The Daily Evergreen

Cougar Crew: Continuing a legacy

Senior Henry McRae describes his position on the Cougar Crew as the team’s CEO and captain.

LAURENCE SINCLAIR, Evergreen reporter

September 24, 2020

Created in spring 1970, Cougar Crew recently marked its 50th year here at WSU. With its long history, the team has a vast array of traditions and stories. “We are super lucky to have a really strong alumni base,” club treasurer Ciara McCall said. “We have all these people who have seen the impac...

‘It all happened within a matter of 10 minutes’

About 80 percent of the homes in Malden were lost due to a fire that started on Babb Road.

MATAYA SIEMION and SYDNEY BROWN

September 17, 2020

For Hannah Smith, her house in Malden was everything. Her family not only collected antiques and thrifted items that had hundreds of years of history behind them, but sometimes sold them to make a living. When the Malden fire on Labor Day burned the Smith family home to the ground, those antiques – opals,...

WSU gains new assistant swimming coach

Kate Moore started swimming competitively before she was in high school. Now, she will begin her second coaching career for the WSU women’s swimming team, although the future for the season is uncertain at the moment.

HANNAH FLORES, Evergreen reporter

September 10, 2020

The WSU women’s swim team will welcome Kate Moore as the assistant coach after the swim program's funding was cut at her previous institution. Moore coached at her alma mater, East Carolina University, for 10 years before taking the job at WSU. “ECU is essentially where I got my start, so I ...

Upbringing influences student regent’s leadership

Arliegh Cayanan, new student regent on WSU’s Board of Regents, plans to focus heavily on community aspect present both in Hawaii and throughout WSU.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

August 27, 2020

Arliegh Cayanan's upbringing in Hawaii fueled his style of leadership to be centered on community, a trait he hopes to promote in his new role as WSU student regent. “[Hawaii] is very family-centered and community-based,” said Cayanan, fourth-year doctor of pharmacy student at WSU Health Sciences ...

WSU Global Campus appoints two alumnae as first vice chancellors

Rebecca Van de Vord, WSU Global Campus vice chancellor of academic affairs, said she is a WSU alumna and has been with the university for 20 years.

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN, Evergreen reporter

August 25, 2020

Two WSU alumnae will serve as the first vice chancellors for WSU Global Campus.  Rebecca Van de Vord, WSU Global Campus vice chancellor of academic affairs, said she will also continue her current position as assistant vice president of academic outreach and innovation where she hopes to see students fr...

‘He has always been humble’

Former WSU football player Steve Gleason was diagnosed with ALS in 2011. Since then, he became an advocate for those with Lou Gehrig's disease.

ANNIE HAGER, Evergreen reporter

August 24, 2020

Steve Gleason spent most of his time as a young adult in football and baseball uniforms. When he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, his priorities shifted. For Gleason, nature continues to be a significant source of healing. At night, when he wants to spend time with his family, he ...

Pullman residents practice public speaking

The Pullman chapter of Toastmasters International will meet 6:30 a.m. every Monday over Zoom.

ZACH GOFF, Evergreen reporter

August 17, 2020

There are two words that strike fear into most people’s eyes: public speaking. The Pullman Toastmasters is a group devoted to helping people improve their public speaking skills, Pullman Toastmasters president Joy Blace said. The international organization began in 1924 and grew to its present membership...

‘I am Ana Karen Betancourt Macias, and I’m undocumented’

Ana Karen Betancourt Macias, WSU Vancouver graduating senior, helped create a bill that will provide financial support to undocumented students through low-interest loans. The bill was signed by Gov. Jay Inslee in April.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

July 20, 2020

When Ana Karen Betancourt Macias introduces herself, she openly identifies herself as undocumented. “I introduce myself all the time as ‘I am Ana Karen Betancourt Macias, and I'm undocumented.’” Betancourt Macias, WSU Vancouver graduating senior, said. “That was to make the people in the r...

‘I get to play with yarn all day’

Yarn Underground started after Owner Shelley Stone gained inspiration from a Portland yarn store. Now, Stone said she is navigating COVID-19 and the unknowns that come with it.

SARAH DANIELS, Evergreen reporter

July 20, 2020

COVID-19 hit some small businesses harder than others. For Yarn Underground Owner Shelley Stone, she is ready to move forward with her community. In the heart of Moscow lies a yarn store: Yarn Underground. Inspired by her visit to a Portland yarn store, Stone and her friend worked together to make...

WSU student confronts reality of being bisexual, biracial woman

When Samantha King-Shaw was a freshman on the WSU track and field team, she did not feel accepted as a bisexual and biracial person. However, two years later, she found a place she could be herself in the Queer Intersectional Association and PERIOD.

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

July 13, 2020

Finding accepting people and an accepting community who acknowledge her as a multifaceted being is something Samantha King-Shaw, a biracial and bisexual woman, has been working on for a while now.  “Once I was introduced to sexuality as a spectrum ... That was when it clicked,” said Samantha...

WSU athletes find success in academics, sports

Connor Barison, baseball player and junior public relations major, said he schedules out his week to make sure he can balance academics, baseball and his personal life.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

June 29, 2020

It was an unusual season for WSU athletes competing in spring sports, to say the least. Regardless of COVID-19 implications, 64 athletes made the Pac-12 Academic Honor Roll this spring. Marie Lund-Hansen, fifth-year senior strategic communication major, plays on the women’s golf team.  Lund-Hanse...

‘Coming out is something powerful’: Student finds acceptance at WSU

Emily Speed, left, and Nicole Synder, right, met at WSU. Synder says the WSU and Pullman community has accepted them as a couple.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

May 31, 2020

Nicole Snyder knew she was gay in sixth grade. Snyder, junior agricultural education major, grew up in Southern California. She said she came out to her family and friends by bringing home her first girlfriend during her sophomore year of high school. “Coming out is something very powerful,” S...

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