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Nikki Hanson

Winter break is a much needed vacation for all students, especially after finishing a grueling week of finals. Ideally it is a time of relaxation where many of us can take the time to enjoy our favorite television show, sleep in until late afternoon and eat delicious home cooking. While I enjoy relaxing, good cooking and sleeping in as much as the next person, with vacation comes ample time to get out and do something adventurous without the pressure of completing homework, the need to study for tests or make it to work on time. Therefore, it was the perfect ...

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Soft powder ideal for making solid tracks, good times with  friends and steaming hot chocolate define a day at Bogus Basin. That ideal scene is coming up, hopefully sooner than later. Bogus Basin has used multiple formats (especially social media) to alert the public when opening day will arrive as well as discounts and deals for students and the general public alike. “In the past we have advertised in the student newspaper letting students know of our discounted price for students,” President and General Manger Alan Moore said. For the 2012-13 ski and snowboard season, Moore expects a normal season, ...

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Day One: The first day of the Jack Taylor Classic was a series of wins by the women’s tennis team.  The women went a combined 18-2 in singles and 7-3 in doubles matches.   The Broncos advanced nine Broncos to the singles quarterfinals in their respective flights.   Senior Marlena Pietzuch, Junior Sandy Vo, Junior Morgan Basil, Freshman Teal Vosburgh, Sophomore Sammie Watson, Freshman Megan LaLone, Maunela Pietzuch, Freshman Bobbi Oshiro, and Senior Fiona Mok were all undefeated heading into the second day of competition.   In the singles “Blue Flight” five all five Broncos went undefeated on Friday and ...

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Boise State football transitioned from a game centered around the defense against BYU, to a game focused on offense against New Mexico on Saturday. Redshirt junior Joe Southwick appeared comfortable and confident during the first half with the offense.  Southwick passed for 311 yards, competing three touchdowns to beat The Lobos 32-29. Boise State led by 25 points at halftime, shutting down the New Mexico offense, after captializing on three Lobos’ fumbles into 18 points. The defense played a big role, forcing four fumbles and recovering three of them. The Broncos’ first fumble came in the opening kickoff of the ...

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The city of Boise is a proponent of public lands, specifically its Foothills. The Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center, Ridge to Rivers and Open Space Conservation are three programs that help to enhance Boise’s mission to be the most livable city in the country. The Foothills expand thousands of acres, all of which is public land, and include more than 100 miles of trails. The Foothills serve as a home to wildlife, plants, geology and historic features in the Boise area. The Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center is a facility that fosters growth for all students and visitors through education ...

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The first home game of the season has always proved to be exciting, with fans lining the streets, welcoming tailgaters, and 34,178 fans filling the stadium, the second highest attendance in Bronco stadium history.   However, what proved to be a slow start against Miami Ohio to begin the start of the first half, soon had the feel of a traditional Bronco football home game, a large gap with Boise State leading the field.   It was uneventful first half, with the Broncos leading the Redhawks 15-9.   Redshirt Junior Joe Southwick began the game with a slow start. The ...

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The start of the fall semester marks a new series of trips with the Outdoor Program: a program that give students the opportunity to fully experience Idaho’s great outdoors. “Normally, what goes into that is what trips have gone on in the past,” said Nicole Gallaher, coordinator for the Outdoor Program. “We’ll try to do a new one every once in a while to see if that’s going to go, if people are going to like it.” An added benefit for the Outdoor Program is that awesome backpacking trips can be planned within a relatively close location. The Outdoor Program ...

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