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Off the cuff

12.12.2014 – 2:23 am |

Lots of writing and even more reading, but I think I’m going to survive this semester. Can’t wait to start next year!

Spectrum review

12.11.2014 – 10:34 pm |

When football ends at Idaho, the basketball teams moves out of historic, but unsuitable Memorial Gym and head over to the Kibbie Dome, which becomes the Cowan Spectrum. Seating 6,000 fans, the makeshift court creates …

Letter to the editor—Idaho football should go back to Big Sky

12.11.2014 – 10:32 pm | One Comment

I am an alumnus of the University of Idaho and a proud Vandal. All three of my sons have also attended the university, so it runs in our family. I am also an Idaho high …

Vandals just fine at QB with Chalich gone

12.11.2014 – 10:19 pm |

Chalich likely headed out, Idaho OK at quarterback
Chad Chalich has a choice — stay at Idaho and compete to be the starting quarterback next season or transfer to another school.

Dead week stress

12.11.2014 – 10:14 pm |

UI must enforce its own policy, reduce dead week stress
As many University of Idaho students found out in the past few days, dead week is often the hardest week of the semester. Classes continue, final …

Extra grad fee too much

12.11.2014 – 10:11 pm |

You have put in four or more years at the University of Idaho. Countless hours have been spent studying, reading books, staying up until dawn the next day just to get the grade you deserve. …

A student’s responsibility

12.11.2014 – 10:07 pm |

Lack of amnesty policy doesn’t excuse irresponsibility
After weeks of discussion between the Moscow Police Department and ASUI, the Moscow police decided not to adopt an amnesty policy, which would provide legal immunity to minors who …

Letters to the editor

12.11.2014 – 10:04 pm |

UI needs to go tobacco free
In April 2014, the Faculty Senate recommended adopting a tobacco-free campus. In November, ASUI passed a resolution recommending a smoke-free campus. Either policy would help protect the health of our …

Textbook terrors

12.11.2014 – 10:01 pm |

High cost textbooks place financial burden on college students
Attending college requires students to become masters of their budgets. The tools in the average students’ arsenal include an affinity for Ramen, living in an off-campus apartment instead …

The Madonna-whore complex

12.11.2014 – 9:56 pm |

Stop making women into virgins or whores
“Well, if you say you haven’t, you’re a prude. If you say you have then you’re a slut. It’s a trap.”

Movie meltdown

12.09.2014 – 12:11 am |
Movie meltdown

Making a mountain out of ‘The Interview’
Seth Rogen and James Franco’s latest comedy, “The Interview,” revolves around a broadcast journalist, played by Franco, who lands an interview with North Korea’s controversial leader Kim Jong-un, and his subsequent recruitment by the CIA to assassinate Jong-un.

Woman up

12.08.2014 – 10:11 pm | 3 Comments
Woman up

Former UPS employee Peggy Young is in the wrong
Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court heard the case, Peggy Young v. United Parcel Service. It’s a fascinating tale of love and loss, of greed and desire and …

Put the phone away

12.08.2014 – 10:10 pm |
Put the phone away

Technology makes people less social in real-life situations
Once, when my family was driving home from a group gathering, my dad got upset at me for playing with my phone during dinner.
“I didn’t get you a …

Off the cuff

12.08.2014 – 10:07 pm |

Appreciate the people in your life.
I hate to be the one to say this, but after having over five people in my life pass away, I think people my age need to realize how mortal …

Stopping assault

12.08.2014 – 10:04 pm |

Awareness campaigns can help prevent sexual assault
Sexual assault has been a topic of national conversation recently, as the nation struggles to figure out the best way to confront sexual violence on and off college campuses.
In …

Tough schedule a good thing

12.08.2014 – 9:51 pm |

Idaho women’s basketball starts season with tough nonconference schedule
Idaho women’s basketball coach Jon Newlee is not afraid to compete against quality teams outside the Big Sky Conference and he is not afraid to play them …

No longer a border rivalry

12.04.2014 – 11:50 pm |
No longer a border rivalry

Border Battle should bring excitement to Idaho athletics, falls flat instead
The Idaho men’s basketball team defeated the Washington State Cougars 77-71 Wednesday night for the first time since 2002. It was also the team’s first win in Coug territory since 1989.
The two teams have …

Replace Redskins

12.04.2014 – 9:44 pm |

Washington Redskins need an immediate name change
Recently, the University of Idaho Native American Student Center hosted a panel discussion on the discrimination and derogatory images used in media of Native Americans. Among the topics discussed, …

Racism is on the rise

12.04.2014 – 9:42 pm |

Recent cases reveal the prevalence of racism
On Aug. 9, in Ferguson, Missouri, Darren Wilson, a Caucasian police officer, shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown, an African American man, after a physical dispute. There is also …

Care for the Palouse

12.04.2014 – 9:41 pm |

Donations of goods, time go a long way on the Palouse
The holiday season brings with it much more than peppermint mochas at Starbucks. The world becomes white as snow blankets the Palouse, the radio blasts …

Rawr Reviews – “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1″

12.03.2014 – 9:43 pm |

This week for Rawr Reviews, Andrew Jenson, Kaitlyn Krasselt and Claire Whitley review “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1.” Let’s just say, it’s not quite as exciting as the advertising.

Off the cuff

12.02.2014 – 12:58 am |

Ahead of the game
Glad I got all my Christmas shopping done before the December shopping madness … I got some of it done at least … I didn’t get anything done.

Idaho’s Mike Scott the total package

12.01.2014 – 10:29 pm |

On young team, Idaho’s senior point guard is stepping up
Sometimes things don’t necessarily go as planned, but it isn’t always a bad thing. Case in point — the Idaho men’s basketball team.

Leave medicine to experts

12.01.2014 – 9:43 pm |

Anyone without a medical degree should  stop playing doctor
There is something about revealing a medical diagnosis that turns the average listener into Dr. Gregory House.
If one chooses to publicly disclose an ailment, most people feel the …

Positive for progress

12.01.2014 – 9:42 pm |

Mandatory anti-discrimination training nothing to fuss about
Almost one year ago, the Idaho State Legislature considered legislation that would have allowed business owners, teachers and medical practitioners to openly discriminate based on religious beliefs under the …

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