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Campus firearm law – Prep for the coming school year and campus firearms

07.22.2014 – 10:01 pm | One Comment

Firearms are allowed on Idaho campuses as of July 1, 2014. Come fall, campus is going to be just the same as it was last spring or the fall before that.

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Not operating at full capacity – “Lucy” is an odd film, with strange, albeit entertaining concepts

07.28.2014 – 1:56 pm |

“Lucy” is just plain weird – and not always in a good way. The weirdness doesn’t kill the film, but some of the choices made certainly didn’t help it. Read the full story »

Chaos on top of chaos – “The Purge: Anarchy” can be entertaining, but lacks drive and indulges in mindlessness

07.28.2014 – 1:46 pm |

You can’t expect much from a film like this. It’s loud and exists mostly to give audiences some gritty action. It’s meant to be an entertaining distraction. That doesn’t mean it has to be bad. …

Crash and burn – The sequel to “Planes” is the same old thing, just in a new environment

07.28.2014 – 1:35 pm | One Comment

Why can’t these movies move on to a story line that doesn’t involve a rookie and his wacky peers working together to become something more? We’ve had this in “Cars,” “Cars 2,” “Planes” and now …

Muscles, yelling and big sticks – “Hercules” is ridiculous, but there’s some fun to be had

07.28.2014 – 1:25 pm |

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is Hercules in “Hercules.” Yeah, put that brain away – it’s time for some epic silliness.
“Hercules” tells the story of Dwayne Johnson beating people up with a really, really big stick. …

Success for Rob Reiner – “And So It Goes” rises above expectations, avoids convention

07.28.2014 – 1:18 pm |

Director Rob Reiner (“The Princess Bride” and “The Bucket List”) helms the new film “And So It Goes,” with stars Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton. Despite being one of Reiner’s weaker efforts, the film is …

Life starts now – Exciting and overwhelming

07.22.2014 – 10:28 pm |

It’s the end of July and that means August is just around the corner and with it comes classes. Excitement and anxiety are the two main emotions looking toward that not so distant first day …

Pros and cons of summer school – Is summer school for you?

07.22.2014 – 10:26 pm |

What are two words that instill fear in the minds of students everywhere? Summer school.

Off the cuff

07.22.2014 – 10:11 pm | One Comment

No, it’s not as good as the critics or anyone says. It pales in comparison to the Rod Serling classic.

Dorm dos and don’ts – Dorm life only sucks if you let it suck

07.22.2014 – 10:11 pm |

When I used to tell people who had lived in Wallace Residence Center that I’d decided to live there for freshman year, I was usually answered in one of two ways: “I loved it,” or …

Tips and tricks for getting back to class – What to watch out for when you come to school

07.22.2014 – 10:07 pm |
Cy Whitling | Argonaut

Well, it has happened again, our tilted hemisphere is leaning away from the sun and school is coming once more to haunt or bless us. As long lazy days drift into dreary autumn and empty …

A way to get active – Club sports offer alternatives to students

07.22.2014 – 9:55 pm |

It is virtually impossible to walk across any college campus in America without hearing about the latest football or basketball game. Many freshmen are still in  “school spirit” mode from high school athletics. Supporting their …

Open letter – Dear class of 2018, have fun

07.22.2014 – 9:53 pm |

This is not high school.
This is nothing like high school — so take a deep breath. Calm down. No one here cares what your social standing was. No one cares about your GPA or  SAT …

Just do something – Listen to those who tell you to get involved your freshman year

07.22.2014 – 9:49 pm |

The first weeks of a new school year always go by in a blur — moving to Moscow, meeting thousands of new people, starting classes.

During that time everyone who’s ever been a part of the …

Conferences will challenge Vandals – Idaho is back in familiar territory but new conferences won’t be easy

07.22.2014 – 9:48 pm |

Returning to the conferences of old may seem like a downgrade in competition from the Western Athletic Conference but that shouldn’t be the case for the 2014-15 Vandal teams. Instead, it will be a challenge.

Sports brief

07.22.2014 – 9:40 pm |

Beaman leaves Idaho

Epps dismissed from team – Idaho’s leading receiver in 2013 gone after multiple run-ins with law

07.22.2014 – 9:35 pm |

After a disappointing 1-11 season last year, Vandal football fans were starting to think the only way to go was up. At least this was the case until Sunday afternoon, when coach Paul Petrino announced …

Meet the Vandal

07.22.2014 – 9:34 pm |

Joe is Idaho’s favorite Vandal. He stomps about, high-fiving fans, dances like a goof and spreads joy to everyone he greets. 
“I’m given the authority to misbehave and to embarrass,” Joe Vandal said. “To be a …

Intriguing new hire

07.22.2014 – 9:29 pm |

Charley Molnar, former University of Massachusetts head coach, accepted an offer earlier this month to be the next wide receivers coach at the University of Idaho, according to FootballScoop.com. 

Luxembourg bound — Alyssa Charlston will join Amicale Steinsel of the Luxembourg Total League

07.22.2014 – 9:23 pm |

Alyssa Charlston is  taking her talents to Luxembourg.

Plan on an increase

07.22.2014 – 9:06 pm | One Comment

University of Idaho President Chuck Staben has announced plans to increase enrollment on the Moscow campus from 11,000 to 15,000 students. He said the planned enrollment number is a tentative figure, and he will have to …

Taking temperatures — Climate change addressed by science, also humanities and arts

07.22.2014 – 8:47 pm |

Climate change isn’t just for climatologists anymore — a $20 million grant is funding the study of local agriculture, the Regional Approaches to Climate Change (REACCH) Coordinated Agricultural Project, brings together three universities and numerous …

Getting sticky fingers – Story behind the local ice cream company, Sticky Fingers Farm

07.21.2014 – 8:24 pm | One Comment

It’s more than regular ice cream. Sticky Fingers Farm produces their ice cream by growing organic, local ingredients on their farm in Troy, Idaho.
The company was started in 2009 and is run by couple, Keith …

Natural sights to see – Experience nature without leaving Moscow

07.21.2014 – 8:22 pm |

As summer floats on, leaving a trail of long, dusky evenings and relaxed weekends in its wake, it is easy to overlook local destinations in the search for outdoor recreation. The city of Moscow is …

One does not simply come to college – It’s aca-ackward

07.21.2014 – 8:11 pm |

You’re coming to college, and omg, we can’t even. There are a lot of different references you are going to have to know from movies, songs, TV shows and so many more. 

Myth-busting the college experience

07.21.2014 – 8:04 pm |

Moving into a new environment is typically not very fun. You get so used to the old that the thought of moving on becomes both exciting and worrisome. Butterflies flutter in your stomach as you …

Resourceful ramen

07.21.2014 – 7:59 pm |

As a freshman in college, three things are almost universally true: you lack friends, direction and money. Though, unlike