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‘Your circumstances do not determine your destiny’

Jordan Frost, activities director at Issaquah High School and first-generation WSU alumnus, said people cannot control what happens to them, but they can control what to do next.
MICHELLE PAREDES STRONG, Evergreen reporter November 10, 2020

Personal obstacles and institutional limitations help first-generation students succeed. Jordan Frost, activities director at Issaquah High School and first-generation WSU alumnus, said he succeeded...

Thanksgiving objectifies Indigenous people, guest speaker says

Thanksgiving is a Eurocentric holiday and is full of stereotypes about Indigenous people, said Cornel Pewewardy, professor emeritus of Indigenous nations studies at Portland State University.
ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter November 10, 2020

The commercialization of Thanksgiving is disturbing and the holiday should be decolonized, a Portland State University professor said. People are not taught the truth about Thanksgiving, said Cornel...

WSU alumnus to speak about challenges first-generation students face

WSU alumnus and first-generation student Jordan Frost will be speaking at a university event about first-generation students.
LEIANNA KUNZ, Evergreen reporter November 6, 2020

Jordan Frost, WSU alumnus and first-generation student, considered dropping out of his master’s program because of the challenges he was facing. “I remembered that moment, and if I could go back,...

Political comedy relies on the truth, WSU alumnus says

The most important part of comedy is the ethics of truth-telling, said Ted Tremper, WSU alumnus and former field producer for
BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter October 27, 2020

Political comedy is only funny when a speaker and their audience agree on the factual truths.  The most important part of comedy is the ethics of truth-telling, said Ted Tremper, WSU alumnus, writer,...

Black disabled artist to host next event in WSU Access Center’s speaker series

Leroy Franklin Moore Jr. will discuss Black disabled resistance through art during an event called “Black Disability in Resistance and Creating: Story Telling & Moore with Leroy Moore.”
ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter October 11, 2020

Black people with disabilities have used art, music and dance to survive, says a Black disabled activist. In collaboration with the Disabled Students and Allies Club, the WSU Access Center will feature...

Undocumented Initiatives hosts event for allies about voting

Linda Vargas, senior civil engineering major, said she will speak about the importance of the program and how the upcoming election will affect her as a DACA recipient and the undocumented community.
BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter October 4, 2020

WSU’s Undocumented Initiatives is hosting a workshop from 5-6:30 p.m. on Oct. 9 to encourage student voting as the 2020 election approaches.  The workshop educates students and staff on the importance...

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