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Students, staff share effects of COVID-19

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.
ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter 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 reporter October 11, 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’...

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...

OPINION: Coronavirus will foster greater community at WSU

This pandemic, as terrible as it is, will bring Cougs closer together and build community bonds.
MACKENNA ROWE, Evergreen columnist August 16, 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...

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

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.
LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter July 19, 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.’”...

Undocumented Initiatives create three funds for undocumented students

Linda Vargas, Undocumented Inititatives ambassador and sophomore environmental science major, said the DACA renewal fund brings the cost down to $250.
BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter May 10, 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...

Undocumented students voice concern over lack of federal aid during pandemic

Linda Vargas, Undocumented Inititatives ambassador and sophomore environmental science major, said the DACA renewal fund brings the cost down to $250.
BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter April 19, 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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