So here we are again. Something sexist has happened involving Uber. At a board meeting June 13, board member David Bonderman made a tasteless joke about women. Arianna Huffington — the first woman to join Uber’s board — spoke about the recent addition of Wan Lang Martello. Martello, a former CFO of Nestle, will be […]
Let’s talk about racial violence in America — Society has to address racial violence before moving forward together Tess Fox 06.08.2017
My K-12 education did not adequately show me the magnitude of slavery.
Choose your own involvement — With the current student fee system, there’s no way I can get my money’s worth Tess Fox 05.05.2017
I would consider myself mildly involved with the University of Idaho campus. I could probably attend more events and take advantage of more on-campus opportunities, but I also have to prioritize my time — and sometimes I just don’t have time to goof off. This is college after all, and I need to study and […]
It’s been a bumpy transition for the new White House. With all the chaos, it’s been hard to take a second and evaluate the situation. In November, the American people overthrew the government. We overthrow the government every two years — in the voting booth. Americans hire and fire representatives by filling in a small […]
Throughout my time in public school physical education classes, there were always warm-ups. In middle school P.E. we alternated between a few sets of stretches and ways to get blood flowing better through muscles. My eighth grade health class emphasized how muscles worked and how to prevent injury. At a young age, I began to understand it is much easier to prevent an […]
Misplaced blame — Melania Trump deserves to be treated fairly, despite her marriage Tess Fox 02.08.2017
Husbands and wives — despite a lifelong commitment — make bad choices. For years, women were to blame for a husband’s shenanigans. Now, it’s well known women aren’t liable for their spouse’s actions. Every couple is different. Some share the exact same belief system, some disagree more than they agree. That’s why I get confused […]
Alternative idols —Recent events in the federal government have me seeking alternative role models Tess Fox 02.06.2017
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.
Safety should be first at UI — Student safety should be a priority in Idaho and Washington Tess Fox 01.23.2017
In the Pacific Northwest, it’s safe to assume snow will fall a few times between November and February every year. It’s a fact of life. It’s why most residents have all-season tires and keep snow scrapers in their cars. However, it seems that snow and inclement weather always catch large institutions off guard. It’s almost […]
I, like many of my friends and colleagues, have found solace before and after the election in Pro-Hillary Clinton Facebook groups. I was excited to be added to these groups because it provided my friends and me a space for people of similar ideas to gather, chat and share information. No matter what happened, I knew […]
It’s the little things Tess Fox 01.12.2017
Election years are always rough. Especially after such a divine and nasty cycle, all Americans deserve a better year — regardless of who they voted for. It was a tough year, 2016. Even as the clock ran out on the year, two celebrity deaths and foreign policy drama between President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald […]
Learning from Mamta — Everyone can learn a lesson in compassion from the life of Mamta Kandel Tess Fox 01.12.2017
I didn’t know Mamta Kandel well. We worked together at The Argonaut for a few months and exchanged greetings on occasion, but we were by no means anything other than acquaintances. Mamta died in the early hours of Dec. 15 in a car accident, while traveling to Spokane. She and three other passengers entered the […]
All the right reasons — The Idaho Arena project fills the need for a medium-sized venue at UI Tess Fox 11.28.2016
University of Idaho President Chuck Staben, Athletic Director Rob Spear and Special Adviser to the President Michael Perry have worked quietly since summer 2015 on a 50-year-old idea. The idea is to create a student space on campus, a middle ground between the International Ballroom of the Bruce Pitman Center and the Kibbie Dome. The […]
Upbeat, African dance music filled the International Ballroom of the Bruce Pitman Center Saturday for Africa Night. The night of food, drumming and dance is organized annually by the African Students Association (ASA). The theme for Saturday’s event was Litawhid, Africa. “Litawhid” is Arabic for unite.
Both of my grandfathers were veterans, in addition to one of my uncles and a great grandfather. All but my uncle passed away before I knew them — but that doesn’t mean Veterans Day isn’t important to me.
‘What’s the right thing to do?’—Staben makes his first visit to Moscow High School Tess Fox 11.07.2016
University of Idaho President Chuck Staben’s wife, Mary Beth Staben, likes to do needlepoint. She creates belts themed for the university her husband works at. Chuck visited Moscow High School (MHS) for the first time Friday sporting his UI belt, complete with an illustration of the Kibbie Dome and a UI shirt. He spoke to […]
I’m lucky — I haven’t dealt with much loss in my life. My mom’s parents died when I was a baby. My dad’s father died when I was in fifth grade, but I didn’t know him well. We attended the funeral and I cried because this person, who loved so many of my loved ones, […]
An arc of balloons greeted soon-to-be University of Idaho graduates during Gradfest Wednesday in the International Ballroom of the Bruce M. Pitman Center. The almost-alumni picked up information about graduation, browsed class ring options and tried on their caps and gowns for the first time. A photographer took photos of students posing with caps and […]
College is a great time to meet people. Going to college on the Palouse means that students have two colleges of new people to meet. It also makes dating apps like Tinder, Bumble and OKCupid more entertaining because of the sheer amount of people in the area. I use all three of these apps and […]
MPD goes plain-clothed – MPD officers go undercover to cite MIP, MIC infractions at UI Tess Fox 10.14.2016
During Homecoming Week, the Moscow Police Department (MPD) used plainclothed officers to give 11 minor in possession (MIP) infractions on and around the University of Idaho campus. Four paid officers and one or two volunteer officers worked undercover in Moscow, said MPD Corporal Casey Green. Freshman Arya Gibson was walking with two friends near The […]
Kick the door down – Rowdy crowd fills 6th Street, Kibbie Dome parking lot for Serpentine and Bonfire Tess Fox 10.03.2016
The Vandal fight song echoed through Moscow Friday evening as the Homecoming Serpentine wound through the University of Idaho campus.
Her Vandal family—Emily Rasch brought into the Vandal lifestyle during time at UI Tess Fox 10.02.2016
During her first campus visit, senior Emily Rasch chose the University of Idaho because she felt the Vandal spirit.
Morality is not an answer – The Idaho State Board of Education is doing a disservice to UI, Moscow community Tess Fox 09.27.2016
University of Idaho doesn’t tailgate anymore — instead, game attendees dry-gate.
Collaboration for cats – The university mishandled the feral cat population, but change is possible Tess Fox 09.09.2016
I still can’t believe the University of Idaho allowed the trapping and euthanasia of cats. Yes, I am a cat person, which is why my heart aches for all the little kitties who were euthanized unnecessarily. This situation really hits home for me because I recently adopted a cat. Poppy was at the Humane Society […]