Austin Maas | Argonaut

Benjamin Hardcastle, co-manager of recently-incorporated Howard Hughes Video, stocks shelves Wednesday evening.

A local treasure lives on — Howard Hughes Video is transitioning into a cooperatively-owned business

Howard Hughes Video is a rarity to Moscow, with the disappearance of similar stores over the years. Yet for over 20 years, the film-loving community members of Moscow have rented movies from the Main Street video store. Early last year, however, the owners decided it was time to move on. Yet current manager Ian Pannkuk

Kira Hunter | Argonaut

Performer Misty Boxx interacts with the audience during the TabiKat Drag Show held in Pullman Saturday.

Don’t be a drag, just be a queen — Moscow’s TabiKat Productions celebrates 21 years of drag shows

Kathy Sprague and her best friend David Henson came out to one another on Sprague’s 18th birthday. Her 28th birthday was Henson’s funeral. He died of HIV complications. “So for my 30th birthday, since my 28th was so lousy, I decided I would have a drag show,” Sprague said. “We rented a hall, I convinced

Yishan Chen | Argonaut

Sophomores Sarah Medina, Nikaya Johnson and Alyssa Wilson sell rose-shaped chocolate to sophomores Kassy Kirby and Cody Lewis on the third floor of the Idaho Commons Thursday.

Wearing red to fight heart disease — Alpha Phi’s Take it to Heart Week raises awareness of women’s heart health 02.04.2016

University of Idaho freshman Emily Pinkney lost one of her best friends to heart disease a few years ago. She said that’s why when she saw the passion the women of Alpha Phi had for their philanthropy, the Alpha Phi Foundation for women’s heart health, her decision to rush the house was easy. “I had

Rethinking redistricting — ASUI senators decide fate on the redistricting resolution 02.04.2016

After months of discussion, the proposed ASUI redistricting resolution culminated in a lively debate and a 6-6 vote. Without the majority vote needed, the resolution failed. Resolution S16-01 would change the redistricting aspect of ASUI from organizing by living groups to dividing representation among the colleges. ASUI senators debated the bill for 15 minutes before

Josh Grissom

Empty seats — Despite athletic success, few students attend Vandal athletic events 02.04.2016

Senior Christina Salvatore dribbles the ball down the court, the bounces echoing throughout the Cowan Spectrum. The guard looks to her right and passes the ball to her teammate Taylor Pierce, who connects on a long range 3-pointer to increase the Vandal lead over rival Montana. This impressive shot attempt is met with half-hearted clapping


A head start on health — Students should start thinking about their health 02.04.2016

Today is National Wear Red Day, which recognizes that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the world. Until recently, many people didn’t know that heart disease was the leading cause of death for women, but according to the American Heart Association it kills one out of three women each year. Heart

Ashtin Mitchell 
Peer health educator

The key to healthy sex — There’s more to worry about than the awkward moments 02.04.2016

When it comes to a healthy sex life, there is more to worry about than awkward moments or an unplanned pregnancy. Half of all sexually active young people in the United States will get a sexually transmitted infection (STI) by the time they are 25, and most won’t even know it. According to the latest

Jessica Gee

Dumb and dumber — Sarah Palin gives moving speech about American politics and Donald Trump 02.01.2016

If you thought the 2016 presidential campaigns couldn’t get any more horrific, you’re in for a rude awakening. That’s right, good ole Donald Trump decided to bring out the big guns when he welcomed Sarah Palin to the stage during a speech in Iowa. Maybe she truly believes Trump is going to be the next

David Black | Rawr

Identity complex 02.04.2016

The light switched on and jolted me awake. I was shocked, scared and confused all at the same time. A million questions ran through my head: Where am I? Why am I here? What’s my name? I sat up and started to study my surroundings. I was in a room, a small room with black

Mamta Kandel | Rawr

Zachary and Benjamin Spence spar at Fencing Club practice in January in the Physical Education Building.

Getting to the point — UI Fencing Club aims to teach students technical skills while fostering camaraderie 02.04.2016

University of Idaho senior biology major Philip Kock first joined the Fencing Club on campus after learning about the organization during Palousafest his freshman year. Now the president of the club, Kock said his experience with fencing at the university has been an invaluable one. The club of about five members meets every Tuesday and

Creativity and culture — Confucius Institute hosts free music workshops for the 2016 World Music Celebration 02.04.2016

The University of Idaho’s Confucius Institute and the Lionel Hampton School of Music have paired up to bring together two worlds through music with their 2016 World Music Celebration. Hexian Xue, co-director of the Confucius Institute, said this year’s celebration centers around traditional Chinese and Nepali music. “I am confident through this World Music collaboration

Bradley Burgess

The challenges of craft — Struggles that writers know all too well 02.04.2016

I am a writer. I love to create characters and tell stories with them. As fun as that is, sometimes it can be a pain in the butt. That’s why I’ve come up with a list of the ultimate struggles that writers such as myself have come to know, hate and roll their eyes at,