Washington State Magazine

Fall 2005

Fall 2005

In This Issue...


Where Have You Gone, Edward R. Murrow? :: Edward R. Murrow '30 broadcasted reports from a London rooftop during the Blitz. He confronted Joseph McCarthy on national television. And he admitted "an abiding fear regarding what...[radio and TV] are doing to our society, and our heritage."

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE—Interview: The Battle Against Ignorance : An Interview with Bob Edwards }

Diabetes: It's Still Up to You :: Although Mary Ellen Harvey '58 knew about her type 2 diabetes for nearly 20 years, she wasn't managing it very well on her own. That changed when she joined thousands of other diabetics across the country in a diabetes management trial.

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE—Recipe: Tortilla soup for diabetics }

How Coug Are You? :: Would you paint your airplane crimson and gray? Or drive hundreds of miles to wave the Cougar flag at a non-Coug game? Or keep a concrete cougar in your yard? Well, how Coug are you?

WSM Special Report :: Drinking on Campus

How WSU is helping to change the culture of alcohol

More Thinking, Less Drinking :: "Everybody knows this place as a party school," says a student about WSU. But what everyone knows is starting to change. by Hope Tinney

Our Drink :: Toren Volkmann and his mother, Chris Volkmann '70 have co-authored a book about their family's experience with Toren's alcoholism. What they learned through direct experience dovetails with what counselors and researchers are discovering at WSU and beyond. by Hope Tinney

Two chapters from Our Drink: Detoxing the Perfect Family, by Chris Volkmann '70 and Toren Volkmann. (PDF: Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader or another PDF reader.)


{ WEB EXCLUSIVE—Gallery: Bringing couture to campus: A gallery from the 22nd Annual Mom's Weekend Fashion Show }

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE—Gallery: If clothes could talk...but they do! What WSU students are wearing on campus. }


:: FOOD AND FORAGE: The spice of life

:: PERSPECTIVE: Thinking about Washington State

:: A SENSE OF PLACE: Bounty on the bluff

:: SEASONS|SPORTS: I never said thank you.

:: SEASONS|SPORTS: Legends of the Palouse

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE—Story and video: An affair of the heart :: In his documentary film, Legends of the Palouse, Jeff McQuarrie '98 seeks to answer the question, "What is this love affair we have with our school?" Includes an exclusive video excerpt of Junior Tupuola and Rod Retherford from the film. }


{ WEB EXCLUSIVE—Story: Elegy: May 18, 1980 :: In memory of a friend and the geologic event that marked her passing. by Bill Morelock '77 }

Cover: Edward R. Murrow '30. Photography from Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections.

Jeff McQuarrie '98, producer of <em>Legends of the Palouse,</em> is flanked by the film's narrator, George Hollinbery '76 (left), and Alexander Bohler, grandnephew of former WSU athletic director J. Fred 'Doc' Bohler.

Jeff McQuarrie '98, producer of Legends of the Palouse, is flanked by the film's narrator, George Hollingbery '76 (left), and Alexander Bohler, grandnephew of former WSU athletic director J. Fred 'Doc' Bohler. Bill Wagner

Legends of the Palouse

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"I don't know too many Cougar alums who aren't crazy about the football team," says Jeff McQuarrie ('98 Comm.). Olympia, who set out to make a film that answers the question: "What is this love affair we have with our school?"

Legends of the Palouse tells its story through scores of interviews with people both famous and forgotten, as well as highlights of game film and dramatic re-enactments of key moments fromt the program's 111-year history. The result, says McQuarrie, is a lively documentary "full of inspirational stories," stylishly edited and set to music from rising Northwest bands.

"I think it's a way to preserve the legacy," says the film's narrator, George Hollingbery ('76 Ed.), Lacey, grandson of legendary Cougar coach Orin "Babe" Hollingbery and son of player Don Hollingbery.

McQuarrie hopes to have the film on sale for this gridiron season.

Categories: Athletics, Alumni | Tags: Film, Documentary, Football

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