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First-generation senior reflects on journey through college

“Finding people that looked like me and came from similar backgrounds was one of the best moments,” says Synthia Alcantar, a first-generation political science student.
DAISY ZAVALA, Evergreen reporter May 2, 2019

As the first in her family to attend college, Synthia Alcantar said her background and experiences have motivated her to continue to pursue her goal of attending law school. Synthia will graduate on...

Graduate seeks to foster relationships while staying in Pullman

“Get involved, and don’t be afraid to try new things, but don’t be afraid to walk away from things,” soon-to-be graduate Mallorie Jordan says. “Try everything until you find the thing that you want … but don’t be afraid to walk away from a thing if it isn’t doing the thing you need it to do.”
CARSON HOLLAND, Evergreen reporter May 2, 2019

Mallorie Jordan is a senior digital technology and culture major who is graduating this week. Jordan has been a resident adviser for Honors Hall and worked the front desk for Hillside residence hall. “I...

Discovering new worlds, taking up new challenges

Hannah Welzbacker was given a chance to explore thanks to WSU and The Daily Evergreen.
HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter May 2, 2019

Before joining The Daily Evergreen, I was completely unaware how many buildings WSU has on its Pullman Campus. This seems like a silly statement, but I was also unaware of how many amazing and talented...

Student leader wins academic championships

He’s an inspiration, and I don’t usually say that about people younger than me,” GPSA Vice President Josh Munroe said. “Amir has been invaluable to us.”
LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter May 2, 2019

Four years ago, Amir Gilmore took a gamble to move to Pullman from his long-time home in New Rochelle, New York, to get his doctorate in cultural studies. Gilmore said he did not expect to make it to...

Student looks forward to homestead life, diverse possibilities

ANNA YOUNG, Evergreen reporter May 2, 2019

Jeremy “Jem” Jarrett leaves an impression beyond his super-alliterative name and his hat that reads “Fight Evil, Read Books,” though the hat is a good mark of his character. Jem is a writer,...

Thanks to lifelong friends, family

Rick Flores is grateful for everyone whose made him the first in his family to graduate college.
RICK FLORES, WSU Graduate May 2, 2019

Dear WSU, thanks for giving me the best four years that I have ever had. I met lifelong friends, explored an amazing career and found my wife-to-be. If it wasn’t for Wazzu, I have no clue where I...

Student activist reflects on impact at WSU

Chijioke Emeka, a graduating basic medical sciences student who has been president of the Black Student Union for a year and a half, spent her time at WSU advocating for her fellow black students.
CODY COTTIER, Evergreen reporter May 3, 2018

The first photo of Chijioke Emeka on Google is her LinkedIn portrait. In the picture, she wears a dark jacket and a professional smile, a nametag pinned to her chest. On her profile she writes she is...

Leaving behind a better team

Senior first baseman James Rudkin waits on first base after batting in a single against Santa Clara University.
RYAN BLAKE, Evergreen reporter May 3, 2018

In its third year under Head Coach Marty Lees, WSU baseball has adopted a mantra — leave it better than when you got here. It’s something senior James Rudkin has focused on in his final season. “I...

Wanderscheid finds balance in senior season

Bree Wanderscheid talks about her lengthy 3-hour golf practice routine where she practices putting, chipping and driving.
COLIN CONNOLLY, Evergreen reporter May 3, 2018

Senior Bree Wanderscheid’s career came to an end last week with the conclusion of the women’s golf Pac-12 Championships in Seattle. Looking back, Wanderscheid said she will remember all the development...

Morrow looks to end career with ‘an epic finish’

WSU rowing competes for the Fawley Cup on the Snake River on April 28.
JACKSON GARDNER, Evergreen reporter May 3, 2018

Long before senior oarswoman Emily Morrow sat in the stroke seat for WSU at the 2017 NCAA Championships, she modestly characterized herself as simply, “a girl from Canada.” “This opportunity as...

‘I have given Washington State everything I have’

Graduate student Drick Bernstine, left, embraces then-redshirt freshman guard Milan Acquaah moments after a game against Oregon on March 1 at Beasley Coliseum.
DYLAN GREENE, Evergreen reporter May 3, 2018

Tears streamed down Drick Bernstine’s face as exhaustion set in. Eyes blurred, Bernstine found his way to a shower in the 24 Hour Fitness bathroom. He reached for the handle, pulled it down and water...

Senior reaches peak performance in final season

Senior Barbora Michalkova pulls back to return the ball during her match against California on April 14 a Hollingbery Fieldhouse.
RYAN MOSHER, Evergreen reporter May 3, 2018

Senior Barbora Michalkova’s time on the tennis court has come to an end. The Czech Republic native has finished her NCAA eligibility. Michalkova said she will miss everything about playing for the Cougars,...

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