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Cutting control of contraceptives

08.28.2014 – 10:32 pm |

In the wake of the infamous Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. case, many religious corporations are attempting to find more ways to opt out of providing coverage for contraceptives for their employees. 

Respect the dunes

08.28.2014 – 10:30 pm |

The safety of visitors to Corps of Engineers lands is a high priority for the Lower Granite Lock and Dam team. Our rangers and staff do their best to provide a safe and enjoyable experience …

Off the cuff

08.28.2014 – 10:26 pm |

Three-day weekend
First week is done. Finally. I can relax. Or you know do mounds of homework, and other work until I push myself to the breaking point. Whatevs.

Quit babysitting college students — Revoking The Perch’s Permission won’t solve underage drinking

08.28.2014 – 10:24 pm |

At 18 years old, people are considered adults. They can fight for their country, buy cigarettes, vote and live legally on their own, without seeking emancipation from their parents.

Everyone knows Joe — Take advantage of the endless connections of the Vandal family

08.25.2014 – 10:11 pm |

By now, the first day of classes are over, Greek houses have been selected, clubs have held their first meetings and The Argonaut has completed its second production cycle of the year.

A love letter to libraries — Libraries represent knowledge and much more

08.25.2014 – 10:10 pm |

I have a confession to make, a love letter of sorts. My apologies to all the ladies out there, this one’s not for you. This one is dedicated to all the underfunded, underappreciated bastions of …

Don’t vandalize our reputation — Students should remember they represent everyone

08.25.2014 – 10:07 pm | One Comment

Studying at a well-established university, like the University of Idaho, comes with perks. There are exciting events like Homecoming and Dads’ Weekend, parties on Greek Row, discounts at local stores and of course the buzzing …

Ignored orientation — Longer time for freshman orientation would better serve students

08.25.2014 – 10:05 pm |

Coming to college, there are thousands of new faces and things to experience. In time, it all becomes routine, and faces in the crowd became classmates, friends or that drunk guy who puked in the …

Off the cuff

08.25.2014 – 10:04 pm |


Keep Vandals safe — Watch out for fellow students

08.25.2014 – 10:01 pm |

The University of Idaho got its reputation as a party school before most of its current students were even born. However, college life isn’t all fun and games. Like so many other universities across the …

Receivers need to step up

08.21.2014 – 10:42 pm |

When Idaho receiver Dezmon Epps was dismissed from the Idaho football team over the summer for violating team rules, he left a major void at the wide receiver. 
Epps led Idaho in receptions last season with …

Pushed to the extreme — Hyper individualism is dangerous to American society

08.21.2014 – 9:50 pm | One Comment

Freedom and individuality are wonderful. Taken to extremes like anarchy or hyper individualism, they are terrifying.

Take a chill pill — Ice Bucket challenge isn’t about you

08.21.2014 – 9:48 pm |

Unless you’ve lived under a rock for the past month or are immune to the social media takeover, you’ve seen the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and you’ve got a general idea what it’s about.

Vandal Voices

08.21.2014 – 9:46 pm |

Q: What piece of advice would you offer this year’s incoming college students? 

Health is a choice — Utilize campus resources for maximum benefits

08.21.2014 – 9:45 pm |

Decisions surrounding nutrition, sexual health, mental wellbeing, alcohol and drugs influence your long-term health beyond college. For many students, college is a time of transition, from adolescence into emerging adulthood,and can be a time of …

Not killing the buzz — Non-drinkers still have a good time

08.21.2014 – 9:43 pm |

I don’t drink alcohol and before you ask, I’m not Mormon.

Off the cuff

08.21.2014 – 9:42 pm |

Glad to be back 

Welcome Vandals — Start the new year off right

08.21.2014 – 9:41 pm |

There is palpable excitement around the University of Idaho campus this time of year.

Not operating at full capacity – “Lucy” is an odd film, with strange, albeit entertaining concepts

07.28.2014 – 1:56 pm |

“Lucy” is just plain weird – and not always in a good way. The weirdness doesn’t kill the film, but some of the choices made certainly didn’t help it.

Chaos on top of chaos – “The Purge: Anarchy” can be entertaining, but lacks drive and indulges in mindlessness

07.28.2014 – 1:46 pm |

You can’t expect much from a film like this. It’s loud and exists mostly to give audiences some gritty action. It’s meant to be an entertaining distraction. That doesn’t mean it has to be bad. …

Crash and burn – The sequel to “Planes” is the same old thing, just in a new environment

07.28.2014 – 1:35 pm |

Why can’t these movies move on to a story line that doesn’t involve a rookie and his wacky peers working together to become something more? We’ve had this in “Cars,” “Cars 2,” “Planes” and now …

Muscles, yelling and big sticks – “Hercules” is ridiculous, but there’s some fun to be had

07.28.2014 – 1:25 pm |

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is Hercules in “Hercules.” Yeah, put that brain away – it’s time for some epic silliness.
“Hercules” tells the story of Dwayne Johnson beating people up with a really, really big stick. …

Success for Rob Reiner – “And So It Goes” rises above expectations, avoids convention

07.28.2014 – 1:18 pm |

Director Rob Reiner (“The Princess Bride” and “The Bucket List”) helms the new film “And So It Goes,” with stars Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton. Despite being one of Reiner’s weaker efforts, the film is …

Life starts now – Exciting and overwhelming

07.22.2014 – 10:28 pm |

It’s the end of July and that means August is just around the corner and with it comes classes. Excitement and anxiety are the two main emotions looking toward that not so distant first day …

Pros and cons of summer school – Is summer school for you?

07.22.2014 – 10:26 pm |

What are two words that instill fear in the minds of students everywhere? Summer school.

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