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Kaepernick unsigned is shameful for NFL

Kaepernick unsigned is shameful for NFL

OUSMAN JAMMEH, Guest columnist

September 7, 2017

Race in America has been a controversial topic as of late. Many factors, such as the reemergence of white supremacists and the deaths of unarmed black men, have contributed to growing social injustices. These issues have even made their way into the sporting world, sparking a national debate on free...

Saturday’s game will tell us if the hype is real

BRADEN JOHNSON, Evergreen sports columnist

September 1, 2017

A “Game of Thrones” follower and resident of Texas for nearly a decade, WSU Head Coach Mike Leach was not solely preoccupied with the Cougar’s season-opening game versus Montana State heading into kickoff. Leach was fairly noncommittal about the HBO season finale Sunday, describing it as “the same as t...

NFL must prioritize concussion protocol in future

NFL must prioritize concussion protocol in future

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen sports editor

August 22, 2017

There was never much doubt from the public. Although football has taken up the role of America’s pastime, the impact of the sport is mentally impairing many who play it. The Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) committee was created by the NFL more than two decades ago to shove any conversation of...

Essential items to bring to a home football game

Essential items to bring to a home football game

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen recreation editor

August 11, 2017

Martin Stadium may be negligible in size compared to other Pac-12 football venues, but WSU home games are no joke. There are tangibles and intangibles that all game-goers need to remember. Keys Incoming freshmen are going to learn that there’s more to football games than just attending. For e...

Pullman would benefit from cannabis yoga

Pullman would benefit from cannabis yoga

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen recreation editor

August 11, 2017

Pullman needs cannabis yoga. Such a business would take advantage of residents’ interest in marijuana while improving on the region’s lack of recreational opportunities. Joel Benjamin, director and teacher at Seattle’s Yogasmith offers one of the few platforms in the nation for cannabis-enhanced...

Zumba is a platform for social freedom

Zumba is a platform for social freedom

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen recreation editor

July 5, 2017

Zumba was quite the experience. I’ll admit, I knew almost nothing about the dance fitness program when I decided to attend a session at Snap Fitness. And when I told others I was going to Zumba for the first time, I received mixed reactions. Mostly, I saw raised eyebrows and huge grins but ...

Mindfulness essential for student-athlete’s mental health

Mindfulness essential for student-athlete’s mental health

CHRIS ARNESON, Evergreen columnist

June 21, 2017

Mental health maintenance is a critical cog in the machine that is the strenuous lifestyle of a student-athlete. Jerry Pastore, associate director of student-athlete personal development and wellbeing at WSU, said the two largest issues students face are stress and sleep — both of which are c...

Fishing prospects particularly limited on the Palouse

Fishing prospects particularly limited on the Palouse

CHRIS ARNESON, Evergreen reporter

June 7, 2017

From Salmon to Snake River, many community members must travel out of Pullman or out of state to find the closest fishing hot spots. Mark Christensen, the lead fishing guide of Salmon River Experience, a water-based travel agency established in Moscow, said that the scarcity of salmon has led to less ...

The Seattle Mariners need an extreme makeover

The Seattle Mariners need an extreme makeover

CHRIS ARNESON, Evergreen columnist

May 17, 2017

If things don’t change around here fast, the Seattle Mariners’ playoff drought will be getting its driver’s license this fall. Because baseball is the only professional sport in which teams play 162 games, it’s impossible to determine whether the season is a success or failure less than ha...

Pullman Parks and Recreation provides opportunities for students, youth alike

Pullman Parks and Recreation provides opportunities for students, youth alike

JACOB MOORE, Evergreen recreation editor

May 17, 2017

As I kneeled, talking to some parents before our final game of the season, suddenly out of the corner of my eye I saw a faint object running toward me at full speed. I didn’t have enough time to react, let alone make sense of what was happening. It was all too fast. One of my players, a 6-year-...

Cougar basketball’s future is looking optimistic

CHRIS ARNESON | Evergreen columnist

May 5, 2017

The outlook for next year’s Cougar basketball just got a lot brighter as the team picked up Roberto Gittens, a four-star recruit and Tacoma native.The 6-foot-5-inch guard was named the Associated Press’ State Player of the Year and led the 2A State Champion Foss Falcons with 22 points per game in 2...

WSU athletics’ featured moments of 2016-2017

CHRIS ARNESON | Evergreen columnist

May 1, 2017

Cougar football is representative of WSU athletic successes this academic year, from the highs of the eight-game winning streak to the lows of the Holiday Bowl loss to the Minnesota Golden Gophers.It may be easy to concentrate solely on the rocky windup of the football season, as the Cougars dropped...

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