The Daily Evergreen

Letter: Learning about the different meanings of life

Elayne Rodriguez, a Daily Evergreen reporter, posed during a football game. She was a member of several student groups on campus.

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen columnist

December 6, 2019

As the journey as a WSU student is coming to an end, I have never been so happy to no longer deal with the excessive levels of anxiety, lack of sleep and overthinking from homework, projects and deadlines. Instead, I will now have to worry about much more extreme things, like loan bills, finding a...

Letter: I will find my way back home

Ryan Pugh, a Daily Evergreen photographer, poses with his family during his commencement ceremony in May. He said he began to grow closer to his coworkers and would look forward to the weekend parties where he would spend time with them.

RYAN PUGH, Evergreen columnist

December 6, 2019

I remember the day I left home and made the three-day drive to WSU for the first time. I barely talked to my dad as he drove, I couldn’t stop shaking my legs and I had no idea what I was going to do. I spent the next year being a worse student than I’d like to admit. I had two close friends and...

Evergreen profile: ‘I want to talk about real stories’

Hsing-Han Chen, a Daily Evergreen photographer, says several languages were spoken in his household. He struggled to fit in despite his background, he said.

Loren Negron, Evergreen reporter

December 6, 2019

Growing up in a multicultural family helped spark Hsing-Han Chen’s interest in journalism and photography, hoping to use them as tools to make an impact in the world around him. Chen was born in Puli, Taiwan. His mom is both Peruvian and Japanese, and his dad is aboriginal Taiwanese. When he was...

Senior’s final swing at WSU

Senior Madison Odiorne reflects on the support system provided by WSU Athletics during her time at WSU Monday afternoon in Bohler Gym. “Everything kind of just pushed her back to being a golfer,” Odiorne’s father says.

KATIE ARCHER, Evergreen reporter

May 3, 2019

When she was about 3 years old, senior Madison Odiorne swung her first golf club, and a few years later she started competing in golf. Madison comes from a family of golfers. Her grandfather played golf at Northwest Nazarene University and her grandmother, mom, dad, aunt and uncle all play golf too. As...

Senior will continue his pursuit of research after graduation

Graduate student and GPSA Vice President David Silva reflects on his time at WSU, shares his experiences during his time here, and talks about his future plans on Tuesday afternoon in the CUB.

NEPHTALLI CALLES, Evergreen reporter

May 3, 2019

GPSA Vice President, and soon-to-be graduate, David Silva has made his mark at WSU. Graduate student Rebecca Donaway said she and Silva entered the Ph.D. program around the same time. The two taught a class together and worked on research projects. "He is an incredible teammate and is one of those...

‘No worries’ attitude, hard work helped senior graduate on time

Morgan Hotstettler is no stranger to change — he’s done it his whole life. Now, he’s ready to follow in the footsteps of his favorite authors.

ANNA YOUNG, Evergreen reporter

May 3, 2019

After graduating from a high school that no longer exists, creative writing major Morgan Hostettler looks forward to having a diploma that will last. “Transience” seems to be a theme in Hostettler’s life. He’s changed places and majors enough times to make a grocery list of each. Born in the...

Senior uses past leadership positions to prepare for future

Rhea Gonzaga, Associated Director of the Cougar Leadership Team, describes how her roles in student leadership have shaped her time at WSU on Tuesday afternoon in the CUB.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

May 3, 2019

Rhea Gonzaga, senior political science major, has held several leadership positions throughout her career at WSU. She said she loves programming and providing opportunities for people to come together. Two years ago, Rhea said, she helped put on the Pacific Northwest Collegiate Leadership Conference,...

Cougar tennis seniors looks back on time in Pullman

Senior Tiffany Mylonas hits the tennis ball back towards her opponent on Mar. 31 at the Outdoor Tennis Courts. The game against Arizona resulted in a 6-1 win for the Cougars.

TY EKLUND, Evergreen reporter

May 3, 2019

As WSU tennis wraps up after the NCAA’s are over, Cougar seniors Aneta Miksovska (2015-19) and Tiffany Mylonas (2017-19) will hang up their rackets. Every season, one of the hardest things for the players and coaches to do is to say goodbye to their seniors. Thanking them for their time as players, inspirations, and frie...

Business senior pursues teaching position in underserved area

Hailey Modin, senior majoring in entrepreneurship, speaks of her time as a peer mentor for the Center for Civic Engagement and her plans to move to North Carolina to be a middle school math teacher as a part of Teach for America on Tuesday morning in the CUB.

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

May 3, 2019

A Carson College of Business student awaits graduation at WSU so she can begin a new life in South Carolina. Hailey Modin, senior business entrepreneurship major, said she will move to Charlotte, North Carolina to work as a member for the Teach For America Corporation. Hailey said the corporation...

Fond memories of my time spent at WSU

Taylor Shewchuk gives the memorable moments of her time at WSU and her lasting love for this place.


May 3, 2019

Dear Washington State University, thank you. Thank you for the very best days of my life and some of the very worst. Thank you for shaping nervous, homesick freshman me into the strong, confident — and now educated — young woman I am today. Thank you for introducing me to my closest friends. Thank...

Senior made my home at the Evergreen

Dylan Greene has worked at The Daily Evergreen for two years, filling the roles of a reporter, an editor and an editor-in-chief over that time. He details not only how he found family and friends here, but a home.

DYLAN GREENE, Deputy sports editor

May 3, 2019

It took me a while to write this. Even as a journalist, words can be hard to come by when something means so much to you. That’s why when I started to write this, I didn’t want to. But at some point, I realized I had to say goodbye. Goodbye to the lifetime friends I made inside and outside...

Expressing pride for The Daily Evergreen

Chloe Grundmeier explains how she got hooked on writing for the Evergreen and the pride she takes in it.

CHLOE GRUNDMEIER, Evergreen reporter

May 3, 2019

After three years, six semesters, 27 months or approximately 810 days, you’d think I’d have tried to work my way up the chain of command at The Daily Evergreen. Instead, I remained happily as a reporter and columnist, never completing one page of layout or assigning anyone a story. My legacy,...

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