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Rise of Amazon orders keeps postal workers busy

The Pullman USPS saw an influx of mail to deliver once quarantine hit because people are choosing to shop online over in person.

JARED BRADLEY, Evergreen reporter

September 3, 2020

Postage has come a long way from its humble beginnings in the country, especially now that Amazon has become so prevalent during quarantine. In downtown Pullman, what once was the historical United States Post Office building stands taller than all except Evolve. Now, the building is used as a brewery,...

WSU alumni show support for local businesses online

The owner of College Hill Custom Threads, in collaboration with another WSU alumnus, made a website to help support other small business owners.

HANNAH FLORES, Evergreen reporter

August 31, 2020

While the lively and bustling community of Pullman has continued to thrive in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak, many local businesses have faced several hardships. In the past few months, alumni within the Coug community have collaborated with business owners to provide online resources. WSU alumnus...

‘We are still here, we still care’

As part of a virtual Week of Welcome this fall, multicultural groups from across campus met together to provide resources to incoming and current students. Some of the groups include the African American Student Center and STEM support programs.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

August 27, 2020

As students navigate online learning, multicultural student groups and WSU leaders are collaborating to provide the same level of resources to students.  The Office of Multicultural Student Services worked with campus organizations to provide a virtual Week of Welcome through Conexion. Conexion serves...

Letter to freshmen: Stay connected despite COVID-19

Letter to freshmen: Stay connected despite COVID-19

BRUCE MULMAT, Guest columnist

August 17, 2020

This will be an interesting semester for Cougs everywhere. Obviously, everyone knows that WSU Zoom 2: Electric Boogaloo will make classes more difficult, and it will make labs almost impossible. To all the STEM majors: I give to you my condolences. The best part of school for me was the people....

Students find their inner leader

The three-tiered program offered by WSU allows students to attend workshops and engage in community service, like Adopt-a-Block. WSU alumna Keanna Maki says she went to Spokane to hear speakers talk about their leadership position.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

August 17, 2020

Kaye Gill joined the Emerging Leaders certificate program as a freshman because she was interested in leadership but could not see herself as a leader. Three years later, Gill is the director of the Cougar Leadership Team, which organizes the three-tier leadership program starting with Emerging Leaders. “I’m...

Café Moro will close doors soon

Owner Tyson Feasel works behind the counter at Café Moro on Friday morning. The coffee shop will close on August 20.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

August 17, 2020

Café  Moro, a familiar staple of Pullman’s Main Street, will close permanently on Aug. 20. Owner Tyson Feasel, who had the coffee shop since 2011, said he made the decision to close because a financial recovery would be difficult. Though COVID-19 played a role in his decision, it was not, ulti...

OPINION: Coronavirus will foster greater community at WSU

This pandemic, as terrible as it is, will bring Cougs closer together and build community bonds.

MACKENNA ROWE, Evergreen columnist

August 17, 2020

One of the very first sentences freshmen hear when joining the WSU family is, "Cougs help Cougs." That motto has not changed despite the new circumstances for the fall semester. Although the Cougar community has moved to a virtual format, there are many ways to make this year just as special. One...

Moscow dance academy provides flexible options for students

Festival Dance and Performing Arts Association in Moscow canceled classes for the spring session. However, instructors are offering flexible classes for students and dance camps.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

July 13, 2020

For about 40 years, the Festival Dance and Performing Arts Association in Moscow has trained local youth the art of performing. With everything up in the air this year, the business has created alternatives so students can continue practicing. The association works in conjunction with the University of Idaho, which also...

WSU student confronts reality of being bisexual, biracial woman

When Samantha King-Shaw was a freshman on the WSU track and field team, she did not feel accepted as a bisexual and biracial person. However, two years later, she found a place she could be herself in the Queer Intersectional Association and PERIOD.

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

July 13, 2020

Finding accepting people and an accepting community who acknowledge her as a multifaceted being is something Samantha King-Shaw, a biracial and bisexual woman, has been working on for a while now.  “Once I was introduced to sexuality as a spectrum ... That was when it clicked,” said Samantha...

Airport receives grant for service to Denver

Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport received a $780,000 federal grant to help finance service to Denver.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

July 6, 2020

Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport received a grant from the United States Department of Transportation that will help the airport bring service to Denver.   Tony Bean, PMRA executive director, said the airline that will provide service to Denver is United or a United-affiliate carrier.  The fi...

‘She speaks for what she believes in’

Kaylah Blas developed her leadership skills during her time at WSU by being involved with Chi Delta Sigma sorority and other organizations.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

June 29, 2020

WSU alumna Kaylah Blas took a leap of faith by leaving her Californian home to attend WSU, being the first in her family to do so.  Blas packed her schedule by being involved with the Asian Pacific American Student Coalition, Hawaii Club and the Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life. She was also an ori...

Grassroots organization connects volunteers with neighbors in need

Some residents on the Palouse wanted to help their neighbors by initiating an organization that delivers groceries to those in need.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

May 26, 2020

About 70 Pullman and Moscow locals are volunteering to deliver groceries to their neighbors in need through a grassroots organization called Palouse COVID-19 Mutual Aid. Delaney Piper, the organizer behind the group and a history masters student at WSU, said volunteers primarily focus on grocery deliveries. Howeve...

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