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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 Crimson Group community of Undocumented students, allies. advocates, gather for a holiday exchange.

Opening the door for undocumented students

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter, columnist, copy editor February 17, 2022

In 2010, a group of five undocumented WSU students connected with University of Washington, Central Washington University and Eastern Washington University to find out what kind of services were offered...

Diego Lopez, ASWSU deputy director of legislative affairs, spoke during the ASWSU Senate meeting Wednesday night about Coug Day at the Capitol.

Coug Day at the Capitol to happen virtually Jan. 24

MOLLY WILK, Evergreen reporter December 9, 2021

Coug Day at the Capitol, an event giving students the opportunity to advocate for needs on campus, will happen virtually on Jan. 24.  Estela Navarro and Diego Lopez, ASWSU deputy directors of legislative...

Gabby Rodriguez-Garcilazo speaks about what the Undocumented Initiatives Program means to her on Monday in the CUB.

Students find community in undocumented resource center

JOSIAH PIKE, Evergreen reporter November 3, 2021

The Undocumented Student Center helps create a sense of community among students, regardless of their citizenship status.  The center, located in room 421 of the CUB, provides a space for students...

Anna Rebar, newly elected Election Board committee member, said promoting the ASWSU elections through social media is important to increase student engagement.

Project to increase sexual assault awareness resources in bathrooms re-visited

ABBY DAVIS, Evergreen copy chief February 4, 2021

ASWSU Senators discussed a project to increase sexual assault awareness resources in campus bathrooms during a meeting Wednesday.  The project was proposed last year and was never completed, said...

Sam Lopez, junior political science major, said after listening to other student’s stories about COVID-19, he has a more positive outlook, knowing that other students are having the same issues as him, such as fear or loss of hope and financial issues.

Students, staff share effects of COVID-19

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter, columnist, copy editor November 6, 2020

WSU students and staff spoke about the impacts of COVID-19 as well as a new Community & Equity Certificate offered by the university during a diversity, equity and inclusion summit Thursday afternoon. Student...

Undocumented individuals share stories to encourage allies to vote

Undocumented individuals share stories to encourage allies to vote

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen roots editor October 12, 2020

One of Linda Vargas’ first memories was crossing the U.S. border and missing her dog, who she had to leave behind, she said during an event that encouraged people to vote.  The WSU Undocumented Initiatives’...

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.

Undocumented Initiatives hosts event for allies about voting

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter October 5, 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...

This pandemic, as terrible as it is, will bring Cougs closer together and build community bonds.

OPINION: Coronavirus will foster greater community at WSU

MACKENNA ROWE August 17, 2020

One of the very first sentences freshmen hear when joining the WSU family is, "Cougs help Cougs." That motto has not changed despite the new circumstances for the fall semester. Although the Cougar community...

Ana Karen Betancourt Macias, WSU Vancouver graduating senior, helped create a bill that will provide financial support to undocumented students through low-interest loans. The bill was signed by Gov. Jay Inslee in April.

‘I am Ana Karen Betancourt Macias, and I’m undocumented’

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen editor-in-chief July 20, 2020

When Ana Karen Betancourt Macias introduces herself, she openly identifies herself as undocumented. “I introduce myself all the time as ‘I am Ana Karen Betancourt Macias, and I'm undocumented.’”...

Linda Vargas, Undocumented Inititatives ambassador and sophomore environmental science major, said the DACA renewal fund brings the cost down to $250.

Undocumented Initiatives create three funds for undocumented students

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter May 11, 2020

WSU Undocumented Initiatives worked with the Crimson Group to release the Crimson for a Cause Emergency Fund, which helps undocumented students financially during the coronavirus pandemic.  The two...

Linda Vargas, Undocumented Inititatives ambassador and sophomore environmental science major, said the DACA renewal fund brings the cost down to $250.

Undocumented students voice concern over lack of federal aid during pandemic

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter April 20, 2020

When the United States government announced that undocumented immigrants would not be receiving any stimulus checks, it caused worry among community members, including many WSU students. Linda Vargas,...

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