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A few weeks ago Student Media quietly launched a classified ad listing website currently called Arbiterlist, found at vader.boisestate.edu/classi/ This new website created exclusively for Boise State students, was developed internally by the Student Media IT department. The resource is free. All a student needs to get started is current BroncoWeb credentials. Brad Arendt, director of Student Media, believes the website will create a sense of community because it exclusively connects students together. The website was envisioned partly due to the drop in demand for printed classified ads in The Arbiter. “We didn’t have a very legitimate classifieds section anymore ...

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With finals just days away, many students will embark on a quest to stay awake and alert by turning to energy drinks. However, the recent increased media attention concerning the potential dangers these drinks pose may influence this decision. Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigated possible risks posed by Red Bull, 5-Hour Energy and Monster, but hasn’t come to the conclusion they pose a danger. However, in a recent agency letter, the FDA has disclosed it is looking to turn to outside experts for analysis of what risks higher concentrations of caffeine pose, especially to certain groups such ...

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In August 2009, Boise State became an entirely smoke-free campus as a way to maintain a healthy and safe learning environment for students, employees and visitors. The university is now one of over 300 U.S. colleges and universities also entirely smoke-free, according to the Health Services website. As also stated on the website, “92.3 % of Boise State students agree that the desire to breathe clean air should take precedent over smoker’s desire to smoke.” Although Jared Ostyn, a junior majoring in computer science, believes the smoke-free policy has a good intention, “Right now I see people smoking on campus ...

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“Health is Contagious,” is the theme of the 16th Annual Boise State University Health Fair taking place Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Jordan Ballroom. The fair is open to students and the community and will include preventative health screenings, educational offerings, giveaways and free food. Some of the health screenings which will be available include: free HIV screening, glucose and blood pressure testing, fitness overview, $20 flu shots and mammograms which will be billed to insurance and must be scheduled by 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12. To schedule a mammogram appointment call 367-8787. There ...

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Boise State officially has 22,678 students enrolled for the 2012 fall semester and it raises the question of how the university’s building and classroom utilization is supporting this growing student population. “The university has experienced a significant growth spurt recently with the opening of eight new major buildings in the last four years, encompassing well over a half of a million square feet of living, classroom, laboratory, office, event and common areas,” said Frank Zang, director of Communications and Marketing, in an email. According to Mike Moon, interim director of Facilities Operations and Maintenance, there are 86 general classrooms on ...

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Monday, Oct. 22, President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney sat down for their third and final debate of this election. The debate saw both candidates more subdued, less confrontational when compared to last week’s town hall face-off and in agreement on most issues of the evening. The subjects on which the candidates clearly differed were military spending and China. The main segments, as designed by moderator Bob Schieffer, dealt with the changing face of the Middle East, America’s role in the world, military spending, threat of a nuclearly armed Iran, America’s backing of Israel, the withdrawal from Afghanistan and ...

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Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan sat down on Thursday for the only vice-presidential debate of the 2012 presidential campaign which focused on both domestic and foreign policy, ranging from Libya, the economy, taxes, Afghanistan, abortion and campaign tone. When asked which candidate performed better, Nancy Orizaba, a senior majoring in political science said both candidates did well, but Biden’s delivery was better. “Ryan, I would say, he had a lower voice in this debate, but he did say some stuff back, especially on the economy, on the budget, based on the income taxes,” Orizaba said. She admits ...

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The Dykman Financial Trading Room on the second floor of the Micron Business and Economics Building isn’t a typical business classroom. Home to three giant and intimidating monitors displaying the Bloomberg database, it is the location of Finance 460, a two-semester, hands-on portfolio management course. What is noteworthy about this class is the fact that for the 2011-2012 year, the students earned a 46.25 percent return on their investment for the D.A. Davidson Student Investment Program, the highest of any of the 20 participating universities. The return Boise State receives goes into funding scholarships for future finance students and each year ...

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Boise State has been named a “Military Friendly School” for the fourth consecutive time by Victory Media, a media outlet providing content to the military community, a fact largely unknown on campus. This achievement signifies the university is in the top 15 percent of schools nationwide for delivering the best experience for military students. According to Victory Media, the list is compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 schools in the United States. “The most positive thing I can say is that it’s so nice, you don’t even have to think about it. You take ...

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Just shy of six weeks from Election Day, President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney are both seeking to illustrate where they stand on the issues, especially those which have the broadest appeal to the electorate. “Generally there are key issues students or younger voters are usually interested in. Education funding is always a big one, key social issues— but in this particular election with traditional issues so important, I would imagine that young voters are just as concerned as older voters with the main issues, which are the economy, employment opportunities when they graduate (and) debt-related issues,” ...

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