The Daily Evergreen

When math, poetry intersect

James Owusu Asare attended WSU to study math, but he also continued to write poetry. His collection of poems now exceeds 300.

ELIZA CALLIS, Evergreen reporter

October 22, 2020

Seven-year-old James Owusu Asare sat in his family's home writing lines of poetry — a hobby he has continued to work on. Asare’s father was an English teacher and taught him to read at a very young age, he said. Asare was born and raised in Accra, Ghana. He said Ghanaian culture is family-orientate...

Interior design student wins competition for COVID-friendly space

A WSU interior design student won first place in a design competition for her COVID-safe lobby space.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

October 12, 2020

WSU interior design student Leigh Ann Bryan won first place in a design competition for her COVID-safe lobby space. Bryan’s design, which she completed for her senior capstone studio, is for the Pier 56 building in Seattle. It features elements such as antimicrobial copper surfaces, dividing walls to se...

Cable 8 goes virtual this semester

Cable 8 Productions president Ariel Iacobazzi said the organization began in 1986 as a place for students to produce, direct and act in shows that would run on the local television station.

MATAYA SIEMION, Evergreen reporter

October 8, 2020

Virtually shooting and creating TV shows and YouTube videos may seem close to an impossible task. However, Cable 8 Productions is still moving forward this fall.  Cable 8 Productions is the student-run television station at WSU and has been around since 1986. Cable 8 creates a variety of shows tha...

Rural students’ path to higher education

Palouse Pathways Founding Director Peggy Jenkins said the group has held virtual events recently, which has brought more traffic than usual.

ELIZA CALLIS, Evergreen reporter

October 8, 2020

One Pullman High School student expressed interest in nuclear engineering. Later down the road, Palouse Pathways introduced him to a nuclear safety manager at the Idaho National Laboratory. Collin Bannister is a member of the Scholars Program at Palouse Pathways. The program is a volunteer-run...

Graduate leader continues next phase of education

Samantha Edgerton helped with the WSU Fallen Cougars project in 2018 to create 17 biographies. She also gave a presentation about it.

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter

October 8, 2020

This year's GPSA Vice President pursued a career and a family before coming back to graduate school, which gives her a unique background that allows her to prosper in her position. Samantha Edgerton is a second-year doctoral student in history at WSU, but before she decided to pursue a graduate degree ...

Student mentor creates inclusive community for freshmen

Kim Padilla, from left to right; third person in the third row, became a mentor for the Asian American and Pacific Islander Student Center after her freshman mentor provided resources for her to get connected with the WSU community.

SANDI KOBIESA, Evergreen reporter

October 5, 2020

When Kimberly Padilla first arrived at the WSU Pullman campus, she was struck with an overwhelming amount of homesickness. Now as a student mentor, she hopes to ease the transition for other students.  Padilla, WSU junior human development and Spanish double major, came to WSU from Southern Califo...

Chu leads by example

Amy Chu grew up in Sydney, Australia. She led her high school golf team to back-to-back state championships in 2013 and 2014 before WSU.

DANIEL SHURR, Evergreen reporter

October 1, 2020

In recent years, WSU’s rolling wheat fields and lively weather have been appealing to international student-athletes. Redshirt sophomore Amy Chu of the Cougars' women's golf team is no exception. Chu grew up in Sydney, Australia, where she led the Sydney South West Area High Schools’ golf team...

Black student-athletes create group for inclusion 

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HANNAH FLORES, Evergreen reporter

September 28, 2020

As a freshman, Kelis Barton took it upon herself to create a space on campus for Black student-athletes to share their experiences and build relationships with one another on campus. Now, as a junior, she and her peers are inspired by the uplifting community of the Black Student Athlete Association. ...

Pullman consignment shop creates boutique experience

Michelle's Closet in downtown Pullman opened last year and offers shoppers affordable clothing prices with a brand-new clothing look.

SANDI KOBIESA, Evergreen reporter

September 28, 2020

Michelle’s Closet celebrated its one-year anniversary last week. Owner Michelle Kelly said she remembered being a student at WSU and noticing there were no consignment shops within walking distance.  “I wanted to add more affordable shopping to our area," Kelly said. "My goal was to be the m...

One local’s 20-year journey with sewing

Jody Boroughs began to sew when she was just a child. To continue her passion, she opened an Etsy shop, Fly Monkey Fly, to sell handmade bags.

MATAYA SIEMION, Evergreen reporter

September 28, 2020

Jody Boroughs' passion for sewing extends to over two decades. Two years ago, she decided to start up her own online business, Fly Monkey Fly, selling handmade bags. Boroughs’ grandmother sewed around her while she was growing up, but Boroughs did not touch a sewing machine until she was in her e...

Where coffee, art merge together

The owners of Cafe Artista, a mother and daughter duo, opened the coffee shop after a storefront in downtown Moscow became vacant.

ELIZA CALLIS, Evergreen reporter

September 24, 2020

Moscow is home to many small businesses, but the mother and daughter duo who own Cafe Artista has a unique position in town. The cafe on Moscow’s Main Street sells local coffee and food while featuring up-and-coming artists' work for consignment.  Lisa Bafus, Cafe Artista co-owner, said she...

Pullman-based salon built on teamwork

LaBella Salon owner Heather Meyer created the salon to allow employees to grow in education and offer pristine services to Pullman residents.

ANNIE HAGER, Evergreen reporter

September 24, 2020

The owner of LaBella Salon set out to provide a high-end experience for customers looking for haircuts and coloring services six years ago. Heather Meyer, LaBella Salon owner, has been styling hair for 30 years. Meyer said although the beauty industry is looked down upon a lot of the time, her team ...

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