The Daily Evergreen

OPINION: Local businesses deserve support during COVID-19

Government loans have been going to large corporations like Amazon, but we should be more worried about small businesses and individuals.

MACKENNA ROWE, Evergreen columnist

July 22, 2020

We live in a time where Prime delivery offered by Amazon comes in a few days. Walmart can deliver groceries and gaming systems to cars. Food service companies can drop off food right to a front door. What about neighbors or even friends who own local businesses? The story for small businesses is a little...

OPINION: A radically different freshman experience

As August approaches, WSU's incoming freshmen will face new challenges related to COVID-19.

MACKENNA ROWE, Evergreen columnist

July 15, 2020

In March, schools across the world had to switch formats and completely shut down due to COVID-19. As August approaches, accommodations are still needed to continue with the 2020-2021 school year. Many first-year students had high hopes for the fall and being back in-person at WSU. Though this is...

OPINION: Touchless payment is the way of the future

Touchless and mobile payments minimize risk of viral transmission for the customer and the business.

ADAM HUREAU, Evergreen columnist

July 1, 2020

More businesses need to use mobile payment systems. Mobile payment, or touchless payment as it is sometimes called, has become one of the most convenient methods of transaction. In an age where technology rules over everything, there is no reason why this hasn’t been (or shouldn’t be) widely implemented...

OPINION: Get outside with nature

The Palouse offers so many outdoor activities, so this summer, get out and enjoy them!

ADAM HUREAU, Evergreen columnist

June 10, 2020

With everything going on in the world right now, it’s hard to focus. From COVID-19 to the nationwide protests, it seems like the lives we had before are a thing of the past. To combat the stress, anxiety and anger that we all may be feeling in the wake of these events, consider going outside. Being...

Facility sells protective barriers for customer service employees

Protective gear like acrylic shields and face masks can keep people and workers safe from COVID-19.

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

May 27, 2020

WSU’s Technical Services is providing protective shields for customer service locations to keep workers safe from contracting COVID-19. “These are highly in demand right now and it’s going to be an important part of reopening the university,” said Technical Services Supervisor, Dave Savage. ...

Online presentations held for incoming students

Alive Orientation will be online this summer. Presentations are in a PowerPoint format with a live feature so participants can ask questions along the way.

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

May 26, 2020

WSU’s Office of Admissions and Recruitment is offering online daily presentations for prospective and incoming students.  Randi Niehenke, associate director for the Office of Admissions and Recruitment, said the department went virtual as soon as Gov. Jay Inslee’s stay-home order was put in plac...

Pullman businesses adapt to Phase 2 changes

Tawny Szumlas, owner of Rico’s Pub, said employees and customers are following COVID-19 regulations, which includes wearing protection gear like masks.

CHERYL AARNIO and SYDNEY BROWN

May 22, 2020

As Phase 2 kicks off in Pullman, businesses in town must adapt to a new normal. The Safe Start plan for businesses laid out by Gov. Jay Inslee includes specific industry guidelines that businesses must follow in order to reopen, said Pullman Downtown Coordinator Jeanne Weiler. These guidelines include p...

Pullman Transit adjusts routes to comply with state order

Pullman Transit adjusts routes to comply with state order

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

April 1, 2020

Pullman Transit will adjust routes until May because fewer people are riding buses. According to the press release, the Crimson Express and Gray Express routes will continue to operate with one less bus each, at 30-minute frequencies. The Coffee route will be suspended because some stops are shared by the Silver ...

Several Pullman bars switch to delivery, to-go only systems

Rico's Pub Owner Tawny Szumlas says to-go orders spike around lunch and dinnertime but are low for the rest of the day.

JARED BRADLEY, Evergreen reporter

March 25, 2020

Local restaurants and bars in Pullman have had to look for ways to deal with COVID-19 after the governor ordered that restaurants no longer serve customers in-store. Many of them are switching to to-go only or delivery-only service. Travis O’Dell, owner of The Land, said they were closed all of last ...

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