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Pinching pennies ASUI agrees to send one delegate to Boise leadership conference
02.24.2018

ASUI Senate discussed one bill Wednesday night regarding sending a delegate to Boise for a leadership conference. Sen. Nicole Skinner made an amendment to the bill, changing the amount of money ASUI would contribute from $1,000 to $250 because of the change in the budget she announced last week. The amendment also reduced the number……

The DACA discussion UI College of Law hosts a discussion about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
02.21.2018

The University of Idaho College of Law hosted a discussion on the current and future state of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Thursday.  Luis Cortes Romero, a UI alumnus, was one of the lead attorneys in Garcia v. United States of America, which challenged President Donald Trump’s revocation of DACA. Kate Evans, an associate……

Showing off the sheep UI Sheep Center begins lambing season with more than 100 new lambs
02.21.2018

Several years ago, when Aly Bean first stumbled upon the University of Idaho Sheep Center, she knew the trail alongside the 126-acre farm would be a great place for a daily run. Now, the UI graduate student still returns to the farm often, not just to run, but to watch the sheep graze with her……

Involving everyone Kathryn Bonzo aims to involve all community members in city council
02.21.2018

Coming up on her fourth year as a Moscow City Council member, Kathryn Bonzo keeps a Margarete Mead quote on her wall because she has never doubted a citizen’s capability to impact the community. “I have a family, a full-time job teaching fourth graders and other commitments, but I hope to show people that you……

Opinion
Narrowing the scope
02.23.2018

Feb. 14, a day widely synonymous with love, was instead filled with sorrow as 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle on his former classmates at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. He killed 17 people and injured another 14, according to The New York Times.

Naps aren’t just for children
02.21.2018

When I was a child, I loved taking naps. It was always such a refreshing part of the day, and I would awake full of excitement because the day wasn’t over. Many of us were required to take naps as children, but as soon as we received a choice in the matter we chose to……

Updated and outraged: Dislike
02.21.2018

Unless you have been living under a rock with no service, you have probably heard about Snapchat’s new update. It wouldn’t be surprising if you heard the backlash before even updating the app. Snapchat overhauled their interface this month, and the people’s revolt started almost immediately. A Change.org petition to remove the update has nearly……

Updated and outraged
02.21.2018

A recent update to Snapchat has driven users to take up Instagram for their image-based chat needs. This redesign was highly disliked by a vocal majority of its userbase. Many people report deleting the app altogether. The criticisms range from a hard to navigate interface, to an outright money grab with the new push for……

Arts & Culture
The app that continues to thrive
02.21.2018

Rain began to pour on the University of Idaho campus, but students standing near Theophilus Tower didn’t seem to mind. Everyone stared at their phones tapping away, looking around to see who would be participating in the raid battle at the Pokemon gym. Students who were late to the gathering came running, grasping their phones……

No rest for Jazz Fest
02.21.2018

The opportunity for immersion in both the jazz community and the comforting sounds that play alongside the genre’s nuances will return starting Thursday. Jazz musicians and performers have been coming to the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival for over 50 years, joining icons like Dizzy Gillespie and Ella Fitzgerald, who appeared in the past. “There’s a……

Ya like jazz?
02.21.2018

Barry B. Benson is someone we could all learn a thing or two from. That name ring a bell? It should. Remember the small bee who longed for a bigger, better life outside of stirring honey? The one who aspired to break free from the hive and halt the production of honey? I do. The……

Safe sex — the sexiest kind
02.18.2018

Peer educators and other campus resources spread awareness of safer sex through a series of events during “Safe is Sexy Week.” The University of Idaho Women’s Center, LGBTQA Office, Violence Prevention Program, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Generation Action and Vandal Health Education all collaborated to inform students about resources available to them. The topics included……

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Professional politics We should support politically active students with professionalism
02.21.2018

Student lobbyists from the University of Idaho made national headlines after an altercation with Idaho Sen. Dan Foreman Monday at the Idaho State Capitol. The students, part of the Planned Parenthood Generation Action group at UI, traveled to Boise intending to meet with North Idaho lawmakers to discuss the 12 Months of Birth Control legislation.……