Staff Report

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……

Naps aren’t just for children The art of the 10-minute nap
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……

UI plans raises for TAs UI teaching assistants enrolled in graduate programs will no longer have to pay tuition
02.21.2018

Teaching assistants received a blessing Feb. 5 in the form of an email detailing the new system in which University of Idaho TAs will be paid. The email, sent out by UI associate professor Erin James, detailed the increase in TA funding. Starting in in the fall of 2018, all UI TAs will receive a……

O.T.C. — 02.22.2018
02.21.2018

If you could live forever, would you?   No way If you could live forever then there really isn’t a point to live at all. — Grayson Nope Eventually I would like to call it quits. Even though the thought of death is terrifying, forever is just way too long. — Savannah No thanks Sorry……

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.……

No rest for Jazz Fest Jazz musicians prepare for Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival
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……

Safe sex — the sexiest kind Campus departments offered information and resources for safer sex
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……

Blending the past and present Colson Whitehead speaks to UI during Black History Month
02.14.2018

Students, community members, faculty and staff filled into the International Ballroom of the Bruce Pitman Center Monday night to hear Pulitzer Prize winner and acclaimed author Colson Whitehead. Whitehead was selected as the University of Idaho’s keynote speaker for Black History Month. Yolanda Bisbee, executive director of Tribal Relations, said the event had been over……

Coffee and community Brandy Sullivan looks to make an impact in Moscow through City Council
02.14.2018

One World Cafe at Sixth and Main Street, the cafe with doors hanging from the ceiling and art covering almost every inch of the brick walls. The cafe on the corner started as a simple conversation fueled by the desire to bring a welcoming, kid-friendly coffee shop to Moscow. Deborah “Brandy” Sullivan was one of……

Prioritize parking Parking is one of UI’s largest problems
02.14.2018

Ask any student at the University of Idaho what they think needs to be fixed most on campus and you would probably hear a reoccurring answer — parking. With an increase in the number of people on campus comes the dire need for an increase in available parking spaces. Over the years, UI’s enrollment has……

The best of the best A weekly album review segment
02.14.2018

   2016 brought hip-hop an experimental blessing in disguise. Danny Brown’s “Atrocity Exhibition” was a chaotic representation of a man attempting to break the antiquated chains of the genre. In 2018, a spiritual successor to this album emerged from rapper and producer Barrington Hendricks, whose stage name is JPEGMAFIA. By carefully taking a cookie-cutter approach……

Bridging a cultural gap Office of Multicultural Affairs presented annual Shades of Black show
02.14.2018

Performers from different backgrounds showcased their talents at the 15th annual Shades of Black show Saturday in the International Ballroom of the Bruce Pitman Center. The goal of the event was to bring together a diverse group of poets, dancers, singers and Greek life members from the University of Idaho, Washington State University and Eastern……

Dancing ’til Dawn — ASUI hosts Dance Marathon fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network
02.13.2018

University of Idaho students and Moscow community members danced the night away during the second annual Dance Marathon put on by ASUI. ASUI’s second installment of the event benefitted the Children’s Miracle Network,  raising money for Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children’s Hospital in Spokane, Washington. The event began Friday night and lasted until……

It’s who you know — UI Career Fair prepares students for success
02.07.2018

The spring Career Fair, presented by University of Idaho Career Services, offered a unique opportunity for students Wednesday to network and meet potential employers in the Kibbie Dome. This year’s spring fair was the largest yet, with a total of 135 employers actively seeking UI students to serve as interns or full-time employees. Prior to……

O.T.C. — 02.08.18
02.07.2018

What did you want to be when you were younger and what do you want to be now? First dinosaur in space When I was a kid, I wanted to be the first dinosaur in space. Then, I wanted to be a journalist. Now, I just want to be loved. — Nishant The new Ozzy I……

Afraid of being different — Directors and playwrights present behind-the-scenes processes of theater
02.05.2018

The University of Idaho Theatre Department’s presentation of “Lesbians, Toasters and Drag Queens, Oh My!” Friday in the Integrated Research and Innovation Center (IRIC) gave insight to the meaning and importance of theater. Directors Linsday Mammone and Shea King, along with playwright Robert Macke, explained their theater processes, ideas and opinions. Between the second and……

Expanding students’ horizons — Alternative service breaks help students promote social justice
01.31.2018

University of Idaho students interested in social justice and leadership experience should look no further than the Alternative Service Break (ASB) program. The ASB trips during summer, spring and winter involve servicing a wide range of social problems such as environmental issues, urban poverty, domestic violence and struggling refugees.  “You’re learning just as much as……