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Professor’s experience in Chile inspires research

Professor Vilma Navarro-Daniels talks about Spanish literature and film Friday at noon in her office in Thompson Hall. Navarro-Daniels says she enjoys getting to discuss films with students, especially when they are willing to read subtitles to understand.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

February 25, 2020

Professor Vilma Navarro-Daniels is not sure how she got to where she is today — that is, to teaching as an associate professor and recently receiving a promotion to full professor in the School of Languages, Cultures, and Race. “Little ants … they take piece by piece their food and suddenl...

‘Mad Assassin’ kills it on and off the track

Mattie Cessnun, aka Mad Assassin of the Rolling Hills Derby Dames, talks about her love of skating and what it's like to be a part of her derby team on Feb. 13 at Panhandle Cone & Coffee in Moscow, ID.

HAYDYN WALLENDER, Evergreen reporter

February 25, 2020

The Rolling Hills Derby Dames have been ripping up the Palouse since 2010, where members of all backgrounds, experiences and careers are welcome to join. “We have a wide variety of people,” Mattie Cessnun, a member of RHDD, said. “We have moms, people who are chemical engineers, realtors [and] ...

Humane society hosts fundraiser for shelter pets

Rufus, 11-year-old terrier American Staffordshire and Australian cattle dog mix, waits in his kennel on Friday afternoon at the Whitman County Humane Society.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

February 20, 2020

Whitman County Humane Society is hosting the 13th annual Fur Ball and Yappy Hour starting at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Event Center. “This is the biggest fundraiser we do of the year,” said Ashley Phelps, director of shelter operations at WCHS. “Our success as...

Student group celebrates International Mother Language Day

Rabayet Sadnan, President of Association for Bangladeshi Students & Scholars and third year electrical engineering graduate student, discusses the history of International Mother Language Day, the club's plan for that day, and the importance of celebrating diversity at WSU, on Wednesday afternoon at the CUB.

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

February 20, 2020

The Association for Bangladeshi Students & Scholars will hold a celebration including live performances and a meal in honor of International Mother Language Day this Saturday. “We want people to understand the diversity of different cultures and different languages,” Md Muhtasim Billah, ABSS...

Mantis builds martial arts lifestyle

Dustan Cwick, 22, practices Brazilian Jui Jitsu with Francis Dunne, also 22, Thursday evening, Feb. 20 at the Gladish Community and Cultural Center Rec Room.

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen reporter

February 18, 2020

Down in the first floor of the Gladish Community Center, Mantis Martial Arts teaches its students to defend themselves and live mindfully. The place has been operating since 2015, teaching Brazilian jiu-jitsu, capoeira, aikido and other martial arts forms. Owner and jiu-jitsu instructor Shane McF...

Grub Hunt: Italian restaurant serves homemade classics

Grub Hunt: Italian restaurant serves homemade classics

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

February 18, 2020

Oak on Main, a new Italian restaurant run by the same owners as Banyans on the Ridge, opened Feb. 6 in downtown Pullman. “It’s great being downtown because people walk by us and drive by us non-stop all day long,” said Frank Maryott, co-owner of Oak. “We’re not off the beaten track anymo...

English chair teaches with personal touch

Donna Potts, chair of WSU's English Department, discusses how she can't help but treat her students like family on Friday afternoon at Avery Hall.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

February 13, 2020

Bookshelves line the room in Donna Potts’s office in Avery Hall. Mementos from former students are within an arm’s reach, and photos from a research project-in-progress sit stacked on a filing cabinet. Potts is a professor and the chair of the English department, yet she still finds time to dive...

‘Food for Fines’ feeds families on the Palouse

Whitman County staff members Sarah Phelan, Sheri Miller, Nichole Kopp, James Morasch, and Kathy Buchholtz pose with donations from the food for fines food drive.

HAYDYN WALLENDER, Evergreen reporter

February 13, 2020

It’s February, which means that love is in the air. Here on the Palouse, Whitman County Library has begun to send love to families with the annual Food for Fines drive. Catalina Flores organizes the Food for Fines drive held every February. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the organization,...

Center provides accessible childcare for families

4-year-old Zeddicus Jones looks up as Becki McFarland, suns p.m. lead teacher, reads a book to the class on Thursday at Community Child Care Center.

RACHEL KOCH, Evergreen reporter

February 11, 2020

For the past 50 years, Community Child Care Center has provided early childhood education and childcare services to families throughout Whitman County.     “Currently, we provide about 275 children [with] early childhood educational support,” Mary McDonald, Community Child Ca...

Ballet company promotes kindness

Noreen Graham, artistic director of the Graham Academy of Classical and Contemporary Ballet, talks about her experiences and memories of teaching on Tuesday afternoon at the Gladish Community and Cultural Center.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

February 11, 2020

Noreen Graham, artistic director of Graham Academy and Graham Ballet Theater, has spent nearly 20 years teaching ballet — and much more — at her Pullman studio. “I emphasize with my students that what’s most important,” Graham said, “is that they are a good human being and that they...

STAGE keeps theater alive

February 10, 2020

Editor's Note:  On Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 The Daily Evergreen published an article about STAGE Student Theare. The director of public relations of STAGE emailed The Daily Evergreen to make us aware of mistakes made in the article. As an editorial staff we would like to apologize to the organization for the ...

Safe Rides provides nighttime transit under new hours

Safe Rides provides nighttime transit under new hours

RACHEL KOCH, Evergreen reporter

February 6, 2020

Cougar Safe Rides, which offers free transportation for WSU students, faculty and staff, is starting the spring semester with new hours. Beginning this semester, rides are available Thursdays from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 8 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. The hours of operation previously...

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