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Pullman officials start to see COVID-19 slowdown

Pullman officials start to see COVID-19 slowdown

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

September 29, 2020

After spending weeks as one of the nation’s hot spots for positive COVID-19 cases, Pullman and Whitman County may finally begin to see a slowdown of viral activity, according to public health officials.  The county now averages 25 positive tests per day; at the peak of the outbreak in mid- and lat...

Student leaders, state organization encourage student voter registration

Students can have a big impact politically, which can influence things going on in their lives, said Zack Turner, executive director of the Washington Student Association.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

September 29, 2020

ASWSU, Young Democrats and the Washington Student Association are encouraging student voter registration using social media and a voter engagement hub. Voting is important because it is how politicians are chosen, Young Democrats President Duncan Thomson said. There is a direct impact for residen...

Pullman Police review use of force policies

Police Chief Gary Jenkins said the public’s perception of the chokehold is important in determining whether the community trusts the police.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

September 29, 2020

The Pullman Police Department will review its policies on use-of-force, with the police chief saying they are reconsidering the use of “chokeholds,” or vascular neck restraint, on suspects.  Police Chief Gary Jenkins said the vascular neck restraint is non-lethal but can look worse than it i...

OPINION: Climate change shouldn’t be a controversial topic

If we don't all act together, climate change is going to drastically change our environment.

MADELINE GREER, Evergreen columnist

September 29, 2020

The topic of climate change is once again up for debate as the United States has another record-breaking wildfire season. Within the past few weeks, anyone living on the West Coast has breathed in air from the hazardous smoke from fires burning throughout California, Oregon and Washington. Many experts...

OPINION: Normalize having emotional support animals

Students with emotional support animals deserve to have their experience normalized.

PORTIA SIMMONS, Evergreen columnist

September 29, 2020

Last year at my previous college, my roommate had an emotional support dog. When everyone on the dorm floor found out, all they wanted to do was pet and play with him. They did not realize that the dog was there for a purpose: to help my roommate. Mah-E-Noor Baloch, junior biology major, said she...

Black student-athletes create group for inclusion 

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HANNAH FLORES, Evergreen reporter

September 28, 2020

As a freshman, Kelis Barton took it upon herself to create a space on campus for Black student-athletes to share their experiences and build relationships with one another on campus. Now, as a junior, she and her peers are inspired by the uplifting community of the Black Student Athlete Association. ...

Ask Emma: I need tips to break up the monotony

With COVID-19 limiting options for social interaction, Emma gives tips on how to keep away boredom. Some activities include going on daily walks and having a fall photoshoot.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen columnist

September 28, 2020

Dear Emma, My days are all starting to run together. I am so bored, I can’t even express it.  I go to classes. I eat. I sleep. I repeat. I need something to break up the monotony. Any tips (other than Netflix or procrastinating my classwork)? Thanks, Blasé Dear Blasé, Great ...

Pullman consignment shop creates boutique experience

Michelle's Closet in downtown Pullman opened last year and offers shoppers affordable clothing prices with a brand-new clothing look.

SANDI KOBIESA, Evergreen reporter

September 28, 2020

Michelle’s Closet celebrated its one-year anniversary last week. Owner Michelle Kelly said she remembered being a student at WSU and noticing there were no consignment shops within walking distance.  “I wanted to add more affordable shopping to our area," Kelly said. "My goal was to be the m...

Private prisons can cause longer prison sentences, study says

Private prisons are run by corporations that profit through stipends they receive from the government. The stipends are based on the size of the prison or the number of prisoners.

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN, Evergreen reporter

September 28, 2020

WSU researchers found private prisons can contribute to mass incarceration with longer sentences for prisoners, according to a recently published article.  The first private prisons opened in the 1980s. They are run by corporations that profit through stipends they receive from the government, accordi...

Students receive learning kits to gain hands-on experience

The kits are funded by lab fees and the WSU provost office. One instructor is using kits for his Mechanical Engineering 401 class.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

September 28, 2020

Although classes are virtual, some WSU professors were able to send learning kits to students in lab sections for a hands-on experience. The kits are funded by lab fees and the WSU provost office, said John Swensen, assistant professor at WSU's School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering.  Some pro...

County candidates debate on COVID-19 response, small business assistance

Tom Handy, who is running against incumbent Dean Kinzer for Whitman County commissioner, said he believes the county has a responsibility to provide grant assistance to allow businesses to thrive. 

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

September 25, 2020

Candidates for the Whitman County Commission debated Thursday night about the county’s role in handling the pandemic, support of small businesses and developing long-term plans for rebuilding towns impacted by the Washington state fires.  Incumbent Dean Kinzer and business owner Tom Handy answered each...

Pac-12 returns this November

The Pac-12 announced plans to start the football season on Nov. 6. Teams will play a seven-game season.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

September 25, 2020

The Pac-12 announced Thursday that they would play a seven-game conference-only football season starting on the weekend of Nov. 6. Men’s and women’s basketball would also start on Nov. 25, which is consistent with the return date set by the NCAA. Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said the vote...

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