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WSU senior aims to create more fair, diverse workplaces

Vi Nguyen, senior majoring in hospitality business management, moved to the U.S. with her family after eleventh grade.
SANDI KOBIESA, Evergreen reporter November 30, 2020

As Vi Nguyen grew up in Vietnam surrounded by extravagant hotels and resorts, she eventually developed an interest in the hospitality business. Nguyen was born in Da Nang, a city in central Vietnam,...

WSU students create GoFundMe for students in need of educational resources

All funds will be donated to First Book, an organization that gives educational resources to students who do not have access to them. 
ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter November 20, 2020

WSU students in Human Development 205 set up a GoFundMe to send donations to First Book, which is an organization that provides educational resources to students who do not have access to them.  Miranda...

ASWSU leader forges own path

Shortly after senior Gerardo Zaragoza transferred to WSU from Pierce College, he became the deputy director of communications for ASWSU.
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter November 12, 2020

When Gerardo Zaragoza transferred to WSU, he found his place within the student community. After moving to Pullman from Pierce College in 2019, Zaragoza became ASWSU deputy director of communications...

McNair student researches relationship between parents, children

Karen Veloz is pursuing a research project inspired by her own lived experiences.
HANNAH FLORES, Evergreen reporter November 9, 2020

A cold case in Karen Veloz's family left her wanting answers. Veloz, WSU sophomore biology and criminal justice and criminology double major, became interested in the field of criminology when she...

Student veteran becomes leader on campus

Claudia Berry, WSU sophomore wildlife ecology and conservation sciences major, learned a variety of skills during her time in the U.S. Army, like time management and topography.
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter November 9, 2020

Claudia Berry grew up watching her father serve in two wars for the military. She wanted to follow in his footsteps. At age 16, she signed some paperwork and entered the military by the time she was...

‘Tanya is unstoppable’

WSU sophomore Tanya Rivera knew she wanted to work with children from underrepresented groups since was in high school.
SANDI KOBIESA, Evergreen reporter November 5, 2020

Being from a family of immigrants, Tanya Rivera feels an internal drive to succeed. Rivera, sophomore speech and hearing sciences major, knew she wanted to work with children when she was a sophomore...

Student searches for sustainable battery

Gunnar Sly, WSU junior chemical engineering major, hopes to use a form of algae to create longer-lasting and environmentally-friendly batteries.
SANDI KOBIESA, Evergreen reporter November 2, 2020

When Gunnar Sly was an incoming freshman three years ago, his dream came true when he was given the opportunity to do research on silicon batteries. Gunnar Sly, junior chemical engineering major, spent...

WSU student fights poverty with social media

Despite COVID-19 being on the forefront of concerns, WSU senior Nathalie Aps wanted to raise awareness about ongoing issues like global poverty.
ANNIE HAGER, Evergreen reporter October 28, 2020

She needed an internship. Nathalie Aps was just starting her search to find a nonprofit in need of help when she stumbled upon The Borgen Project. Aps, senior advertising and criminal justice and criminology...

When math, poetry intersect

James Owusu Asare attended WSU to study math, but he also continued to write poetry. His collection of poems now exceeds 300.
ELIZA CALLIS, Evergreen reporter October 21, 2020

Seven-year-old James Owusu Asare sat in his family's home writing lines of poetry — a hobby he has continued to work on. Asare’s father was an English teacher and taught him to read at a very young...

WSU student pursues competitive bodybuilding

Nadya Islas spends about four hours a day in the gym in addition to at-home workouts. She won first place in a national competition after training with her bodybuilding trainer for two years.
JARED BRADLEY, Evergreen reporter October 21, 2020

After saving up enough money for a gym membership, WSU student Nadya Islas started training and treating it like her part-time job. Two years later, she won the National Physique Committee Teen Collegiate...

Multicultural mentor gives back to program

Asiamay Diaz, a first-generation college student, became a mentor for the Native American Student Center after her mentor impacted her WSU experience.
ELIZA CALLIS, Evergreen reporter October 18, 2020

As a child of a military family, moving from base to base around the U.S. was the 'norm' for Asiamay Diaz. She chose to attend WSU to be close to her family, who now lives in Spokane. Diaz is a senior...

Student raises funds for mother’s breast cancer battle

WSU student Darya Maysam hopes their GoFundMe page can help fund her mother's chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer.
HANNAH FLORES, Evergreen reporter August 30, 2020

The first question that came into Darya Maysam's head when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer was: "How will we pay?" In terms of family, it is just Darya and her mother. As a full-time college...

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