Lights, camera, education: UI JAMM professors work to revive film, television studies program 05.05.2016

At the University of Idaho, film and television died many years ago — or, at least the film and television studies program did. Years later, Broadcast Journalism Professors Russell Meeuf and Denise Bennett have taken the task of reviving the once dispelled film studies program. The two are working with faculty from the journalism, English

The trouble with dyslexia: it is more common than most people think 05.05.2016

Dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyspraxia, dyscalculia. These are examples of learning difficulties. Some are seen often, while others are more obscure. However, all fall under a spectrum of impairments that people all over the world live with. According to the Dyslexia Center of Utah, one in five students suffer from a language based debility.

A man with purpose 05.05.2016

People can go through a lot of changes in their lives. Some have a certain mystique about them that others just don’t understand. This individual is a man of a thousand stories. He is a man with a purpose. A man on a mission to conquer his personal demons. His name is Stefan Montana. Stefan

Music predictions for this summer, from electronic vibes to a power-couple collaboration 05.05.2016

Electronic everything It’s a trend impossible to escape in today’s more popular hits, and I predict this summer it will reach new heights. This trend is an increased demand for EDM-like sounds in pop music, and I guess that shouldn’t be surprising — pop music is meant to reflect what is popular. DJs have dominated

Mix tape: Rethinking musicals 05.05.2016

“High School Musical” is among the reasons why musicals have been ruined for most of our generation. But remember, “High School Musical” is not representative of the musical theater genre. Here are five musical theater songs that don’t suck. “I’m Not That Guy” – “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” On the onset this song is reminiscent

Horoscopes: May 6, 2016 05.05.2016

Taurus 4/20-5/20 It’s easy to lose your temper this week. Such irrational and childish behaviors will ruin your impressions with others. Try avoiding them in order not to break down the relationships with friends and small animals. Gemini 5/21-6/21 You have been faced with many decisions lately. Playing dumb can be a good solution when

The most anticipated video games of 2016 04.28.2016

A new year means a number of new game releases. Summer is right around the corner and it also happens to be the perfect time to try out this year’s best releases. “Overwatch” Developer Blizzard Entertainment also gave us “World of Warcraft”— and that’s all the reason you need to check out their new shooter

Students participate in capstone courses that give back to the community 04.28.2016

Individuals who find themselves in a disadvantaged position in society are not often spoken about, but thanks to University of Idaho graduating seniors Eve Weston and Lauren “Lolo” Ramos, that’s beginning to change. “I think we stereotype all people, especially people we don’t have a lot of contact with, such as people with disabilities,” Weston

White crystal cake 04.28.2016

Wu Qian does not get up until noon. She lies on a golden metal Bernhardt Gilded Pressley king bed and feels her slightly swollen pre-period breasts for a while before she gets out of a light purple Fino Lino Linen & Lace King Marilyn silk quilt. She steps on the soft creamy-white carpet and awakes

A behind the scenes of the annual Ritchie Fashion Show and Exhibition from a designer’s perspective 04.28.2016

Although this was the first year of the Ritchie Fashion Show and Exhibition, for five years previous the fashion show was titled Moscowrade. Moscowrade was a fashion show that showcased both the community and the students’ work, whereas this year at RFSE it was just the Apparel, Textiles, and Design students that had their garments

Before they were famous 04.28.2016

Every famous actor had to start somewhere. No one becomes a megastar overnight. Sometimes, major Hollywood stars have very humble beginnings. Here’s a few. “Hard Candy” Future “Juno” Ellen Page broke out in this controversial thriller about a teenager who tries to expose a man as a pedophile. Taut, nail biting and featuring a killer

Horoscopes: April 29, 2016 04.28.2016

Taurus 4/20-5/20 It’s that time of the semester where book reports are due in almost every class. Remember, an entire history essay built around the theme of the “Harry Potter” series probably won’t fly, but it never hurts to try. Gemini 5/21-6/21 Summer is inching closer and closer. It might be time to look under

Warm weather means it’s time to change up the wardrobe 04.21.2016

Spring weather has officially hit the Pacific Northwest, and that means it is finally time to bring out brighter colors and lighter clothing. Unlike other seasons, spring is the best time of the year to mix and match clothes for all seasons. With a few key pieces and some innovation, creating a spring weather wardrobe

The College of Art and Architecture students prepare to study abroad 04.21.2016

There’s so much more to learning than listening to lectures in a classroom. That’s why 15 students from the University of Idaho’s College of Art and Architecture will be traveling to Italy this summer to experience their field of study rather than just read about it. Stephen Drown is the program head for the landscape

Live performances add a new dimension to music, and are worth the trouble 04.21.2016

I write about music all the time. When I’m not writing about it, I’m talking about it to anyone who will listen. And when there’s no one to talk to, I am undoubtedly listening to it. And yet, with all this time writing about music and talking about it and listening to it under my

Life hacks: surviving stress 04.21.2016

For most college students, finals are the most stressful time of the semester. A range of emotions can be experienced, and it can be difficult to calm down. Here are some hacks that range from stress to studying that can help any student through finals week. For studying: Chew gum while in class, studying and

Horoscopes: April 22, 2016 04.21.2016

Taurus 4/20-5/20 Taurus, your zodiac sign is shared with the three most important Brits in the world — Queen Elizabeth, Adele and David Beckham. Your calling must be royalty and riches. Gemini 5/21-6/21 Your obsession over cat memes has become too obsessive lately. Maybe it is time to switch to obsessing over homework instead. Cancer

Chronicles of a mother 04.14.2016

“Welcome to the world, Alex. Shh … shh … shh … don’t cry. You’re safe here. With me.” Under the fluorescent lights of the hospital room, she held the baby to her chest. “You’re confused, overwhelmed, I understand. I will always be with you. My baby.” Under the dimmed light of the nursery, she kissed

UI Theatre Department prepares to perform Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” 04.14.2016

While the University of Idaho’s Theatre Department often performs adaptations of Shakespeare’s work, their upcoming performance is a play both about and made with love. At its heart, “As You Like It” is about loving, and loving well, said Vinecia Coleman, who adapted and directed the play. “If you don’t learn to love excellently it

Generation speculation: A reflection on how music will change, and what we’ll make our kids listen to 04.14.2016

My mother grew up in the ’70s and attended college in the ’80s. The woman lived through a prime time in music history when considering the pop divas and wild hair bands of her day. Her recent realization that the oldies stations now play her favorite adolescent hits was a hard one, but I think

Movie reel: Philosophical kid’s movies 04.14.2016

Many movies are made for children, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be enjoyed by older audiences. There are films out there that are “kid’s movies,” but have deep messages meant for those ages seven through 70. Here are a list of films that contain deeper elements beyond the typical fart jokes. “Kung Fu Panda”

Horoscopes: April 15, 2016 04.14.2016

Aries 3/21-4/19 With Mom in town, it must feel like Christmas. All the free food and new Vandal gear, but Aries, maybe buy your mom dinner one day, huh? Spread the love, or whatever. Taurus 4/20-5/20 Taurus was looking forward to Moms’ Weekend, but had to go out into the wilderness because of work. No

The rain on April first 04.07.2016

That night, we were drunk. At least I was drunk. We drank up all the alcohol bottles he could find in his hotel room the night before his suicide. He called me around 10 p.m. on the last day of March. His room in central Hong Kong was on the 24th floor. When I pressed

A connection with Cuba — UI sophomore Taylor Falk experiences Cuba through a remote internship 04.07.2016

When Taylor Falk sat down to write an essay to win an internship with the Cuba Journal, she said she felt like everything fell into place. The essay, which would determine the winner of an internship created through the partnership between the Miami-based Cuba Journal and the University of Idaho, asked students to write about

Teaching dance on the pulse, Belle Baggs, Melanie Meenan work to create relevant dance program for students 04.07.2016

The first year Belle Baggs began teaching at the University of Idaho, she quickly found herself with more responsibilities than expected. Baggs, who was hired in 2011, said shortly after starting her first faculty job, the head of UI’s dance program, Greg Halloran, fell ill. “When I first came on, we found out really quickly