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People of the Palouse: Azzah Sultan

Sultan's first solo exhibit, “Anak Dara,” will open in New York City.

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen Mint editor

September 10, 2020

Azzah Sultan graduated from WSU’s Master in Fine Arts program last semester after completing her thesis project, “Anak Dara,” meaning “young unmarried child.” The name came from a pet name her mother called her as a child, and the exhibit was created through fabrics and spices from...

Malden, Pine City fires devastate towns, homes

As of Tuesday afternoon, the town of Malden is still without power due to burned and downed power lines. The fire was unpreventable, the Whitman County sheriff says.

HUNTER ORCUTT, Evergreen reporter

September 9, 2020

Three fires that started in Whitman County on Monday have covered over 12,000 acres, and two continue to burn. The fire in Malden, known as the Babbs Road Fire for the road it started near, has covered an estimated 8,900 acres so far. As of Tuesday evening, it is zero percent contained, said Sydney Mc...

OPINION: Greek community needs to prioritize members of color

The WSU Greek community needs to get over years of ingrained racism and accept members of color into their ranks.

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen columnist

September 9, 2020

The Multicultural Greek Council at WSU is made up of 14 organizations. Each was created with diverse goals and values, all with the intent of providing a space of cultural connection for people of color on the university’s campus. This connection needs to be the priority, however, and members of color...

WSU testing locations offer testing free to all students

Students must have their Cougar Card when they get tested as proof of identification.

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN, Evergreen reporter

September 9, 2020

COVID-19 testing at the National Guard and Cougar Health Services testing sites is free for all WSU students. Testing was originally only free for students who did not have insurance, according to an Evergreen article. Students must bring their Cougar Card to the site as proof of identification and will receive a test, said Phil Weiler, WSU vice president for marketing and commu...

OPINION: Dorm life is incredibly surreal

Whether it's crushed crayfish or ghost roommates, the dorms will always be an interesting, surreal experience.

GRACE LAPIERRE, Evergreen columnist

September 9, 2020

Living in the dorms provides a unique experience — at least one that I never expected. I lived in the dorms for two years before moving off campus – first Rogers Hall, then in Olympia Avenue – and I quickly discovered that dorm life is its own unique world. In Rogers Hall, there was a half-eaten...

Drastic spike of COVID-19 cases impacts local hospital’s testing process

From Aug. 19 to Sept. 1, Pullman Regional Hospital conducted 1,687 COVID-19 tests, and 418 results were positive. PRH conducted an average of 121 tests per day.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

September 9, 2020

Pullman Regional Hospital increased its testing in its COVID-19 Testing Center due to the return of WSU students in the community. The drive-thru center, which is a trailer situated at the back of PRH near its emergency department entrance, opened in March to keep possible COVID-19 patients outside o...

Officials urge residents to practice fire safety

Smoke rises from a wildfire outside of Rosalia. This was one of multiple fires that started Monday around the Palouse.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

September 8, 2020

As wildfire season continues, officials urge residents to practice fire safety by fully extinguishing recreational fires, having an evacuation plan and wearing masks in smoky areas. The wildfire season can begin as early as April in eastern Washington and be much later in western Washington, said Ru...

OPINION: High school doesn’t prepare students for college

High school teachers aren't prepping their students for college or the real world.

GRACE LAPIERRE, Evergreen columnist

September 8, 2020

Most people would say college is harder than high school. Generally, I am inclined to agree despite the fact my experience has been contrary to that idea. My high school always spoke about ‘preparing us for the real world/college,’ but I never felt they did a great job of living up to the idea. ...

Eleven research ponies recover from equine influenza

The horses first started showing symptoms of equine influenza Aug. 21, including cough and fever. The animals have been symptom-free since Aug. 27 but are still quarantined.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

September 8, 2020

Editor's note: This article has been updated to correct a factual error where ponies were incorrectly identified as horses.  Eleven ponies at WSU contracted equine influenza, which is an airborne virus spread through infected droplets. The ponies first started showing symptoms Aug. 21, including cough and fe...

OPINION: Social media negatively affects communication

Social media degrades relationships and hurts people, especially during election season.

JOEY FRANKLIN, Evergreen columnist

September 8, 2020

Social media can be very useful, especially during a pandemic, when seeing friends and family in person is not a viable option. Social media, however, does not come without negative aspects. When people communicate with others solely through social media, it does more harm than good. When social media...

OPINION: Pop culture depicts drugs too positively

Drugs and alcohol are portrayed in a positive, fun light in pop culture, but that doesn't tell the whole story.

PORTIA SIMMONS, Evergreen columnist

September 8, 2020

In honor of September being National Recovery Month, I decided to investigate today’s depictions of drug use through pop culture, social media, television and the negative effects of it. Ken Faunce, associate professor in WSU’s department of history, said throughout history, drugs have been portrayed...

National Guard will test WSU students at Steptoe Village Apartments

Students need to bring their student ID numbers and insurance information, if they have it.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

September 4, 2020

The National Guard will begin testing only WSU students, even if they are asymptomatic, without appointments in the upper parking lot of the Steptoe Village Apartments on Sept. 8.  Testing will tentatively start at 9 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. so as many students can be tested as possible. A Nationa...

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