The Daily Evergreen

Grammer performance highlights Coug spirit

Andy Grammer performs for WSU's Dad's Weekend as an extension of The Good Parts Tour to promote his new album and single “Smoke Clears.”

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

November 5, 2018

John Splithoff had a secret to share with WSU on Friday night. The young artist’s first ever stadium-sized show was in Beasley Coliseum during Dad’s Weekend 2018. If Splithoff was nervous for such a large performance, he didn’t show it. Though the opener was likely unknown to most of the...

Don’t camp in spooky houses, malevolent spirits will kick you out

The exterior of the abandoned Hamilton House on Saturday in Colfax, Washington, looms in the darkness before Evergreen employees entered. With the intention to stay until the witching hour, the on-scene clairvoyant attempted to ask why the spirits are inhabiting the house. However, the spirits became agitated and the group was driven out of the house.

ZACH GOFF, Evergreen columnist

October 31, 2018

The Halloween season started early for Johanna Matthynssens, a junior environmental major at WSU, when she and Mia Giglio, local clairvoyant, hosted a seance at one of Giglio’s favorite abandoned houses Saturday night. Giglio, an English major at University of Idaho, has communicated with spirits...

Letter from the Life editor: 10 Halloween movies you have to see

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen life editor

October 31, 2018

Halloween parties aren’t for everyone. Sometimes there’s nothing better than spending the holiday shoveling handfuls of candy into your mouth while nearly sh-tting yourself over horror movies. This got me thinking about just how many great Halloween movies are out there. This list includes a mixture,...

Festive accessories dress up last minute costume ideas

Dark lips and intense eyes add a sense of confusion, making this look an easy way to spook your friends.

CHLOE GRUNDMEIER, Evergreen columnist

October 31, 2018

The scariest part of Halloween is finding the perfect last-minute costume. But have no fear. With a bit of creativity and a few key pieces, anyone can put together something perfect for that last-minute costume contest or spooky supper. Sunken-in cheeks, overly pale skin and dark or odd colored...

Staying classy on a budget: Fettucine days

Fettucine goes well with pesto, tomato sauce or almost any Italian seasoning.

LUKE HOLLISTER, Evergreen columnist

October 24, 2018

Real, fresh pasta is noticeably better than the dried stuff, and flattening out your dough with a rolling pin is very doable, it just takes a little more commitment and sweat. I made pasta by hand for months before finally getting a pasta machine. All you should do is use a little more egg whites and...

Local Wiccans take advantage of Hunter’s Moon

Most witches and their covens focus less on casting spells and more on spending time to worship the natural world.

MAGGIE QUINLAN, Evergreen columnist

October 24, 2018

During this spooky week, you’ll notice the full moon’s impressive size and amber glow. October’s Hunter’s Moon has special meaning for local witches. Halloween developed from an old pagan Celtic holiday celebrating the dead, as many people have learned. But the full moon before Hallows’...

Dealing with chronic pain in college

“At the peak of the pain, I feel as if someone is smashing a hammer along my skull and eye socket from the inside out.”

CHLOE GRUNDMEIER, Evergreen columnist

October 17, 2018

College is hard: as a pre-law student taking 18 credits a semester in the hardest part of my college career, I’m always stressed. I have two papers due every week, I support myself as much as I can with my job, I try to keep my friendships and relationships afloat and of course I deal with family...

Attending Oktoberfest, Munich style

The festival celebrates with carnival rides as well as brews.

AILA IKUSE, Evergreen columnist

October 12, 2018

Nothing is more fun than riding a rollercoaster after a bier stein or two at Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. Oktoberfest itself is composed of tents, food stands and, surprisingly, lots of carnival rides. There were 14 big tents, which can hold around 5,000 people each, and 21 smaller tents. There...

Staying classy on a budget: Gettin’ saucy

Buying large, ripe tomatoes from your local farmers market will help add a richer flavor to the homemade tomato sauce.

LUKE HOLLISTER, Evergreen columnist

October 3, 2018

Sharing a good tomato sauce is the best way to make up after a fight or show how much you care for someone. You have to be thoughtful when making the sauce. It takes time and love. To get the most depth in your flavor, buy your tomatoes at your local farmers market. You are looking for the largest, most...

Free your qi: Chinese medicine could offer good excuse to drink

The goal for anyone while practicing qi is to achieve a balance between cold and hot symptoms of certain ailments.

MAGGIE QUINLAN, Evergreen columnist

October 3, 2018

In traditional Chinese medicine, alcohol isn’t such a bad thing. In fact, it can be a part of treatment for some ailments. So, is it time to bust out the tequila? Chinese medicine practitioners recommend moderation. I recommend a cocktail. You decide. “I’ll never say alcohol is this horrible...

Dyeing my leg hair to prove that beauty changes

Turns out, purple leg hair doesn't bother many people.

CHLOE GRUNDMEIER, Evergreen columnist

October 3, 2018

I stopped shaving my legs mid-August as a test to see how long I could get it to grow, how many odd looks I would get and to experience the warm summer breeze through my luxurious leg locks. I wrote about the history of the double standard and was told beauty standards were a way of life I should...

Energetic medicine combines holistic techniques

“Some practitioners will feel energy, some people will see it, some people will hear it,” said Kraig Brown, owner of SAM’s Apothecary. Brown said he feels a certain “fuzziness” when around areas of tension on others’ bodies.

MAGGIE QUINLAN, Evergreen columnist

September 26, 2018

SAM’s Apothecary in downtown Pullman is, essentially, a folk pharmacy. Owner Kraig Brown sells his products for their unearthly qualities. He believes in energetic healing powers in crystals, essential oils and people. Once a full-time EMT, Brown said he is a healer at heart. His apothecary doubles...

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