24. Vanishing Act

24. Vanishing Act

Hearing birdsong and the screams of howler monkeys, Richard Zack ’82 awakens in a tent high in a misty Guatemala cloud forest. He rouses himself for breakfast–it’s been a long night of bug collection.Thousands of miles away, in the M.T. James...
25. Winter Greens: Beyond the Kale

25. Winter Greens: Beyond the Kale

Kale’s culinary star has certainly enjoyed a recent rise. For a long time this basic brassica was a humble, overcooked, nutrient-rich winter green. But now it has become a salad, a crispy chip, and even a baby green.It features on the plates of vaunted...
27. The Scrambled Natural World of Global Warming: A Travelogue

27. The Scrambled Natural World of Global Warming: A Travelogue

Jesse A. Logan ’77 PhD is hiking up a mountainside in Yellowstone National Park and walking back in time. He starts at 8,600 feet above sea level, in a forest thick with the scent of fir and lodgepole pine, and with almost every spry step, the scenery changes....
28. Hair and History

28. Hair and History

On the first day of class this semester, Kristine Leier, a senior majoring in history and anthropology, returned one of the more macabre items owned by the WSU Libraries: a lock of hair from the murdered missionary, Narcissa Whitman.Hair is not something we at...
30. Diving Deep in a Unique Tropical Paradise

30. Diving Deep in a Unique Tropical Paradise

Cori Kane calls it “underwater skydiving.” She’ll be out in the middle of the North Pacific, more than 1,000 miles from Honolulu and most anything else that might be called civilization. Flopping out of a perfectly good boat, she will rocket down...