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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Alison Saar walks patrons of the museum through her exhibit Mirror, Mirror.

Grant winners share inspiration behind BLM art

PORTIA SIMMONS October 13, 2021

The Black Lives Matter Artist Grant allows artists to create pieces reflecting the structural changes in our society enacted by the BLM movement.   These works were put on display at the beginning...

Artwork in the Black Lives Matter Artist Grant Exhibition, located in the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, encite feelings of anger, sadness, and hope.

BLM exhibit pulls visitors into powerful message

LANNAN RUIZ September 16, 2021

Time and time again, art has been used to depict and remember the importance of our history, shaping the world’s way of thinking and changing our view of society. This fall semester, Palouse residents...

The art pieces displayed in fall 2021 will be different mediums, including ceramics, sculptures, drawings, digital media and photography.

WSU Museum of Art awards $2,500 to 20 Washington artists

MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter December 8, 2020

The WSU Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art awarded 20 artists $2,500 each for their artwork depicting social justice and systemic racism. Artists in Washington were allowed to submit artwork expressing...

Committee Chair Jeri Harris said local artists are encouraged to participate in installing the mural.

Arts committee decides to put Black Lives Matter mural on Paradise, Spring streets

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter October 14, 2020

The Pullman Arts Commission decided to implement a Black Lives Matter mural on the corner of Paradise and Spring Streets, which will cost anywhere from $1,000-3,000. The commission discussed several possibilities...

This summers BLM protests called the abolishment of police into question. Is it an option?

OPINION: Police abolishment is a multifaceted issue

MACKENNA ROWE September 23, 2020

On May 25, George Floyd died at the hands of a police officer. Since then, anti-police and pro-police protests have become prominent in America. As some cities like Seattle move toward abolishing the police,...

The WSU Greek community needs to be more inclusive and welcoming of diverse members, whether thats race, sexuality or religion.

OPINION: Greek community needs more diversity

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen opinion editor September 1, 2020

WSU Greek life – specifically Panhellenic – is not doing enough to encourage diversity in its chapters. However, emboldened by their own passion for overcoming racial inequality and the need for change,...

BLM is a nationwide movement that needs to stay socially relevant with media attention.

OPINION: Keep BLM in the headlines

LAUREN PETTIT August 25, 2020

The Black Lives Matter protests appeared with a bang in late May after the unjust murder of George Floyd from police brutality. The movement had mass coverage all over the news. It is a strong topic that...

Local activists spoke about painting a mural downtown at the city council meeting Tuesday night.

Mural in solidarity with BLM movement draws support from residents

LUKE HUDSON, Evergreen reporter July 15, 2020

A proposal from the Palouse in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter for a mural in downtown Pullman received support from several city officials though no vote was made on the topic. Jason Kennedy, Pullman...

Activism watered down for corporate branding, or to fit in, is not activism at all.

OPINION: Performative activism benefits nobody

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen mint editor July 15, 2020

While the Black Lives Matter protests are centered around specific issues, the end goal of the protest doesn’t have a consensus. Some people believe we need to defund the police to deter brutality and...

The Palouse in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter organized a protest on June 12. The Pullman Police Chief issued a memo about the demonstration.

Local BLM activists, police chief respond to memo about march for racial equality

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief July 3, 2020

A local Black Lives Matter group criticized a memo by Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins, stating it mischaracterized the organization and discouraged people from attending its march on June 12. The...

We need to create a police force that actually helps and protects the people its designed to serve.

OPINION: Abolish the police

CLAIRE PADILLA June 24, 2020

In an unfortunate Facebook questionnaire, a comment was made in response to my asking for people's opinion on police reform: "As a person who knows little about police policy, I do not have enough information...

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