The Daily Evergreen

WSU student fights poverty with social media

Despite COVID-19 being on the forefront of concerns, WSU senior Nathalie Aps wanted to raise awareness about ongoing issues like global poverty.

ANNIE HAGER, Evergreen reporter

October 29, 2020

She needed an internship. Nathalie Aps was just starting her search to find a nonprofit in need of help when she stumbled upon The Borgen Project. Aps, senior advertising and criminal justice and criminology double major with a minor in French, is now an advocate intern for the project. Since t...

Amplifying Black student voices in public school

WSU professor Amir Gilmore spoke at a WSU Common Reading event about his involvement in the Science & Technology Entry Program at Albany High School. STEP is an afterschool program that supports students of color.

SANDI KOBIESA, Evergreen reporter

October 26, 2020

One WSU professor shared with future educators his passion for spreading joy and encouragement in the classroom. Amir Gilmore, WSU assistant professor of cultural studies and social thought in education, hosted a Zoom event Oct. 22 to talk about “Black Boy Joy,” a Common Reading book about youn...

When math, poetry intersect

James Owusu Asare attended WSU to study math, but he also continued to write poetry. His collection of poems now exceeds 300.

ELIZA CALLIS, Evergreen reporter

October 22, 2020

Seven-year-old James Owusu Asare sat in his family's home writing lines of poetry — a hobby he has continued to work on. Asare’s father was an English teacher and taught him to read at a very young age, he said. Asare was born and raised in Accra, Ghana. He said Ghanaian culture is family-orientate...

WSU student pursues competitive bodybuilding

Nadya Islas spends about four hours a day in the gym in addition to at-home workouts. She won first place in a national competition after training with her bodybuilding trainer for two years.

JARED BRADLEY, Evergreen reporter

October 22, 2020

After saving up enough money for a gym membership, WSU student Nadya Islas started training and treating it like her part-time job. Two years later, she won the National Physique Committee Teen Collegiate Masters National show in Orlando, Florida. “I never did sports as a kid,” Islas said. “My parent...

Multicultural mentor gives back to program

Asiamay Diaz, a first-generation college student, became a mentor for the Native American Student Center after her mentor impacted her WSU experience.

ELIZA CALLIS, Evergreen reporter

October 19, 2020

As a child of a military family, moving from base to base around the U.S. was the 'norm' for Asiamay Diaz. She chose to attend WSU to be close to her family, who now lives in Spokane. Diaz is a senior at WSU and a member of the Multicultural Student Mentoring Program. Her father is from El Salva...

COLUMN: Allyship in the digital age

Digital allyship is a constant learning process, which can be achieved by being aware of the media you consume and signing petitions.

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen columnist

October 19, 2020

The social justice protests over the summer brought allyship and activism to the forefront of conversations on social media. I had several questions about becoming an ally and realized it is not as simple as calling oneself an ally; the same goes for being an activist. People must show up and act...

Creating community for people with disabilities

WSU senior Mikayla Beckley is vice president of the Disabled Students and Allies Club.

ANNIE HAGER, Evergreen reporter

October 15, 2020

It all started with a recruitment email from the WSU Access Center looking for students with leadership qualities. Mikayla Beckley responded, and now is the vice president of the Disabled Students and Allies Club. The group focuses on creating an inclusive community for students with disabilities. ...

‘SACNAS embraces the full person’

The WSU chapter of SACNAS formed in 2016 as a way for McNair Scholars to connect. Now, the group is open to all people of color interested in STEM.

HANNAH FLORES, Evergreen reporter

October 12, 2020

WSU senior Diana Baldovinos found a family of people who share similar goals and passions within the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science. SACNAS is an organization that aims to create a community for students of color in the STEM field.  “We all fa...

Coug plates fund leadership scholarships

The WSU Alumni Association started selling Cougar license plates to raise funds for scholarships in 2007.

SANDI KOBIESA, Evergreen reporter

October 12, 2020

WSU’s Cougar license plate program raised over $673,000 for WSU scholarships this fiscal year. The WSU Alumni Association funds an in-state leadership scholarship through the license plate distribution.  The Alumni Association Leadership Award is given to students with a 3.3 GPA or higher, acc...

Ask Emma: I failed a test

No one likes to see an F on a test, paper or assignment. However, Emma has some tips on how to bounce back from a not-so-desirable grade.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist

October 12, 2020

Dear Emma, I just got a test grade back and found out I failed … hard. I’ve never failed a test before, and I don’t know what to do. This kind of feels like the end of the world, or maybe just the cherry on top of 2020.  What do I do? I literally have no idea what to do now. No clue.  Please help, ...

Cable 8 goes virtual this semester

Cable 8 Productions president Ariel Iacobazzi said the organization began in 1986 as a place for students to produce, direct and act in shows that would run on the local television station.

MATAYA SIEMION, Evergreen reporter

October 8, 2020

Virtually shooting and creating TV shows and YouTube videos may seem close to an impossible task. However, Cable 8 Productions is still moving forward this fall.  Cable 8 Productions is the student-run television station at WSU and has been around since 1986. Cable 8 creates a variety of shows tha...

Graduate leader continues next phase of education

Samantha Edgerton helped with the WSU Fallen Cougars project in 2018 to create 17 biographies. She also gave a presentation about it.

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter

October 8, 2020

This year's GPSA Vice President pursued a career and a family before coming back to graduate school, which gives her a unique background that allows her to prosper in her position. Samantha Edgerton is a second-year doctoral student in history at WSU, but before she decided to pursue a graduate degree ...

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