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Humane society hosts fundraiser for shelter pets

Humane society hosts fundraiser for shelter pets

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

February 20, 2020

Whitman County Humane Society is hosting the 13th annual Fur Ball and Yappy Hour starting at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Event Center. “This is the biggest fundraiser we do of the year,” said Ashley Phelps, director of shelter operations at WCHS. “Our success as...

Student group celebrates International Mother Language Day

Student group celebrates International Mother Language Day

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

February 20, 2020

The Association for Bangladeshi Students & Scholars will hold a celebration including live performances and a meal in honor of International Mother Language Day this Saturday. “We want people to understand the diversity of different cultures and different languages,” Md Muhtasim Billah, ABSS...

‘The Land’ replaces ZZU under new ownership

‘The Land’ replaces ZZU under new ownership

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

February 20, 2020

The ZZU Club and Grub has closed and reopened several times in the past few years, but this time it will reopen with a new name and look. The Land will open its doors to the public on Feb. 24. There will not be a grand opening ceremony. Lance Lijewski, The Land marketing manager, said the new own...

Mantis builds martial arts lifestyle

Mantis builds martial arts lifestyle

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen reporter

February 18, 2020

Down in the first floor of the Gladish Community Center, Mantis Martial Arts teaches its students to defend themselves and live mindfully. The place has been operating since 2015, teaching Brazilian jiu-jitsu, capoeira, aikido and other martial arts forms. Owner and jiu-jitsu instructor Shane McF...

Grub Hunt: Italian restaurant serves homemade classics

Grub Hunt: Italian restaurant serves homemade classics

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

February 18, 2020

Oak on Main, a new Italian restaurant run by the same owners as Banyans on the Ridge, opened Feb. 6 in downtown Pullman. “It’s great being downtown because people walk by us and drive by us non-stop all day long,” said Frank Maryott, co-owner of Oak. “We’re not off the beaten track anymo...

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...

‘Food for Fines’ feeds families on the Palouse

‘Food for Fines’ feeds families on the Palouse

HAYDYN WALLENDER, Evergreen reporter

February 13, 2020

It’s February, which means that love is in the air. Here on the Palouse, Whitman County Library has begun to send love to families with the annual Food for Fines drive. Catalina Flores organizes the Food for Fines drive held every February. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the organization,...

Center provides accessible childcare for families

Center provides accessible childcare for families

RACHEL KOCH, Evergreen reporter

February 11, 2020

For the past 50 years, Community Child Care Center has provided early childhood education and childcare services to families throughout Whitman County.     “Currently, we provide about 275 children [with] early childhood educational support,” Mary McDonald, Community Child Ca...

Ballet company promotes kindness

Ballet company promotes kindness

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

February 11, 2020

Noreen Graham, artistic director of Graham Academy and Graham Ballet Theater, has spent nearly 20 years teaching ballet — and much more — at her Pullman studio. “I emphasize with my students that what’s most important,” Graham said, “is that they are a good human being and that they...

Roundtop Public house to open at golf course

Roundtop Public house to open at golf course

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

February 11, 2020

Palouse Ridge Golf Course, a few miles outside of Pullman, will become the home of a new restaurant this March. Jim Harbour, Southfork co-owner and WSU associate professor, said Roundtop Public House will occupy the space formerly operated by Banyans on the Ridge.  “We saw an opportunity to ho...

Safe Rides provides nighttime transit under new hours

Safe Rides provides nighttime transit under new hours

RACHEL KOCH, Evergreen reporter

February 6, 2020

Cougar Safe Rides, which offers free transportation for WSU students, faculty and staff, is starting the spring semester with new hours. Beginning this semester, rides are available Thursdays from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 8 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. The hours of operation previously...

79 horses, 45 years, one man

79 horses, 45 years, one man

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

February 4, 2020

A one-eyed horse neighed in a wooden stall as Orphan Acres president Brent Glover stood on a ladder to change a lightbulb.  Miss Degree ("Miss D" for short) is one of 79 horses Glover takes care of with the help of volunteers at Orphan Acres, a nonprofit horse sanctuary. The smell of manur...

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