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Lance Moore

Lance Moore is a Communication major with an emphasis in Media Studies, as well as a Minor in Political Science. He started at The Arbiter as a writer for the A&E section one year ago. After a year off, he came back this time as the big dog, Arts and Entertainment Editor, with big ideas and a great vision for his section. A jack of all trades, Lance is not only a talented writer/editor, but he is a recipient of the prestigious Coca Cola National Scholarship for Academics and Community Service. Lance spends his free time wooing the ladies with his ballroom dancing skills and also enjoys playing soccer and going to the Rec. Bringing him to a whole another level of awesome, Lance has dual citizenship in the United States and in Argentina, where he lived for a short time as a child. His Argentinian roots sparked his love of soccer and his curiosity towards other cultures. Catch him on air at BSUPulse.com for his international music hour "Culture Grooves" and for his soccer talk show with Michael Steen called, "The Set Piece". Follow him on the Twitter @Lancemoore07

Comedy Central’s stand-up comedian Chris Hardwick is the type of media talent which revels in the way the modern world communicates. The Arbiter took part in a phone interview alongside collegiate journalists from all over the country to discuss his new show, @midnight. As a means of garnishing interest in his new show @midnight, which airs directly after The Colbert Report, Hardwick took all sorts of questions. These questions ranged from the details which underline @midnight, as well as some of his views on current events. One such topic was time management, and how Hardwick manages to keep track of ...

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In accordance with the Art Department Visiting Artist and Scholar Program at Boise State (VASP), globally acclaimed contemporary artist Trevor Paglen with take place in a Free Public Lecture series at Boise State on Feb. 6. VASP is focused on bringing in acclaimed artists in order to provide an opportunity for them to present their work and to interact with community there are presenting for. Paglen’s work is centered around the works of the clandestine activities of the US government- such as the intelligence and national security. Chad Erpelding, associate and graduate program director, spoke about Paglen’s work in depth. ...

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Every two years the Department of Music at Boise State  holds auditions for graduate students to become a part of the selective Graduate String Quartet. These in-person auditions are presided over by not only the music department at Boise State but also by music director, Robert Franz, of the Boise Philharmonic. The quartet will consist of two violins, one cello and one bass. If selected, students will be rewarded with a $16,000 two-year scholarship. Selected students are then commited to the experience. All performers are required to be admitted to the Master of Music degree, with an emphasis in performance ...

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Throughout his time at Boise State, recent graduate Aaron Nelson was just like any other student. He went to class, listened to his favorite songs plugged into headphones while hiding his face under a hoodie as he walked through the Boise campus. But to the general passerby, many didn’t know that Nelson has a mistress, a mistress whom he has had a loving five year relationship with. This mistress is his 2008 Ford Mustang V6 with 17-inch rims which he has adoringly named, ‘Mistress’. “I’m not going to lie i loved driving my car around campus, it made me feel ...

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On the evening of Jan. 27, the MLK Living Legacy Committee will host the labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta. Huerta is most well known for her work with activist Cesar Chavez, whom she co-founded the National Farm Workers Association with. This organization would later go on to become the United Farm Workers (UFW). Fresh from holding a variety of events the week of Jan. 20, the MLK Living Legacy Committee sought to wrap up the MLK celebration week by bringing in an acclaimed activist such as Huerta. Steffany Barrios, sophomore health science and Spanish double-major, spoke on ...

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In spite of evolving popular interests, is classical music a relevant and appreciated genre within the college-aged demographic? The answer to this question dwells beneath two modes of popularity which determine lasting relevance: accessibility and  practicality. Accelerated technological evolution and progressively fluctuating music tastes make up the core of the millennial generation. So where does the classical music genre fit? It is a genre still clinging to relevance despite a generation of post-teenage twenty somethings who have grasped to a life of accessibility. Classical music is as respected as  an infomercial  on at three in the morning, one that is ...

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American Hustle: This dramatic story of a con man and his team pulling off intricate heists is a proper interpretation of criminals who drive diligently toward an eventual end. With daring performances by the likes of Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle” is the perfect combination of both grade A acting and top-notch directing. IMDB Rating: 7.8 out of 10 Student Voice: Michael Wolf, mechanical engineering, sophomore “The whole thing was just fun to watch. Jennifer Lawrence, need I say more.” The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: If you teetered in the no mans land of deciding ...

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On Jan. 20th, the Boise State MLK Living Legacy Committee led its annual MLK March and Rally. As a means of ushering in the pending Spring 2014 semester, the Living Legacy Committee provided an opportunity for students to take part in the march in order to remember civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and what his legacy meant for the United States. All  Boise State students were invited to participate in the march, which began with a poster making session in the Jordan Ballroom on Monday morning. They then set out from campus to march on the Capitol. ...

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As the Boise State community prepares to come back to the hustle and bustle of academic life, students arriving to campus will have the opportunity to take part in the week-long series of events known as Bronco Welcome. The Student Involvement and Leadership Center (SILC) is hosting these events with the goal of letting students know what opportunities are available to them. These events are fueled by a desire to engage, inspire, and educate the student body to take an active role in what it means to be part of the Boise State community. Erin VanDenburgh, programs coordinator at SILC, ...

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On the evening of Jan. 17, students and community members flocked downtown to the El Korah Shrine in order to get a taste of  the Treefort Music Festival which will take place in March. The organizers of Treefort held a free launch party for all to enjoy, where headlining artist ‘Slow Magic’ took the stage. The launch party consisted of something a little new from the folks of Treefort, they showed brief glimpses into  new elemants such as ‘Film Fest’, ‘Storyfort’ and ‘Hackfort’. The buzz of Treefort charged excitement throughout the patrons of the launch party. The electric environment was ...

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American recording artist Justin Timberlake is one of those kind of artists that puts most in a good mood when they hear his music. He is a quality musician, one that stands the test of time, and reinvents himself throughout the course of his career. With the release of The 20/20 Experience: Part one earlier this year, Justin Timberlake went from smooth rhythm and blues entertainer to classic soul sensation. He did so wonderfully. From great tracks on the record such as his hit single “Suit & Tie”, to songs like “Strawberry Bubblegum” and “Spaceship Coupe”, Justin Timberlake showed the ...

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Time stops for no one, and time management may ultimately decide the happiness of a person. This concept goes hand in hand relationships as well. The college lifestyle is an interesting growth period in the span of a student’s developmental process. This time is also defined by the figuring of how to sustain and promote healthy relationships with a significant other. At the very core lies the mastery and efficiency of time management, as well as a built level of respect between two lovers. Between juggling schoolwork, jobs and whatever else takes up precious seconds, it is important at the ...

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Lance’s Picks: 1.)The Great Gatsby: When is Leonardo DiCaprio going to get an Oscar, I mean really? This modernized depiction of the popular F. Scott Fitzgerald American novel grasps all the elements of what made the novel an American cult classic. This tragic spiraling out of control love story breaks the barriers of social status, infatuation vs love, and the double-edged sword of wealth. 2.)Iron Man 3: Who would have thought that the third installment of the Iron Man series would turn out to be arguably the best? Robert Downey Jr is one of the best actors around, but his ...

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On Dec. 9, the Service-Learning Program at Boise State partnered with the Teaching and Learning Center in order to present the projects of service-learning students to campus. Throughout the semester, students from assorted fields of study took their knowledge out into the Treasure Valley and put it towards civil service. The purpose the Service -Learning Program is to enhance student learning and to connect students to community-based organizations. From communication to kinesiology students, classes that partner with service-learning provide an outlet for its students to practically apply their classroom knowledge in the real world. Jeffrey Eggleston, second year graduate exercise ...

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Pure Heroine is the debut album of 17 year-old pop culture rebel Lorde who hails from New Zealand. The Youtube sensation, whose real name is Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O’Connor, shot to stardom when her hit single “Royals” reached 750,000 views quickly after its release. Her lack of conformity to the conventional pop idol persona has been what sets her apart from other young artists such as Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift of whom she has been vocally critical. Lorde authored all the lyrics for the songs in Pure Heroine as well as co-writing the music for each song ...

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Hot Toddy: 1 oz brandy, whiskey, or rum 1 Tbsp honey 1/4 lemon 1 cup hot water 1 tea bag This three-pronged liquor holiday treat is one that will get festivities started in a hurry. While warming your insides from the perpetual shivering coldness that is winter, cuddle up next to loved ones with this golden oldie. Hot Buttered Rum: 4 oz of unsalted butter 1 cup of brown sugar 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves 1/8 teaspoon of salt This simple and effective classic holiday beverage is one of those ...

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On the evening of Dec 3, the Boise State community had the opportunity to witness possible future musicians for the Boise State Department of Music. In the Morrison Recital Hall at the east end of campus, students of Brian Hodges showed their cello and classical base playing skills before a crowd of their beaming parents and friends. Hodges, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of cello and experienced musician here at Boise State. One of the courses he teaches is for students of concurrent enrollment. Concurrent enrollment is a process by which high school students from around the Treasure Valley have ...

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Fresh from their performances at the Morrison Center, the Trey McIntyre Project (TMP) is offering up four intimate performances of their work. Taking place on Dec. 7 and 14, the Boise community will have the opportunity to experience the TMP up close and personal. In a small studio theater on Warm Springs Avenue, which seats roughly about 100 guests, a cozy spectacle of the group’s choreography will be on display. Highlighting their special style of ballet choreography, TMP will set their work to live music. With this type of performance, audiences will see an even rawer side of the dancers ...

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Louis CK – Live at the Beacon Theater: Louis CK is your typical lovable asshole, except for the fact that a lot of what he complains about actually makes some sense. In this New York special, CK covers topics ranging from fatherhood, success and flying first class. For a man who fits the stereotype of a stocky middle-aged American seeking a life in comedy, he has definitely gone beyond his 15 minutes of fame. He has taken the comedy world by storm, providing a gambit of relatable raunchiness that is sure to make you laugh out loud and also gain some valuable wisdom on life. You know, ...

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Imagine a significant other, one that makes the world seem whole. A person that makes everything seem alright in the world because they have given you their special attention. This individual makes trust a very real part of life. As defined in the dictionary; trust is the reliance on the character, ability, strength or truth of someone. Trust is one of the most fragile components to human interaction, as well as one of the most important. Pete Schelsinger, senior communication major, spoke on the importance  and versatility of trust in any relationship. “Trust is extremely important, but with that being ...

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Michael Steen: Assistant Sports Editor The Pistol- Birth of a Legend- The basketball purists will all truly appreciate “The Pistol: The Birth of a Legend”. The incredible story of arguably one of the most talented basketball players of all time, “Pistol” Pete Maravich takes us through the growing up stages of Maravich and his personal quest to become the greatest basketball player ever. “ The Pistol” shows the hard work and incredible dedication that Maravich had from his love of the game of basketball. Maravich was arguably the most fundamentally talented basketball player of all time, and “The Pistol” shows how ...

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The university life is a time where a person goes through broad ranges of self discovery. Whether a traditional or non-traditional student,  individuals experience moments of growth or setbacks which define them. Part of those experiences are in the field of relationships. One very real phenomenon that occurs is some students are married by the time they enter college, or at the very least  get engaged at some point in their college career. Rachel Strong, senior arts and communication major, shed some light on what it’s like to be married in college. “When you’re an unmarried student, you only have ...

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The staple of friendly sports matches for charity has carried over to the Boise State campus. On Nov. 17, the two fraternities, Sigma Chi and Pi Kappa Phi, participated in their first annual football match for charity. On a brisk Sunday afternoon, a medium crowd consisting of mostly members for the Boise State Greek community came out to show their support for the fraternities. The fraternities sold T-shirts the week leading up to the game as well as at the event itself. All proceeds are to be donated to their charities. Lauren Pearce, senior elementary education major, gave a bit ...

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Every argument has two points, a definitive separation of perspectives on a specific theme. On Nov. 15, the Boise State Philosophy Club and Philosophy Department co-sponsored an event to bring Dr. Marc Moffet to campus. He gave a free speech on the topics of, “Philosophy, Hunting and Fair Chase.” Dr. Moffett is a philosopher lecturer  and chair of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Texas, El Paso. The concept of fair chase is basically the pursuit of wild animals that are not hindered in their natural abilities to escape from a hunter. Dr. Moffett’s overarching theme of the ...

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So You Think Can Dance (SYTYCD), one of America’s most popular television shows, is coming to the Taco Bell Arena. The show is a bit like “American Idol,” except for the dancing enthusiasts out there. Dancers have to perform a variety of dances in order to prove their skill and likeablity. At the end of each season, the top 10 go on tour to bring America’s top dancers select cities. Fox Network brought SYTYCD to American audiences ten seasons ago, traveling across the country looking for the best of what the United States has to offer. The show takes place ...

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