| 03.21.2018

Andrew Deskins

Helping students prioritize health

  Between class schedules and extracurricular commitments, staying healthy in college can be difficult, but for students who make time to prioritize their health there is another challenge — resource overload.

Health of Obamacare

Editor’s note: This is the first installment in a series of columns exploring the topic of the Affordable Care Act.  The Affordable Care Act was a controversial topic even before its passage in 2010, but this controversy has become even more focused as the website rollout was subpar and the president won Politifact’s “lie of……

Domination at Dar Walters Classic

Idaho coach Jeff Beaman said earlier this season that he expected the men’s tennis team to go through a rebuilding year after several nationally ranked tennis players graduated in the spring. 

Fall tennis on home stretch

In approximately two weeks, the Vandal men’s tennis team will travel to Las Vegas to play in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Regional Championships, a tournament with one main draw of 128 athletes, comparable in size to a professional Grand Slam tournament. Idaho travels to Boise State for the Dar Walters Tennis Classic, which takes place……

Taking food from their mouths

Last week, the House GOP narrowly passed a bill that would cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — or food stamps — by $40 billion over the next ten years. Proving the one thing uniting the GOP is their desire to make it harder for the poor to eat than it is to buy a……

Transfer students add to tennis talent

In order to avoid a year spent rebuilding the team after graduating three nationally ranked players, Vandal men’s tennis coach Jeff Beaman recruited three transfer players with previous playing experience to keep them competitive in league-play. 

Aspiring to play profesionally

Before coming to the University of Idaho, senior Vicky Lozano was playing tennis professionally in her hometown of Guadalajara, Mexico, but when her twin sister Ale decided to go to college, Vicky chose to join and delay her professional tennis career until after graduation. Lozano is a double major in psychology and nutrition and she……

Mix-tape — Power through the first week

So long summer freedom and hello classes, homework and another semester of college life. If you need a little help getting out of bed and getting back into the swing of the semester, well, I have just the thing — epic power-metal.

Students governing students

Every full time student at the University of Idaho is a member of the Associated Students of the University of Idaho, because of the student fees they pay that comprise the organization’s budget.

Slow death of the press, facts

The government persecution of whistleblowers and  journalists took a bizarre turn this week when journalist Glenn Greenwald’s partner was accosted at Heathrow Airport by British authorities for nine hours proving once again that airports are a bad place to be for individuals who challenge the global surveillance machine. David Miranda, Greenwald’s partner, was returning to……

Grad programs gain interest

The College of Graduate Studies saw an overall increase of 2 percent in fall graduate applications, and overall graduate programs admitted 4 percent more students. Now only time will tell, if that increase will translate into higher enrollment for the college.