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No longer about tobacco

10.27.2014 – 10:36 pm |

Disregard for a proper process, communication distracts from debate
Only one person — University of Idaho Athletic Director Rob Spear — showed up to a public orientation for the proposed campus-wide tobacco ban last week.
The lack …

Calling Vandal volunteers — Make a Difference Day serves as reminder of the importance of volunteering

10.23.2014 – 10:21 pm |

The population of Moscow grows by more than 11,000 every fall as students return to school, and with it, so does the strain on the community and its resources.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

BSU catching UI in growth

10.02.2014 – 10:04 pm |

Report visualizes new reality for Idaho colleges
The rivalry between Boise State University and University of Idaho is a long-running tradition in Idaho. Vandals and Broncos sling insults back and forth for their respective schools, with …

Educational change is possible

09.29.2014 – 10:32 pm |

Idaho Superintendent election impacts Idaho’s educational future
Midterm elections are coming soon and with them comes an opportunity to make a change in Idaho’s educational structure — or at least ignite interest in a failing system.
The race …

Vandals and Moscow collide

09.25.2014 – 9:52 pm |

UI students should explore Moscow community
Moscow and the University of Idaho are nearly synonymous with one another. Unlike across the boarder, UI doesn’t overwhelm Moscow, and allows the city to take on a culture of …

Change on the horizon

09.22.2014 – 9:32 pm |

Dean of students office is important, give input on candidates
With the upcoming retirement of longtime Dean of Students Bruce Pitman, the University of Idaho announced four prospective replacements Friday.
All four will make a personal appearance …

No secrets on social media

09.15.2014 – 10:14 pm |

App users shouldn’t rely on promises of anonymity
The University of Idaho campus is alive with yammer about Yik Yak.

It could happen to you —Safety Week is about prevention, developing community

09.11.2014 – 9:44 pm |

The age-old mantra “it’ll never happen to me” is one particularly prevalent among college students.

A day to remember—honoring September 11 is still important after 13 years

09.08.2014 – 10:32 pm |

Some students at the University of Idaho are too young to remember where they were or what they were doing during the events of Sept. 11, 2001. 

Tobacco ban goes too far

09.02.2014 – 9:47 pm |

Undoubtedly, smokers everywhere gasped at the news that University of Idaho President Chuck Staben intends to implement a campus-wide tobacco ban by fall 2015.

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.

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.

Just do something – Listen to those who tell you to get involved your freshman year

07.22.2014 – 9:49 pm |

The first weeks of a new school year always go by in a blur — moving to Moscow, meeting thousands of new people, starting classes.

During that time everyone who’s ever been a part of the …

A year in review — Difficult year will lead to better future for UI

05.08.2014 – 10:26 pm |

In many ways, this academic year has been one of transition for the University of Idaho.
The editorial board has used this very space to provide commentary on a wide array of topics — the selection …

UI’s Title IX troubles — List of Title IX investigations should serve as an alarm bell

05.05.2014 – 10:33 pm |

University of Idaho was named on a list released Thursday consisting of 55 colleges and universities under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) for possible violations of Title IX …

This too shall pass – UI students should plan ahead during final weeks of school

05.01.2014 – 9:56 pm |

The sun is out. Deadlines are looming. Classes are wrapping up. Graduation is drawing ever closer. 

Needless drama surrounds FFF

04.29.2014 – 2:49 pm |

The University of Idaho released a list of proposed academic changes Wednesday, which included eliminating five undergraduate programs and consolidating all music programs into one degree. The announcement signaled the near-end of a university-wide program …

Traveling the wrong direction — Modifications to ASB application process will hinder volunteers

04.24.2014 – 10:01 pm |

An Alternative Service Break can be a priceless opportunity for University of Idaho students hoping to volunteer in a new environment.

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