As the weather is starting to get more spring-like, students and community members are spending more and more time outdoors, so it is fitting that April is Earth month. Getting outside is a great way to take a brain break from homework or studying, and has been shown to have a multitude of health benefits. […]
April is the Centers for Disease Control’s Get Yourself Tested month. I’m not talking about checkups at the doctor for the common flu — I am talking about testing for sexually transmitted infections (STI). Oftentimes, with STI’s, there are very few — if any — signs or symptoms. Common STI’s include chlamydia, gonorrhea and herpes. […]
The end of the semester is in sight, which means final exams are approaching and projects are due. Students may be feeling especially tired and stressed, maybe even irritated and sleep-deprived. We all feel the effects of stress differently. Stress takes a toll on the body, as people may report muscle tension, headaches and upset […]
A potential home buyer notices the price of a house he is very interested valued at $185,000. They do a little research and finds out if they do a 30-year mortgage with a six percent interest rate and invests a down-payment of $25,000, they figure they will pay only pay $959.28 per month on the […]
Cautious Consumption Week is Feb. 27 to March 3. This week-long event gives students an opportunity to reflect on their current drinking habits and consider safer drinking strategies. Research shows that the more often a person drinks, the more likely they are to suffer from alcohol-related harm. That being said, we realize that some students […]
Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) week, Feb. 12-18, is an annual opportunity to unite the community through kindness. Formally recognized in 1995, this weeklong celebration is dedicated to inspiring everyone to practice and spread kindness. Simply stated, kindness is about being good to others. Kindness starts with one person and one act. No act of […]
With the recent outbreak of mumps in Washington, which is extremely close to the University of Idaho, it is important to be aware and wary of this contagious virus. Reported on Jan. 18, there were 235 cases of mumps reported in Washington. Most of the cases were from King County, and the closest county to […]
Tis the season for hot drinks, pumpkin carving and dodging the flu like Neo in “The Matrix.” Fall and winter are prime flu seasons, and living in near proximity with … well, everyone … the chance of getting the flu is pretty high. There are a few tips and tricks to help to students avoid […]
Don”t think about white bears. Often, when people hear that they can”t resist thinking about white bears. Our minds are unruly like that. Scientists estimate that our minds spin out 50-70,000 thoughts per day. They range from the sublime to the preposterous. Sometimes, I amuse myself by repeating my thoughts out loud for a minute […]
As a child, my father worked in road construction and we moved twice each year to follow his jobs. I always seemed to be the new girl earning her way into the playground games. I”d been at a new school about a month at the start of my fourth grade year and was feeling pretty […]
One sunny morning as I turned a corner onto campus, a young man on a skateboard jumped off the curb directly in front of my car. I honked my horn as a warning and hit my brakes to slow the car. My heart was beating wildly, and when our eyes met I expected to see […]
What is your stress level? Rate it on a five-point scale with one being no stress, three being average and five being tremendous stress. This is a question from the 2015 National College Health Assessment, a national survey that collects data on thousands of undergraduate students. They found that campus stress levels are on […]
We have reached that point in the semester where many students, faculty and staff begin to feel the effects of a busy and stressful fall, meaning that there is no better time to focus on health and wellness. As the annual event that highlights health and recreation on campus, the 27th Health and Rec Fair […]
Conversations about sexual assault are never easy to have. Though everyone agrees that we should be doing something to try and end sexual assault, we struggle to move the dialogue much further than that. It is not a problem that only the University of Idaho is facing. It”s a national problem. Every university should be […]
The end of the school year is an exciting time. The sun is shining across the Palouse hills, flowers are blooming and summer break is just around the corner. Some of us are wrapping up our first year in college, while others are making the final stride toward the finish line of graduation.
I think the recent veto by Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter reflects a culture of archaic and deep-rooted social misconceptions that exist in Idaho. Otter attempted to halt the Idaho Court systems from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, which has legitimately no legal reasoning besides traditionally conservative rhetoric.
The safety of visitors to Corps of Engineers lands is a high priority for the Lower Granite Lock and Dam team. Our rangers and staff do their best to provide a safe and enjoyable experience while you’re visiting Illia Dunes and Granite Point.
March is National Nutrition Month and in honor of this, let’s take a peek at a little-known nutritional powerhouse — millet.
Looking for a healthy snack on campus? Many students feel overwhelmed by the number of choices in vending machines, but underwhelmed by the nutritional value.
Why in the world would one spend their valuable time studying abroad during their limited university years? I assure you the reasons are not because it is simple, not because it fixes problems at home and not because it is comfortable.
This is not your university, a fact that became clearer than ever this December. If you don’t know why I would make such a bold statement, I urge you to take a few moments and continue reading.
Time is quickly passing by and shows no sign of slowing down. It feels like the semester just began, yet it is already October, which means midterms are close. That lovely mid-point where our knowledge and progress are assessed with difficult exams seemingly designed to make students miserable. However, these difficult tests don’t have to […]
Many college students get caught up in their newfound independence and they forget to take care of themselves. When first attending college, every aspect of your life changes, so it’s important to set up good healthy habits from the start. As a senior who has just gone through the college experience, I’d like to give […]
All the biking racks are full. There’s nowhere to park and it’s way too expensive to buy a parking permit. What’s a student to do? Automobile parking and transportation to and from school for students is progressively becoming an area of concern for school administrators. Student frustration regarding this matter is also rising, as parking […]
I’m writing in response to John-Daniel Wanvig’s guest voice article on April 5, entitled “An uncommon Christian view on food stamps.”