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Football early look – Vandals are set to play the Florida Gators in first week of season

07.08.2014 – 8:02 pm |

When the sun starts to set on the late summer evening of Aug. 30 in Gainesville, Fla., the Vandal football team, will enter the toughest environment it will see in the 2014 season. It will …

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Off the cuff

07.22.2014 – 10:11 pm |

DotPotA

No, it’s not as good as the critics or anyone says. It pales in comparison to the Rod Serling classic.

—Andrew

 

Pro Tip

Before applying for a scholarship, grant, job or anything that results in you receiving money, make sure that all of your information is correct and that your voicemail is not full. You may have received the job of your dreams, but will never know if the business cannot contact you.

—Aleya

 

Advice

Go to class, work hard, meet cool people and challenge your beliefs. Do these things and you’ll have a good time.

—Ryan

 

My advice

Enjoy this last bit of summer before school starts. The next four years will go about 8 billion times faster than you think, so take the time to enjoy every second.

—Kaitlyn

 

Summer is over?

Wait, what? Classes are starting again? I thought they just finished? I haven’t even gotten a vacation yet!! Where’s my lawyer?!

—Claire

 

Home field advantage

I’ve heard stories about how loud the Kibbie Done used to get, but have yet to witness it. Please support the Vandal football team and make this happen.

—Korbin

 

Small talk

Though the weather is obscenely hot right now, I still try and enjoy it, because these days are numbered. The ice age will be back before we know it.

—Erin

 

Go for it

Join a club, take a sculpture class, audition for a play, have some adventures. This is probably the best opportunity you’ll have to try new things, so make the most of it.

—Daphne

 

Started at the bottom

Now you’re here … back at the bottom. But don’t worry freshmen, college is fun and you won’t have to start paying off your college loans for four or five years.

—Stephan

 

Dorm dos and don’ts – Dorm life only sucks if you let it suck

07.22.2014 – 10:11 pm |

When I used to tell people who had lived in Wallace Residence Center that I’d decided to live there for freshman year, I was usually answered in one of two ways: “I loved it,” or …

Tips and tricks for getting back to class – What to watch out for when you come to school

07.22.2014 – 10:07 pm |
Cy Whitling | Argonaut

Well, it has happened again, our tilted hemisphere is leaning away from the sun and school is coming once more to haunt or bless us. As long lazy days drift into dreary autumn and empty …

Campus firearm law – Prep for the coming school year and campus firearms

07.22.2014 – 10:01 pm |

Firearms are allowed on Idaho campuses as of July 1, 2014. Come fall, campus is going to be just the same as it was last spring or the fall before that.

A way to get active – Club sports offer alternatives to students

07.22.2014 – 9:55 pm |

It is virtually impossible to walk across any college campus in America without hearing about the latest football or basketball game. Many freshmen are still in  “school spirit” mode from high school athletics. Supporting their …

Open letter – Dear class of 2018, have fun

07.22.2014 – 9:53 pm |

This is not high school.
This is nothing like high school — so take a deep breath. Calm down. No one here cares what your social standing was. No one cares about your GPA or  SAT …

Just do something – Listen to those who tell you to get involved your freshman year

07.22.2014 – 9:49 pm |

The first weeks of a new school year always go by in a blur — moving to Moscow, meeting thousands of new people, starting classes.
During that time everyone who’s ever been a part of the …

Conferences will challenge Vandals – Idaho is back in familiar territory but new conferences won’t be easy

07.22.2014 – 9:48 pm |

Returning to the conferences of old may seem like a downgrade in competition from the Western Athletic Conference but that shouldn’t be the case for the 2014-15 Vandal teams. Instead, it will be a challenge.

Sports brief

07.22.2014 – 9:40 pm |

Beaman leaves Idaho

Epps dismissed from team – Idaho’s leading receiver in 2013 gone after multiple run-ins with law

07.22.2014 – 9:35 pm |

After a disappointing 1-11 season last year, Vandal football fans were starting to think the only way to go was up. At least this was the case until Sunday afternoon, when coach Paul Petrino announced …

Meet the Vandal

07.22.2014 – 9:34 pm |

Joe is Idaho’s favorite Vandal. He stomps about, high-fiving fans, dances like a goof and spreads joy to everyone he greets. 
“I’m given the authority to misbehave and to embarrass,” Joe Vandal said. “To be a …

Early look – Vandal football is quickly approaching — here are the previews of weeks one, two and three

07.22.2014 – 9:34 pm |

Idaho football begins a new era as it enters the Sun Belt Conference this upcoming season. Below are parts two and three of the early look series from thevandalnation.com, where we preview each team on …

Intriguing new hire

07.22.2014 – 9:29 pm |

Charley Molnar, former University of Massachusetts head coach, accepted an offer earlier this month to be the next wide receivers coach at the University of Idaho, according to FootballScoop.com. 

Luxembourg bound — Alyssa Charlston will join Amicale Steinsel of the Luxembourg Total League

07.22.2014 – 9:23 pm |

Alyssa Charlston is  taking her talents to Luxembourg.

Plan on an increase

07.22.2014 – 9:06 pm |

University of Idaho President Chuck Staben has announced plans to increase enrollment on the Moscow campus from
11,000 to 15,000 students. He said the planned enrollment number is a tentative figure, and he will have to …

Preventing stress

07.22.2014 – 9:02 pm |

Being away from family and moving to a new place can be stressful for first-year students, but there are positive things to do to prevent stress before coming. Carl Dindo, a counselor at the University …

Taking temperatures — Climate change addressed by science, also humanities and arts

07.22.2014 – 8:47 pm |

Climate change isn’t just for climatologists anymore — a $20 million grant is funding the study of local agriculture, the Regional Approaches to Climate Change (REACCH) Coordinated Agricultural Project, brings together three universities and numerous …

New and improved — Providing students a more enjoyable residence hall experience

07.22.2014 – 8:45 pm |

University of Idaho Housing has recently made changes to the way students apply for housing.

New students, new process

07.22.2014 – 8:38 pm |

A new school year is right around the corner. For incoming students, that means New Student Orientation is also just around

Getting sticky fingers – Story behind the local ice cream company, Sticky Fingers Farm

07.21.2014 – 8:24 pm |

It’s more than regular ice cream. Sticky Fingers Farm produces their ice cream by growing organic, local ingredients on their farm in Troy, Idaho.
The company was started in 2009 and is run by couple, Keith …

Natural sights to see – Experience nature without leaving Moscow

07.21.2014 – 8:22 pm |

As summer floats on, leaving a trail of long, dusky evenings and relaxed weekends in its wake, it is easy to overlook local destinations in the search for outdoor recreation. The city of Moscow is …

One does not simply come to college – It’s aca-ackward

07.21.2014 – 8:11 pm |

You’re coming to college, and omg, we can’t even. There are a lot of different references you are going to have to know from movies, songs, TV shows and so many more. 

Myth-busting the college experience

07.21.2014 – 8:04 pm |

Moving into a new environment is typically not very fun. You get so used to the old that the thought of moving on becomes both exciting and worrisome. Butterflies flutter in your stomach as you …

Resourceful ramen

07.21.2014 – 7:59 pm |

As a freshman in college, three things are almost universally true: you lack friends, direction and money. Though, unlike

Speak out — What have Vandals been up to?

07.21.2014 – 7:38 pm |

As the days get shorter and summer starts to creep to its conclusion, it is time to look back and take stock of our summers. Long months that seemed endless have flown by and sometimes …

“Transformers: Age of Extinction” – Cars, explosions, and all around good fun

07.09.2014 – 4:05 pm |

Michael Bay’s live-action “Transformers” trilogy has run the gambit for film fans. Some people —   like me — love ‘em, some people hate ‘em. Regardless of opinion, it can’t be denied that the films have …