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Turning community service into state law

Aydan Garland-Miner.As a sophomore, Aydan Garland-Miner (’22) founded the WSU chapter of PERIOD, a nonprofit organization that provides support for those who face period poverty. Three years of events, workshops, emails, and distribution events later, she found herself on a Zoom call with members of the Washington State for Menstrual Equity Coalition, watching Gov. Jay Inslee sign House Bill 1273 into law.

“We hear about period poverty a lot; I think the way that we view people who are experiencing homelessness is very dehumanized,” Garland-Miner said. “I remember the first » More …

WSU freshman displays grit, glamour, community spirit

Washington State University freshman Emily Durr will have little time this summer between donning her goalie’s helmet and gear to compete in the national lacrosse championships and donning her sparkling crown and gown to compete in the International Junior Miss (IJM) pageant.

The lively and lovely 19-year-old from Tacoma is Washington’s reigning IJM teen queen and a fierce defensive player on WSU’s women’s club lacrosse team. Durr is also a an energetic champion for curing type 1 diabetes, and on May 6 she will lead a team in the JDRF “Walk for a Cure” at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma. » More …