A mini-essay contest

Every Coug has a story. That’s what we’ve discovered over the years—from memorable football games to wedding engagements to midnight donut runs, WSU alumni have got some great memories. Now we’d like to hear your Washington State story in 100 words or less.

Pick your favorite memory and send it to us. The top essays will receive a can of legendary Cougar Gold cheese or a WSU hat.

Send us your 100-word WSU memory by June 1, 2018, through the contact form below, You can also email wsm@wsu.edu, or send a letter.

We’ll print our favorites in the August issue and post others at the magazine’s website.

Here’s an example:

On a cold October night, the four of us stroll through campus and find the door to Kimbrough unlocked. We walk the hallway and come across a dimly lit room. It’s practically empty except for a grand piano sitting in the far corner. We go inside and a friend plays a few notes before breaking into Chopin’s “Raindrop.” It’s a surprise to us all. The rest of us twirl around and plié like ballerinas. My grandpa had told me that the pianos on campus are kept well-tuned. He was right. The song ends and we head back into the night.

Rachel Webber ’11

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