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GIESORC celebrates Pride Month virtually

The Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center may not have planned any in-person events planned for Pride Month, but the community can still connect with Netflix parties and Zoom hang outs.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

June 4, 2020

The Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center (GIESORC) will provide online gatherings and an ally training to celebrate Pride Month. The events will be held virtually. GIESORC Director Matthew Jeffries said the schedule has not yet been finalized. Typically, the center...

‘I learned a lot about work ethic’

Joni Cobarrubias graduated spring 2020. She was involved in multiple organizations, ran two businesses and worked at the Asian American and Pacific Islander Student Center.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

June 2, 2020

Joni Cobarrubias graduated spring 2020 with a drive to continue building the photography and Etsy businesses she started while she was still in school. Cobarrubias, a recent graduate from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, said she majored in advertising with the hopes of pursuing her entrepr...

‘Coming out is something powerful’: Student finds acceptance at WSU

Emily Speed, left, and Nicole Synder, right, met at WSU. Synder says the WSU and Pullman community has accepted them as a couple.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

May 31, 2020

Nicole Snyder knew she was gay in sixth grade. Snyder, junior agricultural education major, grew up in Southern California. She said she came out to her family and friends by bringing home her first girlfriend during her sophomore year of high school. “Coming out is something very powerful,” S...

WSU graduate ‘shines’ academically, outside of class

Sparkle Watts recently graduated from WSU. She will take a gap year then pursue law school.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

May 18, 2020

WSU graduate Sparkle Watts has a fitting name for her personality, said Donna Arnold, associate director of Multicultural Student Services.  “When she comes into a room, she really just shines,” Arnold said. “She has this charisma working and talking with people.” Watts graduated this s...

Roberta Kelly hangs up her educational cap

Roberta Kelly, Edward R. Murrow College of Communication professor, will say goodbye to teaching as she retires this semester.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

May 11, 2020

As senior undergraduate students finish their own last semester at WSU, so will some instructors. After nearly 35 years in the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, a prominent communication professor packed her office and prepared to retire. Roberta Kelly, a communication professor from the Bronx in New Y...

Keeping local music alive

Music professor Alexander Horace Young helped create

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

May 11, 2020

As seniors in Pullman miss in-person graduation, student musicians and their instructors are finding web-based ways of artistic expression. Both WSU and Pullman High School pioneered paths for students to publish their musical content online. For music professor Gabriel Condon and PHS music teac...

NSBE creates space for black engineers

NSBE creates space for black engineers

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen reporter

April 7, 2020

For years the National Society for Black Engineers has promoted diversity in STEM across the nation, and the WSU chapter is no different. NSBE is an organization in college campuses across the US, dedicated to helping black students in engineering and other STEM majors. The WSU chapter has bee...

MAPS supports minority students in pre-health

MAPS supports minority students in pre-health

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen reporter

April 7, 2020

The Minority Association for Pre-Health Services, or MAPS, focuses on helping all students of color in pre-health. Members of the club, which runs under the Health Professions Student Center, do not need to be in pre-health nor do they need to be a minority, but the club is focused on promoting m...

WSU student to appear on Wheel of Fortune Tuesday

WSU student to appear on Wheel of Fortune Tuesday

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

April 6, 2020

Keenan Souve ripped open the letter. When he saw what was inside, he started running around his apartment screaming in pure excitement.  The letter informed Keenan, a civil engineering junior at WSU, he would be on the game show series Wheel of Fortune on April 7.   Keenan...

Student activist on dreaming big

Frias has tried all kinds of opportunities to expand her enjoyment and wonder, she said. However, her most prized position out of all was being an orientation counselor, hearing from students how she helped them grow in the short time she had with them, she said.

MADDY BEAN, Evergreen reporter

March 26, 2020

Being able to find your authentic self is something most people strive for in college. For senior and activist Mariela Frias, she’s had a long time to discover who that is, through all the things she has been involved in at WSU. Frias, a comparative ethnic studies major, was born in Puerto Rico...

Fine Arts student adapts thesis for changing times

Q, master of fine arts student, said her artwork is funny but sad. She wants viewers to contemplate where they came from and where they are now.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 26, 2020

Ashley Quast, known as “Q,” said her art is a balance between whimsy and failed expectation — and her Master of Fine Arts thesis presentation is an example of just that.  Q, who will graduate in May with a Master of Fine Arts from WSU, has been studying here for two years. Since comple...

Student club supports women in STEM

Lydia Weddle, junior chemistry major and PR Chair of Scientista, discusses the club's history, the challenges women face in STEM, and the resources Scientista can provide for STEM students, on Thursday at The Chinook.

RACHEL KOCH, Evergreen reporter

March 3, 2020

Every week, a group of women at WSU bond over shared experiences and academic pursuits in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. The club, Scientista, is part of a national organization with chapters across the country, said Lydia Weddle, public relations chair. “It...

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