University of Idaho students planning to stick around Moscow this summer can look no further than F Street to find a place to work, play and maybe even go birding. Moscow Parks and Rec, specifically the Hamilton Indoor Recreation Center (HIRC), is offering jobs for college-aged adults through the coming months, as well as ample […]
When Mary Beth Staben describes her three children’s different personalities, she doesn’t list traits. Instead, she comes up with a hypothetical scenario where they all play a role. Cal Staben, her middle child, is the political candidate. Mac Staben, the oldest, is the strategist behind the campaign. Rae Staben, the youngest and the only girl, […]
Vote in the ASUI election — but wait, what’s ASUI again?
I shared a bathroom with three other women until I was 20 years old. My living spaces — the bathroom, kitchen, cars and at times my bedroom — were never my own. At home, I had parents and sisters. At school, classmates. After school, teammates. I can confidently say I didn’t spend more than a handful […]
Imagine a family of porcupines on a cold winter evening. They would like to huddle together to keep warm, but their spines keep pricking one another. The philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer used this image to describe friendship. Loneliness can be cold and unbearable, but the alternative is being pricked and jabbed by others’ flaws and idiosyncrasies. […]
What should be restricted from children has always been a debate among parents, but it has also become a debate within school communities. This ongoing debate over restriction led to a discussion about what children should and should not be allowed to read. In public schools, books are being banned for controversial content. It is […]
I have never been the kind of person to become wrapped up in reality television shows. I didn’t gawk at Snooki’s actions on “Jersey Shore” or wait for the weekly episode of “Teen Mom,” and I honestly never thought I’d be rooting for an artificial love story on “The Bachelor,” but here I am. Every […]
Cautious Consumption Week is Feb. 27 to March 3. This week-long event gives students an opportunity to reflect on their current drinking habits and consider safer drinking strategies. Research shows that the more often a person drinks, the more likely they are to suffer from alcohol-related harm. That being said, we realize that some students […]
Millennials. I can hear the faintly exasperated tone it takes for many people to utter the term. But, why? “Millennials are whiny.” “Millennials are entitled.” “Millennials are just so angry.” It is hard to escape these stereotypical phrases. Again, why? The truth? I am not really sure, but one thing is certain. Many people do […]
I love pasta. For most of my birthdays growing up, I insisted on pasta for dinner and watching “Mulan.” It never occurred to me that the weird side effects I had from eating grains and dairy — bloating, gas, constipation, eczema rashes, migraines — weren’t normal. During my freshman year of college, I told my […]
People don’t like to have their views challenged. Often when someone’s view is challenged, they take it as a personal attack. Professors at Northwestern University found that when people’s confidence in their beliefs is shaken, they become stronger advocates for those beliefs. Although it is natural to assume a persistent and enthusiastic advocate of a […]
It’s Valentine’s Day — a time for love, appreciation and maybe even a little alone time with that special someone. At the University of Idaho, there are plenty of resources for students who want to learn more about sexual health, or for those who just need some free condoms. The Women’s Center, the Vandal Health Education office […]
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 […]
I want, so much, to respect Kellyanne Conway and Sean Spicer. No one’s perfect, so I gave them the benefit of the doubt when they were given jobs in President Donald Trump’s White House staff. It’s not like they aren’t qualified. Conway has a law degree from George Washington and began her career in polling. […]
University of Idaho student Alanna Engle sat in the second row of the International Ballroom of the Bruce Pitman Center Thursday night, ready to hear the words of visiting speaker Voddie Baucham. She said she came with no expectation as to how she’d feel toward Baucham’s message.
The third annual University of Idaho MLK Art and Essay Contest is accepting submissions of art and writing from undergraduate, graduate and professional students enrolled this semester. The university’s Ubuntu Committee, a group of faculty dedicated to serving the needs of under-represented students, facilitates the contest.
By now, most of the Argonaut’s readerships has heard — the University of Idaho’s student-run newspaper has officially made the transition to a once-a-week publication. Will this mean less coverage of UI news and events? No. Will this mean fewer training opportunities for student journalists working at Student Media? No. Will this mean Student Media […]
On Skinny the Kid’s Facebook page, the band’s “about” section doesn’t give great detail about the band’s formation, its history of releases or complex style. It reads simply: “Rock n’ roll from four fun boys.” For band members Nick VanNuland, Ethan Stevenson, Seth Stevenson and Casey Klep, just four boys having fun has become a […]
Make post-college plans — but also don’t
The Tasmanian devil tattoo on George’s right bicep never faded, even as his memory of home did. Hints of black, red and yellow still graced his leathery skin, making up the same motif seen on Ridgewood’s basketball jerseys — When was that? — 40-some-years-ago. They were the same colors in the shambles of Ridgewood’s basketball […]
Daryl Brehm hadn’t planned to study and improve Afghanistan’s agriculture.
Lack of promotion makes homecoming low-key, and that is OK
University of Idaho president Chuck Staben recently reiterated his goal to increase enrollment 50 percent by 2025, and with this goal comes a hefty emphasis on recruitment events. Among these are the various UIdaho Bound events, ever-present campus tours and this weekend’s Envision Idaho. It’s only September, so the odds that visiting high school students […]
There is nothing strange about college students binge-watching their favorite television series on streaming services like Netflix.