A week to pay it forward — Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week at UI 02.07.2017

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 […]

Zzzzs get degrees 04.28.2015

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.

Otter’s veto is nonsensical 04.23.2015

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.

Respect the dunes 08.28.2014

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.

Millet: a great grain alternative 03.31.2014

March is National Nutrition Month and in honor of this, let’s take a peek at a little-known nutritional powerhouse — millet. 

Snacking smart 02.03.2014

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. 

This is not your university 01.28.2014

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.

Cool, calm, collected 10.07.2013

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 […]

Guest Voice: Passing on some health tips 07.23.2013

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 […]

How do you get around? — Student survey seeks to improve transportation on campus 04.18.2013

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 […]

New view on food stamps 04.11.2013

I’m writing in response to John-Daniel Wanvig’s guest voice article on April 5, entitled “An uncommon Christian view on food stamps.” 

An uncommon Christian view on food stamps 04.04.2013

In response to Andrew Jenson’s opinion article “Taking the rough road” in the April 2 publication of The Argonaut: According to how I was raised, I was once of the same opinion as you. As I was told, conservative was good, liberal was bad. My opinion, therefore, was that federal spending should be cut, cut […]

Cutting back on caffeine 02.04.2013

For years medical professionals have gone back and forth about caffeine and its effects on people. We have heard it is terrible for you and then find out about newly discovered benefits the following month. As a coffee consumer myself, sometimes I get confused whether I’m making an unhealthy or healthy decision every morning when […]