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Selling honor

10.20.2014 – 10:31 pm |

A sales pitch for overachieving college students
Are you an overachieving student? Do you fear that near perfect grades and hard work will get you nowhere in life? Then I have the perfect solution for you.

Off the cuff

10.20.2014 – 10:28 pm |

In recent sports news,
Luckily for my listeners I’m much, much better at broadcast news than softball.

Race isn’t a costume

10.20.2014 – 10:25 pm |

Wearing certain costumes disrespects cultures, customs
Whether it’s super scary, a wild pop culture reference, something sexy or outrageously hilarious, Halloween is a chance for students to get crazier than they usually do. Unfortunately, costumes can …

Stay healthy and sane

10.20.2014 – 10:23 pm |

Vandals should focus on staying healthy, instead of panicking about Ebola
Recently, the top story on practically all network news  stations is the so-called “epidemic” of Ebola in the United States. People are panicked about Ebola …

Off the cuff

10.17.2014 – 2:15 am |

Making history
The Argonaut intramural softball team plays in the tournament championship Sunday. This is quite astounding for a team that usually gets destroyed in any intramural competition.

Chronicles of a non binge-watcher

10.16.2014 – 10:37 pm |

Cultural phenomenon doesn’t click for all
No one can do everything. Some people can’t sing. Some people can’t dance. I can’t binge-watch.

Tight race for Idaho governor

10.16.2014 – 10:35 pm |

Balukoff fights relentlessly against Otter in final weeks until election
Idaho hasn’t seen a democratic governor since Cecil Andrus’ election in 1987.  However, it appears this year’s Nov. 4 general election could put an end to …

Get involved in Homecoming

10.16.2014 – 9:39 pm |

Homecoming should be exciting for underclassmen
Homecoming Week is an exciting time for students, since it’s a week-long celebration of being a Vandal and taking pride in the University of Idaho. However, all this celebrating mostly …

A students’ dean

10.16.2014 – 9:36 pm |

For 42 years, Pitman has served UI and its students
Homecoming Weekend is one of the most anticipated social weekends of the year — from the fireworks to the football game, Vandals near and far come …

21 Run fun

10.16.2014 – 9:35 pm |
21 Run fun

Tips to birthday bar hopping like a boss
Birthday cards sent from family and the rain of Facebook well wishes on a 21st birthday are all nice, but the federal government always goes full rich grandparent …

Off the cuff

10.13.2014 – 10:30 pm |

Quick takes on life from our editors
And here we have Idaho, the backwards relative
Idaho is becoming the stereotypical deep South of the Pacific Northwest. Let’s fix that this upcoming election by voting the old cronies out and putting some …

Reaching Greeks

10.13.2014 – 10:26 pm |

Greek changes should have come with greater transparency, communication
Communication with students seems to be an annual struggle for the University of Idaho.
The latest communication failure comes with policy changes to the UI Greek system. Effective …

Arguing Scripture

10.13.2014 – 10:24 pm |

Interpret bible as a whole in marriage debate
Well, same-sex marriage is now legal in Idaho. No surprise there, it was bound to eventually happen.
Already, couples have been married and the fight against legalizing gay marriage …

Get out and vote

10.13.2014 – 10:22 pm |

Elections matter more than students think
Yard signs are popping up, debates are on and endless candidate commercials are airing on the radio and TV. It’s election season in Idaho.
Many students shrug off elections until they …

The Big H

10.13.2014 – 10:20 pm |

UHP provides essential academic, personal growth
Among several programs and organizations offered at the University of Idaho, the University Honors Program proves its significance beyond the others. By being part of this program, students have a …

Off the cuff

10.10.2014 – 1:33 am |

Quick takes on life from our editors

Marriage equality
It makes me sick to my stomach that Idaho is spending taxpayer dollars to fight against marriage equality. Our state is clearly on the wrong side of history …

Take advantage of free flu vaccines

10.09.2014 – 10:28 pm |

Vaccines are important for your health, safety
Before vaccines, thousands of people lost their lives to what we would now consider vaccine-preventable diseases.  Vaccines were developed to stop the spread of disease, and ultimately save lives.  …

Modeling feminism

10.09.2014 – 10:24 pm |

Staben’s feminist T-shirt portrays UI well
University of Idaho President Chuck Staben appeared at last week’s Staff Appreciation Fair in an outfit that certainly caught people’s eyes.
Staben voluntarily identified himself as a feminist, clad in one …

Benefits of legalizing marijuana

10.09.2014 – 10:22 pm |

Considering legalizing pot in Idaho is a wise choice
This past weekend, MJ’s Pot Shop opened as Pullman’s first marijuana retail store. With legal marijuana such a short drive away from University of Idaho campus, it …

Fighting a losing battle

10.09.2014 – 10:20 pm |

Otter should stop spending tax dollars to fight gay marriage
Same-sex couples lined up at courthouses throughout Idaho Wednesday morning to apply for marriage licenses, after a federal appeals court struck down the state’s ban on …

Off the cuff

10.06.2014 – 10:35 pm |

Quick takes on life from our editors
Ode to grandma’s cookies
I’m already started to yearn for homemade meals. One quarter’s worth of ramen will do that to a girl.

Basic girls unite

10.06.2014 – 10:34 pm |

Don’t let being basic be an insult
One of my best friends calls herself “basic.” She loves Starbucks, going to the gym, wearing leggings with baggy shirts and posting everything on Instagram. When she landed her …

Smoke responsibly

10.06.2014 – 10:30 pm |

Use marijuana responsibly, know Washington laws and regulations
The opening of the first recreational marijuana store in Pullman Saturday represents both a step forward and a new wave of responsibility for the Palouse. This responsibility comes in particular …

Common read necessary

10.06.2014 – 10:14 pm |

Stealing Buddha’s Dinner’ teaches critical lessons
High school students are often deluded into believing college has less homework to offer. Yet, this delusion was crushed for me by the end of June when the University of Idaho sent out a letter to students requiring the …

Off the cuff

10.03.2014 – 1:42 am |

Quick takes on life from our editors
Not a river in Egypt
I could see my breath this morning … I guess summer is overguys.

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