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Scholarships available through BECU Foundation

“We want to hear the inspiring truth of our applicants,” says Marissa Verzosa, BECU senior community engagement specialist. 
ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter January 22, 2021

The BECU Foundation is currently accepting applications for its annual scholarships through Feb. 26.  The foundation is a nonprofit focused on providing scholarships to student members of BECU,...

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...

When WSU students leave town

CJ Robert, Pups n' Cups owner, said she loses about 75 to 80 of her business during the holidays when students travel home for break.
JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter November 19, 2020

Small business owners in Pullman experienced a decrease in revenue when fewer WSU students came back to campus in the fall. Now that winter break is fast approaching, shop owners are preparing for...

Ask Emma: How do I build community as an RA?

Living in a residence hall this year is far from the normal college student experience. Emma gives advice to one RA about building community with their residents.
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter November 16, 2020

Dear Emma, I’m an RA on campus, and I’m really struggling to build a sense of community on my floor. I feel like a lot of residents see RAs as the police, and they have trouble trusting us. I really...

Family, friends of Sam Martinez commemorate his life one year after death

Sam Martinez was a 19-year-old WSU student. He was empathetic and loyal to those he knew.

Fall is a difficult season for Jolayne Houtz and Hector Martinez. On Oct. 3, they celebrated their son Sam Martinez’s 20th birthday, and today marks the first anniversary of his death. “Our family...

Students react to contentious election

Over 90 percent of the 1,400 ballots received by the Whitman County Elections Office by 3:30 on Nov. 3 were either sent by mail or left in ballot dropboxes.
ALEXANDRIA OSBORNE, Evergreen reporter November 5, 2020

A majority of WSU students casted their ballots for the first time in a presidential election this year. Over 90 percent of the 1,400 ballots received at 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 3 by the Whitman County Elections...

WSU student tests Styrofoam-eating mealworms as protein source

Mealworms that had a Styrofoam-only diet began to eat each other to get nutrients. Mealworms that ate Styrofoam and chicken appeared healthy.
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter September 2, 2020

WSU master’s student Brenden Campbell began researching mealworms, a type of beetle larvae, for his Honors College thesis after he saw a Stanford research article showing mealworms can digest polystyrene,...

Coug parents react to COVID-19 cases

One parent said her student decided to quarantine before coming back to her Pullman apartment, and her roommates will not participate in social gatherings.
ANNIE HAGER, Evergreen reporter September 2, 2020

Before fall began, parents and WSU students had a decision to make: come back to the Pullman campus or stay at home. Due to the rise in confirmed cases in Whitman County, WSU issued a statement warning...

Scholarship encourages women to enter culinary, hospitality industries

The creation of a new scholarship for WSU’s College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences endowed by the Seattle Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier represents a step forward in the agriculture industry by supporting its growth. 
BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter August 24, 2020

A WSU Senior was awarded a new scholarship for WSU’s College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Resources Sciences endowed by the women-led organization, Les Dames d’Escoffier. Harmony Stephens,...

Students find their inner leader

The three-tiered program offered by WSU allows students to attend workshops and engage in community service, like Adopt-a-Block. WSU alumna Keanna Maki says she went to Spokane to hear speakers talk about their leadership position.
CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter August 16, 2020

Kaye Gill joined the Emerging Leaders certificate program as a freshman because she was interested in leadership but could not see herself as a leader. Three years later, Gill is the director of the...

‘Photos can be a powerful truth-teller’

Madison Rosenbaum, WSU Tri-Cities alumna and photographer, said photography is a way to capture people’s experience in real time.
LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter June 30, 2020

For Madison Rosenbaum, photography is more than just an art to document moments. “I think photos can be a powerful truth-teller,” said WSU Tri-Cities alumna Rosenbaum. “I always believe that storytelling...

WSU students react to US Supreme Court’s DACA ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled to block termination of DACA on June 18. The Trump administration halted the program in 2017.
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter June 28, 2020

Linda Vargas was shocked by the texts she saw on her phone when she woke up on June 18. “My friend … she messaged me, ‘They blocked it,’” Vargas said. “I couldn’t believe it.” Vargas,...

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