The Daily Evergreen

Students’ council hosts Party in the Park

“We want to promote other cultures and the diversity of people,” Adrian Figo Prayitno said Sept. 18.

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

September 25, 2019

Party in the Park will showcase a variety of dishes and entertainment from different cultures for students, families and locals. The event was created by the International Students’ Council to celebrate diverse cultures. “We want to promote other cultures and the diversity of people,” said Adrian...

Local farmers prepare for winter

Ames Fowler went to school for civil engineering in Seattle, and moved back to his parents' farm to help with the day-to-day farming. He says his main passion is in hydrology, or the study of the earth's water and its movement on land.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

September 25, 2019

Full-breasted chickens cluck and lambs graze on the drying autumnal grass. The sky darkens with the oncoming night and thick clouds hover overhead. The Fowler family explains how they plan on transitioning their small farm to be able to thrive during the colder months. Ames Fowler, a WSU student ...

Female contraception needs more conversation

Dr. Nigel Campbell talks about the importance of women’s health and birth control on Monday afternoon at Pullman/Moscow OB/GYN. “Effective use of birth control is very empowering to women in terms of making sure that life unfolds the way that they would like it to unfold,” he said.

REID BROWN, Evergreen reporter

September 18, 2019

For many women, college is the first opportunity for true independence in their personal decisions with health and sexual activity. A lot of times, people don’t think about what contraception they will use until the moment comes. “The heat of the moment happens,” said Dr. Megan Guido, family...

WSU researchers trying to recover bee population

“It has allowed us to do some things like reintroduce a subspecies called apis mellifera caucasica,” Steve Sheppard said.

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

September 18, 2019

Bees buzz around the air, crawl on the floor and float from person to person as a group moves between rooms, examining hives and beekeeping equipment. Every wooden board, pipe and tool are marinated in the sweet smell of honey and beeswax. Every beehive is made by WSU researchers at the Lab Animal...

Yoga, meditation allow for reflection

Aletha Lassiter, Yogatopia Instructor, discusses the mental benefits of different yoga positions and types on Tuesday evening at Yogatopia.

RACHEL KOCH, Evergreen reporter

September 12, 2019

On a cold, rainy day such as Tuesday many may struggle to bring themselves to go outside in the gloomy weather. However, the Palouse Advocacy League and local yoga studio Yogatopia teamed up to host Yoga in the Park, a 30-minute yoga class on Tuesday in honor of World Suicide Prevention Day. Despite...

UREC should beef up outreach on campus

WSU University Recreation Center on Friday April 8, 2019.

GRIFFIN AYERS, Evergreen columnist

May 23, 2019

The university should empower students to live a healthy lifestyle. Increased resources for students across campus would lead more students to exercise. Exercise promotes a healthy self-image. Positive self-image can improve mental health. Confident students are more likely to be outgoing and active a...

Study finds 20 minutes in nature reduces stress

The Outdoor Recreation Center offers information on local trails and destinations.

MILA WIDMAYER, Evergreen columnist

April 10, 2019

While it is often talked about in various health programs, infomercials and New Year’s Eve resolutions, research shows going out into nature can actually help your health and mental well-being. In a study published in Frontiers in Psychology called “Urban Nature Experiences Reduce Stress in the ...

Zumba classes combine cultural influences

Classes use moves from Japanese and Indian dance styles and continue to change.

CHLOE GRUNDMEIER, Evergreen reporter

April 3, 2019

For many Cougs, Zumba is an athletic expression of culture and a way to relieve stress. “We embrace culture in Zumba rather than trying to make everything P.C., we welcome all forms of culture,” University Recreation Zumba instructor Sarah Dossey said. “We welcome people to give us suggestions...

Anthropologist doubles as yoga teacher

Alvarez teaches hot fusion classes inspired by Ashtanga style of yoga she studied during her travels to India as a student.

VONNAI PHAIR, Evergreen reporter

April 3, 2019

Yoga and anthropology instructor Tiffany Alvarez made her office on campus unique. She adorned the light-filled room with various yoga-inspired posters and trinkets. Alvarez first experienced the philosophy and physical practice of yoga during her time studying abroad in Bengaluru, India, which is...

Student launches WSU cooking club

Chen started WSU’s chapter of Spoon University this spring. The club teaches cooking and journalistic skills.

ZACH GOFF, Evergreen reporter

March 27, 2019

Gianna Chen, a junior strategic communication major, was born and raised in California, where her love of food flourished. Chen’s passion drove her to start a chapter of Spoon University at WSU. The small-town girl describes herself as someone always behind the scenes. “It’s something I grew...

Try knitting for your mental health

This columnist feels learning to knit improved her life. It helps her connect with people in more meaningful ways and get in the zone.

CHLOE GRUNDMEIER, Evergreen columnist

March 27, 2019

On March 3, I learned to knit. I bought some cheap knitting needles, a skein of blue yarn and spent an hour struggling with my first row. I didn’t suddenly age 40 years nor decide I wanted to follow in my grandmother’s footsteps. I wanted to treat my depression. I was inspired to pick up the...

Dance depression away, feel proud of your body

Dance instructor Shelly Werner dances with her 11-year-old Shih Tzu-Maltese poodle mix Roxy on Monday night at Moscow Yoga Center. Roxy attends Werner’s classes.

SAM SCHMITKE, Evergreen reporter

March 20, 2019

Dance is an art, a sport, and a reliever for depression. It can ease depression and give you pride in your body. Shelly Werner, teacher of art and dance classes at Spectrum 11 Art and Dance Studio, has danced since she was 4 years old. In 1995, she began teaching dance classes at the studio. Werner...

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