With grace, style and a can-do attitude, Staff Award recipient strives to bring vision to her job
05.02.2016

Lively voices rang out into the cold linoleum hall of the third floor of the Mines Building. That’s where Whitney Floch sat in a bright room scattered with family photos and homey decor, chatting excitedly with her next-door colleague. Floch, the program supervisor of the IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE), said her program

Spread Pay Task Force proposal met with concern at Faculty Senate
05.02.2016

More than 500 University of Idaho faculty members enjoy the benefits of spread pay, but some members of Faculty Senate aren’t sure it is best for the university as a whole. At last week’s Faculty Senate meeting, members of the Spread Pay Task Force and administrators reviewed a proposal to slowly bring UI away from

Josh Grissom | Argonaut
Finals Fest 2016 included a headlining performance from hip hop artist iLoveMakonnen and a guest DJ presentation by Workaholics television stars Anders Holm and Blake Anderson.

Going up on a Friday, Finals Fest featured hip hop performers and celebrity DJs at SprinTurf
05.02.2016

Hundreds of students at the University of Idaho braved the rain and cold weather Friday evening to attend Finals Fest 2016 on the campus SprinTurf. The event consisted of foam pool noodles, inflatable pizza slices and celebrity amateur DJs. “This was always going to be a rain or shine event,” said Alec Rettner, board member

Josh Grissom | Argonaut
Tom Mueller, keynote speaker of the Engineering Expo, speaks Friday in the Vandal Ballroom of the Bruce Pitman Center.

SpaceX cofounder discusses journey from logging to rocket design
05.02.2016

As a college student in the early 1980s, Tom Mueller spent his summer months working as a logger to pay for his education at the University of Idaho. Three decades later, Mueller has established himself as one of the leading global experts in the field of spacecraft propulsion as a co-founder of SpaceX. Mueller discussed



Diamond Koloski
Argonaut

Syllabi should be available for students prior to registration
05.02.2016

As students, we have a lot going on pretty much 24/7. Still, there are a few times each semester that really stress us out — midterms, finals and registration madness. We all know the registration routine. The upcoming semester’s schedule gets posted online, we look over it, compare it to Degree Audit, look through the

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There is value in events that promote inclusivity on a more metaphorical level
05.02.2016

It’s easy to talk about creating a more inclusive and respectful environment, but taking action to create that kind of safe space can be difficult. While events like Writing on the Wall might not seem like an instrumental part of building a more inclusive social environment on campus, these things actually play a crucial role.

Bradley Burgess
Rawr

The bright side of ‘Spotlight’ — ‘Spotlight’ shines a light on investigative reporting
04.28.2016

As exciting and important as journalism is, it’s hard to express that to the public. Most people see newspapers as boring or outdated, but the truth is that there is a lot of value in the great work of the men and women in the industry. That’s something that Hollywood tried to capture with great

Tess Fox
Argonaut

Think behind the wheel — Driving safely is a public service to everyone on the road
04.28.2016

Whether it was in a class, from parents or teachers, everyone has been given at least one lecture about safe driving. It was in my driver’s education class that I got my first of many safe driving lectures. My class was taught by police officers who had seen grisly, heartbreaking car crashes and they spared



Bradley Burgess
Rawr

The most anticipated video games of 2016
04.28.2016

A new year means a number of new game releases. Summer is right around the corner and it also happens to be the perfect time to try out this year’s best releases. “Overwatch” Developer Blizzard Entertainment also gave us “World of Warcraft”— and that’s all the reason you need to check out their new shooter

Students participate in capstone courses that give back to the community
04.28.2016

Individuals who find themselves in a disadvantaged position in society are not often spoken about, but thanks to University of Idaho graduating seniors Eve Weston and Lauren “Lolo” Ramos, that’s beginning to change. “I think we stereotype all people, especially people we don’t have a lot of contact with, such as people with disabilities,” Weston

David Black | Rawr

White crystal cake
04.28.2016

Wu Qian does not get up until noon. She lies on a golden metal Bernhardt Gilded Pressley king bed and feels her slightly swollen pre-period breasts for a while before she gets out of a light purple Fino Lino Linen & Lace King Marilyn silk quilt. She steps on the soft creamy-white carpet and awakes

Claire Kennell
Rawr

A behind the scenes of the annual Ritchie Fashion Show and Exhibition from a designer’s perspective
04.28.2016

Although this was the first year of the Ritchie Fashion Show and Exhibition, for five years previous the fashion show was titled Moscowrade. Moscowrade was a fashion show that showcased both the community and the students’ work, whereas this year at RFSE it was just the Apparel, Textiles, and Design students that had their garments