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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 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 has moved to a virtual format, there are many ways to make this year just as special. One...

‘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 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.’” Betancourt Macias, WSU Vancouver graduating senior, said. “That was to make the people in the r...

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 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 groups organized a fundraiser last fall to raise enough money for three funds within Crimson for a C...

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 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, sophomore environmental science major, said undocumented immigrants should receive these checks s...

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