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Summer 2022

Keeper of The Coug: A Q&A with Bob Cady

Bob Cady doesn’t remember the first time he went to The Coug. But the College Hill institution played an important role in his undergraduate experience.

The Cougar Cottage, commonly called The Coug, served as the backdrop for countless meetups and celebrations with friends. Cady had such fond memories of the place that he bought the business 18 years ago. This year, it celebrates 90 years in operation.

Opened in 1932, The Coug has served generations of Washington State University students and alumni. Here, Cady (x’00 Hosp. Busi. Mgmt.) talks about its history, appeal, and plans for celebrating its ninetieth anniversary.

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