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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...

Fundraiser provides for two Palouse families

A mother and son, pictured right, graduated from the Family Promise of the Palouse’s shelter program last month. Two more families will be admitted to the program.

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter

October 29, 2020

Whitman County has one of the highest poverty rates in Washington state, according to the WSU Center for Civic Engagement. Family Promise of the Palouse, a nonprofit organization, hosted a virtual event, "Night Without a Bed," to cultivate understanding for families experiencing homelessness. “We want to brin...

Boba shop reopens after closure

RealiTea in downtown Pullman implemented guidelines to prevent COVID-19 from spreading, including having customers order at the front door of the store.

ELIZA CALLIS, Evergreen reporter

October 29, 2020

After months of dark windows and an empty restaurant, the RealiTea owners are looking ahead to brighter days. The boba shop in downtown Pullman reopened their doors at the end of September after almost six months of being closed because of COVID-19 restrictions. Manager Zenna Glaser said the owners revamped ...

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...

Nonprofit expands reach to Nez Perce elders

The nonprofit organization, Nimiipuu Protecting the Environment, launched a public service announcement to encourage residents on the Palouse and Nez Perce county to wear a mask when leaving the house.

HANNAH FLORES, Evergreen reporter

October 26, 2020

Morgan Chaffee, Nimiipuu Protecting the Environment board member, spends her time collecting and distributing essential supplies to the elderly communities who need it the most during COVID-19. As the pandemic continues to roar on, board member Julian Matthews and Chaffee realized the elders of the...

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...

New Colfax business opens its doors

The Leif opened on Oct. 10. Owner Valoree Gregory said she wanted to open a second mercantile to promote business in Colfax.

HANNAH FLORES, Evergreen reporter

October 22, 2020

The owners of the Colfax Mercantile opened another shop on Oct. 10 to provide space for local vendors, build community and fill storefronts. Co-owner Valoree Gregory said a benefit of opening The Leif includes allowing more space for different vendors. The Lief has space for 13 vendors while the Colfax...

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...

Event will teach about breast cancer screenings

Gritman Medical Center will host its 19th annual event to raise awareness about breast cancer, as well as educate women about the process of getting screened.

HANNAH FLORES, Evergreen reporter

October 19, 2020

As of 2017, about 250,520 women were reported to have breast cancer in the U.S. and 37,522 of those cases are centered in Washington, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The staff at Gritman Medical Center in Moscow work to create comfortable environments for their patients...

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. ...

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