The Daily Evergreen

I’m proud of you, Mom

CATHERINE KRUSE | Evergreen life editor

April 7, 2017

You’re the crazy lady I tell stories about to my friends. You’re the constant planner and organizer who rarely stays with the same plan for more than a week. You stalked me when I traveled abroad and shared everything I did with everyone in the family. You ask me if I’ve done any job hunting (...

Missing your company

LUKE HOLLISTER | Evergreen photo editor

April 7, 2017

There were few moments in my life when I did not appreciate you.To say you have had the biggest influence on my life would be an understatement, and I am pretty sure you are the reason I have any manners.During my years in college, I have come to realize how much I miss your company.No, I don’t miss Sultan (sor...

Our rockstar

SARAH OLSEN | Evergreen news editor

April 7, 2017

You are a rockstar.I am left in awe when I realize what you had to deal with while raising my sisters and I. You single-handedly turned the three of us into who we are today, each a completely different person who required different methods of parenting.I was certainly susceptible to reverse psychology an...

The support in my life

The support in my life

BRADY JOHNSON | Evergreen sports editor

April 7, 2017

Thank you for spending a portion of the past 20 years of your life to help provide me with the opportunity to study journalism at WSU and write for this publication.For every article I write, newspaper I edit, or social media post I craft, you're always my biggest fan. Regardless of my thoughts on t...

To the moon and back

To the moon and back

LATISHA JENSEN | Evergreen reporter

April 7, 2017

Thanks for teaching me so many valuable life lessons. The most important one of them all: to always be yourself.You’ve taught me that no matter what, no one person is better than the other, and there is something to learn from everyone, good or bad. The more you know, the more you grow.You’ve tau...

The heart grows fonder

The heart grows fonder

GABRIELLA RAMOS | Evergreen managing editor

April 7, 2017

Mama Peg,Thank you for always being on my team. No matter what conflict arises, you are always there to step up to bat for me. While part of this could be due to the thrill of pissing people off, it’s nice to know that someone always has my back. We are both a little crazy, so it’s a blessing to hav...

A real-life angel

A real-life angel

CODY COTTIER | Evergreen editor-in-chief

April 7, 2017

I challenge you to find someone who doesn’t love my mom. Don’t worry, I’ll wait.She is the kindest, most generous and overall best person I know. Over the years I’ve been suspicious that some of my best friends like her more than they like me. One of them regularly admits it.But that’s okay....

So many jokes shared

So many jokes shared

ERIN MULLEN | Evergreen web managing editor

April 7, 2017

When I was a little girl, I could have easily won the award for “most headstrong and passive-aggressive child ever.” My mom was often the one who would have to try to bend my iron will, and on many occasions, she fell victim to my fiery rage.One time, she threw out a stale Nutella sandwich I had m...

My greatest confidant

MADELINE BRAUN | Mint reporter

April 7, 2017

Here is how incredible my mother is: Summer Braun let me leave the country, move to a foreign nation, live with a host family she would never meet, and navigate on my own for an entire year studying abroad at 16 years old.If I ever get to be a mother one day, there is no way in hell I will let my kid...

An inspiration to all

An inspiration to all

RYAN SIEFKES | Evergreen assistant sports editor

April 7, 2017

By putting others before herself, no one has been a bigger inspiration to me than my mother, Julie Siefkes.My mom, a librarian at Creekside Elementary School, has made it her mission to do what she can to better the community.Six years ago, my mom helped start the Angel Program at Issaquah High Schoo...

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