Outstanding students and faculty to receive trophies at event Friday
05.06.2016

The Residence Hall Association (RHA) will hold its annual end-of-year award ceremony, The Golden Joes, to honor exceptional staff and students within the residence halls. RHA President Tommy Burke said the Golden Joe, a bronze trophy in the shape of a Vandal, is awarded to the people who were the most involved in RHA. Burke […]

Popularity of interest-based living groups fluctuates year to year
05.06.2016

The University of Idaho’s housing isn’t just about providing students with a place to live. It’s also about helping students make connections that will benefit them socially and academically — something Corey Ray said he believes is achieved through interest-based living groups. The associate director of housing and residence life said university housing has always […]

Weekly Arabic classes teach participants culture, language
05.06.2016

When Husam Samkari first moved to America from Saudi Arabia, he knew only a few simple English words. Now, just four years later, he is helping instruct a class of English-speaking students interested in learning the Arabic language and culture. The class, held this semester every Wednesday night in the administration building, is intended to […]

Setting up for success, Tutor Doctor sets aside $1 million to help athletes after graduation
05.05.2016

Being an NCAA college athlete requires extreme dedication, motivation and passion — yet while these qualities may create success on the field, they don’t always translate to a typical nine-to-five corporate desk job. This issue was brought to the attention of Frank Milner, president of in-home tutor franchise Tutor Doctor, and Lina Taylor, two-time Olympian […]



Tess Fox
Argonaut

Don’t enable bad behavior: Vandal Shuttle will be an inefficient use of university funding
05.06.2016

Let me be the first to say that safety is important, especially on a college campus. Thankfully, Moscow is a pretty safe town. Even as a small female, I feel relatively safe walking alone at night. But there are bad people everywhere, and preventative safety measures should be taken. Vandal Shuttle is not a measure […]

To the Greek community
05.06.2016

Thank you so much for your generous support of the Moscow Rebels, the local team of Idaho Special Olympics. Through your fundraising efforts, this large donation will            assist with expenses of uniforms, equipment, rental facilities and travel to competitions. Philanthropy is a hallmark of the Greek system, at the local as […]

Jessica Gee
Argonaut

Legal drug dealing — The U.S. should rethink how it handles drug abusers
05.06.2016

Ever since President Nixon declared a war on drugs in the 1970s, the United States has struggled to reduce drug abuse across the nation. From harsh drug policies to treatment programs, the U.S. has been working on this issue tirelessly. The use of heroin in particular has been on the rise since the early 2000s. […]

Nanci Paz
Peer Health Educator

When students are informed about diabetes, they can reduce the risk of developing it
05.06.2016

As we transition from home to college, the experience is one of many new beginnings. During this time, we break from familial routines and establish independence. We no longer have parents and elders around to provide guidance and limitations on our lifestyle choices. It’s common for students who transition from home to college to put […]



Lights, camera, education: UI JAMM professors work to revive film, television studies program
05.05.2016

At the University of Idaho, film and television died many years ago — or, at least the film and television studies program did. Years later, Broadcast Journalism Professors Russell Meeuf and Denise Bennett have taken the task of reviving the once dispelled film studies program. The two are working with faculty from the journalism, English […]

Mary Phipps
Rawr

The trouble with dyslexia: it is more common than most people think
05.05.2016

Dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyspraxia, dyscalculia. These are examples of learning difficulties. Some are seen often, while others are more obscure. However, all fall under a spectrum of impairments that people all over the world live with. According to the Dyslexia Center of Utah, one in five students suffer from a language based debility. […]

Megan Hall | Rawr

A man with purpose
05.05.2016

People can go through a lot of changes in their lives. Some have a certain mystique about them that others just don’t understand. This individual is a man of a thousand stories. He is a man with a purpose. A man on a mission to conquer his personal demons. His name is Stefan Montana. Stefan […]

Music Notes

Music predictions for this summer, from electronic vibes to a power-couple collaboration
05.05.2016

Electronic everything It’s a trend impossible to escape in today’s more popular hits, and I predict this summer it will reach new heights. This trend is an increased demand for EDM-like sounds in pop music, and I guess that shouldn’t be surprising — pop music is meant to reflect what is popular. DJs have dominated […]