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Things college students should consider before getting a pet

By Charlie Powell, WSU College of Veterinary Medicine

Matthew Mickas WSU VetMed

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is recommending that college students consider all aspects of pet ownership before taking the plunge. » More …

Fly-fishing class has students hooked as avid instructor carries on legacy

Eight dollars per hour. As public information officer for the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine and public information director for the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association, that’s what Charlie Powell earns — to teach fly-fishing at WSU, that is.But in truth, he would probably teach for free because he loves the sport and loves to teach it to others.“It’s a privilege for me to teach,” Powell said. “My philosophy for the class is that it’s a lifelong physical activity that gets people out into the environment and stresses physical and mental health. Through teaching, I can turn out 20 to 25 anglers each … » More …