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Black student-athletes create group for inclusion 

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HANNAH FLORES, Evergreen reporter

September 28, 2020

As a freshman, Kelis Barton took it upon herself to create a space on campus for Black student-athletes to share their experiences and build relationships with one another on campus. Now, as a junior, she and her peers are inspired by the uplifting community of the Black Student Athlete Association. ...

Ask Emma: I need tips to break up the monotony

With COVID-19 limiting options for social interaction, Emma gives tips on how to keep away boredom. Some activities include going on daily walks and having a fall photoshoot.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist

September 28, 2020

Dear Emma, My days are all starting to run together. I am so bored, I can’t even express it.  I go to classes. I eat. I sleep. I repeat. I need something to break up the monotony. Any tips (other than Netflix or procrastinating my classwork)? Thanks, Blasé Dear Blasé, Great ...

Ask Emma: I need a better work-life balance

Finding the right balance between school, work and personal time is hard. Emma tackles this topic by suggesting people to intentionally set certain hours to relax and unwind.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist

September 17, 2020

Dear Emma,  I'm really struggling to maintain my work-life boundaries, and I’m not really sure the best way to go about fixing that. It's pretty much impossible to take a day off from my job, although I keep trying for some reason. I feel bad when I'm not constantly available and able to respo...

WSU student leads in, out of classroom

Shakirah Muhammad spent two summers interning at the Aurora Veterinary Hospital. This year looked different with COVID-19.

HANNAH FLORES, Evergreen reporter

September 17, 2020

Shakirah Muhammad wrote in her second-grade journal that she wanted to be an “animal helper.” Now, more than 10 years later, she has spent her past two summers at a veterinary hospital working toward her dream. Muhammad said she began working at Aurora Veterinary Hospital two years ago when the...

Non-profit raises funds for puppy

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter

September 10, 2020

Severus, just like any typical German Shephard puppy, loves to play fetch and tug-of-war. However, due to her condition, she cannot play at the level most puppies her age should, said Lori Ammons, volunteer at Cooper’s Legacy Foundation. “Her body just cannot keep her blood oxygenated," she said...

Ask Emma: How do I celebrate my birthday during a pandemic?

Before you go out for your birthday, think about other ways you could celebrate safely, like having a small wine night.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist

September 10, 2020

Dear Emma, I’m a senior and I’m about to turn 21. I’ve been waiting to celebrate in Pullman for a solid four years. Obviously, we are in the middle of a pandemic, and COVID-19 cases are rising rapidly in Pullman right now. I was planning to celebrate (safely) at Stubblefields, which just clos...

‘She’s kind of a powerhouse’

Samantha Cruz Mendoza is serving as both an ASWSU Legislative Affairs director and president of the Washington Student Association.

MATAYA SIEMION, Evergreen reporter

September 3, 2020

For Samantha Cruz Mendoza, immigration issues hit close to home, and she knew the only way she could attempt to fix a broken system was to pursue her dream of becoming a lawyer.  When Mendoza started at WSU, she said she planned to just focus on her schoolwork, but she became involved with ASWSU as ...

Coug parents react to COVID-19 cases

One parent said her student decided to quarantine before coming back to her Pullman apartment, and her roommates will not participate in social gatherings.

ANNIE HAGER, Evergreen reporter

September 3, 2020

Before fall began, parents and WSU students had a decision to make: come back to the Pullman campus or stay at home. Due to the rise in confirmed cases in Whitman County, WSU issued a statement warning students they would face disciplinary action if caught gathering in groups with 10 or more people....

Student group mentors Latinx students in STEM

SOLES provides Latinx students studying in STEM a place to learn about professional development, as well as a chance to reach out to high school students interested in WSU.

MATAYA SIEMION, Evergreen reporter

September 3, 2020

The Society of Latinx Engineers and Scientists are revamping their club in hopes of providing more mentoring services and other resources for Latinx students who are pursuing STEM degrees. The main focus of the club is to help students be successful in school and obtain degrees. They also help students...

WSU alumni show support for local businesses online

The owner of College Hill Custom Threads, in collaboration with another WSU alumnus, made a website to help support other small business owners.

HANNAH FLORES, Evergreen reporter

August 31, 2020

While the lively and bustling community of Pullman has continued to thrive in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak, many local businesses have faced several hardships. In the past few months, alumni within the Coug community have collaborated with business owners to provide online resources. WSU alumnus...

‘We are still here, we still care’

As part of a virtual Week of Welcome this fall, multicultural groups from across campus met together to provide resources to incoming and current students. Some of the groups include the African American Student Center and STEM support programs.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

August 27, 2020

As students navigate online learning, multicultural student groups and WSU leaders are collaborating to provide the same level of resources to students.  The Office of Multicultural Student Services worked with campus organizations to provide a virtual Week of Welcome through Conexion. Conexion serves...

Whitman County libraries open to public again

Community members used the Whitman County Library as a gathering space, but with COVID-19 restrictions, staff members are getting creative with how to provide books to patrons.

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter

August 27, 2020

After months of offering only online resources, the Whitman County libraries announced it will reopen all 14 branches across the county. While the libraries are reopening, the services offered are limited to comply with state guidelines. Services will be limited to curbside pickup, a grab-and-go service and...

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