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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Avoid accidents, travel safe

11.17.2014 – 9:38 pm |

Students should take extra time to plan for travel home, stay safe when driving
In the rush to get home to see friends and family, many University of Idaho students forget to plan a safe car …

Mind mental health

11.13.2014 – 10:31 pm |

Mental health is a serious issue, seek help if needed
A weather-induced gloom has settled over the University of Idaho.
Students are finding ways to stay indoors as much as possible to avoid exposure to the extreme …

Remembering veterans

11.10.2014 – 10:06 pm |

Students should show gratitude to veterans
At 11:11 a.m. today, a solemn ceremony will take place on the front steps of Memorial Gym. The Moscow community gathers at those steps as part of a yearly University …

Unpopular opinions: Why we run them

11.06.2014 – 11:03 pm | 2 Comments

Decision to publish was made consciously, with purpose
The Argonaut has received dozens of responses to the opinion column, “The poison of feminism,” by Andrew Jenson. Many were outraged by the content while others supported it and thanked …

Your vote matters

11.03.2014 – 9:45 pm |

Student voters can make difference in midterm elections
Many people across the United States believe their votes in elections don’t matter.
Students at the University of Idaho believe this common misconception as well. What students don’t realize …

Staben’s feminist side

10.30.2014 – 10:11 pm |

Staben’s support for women’s rights sets good standard for UI
In a red state like Idaho, University of Idaho President Chuck Staben’s recent public endorsement of feminism is both refreshing and welcomed.
Donning a black T-shirt with …

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.

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