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 student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

John and Jan Salisbury on a cruise for their 50th wedding anniversary seven years ago

WSU Love Story: WSU alumni celebrate 50 years of marriage after untraditional execution of engagement tradition

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Editor-in-chief February 7, 2024

When WSU alumni John and Jan Salsbury first met their freshman year, they were seeing other people. But, a date at a residence hall dance changed everything. Jan said they didn’t know each other well...

John Wiess meeting President Kirk Schulz.

WSU Love Story: Alum names scholarship for late wife, son

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Editor-in-chief January 31, 2024

WSU alum John Wiess had 70 years and 28 days with his wife, Geraldine Wiess, before she passed away. Now, one of the multiple scholarships he set up through WSU is dedicated to her. John said both he...

Damien Alvarado and Brinkley Hill in graduation regalia.

From Murrow to Medford, a budding WSU love story

BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor May 4, 2023

After they first met at a Cable 8 Productions informational meeting, Brinkley Hill went home and told her roommates about the people she met. Her roommates said that one of the guys, Damien Alvarado, sounded...

Demetre and Lindsey Makratzakis.

‘I can’t imagine being with someone that didn’t go to WSU’

ANGEL IKUEZE, Evergreen reporter February 9, 2023

Demetre and Lindsey Makratzakis met in 2016 while they were undergraduates at WSU. Six years later, they got engaged. The couple said they met on Tinder. Lindsey said her roommate had put her onto the...

Alex and Nate Kirk had a touch of blackmail at the start of their relationship before a lifetime of happiness.

Couple finds their way ‘Back Home’ for wedding

SAYDEE PHOTHIVONGSA, Evergreen news editor November 10, 2022

Back in the fall of 2017, Alex Kirk found herself at a fraternity formal with a date she didn’t particularly fancy. So, she texted Nate Kirk, a classmate whom she had a crush on, to walk her home.  “After...

Alex and Sara Hill with their two daughters at a WSU football game.

WSU Love Story: A cautious walk led to love of her life

ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Editor-in-chief November 2, 2022

When WSU alumni Alex and Sara Hill met, she declined his offer to walk her home because she didn’t know him, but the next week, she decided to give him a chance.  The two were both in Greek life,...

Lauren and Alec Deichman with their one-year-old at a pumpkin patch.

WSU Love Story: Second Chances

ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter October 26, 2022

Lauren and Alec Deichman attended WSU from 2011-2016, where the two studied nursing and finance. They took a chance on each other and made it work, even when their engagement almost did not happen.  Lauren...

Susan and Craig Recob loved WSU so much, they tied the knot at the Compton Union Building in June 1998.

WSU Love Story: Cougar Connections

ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter October 20, 2022

Susan and Craig Recob met at WSU during their time attending between 1988-1993, where she studied elementary education and psychology and Craig studied accounting and finance.  Susan said she and Craig...

A couple destined to be together after run in with a witch house hangs out with children during Parents Weekend

WSU Love Story: A Witchy Love Spell

ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter September 29, 2022

Tricia and Aaron Jelcick both attended WSU with no expectations of meeting each other, but the cosmos has other plans for these two. Tricia is a Pullman native and attended WSU from 1988 to 1991, where...

Tim and Tara Smith did not think they would be married with kids when they first met.

WSU Love Story: Love blooms in the College of Education

SAYDEE PHOTHIVONGSA, Evergreen news editor September 22, 2022

“You guys are gonna get married someday,” a friend said to Tim and Tara Smith in their freshman year of college. And then, they didn’t speak to each other again for four years.  Tim and Tara...

This couple never thought chemestry would bring them together

Chemistry: A Recipe For Love

ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter September 15, 2022

When Laura O’brian stepped into her first Chemistry 105 class in the fall semester of 1988, she was unaware of the lessons in chemistry she would learn, both in academia and in love.   “I walked...

3 genearations of Cougs enjoy football-watching traditions

WSU Love Story: A Family Full of Coug Love

ANNA MICHALSON, Evergreen reporter September 8, 2022

Ruth and Phil Isaak met in October of 1966 at a WSU football game. At the time, Phil was finishing up his senior year with a degree in general agriculture, while Ruth was attending Spokane Community College.  “A...

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