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Student activist on dreaming big

Student activist on dreaming big

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

Fine Arts student adapts thesis for changing times

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

Student club supports women in STEM

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...

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...

Twirling her way to success

Twirling her way to success

RACHEL KOCH, Evergreen reporter

January 28, 2020

This most recent football season, baton twirler Selah Johnson stood out in every halftime show. As the only baton twirler for the Cougar Marching Band, Johnson first picked up a baton around thirteen years ago as a child living in Port Angeles, she said. “I grew up in a small town and there wasn’t ...

How to eat healthy on a budget

How to eat healthy on a budget

CAROLYNN CLAREY and RACHEL SUN

January 16, 2020

An apple a day keeps a doctor away, but for a college student, that apple may break the bank. Healthy food is expensive and for those living on a limited income, it isn’t always an option. Boxed and fast foods have become the norm for college students that are in need for fast, affordable meals. While...

Guide: How to kick your new year’s resolutions in the butt

Guide: How to kick your new year’s resolutions in the butt

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen reporter

January 14, 2020

With the new year comes resolutions, and with resolutions come inevitable failure, disappointment and forgetting until next year. In fact, according to U.S. News and World Report, around 80 percent of people fail their new year’s resolution. Making grand goals to stick to for an entire year is impossible witho...

Life at Sea: Poachers will use social media

Life at Sea: Poachers will use social media

RYAN PUGH, Evergreen columnist

April 2, 2018

I sat in the back of the safari truck, the shutter of my camera endlessly clicking as we stopped to watch the male southern white rhinoceroses in their environment. This was when our guide asked that we not post pictures of the rhinos, mention the name or the location of the game reserve we saw them...

Life at Sea: Pollution impacts fishing village

Life at Sea: Pollution impacts fishing village

RYAN PUGH, Evergreen columnist

March 26, 2018

I’d become so familiar with waking up to the smooth rocking of a boat that when we pulled up to Ha Long Bay, Vietnam, in a small passenger boat, I almost forgot I was no longer on the huge MS Deutschland in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. I looked out my window and saw the iconic rock formations...

Life at Sea: Docked at island of birds, tortoises

Life at Sea: Docked at island of birds, tortoises

RYAN PUGH, Evergreen columnist

March 19, 2018

Off the coast of Madagascar, there are multiple islands, which are home to millions of animals and humans. One of these, Mauritius, is a small island packed with life, with a total landmass of 784 square miles and a population of 1.3 million people. These islands are home to some of the rarest species...

Life at Sea: Asian elephants take a bath

Life at Sea: Asian elephants take a bath

RYAN PUGH, Evergreen columnist

March 5, 2018

I never thought one day I would run my hands along the rough, wrinkly skin of an elephant. While in Myanmar we visited the Green Hill Valley Elephant Sanctuary just outside of Kalaw. The owners of Green Hill Valley strongly believe in an ethical environment when it comes to their elephants. The sanctuary...

Life at Sea: Seven teams compete for first place

Life at Sea: Seven teams compete for first place

RYAN PUGH, Evergreen columnist

February 26, 2018

Each student aboard the MV World Odyssey, another name for the MS Deutschland, is assigned to a sea based on their cabin numbers. Each voyage the ship hosts the Sea Olympics, a full day of competitive events that range from tug of war to a rap battle. The seas that make up our ship’s population are...

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