Enrollment up at UI — news brief

Overall student enrollment at the University of Idaho has increased 3.6 percent compared to last year, according to the UI Fall 2016 Enrollment Report. A university press release reported that this is the first overall enrollment increase at UI since 2012. The percentages were above some of the estimates made by UI officials prior to […]

Diamond Koloski | Argonaut
Corporal Casey Green of the Moscow Police Department scouts around campus during his daily routine 3 p.m. Tuesday outside the Idaho Commons.

MPD goes plain-clothed – MPD officers go undercover to cite MIP, MIC infractions at UI

During Homecoming Week, the Moscow Police Department (MPD) used plainclothed officers to give 11 minor in possession (MIP) infractions on and around the University of Idaho campus. Four paid officers and one or two volunteer officers worked undercover in Moscow, said MPD Corporal Casey Green. Freshman Arya Gibson was walking with two friends near The […]


Digging up new technology – Yellowdig brings user-friendly discussion functionality to Blackboard

Blackboard has considerable functionality to assist communication across campus, but it is lacking in certain departments. To shore up those weaknesses, some University of Idaho instructors began using new software called Yellowdig last year. UI Provost and Executive Vice President John Wiencek said faculty and staff began using Yellowdig during the strategic planning process as […]

Leslie Kiebert | Argonaut
The LGBT pride flag flies over the Coming Out Carnival in the Idaho Commons Plaza.

A cause for celebration – UI community celebrates National Coming Out Day at Coming Out Carnival

An environment of education with the ambience of a party is what National Coming Out Day brought to the University of Idaho campus Tuesday afternoon. Julia Keleher, director of the LGBTQA Office, presented a black booth covered in LGBTQA-relevant buttons and proudly played her music at the Idaho Commons Plaza during the Coming Out Carnival […]

Healthy diet advice – Eating snacks during busy schedules can give optimal benefits to students

According to the International Food Information Council, millennials are more interested in nutrition and snacking than ever before. Snacking is easier for some students, as having a meal plan or packing mini meals and snacks can be helpful. However, for students who do not have access to quick meals throughout the day while on campus, […]

Letter to the editor

Time and again, I see people going out of their way to justify their use and abuse of culture, explaining that their appreciation is somehow reason enough that they can do what they please and revel in ignorance. A major problem is the conflation of “appreciation” with “appropriation.” We’re all fully capable and welcome (in […]

Communication is key – Many political issues could be resolved if people stopped yelling over each other

A frequent sight on campus is the bearded man who stands outside of the library and yells about his opinions. The correct term for him would be something between street preacher and religious activist. While he is entitled to his opinion, his presentation is all wrong. His ideals are so extreme that only a small […]

Andrew Ward | Argonaut

Lions and tigers and clowns, oh my – Playing into the creepy clowns’ games will only leave them laughing

Oversized shoes, colorfully disturbing attire and malevolent intent is all it takes to spark fear across the country. Is this just a harmless prank for those with sour senses of humor, or an invitation for violence as the trend spreads?     The recent trend of menacing clowns initially began in South Carolina back in […]

Mix Tape: In the name of fathers

Miracle in Cell No. 7 (2013) In 1997, a mentally disabled father Jiulong Lee insists on buying a backpack of Sailor Moon for his young daughter, Yisheng. However, Jiulong is framed for a rape and murder case at the store. He cannot argue for himself and the policeman sends him to jail, cell No. 7. […]

Mix Tape: LGBT pride

“New Americana” by Halsey Halsey’s 2015 “New Americana” is the anthem to our generation. The song declares the rise of a new type of U.S. citizen. In her song, Halsey pays tribute to famous actor, James Dean, who lived from 1931 to 1955. Dean was forced to live his life as a closeted gay man. Halsey then […]

Horoscopes: June 22, 2016

Leo 7/23-8/22 Summer vacation is a good time for building up your relationship with your new boyfriend/girlfriend. Why not try to write a love letter to him/her? Sometimes the written words can play a better role than many expensive gifts. Virgo 8/23-9/22 This week, dress in a blue T-shirt with a “6” that can help […]

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Mix Tape: Make ’em all jealous

Summer can be a season where many  young men and women have doubts about themselves. They either didn”t reach their swimsuit weight or have yet to acquire the pecs of Chris Evans. However, what is important is that people everywhere love the skin they are in. These songs are all about being comfortable and being […]