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Ask Emma: Surviving freshman year

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor August 19, 2021

Dear incoming students, I know this can be a particularly challenging time in your life. You’re living on your own for (probably) the first time, and you just survived a global pandemic. Pat yourself...

Students with questions about ASWSU can visit room 314 in the Compton Union Building.

ASWSU provides community, government involvement

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter August 19, 2021

ASWSU wants to support students' mental health as they transition back to an in-person experience. ASWSU is WSU's student government body, similar to those seen in high schools, ASWSU President Brian...

Mark Leeper, pictured here, decided to work for Disability Action Center Northwest because he has dealt with personal issues related to depression and anxiety.

Local couple to compete in national disability-awareness competition

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter July 7, 2021

A team from Disability Action Center Northwest, located in Moscow, will compete in a nationwide virtual game of Jeopardy.  The competition will be held at 11 a.m. today virtually, executive director...

Horticulture Club members can earn scholarships towards their tuition by participating in club activities.

Horticulture Club provides opportunities for work experience

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter June 16, 2021

WSU’s Horticulture Club was founded at the same time as the university in 1890 and has been a growing club since then.  The club meets once a week and gives students opportunities to get work experience...

Palouse Pathways includes a group of students called Palouse Pathway Scholars.

Palouse Pathways provides foundational plan for life after high school

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter June 2, 2021

Palouse Pathways is a non-profit organization established in 2013 that helps high school students prepare for life after graduation. The organization is based in Moscow, and everyone involved is a volunteer,...

This couple bought a house in Pullman as an investment because they thought the hotels would be booked for WSU football games.

Couple buys house in Pullman to attend football games

ANNIE HAGER April 27, 2021

Living in a college town with contagious energy from students makes it hard to feel old.  WSU alumni David Schneider said Pullman is a paradise for 18- to 22-year-olds.  When he went to...

The team moved to a new barn during the pandemic and it was a good time to make the transition. It gave them easy access to the wheat fields.

Equestrianship teaches real-life skills and discipline

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor April 22, 2021

The WSU equestrian team successfully and safely competed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The equestrian team started back in the 1980s but “kind of faded away,” said Emma Spencer, member and fourth-year...

Fisher was part of same sorority as grandmother, attended an event called Royal Flush at Martin Stadium; Pietila retired on five acres in Whitman County

Western graduate keeps ties to Pullman, WSU

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter April 22, 2021

Whitman County creates a home-like community, with multiple generations of Cougs filing in and out throughout the years. Retired school administrator Jeff Pietila, is a part of a family full of Cougs.“My...

Recording virtually and individually will really help students in their future careers.

Virtual Celebration of Jazz will feature students, guest artists

ANNIE HAGER April 20, 2021

The WSU School of Music will put on a Virtual Celebration of Jazz, which will be livestreamed at 7:30 p.m. today on WSU Pullman Music’s YouTube channel.  The concert will feature students, faculty...

Tom and Doris had 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

WSU couple met at church group, married for 68 years

ELIZA CALLIS April 20, 2021

Tom and Doris Barker began their freshman year at WSU in the fall of 1949 and were married by their junior year in 1952.  Tom was a camp counselor at Camp Orkila on Orcas Island where Doris attended...

Schools normally hold competitions to raise money. Due to COVID-19 there were no competitions, and the libraries are relying more on donations this year.

Whitman County Library District kicks off National Library Week with penny drive

ELIZA CALLIS April 13, 2021

The Whitman County Rural Library System is holding a penny drive as part of National Library Week. National Library Week is April 4-10, but the Whitman County Library will run their fundraiser through...

Prenguber cannot think of a better song for WSU and he hopes Back Home remains a part of it.

A song to inspire future WSU generations

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor March 18, 2021

The Andy Grammer Song, "Back Home" has become synonomous with the WSU community. It has been played at football games at the end of the first quarter since 2015.  Anyone who has attended a football...

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