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Students of color reflect on pandemic experience

Three WSU students of color share their experiences with COVID-19.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

September 10, 2020

When Alyssa Chan returned to Pullman in August from Hong Kong, she did not want to tell people she was Chinese, worried that others would stigmatize her. “As we know, the virus started in China,” said Chan, senior public relations major. “I would be scared to tell people I’m Chinese.” A...

‘She’s bringing a different perspective’

Mikayla Makle grew up in Maryland but wanted to have a new experience by attending WSU.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

June 15, 2020

Mikayla Makle, Black Student Union at WSU president, became more aware of who she was as an LGBTQ+ Black woman when she started attending WSU.  Makle grew up in Maryland, where she found it hard to come out as asexual to her family. She said even though her hometown of Waldorf was more diverse, she lea...

‘Coming out is something powerful’: Student finds acceptance at WSU

Emily Speed, left, and Nicole Synder, right, met at WSU. Synder says the WSU and Pullman community has accepted them as a couple.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

May 31, 2020

Nicole Snyder knew she was gay in sixth grade. Snyder, junior agricultural education major, grew up in Southern California. She said she came out to her family and friends by bringing home her first girlfriend during her sophomore year of high school. “Coming out is something very powerful,” S...

Public colleges are not cheap

September 13, 2013

U.S. map shows the average net price (full cost of attending minus scholarships) at public 4-year universities and colleges for in-state tuition charged to students in families earning $30,000 or less per year, by state. MCT 2013With CMP-COLLEGECOSTS, McClatchy Washington Bureau by Renee Schoof...

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