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“Spaces of otherness,” what exactly does this mean? How do you describe a space of otherness? This is exactly what Boise State Instructional and Performance Technology professor Don Winiecki was trying to answer and portray in his opening recption last Thursday night with his display of “Heterotropias, Institutional Structures and Subjectivities.” Entering the Jordan Ballroom in the Student Union Building was a different experience than when attending most opening reception for an art display. There was no music or loud chatter in the reception. Every attendee was focused on observing the pieces of artwork, displayed not only on the walls ...

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Boise State has definitely been trying to get involved and spread the word about the devastating impact of sexual abuse. The Women’s Center is providing a documentary, showing this Thursday, April 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Interactive Learning Center room 118. This documentary, “The Invisible War,” shares the horrific happenings of rape within the U.S. armed forces. Following the documentary showing there will be a 30-minute discussion about sexual assault awareness, prevention and support for victims in the military co-sponsored by the criminal justice department. Although the documentary focuses ...

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Metal is on display in the Student Union Building. The Arts and Metal Club presented their exhibition ‘Catalyst’ on April 4. The reception took place in the Student Union Fine Arts Gallery. The gallery was filled with pieces of fine art created from various mediums. Copper, silver, resin, embroidery, glass, silk, pearls and even tampons were selected by the artists to create their works of art and express their thoughts and emotions.  Along with the art, the gallery was filled with many artists, students and even non-student attendees who came to view the works of art provided by the Arts ...

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As the lights dimmed, and the orchestra filled the room with an opening drumroll, the crowd hushed with anticipation. “This is great,” whispered a bystander in the crowd. March 14 was the opening night for Boise State’s musical production “Thoroughly Modern Mille.” The 1960’s musical was set in the 1920’s and was about a young gal, Millie Dillmount, who left her southern ways to move to the Big Apple and start a new “modern” lifestyle, in which she encounters a new love, a new job and faces the danger of sex trafficking. The vibrant cartoon backdrop of an old 1920s ...

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Last Friday, a commotion bursted from an upstairs ballroom in the Student Union Building. Entering the room, there were smiling faces all around, laughing and chatting with one another. The live, acoustic guitar melody playing in the background from the musician casually sitting in the corner set a soothing and inviting mood. And the huge spread of snacks and appetizers filled the room with a pleasantly delicious aroma. But what was most appealing about the busy room was the articulate art filling it. Feb. 28 marked the opening reception for the art exhibition, “Opening Doors: A Glimpse into the Artist Minds.” This exhibition ...

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The day filled with extra affection can tend to get a tad too hot and heavy, leaving embarrassing marks, otherwise known as hickeys.  But don’t fret; there are solutions to get rid of these marks other than that terrible turtleneck or scarf.  Option 1:  Apply ice:  As soon as you realize you have a hickey, wrap ice in a paper towel and apply it to the area. This will reduce the swelling and constrict the capillaries under the skin so the color doesn’t get even more severe.   Option 2:  Massage it out: Massaging the hickey will help break up ...

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The streets of Boise on Thursday night were filled with people bustling about from one downtown shop to the next. Doors of shops were held wide open and welcoming signs were placed outside on walkways. The sun was just beginning to set and the mood seemed just right for a night on the town filled with art, food, fun and of course, love. The first Thursday of each month, from 5 to 9 p.m., downtown Boise offers unique art showings, live musical performances, clothing promotions and dining deals. This first Thursday galleries seemed to be sending the message of love ...

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