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Pullman man jumps from moving vehicle

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Volunteers work to restore habitat

By Madysen McLain Evergreen reporter

A Pullman man jumped out of a moving car and suffered a serious head injury on Wednesday around 6 p.m. on North Grand Avenue, said Pullman Police Cmdr. Jake Opgenorth. The car was traveling northbound at 35 mph when the man, 24, jumped from the vehicle, he said. The 26-year-old female driver and the passenger were allegedly arguing when the passenger jumped, Opgenorth said. The driver did not stop after the man jumped out, witnesses say. She eventually returned to the scene. There were two children in the back seat, according to Pullman Radio News. The passenger, who was left unconscious, was taken to a Spokane hospital, according to Pullman Radio News. “There’s nothing criminal that occurred,” Opgenorth said. “For the person who jumped out of the car and the people who were in the car, nothing criminal happened.” Pullman Police are still investigating and anyone with information can contact the tip line at (509)-334-2249.


Volunteers plant native plants to improve the quality of the Paradise Creek ecosystem. The Palouse Conservation District coordinated the event to support PCD's restoration efforts.

Native plants better filter water in comparison to invasive species; over 200 planted despite weather By Loren Negron Evergreen reporter


olunteers planted about 200 native plants in an effort to restore habitats and improve water and soil quality on Saturday along Paradise Creek.

Jodi Prout, Palouse Conservation District education and outreach coordinator, said that PCD organized the event as part of the statewide Orca Recovery Day campaign. She said that about 20 people volunteered despite the rain and cold weather.

Alison Crowley, PCD education/ outreach and restoration technician and AmeriCorps intern, said invasive species have altered the ecosystem. Planting native plants will help address agricultural run-off, decrease erosion and improve habitats. “Invasive species don’t serve the ecosystem as best as native species See Conservation Page 6


Global Campus appoints first chancellor to represent students Cillay plans to increase higher education access, support online learning By Jakob Thorington Evergreen reporter

WSU hired the first chancellor for its Global Campus in an effort to represent online students the same as their campus counterparts. Dave Cillay, vice president for Academic Outreach and Innovation, will also carry out duties as the Global Campus’s chancellor. Cillay said his appointment shows the effort in providing educational support for all students across WSU’s campuses. “It’s a powerful statement from the university that says we have equal footing as our physical campuses,” he said. He said his goal is to ensure the infrastructure of Global Campus supports its students and faculty and the WSU community understands the value of campus education equality. Cillay started working for WSU in 2003 and was appointed to vice president in 2012. WSU Global Campus is one of the only online campuses nationwide that has a student government to represent its stu-

dents, Cillay said. ASWSU Global Campus (ASWSUG) President Morgan Atwood said Cillay’s appointment ensures online students get the same quality of life and experience that a student at a physical campus would. “It looks different, but it’s the same experience,” Atwood said. She said that while an online campus cannot offer physical locations for student services, it can offer service reimbursement. ASWSUG can reimburse students for test proctoring, childcare, technology, and mental and physical health services, Atwood said. “A lot of our students don’t fit the traditional definition of a student,” Atwood said. “We have lots of parents taking classes.” She said she is excited for Cillay’s chancellor position because he works hard to advocate for the Global Campus. “It’s been so rewarding to watch the evolution of online programs,” Cillay said. “This is exactly in line with a land-grant university mission in the 21st century.” That mission includes increasing access to higher education for students in the state,


Dave Cillay, first appointed chancellor for WSU's Global Campus discusses goals for the future of Global Campus. Cillay has been working for WSU since 2003. no matter the location, he said. “We want to make sure the experience in a physical classroom is very similar to a virtual one,” he said. Atwood said the biggest

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demographic of students attending the Global Campus is students from major cities such as Seattle, Pullman and Vancouver. She said those locations make it easier for ASWSUG to host

events for its students all over the state. Its most recent event was buying tickets to send students to Pullman for the homecoming football game against Colorado.

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LGBTQ+ affinity group

Leading by example

Football finally wins

Faculty and staff held their first meeting to discuss the allocation of funds they received.

A WSU biology professor learns from students and shares in their excitement for education.

The Cougars were successful against the Buffaloes in giant rain storm.

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Community Calendar Tuesday 10/22 Biannual debate to take place. Starting at 5 p.m., the ASWSU Issues and Forums Committee will host its biannual political debate. The Young Democrats, Young Americans for Liberty and College Republicans will be present. Questions are up to the audience, but topic areas will include ‘Women’s Healthcare,’ ‘Student Debt, Campus Safety and University Life’ and ‘International Escalation.’ Free cupcakes will be provided to attendees. This event is free and open to the public, and located in the Todd Hall Auditorium. 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.

Correction An article that appeared in Thursday’s paper titled “Grant used to develop cancer-fighting drug” was updated to accurately reflect Mark Lange’s title as professor not associate professor and Amber Parrish’s title as associate in research and not research associate. The article was also updated to name all universities involved in the research and accurately depict the method in which researchers will test conditions under which Taxol will be produced at higher levels.



Daily Police Log Thursday

Malicious Mischief NE Campus Street, 4:05 p.m. Report of spray paint on the back door Traffic Hazard NE Airport Rd & NE Terre View Dr, 6:20 a.m. and exterior wall. Officer responded. Officers responded to a report of Itinerant Business Entry computer parts in the roadway. SE Kamiaken Street, 4:06 p.m. Itinerant business license application Theft Other received. NE Merman Drive, 11:49 a.m. Officer responded for a lost/stolen Saturday license plate. Traffic Violation SE Fairmount Road, 12:26 p.m. Report of a vehicle following another vehicle too closely. Officers responded. Subject warned.

Fire Alarm NE California Street, 5:37 a.m. Law, fire and EMS responded. Occupants counseled on proper protocol for a fire alarm. No fire emergency.

Disorderly Conduct W Main Street, 7:59 a.m. Officers responded to a report of someone throwing things and yelling.

Vehicle Prowl SE Jackson Street, 8:06 a.m. Reporting party reported two vehicles broken into overnight. Officer responded.


Fraud NE Terre View Drive, 12:39 p.m. Report party states he got a fraudulent email that he would like to ask some questions about. Officer contacted RP.

Welfare Check NW Olsen Street, 1:05 a.m. Officers responded to a report of a male lying in the roadway and determined he was intoxicated. Subject warned. Alarm Other E Main Street, 5:37 a.m. Officers responded and found the noise to be coming from unused speakers. Civil Calls NW Irving Street, 10:44 a.m. Reporting party called to report a neighbor attempted to harm her dogs and destroy her property. Police and animal control officer responded. Parking Problem NE Terre View Drive, 10:52 a.m. Report of a vehicle parked on the sidewalk. Parking officer responded.

Utility Problem SW Shirley St & SW Arbor St, 12:55 p.m. Reporting party would like the storm drain at this intersection checked by public works, as when it’s plugged it floods houses in the area if it crosses the street. Officer had public works advised. Suspicious Person/Circumstance E Main Street, 2:32 p.m. Reporting party says that someone who beat him up was in the store 30 minutes ago. Officer contacted the RP. Accident Hit and Run NE Whitman Street, 5:43 p.m. Report of a vehicle that drove over a curb and hit a hand rail. Officer responded.

In the Stars | Horoscopes Today’s Birthday —— Success takes root in creativity, connection and communication this year. Steadily contribute for home and family. Love enchants you anew this winter before your career takes a new direction. Some news requires adaptation next summer, leading to a professional growth phase. Share for what you love. Aries (March 21 - April 19) —— Create projects for romance, art and beauty. Enjoy favorite games, activities and people. Relaxation, nature and entertainment feed your playful heart. Have fun together. Taurus (April 20 - May 20) —— Realize domestic dreams with soap, water and maybe a coat of paint. Imagine possibilities for textiles, lighting or color. Keep an inspiration journal. Research options. Gemini (May 21 - June 20) —½— Gather information. Avoid distractions. Stay on track. Communications, promotions and creative projects can get dreamy results. Focus your attention for the best results. Cancer (June 21 - July 22) —½— Keep taking care of business to create positive cash flow. Infuse communications with heart and a dream will approach reality. Polish sales and marketing materials.

Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22) —— You’re getting stronger. A personal dream appears within reach. Persistence and determination move you closer, one step at a time. Talk about what you love. Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22) —— Look back for insight on the road ahead. Consider ancestors, mentors and elders. What would they advise? Postpone crowds, noise or distractions. Meditate and rest. Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22) —— Strategize with teammates. Discuss dreams, visions and ambitions. Social events lead to amazing connections and synchronicity. Hold meetings, gatherings and parties. Have fun with friends. Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21) —½— Focus on practical professional tasks, especially regarding communications, sales and marketing. Edit, craft and polish for beautiful results. Avoid controversy or distraction. Stay in action.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21) —— Dream big. Expand your boundaries and frontiers. Travel and explore. Longdistance communication sends you in interesting new directions. Wait to see what develops. Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19) —— Financial conversations with your partner can lead to agreement about the results you would love to produce together. Listen generously. Strategize for growth. Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18) —½— Coordinate errands, responsibilities and actions with your partner. Find efficiencies to conserve energy, time and money. Avoid risky business. Patience pays off. Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20) —— Your work and health seem energized. Discuss goals with advisers. For best performance, work with trusted doctors, trainers and coaches. Practice and grow stronger.


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LGBTQ+ affinity group holds first meeting


Matthew Jeffries, director of the gender identity/expression and sexual identity resource center at WSU, speaks about creating a communal space for LGBTQ+ faculty and staff at the first inaugural LGBTQ+ faculty/staff association meeting on Oct. 18 in the CUB.

Faculty, staff receive $1,200 of funding from president’s commission By Andrea Gonzalez Evergreen reporter

The LGBTQ+ faculty and staff affinity group discussed ways to use $1,200 from the President’s Commission for Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation (GIESO)

to create a communal space during its inaugural meeting on Friday. Amber Graham, conduct hearing officer in the Center for Community Standards, said GIESO is an extension of the president’s office that identifies initiatives and projects they can use to ensure they are serving the LGBTQ+ community. Matthew Jeffries, director of Gender Identity/Expression and

Sexual Orientation Resource Center (GIESORC), said they are trying to create a community for LGBTQ+ faculty and staff. He said he wants the group to decide what to use the funds for because he wants people to have a voice in the decisions. The university recruits LGBTQ+ faculty and staff, but if staff members do not feel that they have a community outside of work, then they cannot retain

them, he said. It is important to recruit and retain faculty and staff to reflect the diverse student population, Jeffries said. He said WSU administration can work to increase the visibility of the LGBTQ+ community because there are members of the LGBTQ+ community all over campus. Graham said GIESO’s goal was to help ensure that the affin-

ity group will have the resources it needs to be supported and successful. A communal space will help increase the sense of connection to the local community, she said. Graham said they hope to set up a campus-wide mentorship program. The mentorship would be based around a staffto-staff and staff-to-student connection, she said.

Pullman Regional to re-run bond on ballot CEO says project will improve healthcare provided to clients By Benjamin White Evergreen reporter

Officials at Pullman Regional Hospital are pursuing their Next Era of Excellence plan by proposing the bond for a second time, which will ask for $29 million to be paid over the next 25 years. Scott Adams, CEO of PRH, said that as Pullman’s population grows so does the need for healthcare services. If passed, the bond will pay for two propositions: more space for medical services and a new electronic medical record system. Adams said the plan is to expand the hospital by about 45,000 square feet, which will be used for outpatient services. PRH plans to expand its current services and bring in new services such as dermatology, rheumatology and endocrinology, Adams said. It will also allow them to make

space for a residency program. A medical residency is a three-year program that medical doctors are required to complete after medical school. They work in a hospital as a resident to get hands-on experience, he said. “It’s got a huge opportunity to improve the level of healthcare in our community,” Adams said. “The data shows that 70 percent of physicians when they’re done with training will stay within 100 miles of where they trained.” Having a residency program will improve both recruitment and retainment for physicians, he said. Having the program makes physicians want to stay because they get to help train the next generation of physicians, which is gratifying. There are about 200 residencies in Washington and fewer than 20 of them are east of the Cascades, he said. There is an inequality in access to the medical residency program. “What we’re at the leading edge of is finding a path to See Bond Page 6


Pullman Regional Hospital officials will propose a bond on the November ballot of $29 million to be paid in next 25 years to fund the Next Era of Excellence project.


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Associate professor of biology Paul Verrell talks about his work with hormones and animal behavior on Tuesday at Eastlick Hall. “I had taken an animal behavior class, which I enjoyed, but not hugely,” Verrell said.

Verrell shifts focus toward academia Biology professor hopes to put more effort into guiding next generation By Nicolette Goodchild Evergreen reporter

Associate professor of biology Paul Verrell has been at WSU for 26 years. During that time, he’s been an active member of the WSU community, teaching and providing educational opportunities for students. Verrell started his career by attending the Open University in England where he pursued his undergraduate and graduate work in animal behavior. He then came to Pullman in 1993 and began

working at WSU in the late 90s where he has worked in the School of Biological Sciences ever since. Verrell started his career as an animal behavior scientist because of a program he participated in, he said, sparking an interest in the field for the rest of his life. “As an undergraduate, I was part of an equivalent of an Honors Program, and we had to do an honors thesis project,” Verrell said. “I had taken an animal behavior class, which I enjoyed, but not hugely, but there was someone who had a lab that had a vacancy.” The lab was focused on baby mice and how they communicate with their mothers. He said the team he worked with discovered that mice

communicate through sonar and a high-pitched humming that humans cannot hear. “I was doing that, and I thought, you know animal behavior is actually kind of interesting, and then I looked around for graduate programs, but what I really wanted to do was behavior and physiology, particularly hormones,” Verrell said. “It was sort of an element of accident.” Verrell has several publications discussing his work and findings on hormonal and reproductive behavior in a variety of animals, but he has always wanted to eventually expand his research to include homo sapiens. However, he said that a few years ago he and his wife published a book about college preparaSee Verrell Page 7

Club helps prepare students for life after college WSU Cougar Battalion brings opportunity for diversity By Madysen McLain Evergreen reporter

The Cougar Battalion, a Registered Student Organization, gives its members the opportunity to experience what the Army can offer them while learning leadership and survival skills. The Army ROTC program is a fouryear pre-professional internship to gain a commission as a 2nd Lt. in the United States Army, Cougar Battalion adviser Brendan Hobbs said. The Cougar Battalion is a club associated with ROTC and helps the organization fundraise and host certain events, such as a winter formal, said Troy Gingerich, senior history major and Cougar Battalion president. The program came into existence over 100 years ago. There used to be a military campus and ROTC cadet detachment in Pullman, Hobbs said. The Army ROTC has about 118 cadets this year, and about 80 of them are on scholarship or contracted to become officers, he said. Gingerich joined the program his freshman year at WSU after receiving a three-year scholarship from ROTC at the national level. The WSU track & field team also

recruited Gingerich to pole vault, which is his fourth year competing. Gingerich is not the only family member to serve in the military. His brother served in the Marine Corps for four years, he said. Gingerich hopes to serve in the Army infantry, a competitive part of the Army, after he graduates in the spring, he said. “You’re like the tip of the spear when it comes to fighting our wars [as someone in the Army infantry],” Gingerich said. Gingerich oversees fundraising for the Cougar Battalion, which helps provide clothing for cadets. The group provides security at home football games as its main way of fundraising, he said. “It gives us some money to work with,” Gingerich said, “so our cadets don’t have to pay for things.” Cadet’s involvement in the ROTC and the Cougar Battalion varies based on year in school. Freshmen, or a student’s first year in the program, is an introduction to physical training and leadership labs. Students can compete for a contract or a scholarship, Hobbs said. Cadets have physical training on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornROLAND HUIE | THE DAILY EVERGREEN ings. They can also go out in the woods Troy Gingerich, WSU Army ROTC Cougar Battalion Associated Body of to work on marksmanship using Army See Battalion Page 7

Cadets president, talks about his involvement in ROTC and Cougar Battalion Wednesday morning in the CUB.

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Bennett takes f light in Eugene

Soccer wins first game since September on Saturday against UO By Jaclyn Seifert Evergreen reporter

WSU soccer only needed one goal to bring back a 1-0 win against the University of Oregon at 7 p.m. on Saturday night at Pape Field in Eugene, Oregon. The Cougars (10-3-1, 3-21) looked for a win against the Oregon Ducks (4-5-5, 0-4-2) on the road after a tie and a loss in their last two games this season. “Another high-level Pac12 soccer game in which the Cougs prevailed tonight. I am proud of the effort as any road win you get in this conference is big,” head coach Todd Shulenberger said in an interview after the game. In the 67th minute, it was junior forward Elyse Bennett who jumped above Oregon defense to head the ball in the back of the net. After the ball crossed the goal line, an Oregon defender quickly tried to kick the ball out of the goal to one of her players, but the referee blew the whistle to put WSU on the board 1-0. Bennett’s goal put her at a tie with four goals scored with graduate student midfielder Averie Collins in sec-


Graduate student midfielder Averie Collins dribbles past an Arizona defender on Oct. 10 at the Lower Soccer Field. ond. Senior forward Morgan Weaver leads the Cougars in first place with five goals. This happened after a wellplaced and professional cross to the back post from WSU leader in assists junior defender Brianna Alger. She leads her team with seven assists. WSU outshot the Ducks 19-5. The Oregon goalkeep-

er had notable back-to-back saves in the last 10 minutes of the first half. Washington State dominated in shots on goal against the Ducks but could not get one on goal. “I am proud of the way we’ve been playing the last couple of weeks. We just haven’t scored some goals,” Shulenberger In the last three match-

es, the Cougars have outshot their opponents 60-18. In the 74th minute, senior forward Katie Jones received a yellow card while Oregon was fighting for a goal to tie the game. Graduate student Ella Dederick received her seventh shutout of the year. This was her 26th career shutout, the second most in WSU history.

“Tonight we got one in so hopefully that will open the door for more to come. I’ll take this win and move on to our tough opponents down in Southern California next week,” Shulenberger said in an interview after the game. The Cougars will face the No. 4 USC Trojans at 3 p.m. on Thursday in Los A n g e l e s .

Cougars end home streak with loss to ASU Volleyball wins its first two sets but loses momentum in match By Jakob Thorington Evergreen reporter

The Cougars dropped the final game of a four-game homestand 3-2. They could not stop the Arizona State University Sun Devils’ momentum after winning the first two sets. WSU (16-4, 5-3) won the first two sets 25-19 and 25-17. They dropped the last three sets 25-20, 25-22 and 15-12 to lose the match to ASU (11-8, 3-5). ASU rallied to comeback during the fourth set. Then they carried their momentum into the fifth after taking an 8-6 lead. They would hold on to it for the rest of the set to ensure a victory. Head coach Jen Greeny said the team needs to be better in the moment during a tight game. “That’s what this conference is about,” Greeny said. “Great teams that make adjustments and come at you.” Late in the fourth set of the game, ASU tied the set 22-22 after trailing earlier 18-12. They ended the set with four straight kills from freshman outside hitter Iman Isanovic and a WSU attack error sealed the set win for the Sun Devils. After losing a challenge earlier in the set, the Cougars went on a 7-4 run to take an 11-7 lead over the Sun Devils. Greeny lost the challenge, and the referees determined an ASU kill touched a Cougar defender’s hand before landing beyond the backline. ASU stayed within one as the Cougars led 4-3 as a result of the challenge. Two attack errors and a service error from the Cougars helped give ASU an early 7-5 lead in the third set. The Cougars rallied after three ASU errors to take an 11-10 lead. Two Hannah Pukis kills helped


Redshirt senior middle blocker Jocelyn Urias hits the ball toward Arizona State on Sunday at Bohler Gym. the Cougars take 16-13 to force an ASU timeout. ASU rallied and tied the game 17-17. The Sun Devils took advantage of a service ace and a couple of WSU errors to take a 22-19 lead. ASU junior middle blocker Megan Beedie recorded three kills during an ASU 8-3 run to prevent a sweep and finish the third set. Greeny said they need to be better at blocking opposing teams’ attacks. They had 11 in the game. WSU jumped to a 7-3 lead in the second set as freshman outside hitter Alexcis Lusby sent two

ASU attacks back to their side of the net. ASU quickly recovered with the help of service ace that bounced off freshman libero Julia Norville’s hands to force a 7-7 tie. The Cougars held on to a 17-15 lead as the two teams could find no separation from each other until kills from freshman middle blocker Magda Jehlárová and redshirt freshman setter Hannah Pukis sparked an 8-2 run for the Cougars to win the set. Jehlárová had 11 kills during the game and racked four of them after being substituted in during

that run to help the Cougars take the second set. “She was doing a really nice job,” Greeny said. “Then they made some changes defensively and started digging her a little bit more.” Both teams traded points early in the first set as Lusby and junior outside hitter Penny Tusa both recorded three kills to help the Cougars maintain a 15-13 advantage. The Cougars received a crucial point during a 4-1 run after winning an ASU challenge when fresh-

man outside hitter Pia Timmer’s kill went through the fingers of an ASU defender before landing out of bounds. Their 19-14 lead forced ASU to call a timeout to regroup and come back during the set. The timeout would be in vain as the Cougars finished the set on a 6-5 run, capitalized by a Tusa kill that floated just over the hands of ASU’s front line. The Cougars will be on the road at Colorado on Thursday to start a two-game road trip against the Buffaloes and the University of Utah.

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Pullman to join Greater Spokane League


Christopher Franklin, assistant principal of athletics and activities for Pullman High School says decisions to opt up to the Greater Spokane League has been in conversations since February and expect to become members on August 1, 2020.

High School expects to be league member on August 1, 2020 By Kaitlyn Tejero Evergreen reporter

Pullman High School is getting ready to join the 2A Greater Spokane League (GSL) and leave the current Great Northern League (GNL). Changing the league has been in discussion since February, said Christopher Franklin, assistant principal of athletics and activities for Pullman High School. He said Pullman will not officially be part of the league until August 1. 2020.

“We are in the process of combining two leagues, which means you are combining two handbooks and different things,” Franklin said. He said combining leagues will help other schools, and ultimately lead to more schools to compete within the division. Doug Winchell, Pullman High School girls’ soccer coach, said GNL used to be regarded as a much bigger league. “We were the big fish in a small pond. Prior, we were the Frontier League back in the 80s and 90s,” he said. “But because of allocations and changes, we went from being a big school to a smaller school.” Franklin said the schools

have until January to decide if they want to opt up to a higher league classification. “Right now, we have to wait until the numbers come out from the [Washington Interscholastic Activities Association], which will be on Nov. 28. That’s when we’ll know where everybody falls,” he said. Franklin said the final numbers will be out in January, with all the schools that wanted to opt up. “What I mean is, someone like Gonzaga Prep who is probably a 2A high school, could opt to be a 4A instead,” he said. Franklin said the GNL play the same schools up to three

times a year, which can make students tired of seeing the same faces on the field. He said this goes for all sports including soccer, basketball, baseball and volleyball. “By combining leagues, we will only play each other twice, and then we’ll have the district championship and all that,” he said. Franklin said after this was announced, he heard positive feedback from members of the community, particularly parents. “I know some [students] are for it, because everybody is getting tired of playing everybody three times,” he said.

Winchell said from an athlete’s point of view, it will be beneficial to be in a bigger league because it will be more competitive. “The league has five members, which means only four opponents. If Shadle Park, Rogers, North Central and Deer Park move up, it will make for a bigger league,” he said. Winchell said joining GSL will not drastically increase travel time for the teams, except for Deer Park, which is 2 hour and 15-minute commute. Franklin said this will be a positive thing and will give some competitive equity within the schools in the area.

to spend time outside in their environment and try to understand how it’s directly connected to their own quality of life.” Rawley Davis, senior environmental science major, said everyone is responsible for caring for the environment. Small actions, such as practicing the three Rs — reuse, reduce, recycle — can make big changes. “With the changing climate we’re in, it needs to be stressed that there is an individual part

we can all play,” he said. “I don’t think it’s totally fair to put your blame on other sources when it really can be helped from the individual level.” Prout said she was encouraged to see college students volunteering for a good cause. “It was definitely a labor of love,” she said. “If we start making these small changes and we’re aware of what we’re doing, we can start the conversations now.”

Conservation | Continued from Page 1 could, which means they don’t filter as great,” Crowley said. Native plants also create buffers along the habitats, Prout said. This enhances local water, which will affect other water sources as well as the fish and mammals that live in them. Crowley said volunteers worked at four sites. Willows and dogwoods were planted in wet regions. These plants have longer roots, which help reduce soil erosion, especially during

flooding. Shrubs were planted in dry areas. Jim Mital, National Marine Fisheries Service natural resource management specialist, said the project united conservation districts engaging in various restoration projects across the state. “What we do here can really make a difference for the whole state,” he said. “It’s nice to see here in Pullman, Washington, that we’re doing something

to show we’re united with the effort to improve habitat for orcas.” Andrew Munson, event volunteer, said local water quality affects people’s health. However, it also affects the health of the ecosystem that people depend on for a high quality of life. “Increasingly, I think we might be getting isolated from our environment,” he said. “I think it’s important for folks

Bond | Continued from Page 3 source of health information,” he said. The new medical record system is called Epic, Adams said. This can make sure that tests are not lost or duplicated and prevent patients from filling out the same forms repeatedly, he said. Tricia Grantham, President of the PRH Board of Commissioners, said that not only do they want to communicate with hospitals outside our

area, they want to communicate the doctors have been doing for In Washington, to pass a between departments and the treatment at home, she said. bond issue, the vote must be greater than 60 percent in favor, he said. Adams said they Over 50 percent of the hospitals need to receive at least 40 perand doctors in the state of cent of the number of votes they Washington use EPIC received in the last general election for it to be considered a Scott Adams CEO valid vote, he said. Epic system will help do that. “Over 50 percent of the hosGrantham said there was a All hospitals that use Epic pitals and doctors in the state low voter turnout for the previwill be better able to treat of Washington use Epic. Epic ous bond. patients in emergencies because is the most widely used medical “As a commissioner, I’m hopthey will have access to their record in the United States right ing people will get out there and medical record and see what now,” Adams said. vote,” she said.

turn that around and create a residency training program in a rural community,” Adams said. The other aspect of the plan is to create a new medical record system. The current electronic medical record system is aging and becoming obsolete, Adams said. “We need to upgrade, and in the midst of upgrading, there’s an opportunity for us as a community to remove some barriers to care by creating a single

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Tattoo convention comes to Northern Idaho All Hallows Tattoo Expo moves locations to Greyhound Park and Event Center By Riordan Zentler The Spokesman-Review

Each year in October, tattoo artists and enthusiasts flock to a convention center in North Idaho for a Halloween-themed celebration of all things body modification and macabre. The All Hallows Tattoo Expo in North Idaho this weekend is in its third year. Previously at the Coeur d'Alene Resort, the threeday show now takes place at Greyhound Park and Event Center in Post Falls. Event organizer Lucky Barnard, owner of Artful Dodger Tattoo, has been tattooing for 21 years. After 10 Barnard and his family moved to the Inland Northwest three years ago, bought a shop in Coeur d'Alene and started All Hallows, which he calls "the last hurrah of the convention season for tattooers." "Tattoo season is spring through fall," he said. "You can take a hiatus through the holidays, which is our slow season due to travel and holiday spending." It's a well-earned break for what he calls "a nomadic people." With more than 80 artists in attendance, the West Coast is well-represented. Dozens are from Idaho and Washington, with a handful of tattooers traveling from Montana, Utah and California. Special guest Jerrett, aka "Doomkitten" and who was featured in Season 9 of Spike TV's reality-TV competition "Ink Master," makes the journey from Baltimore. With 20 years of traveling in the tattoo industry, Barnard has no trouble attracting artists to All Hallows. "I've shaken a lot of hands across the country. It's a room full of friends," he said. "I have a personal rela-

tionship with pretty much every tattooer on the show floor." The expo grows in size and scope each year, which motivated the decision to move away from Worley. "Although very gracious, the casino did not have the capacity for us to grow," Barnard said. "Even after the first year, we had a waiting list [of interested vendors and artists]. After the second year, a double waiting list -- the room doesn't get any bigger, so what do we do?" Barnard reached out to Greyhound Park and Event Center at the suggestion of his mother, who works as a bartender for the venue's bingo events. The new location allowed Barnard and fellow expo organizers to book new amenities, including seven food trucks and entertainment such as local metal, burlesque and sword-swallower Twisted Trystan, who was featured as a sideshow in Season 5 of NBC's "America's Got Talent." All Hallows hosts a variety of vendors such as Bright All Natural Tattoo Lotion, Morning After Grooming Co. and other artists such as taxidermist Darien Baysinger of Custom Cranium and jeweler Heather Loop of Swamp Swag Creations. The correlation is anything but tenuous. "This is where all the money is," Baysinger said. Her taxidermy artwork is used by tattoo artists and enthusiasts for reference and anatomical study. "Most tattoo artists are just nerds who went down a niche arts path, so most of them were already science, biology or gaming nerds." Loop's jewelry display is comprised of pendants with tarot card etchings, bullet casings and other coppercoated items. "I make jewelry for people not afraid to make statements," she said, noting that the tattoo scene is known for such an outlook. The tattoo scene continues to grow in popular-

ity. Spokane resident and tattoo enthusiast Dallas Way credits social media's role in normalizing tattoos, "Bringing the underground out into the open," she said. "It's not just those 10 weirdos in town getting tats. Now it's almost weird when people don't have at least one." "Tattoos have gotten to the point where no one blinks an eye," Baysinger said. "All of your dental assistants have piercings and [other body modifications]." According to Jerrett, tattooing is a reliable means for artists to earn a living. "Tattooing and painting are all the same. I just consider myself an artist. But tattooing pays pretty regularly. There's a commercial essence to it." The industry's rapid expansion helps the community be more cooperative than competitive. "A lot of people joke about there being a tattoo shop on every corner in Coeur d'Alene," said Christina Villagomez, a tattooer who graduated in March from her apprenticeship with Black Matter Tattoo. "It's nice to have an event that actually celebrates that." Villagomez and industry veterans Jake Sifford and Jayme Goodson are opening a tattoo studio, Electric Age Tattoo, on Nov. 1 in the Exchange National Bank basement in Coeur d'Alene. The collective aims to host a gallery space and take part in the city's Second Friday Artwalk. Jerrett sees artist relationships as symbiotic, not competitive. "There's millions of tattoo artists in the world. If you put quality artists in your circle, it boosts your quality, as well. You don't settle for mediocrity." All Hallows Tattoo Expo continues today from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Day passes are $15, with $5 off military and student ID holders. Children ages 14 and younger are free with an accompanying adult.

Verrell | Continued from Page 4 tion, which resulted in three editions. They plan on eventually starting the fourth edition. “I made a decision quite a few years ago that I wanted to put more of my academic effort into teaching and advising, and so over the years my research output has dropped,” Verrell said.

He has spoken with the Center for Civic Engagement about a variety of local programs that students could get involved with to gain community service and experience in the biological field. “Students really feel like they are getting something from it,” Verrell said.

“They are connecting with the community and feel as if they are making a difference.” Verrell received his 25-year pin and certificate last year for his work here. He said that after he retires, he may teach part-time and participate in community involvement. Although, he has

always wanted to travel to Africa, so he may do that after he retires. For now, he said he is happy teaching his students and having them teach him just as much. “I like the idea of learning from my graduate students, as well as them learning from me,” Verrell said.

Battalion | Continued from Page 4 weapons, he said. “All of them at some point during their freshman or sophomore year have committed to be servant leaders for their nation,” Hobbs said. When a cadet becomes a junior, the main focus for the program is on a camp during the summer for about 37 days, he said. “It’s basically a monthlong test of everything we teach in the program,” Hobbs said. The camp helps determine where cadets will be placed after they graduate. Junior and senior cadets also travel to Camp Seven Mile in Spokane County for a two-day trip in the spring. They are tested on tactical skills and evaluated

on if they can manage themselves and peers in a physically and mentally taxing environment, Hobbs said. “It’s always cold and wet,” he said. “They’re out all night, they’re carrying all their gear and they’re using live weapons to engage an enemy.” Camp Seven Mile is meant to test what members have learned, such as how to use a map and compass, like a capstone course, Hobbs said. Students graduating from the Army ROTC go into a variety of careers, he said. One student graduated from the Honors College with a degree in biology. She was the 31st female to graduate from the United States Army Ranger School. Now, she is an armor officer at Fort Drum, New York,


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which opened to females in 2017, Hobbs said. Another student just graduated from flight school and now is an attack helicopter pilot, he said. ROTC does not only produce Army officers. There is an ROTC graduate who is in seminary right now studying to become a minister as an Army chaplain, Hobbs said. Gingerich said once he graduates, he will take with him the lessons he learned being in ROTC, including being a good leader and working with different kinds of personalities. He would not have learned these skills without ROTC, he said. “Sometimes it’s a challenge because your personality might not fit with someone else’s,” Gingerich said.

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Football gets first conference win

Cougars took on CU Buffs in a rain-heavy game on Saturday By Kuria Pounds Evergreen reporter

WSU football returned to Pullman for the homecoming game against the University of Colorado Buffaloes, resulting in a 41-10 win for the Cougars. The Cougars (4-3, 1-3) finished the game with 497 yards of total offense. The Buffaloes (3-4, 1-3) returned to Boulder with 320 yards of total offense. Colorado’s senior quarterback Steven Montez threw an early interception to redshirt junior safety Skyler Thomas. This led to redshirt senior quarterback Anthony Gordon throwing a 22-yard touchdown to senior wide receiver Dezmon Patmon to extend the lead to 14-0 in the first. Head coach Mike Leach said even with the three turnovers, the defense is still emerging. “Honestly, I think defensively, some of our best football is ahead of us,” Leach said. With 8:43 left in the game, Gordon threw an interception to junior safety Derrion Rakestraw. Two plays later, redshirt freshman quarterback Blake Stenstrom threw an interception to senior cornerback Marcus Strong. Willie Taylor III, redshirt sophomore rush linebacker, said the improvement on defense stems from the hard work put in during practice. “Everybody seems to be on the same page now,” Taylor said. After WSU failed to convert


Sophomore running back Max Borghi goes in for the touchdown against Colorado on Saturday at Martin Stadium. on a fourth-and-two, Montez went down into the Cougar redzone and threw his second interception of the game to junior cornerback George Hicks III, giving WSU the ball back at its own 25-yard line. On offense, sophomore running back Max Borghi finished with 106 rushing yards for his third 100-yard rushing game of the season. Borghi is the first Cougar to have three 100-yard rushing games in a season since Jerome Harrison had eight in 2005.

Borghi broke three tackles on his way to a 47-yard touchdown run with 22 seconds left in the first quarter to extend the Cougar lead to 21-3. Borghi’s touchdown run was the longest by a Cougar since 2011 when Rickey Galvin ran 48 yards to score against UNLV. Borghi said the weather is more of a mental effect rather than a physical effect on his gameplay. “We’ve dealt with weather like this all the time,” Borghi said. “Spring ball, it’s pour-

ing rain, and it’s horrible and Pullman is flooded after one practice.” Gordon threw a 44-yard passing touchdown to Brandon Arconado, graduate student wide receiver, with 2:16 left in the third to extend the lead to 31-10. Arconado has three 100-yard receiving games and caught his second touchdown of the season. Gordon finished completing 35 of 51 passes for 365 yards with one interception and four passing touchdowns. Arconado

finished the game leading the team with 109 receiving yards. Gordon said the offensive line deserves a lot of the credit for protecting him and Borghi. “Sometimes, I’m back there, patting the ball, I’m like, ‘Oh my God, I can’t believe I have this much time,’” Gordon said. “Goes to show how hard the O-line works.” The next game for the Cougars is set for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday at Autzen Stadium against the No. 11 Oregon Ducks. The game can be seen live on ESPN.

College football week 9 AP Poll analysis Top 25:

Ohio State University tops Clemson University, Washington is out By Kuria Pounds Evergreen reporter

The third Saturday in October came and went so fast with a crazy upset in Illinois, a good battle in Seattle and a high-scoring game in Austin. The Associated Press released its Top 25 for Week 9. Once again, I will look to see what is right and what is wrong with the AP Top 25. What is right with the AP Poll: Ohio State has finally jumped Clemson. Even though both teams routed their opponents, overall, Clemson did not look good in the first quarter against Louisville. Clemson’s quarterback, sophomore Trevor Lawrence, threw two early picks against their defense, and the offense looked stagnant. Ohio State dominated Northwestern the entire game, allowing three points, and scoring 52. This year the Buckeyes are better than the defending champions, and finally the AP recognized it. Wisconsin deserved to fall that much. I actually called them dropping exactly seven spots after their loss to the University of Illinois. The Badgers were a 30.5-point favorite, and loss by one. Now this is obviously a fluke, but Wisconsin still has Ohio State on its schedule, and it won’t be easy if they have bad losses like this one. SMU, Minnesota and Cincinnati are in the top 20. At a combined record of 20-1, these three teams are sleeper teams when it comes to the Top 25 as a whole. They’re dangerous on both sides of the ball and could find themselves in a good bowl game if they keep the wins coming, even a New Year’s Six. Washington needed to drop out of the Top 25. They’re a three-loss


University of Oregon and Washington State Unviersity ready for the snap on Oct. 20, 2018 in Martin Stadium. The Ducks and Cougars will play this week in Eugene, Ore. team. They lost to Oregon at home, and their offense stalled again in the second half, which caused the defense to try and put in the effort for the offense. The Ducks scored 14 unanswered points en route to their victory, which shows the Huskies’ lack to finish games. What is wrong with the AP Poll: Oregon and Utah need to be ranked higher. I said this last week, and it’s still true. Oregon had one of their toughest games of the year doing what only two other teams in the past four years have done: beating the Huskies in Seattle. Utah beat up a decent Arizona State team who is ranked. Why are both barely going up? Oregon should be and is in the college football playoff conversation,

and AP has them only at number 11 and behind Georgia who lost to South Carolina. Baylor is not the 14th best team in the country. Yes, they’re undefeated. Yes, they’re in the Big 12, but they looked inconsistent all game. Against Oklahoma State, it was back and forth all game, allowing Chuba Hubbard to run all over the Baylor defense, with 172 yards and two touchdowns. Just because a team is undefeated doesn’t mean they should climb the rankings. Texas and Iowa need to go down more even though both teams won. Both teams struggled against teams they were heavy favorites against. Texas had to have a last-second field goal to beat Kansas at home. The Iowa vs. Purdue game had a lot of back-

1. Alabama 2. LSU 3. Ohio State 4. Clemson 5. Oklahoma 6. Penn State 7. Florida 8. Notre Dame 9. Auburn 10. Georgia 11. Oregon 12. Utah 13. Wisconsin 14. Baylor 15. Texas 16. SMU 17. Minnesota 18. Cincinnati 19. Michigan 20. Iowa 21. Appalachian State 22. Boise State 23. Iowa State 24. Arizona State

and-forth play, with offenses looking stagnant again, forcing field goals and three-and-outs. 25. Wake Forest Boise State should go down a little more and Arizona State should Notable matchups for fall out. BSU looked rough at BYU this week: yesterday, with quarterback Chase No. 13 Wisconsin faces No. 3 Cord throwing two interceptions Ohio State against the BYU defense, resulting No. 5 Oklahoma plays Kansas BYU to score 21 points in the third State quarter. That’s not the defense No. 9 Auburn travels to Death and offense of a top 25 team. Valley to play No. 2 LSU Same goes for ASU against No. 6 Penn State faces Utah. The Sun Devils’ offense was Michigan State nonexistent. Having your quarterNo. 15 Texas plays TCU back throwing for 25 yards and Oklahoma State goes to Ames an interception means for a slow to face No. 23 Iowa State game on the offensive side. They No. 8 Notre Dame faces No. should drop out as well and give 19 Michigan California plays No. 12 Utah an opportunity to a team that is on Washington State visits the rise, such as San Diego State, Eugene to play No. 11 Oregon Memphis or Virginia.

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