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Ask Emma: I failed a test

No one likes to see an F on a test, paper or assignment. However, Emma has some tips on how to bounce back from a not-so-desirable grade.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist

October 12, 2020

Dear Emma, I just got a test grade back and found out I failed … hard. I’ve never failed a test before, and I don’t know what to do. This kind of feels like the end of the world, or maybe just the cherry on top of 2020.  What do I do? I literally have no idea what to do now. No clue.  Please help, ...

Cable 8 goes virtual this semester

Cable 8 Productions president Ariel Iacobazzi said the organization began in 1986 as a place for students to produce, direct and act in shows that would run on the local television station.

MATAYA SIEMION, Evergreen reporter

October 8, 2020

Virtually shooting and creating TV shows and YouTube videos may seem close to an impossible task. However, Cable 8 Productions is still moving forward this fall.  Cable 8 Productions is the student-run television station at WSU and has been around since 1986. Cable 8 creates a variety of shows tha...

Art boutique transitions to provide mobile sales

The Pullman Art Car closed at the end of September. It is still offering classes through the Pullman Recreation Center, and its online store is open. The boutique is continuing to cater for private parties and has catered seven during the pandemic.

JARED BRADLEY, Evergreen reporter

October 8, 2020

The Pullman Art Car, which provides DIY craft kits, closed its storefront in downtown Pullman to return to its roots as a mobile studio until further notice. “We rely heavily on events of greater than 10 people,” Katie Emerson, The Pullman Art Car owner. “It’s really hard to do that right now ...

Rural students’ path to higher education

Palouse Pathways Founding Director Peggy Jenkins said the group has held virtual events recently, which has brought more traffic than usual.

ELIZA CALLIS, Evergreen reporter

October 8, 2020

One Pullman High School student expressed interest in nuclear engineering. Later down the road, Palouse Pathways introduced him to a nuclear safety manager at the Idaho National Laboratory. Collin Bannister is a member of the Scholars Program at Palouse Pathways. The program is a volunteer-run...

Graduate leader continues next phase of education

Samantha Edgerton helped with the WSU Fallen Cougars project in 2018 to create 17 biographies. She also gave a presentation about it.

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter

October 8, 2020

This year's GPSA Vice President pursued a career and a family before coming back to graduate school, which gives her a unique background that allows her to prosper in her position. Samantha Edgerton is a second-year doctoral student in history at WSU, but before she decided to pursue a graduate degree ...

Student mentor creates inclusive community for freshmen

Kim Padilla, from left to right; third person in the third row, became a mentor for the Asian American and Pacific Islander Student Center after her freshman mentor provided resources for her to get connected with the WSU community.

SANDI KOBIESA, Evergreen reporter

October 5, 2020

When Kimberly Padilla first arrived at the WSU Pullman campus, she was struck with an overwhelming amount of homesickness. Now as a student mentor, she hopes to ease the transition for other students.  Padilla, WSU junior human development and Spanish double major, came to WSU from Southern Califo...

Ask Emma: What are some COVID-safe date ideas?

If you're worried COVID-19 is putting a damper on your love life, Emma has some date ideas you can do around the Palouse.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist

October 5, 2020

Dear Emma, I recently started dating this girl who I really like. I want to take her on some fun dates, but I’m worried about COVID-19 and being safe while we’re out. Normally, I would do something like bowling with a group of friends or taking a drive to a fun picnic spot, but I’m not sure ...

Alumni work to improve productivity of African farming

Farmwella co-founders Cedric Habiyaremye and Cornelius Adewale's vision for the company is to shift the way of thinking about farming in Africa by providing sustainable resources to start up more farms.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

October 5, 2020

Two WSU alumni are working to make farming more profitable and sustainable for farmers in Africa through their agricultural start-up company Farmwella.  Farmers in Africa often lack resources, infrastructure and important information to improve their farming practices, said Farmwella CEO and founder Cornelius ...

100 years later: Another pandemic hits

WSU, formerly known as Washington State College, did not allow townspeople to visit campus during the 1918 pandemic. Cases slowed in the winter but spiked in the fall.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

October 1, 2020

People alive today have become familiar with widespread mask usage, self-quarantines and the politicization of a public health crisis.  Just over 100 years ago, conditions were eerily similar, said Melissa Nicolas, associate professor in the WSU Department of English. Nicolas, who is researching the 1...

Local farm creates sustainable structure

The Hands and Hearts Farm was created about six years ago to help co-owner Ames Fowler complete graduate school.

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter

October 1, 2020

A husband and wife duo became business partners when they opened a farm in the Palouse region to bolster the husband's graduate school education. Hands and Hearts Farm is a small farm located in Moscow that is owned by Ames Fowler and Delaney Piper. The farm provides fresh produce, poultry, lamb an...

WSU library curates Black pioneer history

A former WSU professor worked to curate the collection, which was then used as educational tools for middle school history courses.

HANNAH FLORES, Evergreen reporter

October 1, 2020

About 50 years ago, one WSU professor saw the importance of documenting the stories of Black individuals in the Pacific Northwest and began creating audio recordings. The collection can now be accessed through the WSU Libraries Digital Collections. The collection contains the rich history of Black pioneers in the...

Pullman chamber director leads city to change

Marie Dymkoski began her career for the Pullman chamber in 2007. She promotes projects focused on local businesses and housing.

SANDI KOBIESA, Evergreen reporter

October 1, 2020

The Pullman Chamber of Commerce became the information center for business resources during the pandemic with Marie Dymkoski at the heart of the operation.  Dymkoski, Pullman Chamber executive director, works to help local businesses and the City of Pullman. She worked for the chamber since 2007 as an o...

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