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Evergreen editor-in-chief Emma Ledbetter will be back as summer EIC. The first day of summer Evergreen is May 17.

Letter from the editor: Farewell spring semester, hello summer

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen deputy news editor April 30, 2021

Today marks the last online edition of The Daily Evergreen for spring 2021. It has been one whirlwind of a semester, and I can hardly believe it is almost over.  Yesterday we published our commencement...

“I am looking forward to having the virtual commencement, I know it is virtual and will not be the same as it would be in person, but I’m still looking forward to that and the other commencement activities.”

OPINION: Senior shares hopes for graduation, beyond

GRACE LAPIERRE April 29, 2021

To all those graduating this spring: congratulations. It has been a long semester, although they all feel long to me. This recent year posed unique challenges with distance learning, but here we are. A...

Event organizer Nadia Daud and her sister created the fundraiser last year with several friends at the height of COVID-19. The goal is to raise $5,000 for the 190 seniors this year.

Pullman High School alumni celebrate seniors 

SAYDEE PHOTHIVONGSA, Evergreen reporter April 21, 2021

As Pullman High School seniors gear up to graduate in a couple of months, PHS alumni and community members are donating money to buy gift cards for seniors. Event organizer Nadia Daud and her sister...

Keenan Souve, senior civil engineering major, said while the drive-through is better than nothing, he does not know how likely he is to participate. 

WSU to hold drive-through graduation event 

SAYDEE PHOTHIVONGSA, Evergreen reporter April 12, 2021

After a trying year of virtual learning, WSU Pullman is putting together a drive-through graduation event to celebrate seniors living in Pullman. The event will take place 10 a.m. May 1, said Kim Holapa,...

Jaime Tom, ASWSU Election Board member, said increasing voter turnout will be a challenge this year because of the pandemic.

ASWSU election bylaw changes in response to pandemic

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen copy chief February 18, 2021

ASWSU senators confirmed to suspend a bylaw in response to COVID-19, so candidates running for ASWSU office will no longer be required to collect 50 signatures. Getting signatures is more difficult...

“We’ve been conceiving this idea for nearly four years now, to capture all of these firsts, all of these amazing moments that have occurred since the start of the medical school,” said Christina VerHeul, director of communications, marketing and strategic operations at WSU’s College of Medicine.

WSU’s first class of medical students will graduate this spring

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor January 28, 2021

WSU’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine will graduate its first class of medical students at the end of the spring 2021 semester.  In 2017, the college’s dean welcomed the first class of students,...

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...

Ally Carney, senior political science major, finds support from her father to tackle goals outside of her comfort zone.

Senior is far from home, but not quite

SANDI KOBIESA, Managing editor December 10, 2020

Growing up in Alaska, one graduating senior had no idea where she would end up, but knew it would be far away from home. Ally Carney, senior political science major and economics minor, came to WSU...

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,...

Pullman High School graduate Devon Jones did not believe the pandemic would affect her the way it did. Next year, she plans on attending Whitworth University on a full-ride academic scholarship.

‘I feel like everything was torn away from me’

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter and columnist June 22, 2020

When public schools across Washington moved to virtual learning in March, the high school class of 2020 missed out on many of their last memories.  Ashlie Arrell graduated from Pullman High School...

Even with social distancing you can flex your graduation to others by taking photos and sending out announcements.

OPINION: Go crazy for graduation


Graduation is still happening for many students this year. It may look a little different, with so many things changing due to COVID-19. As a senior myself, I wanted a “normal” graduation. I worked...

Pandemic leads to underwhelming end to college career

Pandemic leads to underwhelming end to college career

LAUREN ELLENBECKER, Evergreen reporter April 9, 2020

Soon-to-be graduates reflect on the loss of a milestone in their life and face the uncertainty of their future prospects, which have been complicated by the coronavirus pandemic. System-wide WSU students...

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