Chile inspires research

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

February 25, 2020

Professor Vilma Navarro-Daniels is not sure how she got to where she is today — that is, to teaching as an associate professor and recently receiving a promotion to full professor in the School of Languages, Cultures, and Race. “Little ants … they take piece by piece their food and suddenl...

‘Mad Assassin’ kills it on and off the track

‘Mad Assassin’ kills it on and off the track

HAYDYN WALLENDER, Evergreen reporter

February 25, 2020

The Rolling Hills Derby Dames have been ripping up the Palouse since 2010, where members of all backgrounds, experiences and careers are welcome to join. “We have a wide variety of people,” Mattie Cessnun, a member of RHDD, said. “We have moms, people who are chemical engineers, realtors [and] ...

United Way supports local outreach programs

United Way supports local outreach programs

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen reporter

February 25, 2020

Health screenings. Senior citizen meal delivery. Child­care. Transportation. These are a few of the ser­vices provided locally in part because of funding by United Way of Whitman County. A local branch of the nation­al organization, United Way Whitman County is a nonprofit focused on strengthening com...

Humane society hosts fundraiser for shelter pets

Humane society hosts fundraiser for shelter pets

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

February 20, 2020

Whitman County Humane Society is hosting the 13th annual Fur Ball and Yappy Hour starting at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Event Center. “This is the biggest fundraiser we do of the year,” said Ashley Phelps, director of shelter operations at WCHS. “Our success as...

Student group celebrates International Mother Language Day

Student group celebrates International Mother Language Day

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

February 20, 2020

The Association for Bangladeshi Students & Scholars will hold a celebration including live performances and a meal in honor of International Mother Language Day this Saturday. “We want people to understand the diversity of different cultures and different languages,” Md Muhtasim Billah, ABSS...

‘The Land’ replaces ZZU under new ownership

‘The Land’ replaces ZZU under new ownership

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

February 20, 2020

The ZZU Club and Grub has closed and reopened several times in the past few years, but this time it will reopen with a new name and look. The Land will open its doors to the public on Feb. 24. There will not be a grand opening ceremony. Lance Lijewski, The Land marketing manager, said the new own...

Mantis builds martial arts lifestyle

Mantis builds martial arts lifestyle

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen reporter

February 18, 2020

Down in the first floor of the Gladish Community Center, Mantis Martial Arts teaches its students to defend themselves and live mindfully. The place has been operating since 2015, teaching Brazilian jiu-jitsu, capoeira, aikido and other martial arts forms. Owner and jiu-jitsu instructor Shane McF...

Grub Hunt: Italian restaurant serves homemade classics

Grub Hunt: Italian restaurant serves homemade classics

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

February 18, 2020

Oak on Main, a new Italian restaurant run by the same owners as Banyans on the Ridge, opened Feb. 6 in downtown Pullman. “It’s great being downtown because people walk by us and drive by us non-stop all day long,” said Frank Maryott, co-owner of Oak. “We’re not off the beaten track anymo...

English chair teaches with personal touch

English chair teaches with personal touch

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

February 13, 2020

Bookshelves line the room in Donna Potts’s office in Avery Hall. Mementos from former students are within an arm’s reach, and photos from a research project-in-progress sit stacked on a filing cabinet. Potts is a professor and the chair of the English department, yet she still finds time to dive...

‘Food for Fines’ feeds families on the Palouse

‘Food for Fines’ feeds families on the Palouse

HAYDYN WALLENDER, Evergreen reporter

February 13, 2020

It’s February, which means that love is in the air. Here on the Palouse, Whitman County Library has begun to send love to families with the annual Food for Fines drive. Catalina Flores organizes the Food for Fines drive held every February. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the organization,...

Center provides accessible childcare for families

Center provides accessible childcare for families

RACHEL KOCH, Evergreen reporter

February 11, 2020

For the past 50 years, Community Child Care Center has provided early childhood education and childcare services to families throughout Whitman County.     “Currently, we provide about 275 children [with] early childhood educational support,” Mary McDonald, Community Child Ca...

Ballet company promotes kindness

Ballet company promotes kindness

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

February 11, 2020

Noreen Graham, artistic director of Graham Academy and Graham Ballet Theater, has spent nearly 20 years teaching ballet — and much more — at her Pullman studio. “I emphasize with my students that what’s most important,” Graham said, “is that they are a good human being and that they...

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