The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

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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

Lannan Ruiz dancing Jalisco Style Folkorico as a member of Ballet Folklorico de WSU.

Letter from the editor: culture edition

LANNAN RUIZ January 13, 2022

New year, new section. This semester will kick off with a new section covering only cultural topics. It will cover Black History Month events to VIBES, music reviews, and culturally impactful films.  This...

Mamatha Muralidharan performed a dance that pays homage to the Lord of Dance in India, Lord Shiva, on Nov. 18.

Stunning with red, gold

LANNAN RUIZ December 2, 2021

As the rain pounded on the Compton Union Building’s third-floor windows, a familiar bustle of people excitedly socialized after two and a half semesters apart. At the International Student Council’s...

Advocating for Indigenous people is expecially important at WSU, considering we occupy their land.

Media contributes to injustices against Indigenous peoples

KESTRA ENGSTROM, Managing editor December 2, 2021

When a white woman goes missing, there is often a media frenzy surrounding the case. Some, such as the recent murder of van life influencer Gabby Petito, have captured the attention of the nation. The...

Mexican-American children were more likely to share than white children. But the Mexican-American children were more competitive than individualistc children if they spoke English at home.

Sharing is caring, but only for some

JUSTIN WASHINGTON, Evergreen research editor November 11, 2021

WSU researchers found that Mexican-American preschool children from collectivistic backgrounds are more cooperative and share more than white preschool children from individualistic backgrounds.  Collectivism...

The Filipino American Student Association performs a cultural dance on Oct. 15 for a cultural exhibition.

Exhibition emphasizes unity, sharing of cultures

CARSON HOLLAND, Evergreen columnist October 21, 2021

On Sunday, the Senior Ballroom of the Compton Union Ballroom filled with guests and family as the Pacific Islanders Club, in tandem with other student groups, put on their cultural exhibition “The Binding...

Ballet Folklórico helped club leader Michelle Cordova to connect to her culture and heritage.

Ballet Folklórico to dance at soccer game

SHEILA JOHNSON September 2, 2021

One WSU dance group helps Mexican students connect to their heritage through traditional dance and teach other students about Mexican culture. “It’s a way to get your body moving,” said Michelle...

Not only should we see more representation of the AAPI community in film and media, but we should be learning about how to encourage and support representation for minorities in the correct way.

Accurate Asian American, Pacific Islander representation in film is vital

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen managing editor May 28, 2021

Representation of minority groups in media and film has often been a major topic in conversations about oppression and civil rights. After the horrifying and widely-covered attacks on Asians, Asian...

Warren Queton, affiliate of the Cherokee Nation, said Native Americans need to know their ancestral language and their ceremonial ways.

Maintaining Native identity vital to future of tribal sovereignty, speaker says

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor November 3, 2020

A University of Oklahoma tribal liaison officer and program director discussed how Native American heritage should be seen as an identity at an event hosted by WSU to celebrate Native American Heritage...

Jacqueline Wilson plays the bassoon. She started playing bassoon in high school. Now she analyzes contemporary Native American composers work in the context of assimilation policies.

WSU professor honors cultural heritage through music, research

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief October 23, 2020

For a new WSU faculty member, coming home to Washington state means being close to family and culture. Jacqueline Wilson (Yakama), assistant professor of bassoon and theory, said pursuing her music...

The Ballet Folklorico de WSU group has previously performed
at Mom’s Weekend, recognition events and graduation.

Group celebrates Mexican culture

ANNIE HAGER August 17, 2020

Michelle Cordova decided to lead Ballet Folklorico at WSU with one goal in mind: connecting people to their roots using dance.  Ballet Folklorico is a new WSU club led by Cordova, sophomore landscape...

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