Review Category : Arts & Entertainment

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure was started in 1998 and has since become a staple in Boise’s community involvement. Participants from all over the state gather to raise awareness for the cause. Donations raised from the event are used to fund grants across Idaho, which provide assistance to breast cancer patients and increase early detection. The 16th annual Boise Race for the Cure will take place on May 10. Boise State alumna Molly Peterson has participated in the race four times. “I think that it’s good for the community to come together and help support people who ...

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The documentary “Medora” takes place in Medora, Ind. and focuses on the once great high school basketball team, the Medora Hornets, and their struggle to compete with consolidated schools nearby that have greater resources and more students. “(This film is) a revealing look into a group of young men who refuse to give up,” said Ron Pisaneschi, the general manager of Idaho Public Television. The film follows the community for a year and a half, putting struggles with poverty, forgiveness and dropping out into a new light. “(“Medora”) is not just a basketball film; it’s about life,” said Marcia Franklin, ...

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Filmed over the last three years, “Damnation” documents both sides of dam conservation and removal pushes in the United States and heavily focuses on the North West, specifically dams in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. It was shown at the Flicks on Sunday as part of Treefort’s Film Festival. “The conversation has changed,” David Montgomery argued in the film. The era of dam building was heaviest from World War I to World War II when most of the nation’s energy came from hydropower. “Now in 2014 solar power is cheaper,” said Reed Burkholder as he pointed to the ceiling lights and ...

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Seoul Shocker is Danielle Davidson’s firsthand experience with living abroad in Seoul, South  Korea.  Last week a ferry capsized off the coast of South Korea. Many of the passengers were high school students on a class trip from Seoul to Jeju Island off the southern coast. Ferries going to and from Jeju are a main means of transportation to the island and the upturned ship wasn’t known to have problems in the past. But, the bad weather conditions and the possibility the ship hit something after traveling out of the channel are said to be contributors. Reports of the captain ...

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Shades of Black is a multicultural event that has been paving mental highways to cultural acceptance and spreading new pride and awe in a confetti affect. The show will be opening for the fourth time in Boise this Saturday after a stellar performance at Eastern Washington University. This year Shades of Black will be showcasing 14 acts from all over the Boise State community. “(There are) different acts ranging from dancing, spoken word, and everything in between aimed at Boise States Students with even some freshmen being part of it,” said senior Ben Duran, a volunteer  with Delta Sigma Phi ...

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“Part of the time I wanted to yell back at all of them,” junior Sarah Drake said. “It’s odd being yelled at by people who know nothing about you and are just making assumptions based on unfounded stereotypes.” Students like Drake were subject to vulgar insults and obscenities at last week’s Tunnel of Oppression. The Tunnel of Oppression event was put on by the Multicultural Student Services Center and is part of their Act Now Project which, in addition to the Tunnel of Oppression, had an art exhibit, a community organization fair, and many other events to bring awareness to ...

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Dressing up the northeast Brady Parking garage stairway, 14 panels are labelled throughout the levels with the caption Garage Art, and include a plea for artist submissions. Opening this Friday, April 25, the Garage Art Exhibit will showcase work by 13 different Boise State artists for photography, story stories and painting. The idea for the garage art stemmed from Nicole Nimmons, executive director of Transportation and Parking Services, and was enhanced by Peter Kutchins, Sign Shop, and Karissa Sutton, event parking. “I’m really excited to get the art students out of those PAAW buildings and those dingy hallways because very ...

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Many backpacks, book bags and purses are filled with staple school necessities, namely notebooks, pens, binders, and textbooks. Nestled within some of these collections of lined paper and pencil lead are devices that house more than text messages and word documents, but rather offer up a home for exchangeable caricatures and avatars, cartoon home redecorators, and monster collectors. These Nintendo 3DS systems flash green when information is exchanged between two separate devices wirelessly, signaling the trade of characters, home designs, in-game items, or currency used to play other minigames. This function, referred to as Streetpass, occurs when both 3DS systems ...

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The Arbiter Minute for April 24, 2014

Stay up to date on campus news at arbiteronline.com. Catch Arbiter Minute broadcasts in the Student Union Building throughout the semester and online. New videos are released every Monday and Thursday throughout the semester. Featuring Ty Hawkins Directed by Farzan Faramarzi Edited by Holly Hovis © Boise State Student Media 2014 ...

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This year’s Spring Fling artists have been announced. There will be a lineup of several artists, featuring headliners Cash Cash. Local Boise band Jupiter Holiday will be performing their psychadelic jam-rock, followed by Oregon hip-hop artist MOsley WOtta. This year, local Boise dance crew The Armada ID will be performing. The Armada ID have been a part of Shades of Black, The Boise Music Festival, and have performed at a Tyga concert. Seattle band Eclectic Approach will also perform their unique blend of rock/funk/hip-hop. This year’s headliner for Spring Fling is Cash Cash. Hailing from New Jersey, Jean Paul Makhlouf, Alex Makhlouf ...

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Founded in the last several months, the Community Adaptation Education Club focuses on providing volunteer services, primarily for college-aged individuals with learning disabilities in the Boise area through different lectures and teaching methods. “We took adapted physical education, which is actually a profession, which is to be a physical educator for people with disabilities,” said founder James Reneau. “So we just took that term and put it out in the context of all education. So instead of adapted P.E. it’s adapted education.” Although the club is still fairly new, they’re off to a strong start with five to 10 individual ...

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Burrowed within the bowels of the Morrison Center, body casts dangle feet from the ground consuming the dim lighting, each outlining a different actor from the play “Y: A Devised Project.” The play combines a series of scenes, some connected, some independent, but all uniting the characters through a series of problems that are felt by Generation Y. Scattered throughout were several different stories telling techniques including Roman mythology, a scene with a projection of a woman dancing and a handful of interpretative dances. “When we were doing our initial brainstorming a lot of the stuff we were coming up ...

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Eighth street was closed this Saturday and will continue to be closed every Saturday morning until December.  Instead of parked cars and lanes of traffic, the street will be home to several tables, booths and displays of produce, baked goods, crafts, music and magic performances, and business-led activities. Anyone interested is free to peruse the wares and creations of those participating in the Capital City Public Market each Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. until Dec. 20. For the most part, the market is filled with small, local businesses promoting their own home grown, crafted or compiled merchandise.  But, ...

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The Arbiter Minute for April 21, 2014

Stay up to date on campus news at arbiteronline.com. Catch Arbiter Minute broadcasts in the Student Union Building throughout the semester and online. New videos are released every Monday and Thursday throughout the semester. Featuring Ty Hawkins Directed by Farzan Faramarzi Edited by Farzan Faramarzi © Boise State Student Media 2014 ...

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Hot Spot: Legalizing Marijuana

Hot Spot, Episode 3. In this episode we talk about legalizing marijuana. We discuss the benefits of legalizing marijuana versus the potential concerns. Moderator: Ty Hawkins Produced and directed by: Farzan Faramarzi ...

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A block down from our bustling campus resides a small student-run garden that has, in some sense, grown out of the ground (pun intended). Founded in 2011 by John Ziker and the Sustainability Club, the Boise State Community Garden has grown into a haven of beautiful agriculture and student opportunity. “Currently we have carrots, cilantro, lettuce and spinach that survived the winter, but we started a bunch of stuff last time… artichokes, peas, beans, radishes,” said Erin Murray, a graduate student who manages the garden. “In the summer time we plant zucchini, cucumber and tomato. We also have raspberries and ...

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Facebook, as many of its consistent users know, is filled with more than personal Timelines.  Companies use Facebook pages to promote their products, reach out to consumers, and forge a stronger connection with their buyer base.  But these brands aren’t the only ones to have taken advantage of the public Page system on the social media hub.  Individual, everyday users can form their own page to share information with people with similar interests or just share a bunch of cat pictures and Vines. Sophomore Secondary Education major Riley Tidmarsh utilizes most of his time online to run his Facebook page, ...

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With the end of the semester approaching, stress about finals is starting to skyrocket, brains feel like they are frying and everyone is about to throw in the towel. The beach towel that is, because summer is almost here. Considering all of the stress of finals heading this way, many can’t help but cope by bingeing on sugary sweets. Here are a few delicious recipes to help endure the end of the semester hustle and bustle. Caramel Snicker Doodle Cookies This one is super easy. All that is needed is a Betty Crocker package of snicker doodle mix. Make the ...

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The Arbiter Minute for April 17, 2014

Stay up to date on campus news at arbiteronline.com. Catch Arbiter Minute broadcasts in the Student Union Building throughout the semester and online. New videos are released every Monday and Thursday throughout the semester. Featuring Ty Hawkins Directed by Farzan Faramarzi Edited by Holly Hovis © Boise State Student Media 2014 ...

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Adorned in the flags of foreign homes, the Jordan Ballroom welcomed those of all origins this Saturday for International Student Service’s 35th International Food, Song and Dance Festival. Focusing on the theme “Citizen of the World,” the festival pulled together students of different cultural clubs and backgrounds to embellish the international community within Boise State. There were performances put on by several different students including a magic show by sophomore Junny Foo, an Aztec Dance put on by Danza Azteca Tonatiuh, a Nepalese folk dance by the Nepalese Student Association, and a Skit by The Saudi Club entitled “Don’t Judge.” ...

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Oil pulling is a traditional folk remedy originally from India where oil is swished around in the mouth. This new fad is taking everyone by storm and creating the new “must try” trend. Oil pulling is said to improve oral and systemic health. The main benefit of oil pulling is the removal of toxins from the mouth, which results in whiter teeth.  It also helps fight gingivitis, prevent cavities, improve your breath and help to strengthen teeth and gums. This natural remedy is also said to help clear skin, headaches, reduce sinus congestion and reduce symptoms of a nasty hangover. ...

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  Seoul Shocker is Danielle Davidson’s firsthand experience with living abroad in Seoul, South Korea.  It’s been nearly eight months since I first stepped off the plane from San Francisco and put my feet in the land of South Korea. I have about two months left, and the closer my departure date gets the more conflicted I become. I love Seoul and all the people here, but I love Idaho. So even though I’m leaving at the end of June a part of me will stay here, and I guess I’ll have to visit. But for now, since I’m still ...

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The Arbiter Minute for April 14, 2014

Stay up to date on campus news at arbiteronline.com. Catch Arbiter Minute broadcasts in the Student Union Building throughout the semester and online. New videos are released every Monday and Thursday throughout the semester. Featuring Ty Hawkins Directed by Farzan Faramarzi Edited by Holly Hovis © Boise State Student Media 2014 ...

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As the fashion conscious of Boise State have noticed, many of the styles and themes from the 70s are starting to find their way back into our culture today. A notable trend that’s skated its way onto campus recently is the banana board, a skateboard similar in size to a pencil board that is known for its small deck with almost cartoonish rounded out edges and style. The banana board is extremely maneuverable and as hinted at by the decade of its origin is generally decorated with a bright monochromatic color. “I like it, I think it’s great,” says TJ ...

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The translation of plot and text from the mind to paper is a rigorous process in and of itself.  Even further, the same text’s following bouts of revision can take indeterminate collections of hours, dedication and thought.  In the end, many writers hope to reach the point at which their crafted text can be published and distributed. However, only a select few are able to relish in such an accomplishment. Former Boise State mathematics major and current English major at the College of Western Idaho, Dayna Daniel is one of those writers.  Having completed her novel after returning home for ...

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