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Cougars open their season at home

Senior guard Isaac Bonton is guaranteed to start for WSU on Wednesday against Texas Southern.
RYAN ROOT, Evergreen men's basketball reporter November 24, 2020

The WSU men’s basketball team will open their season against the Texas Southern University Tigers at 8 p.m. PST Wednesday at Beasley Coliseum. This past week, head coach Kyle Smith tested positive...

Pac-12 cancels Apple Cup

The Cougars and Huskies  hope to meet up later this year, possibly in December.
KURIA POUNDS, Evergreen reporter November 22, 2020

The 113th Apple Cup is canceled and declared a no-contest, according to a statement from Pac-12. The Cougars' game against Stanford was also declared a no-contest after sending nine athletes into COVID-19...

WSU vs. Stanford football game canceled

WSU Athletics Director Pat Chun said the failure to meet the roster requirement was not only because of COVID-19 testing and contact tracing.
CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter November 21, 2020

The Pac-12 announced Friday that Saturday’s game between WSU and Stanford will be canceled due to WSU not being able to meet the scholarship athlete minimum threshold of 53 players. WSU Athletics...

Women’s basketball awaits mystery season opener

Junior forward Shir Levy goes up for a shot during practice in preparation for the expected December season.
DANIEL SHURR, Evergreen reporter November 21, 2020

Going into the 2020 season, five women’s basketball teams from the Pac-12 are ranked in the NCAA Top 25. However, Washington State University is not yet one of them. Even though the team’s first game...

Former TRIO director to serve first-gen students

Angie Klimko, director of First, will promote programs that focus on high-impact practices to help first-generation students excel in higher education.
LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter November 20, 2020

A longtime staff member of WSU Pullman's TRIO program transitioned into a new role aiming to serve first-generation students on all WSU campuses. Angie Klimko is now the director of First, an organization...

Faculty Senate discuss financial effects of COVID-19

WSU received a $39 million budget cut because of the pandemic, said Colleen Kerr, vice president of external affairs and government relations and chief legislative officer for WSU. 
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter November 20, 2020

WSU Faculty Senate members discussed Washington’s new salary threshold, which can exempt some employees from receiving overtime pay, during a meeting Thursday.  Lisa Gehring, WSU assistant vice...

WSU students create GoFundMe for students in need of educational resources

All funds will be donated to First Book, an organization that gives educational resources to students who do not have access to them. 
ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter November 20, 2020

WSU students in Human Development 205 set up a GoFundMe to send donations to First Book, which is an organization that provides educational resources to students who do not have access to them.  Miranda...

‘Even just one coat can really help people who are in need’

There are drop-off boxes at Walmart, Pullman Building Supply, Neill’s Flowers and Gifts, Four Star Supply, Dissmore’s, Columbia Bank, Washington Trust Bank and Umpqua Bank
LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter November 20, 2020

A local volunteer group is holding its annual Coats for Kids Drive until Dec. 15 to support families with children in Pullman Public Schools.  Pullman Child Welfare’s drive started in October this...

People feel less boredom as pandemic continues, study finds

If someone cannot engage with their environment in a way that satisfies them, they are more likely to experience a sense of boredom.
ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter November 20, 2020

Researchers found that people experienced more boredom at the beginning of the pandemic, but as restrictions continue, people have become adept at finding something to occupy their time. After states...

Moms advocate for school return

Pullman parents have voiced their concerns about remote learning affecting their children’s mental health and social skills, as well as their ability to focus.
ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter November 19, 2020

Two mothers left their teaching positions at Concordia Lutheran Preschool to take care of their young children, but believe it is time for their children to return back to school.  Sarah Knight,...

Smith tests positive for coronavirus

Smith will not be able to attend the first game of the season.
RYAN ROOT, Evergreen sports editor November 19, 2020

Men’s basketball head coach Kyle Smith tested positive for COVID-19 Wednesday afternoon, just one week before the Cougars’ season opener against Texas Southern University on Nov. 25. Smith experienced...

When WSU students leave town

CJ Robert, Pups n' Cups owner, said she loses about 75 to 80 of her business during the holidays when students travel home for break.
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter November 19, 2020

Small business owners in Pullman experienced a decrease in revenue when fewer WSU students came back to campus in the fall. Now that winter break is fast approaching, shop owners are preparing for...

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