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WSU admin urged to take action for racist comments made by student

“If they are not doing that, then we're going to have to go ahead and hold up a petition and be an advocate to make sure that the student is no longer on campus,” ASWSU President Curtis Cohen said.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

June 5, 2020

Editor's note: The Daily Evergreen recognizes that the social media post depict screenshots with graphic language. It was added to provide validity and context to the story. Please view at your own risk. WSU students called for action from university administration after screenshots of a student'...

ASWSU lays out recommendations for hazing prevention

Outgoing ASWSU President Quinton Berkompas said ASWSU's University Hazing Policy Review Committee was created in March. The committee recommends WSU officials to implement workshops and resources for victims.

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen reporter

May 11, 2020

ASWSU's University Hazing Policy Review Committee has created a list of recommendations for WSU officials to consider regarding hazing on campus.  Some of the recommendations include creating a WSU-affiliated website dedicated to hazing. The website would include a “chain of command” when reporting incident...

Senate spends remaining budget

Senator Oluwanifemi Shola-Dare said these lamps will help support students experiencing SAD because light therapy can help treat it.

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

April 30, 2020

The ASWSU Senate is spending approximately $25,000 on a campus-wide safety project and lamps which are used to combat seasonal affective disorder (SAD) for students across Pullman campus. “One of our main priorities will always be keeping our students safe,” said Director of Safety Victoria Fitz...

ASWSU gives $10,000 for grocery program

Vice President Jhordin Prescott said funds for ASWSU’s Grocery Reimbursement Program would have been exhausted by April 22 if not for the additional $10,000.

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen ASWSU reporter

April 23, 2020

An additional $10,000 will be added to ASWSU’s Grocery Reimbursement Program. “We’re having an increasing number of students applying,” Vice President Jhordin Prescott said. “The pool is diminishing.” The ASWSU Senate approved the executive branch’s request for the additional $10,0...

ASWSU Senate confirms new associate justice

ASWSU President Quinton Berkompas said he formed a hazing policy review committee.

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

April 16, 2020

The ASWSU Election Board chair will be moving to the Judicial Board as an associate justice next semester. “I had a great experience as the Election Board chair but my passion really does lie with the Judicial Board,” Election Board Chair Sarah Gorrell said. The ASWSU Senate confirmed Gorrell int...

WSU provides ‘one-stop-shop’ for students to pick up food

Food donations to the WSU Office for Access and Opportunity food pantry wait to be packaged for students.

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

April 15, 2020

Food pantries across WSU Pullman pooled their resources to provide one place for students to pick up food and hygiene supplies. Anna Schilter, principal assistant to the Dean of Students, said the Office of the Dean of Students has given out 42 bags of food to students since March 25. “Our food ...

S&A fee committee expects decrease in revenue

ASWSU President Quinton Berkompas said the student fee will not increase because of financial uncertainty due to COVID-19.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

April 13, 2020

Services and Activities Fee Committee members decided during a 10-hour meeting April 3 to make budget cuts that would allow the S&A fee to stay at $558 for the 2020-2021 school year.  Quinton Berkompas, ASWSU president and S&A committee chair, said the committee members did not feel comf...

ASWSU funds community bench

Senator Oluwanifemi Shola-Dare said these lamps will help support students experiencing SAD because light therapy can help treat it.

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen ASWSU reporter

April 9, 2020

The former location of Theta Xi will see a community bench added to its green space by the end of May. “This used to be the place of Theta Xi fraternity where my dad went back in like the ‘80s,” Kathryn Fitzgerald, Bees and Trees project planner, said. “Now we have the potential to just con...

ASWSU still to celebrate Earth Month

Environmental Sustainability Chair Patrick Robichard said ESA will host an online sustainability challenge.

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen ASWSU reporter

April 2, 2020

All of the ASWSU’s Environmental Sustainability Alliance’s (ESA) planned events for Earth Month were cancelled because of COVID-19, but the virus will not stop them from celebrating the Earth and its environment. ESA Chair Patrick Robichard said the department is pivoting its celebration since t...

Student activist on dreaming big

Frias has tried all kinds of opportunities to expand her enjoyment and wonder, she said. However, her most prized position out of all was being an orientation counselor, hearing from students how she helped them grow in the short time she had with them, she said.

MADDY BEAN, Evergreen reporter

March 26, 2020

Being able to find your authentic self is something most people strive for in college. For senior and activist Mariela Frias, she’s had a long time to discover who that is, through all the things she has been involved in at WSU. Frias, a comparative ethnic studies major, was born in Puerto Rico...

No stopping for ASWSU

New President Curtis Cohen and New Vice President Sean Doster look over the results of the election on Wednesday night at the Phi Kappa Sigma House. The former candidates celebrated with a speech that ended with lots of hugging and clapping for the them.

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

March 25, 2020

Running the day-to-day tasks of the ASWSU executive staff and transitioning into it can be a daunting task, even more so with a stay-at-home order from Gov. Jay Inslee. “The transition is like drinking from a fire hose,” ASWSU President Quinton Berkompas said, “and that’s on a normal year ...

ASWSU, GPSA call for moratorium on evictions, utility shut-offs

ASWSU, GPSA call for moratorium on evictions, utility shut-offs

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

March 14, 2020

ASWSU and GPSA published a letter on Friday calling for a moratorium on evictions, utility shut-offs, large gatherings, foreclosures and mortgage payments in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.  The letter was sent to local legislators and Gov. Jay Inslee, asking that companies not cut off essen...

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