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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

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Ask Emma: First-gen student on managing school and extracurriculars

SHAKIRA GONZALEZ-LUNA, Evergreen columnist February 1, 2023

Editor’s Note: Even though Emma Ledbetter has graduated, The Daily Evergreen has decided to continue the Ask Emma segment with a new author in honor of our friend Emma and all the people she has helped. Dear...

Students in the First-Gen Abroad program are traveling to Seville, Spain or Rome in May.

First-Generation Abroad returns following two-year hiatus

PUNEET BSANTI, Deputy news editor April 19, 2022

After a two-year hiatus, First-Generation Abroad returned with first-generation students leaving for Seville, Spain and Rome.  The program was put on pause because of the pandemic but was restarted...

Carla De Lira is working toward a doctorate in computer science.

First-generation college students overcome adversity pursuing advanced degrees

CALLIE GERBER, Evergreen reporter March 11, 2022

Isolation is a word both WSU students Carla De Lira and Amanda Kaufman use to describe their experiences as first-generation college students. As a first-generation student, De Lira, who is working...

Out of the $100,000, $40,000 will go toward funding student-led conferences, including SHAPING, said Angie Klimko, First at WSU director.

WSU receives $100,000 gift from Boeing 

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Editor-in-chief November 9, 2021

The Boeing Company recently donated $100,000 to WSU programs supporting first-generation students. Angie Klimko, First at WSU director, said Boeing has supported first-generation students in the past....

Tri-Alpha recognized 102 students, including staff members and officers, in a ceremony Thursday.   

Tri-Alpha inducts new members 

ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter April 8, 2021

The Beta Zeta chapter of Tri-Alpha hosted its first formal induction of officers and new members Thursday evening.  Tri-Alpha recognized 102 students, including staff members and officers, in the...

TRIO staff supported Alejandra Carranza during her pregnancy and even accompanied her in the delivery room.

‘[TRIO staff] definitely deserve more credit’


WSU’s TRIO staff goes above and beyond any other student support program. Lucila Loera, interim director for TRIO Student Support Services, said TRIO is designed to aid disadvantaged student's journey...

Jamie Kern Limas book “Believe IT: How to Go from Underestimated to Unstoppable will be released Feb. 23.

WSU alumna shares journey as first-gen student, millionaire in new book

TRINITY WILLSEY, Evergreen reporter January 21, 2021

A WSU alumna will be releasing a book next month about her journey to becoming a millionaire as a first-generation student and former waitress. Jamie Kern Lima, entrepreneur and co-founder of IT Cosmetics,...

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,...

This is the second time WSU has received money to fund ATLAS, a teacher preparation grant.

WSU given $4 million to fund future teacher, STEM, veteran programs

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor August 25, 2020

WSU received $4 million in grants from the federal government for programs for low-income, first-generation students and students with disabilities. The grants fund programs for students who are STEM...

Kaylah Blas developed her leadership skills during her time at WSU by being involved with Chi Delta Sigma sorority and other organizations.

‘She speaks for what she believes in’

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter and columnist June 28, 2020

WSU alumna Kaylah Blas took a leap of faith by leaving her Californian home to attend WSU, being the first in her family to do so.  Blas packed her schedule by being involved with the Asian Pacific...

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