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Talk sex, stay safe — Conversing with your partner, attending health clinics can help prevent STDs

04.17.2014 – 9:10 pm |

April showers are known for bringing May flowers, but this year, it also brings that awkward relationship conversation you might not have been looking forward to … you and your partner’s sexual history. To confront …

Essential increase – Tuition increase neccesary to sustain UI

04.14.2014 – 9:34 pm |

Increases, increases, increases — college tuition and fee rates are going up, no one can argue that.  In the last 10 years, tuition has nearly doubled at the University of Idaho, and no student is …

Pitman’s announcement

04.14.2014 – 9:33 pm |

I am a Vandal alumna, class of 2011. I lived in Moscow until last year.

Human vs. Zombies

04.14.2014 – 9:32 pm | One Comment

On the afternoon of April 2, I was walking to the library and ran into a group of students who were carrying Nerf guns, and had broken up into two teams.  They were pursuing and, …

Going tobacco free – UI should move toward a tobacco-free campus, safety for campus community

04.10.2014 – 8:39 pm |

When in the process of creating a tobacco-free campus, the tobacco taskforce looked at all options, and more importantly, looked at what other colleges and universities were doing successfully. I agree that the current 25-foot …

Millet: a great grain alternative

03.31.2014 – 8:43 pm |

March is National Nutrition Month and in honor of this, let’s take a peek at a little-known nutritional powerhouse — millet. 

My time to quit

03.27.2014 – 9:54 pm |

As representative for staff at the University of Idaho, serving as chair of Staff Affairs, I currently sit on a committee tasked with reviewing the current smoking and tobacco policies affecting students, faculty and staff. …

Economic factors affect female professorship at UI

03.24.2014 – 9:48 pm |

I’m writing in response to Victoria Hart’s article “Where Are the Women?” published in the most recent issue of Blot. 

Letter to the editor – Open letter to campus community

03.24.2014 – 9:46 pm |

Dear University of Idaho Community Members,

‘Ag-gag’ bad move

03.06.2014 – 10:05 pm | One Comment

Wake up at five, feed the cows, set the water and make it to school by eight. This was a typical morning on the small farm I grew up on.  Located in the heart of …

Idaho’s children deserve vision

02.27.2014 – 9:51 pm |

Idaho business leader Bob Lokken recently described Idaho’s current education and economic conditions as a “death spiral.”

Composting makes a comeback

02.24.2014 – 9:49 pm | One Comment

I’ve got some great news, Bessie the cow is back.Yes indeed, my dear sustainable Vandals, the Food and Farm Composting Program is open and ready for business, specifically for your food leftovers. We first befriended …

Vandal Voices – 2-19-14

02.18.2014 – 9:35 pm |

Q: The Idaho Senate passed a bill today allowing concealed firearms to be carried on Idaho college campuses. What you think of this bill? Do you think guns should be allowed on college campuses?

Self defense is a human right

02.13.2014 – 10:24 pm |

The Idaho Legislature is considering a proposed law to allow the concealed carry of firearms on campuses throughout the state.  The State Board of Education, Interim President Don Burnett and the University of Idaho Faculty …

Vandal voices – 2-10-14

02.10.2014 – 10:17 pm |

Do you think the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, will be beneficial to Idahoans?

Let’s talk about sex – The only way to educate yourself about sex is to ask

02.06.2014 – 9:49 pm |

Sex is the one thing most students don’t want to talk about around campus. Did you know the more people are open to talking about sex, the better sex lives they tend to have? So …

Oppose service denial bill

02.06.2014 – 9:40 pm |

Dear fellow Vandals,
I oppose bills H0426 and H0427 that passed in the Idaho House State Affairs Committee last week.

Snacking smart

02.03.2014 – 10:26 pm |

Looking for a healthy snack on campus? Many students feel overwhelmed by the number of choices in vending machines, but underwhelmed by the nutritional value. 

Invest in your future, look at study abroad — Study abroad challenges students, expands worldview

01.28.2014 – 5:04 pm |

Why in the world would one spend their valuable time studying abroad during their limited university years?  I assure you the reasons are not because it is simple, not because it fixes problems at home …

This is not your university

01.28.2014 – 5:03 pm |

This is not your university, a fact that became clearer than ever this December. If you don’t know why I would make such a bold statement, I urge you to take a few moments and …

Get the shot – Flu season is here, take action to prevent a serious disease

01.23.2014 – 9:08 pm |

With one AHHHH-CHOO, there is much more than just love in the air. February not only invites our well known winged friend, Cupid, and his almighty arrow of desire, but graces us with the not …

Vandal voices – 1-24-14

01.23.2014 – 9:02 pm |

What do you think of the Idaho State Board of Education’s policy that gives the University of Idaho president sole control over the Statement of Student Rights? 

Biggest winner and loser

01.21.2014 – 9:57 pm |

Best and worst diets for 2014
Every year the diet industry attempts to lure dieters with quick fixes, flashy marketing and a steady stream of misinformation that can make eating healthy seem incredibly confusing.
It can be …

Learning differently – Indigenous research key in academia for holistic view

12.12.2013 – 10:10 pm |

In the wake of the death of my friend and colleague Arthur Taylor, I feel compelled to share with the university community a little bit about the work he and a small cohort of university …

Dirty oil and dangerous pipeline

12.09.2013 – 9:06 pm | 5 Comments

Anyone who listens to the news or watches it on TV has at heard the words “tar sands” and the “Keystone XL pipeline” thrown around, but many still do not know what these words really …

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