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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

Cougar Cowgirl Josie looks toward 2023

Cougar Cowgirl: 2022 Review

JOSIE GOODRICH, Reporter/Copy Editor January 12, 2023

2022 has come and gone and looking back, it was truly such a great year for me in so many different aspects of my life. Last year was my rookie season in the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association...

The Cougar Cowgirl has her own traditions for Thanksgivng.

Rodeoing stops for nothing, not even holidays

JOSIE GOODRICH, Reporter/Copy Editor December 1, 2022

Rope, ride, repeat. Thanksgiving is no exception. Usually, my parents and brother and I have a Thanksgiving lunch. My mom makes phenomenal mashed potatoes that I could eat all day long, and apparently...

There are certain guidelines for drug usage at rodeos.

Cougar Cowgirl: Behind the Scenes

JOSIE GOODRICH, Reporter/Copy Editor November 17, 2022

This week's special edition is about drugs, sex and rock 'n' roll. Basically, the behind-the-scenes of a cowboy's life. Believe it or not, members of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association are not...

Josie switches her outfit from her typical cowgirl vibe to a princess for Halloween.

Cougar Cowgirl: Tangled up in Halloween

JOSIE GOODRICH, Reporter/Copy Editor November 2, 2022

The best weekend has come and gone, and I am counting down the days until next year's Halloween. As I mentioned in my last column, I am a big advocate of Halloween. I love everything about the costumes...

Josie Goodrich interviewing year-end Columbia River Circuit champions for the Cowboy Channel this weekend.

Cougar Cowgirl: Both Sides of the Camera

JOSIE GOODRICH, Reporter/Copy Editor October 26, 2022

My very first Columbia River Circuit Finals is in the books, and I walked away with a little more than just money. The first round of the circuit finals in Redmond, Oregon, Thursday night brought a...

Josie Goodrich and Ruby splitting the win at the Pendleton college rodeo on Saturday

Cougar Cowgirl: Ropin’ necks and cashin’ checks

JOSIE GOODRICH, Reporter/Copy Editor October 19, 2022

Whoop whoop!  Another weekend of rodeoing in the books, and I am happy to say it was nothing but a great weekend. My game plan for the weekend, and really every weekend was to score good and take...

Josie Goodrich had a rough weekend at her first college rodeo of the season but she hopes to bounce back at her rodeo this weekend.

Cougar Cowgirl: Staying in the Saddle

JOSIE GOODRICH, Reporter/Copy Editor October 12, 2022

Well, the first weekend of college rodeos are in the books, and boy, what a weekend it was.  After classes on Thursday I headed back home to Stanfield, Oregon, and practiced up a little before my...

Josie Goodrich and Keeper look towards first college rodeo of the 2022 season after a good college season this past spring

Cougar Cowgirl: A short break before junior season

JOSIE GOODRICH, Reporter/Copy Editor October 5, 2022

I took a little break from the rodeo world to spend some time in Pullman, which turned into me picking up a new hobby - chariot racing. I found out Saturday during halftime of the Homecoming football...

Josie Goodrich and her Greek family at Kappa Deltas big/little event on Sunday.

Cougar Cowgirl: A Weekend in Pullman

JOSIE GOODRICH, Reporter/Copy Editor September 28, 2022

After a well deserved break from the rodeo world, I got to soak in a whole lot of Pullman sunshine and Coug pride this weekend. I got to go to my very first football game of the year, which was awesome...

Josie Goodrich and Ruby placing fifth at Pendleton Round-Up

Cougar Cowgirl: Wrapping up the Season

JOSIE GOODRICH, Reporter/Copy Editor September 21, 2022

As my rookie season comes to an end, I am happy to say I accomplished my one goal for the summer: make the Columbia River Circuit Finals. I breakaway roped a little bit during my freshman year of high...

Josie hopes to return to the Pendleton Round-Up with a win

Cougar Cowgirl: Let ‘er Buck

JOSIE GOODRICH, Reporter/Copy Editor September 14, 2022

The best rodeo of the entire year has finally arrived, and I could not be happier to run down the hill.  To give some history, the Pendleton Round-Up in Pendleton, Oregon is not only one of the oldest...

Josie prepares for Palouse Empire Fair Rodeo in Colfax

Cougar Cowgirl: On the Road

JOSIE GOODRICH, Reporter/Copy Editor September 7, 2022

I can hardly believe I am saying this, but I am definitely ready for this rodeo season to be about done.  Last Tuesday after classes I drove back to my hometown in Stanfield, Oregon, and spent the...

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