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Research shows road chemical damages street health

Research shows road chemical damages street health

HANNAH WELZBACKER, Evergreen reporter

April 16, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Research, Safety, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

A WSU researcher found that a chemical used on the roads during snowy weather has dangerous, and hidden, effects on the health of roadways and bridges. Xianming Shi, WSU civil and environmental engineering associate professor, found that samples of concrete exposed to magnesium chloride with repeate...

Professor devotes career to on-campus causes

Professor devotes career to on-campus causes

NAPHTALI CALLES, Evergreen reporter

April 16, 2019


Filed under Faculty, Features, News, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

A WSU regents professor in the School of Economic Sciences, Ron Mittelhammer, received the V. Lane Rawlins President’s Award for Distinguished Lifetime Service for his dedication to bettering the university. “I am thrilled to win this award," Mittelhammer said. "I never expected it, but it happened, and I am...

WSU releases documentary on government, Shoshone Bannock treaty

WSU releases documentary on government, Shoshone Bannock treaty

DAISY ZAVALA, Evergreen reporter

April 16, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Research, Top-feature, WSU Pullman campus

A WSU documentary, filmed over the course of eight years, showed research on an unratified treaty between the U.S. and the mixed-band of Shoshone Bannock and sheep-eater people. Alicia Woodard, a part-time history graduate student, said the documentary brings to light how the federal government t...

Nonprofit holds art auction to support nature

Nonprofit holds art auction to support nature

SARINA SHARPE, Evergreen reporter

April 15, 2019


Filed under Community, Life, Top-feature

The Phoenix Conservancy hosted the annual Artists of the Palouse Benefit on Saturday in the form of a silent auction. The event showcased local artwork and drew awareness to the importance of conserving the environment. Ben Stone, manager of the event, said the combination of science and art is crucial...

Local school district receives funding to test, fix lead issues

Local school district receives funding to test, fix lead issues

DAISY ZAVALA, Evergreen reporter

April 15, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Pullman Community, Top-feature

A water tap in Sunnyside Elementary was found to have lead levels of 60 parts per billion (ppb), which is greater than the Environmental Protection Agency's recommended maximum of 15 ppb. Joseph Thornton, director of operations for the Pullman School District (PSD), said they volunteered to have their fixtures tested for lead by the Washi...

Student to intern at congressional, senatorial level

Student to intern at congressional, senatorial level

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

April 15, 2019


Filed under News, Top-feature, WSU Vancouver

Emma R. Johnson is the first WSU student to become a Udall Native American Congressional intern and has also been selected to become an intern for Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV). Johnson, a senior majoring in cultural anthropology, is also a member of the Cowlitz Indian tribe, said she began the Udall...

Student plans app to reduce DUI rates

Student plans app to reduce DUI rates

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter

April 15, 2019


Filed under News, Research, Top-feature

A WSU student created a concept for an app in response to an increase in rates of drunk driving in Washington. Savanna Obernberger, junior criminal justice major, said she worked with the Washington Traffic Safety Commission and four classmates in a crime prevention strategies course. She said the...

Graduate student DJ starts studio

Graduate student DJ starts studio

ALANA LACKNER, Evergreen reporter

April 15, 2019


Filed under Community, Features, Life, Top-feature

When Zachary Cartwright first bought a turntable six years ago, he thought of it as more of a hobby. Now he’s beginning the process of opening a studio in Pullman. Cartwright, who also goes by DJ Grape Vinyl, came to Pullman in 2013 for graduate school studying food science with a focus in wine....

Trojans take down Cougars in Pullman

Trojans take down Cougars in Pullman

TY EKLUND, Evergreen reporter

April 14, 2019


Filed under Sports, Tennis, Top-feature, Women's

Despite a valiant effort, No. 42 Cougar tennis couldn’t best No. 13 USC and lost 4-1 Sunday at home. The Trojans (17-5, 7-2) locked down the day's match early when they earned the opening doubles point, something the Cougars (18-8, 3-6) have been having trouble with in conference play. Head ...

Hospitality group will take moms on tour of best wineries in state

Hospitality group will take moms on tour of best wineries in state

CHRIS WEST, Evergreen reporter

April 12, 2019


Filed under Mom's Weekend, Special Editions, Top-feature

WSU Sigma Iota will hold its 35th annual Winefest during Mom’s Weekend in the Marriott Foundation Hospitality Teaching Center in Todd Addition. The event will be held in two sessions, both on April 12, with the first from 5-7 p.m. and the second from 8-10 p.m. This Mom’s Weekend staple is the...

Marketing student runs skateboard company

Marketing student runs skateboard company

VONNAI PHAIR, Evergreen reporter

April 12, 2019


Filed under Community, Features, Life, Top-feature

“Yew” is a word people use in action sports to express excitement and celebration when someone lands a trick. For Noah Moncrieff, a junior at WSU, this word is his business. He said it perfectly captures his passion for skateboarding, and it is the word he chose to name his very own skateboard...

Jim Gaffigan will entertain with situational humor

Jim Gaffigan will entertain with situational humor

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen mint editor

April 12, 2019


Filed under Mom's Weekend, Special Editions, Top-feature

Award-winning comedian Jim Gaffigan will perform Saturday at Beasley Coliseum as part of his “Quality Time” tour. This performance will be one of the largest events on campus during Mom’s Weekend, with an expected attendance of about 7,000 people. Gaffigan is known for situational humor that...

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