rawr briefs | 3.30.12 03.30.2012

UI comedy troupe at the Artisan Barn University of Idaho improvisational comedy group White Tie Improv will be performing at Artisans at the Dahmen Barn April 7.To create their shows, this troupe incorporates ideas and suggestions from the audience. This unique “comedy on the fly” event is geared toward audiences of all ages. Tickets are

New policies limit athletics 03.29.2012

The recent proposal by ASUI President Samantha Perez to increase the student activity fee by zero percent may prove positive for most students, after President M Duane Nellis proposed a 6.1 percent increase to tuition for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Vehicle break-ins on rise 03.29.2012

Recent reports have added to Moscow Police Department’s ongoing investigation of a series of car burglaries on the University of Idaho campus.

Cellular sustainability — Verizon Wireless, UI join forces to collect old phones, support victims of domestic violence 03.29.2012

The University of Idaho and Verizon Wireless are supporting the fight against domestic violence by introducing UHopeLine, a wireless phone recycling program.

Rollin’ with the balloons 03.29.2012

Trevor Maclean, mechanical engineering sophomore, participates, in a game based on a Norwegian sport Thursday at the Living Learning Community Global Block Party.

Silver and gold celebration 03.29.2012

The University of Idaho Alumni Association will present awards to four individuals at the annual Silver and Gold celebration on April 5, said Hugh Cooke, associate director for alumni relations.

Shaking things up 03.29.2012

Most college students focus on maintaining the balance between sleeping and studying, but second-year Scholarship for Education and Economic Development (SEED) student Audin Centeno, is more concerned about developing an action plan to make coffee farms environmentally sustainable in Nicaragua.

Less credits, same degree 03.29.2012

Recent department decisions to remove eight credits between University of Idaho students and a diploma were not required. While many departments decided to switch, others are still discussing lowering requirements or have decided it was not realistic.

Presidential recognition — UI, WSU acknowledged for community service by US President 03.29.2012

The University of Idaho and Washington State University were recognized by President Barack Obama and named by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

Sun sets on daylight saving time? 03.29.2012

If approved, A recent bill introduced to the Idaho legislature would exempt Idaho from participating in daylight saving time.

Read the fine print 03.29.2012

Until last week, I supported the Affordable Care Act. In theory, I still do. But after experiencing one of its main provisions first-hand, I realize theory is not good enough.

Reform is necessary 03.29.2012

The U.S. Supreme Court is debating the insurance mandate of President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. It’s controversial in and out of the court, and understandably so.

Hunger pains 03.29.2012

Kids are going to school hungry on the Palouse.

Raising money behind the scenes 03.29.2012

In a crowded basement room, lit by large windows along one wall, students are busy calling alumni, parents and other friends of the university.

Sports Briefs 03.29.2012

Blaser ninth in decathlon Idaho senior Andrew Blaser finished strong at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays with a 9th place finish in the decathlon Thursday in Austin. After the two day event, Blaser racked up 7,035 points — eight points short of his personal record, which he achieved during the 2011 WAC Championship.

First spring scrimmage 03.29.2012

With only five spring practices on the books, it’s time for the Idaho Vandals football team to take to the turf in its first spring scrimmage.

Growing the game — Vandal lacrosse players help coach Moscow High School students 03.29.2012

With full course loads and a commitment to their own team, four University of Idaho club lacrosse and one Washington State lacrosse team members have found the time to make a difference with younger athletes by coaching the Moscow High School men’s club lacrosse team.

Ground the Pilots — Idaho gets back in action Sunday against Portland 03.29.2012

The slow, but competitive section of the Idaho women’s tennis team’s schedule is over and the final stretch consists of seven matches in four weeks in preparation for the WAC Championships.

Pushing the attack –Behind Idaho’s new goal scoring plan 03.29.2012

At one point during Idaho soccer’s season last fall, the back of the net became such a foreign place that during a string of six games, the team only netted three goals, losing five of the six games.

Mail Box 03.29.2012

Abortion is not miscarriage On Tuesday, Ralph Nielsen shared his idea that the word “abortion” is equivalent to the word “miscarriage.” He cited the National Library of Medicine’s website.

Off the cuff 03.29.2012

‘May the odds …’ Be ever in the favor of “Catching Fire” hitting theaters sooner rather than later. I’m so stoked. “The Hunger Games” was the best book to movie I have ever seen, and I can only expect the same kind of performance from the last two movies of the trilogy. – Elizabeth

Show off on Friday 03.29.2012

It’s just another Friday for University of Idaho students. We’ll go to class, meet up with friends, maybe go out for a drink or two and sleep. But when we make our way through campus, and get tangled in a herd of high school students we realize it’s not just any Friday.

Lacking fire — Men’s tennis coach Jeff Beaman preaches individual success 03.29.2012

By the time Idaho men’s tennis takes to the courts Saturday in Las Cruces, N.M., it will have been 23 days since the squad won a match. The slump is misleading, though. Since the seven-match losing streak started, the Vandals have faced two top-30 teams, two Pac-12 teams and a Big East and Big 10

Small town, big talent 03.29.2012

A small town Idaho kid has developed into a leading athlete and long jump champion for the Idaho men’s track and field team. Idaho junior Jason Lorentz, from Grangeville, didn’t have to travel far when he decided to walk-on to Vandal track and field. Lorentz turned down opportunities to play football for smaller universities to

In familiar territory — Idaho track and field back to Spokane 03.29.2012

The second meet of outdoor competition takes the Vandals back to Spokane where Idaho track and field will compete in the Sam Adams Classic Saturday. Idaho also sent a small group of athletes to the Texas Relays held Thursday to Saturday in Austin. “We’re really familiar with the Spokane atmosphere,” Idaho junior Jason Lorentz said.