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 student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Linnea Rash, WSU Conservator Museum Specialist, mends Washington State College staff bulletins on April 19 in her conservation lab.

WSU conservator preserves history for future generations

FRANKIE BEER, Evergreen news editor April 20, 2022

The elevator jolts.  Linnea Rash is lowered deep into the basement of WSU’s Terrell Library, where she walks among endless stacks of weathered books and maps. The hushed silence of her laboratory...

Events from the Ice Age shaped the terrain of eastern Washington.

Beasts of the Ice Age

ISABELLE BUSCH March 3, 2022

Not so long ago, large creatures roamed the Pullman area. Formidable beasts journeyed through the plains of the Palouse during the last Ice Age. The most recent Ice Age lasted from about 30,000 to 11,000...

The president started the tradition of pardoning a Thanksgiving turkey in 1947.

Counting your blessings through the decades

CARSON HOLLAND, Evergreen columnist November 18, 2021

When people think of a modern Thanksgiving meal, a few things come to mind. A full turkey is usually the centerpiece of the meal, with sides such as mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole and...

Maintenance rooms containing a risk of asbestos exposure are marked with proper signage.

Asbestos on campus: Present but not immediate danger

ALEX MCCOLLUM, Evergreen reporter November 17, 2021

Most buildings on campus built between World War II and the 1970s contain asbestos, a harmful mineral. Floor tile and pipe insulation are the most common places asbestos is located, said Matthew McKibbin,...

Professional in the workplace, and ridden in self-expression

OPINION: Normalize tattoos in the workplace

PORTIA SIMMONS January 21, 2021

As an avid lover of tattoos, I feel they are a visual form of individualism. Although tattoos are more accepted among the younger population, I feel a workplace environment should embrace the same acceptance.  Although...

The Fix the Bricks campaign, started by the Pullman Heritage Center, works to restore the Pullman Depot built in 1916 as part of the railroad system, which helped Palouse agriculture.

Resident gives large donation to Pullman depot

HANNAH FLORES November 19, 2020

The Pullman Depot, a once-bustling train station near the WSU campus, now acts as a reminder of the innovation that built the agricultural community of the region. The Pullman Heritage Center, in cooperation...

English majors and historians may have a lot in common, but they differ on their writing styles significantly.

OPINION: English writing differs significantly from historical writing

GRACE LAPIERRE November 4, 2020

English and history are both writing-heavy majors. Majoring in both myself, I find I am rarely faced with an exam but instead always have an essay to write. The way I approach essays for English versus...

WSU, formerly known as Washington State College, did not allow townspeople to visit campus during the 1918 pandemic. Cases slowed in the winter but spiked in the fall.

100 years later: Another pandemic hits

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor October 1, 2020

People alive today have become familiar with widespread mask usage, self-quarantines and the politicization of a public health crisis.  Just over 100 years ago, conditions were eerily similar, said...

The Whitman County Historical Society purchased the Pullman Depot Heritage Center in 2018. Ever since then, the society has raised funds to protect the exterior of the space.

Depot center recommended for preservation grant

MATAYA SIEMION August 27, 2020

Railroads were a lifeline for Pullman in the 1800s, and now, a grant could help preserve the historical depot as an educational center for generations to come. The Washington State Historical Society’s...

Thinh Tran reached out to his roommates, friends and professors to create the History of Medicine Club, which he started in fall 2019.

Students connect medical history to today’s practice

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen roots editor August 24, 2020

Thinh Tran grew up in a family centered around business, but he decided to go a different route. Tran, senior molecular biology major, saw his family practitioner when he was younger and realized that...

The WSU physics and astronomy department is located in Webster Hall. Brian Saam, physics and astronomy department chair, said the department was created by Paul Anderson, William Band and George Duvall.

100 years later, where is the physics department now?

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen roots editor April 24, 2020

Since the WSU physics and astronomy department’s founding 100 years ago, researchers have made developments that make the program known worldwide. Brian Saam, physics and astronomy department...

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