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Haley Robinson

Haley Robinson is a senior majoring in Mass Communication with an emphasis in Journalism with a Public Relations certificate.

Bundled up in his tan waterproof pants, a fleece face warmer, a baseball cap, a hoodie and a navy blue coat, Reggie Japhet hardly seems to notice the cold. His breath turns into little white puffs as he mumbles the characters on a permit he’s focusing on. He frowns a little as he struggles to read the parking permit turned upside-down on the dash instead of adhered to the lower left corner of the windshield as the instructions indicate. “What is that number?” he wonders out loud as he deciphers the characters backward through the plastic. He punches some numbers ...

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During these bone-chilling winter mornings when students are trudging their ways to their first classes of the semester, there is a desperate need for motivation. Since college students love nothing more than a shiny new mixtape (besides maybe Urban Outfitters and obscure indie films) here is a playlist of up-beat college rock songs to infuse some pep into the steps of those dreary-eyed individuals. Gold on the Ceiling—The Black Keys Time to Run—Lord Huron Simple Song—The Shins Pray on Me—Kill It Kid North Side Gal—JD McPhearson Old Habits—Hot Bodies in Motion How You Like Me Now?—The Heavy Ho Hey—The Lumineers ...

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Seas of blue and orange-clad fans flooded onto campus as the weather began to get warmer on Saturday afternoon. Grills fired up, frosty drinks cracked open and tents pitched along University Drive as visitors prepared for the first home game of the season. Amidst the waves of Bronco blue and vivid orange, students dressed in white filtered through the throngs of people and made their way to the intramural field for a brand new event: Boise State’s first color fight. The white-shirted students began collecting on the field around 11:30 a.m., playfully picking up handfuls of the blue and orange ...

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Tomorrow, Feb. 9, 2012, Boise Police Department will be hosting a tactical training exercise in Bronco Stadium from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Those near the stadium may hear noises meant to simulate gunfire, however, the police department will only be firing air munitions. This training is designed to prepare officers and emergency responders to protect large crowds at entertainment and sporting venues. SWAT team members will be dressed in tactical clothing, which includes training firearms, and emergency response vehicles will be in the west stadium lot. Signs have been posted around the training site and in the stadium lot ...

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Recently, I was walking to class around 4:30 p.m. along University Avenue. As I came upon the Student Recreation Center, I noticed an individual crossing the street from the Student Union Building. She was crossing at a marked pedestrian crosswalk. As she crossed, a white late-model sedan inched toward the crosswalk in what I perceived to be a rather aggressive and impatient way. Suddenly, I saw a head poke out of the passenger-side window of the vehicle. The passenger shouted in an abrasive tone to the pedestrian something to this effect: “Hurry up! You’re SO slow!” The pedestrian quickly got ...

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Regarding the Buzzkill article about the homophobic antics of Andrew Shirvell, I would ask that readers resist the temptation to think that all Christians are like this small-minded man. Most of the Christians I know are the sweetest, most accepting people you could hope to meet and would condemn the harassment of others based on gender, religion, political affiliation or sexual orientation. Granted, you will have no trouble finding loud-mouthed troublemakers who claim to follow Christ while behaving the opposite of His example. But for every angry bigot that makes the news, there are thousands of Christ followers quietly doing ...

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Breakdown of the tanning tax From CNNMoney.com Effective July 1, 2010 10 percent federal tax increase on indoor tanning Expected to generate $2.7 billion Revenue to help fund the $940 billion health care overhaul Part of the Affordable Care Act Idaho sin taxes From The Tax Foundation 6 percent sales tax 25 cent gas tax (per gallon) 57 cent cigarette tax (per 20 pack) 45 cent table wine tax (per gallon) 14 cent beer tax (per gallon) $10.96 spirit tax (per gallon) Defining Sin Tax: According to The Tax Foundation excise taxes (“sin taxes”) are special taxes on specific goods or ...

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