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ORC demonstrated rec activities for beginners

ORC demonstrated rec activities for beginners

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

September 25, 2017


Filed under Involvement, Life, Showcase

The fourth annual Palouse Outdoor Festival, hosted by University of Idaho’s Outdoor Program and WSU’s Outdoor Recreation Center, had one of their biggest turnouts Saturday afternoon. UI Outdoor Programs Director Trevor Fulton is responsible for the promotion of cooperation between campuses and...

Schulz responds to legislators’ RSO letter

Schulz responds to legislators’ RSO letter

JENNIFER LADWIG, Evergreen reporter

September 25, 2017


Filed under Campus, Local, News, Showcase

WSU President Kirk Schulz responded to members of the Washington State Legislature (see below) after they sent a letter to Schulz asking the university to revoke the WSU College Republicans’ status as an official Registered Student Organization. Schulz did not specifically name the College Repub...

Police to expand drone use

Police to expand drone use

IAN SMAY, Evergreen reporter

September 25, 2017


Filed under Community, Crime, Local, News, Showcase

In July, the Pullman Police Department purchased four drones that will be used for traffic, rescue or other police operations. Most of Pullman’s population was introduced to the remote-controlled flying objects this August, either during the department’s Aerial Adventure Day or during the Lentil...

Cougs fall short against No. 2 Cardinal

Cougs fall short against No. 2 Cardinal

DANIEL PARAMO, Evergreen reporter

September 22, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Womens

The Cougars lost 2-1 to No. 2 Stanford, resulting in their first home loss of the season and their first loss since a narrow 2-1 loss to Santa Clara on Aug. 27. It took Stanford 23 minutes to finally break a strong Cougar defense, before doubling their lead ten minutes later.  The Cardinal were persistent...

Gender-neutral restrooms are a right

Gender-neutral restrooms are a right

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen columnist

September 22, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

The gender-neutral facilities at WSU, piloted in fall 2016 at the Chinook Student Center, the Student Recreation Center and the CUB, have been approved for continued use. This approval is a necessary first step toward affirming the civil rights of every student at WSU and creating a welcoming campus...

Regents talk budget and free speech

Regents talk budget and free speech

FORREST HOLT, Evergreen reporter

September 22, 2017


Filed under Campus, Community, News, Showcase

A multimillion-dollar land sale, budget deficits, conduct policies and free speech were all on the table when university administrators met with WSU’s highest governing officials during their first on-campus meeting of the academic year. This morning, the Board of Regents will cast its votes on...

Thompson tackling opponents one game at a time

Thompson tackling opponents one game at a time

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen sports editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Features, Football, Mens, Showcase, Sports, Sports Weekend 2017

He is not the biggest athlete on the football team and he certainly isn’t the tallest, but sophomore safety Jalen Thompson knows how to tackle. In fact, he is on track to record nearly 100 total tackles in 2017 as he currently leads the Cougs with 24 in just three games. Defensive Coordinator ...

First juice, smoothie bar opens

First juice, smoothie bar opens

MARCO MCCRAY, Evergreen reporter

September 22, 2017


Filed under Community, Life, Showcase

Main Street Squeeze Juice & Smoothie opened their doors for the first time Monday morning. Main Street Squeeze, located at 540 E. Main St., is inside Sanctuary Yoga in Pullman, and this is the only juice and smoothie bar on the Palouse. Destiny Sternod, the owner of Main Street Squeeze and...

Women’s Transit to return and rebrand

Women’s Transit to return and rebrand

JENNIFER FORSMANN, Evergreen reporter

September 21, 2017


Filed under Campus, Community, Local, News, Showcase

Women’s Transit, renamed Cougar Safe Rides, will soon return to WSU Pullman’s campus. Women’s Transit was a volunteer-based late-night transportation service that offered rides to students from any Pullman location to their residences. The service was created for anyone who felt uncomfortable...

Local play brings historical figure to life

Local play brings historical figure to life

MORGAN LESTER, Evergreen reporter

September 21, 2017


Filed under Events, Mint, Showcase

Next week, the Regional Theatre of the Palouse is raising its curtain for its production of “The Miracle Worker.” The play follows the story of how a young Helen Keller came to write, speak and communicate with the world around her through the persistence and dedication of her teacher and her...

Student and faculty memorial site planned on campus

Student and faculty memorial site planned on campus

LINH NGUYEN, Evergreen reporter

September 21, 2017


Filed under Campus, Community, Local, News, Showcase

A memorial site will be built in dedication to all of the students, faculty, and staff who died during their time at WSU. The location of the site will be between the Smith Gym and the WSU library parking garage. Several members of the WSU community passed away last school year. Three students overdosed...

Volleyball falls short against rival Huskies

Volleyball falls short against rival Huskies

SAM HEIKELL, Evergreen reporter

September 20, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Womens

WSU volleyball (11-2) fell 3-1 to No. 7 Washington (11-1) on Wednesday night, snapping their eight-game winning streak to open up this season’s conference play. The crowd was loud from the opening serve, where the Cougars battled from the start. However, a couple miscues led to a three-point Huskies...