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Moscow dance academy provides flexible options for students

Festival Dance and Performing Arts Association in Moscow canceled classes for the spring session. However, instructors are offering flexible classes for students and dance camps.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

July 13, 2020

For about 40 years, the Festival Dance and Performing Arts Association in Moscow has trained local youth the art of performing. With everything up in the air this year, the business has created alternatives so students can continue practicing. The association works in conjunction with the University of Idaho, which also...

Ask Emma: How do I make friends with online classes?

 It's safe to say the most people want to meet new friends during the first few months of school. During the time of COVID-19, Emma recommends meeting people outside of classes at both in-person and online events.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist

July 13, 2020

Dear Emma, Is it hard to make friends in college? I have a few really close friends from high school, but none of them are going to WSU with me. I’m worried I will close myself off to new people, or that I won’t have any opportunities because my classes are mostly going to be online.  How do ...

College student takes on governor race

Dylan Nails, Washington governor candidate, grew up in Colfax and said he would to use his perspective on eastern Washington to inform legislation.

ANNIE HAGER, Evergreen reporter

July 13, 2020

Dylan Nails hopes to use his youth to bring a fresh perspective during his run for Washington state governor.  Nails’ desire to run for governor sparked when he picked up a local paper outside of his hometown, Colfax. He said he saw protest coverage on the eastern side of Washington.  “Obv...

‘This will help … people to develop a stronger sense of self’

Two WSU alumni created the idea for the Mindfulness-Based Emotional and Social Intelligence Certificate, which is offered for honors college students.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

July 13, 2020

For the WSU Honors College students questioning the meaning of life, the college now offers a certificate program called the Mindfulness-Based Emotional and Social Intelligence Certificate. Honors College Dean Grant Norton said the new certification is granted to those in the Honors College with the compl...

WSU student confronts reality of being bisexual, biracial woman

When Samantha King-Shaw was a freshman on the WSU track and field team, she did not feel accepted as a bisexual and biracial person. However, two years later, she found a place she could be herself in the Queer Intersectional Association and PERIOD.

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

July 13, 2020

Finding accepting people and an accepting community who acknowledge her as a multifaceted being is something Samantha King-Shaw, a biracial and bisexual woman, has been working on for a while now.  “Once I was introduced to sexuality as a spectrum ... That was when it clicked,” said Samantha...

‘This is like the movies’

Elizabeth Nalbandian traveled from Jerusalem to Pullman in the pursuit of studying baking. Since then, she has studied abroad and became involved in the Carson College of Business.

ANNIE HAGER, Evergreen reporter

July 7, 2020

From family inspiration to mindless scrolling through Pinterest, Elizabeth Nalbandian started learning to make pastries when she was a young girl. Pastry-making became a passion for Nalbandian while she grew up in Jerusalem, and she said she continues to expand it through her experiences at WSU.  ...

WSU students react to US Supreme Court’s DACA ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled to block termination of DACA on June 18. The Trump administration halted the program in 2017.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

June 29, 2020

Linda Vargas was shocked by the texts she saw on her phone when she woke up on June 18. “My friend … she messaged me, ‘They blocked it,’” Vargas said. “I couldn’t believe it.” Vargas, senior environmental sciences major, said she did not expect the Supreme Court to block the rep...

‘She speaks for what she believes in’

Kaylah Blas developed her leadership skills during her time at WSU by being involved with Chi Delta Sigma sorority and other organizations.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

June 29, 2020

WSU alumna Kaylah Blas took a leap of faith by leaving her Californian home to attend WSU, being the first in her family to do so.  Blas packed her schedule by being involved with the Asian Pacific American Student Coalition, Hawaii Club and the Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life. She was also an ori...

Doctoral candidate researches gender, religion in Hindi soap opera

Sreenidhi Krishnan moved to the U.S . in 2016 to complete her doctoral degree, and has since won several awards for her research about cultural impacts on Hindi soap opera productions.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

June 29, 2020

One WSU student turned her love for movies, soap operas and other media into the driving force behind her research. Sreenidhi Krishnan, doctoral candidate in WSU Vancouver's anthropology department, said she won a dissertation grant of $500 to study the culture of Hindi soap opera productions in India. Krishnan sa...

WSU athletes find success in academics, sports

Connor Barison, baseball player and junior public relations major, said he schedules out his week to make sure he can balance academics, baseball and his personal life.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

June 29, 2020

It was an unusual season for WSU athletes competing in spring sports, to say the least. Regardless of COVID-19 implications, 64 athletes made the Pac-12 Academic Honor Roll this spring. Marie Lund-Hansen, fifth-year senior strategic communication major, plays on the women’s golf team.  Lund-Hanse...

Reading enthusiasts to assemble virtually, discuss social issues

The Social Issues Book Club meets to discuss more than just books. They also talk about issues that directly impact them.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

June 22, 2020

A book can put you in the shoes of Michelle Obama or transport you to Oakland, California. For members of the Social Issues Book Club in Pullman, reading and discussing books is a way to inform and broaden their worldviews.  Many book clubs are fiction-oriented, but the Social Issues Book Club tends...

GUIDE: Canceled, postponed events in Whitman County

Due to COVID-19 concerns, many local events will be canceled for this summer, while others plan for a fall date.

ZACH GOFF, Evergreen reporter

June 22, 2020

As the Palouse shifts to the summer heat, people had to be creative with how they spend their time as annual events in Whitman County are canceled or postponed due to COVID-19. Braydon Miner moved to Pullman in late 2019. He said he was looking forward to getting more involved with local events plan...

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