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‘He likes his fashion to be extreme’

Dante's Deals opened a storefront display on Main Street in Pullman seven years after Dante Ludlow created his online business while in high school.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

July 20, 2020

For Dante Ludlow, it all started with a pair of $20 Air Jordans. Dante’s Deals, his eBay store, sells vintage clothing, sportswear and some collectibles. The business opened a storefront on Main Street in Pullman, which is in Daily Grind’s old location. It is not open to the public. The sto...

‘I get to play with yarn all day’

Yarn Underground started after Owner Shelley Stone gained inspiration from a Portland yarn store. Now, Stone said she is navigating COVID-19 and the unknowns that come with it.

SARAH DANIELS, Evergreen reporter

July 20, 2020

COVID-19 hit some small businesses harder than others. For Yarn Underground Owner Shelley Stone, she is ready to move forward with her community. In the heart of Moscow lies a yarn store: Yarn Underground. Inspired by her visit to a Portland yarn store, Stone and her friend worked together to make...

College student takes on governor race

Dylan Nails, Washington governor candidate, grew up in Colfax and said he would to use his perspective on eastern Washington to inform legislation.

ANNIE HAGER, Evergreen reporter

July 13, 2020

Dylan Nails hopes to use his youth to bring a fresh perspective during his run for Washington state governor.  Nails’ desire to run for governor sparked when he picked up a local paper outside of his hometown, Colfax. He said he saw protest coverage on the eastern side of Washington.  “Obv...

WSU student confronts reality of being bisexual, biracial woman

When Samantha King-Shaw was a freshman on the WSU track and field team, she did not feel accepted as a bisexual and biracial person. However, two years later, she found a place she could be herself in the Queer Intersectional Association and PERIOD.

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

July 13, 2020

Finding accepting people and an accepting community who acknowledge her as a multifaceted being is something Samantha King-Shaw, a biracial and bisexual woman, has been working on for a while now.  “Once I was introduced to sexuality as a spectrum ... That was when it clicked,” said Samantha...

‘This is like the movies’

Elizabeth Nalbandian traveled from Jerusalem to Pullman in the pursuit of studying baking. Since then, she has studied abroad and became involved in the Carson College of Business.

ANNIE HAGER, Evergreen reporter

July 7, 2020

From family inspiration to mindless scrolling through Pinterest, Elizabeth Nalbandian started learning to make pastries when she was a young girl. Pastry-making became a passion for Nalbandian while she grew up in Jerusalem, and she said she continues to expand it through her experiences at WSU.  ...

Purpose Roasters changes management, continues to expand

Purpose Roasters, originally located at 301 S. Main St. in Colfax, moved locations next to Flowers, Decor & More.

SARAH DANIELS, Evergreen reporter

July 6, 2020

Just when the front doors of a coffee shop in Colfax seemed like it was closed for good, it found a way to come back to life. When Purpose Roasters opened in spring 2018, it started with spouses Travis and Janelle Harrison, as well as friend Nick Wright.  The doors of the first Purpose Roasters’ cafe closed March...

Long-time city planner retires

In addition to being the Pullman city planner, Pete Dickinson served on the planning commission for several years.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

July 6, 2020

After three decades of serving the Pullman community, Pete Dickinson will say goodbye to city planning.  Dickinson, originally from California, obtained his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Berkeley. He came to Pullman to get his master’s degree at WSU in regional planning, w...

WSU researcher raises awareness about food insecurity during pandemic

Cedric Habiyaremye, WSU research associate, and his mother in their quinoa research field in Rwanda.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

June 29, 2020

As someone who grew up facing starvation and hunger in Rwanda, one WSU research associate is now using his education to advocate for worldwide food security. Cedric Habiyaremye said he has worked to raise awareness on how COVID-19 is affecting food security and the consequences of this, which include...

‘She speaks for what she believes in’

Kaylah Blas developed her leadership skills during her time at WSU by being involved with Chi Delta Sigma sorority and other organizations.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

June 29, 2020

WSU alumna Kaylah Blas took a leap of faith by leaving her Californian home to attend WSU, being the first in her family to do so.  Blas packed her schedule by being involved with the Asian Pacific American Student Coalition, Hawaii Club and the Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life. She was also an ori...

Doctoral candidate researches gender, religion in Hindi soap opera

Sreenidhi Krishnan moved to the U.S . in 2016 to complete her doctoral degree, and has since won several awards for her research about cultural impacts on Hindi soap opera productions.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

June 29, 2020

One WSU student turned her love for movies, soap operas and other media into the driving force behind her research. Sreenidhi Krishnan, doctoral candidate in WSU Vancouver's anthropology department, said she won a dissertation grant of $500 to study the culture of Hindi soap opera productions in India. Krishnan sa...

Reading enthusiasts to assemble virtually, discuss social issues

The Social Issues Book Club meets to discuss more than just books. They also talk about issues that directly impact them.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

June 22, 2020

A book can put you in the shoes of Michelle Obama or transport you to Oakland, California. For members of the Social Issues Book Club in Pullman, reading and discussing books is a way to inform and broaden their worldviews.  Many book clubs are fiction-oriented, but the Social Issues Book Club tends...

‘Do the right things for the right reasons’

Jim Harbor graduated from WSU. Twenty years later, he is running South Fork Public House with co-founder Wade Dissmore.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

June 22, 2020

Some WSU students choose to leave Pullman right after graduating, but Jim Harbour decided to stay and create a restaurant popular with locals and students alike. “It was a combination of filling a niche in the market that was needed,” Harbour said. “I think the community involvement and all ...

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