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‘We represent a minority at WSU, and we represent the rainbow’

‘We represent a minority at WSU, and we represent the rainbow’

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

October 7, 2019

The crowd in the CUB Auditorium erupted into applause when the emcee for the night announced the winner of the first Cougar Dance Competition on Thursday night. Kau`i Marley Samio, WSU freshman, said she did not expect to win first place. “I danced for every group of indigenous people so they won...

Agriculture club hosts fifth Harvest Festival

Agriculture club hosts fifth Harvest Festival

RACHEL KOCH, Evergreen reporter

October 7, 2019

The Organic Agriculture Club is working to give fall enthusiasts an event to celebrate the festive season. The club began focusing its efforts at the beginning of the semester at the Eggert Family Organic Farm as they set up the fifth annual Harvest Festival, said Club President Katie Doonan. The...

Series of events to honor late local track athlete

Series of events to honor late local track athlete

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

October 4, 2019

Friends, family and community members inside and outside of Pullman will gather to honor late Lauren McCluskey with a series of events Saturday to support her foundation. The event will start with a race at 9 a.m. starting and ending at Mary’s Park. The 5K course is intended for adults and a 1K...

‘Women’s sports are on the rise’

‘Women’s sports are on the rise’

JACLYN SEIFERT, Evergreen reporter

October 4, 2019

For the past four years WSU soccer player Morgan Weaver brought the same energy and grit to her game every time she stepped on the field. “I want to be known as a hard worker. No matter what, I am not going to give up,” Morgan said. “I don’t want to take a day off.” The Missouri Athletic...

Kemp found her home at WSU

Kemp found her home at WSU

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

October 4, 2019

During the time Renee Kemp attended high school and rowed in New Zealand, an unfamiliar man approached her at a regatta. That man was Karl Huhta, former Cougar rowing assistant coach. He told her he represented Washington State University and was interested in recruiting her to the rowing team. She...

Schulz criticized for lack of transparency about provost

Schulz criticized for lack of transparency about provost

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

October 4, 2019

WSU President Kirk Schulz publicly spoke about the departure of former provost Mitzi Montoya for the first time during a WSU Faculty Senate meeting on Thursday. Schulz said that Bryan Slinker, interim executive vice president and provost, will not replace Montoya permanently and plans to retire on...

Hristova building something special

Hristova building something special

SHAYNE TAYLOR, Evergreen reporter

October 4, 2019

Five years ago, she said she did not originally intend on playing basketball at WSU. After a visit though, Borislava Hristova, also known as Bobi Buckets, ended up enjoying the environment. Now, Hristova is preparing for her redshirt senior year as a Cougar. “I’m just trying to achieve better...

ASWSU calls for Pac-12 to stand with ASUU

ASWSU calls for Pac-12 to stand with ASUU

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

October 3, 2019

The ASWSU Senate passed a resolution Wednesday night in response to the University of Utah filing a motion to dismiss the $56 million lawsuit filed in June by Lauren McCluskey’s parents, Jill and Matt McCluskey, WSU professors. It calls for accountability from the University of Utah for failing to pr...

‘Cookie Monster’ earns hundreds of dollars

‘Cookie Monster’ earns hundreds of dollars

RACHEL KOCH, Evergreen reporter

October 3, 2019

Claire McEwen, 11, is a Girl Scout with a reputation. After selling over 5,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies since 2015, her troop members nicknamed her “The Cookie Monster.” Claire, who first joined the Girl Scouts 6 years ago, likes the nickname, she said. “I love a lot of Girl Scout cookies,...

WSU research contributes to sustainable fuel

WSU research contributes to sustainable fuel

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

October 3, 2019

WSU research is being used to develop a biofuel refinery in Washington state that will convert forest residuals, like branches left after trees are harvested, into fuel. Chris Whitworth, director of project development for Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels, LLC (NWABF), said the facility will produce sustainable...

New spray to prevent frost damage for days

New spray to prevent frost damage for days

SHANEL HAYNES, Evergreen reporter

October 3, 2019

Professors at the WSU Tri-Cities campus are developing a biorenewable spray that prevents frost damage on crops for about 72 hours. Qin Zhang, professor and director of the WSU Center for Precision and Automated Agricultural Systems, said the project aims to reduce frost damage affecting crops during...

Cougar sightings in Bay Area

Cougar sightings in Bay Area

JACLYN SEIFERT, Evergreen reporter

October 3, 2019

No. 14 WSU soccer will play No. 2 Stanford Cardinal at 8 p.m. on Thursday in Stanford, California. “Stanford is the best of the best and has been the best of the best for a while … against Stanford, every move counts,” head coach Todd Shulenberger said in an interview with WSU. WSU (8-1-0,1-0-0)...

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