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Scholarships available through BECU Foundation

“We want to hear the inspiring truth of our applicants,” says Marissa Verzosa, BECU senior community engagement specialist. 
ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter January 22, 2021

The BECU Foundation is currently accepting applications for its annual scholarships through Feb. 26.  The foundation is a nonprofit focused on providing scholarships to student members of BECU,...

Start of semester brings mental health concerns

Start of semester brings mental health concerns
ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter January 21, 2021

Students are returning from winter break this year with more mental health issues than normal because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Aurora Brinkman, clinical psychology graduate student, said she...

Oregon restaurant brings a taste of Greek life to Pullman

Yia Yia Nikki's is located at 1300 S. Grand Ave. in Pullman.
HANNAH FLORES, Evergreen reporter January 19, 2021

Monir Desouky and his family have worked in the food industry to bring Greek culture to the northwest for over 40 years.  Yia Yia Nikki’s has long been a local favorite in La Grande, Oregon,...

Community member finds way to support small businesses

Community members are given gift cards for various businesses using money donated to Quaranteam.
ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter January 18, 2021

Whitman County residents are coming together to support small businesses amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  Community member Tabitha Ries started Whitman County Quaranteam, an organization that raises...

WSU alumna donates portion of business proceeds to Hilinski’s Hope

There are nine different scent options for candles, ranging from cucumber water and melon to Christmas hearth.
MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter January 18, 2021

What started as a quarantine project, repurposing Cougar Gold tins into soy-based candles, transformed into a philanthropic passion for one WSU alumna. As of January, Christine Smithberg sold more than...

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...

WSU alumna will not ‘play by other people’s rules’

Kelly Jensen graduated from WSU in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in apparel merchandising. After working in retail for a few years, she decided to start her own clothing brand called Rollick.
HANNAH FLORES, Evergreen reporter December 3, 2020

When Kelly Jensen attended Catholic school, free dress day once a month was the make or break moment to show off her personal style.  Although fashion was not always in her career plan, Jensen...

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