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Aaron Fandel did not know where he would fit on the Interfraternity Council, but he knew it was the place he wanted to be. This year he served as president.

IFC president challenged peers to change culture

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor December 10, 2020

When Aaron Fandel took over the WSU Interfraternity Council president position, he had a long list of issues to address, like alcohol abuse and sexual assault. Fandel began taking on leadership positions...

Miranda Gooler, senior advertising major, led potential WSU sorority members through recruitment as a Rho Gamma.

Panhellenic leader welcomes new Greek members

ANNIE HAGER December 10, 2020

As a first-generation student, senior Miranda Gooler found her place within WSU as a member of the Panhellenic Council. Gooler, majoring in advertising with a minor in business and administration,...

The art pieces displayed in fall 2021 will be different mediums, including ceramics, sculptures, drawings, digital media and photography.

WSU Museum of Art awards $2,500 to 20 Washington artists

MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter December 8, 2020

The WSU Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art awarded 20 artists $2,500 each for their artwork depicting social justice and systemic racism. Artists in Washington were allowed to submit artwork expressing...

Todd Butler, associate dean of faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences, will begin his term as interim dean Jan. 1.

College of Arts and Sciences appoints interim dean

STEFFI LUDAHL, Evergreen reporter December 8, 2020

A WSU faculty member of 17 years will act as the interim dean for the College of Arts and Sciences starting Jan. 1. Todd Butler, associate dean of faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences, said he...

Kelly Jensen graduated from WSU in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in apparel merchandising. After working in retail for a few years, she decided to start her own clothing brand called Rollick.

WSU alumna will not ‘play by other people’s rules’

HANNAH FLORES December 3, 2020

When Kelly Jensen attended Catholic school, free dress day once a month was the make or break moment to show off her personal style.  Although fashion was not always in her career plan, Jensen...

Jackie Eveland, mother and owner of Building Blocks Child Care, said her daughter is thriving with online learning, but understands how younger children struggle.

Two mothers view schools reopening with mixed emotions

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen managing editor December 3, 2020

As fall 2020 wraps up for Pullman Public Schools, two mothers and local business owners reflect on managing their careers and their children’s distance learning during the pandemic.  As someone...

Claudia Berry, WSU sophomore wildlife ecology and conservation sciences major, learned a variety of skills during her time in the U.S. Army, like time management and topography.

Student veteran becomes leader on campus

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor November 9, 2020

Claudia Berry grew up watching her father serve in two wars for the military. She wanted to follow in his footsteps. At age 16, she signed some paperwork and entered the military by the time she was...

WSU sophomore Tanya Rivera knew she wanted to work with children from underrepresented groups since was in high school.

‘Tanya is unstoppable’

SANDI KOBIESA, Mint editor November 5, 2020

Being from a family of immigrants, Tanya Rivera feels an internal drive to succeed. Rivera, sophomore speech and hearing sciences major, knew she wanted to work with children when she was a sophomore...

WSU alumna Leen Kawas moved to the U.S. to study pharmacology. She started her own biotech company, which is conducting clinical trials for Alzheimer’s disease drug treatments.

Creating an Alzheimer’s treatment

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen editor-in-chief November 5, 2020

For WSU alumna Leen Kawas, developing a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease means solving a problem that affects many individuals and families — including her own. “My grandmother died from...

John Lupinacci, assistant professor in the WSU College of Education, said teaching classes over Zoom hindered making connections with students because several of them do not keep their cameras on.

‘Fight the ills of society’

HANNAH FLORES November 2, 2020

John Lupinacci grew up surrounded by teachers who pushed him to learn about social justice and become more involved with his community. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Lupinacci grew up witnessing...

Gunnar Sly, WSU junior chemical engineering major, hopes to use a form of algae to create longer-lasting and environmentally-friendly batteries.

Student searches for sustainable battery

SANDI KOBIESA, Mint editor November 2, 2020

When Gunnar Sly was an incoming freshman three years ago, his dream came true when he was given the opportunity to do research on silicon batteries. Gunnar Sly, junior chemical engineering major, spent...

Kayla Leland, third-year student in the doctor of pharmacy program at WSU-Spokane, received the Gaskins Scholars Program Award.

Hospital awards three students with scholarships

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor October 27, 2020

Pullman Regional Hospital awarded three students scholarships totaling $6,000. Kayla Leland is a third-year student in the doctor of pharmacy program at WSU Spokane. She said she grew up in Spokane,...

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