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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

Start spending your summer outside.

Ask Life: How do I get involved with the outdoors?

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Editor-in-chief July 4, 2023

Dear Life Section, With the weather getting warmer and it being summer and all, I have been meaning to tap into the nature side of my personality, but I am not sure where to start or where to go. I...

Birders look out over Sprague Lake, Sept. 19th, 2021.

‘Bird’ is the word

MASON MARON February 16, 2023

“Birding” is not a term people hear too often. It sounds like someone just decided to turn “bird” into a verb, mostly because that’s exactly what it is. To many, the word that comes to mind...

WSU students and faculty members work on virtual reality for Kamiak Butte

Students and faculty create Kamiak Butte Virtual Reality Project

ISABELLE BUSCH, Evergreen reporter, columnist September 28, 2022

During the 2020 lockdown, WSU undergraduate Aidan Aumell realized his peers were deprived of opportunities he had experienced, namely a field trip to Kamiak Butte. Drawing on his internship in augmented...

Sunnyside Park is one of many parks near the WSU campus

Parkapalooza: Parks in Pullman

ISABELLE BUSCH, Evergreen reporter, columnist September 14, 2022

With September comes the tentative promise of more temperate days. One of my favorite months, it is the perfect mix of cool mornings for hiking, sunshine for picnics and clear skies for stargazing.  More...

Sometimes the mountains keep calling your name, despite any responsibilities you may have.

Ask Emma: I want to run away before finals

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen news editor December 2, 2021

Dear Emma, Sometimes I feel the inexplicable urge to run into the woods and never come back. Is that normal? Nothing is going horribly wrong in my life right now, but there is something alluring about...

The Palouse Ice Rink will move into the former Northwest River Supply Co. building to become a multipurpose space that will be used year-round.

Palouse Ice Rink settles on new location

ELIZA CALLIS December 3, 2020

After almost 15 years in the making, the Palouse Ice Rink owners plan to build a new facility in the former Northwest River Supply building in Moscow with hopes of opening its doors to the public by October...

Its important to get out and get exercise, not just for physical health, but for mental health as well.

OPINION: Hiking improves mental health

PORTIA SIMMONS October 6, 2020

Since the beginning of quarantine, more people have been experiencing mental health issues like depression and anxiety. I have depression and anxiety, and COVID-19 has definitely worsened both. One...

From wheat fields to waterfalls, the Palouse is full of secret outdoor treasures.

OPINION: Explore the Palouse

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen managing editor September 15, 2020

As the smoke from so many fires are converging on Pullman this week, I am reminded of all the beautiful places on the Palouse I have yet to see. Though the area is known fondly for its wheat fields,...

Washington offers so many options for outdoor recreation that many people may not have considered.

OPINION: Backcountry activities offer new alternatives this summer

DAN CURTIS June 24, 2020

Have you ever seen a picture of someone having a blast outdoors and been inspired, only to have your ambitions dashed by the realization that there was likely $2,000 worth of gear and 200 hours of preparation...

Although many recreational activities had to be canceled this summer, the new Pullman Aquatic and Recreation Center will open in a few weeks.

Pullman recreation staff find ways to keep residents active, safe

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter June 15, 2020

Despite the cancellation of recreational activities due to COVID-19, certain facilities and summer camps will open to the public soon.  Pullman Parks, Facilities and Recreation has not been able to...

The Palouse offers so many outdoor activities, so this summer, get out and enjoy them!

OPINION: Get outside with nature

ADAM HUREAU June 10, 2020

With everything going on in the world right now, it’s hard to focus. From COVID-19 to the nationwide protests, it seems like the lives we had before are a thing of the past. To combat the stress,...

The Palouse area has a variety of trails and destinations ranging from Kamiak Butte to Moscow Mountain.

Guide: Where to hit the trails this summer

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter June 8, 2020

As we get closer to the peak of summer weather, spend some time outdoors and on local hiking trails. Here are some of the best ones — in my humble opinion, of course.  Kamiak Butte County Park Located...

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