Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Finals Week

Hey Cougars, it is finals week! I know that means all-nighters studying and plenty of coffees and rock-stars. But just because you are taking tests all week, does not mean the fun has stopped around campus. All bars are functioning regularly! There will still be a Wiley Night at Petes Bar & Grill and a wing night at V-Hall. What better way to celebrate the end of the semester than by getting a group of friends together for a night out. Want one last party before you and your buddies graduate? Check in with the folks at The Coug and see if you can arrange an open-2-close for your last day in Pullman. The Coug opens at 11 and closes at 2, which should give you plenty of time to bond one last time with your closest friends before saying good-bye.

Good luck on finals everyone, happy last week in Pullman, and drive safe back to wherever home may be for you!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Show your dad a new side of Pullman

This weekend is Dad's Weekend on the WSU campus. If you're like me, your dad has been to Pullman numerous times and, looking for new ways to entertain your dad while he's here can be challenging. So, to help you out here is a list of just some of the things WSU has to offer students and their dads this weekend:

Friday night, The School of Hospitality and Business Management is hosting the first annual Brewfest at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Events Center. Due to popular demand, there will be two sessions to choose from 5-7 or 8-10 p.m.. Brewfest features a wide selection of Northwest microbrews, hors d'oeuvers, live music by the student jazz band Orjazzmic and a silent auction. For your convenience, the event will run shuttle services through the evening to and from the event. Tickets are just $30 and are available at www.brewfest.wsu.edu.

Friday night also features a fun and entertaining annual event hosted by The Pacific Islander Club: the 6th Annual Dad's Weekend Luau Cultural Exhibition. The event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. in Gladish Community Center and features live music and performance, an all-you-can-eat buffet and dancing. If you've never attending this event, I highly recommend it; the food is amazing and the dancing is incredible! Tickets are $15 and are available from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on the campus mall or by phone at 509-432-3293.

Also on Friday night, the National Student Advertising Competition Team is holding an auction at 5:30 p.m.. The event, held in School of Communication Addition (CADD) lobby, will feature a large array of great items you and your dad will be dying to own including: a basketball autographed by Coach Tony Bennett’s NCAA Tournament team, travel packages, hotel nights and sports memorabilia. Admission to the auction is a mere $5. For your convenience, tickets will be sold at the door.

Saturday night, The Doobie Brothers will be "Taking it to the Streets" in Pullman. Well, Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum actually, but it's sure to be a great show. The performance begins at 8:30 p.m., and will feature blues inspired classic rock that both you and your dad will enjoy. Tickets are affordable at $38.50 and can be purchased at Beasley Coliseum or through TicketsWest at www.ticketswest.com or by calling 1-800-325-SEAT.

And, of course there are sports! Both the WSU football team and men's basketball team are playing this weekend. The basketball team will play Eastern Washington in their home opener Friday and the football team welcomes Stanford to Martin Stadium on Saturday. So, make sure to contact 1-800-go-cougs to get your tickets and bring your dad out to support the Cougs!

Have a great weekend!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Halloween on the Hill

October 31st is this Wednesday, and that means college hill will be turned into its own mini halloween baazzar. If you are like me, this is your last haloween on the Palouse. If this is your first halloween at WSU, here are a few insights on what to expect. For under 21-ers, head to Stubblefields,more commonly known as Mikes, for an 18 and up costume party. Cover for under 21 is $5, free for over 21 with a costume. Cash prizes will be awarded for the best costume. Valhalla is also hosting a halloween party. For the hardcore Valhalla Wednesday night wing fans out there, don't worry, $3 still gets you 15 wings starting at 9 p.m. In addition, there will be a CAPTAIN MORGAN TATTOO & CUERVO BLACK PROMO. So find yourself a costume, and head to the hill bars for a night to remember. Look for me too, I'll be a pirate! Happy Halloween Pullman!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Who Loves a Coug?

Cougar Pride is a big deal here at WSU, as everyone knows. Although everyone says they have Cougar Pride, the definition of the term means something different to everyone. Two WSU seniors talk about there experiences with Cougar Pride in this audio project. GO COUGS!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Cougar football. It's more than just a game!

If you haven't been to a game yet this season- I highly recommend it. Not just because I love Cougar football, but because of the social aspects before, during and after the games. There's just something in the air on home game Saturdays that screams Cougar Pride and, even if you're not a football fan, I guarantee you will have fun. Don't believe me? Then watch this:

See, that was a lot of fun and there wasn't even a football in sight! The Cougs only have three home games left this season, so get out there and try something new!
Show your Cougar Pride on October 27, November 10 or November 17. And GO COUGS!

Monday, October 1, 2007

The Underground Seattle

No I am not talking about the music not considered "mainstream" or the illegal activity happening in Seattle. I am talking about the old downtown Seattle that is located right below the streets and sidewalks of Pioneer Square

Check out my experience in the Underground Tour:

or here:


Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Not your normal Saturday night, but one you'll remember

This weekend is the annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life. If you have never participated in this event I highly recommend you go to Mooberry Field on the WSU Campus on Saturday and support the participants, or better yet get out there and walk with them!

The "relay" consists of teams of people taking turns walking or running around a track for 24 hours. The goal is for each team to have at least one person on the track area for the duration of the event. And while this seems like great exercise, the event is so much more.

The first lap, aptly named the Survivor’s Lap, is walked by those who are currently fighting cancer or who have previously faced cancer. Additionally, at dusk Luminaria bags, decorated in honor of those battling cancer, have won the fight against cancer or in memory of those lost to cancer, are placed around the track and lit. I can't explain to you how moving it is to walk around the track for a few hours, looking at the brightly colored bags that glow with hope for a cure. Honestly, show up at twilight and see for yourself. I promise you won’t be the only one.

Many of the teams stay and camp out for the night, offering their teammates on the track support and other forms of motivation. ACS often provides music, sometimes live, to keep the participants energized. It’s a fun event for all involved and knowing that your efforts could help cure cancer adds to the excitement. Again, I seriously recommend you get involved now and spend your Saturday doing something worthwhile. You won’t regret it! You might even find that you giving part of this one day could be life changing.

For more information on the event, or how you can get involved, please visit the Pullman Relay for Life website.