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The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

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...

Students are required to show proof of attestation before going to campus.

OPINION: WSU has prepared for COVID this time, students must take share of responsibility

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen opinion editor January 28, 2021

Students are pouring back into our little college town, while administrators and student leaders are gearing up to beat back the wave of COVID-19 cases that may accompany them.  Unlike last semester,...

The student positivity rate was below the five percent positivity mark. Over 4,600 students got tested.

WSU wraps up arrival testing for students

STEFFI LUDAHL, Evergreen reporter January 22, 2021

All students living, working or otherwise needing to be on campus for spring semester were expected to get a COVID-19 test as they arrived back in Pullman. Beasley Coliseum has been the testing site...

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...

Sam Martinez was a 19-year-old WSU student. He was empathetic and loyal to those he knew.

Family, friends of Sam Martinez commemorate his life one year after death


Fall is a difficult season for Jolayne Houtz and Hector Martinez. On Oct. 3, they celebrated their son Sam Martinez’s 20th birthday, and today marks the first anniversary of his death. “Our family...

Beds will be available in the room for donors. No more than seven people will be in the room.

WSU Greek organizations to host plasma drive

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter November 12, 2020

WSU’s Interfraternity Council partnered with Vitalant to bring a plasma donation site to the Chinook Student Center this month. David Jaquish, IFC director of service, said the event will help members...

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