Political Science

Mock Trial team powered by real courtroom experience

From the probing plaintiff’s attorney to the deft defense counsel, students in Mock Trial at Washington State University play a variety of roles and gain valuable experience in preparing for careers in law. Adding powerful authenticity to their experience, this year’s Mock Trial team recently got the rare opportunity to practice their skills in an […]

Long journey of WSU’s newest student regent

Jordan Frost was a sophomore at Kent-Meridian High School when a teacher, Andrea McCormick, handed him a packet of materials to run for student body president. She already had filled them out. “You just need to sign your name,” she said. Later, she gave him a Washington State University hoodie, “which was really the first […]

Where the trouble began

“Fiction is a document of trouble,” says novelist James Thayer ’71. The trouble began for Thayer as a teenager reading Bram Stoker’s Dracula on his father’s wheat farm in Almira. “The narrator sees the Count leap to a window frame—and then crawl down the exterior of the castle wall like a lizard!” Thayer exclaims. “That […]