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Local dance instructor to teach in-person

Sophia Rassch performs a ballet
MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter January 28, 2021

What started as a six-year-old in an orange tutu following simple ballet steps turned into a life-long passion for dance instructor Sophia Raasch. Raasch, University of Idaho senior majoring in food...

Colfax book club finds virtual socialization

Public services librarian Sarah Phelan-Blamires-Blamires said she finds reading both relaxing and good for her mental health during the isolating times of the pandemic.
MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter January 28, 2021

Before the coronavirus pandemic, the Colfax Book Club huddled in a small technology room to discuss the month’s chosen reading. Now, the group adapted to share their literary opinions through a virtual...

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...

Barber establishes shop in Pullman car dealership

One of Jennifer Siegrist’s clients offered her a place to cut hair. The client just happened to own Chipman & Taylor Chevrolet.
SANDI KOBIESA, Evergreen reporter December 3, 2020

Coming from Universal Studios, Jennifer Siegrist never imagined she would open a barbershop inside Chipman & Taylor Chevrolet on Bishop Boulevard in Pullman. Siegrist, also known as Jenn the Barber,...

Palouse Ice Rink settles on new location

The Palouse Ice Rink will move into the former Northwest River Supply Co. building to become a multipurpose space that will be used year-round.
ELIZA CALLIS, Evergreen reporter December 3, 2020

After almost 15 years in the making, the Palouse Ice Rink owners plan to build a new facility in the former Northwest River Supply building in Moscow with hopes of opening its doors to the public by October...

WSU senior aims to create more fair, diverse workplaces

Vi Nguyen, senior majoring in hospitality business management, moved to the U.S. with her family after eleventh grade.
SANDI KOBIESA, Evergreen reporter November 30, 2020

As Vi Nguyen grew up in Vietnam surrounded by extravagant hotels and resorts, she eventually developed an interest in the hospitality business. Nguyen was born in Da Nang, a city in central Vietnam,...

Pullman Girl Scouts shift to virtual sales, gatherings

The Pullman Girl Scouts now meet in waves with the youngest groups meeting completely online because of COVID-19.
SANDI KOBIESA, Evergreen reporter November 30, 2020

Although the pandemic posed challenges for the Pullman Girl Scouts, the troop still found a way to deliver crowd favorites, like Thin Mints and Tagalong cookies. Kelli Cooper, troop leader for Girl Scout...

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