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WSU senior started ‘something bigger than himself’

Hezekiah Willard, senior history major, spent his journey at WSU in different roles. He was an orientation counselor and Registered Student Organization specialist.
JARED BRADLEY, Evergreen reporter December 10, 2020

When Hezekiah Willard came to WSU, he knew he wanted to welcome incoming students. As a Registered Student Organization specialist and a Visionaries Inspiring Black Empowered Students (VIBES) co-chair,...

IFC president challenged peers to change culture

Aaron Fandel did not know where he would fit on the Interfraternity Council, but he knew it was the place he wanted to be. This year he served as president.
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter December 10, 2020

When Aaron Fandel took over the WSU Interfraternity Council president position, he had a long list of issues to address, like alcohol abuse and sexual assault. Fandel began taking on leadership positions...

Senior is far from home, but not quite

Ally Carney, senior political science major, finds support from her father to tackle goals outside of her comfort zone.
SANDI KOBIESA, Evergreen reporter December 10, 2020

Growing up in Alaska, one graduating senior had no idea where she would end up, but knew it would be far away from home. Ally Carney, senior political science major and economics minor, came to WSU...

Panhellenic leader welcomes new Greek members

Miranda Gooler, senior advertising major, led potential WSU sorority members through recruitment as a Rho Gamma.
ANNIE HAGER, Evergreen reporter December 10, 2020

As a first-generation student, senior Miranda Gooler found her place within WSU as a member of the Panhellenic Council. Gooler, majoring in advertising with a minor in business and administration,...

From teddy bears to wedding dresses

WSU senior Nallely Gonzalez-Maravilla used Facebook groups to collect used wedding dresses, which she will revamp for her bridal collection.
SANDI KOBIESA, Evergreen reporter December 7, 2020

One WSU senior needed an idea for her year-long apparel design project and found her inspiration sparked by the realization that her parents were celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary this year. Nallely...

Fitness instructors reflect on remote classes

Madison Ruther, WSU junior kinesiology major, said although fitness classes shifted to an online format, University Recreation instructors took advantage of the chance to learn new workouts.
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter December 7, 2020

As fall comes to a close, WSU fitness instructors reflect on ways they made the most of teaching online classes amid COVID-19 regulations. The majority of this year was spent learning how to thrive...

Ask Emma: I’m stressed about finals

If finals has you stressed, this week's Ask Emma is made just for you.
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter December 7, 2020

Dear Emma, I am super stressed for finals weeks — way more stressed than I normally am for finals. I think it’s a combination of online learning and just existing during a global pandemic. My classes...

WSU senior aims to create more fair, diverse workplaces

Vi Nguyen, senior majoring in hospitality business management, moved to the U.S. with her family after eleventh grade.
SANDI KOBIESA, Evergreen reporter November 30, 2020

As Vi Nguyen grew up in Vietnam surrounded by extravagant hotels and resorts, she eventually developed an interest in the hospitality business. Nguyen was born in Da Nang, a city in central Vietnam,...

Ask Emma: I lost all my motivation

As students log into Zoom again this week for classes, Emma sheds light on how to maintain momentum to finish out the semester.
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter November 30, 2020

Dear Emma, I had a really relaxing Thanksgiving break, but now I don’t have the motivation to do my classwork. I lost all the momentum I had going into the break, so now I’m worried about finishing...

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...

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...

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