A local treasure lives on — Howard Hughes Video is transitioning into a cooperatively-owned business 02.04.2016

Howard Hughes Video is a rarity to Moscow, with the disappearance of similar stores over the years. Yet for over 20 years, the film-loving community members of Moscow have rented movies from the Main Street video store. Early last year, however, the owners decided it was time to move on. Yet current manager Ian Pannkuk

Don’t be a drag, just be a queen — Moscow’s TabiKat Productions celebrates 21 years of drag shows 02.04.2016

Kathy Sprague and her best friend David Henson came out to one another on Sprague’s 18th birthday. Her 28th birthday was Henson’s funeral. He died of HIV complications. “So for my 30th birthday, since my 28th was so lousy, I decided I would have a drag show,” Sprague said. “We rented a hall, I convinced

Wearing red to fight heart disease — Alpha Phi’s Take it to Heart Week raises awareness of women’s heart health 02.04.2016

University of Idaho freshman Emily Pinkney lost one of her best friends to heart disease a few years ago. She said that’s why when she saw the passion the women of Alpha Phi had for their philanthropy, the Alpha Phi Foundation for women’s heart health, her decision to rush the house was easy. “I had

Rethinking redistricting — ASUI senators decide fate on the redistricting resolution 02.04.2016

After months of discussion, the proposed ASUI redistricting resolution culminated in a lively debate and a 6-6 vote. Without the majority vote needed, the resolution failed. Resolution S16-01 would change the redistricting aspect of ASUI from organizing by living groups to dividing representation among the colleges. ASUI senators debated the bill for 15 minutes before

News briefs: Feb. 5, 2016 02.04.2016

Celebrating culture Performers from across the west will sing, dance, slam and more at the annual Shades of Black multicultural showcase, at 5 p.m. Saturday in the Bruce Pitman Center. This year’s theme is Battle of the Sexes.  According to the UI Office of Multicultural Affairs, the showcase is intended to explore different textures and

Reasons for hope — Danish Ambassador discusses violence in the Middle East 02.04.2016

Danish Ambassador Rolf Holmboe stressed the complexity of the Middle Eastern conflict during his speech Tuesday at this year’s Martin Forum. The Visiting Practitioners of International Affairs is held annually by the Martin Institute and provides a forum for experts to exchange ideas with an audience. According to the Martin Institute, Holmboe earned a Master’s

Leaving family leave alone — Faculty Senate postpones vote on leave policy after friction with administration 02.04.2016

Faculty Senate once again postponed voting on the revisions made to the University of Idaho’s employee leave policy by the Faculty Affairs Committee. UI Provost and Executive Vice President John Wiencek had a few concerns with the proposed changes, which led to the vote being pushed back until further notice. Wiencek, who was absent at

Demystifying the gender gap — Researchers explore why more women go to college than men 02.04.2016

Fifty-three percent of Idaho women go on to pursue higher education immediately after high school, compared to only 38 percent of Idaho men, according to a study produced late last year. The study, commissioned by the University of Idaho McClure Center for Public Policy Research said that while this gender gap isn’t unique to Idaho,

Police log 02.04.2016

Friday, Jan. 29 2:23 p.m. East D Street Caller reported a Christmas tree in the roadway. Officers responded but could not locate it. 8:10 p.m. North Highway 95 Caller reported a vehicle traveling down the center of the road. Officers responded but were unable to locate the vehicle. 8:29 p.m. Taylor Avenue Caller reported someone

‘An extension of you’ — Moscow community discusses the culture of African-American hair 02.04.2016

Raised by two adoptive white mothers, University of Idaho sophomore Jessy Forsmo-Shadid found a hairdresser who best fit her needs when she was just eight years old. “She’s like my auntie,” Forsmo-Shadid said. Forsmo-Shadid, junior Izaiah Dolezal and senior Olivia Balemba led the “Standards of Beauty Workshop: Behind the Afro” Wednesday in the Idaho Commons.

Signing up for service — Students prepare to queue up for spring ASB registration 02.04.2016

Spring break is the perfect time to find adventure — and Jessica Darney, an Alternative Service Break Coordinator at the Center for Volunteerism and Social Action, said service trips are an excellent way to do that. Spring ASB Registration Day will begin at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Whitewater Room of the Idaho Commons. CVSA

Weighing their options — Career Center focuses on producing capable, employable students 02.01.2016

On the third floor of the Idaho Commons, past a dimly lit hallway in a back corner, administrators at the Career Center at the University of Idaho work daily to organize events, seminars and projects with the goal of helping UI students do what they came here to do: find a job after college. “I

Rethinking reluctance — Staben talks enrollment, diversity to state legislature 02.01.2016

University of Idaho President Chuck Staben addressed the Idaho State Legislature’s Joint Financial-Appropriations Committee Wednesday, outlining the university and the state’s efforts to raise college enrollment. In his speech, Staben praised the Idaho State Board of Education’s new Direct Admissions program, which notifies high school seniors with requisite SAT score and GPA they have been

Battle of the brains — UI students compete in a challenge of knowledge 02.01.2016

University of Idaho students put their knowledge to the test last week in the annual College Bowl competition. Co-hosted by UI’s Intramural Sports, the Idaho Commons and the Student Union, the College Bowl is a question-and-answer game played by students of all majors and undergraduate levels. For each team of four competitors, two nine-minute halves

Leading the charge — Michael Satz recognized as leader in diversity by National Jurist Magazine 02.01.2016

Associate Vice President and Executive Officer of UI Boise Michael Satz has always been passionate about equality issues. Satz came to UI in 2006 to work in the College of Law. Now he works on the university president’s diversity council. He said topics of diversity and equality have always been a big part of his

Raising the bar — Faculty Senate welcomes new student member 02.01.2016

Joseph Dallas wanted to be a representative for the Student Bar Association (SBA) on Faculty Senate last semester, but because of a class conflict he wasn’t able to make the weekly meetings. This semester, with his schedule free at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Dallas said he wants to stay on Faculty Senate as long as

Students on the issues — Students speak to state lawmakers about concerns, goals for UI 02.01.2016

It’s not too often students get the chance to discuss important matters directly with state lawmakers — yet last week, 27 University of Idaho students traveled to Boise for the Legislative Luncheon to do just that. The Legislative Ambassador program’s main event was the Legislative Luncheon on Wednesday, in which students met with legislators and

Suiting up for the future — Career Fair prepares and informs job-hunting Vandals 02.01.2016

Career advising liaison Leanne Ralstin said when it comes to job hunting, having a good professional network can make a world of difference. “Networking is everything,” Ralstin said. “If you use active networking when job searching, you have a much greater chance of getting a job versus simply applying,” Ralstin said. University of Idaho students

Enhancing diversity — BSU representatives approach UI administration with ideas for increasing diversity 02.01.2016

A group of student representatives from the Black Student Union have a list of six requests of their university, which they presented to University of Idaho administrators Jan. 22. Cynthia Ballesteros, Izaiah Dolezal, Jayson Egwuonwu, Jamal Sanders and Adonay Berhe met with UI administrators in hopes they will take these points into consideration in order

The fault in CO2 emissions — Researchers analyze CO2 emissions from East African fault line 02.01.2016

Eastern Africa is one of the most volcanically active regions of the world. However, James Muirhead, a University of Idaho geology doctoral student, and Hyunwoo Lee, a University of New Mexico Ph.D candidate, were more interested with what was going on under the ground. That’s why Muirhead and Lee set their sights on the East

New coffee hits the grind — One World takes over as Sisters’ Brew owners move on 01.28.2016

After nine years of being a fixture in both the Moscow and university communities, Sisters’ Brew coffee shop will brew no more. Sisters’ Brew management closed their locations in the UI Administration Building and Janssen Engineering Building at the beginning of the year, handing the reigns to One World Cafe, another Moscow staple, Jan. 19.

A different worldview — Study Abroad Fair opens students’ eyes to options for going abroad 01.28.2016

Tan Jezz traveled over 8,000 miles in order to participate in the University of Idaho’s study abroad program. She said she transferred to the University of Idaho from Malaysia in hopes of studying abroad. “It’s easier access to go through the states first,” Jezz said. Jezz is a junior majoring in Spanish, and said she

The most critical year — Task force recommends freshman continue to live in Greek houses 01.28.2016

At universities all around the country, freshmen are given one housing option: university-provided housing. At The University of Idaho, freshmen are able to make a decision to live in a Greek house, in university housing or in cooperative housing, such as Steel House — a choice many consider unique. The Student Life Task Force recommended

Picking an ASUI pro tempore — Rachael Miller elected ASUI senate president pro tempore 01.28.2016

Spring semester entails many changes for students, including a newly-elected president pro tempore of the ASUI Senate. Senate elected former ASUI Sen. Rachael Miller as the spring 2016 pro tempore at last week’s Wednesday meeting. As pro tempore, Miller will assist ASUI Vice President Stetson Holman in running the ASUI senate. Miller, who has been

Culture through CLEO — CLEO Pilot program aims to increase diversity among law students 01.28.2016

College of Law Director of Admissions Carole Wells grew up in a large family, but growing up, nobody spoke about going to college around the dining room table. As a result, Wells said she found that pursuing a higher education was more of a challenge for her, because unlike in the households of her peers,