| 03.20.2018

Hailey Stewart

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.

UI athletics department mishandled sexual assault complaint in 2013

The University of Idaho athletic department mishandled a sexual assault complaint involving a football player and a swim and dive athlete in April 2013. Athletics violated Title IX guidelines and UI policy. Mairin Jameson, the swim and dive athlete,  reported instances of harassment by wide receiver Jahrie Level to the UI athletic department staff and……

Wakanda forever ‘Black Panther’ brings timeless narrative to Marvel

I’m not the biggest superhero fan. I never really picked a side in the Marvel Universe vs. DC Comics debate. And honestly, until now, “The Dark Knight” and the first of the “Spider-Man” installments were my favorite superhero films, purely because they remind me of childhood. You might ask then, “Why is this apathetic superhero movie……

Editor picks — Best picture 2018 nominations

Meredith Spelbring — “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” This film was unique and exceptional on numerous levels. All of the characters had a unique depth and complexity that made them intriguing to follow. The movie did not follow traditional story plots in certain instances, which only makes it stand out as a winner even more.……

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, On Friday, Oct. 6, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued new rules impacting access to birth control coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The administration released two rules: one offering an exemption based on religious beliefs, and a second offering an exemption based on moral beliefs. While these……

Guest Voice — Fresh Check Day

Fresh Check Day is just about here. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  March 7 Vandal Health Education will be bringing this celebratory fair-like event to our campus. There will be plenty of fun activities for everyone this Fresh Check Day including therapy dogs, free food, music, and prizes. Upon turning in your completed stamp passport……

Care about class It is important to attend classes, even when the attendance policy is lenient

  When I returned home from my first winter break my brother asked, “What is the best thing about being in college?” After rolling around a few answers in my head, and checking to make sure my parents were looking away, I said, “I don’t have to go to class.” He was shocked — it was……

Narrowing the scope Mental illness may be a component of increased shootings in the U.S., but it isn’t the correct justification

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.

Guest Voice — Eating Disorder Awareness Week

  Do you know someone who might have an eating disorder and you aren’t sure how to help?  If you do, or would like to learn more about eating disorders, Eating Disorder Awareness Week is February 26 through March 4.  Vandal Health Education (VHE) is working with the Counseling and Testing Center and the Women’s Center……

Guest Voice — Talking safe sex

As an intern for Vandal Health Education, I am aware that a lot of sexual health information was being given out to students over Valentine’s Day, which is also recognized as National Condom Day. Sex is a controversial topic within health education, and many students come to college without receiving a formal education regarding contraception……

An unplanned altercation UI student lobbyists run into altercation with Sen. Dan Foreman at Idaho State Capitol

Updated: Wednesday 9 a.m. By Hailey Stewart and Brandon Hill When Ashley Ayala, Emily Carter and other group members of the Planned Parenthood Generation Action group organized their visit to the Idaho State Capitol, they planned on attending a full day of meetings. Instead, they made national headlines. Carter, the president of Planned Parenthood Generation……

Sen. Foreman altercation with UI student lobbyists

Idaho  Sen. Dan Foreman, R-Moscow,  shouted at a University of Idaho student group affiliated with Planned Parenthood Monday in Boise. The students were lobbying for birth control and sex education, according to the Idaho Statesman. The student group, Planned Parenthood Generation Action at University of Idaho, was participating in a lobbying event and had originally……

Fostering family abroad It’s important to find a support system in your peers while learning in a foreign country

When I made the decision to study abroad, I did so with the expectation of being alone. I figured I would be an independent traveler of sorts, captaining my own travels without influence from others.

Greek moratorium nears end — Greek life chapter presidents unanimously vote on outcomes of the self-imposed moratorium

At a Wednesday meeting, the presidents of the Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council and the Multicultural Greek Council unanimously voted on outcomes of the self-imposed moratorium which began Dec. 12. After Feb. 27, if a Greek chapter has completed the outcomes it can reinstate social events containing alcohol. The Greek life leaders decided on four outcomes.……