| 03.20.2018
A world of difference Mohamed Hassan traveled all the way from Egypt to attend the University of Idaho

Mohamed Hassan is like any other first-year at the University of Idaho. An electrical engineering student at UI, Hasson enjoys video games, soccer, but sometimes finds it challenging to live on his own in Moscow. Originally from Cairo, Egypt, Hassan said he is not the only one in his family attending college in the Gem……

Running to replace David Nelson files to run against Sen. Dan Foreman this fall

Moscow and the University of Idaho are in an uncommon situation — represented by both Democrats and Republicans in the Idaho State Legislature. David Nelson, a UI graduate and former Latah County Democrat chair, plans to run against Republican Sen. Dan Foreman this fall. Nelson said he’s wanted to run for office all his life,……

Sigma Alpha Epsilon shut down

UPDATED: Wednesday, 11 a.m. The University of Idaho Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) Fraternity was shut down Tuesday by its national organization, according to a UI news release.

New voices cropping up Lt. Gov. Brad Little and Tommy Ahlquist discuss their plans for agriculture in Idaho

The University of Idaho Food and Agriculture Business club (FAB) held a forum with gubernatorial candidates Lt. Gov. Brad Little and Tommy Ahlquist in the auditorium of the UI Administration Building Saturday. With scattered UI students and Moscow community members in attendance, Ahlquist and Little answered questions from FAB and the audience. Dain Johnson, a……

Ireland vs. Idaho agriculture

  This spring semester I have had the extraordinary opportunity to study abroad in Dublin, Ireland. There are several differences; including the lack of decent coffee (I’m thinking of you Einsteins), the large amount of tea consumed here and of course driving on the left side of the road.

Ice, ice baby

Walking to early classes all week can be a drag, but it turns into an issue when going outside in the morning creates fear. Idaho weather is always dicey. Palouse weather, however, is even more unpredictable. It looks like the snow might be gone for now, but let’s reflect on just how death-defying these last……

Misguided sex education

When I was ten years old, I logged onto danny.com. I was curious what sort of website shared my first name. Several naked women danced across my computer monitor and asked if I was eighteen years old. I panicked, turned off the computer and ran to my mother, having joined the 66 percent of American……

OTC 03.08.18

If you could bring any performer to Finals Fest, who would you choose? Meet me at the university There is only one person I would truly want performing at this university and that person is Harry Styles. It would be the Finals Fest of the century. — Savannah One Direction Harry is great, but the……

Arts & Culture
Not a flop after all

The Emoji Movie recently won the Razzies for Worst Picture of 2018. That’s unjustified. Fifty Shades Freed lost to this? Whoever nominated this film for worst picture doesn’t realize the important life lessons it gives the younger audience, and how culturally relevant it is to 2018. This movie was released in theaters last July, and……

Championing female filmmakers

From video games to violence, youth boxing to overcoming depression, LUNAFEST’s 2018 short film lineup showcased a diverse range of topics “for, by, about women.” The national film festival came to the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre March 6, and was presented by the University of Idaho Women’s Center. “LUNAFEST is the only nationally touring film……

Recognizing past struggles

The conflicts, identity crises and deaths from the Trail of Tears still weigh on many hearts today, including that of DeLanna Studi, a Cherokee citizen. Studi performed excerpts from her first play, “And So We Walked,” at the Prichard Art Gallery Friday to explain the importance of her ancestry. The theme for National Women’s History……

The best of the best

Aphex Twin “Syro” Year Released: 2014 Like: Boards of Canada, Squarepusher, Mu-Ziq Highlighted Songs: produk 29 [101], 180db_ [130], syro u473t8+e [141.98][piezoluminescence mix], aisatsana [102] With a techno/electronic career spanning almost 30 years, distinguishing what has made Richard D. James, the sole creator under the Aphex alias, outlast the genres he perpetuated may prove difficult. Signature……

Our View
Representing women Celebrate National Women’s History Month with conversation

Before women had the whole month of March, they had March 8: International Women’s Day. The day began in 1911 and aimed to celebrate the economic, political and social accomplishments of women, according to History.com. Several years later, the idea spread throughout the country, eventually reaching President Jimmy Carter in 1980, when he declared the……

Speak up, speak out The latest mass shooting in Florida shows the young, student voice should be the leading voice in the gun control debate

Our current editorial staff has been producing editorials for just half a year now. This editorial will become our third piece on gun violence and our fifth piece on safety when gun violence is present. Something is wrong, and students of all ages are taking notice. In September, we wrote on a school shooting at……

Professional politics We should support politically active students with professionalism

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.……