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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

Sam Martinez died Nov. 12, 2019, after participating in a Big-Little reveal night with members of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.

Students, police in favor of anti-hazing bill currently in Senate

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter March 3, 2022

House Bill 1758, which would increase the penalties for hazing on college campuses, passed the Washington State Senate Ways and Means Committee with amendments Monday. This means the bill is on its way...

Yik Yak exploded at WSU when it relaunched last year, especially on Greek row.

OPINION: Relaunched Yik Yak is playground for cyberbullying

JORDAN AHLSTEDT, Evergreen columnist February 24, 2022

We all experience the feeling of wanting to say something, but not because we are afraid of what people might think.  When social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat made their big...

Multicultural Greek chapters were founded on principles of diversity and equity.

OPINION: Multicultural Greek life deserves more recognition

JORDAN AHLSTEDT, Evergreen columnist February 10, 2022

Even as a Panhellenic sorority member, I have a limited understanding of the WSU Multicultural Greek Council and its chapters. That realization does not sit right with me, and it should not sit right...

The Greek community is long overdue for a culture shift. The new bylaw is a good first step.

OPINION: New Greek bylaw better late than never

JORDAN AHLSTEDT, Evergreen columnist January 27, 2022

Editor’s note: Trigger warning, this column discusses sexual assault and drug and alcohol use.  *Some names have been changed to protect identity. Greek life is an insane experience.  As...

Sam Martinez died Nov. 12, 2019, after participating in a Big-Little reveal night with members of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity.

Greek chapters honor anniversary of Sam Martinez’s death with dry weekend

ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter November 15, 2021

Two years later after Sam Martinez's death, the WSU Greek community is finding ways to honor his memory and keep the tragedy in the forefront of students’ minds by putting on a “dry” weekend.  Martinez,...

The Waage family is  pictured here tailgating before a WSU football game, which the family did often when their daughters were growing up.

Greek dance results in family of Cougs

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter October 21, 2021

WSU is well known for its Greek community. For WSU alumni Dalene Waage and former Coug Hank Waage, Greek life is what caused them to cross paths.  Dalene said they initially met at a party hosted...

Sam Martinez, pictured here, died Nov. 12, 2019, after participating in a Big-Little Night with members of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity.

Fifteen people charged in connection with Sam Martinez’s death

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor June 9, 2021

Fifteen individuals were charged with furnishing liquor to a minor in connection with the death of Sam Martinez in 2019.  Furnishing liquor to a minor is a gross misdemeanor in Washington state....

The suspect climbed to a balcony using a fire escape ladder and damaged multiple chairs.

Police search for suspect involved in fraternity theft, property damage

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter June 2, 2021

Pullman Police Department received a theft report from the FarmHouse Fraternity May 25. Pullman PD Cmdr. Jake Opgenorth said a fraternity member told an officer an unknown suspect damaged property at...

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

Tri-Alpha inducts new members 

ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter April 9, 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...

OPINION: Satire: ’Aren’t Saturdays for the boys?’

OPINION: Satire: ’Aren’t Saturdays for the boys?’

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter April 1, 2021

Leaders of Greek Row recently implemented a freeze on social gatherings within Greek life, and people are shook.  I have heard people complain about not being able to see their brothers or sisters...

What lies behind those glowing eyes, and what is in those solo cups?

OPINION: Satire: FBI classifies frats, sororities as cults

PORTIA SIMMONS March 4, 2021

Recently, the Federal Bureau of Investigation released its list of top organizations classified as cults. This list included: Blockbuster members, frequenters of Applebee’s and fraternity and sorority...

Foley did not know many people in Greek life. She knew a few people, but knew nothing about Greek life.

Kappa Kappa Gamma’s new president has successful start to term

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter March 2, 2021

Kappa Kappa Gamma recently held elections for their new president. Because of the pandemic, only one person ran.  With everything being online now, nobody wanted to step up and run for president. Emily...

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