The Daily Evergreen

Pac-12 returns this November

The Pac-12 announced plans to start the football season on Nov. 6. Teams will play a seven-game season.

CODY SCHOELER, Evergreen reporter

September 25, 2020

The Pac-12 announced Thursday that they would play a seven-game conference-only football season starting on the weekend of Nov. 6. Men’s and women’s basketball would also start on Nov. 25, which is consistent with the return date set by the NCAA. Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said the vote...

Cougar Crew: Continuing a legacy

Senior Henry McRae describes his position on the Cougar Crew as the team’s CEO and captain.

LAURENCE SINCLAIR, Evergreen reporter

September 24, 2020

Created in spring 1970, Cougar Crew recently marked its 50th year here at WSU. With its long history, the team has a vast array of traditions and stories. “We are super lucky to have a really strong alumni base,” club treasurer Ciara McCall said. “We have all these people who have seen the impac...

‘If you keep your head up, anything can happen’

Redshirt senior Jamal Morrow scores his second recieving touchdown of the game to secure a 47-44 win in triple overtime vs Boise State.

CARSON BROWN, Evergreen reporter

September 24, 2020

The WSU football team trailed by 21 points early in the fourth quarter against Boise State on Sept. 9, 2017, but then-freshman wide receiver Jamire Calvin knew the Cougars were destined for a legendary comeback. “We were down 21 and Jamire looks at me and says we’re going to win this game,”...

WSU professor enters science academy

Katrina Mealey completed her doctorate at Texas A&M before coming to work for the WSU veterinary medicine school as a professor.

SANDI KOBIESA, Evergreen reporter

September 21, 2020

Washington State Academy of Sciences welcomed its newest member, Katrina Mealey. She is a veterinary professor at WSU with a focus on pharmacogenetics.  “I work in collaboration with other doctors and look for genetic mutations that predispose dogs and cats with specific allergies,” Mealey said....

OPINION: Zoom attendance policies need to be reworked

In the world of online classes, Zoom attendance policies have to take into consideration students' lives.

GRACE LAPIERRE, Evergreen columnist

September 16, 2020

Some classes have strict attendance policies. Others couldn't care less as long as you do your work, and some are happy on the middle ground — strongly recommending you show up but not penalizing you if you decide not to. With classes being online now, attendance policies feel like they changed...

WSU gains new assistant swimming coach

Kate Moore started swimming competitively before she was in high school. Now, she will begin her second coaching career for the WSU women’s swimming team, although the future for the season is uncertain at the moment.

HANNAH FLORES, Evergreen reporter

September 10, 2020

The WSU women’s swim team will welcome Kate Moore as the assistant coach after the swim program's funding was cut at her previous institution. Moore coached at her alma mater, East Carolina University, for 10 years before taking the job at WSU. “ECU is essentially where I got my start, so I ...

Representatives of Washington National Guard arrive in Pullman

The number of positive COVID-19 cases has risen by over 400 since the first day of school, which is less than two weeks ago.

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN, Evergreen reporter

September 3, 2020

The Washington National Guard is being deployed to Pullman to assist with testing WSU students as the number of COVID-19 cases in Whitman County continues to grow. Twenty-five members of the National Guard will begin testing on Sept. 8, said Phil Weiler, WSU vice president for marketing and communications. Representatives...

‘She’s kind of a powerhouse’

Samantha Cruz Mendoza is serving as both an ASWSU Legislative Affairs director and president of the Washington Student Association.

MATAYA SIEMION, Evergreen reporter

September 3, 2020

For Samantha Cruz Mendoza, immigration issues hit close to home, and she knew the only way she could attempt to fix a broken system was to pursue her dream of becoming a lawyer.  When Mendoza started at WSU, she said she planned to just focus on her schoolwork, but she became involved with ASWSU as ...

OPINION: Greek members need to follow their leaders

While Greek leaders have been working to ensure COVID-19 safety, it’s up to their constituents to follow through and keep the Palouse safe.

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen columnist

September 3, 2020

It is no secret that Greek life nationally carries a stigma of recklessness. WSU’s Greek community, infamous for its party culture, is no different. During this pandemic, the spotlight has cast on this group of students as the most likely catalyst for new COVID-19 cases on the Palouse. Though many...

OPINION: Students need to follow COVID-19 guidelines

WSU's rate of COVID-19 cases is going up, but only because students aren't obeying social distancing guidelines.

MACKENNA ROWE, Evergreen columnist

September 2, 2020

Whitman County has seen a dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases as students return to Pullman. The case surge was created by an unexpectedly high number of students moving back — some of whom are not following safety guidelines. WSU and Pullman are taking steps to help keep their residents safe? Phil Weiler, WSU vice...

OPINION: Stay busy and stay active

There's no shortage of things for Cougs to do to stay active and occupied.

JOEY FRANKLIN, Evergreen columnist

September 1, 2020

The pandemic has put the whole world on lockdown, and states across America have issued stay-at-home mandates. Since the shutdown in March, people have struggled to find activities to entertain themselves while staying home, so staying busy is very important. Chris Dickey, WSU tuba and euphonium instructor,...

‘We are still here, we still care’

As part of a virtual Week of Welcome this fall, multicultural groups from across campus met together to provide resources to incoming and current students. Some of the groups include the African American Student Center and STEM support programs.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

August 27, 2020

As students navigate online learning, multicultural student groups and WSU leaders are collaborating to provide the same level of resources to students.  The Office of Multicultural Student Services worked with campus organizations to provide a virtual Week of Welcome through Conexion. Conexion serves...

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