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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 3, 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, better known as Styrofoam. “My mind started spinning,” Campbell said. “If they can do...

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 3, 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 students they would face disciplinary action if caught gathering in groups with 10 or more people....

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 25, 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, senior organic and sustainable agriculture major, is the first person to receive the new scholarship....

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 17, 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 Cougar Leadership Team, which organizes the three-tier leadership program starting with Emerging Leaders. “I’m...

‘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

July 1, 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 through my photography can help bridge in connecting and understanding someone else's lived e...

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 29, 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, senior environmental sciences major, said she did not expect the Supreme Court to block the rep...

Virtual study abroad program reflects on cultural influence, architecture

Steve Austin, clinical assistant professor for WSU’s School of Design and Construction, said the virtual study abroad program helps students gain an understanding of other cultures.

BRADLEY GAMBLE, Evergreen reporter

June 19, 2020

A WSU professor launched a free virtual study abroad program for students who missed out on study abroad trips due to COVID-19. Steve Austin, clinical assistant professor for WSU’s School of Design and Construction, said he created the program to help students gain a better understanding of other cult...

WSU admin urged to take action for racist comments made by student

“If they are not doing that, then we're going to have to go ahead and hold up a petition and be an advocate to make sure that the student is no longer on campus,” ASWSU President Curtis Cohen said.

LOREN NEGRON, Evergreen reporter

June 5, 2020

Editor's note: The Daily Evergreen recognizes that the social media post depict screenshots with graphic language. It was added to provide validity and context to the story. Please view at your own risk. WSU students called for action from university administration after screenshots of a student'...

Students, faculty adapt to online testing

Thomas Tripp, Carson College of Business senior associate dean for academic affairs, said WSU faculty members are getting training to get familiar with the online testing tools provided.

AMAAN RAHMAN, Evergreen reporter

April 30, 2020

Following the transition to online classes, WSU students and instructors are experiencing unproctored exams online and alternative assignments to testing like projects or small quizzes.  Joseph McReynolds, freshman chemical engineering major, said he has no problem with this transition but feels like it c...

Students plan virtual 5K for Lauren McCluskey Foundation

WSU sports management students planned a virtual 5k race using the MapMyRun app.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

April 11, 2020

Ten WSU sports management seniors planned a virtual 5K race to raise money for the Lauren McCluskey Foundation,  Between April 4 and 11, individuals who download the MapMyRun app can participate from any location by walking or running five kilometers, said Desiree Stinger, a member of the project...

Police confirm death of WSU football player

Then-redshirt junior safety Bryce Beekman walks on the field during a game against New Mexico State on Aug. 31 at Martin Stadium.

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

March 25, 2020

The death of Bryce Beekman, WSU student and redshirt senior, was confirmed Wednesday morning by the Pullman Police Department.  Pullman PD Cmdr. Jake Opgenorth said Beekman, 22, passed away in Pullman. Beekman is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, according to the WSU Athletics website.  ...

OPINION: Take a PE class

While we may have to be inside now, taking a PE class next semester would be a great way to stay healthy while at school

ANTHONY TORCHIA, Evergreen columnist

March 25, 2020

For many students at WSU, getting a healthy amount of exercise is often difficult. While there are multiple recreational facilities located on campus, such as the UREC and Chinook Student Center, many students still struggle to fit exercise into their significantly busy schedules. However, WSU offers a w...

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