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WSU alumna donates portion of business proceeds to Hilinski’s Hope

There are nine different scent options for candles, ranging from cucumber water and melon to Christmas hearth.
MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter January 18, 2021

What started as a quarantine project, repurposing Cougar Gold tins into soy-based candles, transformed into a philanthropic passion for one WSU alumna. As of January, Christine Smithberg sold more than...

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...

WSU alumna will not ‘play by other people’s rules’

Kelly Jensen graduated from WSU in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in apparel merchandising. After working in retail for a few years, she decided to start her own clothing brand called Rollick.
HANNAH FLORES, Evergreen reporter December 3, 2020

When Kelly Jensen attended Catholic school, free dress day once a month was the make or break moment to show off her personal style.  Although fashion was not always in her career plan, Jensen...

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,...

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,...

Plant lovers unite on Facebook

Maddy Lucas’ interest in house plants led her to establish a shared space for those with a similar interest. Anyone can join the Facebook group.
HANNAH FLORES, Evergreen reporter November 19, 2020

The season determines Maddy Lucas' favorite plant. This fall it's the Piper betel, which produces leaves that are used to flavor dishes around the world. Lucas decided to take her passion for plants...

Disability center named outstanding nonprofit

The Disability Action Center Northwest staff connects people with disabilities to resources with the goal of helping them succeed in high education, as well as securing employment.
ELIZA CALLIS, Evergreen reporter November 19, 2020

Mark Leeper has dedicated the last three decades of his life to helping people with disabilities as the executive director of Disability Action Center Northwest (DAC NW). The Idaho Nonprofit...

Moscow food truck still serving late-night snackers

Grub Truck owner John Fletcher opened his food truck in 2013 with the intent of catering to late-night snackers.
ANNIE HAGER, Evergreen reporter November 16, 2020

Although downtown Moscow is not filled with college students bar-hopping during the weekend this year, the Grub Truck continues to serve late-night snacks. The food truck on Main Street in Moscow between...

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