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A festive celebration

High 29, Low 14

People showed off decorated trees in various styles such as Legos.

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LEACH LEAVES After eight seasons at WSU, Mike Leach accepts head coach position at Mississippi State University for 2020 By Jakob Thorington Evergreen reporter


ashington State head coach Mike Leach is leaving WSU to coach at Mississippi State University, Leach confirmed on his Twitter profile on Thursday. Leach will replace former MSU head coach Joe Moorhead, who was fired Jan 3. after two seasons with the Bulldogs. In December, the WSU Athletic Department said Leach’s contract was “extended through 2024,” according to a previous Daily Evergreen article. Leach’s compensation for 2020 would have been $4 million and a one-time retention bonus of $750,000, according to the article. During a press conference on Thursday, WSU Director of Athletics Pat Chun said Leach’s contract has a $2.25 million

buyout. This means another university has to pay WSU $2.25 million to break Leach’s contract in order to hire him. Chun said he spoke to Leach a few days before he was notified that Leach was leaving for MSU. “I left that conversation feeling we were in good shape,” he said. Chun said he was under the assumption Leach was staying with WSU, but he believes Leach must have changed his mind sometime in the last 24 hours. Chun said it was bittersweet when Leach later told him he was accepting the position at MSU. “I enjoyed working with Mike and I’m happy that he’s able to take his career in a direction he wants to go to,” See Leach Page 6 Oliver Mckenna| The Daily Evergreen

Surviving the Snow

Snowfall to be cleared on campus, parts of Pullman City workers advise people to stay home, avoid icy walkways before clear By Andrea Gonzalez Evergreen reporter


The U.S. National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory 7 a.m. Sunday which will remain in effect until 4 a.m. Monday. Alan Davis, Pullman parks superintendent, said staff will work on clearing paths, parking lots and certain sidewalks after the snow falls. Workers will plow the city loop path system, which runs from the downtown riverwalk out to Terre View Drive and Davis Way, he said. If staff can keep up they will try to remove snow on B Street as well. The main walking routes for people to shop and all school sidewalks will be cleared, he said.

Students gather for sledding and snowboarding before the start of the spring semester Sunday afternoon at Thompson Flats.

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GPSA president resigns

Buy local to help locals

WSU beats rival UW

Former GPSA President Ralph Chikhany steps down due to personal health reasons.

Shoppers should help small businesses not bigbox stores, one columnist argues.

The women’s basketball team defeated the Huskies 66-59 in Seattle.

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Monday 1/13 Drag Bingo: Drag Swap Edition Play three early bird rounds followed by 10 exciting rounds of bingo for the chance to win amazing prizes donated by local businesses and supporters. Just when you’re ready for a break , the drag performers will be happy to help you out by giving you a spectacular performance. The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the 1912 Center in Moscow, Idaho.

Monday 1/13 NCA A National Football Championship Watch Par t y. Come find out if Clemson University or Louisiana State University will win the national championship 5 p.m. at Zeppoz. Have the kids with you? Not a problem, all ages are welcome in their family friendly restaurant. Only a few football fans in the family? They have that covered too! The game will be broadcast throughout the entire building. To submit, email events to Preference will be given to events that are free and open to the public or are hosted by an RSO, and must include time, date and place.

Cont rolled Subs t ance Problem SE Harvest Drive, 6:12 a.m. Off icer responded and collected a drug pipe for destruction.

S a f e t y Ha z a r d N Grand Avenue , 12 : 11 p.m. Officers responded to the repor t o f wa t e r p o o l i n g a r o u n d t h e d r a i n s downtown.

Burglar y E Main Street , 10:29 a.m. Officer responded to the repor t of rocks being thrown at a window.

S a f e t y Ha z a r d SE High Street & SE South Street, 4:43 p.m. An officer was advised of the report of an icy sidewalk .

D i s a b l e d Ve h i c l e S Grand Avenue, 2:18 p.m. Officers responded to a disabled vehicle. Vehicle was moved.

A c c i d e n t Hi t & R u n NE Stadium Way & NE Valley Rd, 7:00 p.m. A n o f f i c e r wa s a d v i s e d o f a p o s s i b l e h i t a n d r u n. Ma i n t e n a n c e a n d Op e r a t i o n s wa s a d v i s e d p r e v i o u s l y o f t h e d a m a g e .

D i s a b l e d Ve h i c l e NE Terre View Dr & NE Brandi Way, 4:29 p.m. Officer requested a case for a disabled vehicle.

A c c i d e n t No n -I n j u r y E Main Street, 7:31 p.m. An officer responded to a non-injury collision.

D i s a b l e d Ve h i c l e SE Alderwood Court , 5:24 p.m. Officer responded to a disabled vehicle. Vehicle was towed.


Abnormal Behavior NW Tingley Court, 8:07 p.m. Repor ting par t y calling to repor t receiving death threat s f rom the NSA .

We a p o n O f f e n s e / C o m p l a i n t Airport Complex North, 3:57 a.m. TSA reported a bag with a gun in it. Officer responded and contacted subject involved.

A c c i d e n t No n I n j u r y NE Terre View Drive, 7:31 p.m. An officer responded to a non-injury collision.

Structure Fire NE Lake Street, 9:49 a.m. Pullman Law and Fire responded to the report of a fire. Determined to be a cooking fail.


D i s a b l e d Ve h i c l e NE Terre View Dr & NE Palouse Ridge Road, 10:16 a.m. An officer responded to the repor t of a car in a ditch. Car had been pulled out by another vehicle by the time the officer arrived.

Ma l i c i o u s M i s c h i e f NE Campus Street & NE Ruby Street, 1:21 a.m. Officers responded to the repor t of snowballs being thrown at cars . Citizen As s ist SE Spring Street, 2:37 a.m. An officer contacted RP in regards to questions about parking downtown.

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Aries (March 21 - April 19) —— Physical action gets results. Don’t reveal your secrets all at once, with Venus in Pisces. Maintain mystery. Fantasies abound. Allow yourself more quiet time. Taurus (April 20 - May 20) — — You’re extra popular this month, with Venus in Pisces. Social activities benefit your career. Share your heart with friends and allies. Pull together for common cause. Gemini (May 21 - June 20) —— Home recharges you to grab career opportunities. Take charge this month, with Venus in Pisces. Pass a test and rise a level. Do the homework. Cancer (June 21 - July 22) — — Communication and transportation channels flow more freely. Travel, explore and study, with Venus in Pisces this month. Plan your next adventure. Discover new worlds.

Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22) —½ — Find a sweet deal. Expect expenditures. Review family finances this month, with Venus in Pisces, and discover ways to save. Increase your assets. Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22) — — Personal insights benefit. Partnerships flower, with Venus in Pisces. Collaborate on a creative project. Use your magnetism and charm. Build and strengthen long-term connections. Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22) —½ — Get into a fun and productive work phase, with Venus in Pisces. Physical performance can provide exceptional results. Prioritize health, wellness and fitness this month. Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21) —— Artistic efforts work in your favor. You’re especially lucky in love, with Venus in Pisces. Savor and create beauty this month. Share your heart.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21) —½ — Feather your love nest. You’re more domestic, with Venus in Pisces this month. Increase your family’s comfort level. Savor simple home cooking. Recharge for professional growth. Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19) —— Document your exploration and research. You especially love learning, with Venus in Pisces. Creativity flourishes. Words flow with ease. Write and share your discoveries. Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18) —½ — Silver flows into shared accounts. Gather new income. This month with Venus in Pisces can get profitable. Infuse heart into your work and it pays. Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20) — — Rely on a strong partnership. Dress like the star you are with Venus in your sign. Try a new style or look. You’re especially irresistible.


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GPSA president steps down

New committee searches for replacement, presents options at next meeting By Madysen McLain Evergreen GPSA reporter


Former GPSA President Ralph Chikhany has been receiving treatment for the past six weeks and is doing better. Members of GPSA expressed their support of Chikhany and desire to continue their vision.

are providing everything that you can think of,” she said. Chikhany said there were a few main projects from last semester they are most proud of.

The projects include revamping the entire constitution and bylaws to make sure the GPSA roles were more equitable. Another project included giving

Due to medical reasons, the GPSA president stepped down from his position on Jan. 1. “I’m not a quitter, I fight a lot and I pursued a lot but there’s just circumstances that were beyond my control,” Ralph Chikhany, former GPSA president, said. Chikhany said they made the decision over Thanksgiving break after dealing with medical issues. They have received medical treatment for the past six weeks and Chikhany is getting better. “We completely support his decision,” Andrew Gillreath-Brown, GPSA communications chair, said. Veneice Guillory-Lacy, GPSA executive vice president, said a new nomination committee will be created with volunteers from the senate to collect applications for the open president position. She said the internal affairs committee updated the bylaws to know what to do if an executive member steps down again. Gillreath-Brown said only those who have been involved in GPSA in some capacity can be nominated. He said the committee’s goal is to present the nominees at the next meeting on Jan. 27. Guillory-Lacy said in the meantime, the executive members have taken on some of Chikhany’s responsibilities while they search for a new president. “We’re going to continue to do what we’ve been doing which is serving graduate students, and making sure that we

We’re going to continue to do what we’ve been doing which is serving graduate students, and making sure that we are providing everything that you can think of

Veniece Guillory-Lacy GPSA executive vice president

out $20,000 in grants to graduate students to fund their research. Each student is eligible for $500. Chikhany also said they helped create a better Graduate Writing Center, which involved moving the location to CUE 402G and purchasing new equipment. The new center launches Monday. “He’s a good planner and I think he set out to do a lot of great things at the beginning of

his term,” Guillory-Lacy said. “I think with graduate studies, it can be a lot. I just wish them the best.” Chikhany will graduate in May with a doctorate in Math.


WHAT: GPSA Meeting WHEN: 5:30 p.m. Mon. Jan. 27 WHERE: CUB Senior Ballroom COST: Free

Treefest brings community together About 22 decorated trees of various styles filled Whitman County Library By Andrea Gonzalez Evergreen reporter

The Whitman County Library held its eighth annual Festival of Trees and fourth annual Jingle and Mingle event in December. Sheri Miller, Whitman County Library associate director and youth services manager, said the Jingle and Mingle event was sponsored by the Colfax Chamber of Commerce and Friends of Whitman County Library. Kristie Kirkpatrick, Whitman County Library director, said around 250 people attended the Jingle and Mingle event this year. Jingle and Mingle had a name change this year, she said. It was formerly known as Art Among the Trees, she said. Sarah Phelan, Whitman County Library public services librarian, said each tree has

different themes and were either decorated by businesses, individuals or organizations. Miller said around 22 trees were on display for the Festival of Trees. Kirkpatrick said some tree themes were Legos and Alice in Wonderland. Kirkpatrick said other trees had themes involving sports, veterans and law books. Phelan said some trees were decorated with bolts and nails, stuffed mice and white bird cages. Some tree entries included participants from Jennings Elementary, Pullman Building Supply and Palouse Knot Barn, Phelan wrote in an email to The Daily Evergreen. Several prizes were given for the trees, Phelan said. The People’s Choice award was given to Route 26 Vintage Market; the Judge’s Choice award was given to Bryan Johnson of Palouse and the Kid’s Choice award was given to Jennings Elementary Teachers, she said.

“The Festival of Trees depends so heavily on community participation,” Kirkpatrick said. “[It] is more of a fun holiday celebration and less of a fundraiser than other tree fests.” The event also had a raffle which was sponsored by Pioneer Title Company, she said. Tickets were sold for $1 and proceeds went to a library program for children, she said. Phelan said the Summer Reading Program is where children will read 10 books or 10 hours during the summer. The program also offers educational events throughout the summer. The 12 winners of the 12 Ways of Giving raffle were announced during the Jingle and Mingle event, Phelan said. The event also had refreshments, holiday music and artwork for people of all ages to enjoy, she said. “We really want to work to make it a holiday tradition that ANDREA GONZALES | THE DAILY EVERGREEN doesn’t cost people money,’’ Tomara Jackson, left, stands with Hannah Croskey and the wood-crafted, she said. award-winning tree she designed for Pullman Building Supply.

Fans react to Mike Leach’s desertion, see our readers best reactions to the dramatic news SEE PAGE 7 PAGE 4 | MONDAY, JAN. 13, 2020




Drop big retailers, buy local instead

Feiran Zou| The Daily evergreen

Shopping at small businesses is one of the many ways consumers can support the local economy, as well as purchase better food for themselves. Whenever possible shoppers should purchase items from nearby businesses rather than rely on large companies.

Buying local is an important part of supporting local businesses as well as being an ethical consumer By Jacob Hersh Evergreen columnist


ananas from Guatemala, avocados from Mexico and strawberries from California are linked in a supply chain that reaches around the world. Suppliers and distributors work to make sure

that the average US consumer has access to fresh goods year-round, regardless of location. Now consider food that has been grown, often less than 50 miles from your home. The person selling it to you might be your neighbor, or the lady next to you at the gym, or even your mailman, running a side gig to make a little extra cash. That’s the heart and soul of the “buy-local” movement, a lifestyle that’s rapidly

increasing in popularity throughout the country. We often see this exemplified in farmer’s markets and farm-to-table restaurants, but there are many more ways to buy locally. “Food is a big element of the buy local movement,” said Jason Winfree, a University of Idaho agricultural economics professor, in an email. “Many consumers seem to like the idea of eating food from a small, local farm.” Similarly, many consumers seem

to enjoy the small-town, individualized atmosphere that comes as a result of buying locally. “We really consider our vendors to be your neighbors,” said Amanda Argona, the market manager of the Pullman farmer’s market. Community involvement is one of the key benefits of buying locally, and it has tangible effects on the general public. “More demand for local goods and more local production can transSee Buy Local Page 7

Layout Reborn Putting the ‘new’ in newspaper

By Emma Ledbetter & Jacqui Thomasson Evergreen multimedia editors


ditors gathered Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in the basement of Murrow Hall to prepare for the upcoming semester of producing The Daily Evergreen, WSU’s independent student newspaper. The three-day training happens at the beginning of every semester and is affectionately called “boot camp” because editors get whipped into shape for their new jobs. Boot camp is our chance to get to know our fellow Evergreeners and learn about managing reporters and photographers, engaging with our readers on social media and laying out pages using Adobe InDesign. We learn from our editor-in-chief and managing editor, but we also learn from each other. Many of the editors who are in the newsroom have been here for multiple semesters and have held multiple positions. This training is also an opportunity for instructors in the Murrow College and Evergreen alum to teach

editors. Outside speakers came for workshops about public records, solutions journalism and other topics pertaining to student journalists. This semester’s boot camp marked a change for The Daily Evergreen. During the training, our multimedia team did a complete overhaul of our newspaper’s design. Our new look will be more modern, and — we hope — more accessible and enjoyable for our readers. The revamp features a more modern look as we bring the newspaper into not just the new year, but a new decade. Every aspect of the newspaper, from section headers and graphics right down to the fonts we use, was examined to find any room for improvement. The more modern design features were born out of a culmination of editors’ ideas. Various versions of every page template were created and between bouts of training new staff members, See Layout Page 7

Three weeks of events. Hundreds of opportunities.

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Did the Cougars beat Stanford? Did CJ Elleby shine? Find out on page 8. SEE PAGE 8 DAILYEVERGREEN.COM



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Cougars split Boeing Apple Cup Series

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Redshirt senior forward Borislava Hristova goes for a layup over a Beijing Normal University defender on Oct. 31 at Beasley Coliseum.

Hristova surpasses 2,000 career points; Molina finishes with 14 points for game By Sam Grant Evergreen reporter

WSU women’s basketball traveled to Seattle to take on the University of Washington Huskies Saturday afternoon, resulting in a 66-59 win for WSU. The Cougars (9-7, 2-2 Pac-12) officially split the Boeing Apple Cup Series to Washington (10-5, 2-2 Pac-12). Redshirt senior forward Borislava Hristova finished the game with 20 points and senior guard Chanelle Molina finished the game with eight rebounds and four assists, as well as

14 points. Hristova surpassed 2,000 points in her WSU career, now breaking WSU’s scoring record for both men’s and women’s basketball. The Huskies dominated WSU in the first quarter, falling behind 10-2 with just over three minutes left in the quarter. The Cougars responded with seven unanswered points, ending in a a three pointer from redshirt junior forward Jovana Subasic, making the score 10-9 with 8:58 in the second quarter. Subasic led the team in points in the first half with seven, while Molina lead the way for both rebounds and assists.


Throughout the second quarter, Washington held on to their lead, but the Cougars kept the game competitive, Washington led 26-21 at halftime. The Cougars continued to chase Washington’s lead throughout the third quarter, closing in on Washington’s lead with a score of 38-33 with 4:37 left. The third quarter ended with the Cougars trailing Washington 42-37. The last two points in both the second and the third were scored by Hristova. With 7:41 left in the game, the Cougars tied it up at 45-45 with a three-pointer from Molina, tying it up again 47-47 a minute later with a field goal from Hristova. WSU took the

lead with Hristova’s field goal, Washington tied it up at 47 a minute later. To close out an 8-0 run from WSU, Molina nailed a three pointer to put the Cougars up 55-47, followed up by another three by redshirt senior guard Johanna Muzet, putting the Cougars up 58-50 with two minutes left. The Cougars would hold on to the lead, completing the comeback with a final score of 66-59 and ended their current three-game road trip at 2-1. The Cougars will move on to play the No. 18 University of Arizona Wildcats at 7 p.m. on Friday at Beasley Coliseum, their first game at home since the end of December. The game can be seen live on the Pac-12 Networks.

Cougars win fifteen matches in Hawaii

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Then-freshman Hikaru Sato returns the ball during the match against USC on April 14 in Hollingbery Fieldhouse.

WSU capture eight wins in matches on last day By Jaclyn Seifert Evergreen Reporter

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WSU women’s tennis opened the 2020 Spring Season winning 15 out of 24 matches this weekend at the Weinman Foundation Invitational. The tournament took place Thursday through Sunday at the University of Hawai’i Tennis Complex. This was the sixth time

the Cougars have started their spring schedule in Hawaii. Three additional teams were in attendance including Brigham Young University, University of Louisville and Northern Arizona University. The matches started Thursday and consisted of doubles matches followed by single matches. Thursday’s games were delayed six hours due to wind and rain. The invitational began See Hawaii Page 8


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Pi Beta Phi suspended during investigation Chapter allegedly took part in off-campus event; two inquiries remain open By Madysen McLain Evergreen reporter

WSU’s Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women chapter temporarily lost recognition Dec. 6 following two ongoing investigations of an off-campus event hosted by the chapter. According to a statement from the chapter’s headquarters released on Thursday, some members of the chapter did not honor WSU’s current suspension of all Greek social events by planning and participating in an off-campus event. “The fraternity and sorority community at [WSU] is in a time of transition and healing after an unthinkable tragedy,”

reads the statement. All Greek social events were canceled and suspended for the rest of the semester following the death of freshman and Alpha Tau Omega fraternity member Sam Martinez. According to the statement, the chapter is “working alongside the university to investigate and address concerns, adjudicate any misbehavior and prevent future missteps.” When a chapter has a loss of recognition, the chapter cannot operate at WSU, according to the Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life website. The WSU Center for Community Standards is investigating the situation. Since it is an ongoing investigation, details cannot be shared at this time, said Dan Welter, Center for Fraternity


Dan Welter, Center for Fraternity and Sorority Life associate dean of students, says few details can be shared because the investigations are still open.

and Sorority Life associate dean of students. The chapter also has an investigation being conducted by the Pi Beta Phi headquarters

chapter in Missouri, according to the website. The chapter’s status is programming tier two, according to the Panhellenic Council. This

means the chapter is on social probation and requires additional follow up with the council director of programming, according to the website.

Top Headlines of 2019

By Jayce Carral and Luke Hudson Evergreen news editors

These are some of the best examples of journalism from Evergreen reporters and columnists in 2019. We are proud of the work our student journalists put into their stories and we hope you enjoy them as well.

Pullman was hit with a few floods in 2019 but this quote headline summed up the damage and experience of many who were caught in water. It showed the reporters’ commitment to breaking news and local reporting.

Sam’s death deeply affected the WSU community and opened questions about safety, alcohol use in college and how WSU protects its students.

students in his recruiting practices and alleged hostile emails. Public records are one of the cornerstones of investigative journalism and navigating them can be difficult and tedious.

5. Athletics department faces $100 million debt This story delves into the WSU Athletics budget and projections for how the department will reduce the deficit and total debt. It generated conversation on social media about the effects of one department’s debt on the rest of the university.

3. ‘He can never be replaced’ WSU lost Sam Martinez in November. Students and community members gathered to remember him and express 4. ‘It’s definitely not my their desire to see him again and how they wished to tell him fault I got hit by a river’ how much they love him.

2. Psychology department ‘crumbles’ after allegations of misconduct This investigative piece explored allegations of misconduct against members of the WSU Department of Psychology. Public records showed that a number of people were interviewed regarding the conduct of a professor in the department and his tendency to favor female

Snow | Continued from Page 1 Workers will also clear Stadium Way, Grand Avenue, North East Orchard Drive, Bishop Boulevard, the backside of Fairmount Drive, Lincoln Avenue and Greyhound, Davis said. If it is not a heavy storm, workers will clear the sidewalks around Kruegel Park and Sunnyside Park, he said. Residents are supposed to try and clear the sidewalks in front of their houses within eight to 12 hours of a storm, Davis said. The workers will try to clear all the parking lots for Pullman City Hall, Pullman Police Department and Pullman Fire

Department. Parking lots will also be cleared for the Pullman Aquatic Center and Pioneer Center. “When it is snowing, understand that we cannot get everywhere to plow immediately,” Davis said. “And there is the possibility of ice.” Residents are encouraged to wear boots and any kind of traction devices for boots to prevent slipping on ice, he said. Pullman Police Cmdr. Jake Opgenorth said residents need to drive slowly because when drivers are on the road they can not stop as fast. Drivers also need to

1. Cougar Country DriveIn closes temporarily, employees say they haven’t been paid Our top story of the year generated a lot of discussion and outrage on social media. Reporters on this story had to navigate a contentious and often unclear situation to explain what was happening in a succinct and objective manner. The Pullman staple reopened under new ownership this fall.

Leach | Continued from Page 1 maintain a greater following distance, he said. Before people drive anywhere people should completely clear the snow off their car and hood, Opgenorth said. Drivers need to make sure they have enough fuel to reach their destination, he said. Drivers should try planning their routes in advance and pick roads that are well-plowed, he said. “Once you get home, stay home. Don’t go out unless it is absolutely necessary,” Opgenorth said. “There is no reason to drive in this bad weather unless it is an emergency.”

Chun said. Leach met with MSU athletic director John Cohen about the coaching position last weekend according to Bo Bounds, a Mississippi sports radio host. Leach’s departure leaves WSU with three empty coaching positions including defensive coordinator, offensive coordinator and head coach. Chun said his goal in the search for a new head coach is to find the best person possible for the job.

“It’ll take however long it needs to take,” he said. “We owe it to our 2020 team and our recruiting class to find the best coach possible.” Leach went 55-47 at WSU over eight seasons. He finished his last six seasons with consecutive bowl appearances. Former WSU running back James Williams said Leach had “been trying to leave since [his] freshman year.” The tweet was later deleted.



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READER REACTIONS | Mike Leach cofirms departure from WSU

@Primetimeceej: Whelp

Lawerence Hatter: He can take his Trump-lovin’ roadshow to the Mississippi.

Jacob Hogg : He was an above average coach. Hopefully we find a good replacement

Joel Jones: Good . . . snivelling crybaby was NEVER a true Coug! Dave Gellatly : The athletic landscape has changed immensely since Leach was hired. I am a littled surprised he stayed this long. He did accomplish a lot in eight years.


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and writers. An old journalism saying repeated around the newsroom says our mission should be to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. If we aren’t doing that, all we ask is that you let us know. Emma Ledbetter is a sophomore microbiology major from Newcastle, Wash. She is the social media and engagement editor for fall 2019 and spring 2020, and previously served as Mint editor. Jacqui Thomasson is a sophomore seeking a double degree in business management and multimedia journalism. She is the layout chief for the spring 2020 semester.

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must weigh their opportunity costs versus the demands of the market and produce the most efficient good for the highest possible market price. Consumers can obviously pick up the production slack by purchasing goods produced out of state; that’s just sound business, and no one expects Pullman to be producing oranges in winter. With that in mind, the buy-local movement is still one to support. Community involvement, increased local revenue and small businesses getting a foothold in the market are all significant positives that consumers ought to keep in mind when shopping for goods. Too often, we get disconnected from where our food comes from. Buying locally and meeting with farmers and producers can bring us back to where food — organic, healthy, objectively tastier food — comes from, and how it affects our community. The next time you mash some Idaho potatoes as a side dish, or have a slice of Cougar Gold cheese, think about where they came from, and how each act of buying locally creates a tangible benefit to your community. Jacob Hersh is a freshman political science major from Anchorage, Alaska. He enjoys listening to Anthony Fantano.

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Given Pullman’s location, in the heart of American agriculture, it would make sense that people are more connected and supportive of their farmers. “I think the whole buy-local movement in this area is more of a value,” Argona said. “If you know your neighbors at the farmer’s market, you know how they’re producing their product, so you might be more likely to come out and support them in that arena.” That said, there are drawbacks to buying locally, but only insofar as producers lower their efficiency to produce more goods that might not be region-specific. For example, farmers don’t try to grow peaches to sell at the Pullman market simply because they don’t grow well in Washington. “My concern with the ‘buy-local’ movement is that if consumers in all regions are buying local, then regions are no longer producing what they have a comparative advantage in,” Winfree said. “We’re all better off if regions produce what they’re good at and then trade with other regions. If everyone starts buying locally, then the benefits disappear and we’re just producing things inefficiently.” In that sense, producers



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late into a more economically vibrant community,” Winfree said. “This can translate into a wide variety of things like farmer’s markets or lower local unemployment.” Buying locally stimulates the communal economy, and it brings people closer together, both figuratively and literally. Pullman’s yearly Lentil Festival is a perfect example. “The community gets a benefit that’s above people buying tomatoes and peppers,” said Philip Watson, a University of Idaho agricultural economics professor. “They get community engagement and social capital, and that creates interactions and trust and relationships between people in the community.” On the producer side, buying locally allows creators and growers the opportunity to start a small-town business, giving them room to experiment and grow, adapting to meet the demands of the market. “There’s a lot of folks that come to sell at the market with some very niche products: pastured pork, micro-greens,” Argona said. “A lot of times, family projects can create the pathway to becoming a vendor at the farmer’s market.”



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Michael Nolan: I thought he was an overpaid, over rated coach. He was adversarial and demeaning to his players and coaches. Good riddance!

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Hawaii | Continued from page 5 with the Cougars playing in two doubles matches against the University of Hawaii and two more against Northern Arizona University. Senior Melisa Ates had a 10-1 singles record and 8-1 mark in doubles play. She won the B Flight Singles Title at the Cougar Classic and the Redbird Invite in A Flight Singles. Sophomore Savanna Ly-Nguyen finished her fall season competing in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games in Manila, Philippines. She reached the final round at this tournament winning a silver medal. Sophomore Hikaru Sato won two doubles titles along with the A Flight singles title at the Cougar Classic. Junior Michaela Bayerlova played in a professional tournament in Kansas, California and Canada. WSU signed Hania Abouelsaad and Lunda “Fifa” Kumhom over winter break for the

2020-21 season. Abouelsaad will travel from Alexandria, Egypt to put on a Cougar uniform. According to the WSU athletics website, she was one of the top juniors in Egypt. Kumhom will travel from Bangkok, Thailand and is one of the top junior recruits in Thailand over the past few years. Kumhom was a member of the 2019 Thailand’s ASEAN School of Games. She also was a reserve on the 2019 Southeast Asian Games team. Lisa Hart will return for her 17th spring season as head coach for Cougars tennis at Washington State. She finished last season with a 19-11 record and went to the NCAA tournament. The Cougars return home Saturday at Hollingbery Fieldhouse. The team will play against the University of Idaho at noon and later play Seattle University at 5 p.m.

MIKE LEACH’S CAREER STATISTICS WIN-LOSS REcord 2012 2013* 2014 2015* 2016* 2017* 2018* 2019* BOWL GAMES APPLE CUP RECORD

*= Bowl-eligible

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Cougars cannot win in Stanford

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Under pressure, sophomore forward CJ Elleby drives through the University of Idaho Vandals defense looking for a layup in the matchup against the Vandals on Dec. 4 at the Kibbie Dome.

WSU outscored 46-18 in first half, scored 44 second half points in loss By Ryan Root Evergreen reporter

The Stanford Cardinal defeated the WSU men’s basketball team 88-62 on Saturday to end their Pac-12 opener road trip. Stanford (14-2, 3-0) has now extended its home-game winning streak against WSU to seven games. The Cougars (10-7, 1-3) have lost back-toback Pac-12 games for the first time this year. Junior guard Issac Bonton led the team in scoring for the fifth time this season with 15 points. Senior forward Jeff Pollard secured 10 rebounds, the second double-digit rebound game for Pollard’s career. Junior forward Daron Henson came off the bench with 12

points for a new career high. This is Henson’s second game played this season, his last game played was against the Seattle University Redhawks when he scored just three points. Henson shot four of six from the 3-point line, tied for the most 3-pointers made by a Cougar this season. Sopohmore forward CJ Elleby finished the game with a season-low six points and the second time in single digits this season. Elleby obtained his point total with two 3-pointers in the second half, the first coming 12 minutes into the half. The contest was tied at two within the first 90 seconds of the game. The Cougars did not tie nor lead after this point. Stanford went on a 10-0 run until WSU made its second basket with 14:45 left in the first half off of a layup by Pollard. Stanford then prevented

WSU from scoring for the next five minutes, to lead 26-7. The first half ended with a 46-18 Stanford lead, which is the largest WSU deficit this season. WSU shot 24 percent from the field, 21 percent from three, and 20 percent from the free throw line. This was the highest first half point total for a WSU opponent and the least points scored by the Cougars this season in a half. WSU scored 44 points in the second half, two points shy of a new season-high for their most points in a second half. WSU outscored the Cardinal in the second half, but Stanford’s first half lead put the game out of reach. This is the largest margin of loss for WSU this season. WSU will return home to take on the No. 9 University of Oregon Ducks at 6 p.m. Thursday at Beasley Coliseum. The game can be seen live on Fox Sports 1.

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