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Pullman School District addresses mental health

The Outdoor Learning Lab, an experimental classroom designed to give students more outdoor exposure, is being prepared at Jefferson Elementary School for the upcoming school year.

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

June 27, 2019

A classroom space designed to give elementary students more outdoor exposure will be completed for the upcoming school year at Jefferson Elementary. The fundraising chair for the project said one of its benefits it will help improve the mental health of students following a Pullman High School student’s...

Emergency numbers added to student ID cards

The new Cougar Cards, already in circulation, display a list of emergency numbers.

GABRIEL BRAVO, Evergreen reporter

June 27, 2019

WSU’s student ID cards now come with emergency contact information printed on the back. These additions are in effect across all WSU campuses. All CougarCards will come with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and the Crisis Text Line. Emergency phone numbers specific to the Pullman campus...

“Straight pride” ignores why Pride began

Jenna Sepa, a drag performer, entertains the crowd at last year’s Palouse Pride Festival in Moscow’s East City Park.

RACHEL LENTZ, Evergreen columnist

June 27, 2019

Pride parades are a uniquely inclusive events that not only connects LGBTQ+ people to their communities, but allows for visibility for those who used to be forced into hiding. Rainbows, parades and glitter decorate the streets as queer people of every description finally celebrate. Yet this year more...

People, their dogs run for animals on Palouse

The Humane Society of the Palouse will have its annual Paw-louse 5k on Saturday in Moscow.

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

June 27, 2019

The ninth annual Paw-louse 5K Fun Run and Walk will kick off June 29 near University of Idaho campus to raise operating costs for animals in the community. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the race starting at 9 a.m. Tara Wimer, executive director of the Humane Society of the Palouse (HSoP), said...

Becoming Tegan

Tegan Horan discusses challenges she faced in her hometown and at WSU in 2005 at Cafe Moro Sunday morning.

KATIE ARCHER, Evergreen Sports editor

June 20, 2019

Tegan Horan arrived at WSU in 2005. Since then, she helped develop a club for LGBTQ+ graduate students, studied abroad, and earned four degrees. Horan, 32, is a transgender and queer woman. She came out to her parents when she was in high school, but had not started the transition process. In her...

‘Tomboy’ to Rumble Bee: Story of Growth

Rachel Olsson, a doctoral candidate at Washington State University, describes what they've experienced being out on the Palouse at the Entymology Greenhouse Tuesday afternoon.

RACHEL SUN, Editor-in-Chief

June 20, 2019

Rachel Olsson was considered a “tomboy” as a child. They hated wearing dresses, liked sports and playing outside in the dirt. Now 32, Olsson remembers quickly learning to toe the line between a rough-and-tumble tomboy persona, and a more “girly” one. Olsson, who prefers they/them pronouns...

LGBT bingo nights ends for summer

Aquasha DeLusty performs at drag bingo July 10 at One World Cafe in Moscow.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

June 13, 2019

A local LGBTQ+ nonprofit organization will host its final Drag Bingo night until August on Monday. The popular bingo night will begin selling cards at 6:30 p.m. at the 1912 Center, 412 E 3rd St. in Moscow. An all-night player package is $15; a full pack is $10, half is $5, one early bird sheet is...

WSU hires head baseball coach

“It’s our responsibility to be great off the field and if we can do that, we can be great on the field,” new head baseball coach Brian Green said during a press conference Wednesday afternoon in the Rankich Club Room.

KATIE ARCHER, Evergreen Sports editor

June 6, 2019

WSU announced Brian Green as the next head baseball coach for WSU on Tuesday afternoon. Green, 45, previously coached at his alma mater New Mexico State for five seasons. Under his leadership there, the Aggies ranked No.1 in their conference going into the 2019 Western Athletic Conference tournament...

Measles case confirmed in Moscow

Anyone who believes they could have measles should self-quarantine, according to a statement from the Gritman Medical Center in Moscow.

MAGGIE QUINLAN, Evergreen reporter

June 5, 2019

Gritman Medical Center in Moscow treated a patient infected with measles Friday May 31, according to a statement on Gritman Medical Center’s website. This is the first confirmed case in Idaho since 2001, according to a press release from Public Health - Idaho North Central District (PH-INCD) sent W...

Inslee signs state-wide healthcare legislation

Pullman Regional Hospital is designated as a “critical access hospital” meaning it provides 24-hours service and is 35 miles or more from another hospital.

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

May 30, 2019

A new bill signed by Gov. Jay Inslee requires the state to develop standardized public health insurance plans and analyze the effect of offering only standardized health coverage on the individual market in 2025. Senate Bill 5526, signed into law on May 13, took effect Tuesday. The law mandates...

Medicinal cannabis research expected to begin this summer

Medicinal cannabis research expected to begin this summer

GABRIEL BRAVO, Evergreen reporter

May 30, 2019

WSU and the Puyallup Tribe of Indians have joined efforts to track the effects of medicinal cannabis use with patients. Michael Thompson, communications director for the tribe, said the lack of medicinal cannabis research is one of the driving forces of this new project. This survey would provide...

OPINION: Cougs should look to Horton, Kinkade to lead program going forward

The Cougars watch their teammates attempt to get offense going late in the game on Friday (May 24) at Bailey-Brayton Field.

ALEX BIVIANO, Evergreen Opinion editor

May 30, 2019

WSU recently fired struggling head baseball coach Marty Lees. The Cougars finished in the bottom four of the Pac-12 all four years under Lees. What was once a proud baseball school, boasting powerful alumni such as John Olerud, has become the laughing stock of the conference. While the decision to...

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