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Over 9,000 people jammed out to Christian music at the Taco Bell Arena on Nov. 15 for Winter Jam. The headlined performer was GRAMMY® winning, multi-platinum recording artist TobyMac. The tour also featured nine other Christian bands with a diversity of music from hip-hop to screamo. Capital Kings opened in the middle of the arena on a small stage with a DJ set up and had the whole crowd fist pumping to their song “I Feel So Alive.” Next on stage was Dara Maclean. She sang three songs including hit “Thank You for Finding Me.” Following Maclean was American Idol ...

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The Haunted World, a 30-acre haunted maze, echoes with terrified screams, the buzzing of chainsaws and is lit up by strobe lights as people walk through. This maze is filled with dark pathways and monsters hiding within the corn, waiting to pop out and give customers a fright. Many times it’s hard to tell whether the villain is real or made of plastic, but when you walk by and they begin to chase you through the maze, you quickly realize most of them are real. As many as 200 costumed actors do their best to scare the pants off of ...

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Over 1,000 cowboys and cowgirls drank beer and listened to country music in Boise Saturday, Oct. 6. The Taco Bell Arena was flooded with 1,900 concert goers on Saturday for performances by country artists Brantley Gilbert, Brian Davis, Greg Bates and Uncle Kracker. Brian Davis was the first to come on stage. He had no band, but instead sang alone with his guitar. After Davis, Greg Bates opened with “Go Time.” He and his four person band then performed “Fill in the Blank” and “I’m on it.” Bates gave a shout out to the men and women fighting for our ...

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“My heart is bound to beat right out my untrimmed chest,” and that probably is what the enthused crowd of 3,600 was thinking when Train walked on stage Friday, Sept. 21 and opened with their hit “50 Ways to Say Goodbye.” Those who were lucky enough to attend the sold out Train concert at The Taco Bell Arena were entertained by not only Train, but also by opening acts Andy Grammer and Matt Kearney. Grammer had the crowd singing along to his entire song “Keep your Head Up” and had them swaying during his new hit “Miss me.” “Most people ...

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Boise Art Museum hosted their 58th annual Art in the Park benefit last weekend. This event featured 250 artists, 70 of the artists are local. In addition to art vendors, the event also included 38 food vendors and live entertainment including the Rebecca Scott Blues Band and the Boise Philarmonic. The event offered many different types of art from pottery, handmade jewelry, hand-weaved baskets and hand-painted pictures to wood crafts and other types of abstract art. There was also popular fair food such as Pronto Pups, elephant ears, scones, churros and old-fashioned lemonade. In previous year, Art in the Park ...

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This is a commentary on “Hoetips,” a viral internet meme. Read a new commentary about a Hoetip every Wednesday. Things get way more complicated when a lie enters the situation. Once you lie about something you have to continue to lie to keep up with your first lie. Before you know it you’ll have a notebook full of lies just so you can keep track of them. The best policy is honesty; even when it hurts to tell the truth. Not to say there is never a situation that calls for a lie because we all know that isn’t true. ...

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This is a commentary on “Hoetips,” a viral internet meme. Read a new commentary about a Hoetip every Wednesday. This Hoetip is absolutely true.  If you have feelings for someone you need to be honest about those feelings as soon as possible. Things can get messy if you keep them to yourself. If you do you run the risk of the guy falling for someone else before he even knows you are an option. And it’s never fun losing a guy you like to another girl. And after he has another girlfriend telling him how you feel just isn’t an ...

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This is a commentary on “Hoetips,” a viral internet meme. Read a new commentary about a Hoetip every Wednesday. Part of this Hoetip is true; the part about not showing your jealousy in public. Jealousy is ugly and usually causes you to embarrass yourself, which is never fun. If you are jealous about something wait ’til you are alone with your closest girlfriend to bitch about it; don’t do it in public because most of the time people are going to think you are crazy. All though showing jealousy in public is not OK, showing your boobs in public is, ...

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This is a commentary on “Hoetips,” a viral internet meme. Read a new commentary about a Hoetip every Wednesday. This tip is true on all counts. What is the point of hitting on a guy that has a girlfriend. It doesn’t matter how cute, sweet or romantic he may seem, he’s taken! I’m pretty sure you wouldn’t want some girl hitting on your boyfriend so why would you do that to someone else. Have the same respect for others as you would want them to have for you. Besides, if for some reason this guy does fall for you and ...

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This is a commentary on “Hoetips,” a viral internet meme. Read a new commentary about a Hoetip every Wednesday. This isn’t necessarily true. I have said plenty of things under the influence that I know for a fact I didn’t mean. Some people are angry drunks and they might get worked up and say to their best friend, “You’re a fat bitch and no one actually likes you.” The mean drunk probably never thought that their friend was any of those things but alcohol impairs judgment which causes people to say things they never meant. Some people are overly friendly ...

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Meridian Police have evacuated around 30 trailers in the Rose Circle Trailer Park in Meridian after they received credible information of an explosive device inside one of the trailers. Police are diverting traffic at Main Street and Franklin Street. They also ask that people avoid the area. They may also evacuate nearby homes and businesses. Police are taking precautions to keep residents safe. Information will be updated when there is more information available. Bradley Baker a Boise State students drove past all the commotion right at five p.m. “I was on Meridian Street just north of Franklin Street getting ready ...

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This is a commentary on “Hoetips,” a viral internet meme. Read a new commentary about a Hoetip every Wednesday. This tip is true as long as the ladies don’t get confidence and cockiness/just plain old full of yourselves mixed up. When girls get these two mixed up, things can go all wrong. Girls who are overly cocky and “wear it like makeup” are hard to get along with and hard for guys often feel too intimidated to approach them. Everyone makes mistakes and no one is perfect and that is something cocky people don’t seem to understand. There are also ...

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Delta Sigma Phi has been at Boise State for almost a year and in that time, the fraternity has built on their core values of culture, harmony and friendship. Most importantly they have built a brotherhood. Hing Potter, a junior political science major at Boise State, joined this fraternity in April 2011 and is excited about his new group of friends. “What’s awesome about being part of a fraternity is you have a brother for life,” Potter said. “Fraternities are way different from what movies portray them to be. It’s not about partying, drinking and hooking up. It’s about bonding ...

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The original American Idol herself is coming to Boise State’s campus. Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger” tour will be at The Taco Bell Arena Saturday, March 24, 2012. Tickets are available now at Select-a-Seat for $25-$55. The floor will be general admission. The opening act will be Matt Nathanson. This is currently Clarkson’s fifth tour; her fame began in 2002 when she won the first season of American Idol and was later the runner-up in the television special World Idol in 2003. The release of Clarkson’s first single, “A Moment Like This,” in 2002, broke The Beatles’ record in the history of ...

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Around noon today a male student lost consciousness after getting out of the pool at the Rec Center and speaking to a lifeguard; shortly after, an ambulance was called. “He was feeling sick when he got out of the pool, told the lifeguard he was feeling sick and they called the EMTs,” a Rec Center employee said. A police volunteer initially stated that the student had passed out in the pool. Witnesses later reported that he passed out after he got out of the pool and spoke to the lifeguard. Latest reports say the EMTs were checking his vitals near the ...

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