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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

WSU freshmen Hannah Smith and McKenzie Nolan dance at Queer Prom on Oct. 20, 2021, in Pullman.

Queer prom brings the party to the ‘Underworld’

ERIN MULLINS, Evergreen reporter October 21, 2021

Many members of the LGBTQ community feel excluded by traditional rites of passage because they are heteronormative — like prom. Luckily, those in the LGBTQ community can relive those experiences in a...

Tai Verdes performs at the CUB Senior Ballroom on Oct. 11, 2021, in Pullman.

Tai Verdes concert more than ‘A-O-K’

MIKAYLA FINNERTY, Evergreen reporter October 14, 2021

“You could be anywhere in the country right now,” Tai Verdes told the crowd at his concert on Monday. “But you are here with me, and I really appreciate that.” On Oct. 11 at the Compton Union...

WSU Fastpitch Club member Sam Shaffer warms up with her teammates.

Students can find community in the great outdoors

FRANKIE BEER, Evergreen Photographer September 23, 2021

It is well-known that going outside can do wonders for both your physical and mental well-being. Here at WSU, the Outdoor Recreation Center and several student-led clubs have been connecting students with...

During Week of Welcome, members of Discougs finally got to meet each other in person almost a year after the server came to be. A potluck-style picnic was held on campus, where members were able to socialize and play games with each other.

One click leads to community of Cougs

HANNAH BOUCHER, Evergreen reporter September 16, 2021

The beginning of the pandemic put an indefinite pause on students' lives. As dorms closed, friends moved back home and classes went online. The concept of socializing was all but a myth.  Then, the...

When in doubt, ask for help, and not just from Emma. Questions can be submitted to

Ask Emma: Surviving freshman year

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor August 19, 2021

Dear incoming students, I know this can be a particularly challenging time in your life. You’re living on your own for (probably) the first time, and you just survived a global pandemic. Pat yourself...

WSU has created a collaborative culture for faculty to work together to tackle challenges, which I am very grateful for,” said Sola Adesope, WSU College of Education associate dean for research and external funding.

College of Education associate dean hopes to collaborate with all WSU departments in new role

CARSON HOLLAND, Evergreen columnist July 21, 2021

As WSU College of Education's new associate dean for research and external funding, Sola Adesope hopes to support faculty research to tackle real-world problems. Adesope began his career at WSU as an...

GIESORC director Matthew Jeffries, pictured here, hosts meetings with faculty members who want to show support in their classroom or department.

“I want to make the world a better place for those that follow behind”

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter July 2, 2021

Matthew Jeffries, WSU Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center director, went to college as a first-generation student.  Initially, Jeffries said he did not know what he wanted...

Roots editor Jenae Laxson became a couch potato with the body composition to match during quarantine.

Leditor: Gym is therapeutic, worthwhile commitment

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor March 30, 2021

There are many reasons why people go to the gym. You are likely to hear a plethora of answers if you were to ask different people, but for me, it is one big, sweaty therapy session.  When the COVID-19...

The team assisted a former WSU professor, who is in his 90s. Dean Janikowski said it was great to help out a fellow Coug through acts of service.

WSU football team cares for Pullman

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor March 11, 2021

The WSU football team found a way to reconnect and give back to fans after volunteering to shovel snow for the elderly and people in need in the Pullman community.  Cammon Cooper, redshirt sophomore...

Loveless goal is to make his classes as engaging as possible. He teaches his classes to prepare his students for the workforce.

Murrow professor strives to make online fun

Alexandria Osborne , Evergreen reporter March 11, 2021

The pandemic has not only been hard on students, but it also forced professors to change their curriculum and teaching styles.  Matt Loveless, broadcast journalism professor for the Murrow College...

Student journalist Alexandria Osborne is writing a book on top of everything else

Student journalist: Day in the life

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter March 11, 2021

When I first heard the word ‘journalist,’ I thought it was always an easy job. I was wrong. As a reporter for the Roots section, a columnist for the Opinion section and a copy editor, I have a lot...

The heart does not warrant the hate it gets.

Home for ‘The Technicolor Heart’ in crimson country

ELIZA CALLIS March 9, 2021

While the name "Technicolor Heart" may not sound familiar, you've seen it if you have been on the Pullman campus. It's a light blue 12-foot bronze sculpture of a heart adorned in tools — ring a bell...

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