Bettles, Sereke approach final day on the courts

For men’s tennis seniors Andy Bettles and Nathan Sereke, the time has come to say goodbye to the blue courts of the Appleton Tennis Center. The Broncos (23-4, 4-0 MW) will play their final matches of the regular season against conference opponent Air Force, and San Francisco on Saturday. This will be Boise State’s last opportunity to raise its national stock before embarking for the Mountain West Championships in Fresno, Calif. on April 24. Air Force will be the first opponent of the day at 11 a.m., followed by San Francisco at 6 p.m. Both seniors hail from overseas, with ...

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Professionals discuss psychology behind eating disorders

@IsabelLCorona College students are at an elevated risk for developing eating disorders and Boise State students are not exempt. The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) reported 25 percent of college-aged females used binging and purging to manage their weight. Karla West, Ph.D. and director of counseling services, said peer pressure is a major reason why young people are so vulnerable to developing eating disorders. “They are still learning and developing that whole identity process—psychological development of identity—so that influence can be much stronger during those years,” West said. College students who live on campus may be ...

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Community garden flourishes

A block down from our bustling campus resides a small student-run garden that has, in some sense, grown out of the ground (pun intended). Founded in 2011 by John Ziker and the Sustainability Club, the Boise State Community Garden has grown into a haven of beautiful agriculture and student opportunity. “Currently we have carrots, cilantro, lettuce and spinach that survived the winter, but we started a bunch of stuff last time… artichokes, peas, beans, radishes,” said Erin Murray, a graduate student who manages the garden. “In the summer time we plant zucchini, cucumber and tomato. We also have raspberries and ...

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Broncos continue optimism for Bryan Clay invitational

Hayli Bozarth and Matt Post, both throwers on the track and field team, look to lead the Broncos in their next event at the Bryan Clay Invitational in Azusa, Calif. Both seniors, Bozarth and Post are coming off impressive performances in their last competition, sustaining optimism heading into their next meet. “I’m really excited because this last week was a huge shock to me because practice wasn’t going so well,” said Post. Having had a better week of preparation leading up to the meet down in California, Post feels the level of competition that is going to be there will ...

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Service-learning gives back to students and the community

Boise State partners with roughly 150 local nonprofit and government agencies to provide students with real work experience through the service-learning program. But not every class is a service-learning class, not every major requires service-learning and not every nonprofit and government agency is a part of Boise State service- learning. There are processes in which these come about and committees who are involved in making the decisions. Service-learning is a program Boise State offers for classes to work on real world experiences and still gain knowledge and learn course material. Faith Beyer Hansen, assistant director for faculty and community engagement for ...

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