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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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Boise State administrators and Ayers Saint Gross (ASG) representatives are planning for university growth. Future buildings, old buildings, green space, road ways, bike paths, future land acquisition and space purposes were a few of the topics addressed. Carolyn Krall, senior associate of ASG, broke down the physicality of future expansions into three areas (precients) of development: expansion, Greenbelt and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and Athletics. On April 10, ASG hosted three campus master plan update meetings for faculty, staff, students and the community, faculty, and staff about the physical plans for Boise State’s expansion and how they align ...

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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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With most coaching changes, many fans expect the transition to be quick, seamless and yield immediate results. Boise State fell far short of its Spring Game attendance goal of 20,000, as only 13,822 filled the stands. Unfortunately, Saturday’s Spring Game offered a dose of reality to many Boise State fans expecting to see the full of extent of Bryan Harsin’s return to the glory days of Bronco football. The annual Blue and Orange Spring Game saw both the offense and defense struggle during the game, with the first stringers pulling out a 21-7 win over the second team. While the ...

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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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Tuesday night marked the beginning of a new reign on campus, the reign of a new Associated Students of Boise State (ASBSU) student government. Bryan Vlok, president of ASBSU, is excited to begin work with his fellow representatives. “I’m very excited. Even now this group has already started planning for what they want to do,” Vlok said. “They are driven students and they just have great ideas and are ready to take on the year and I’m excited to work with them.” Lisa Harris, vice president for Student Affairs, is confident these students will make an impact on campus. “The work ...

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For the first time in school history, Boise State has an official sand volleyball team. “I think it’s really exciting and we are all pretty excited about it,” junior outside hitter Sarah Horton said. This brand new sports program was added this past year and its maiden season is officially underway. “It was fun,” freshman middle backer  Laney Hayes said. “It was a surprise to come out and see teams with previous experience and that weekend was a big learning experience for us.” The Broncos had their first games this past weekend with a California road trip that saw Boise ...

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One of the first things on Boise State head football coach Bryan Harsin’s mind appears to be showing appreciation.  The opportunity to return to Boise State, his hometown school and alma mater, has not been an opportunity Harsin has taken lightly. Harsin opened up April 5 scrimmage up to members of the Boise State faculty and students and spoke before the scrimmage of his appreciation of support the university and students have provided for his student-athletes. The scrimmage would not be the only thing Harsin opened up to the university — two and a half hours before the scrimmage began, ...

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It’s that time of the year again: class pickin’ time. With so many options, many students worry about things like choosing the wrong class and picking the hardest or  meanest teacher. Luckily, there are some ways to ensure success when registering for next semester. The first step to lessening the stress that goes along with class selection is to make an appointment with an advisor. While it may seem obvious, many students neglect this helpful tool. The advising office is full of well-trained people who can help students choose the courses that are right for them, and that will help ...

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New Boise State football coach Bryan Harsin and the Bronco football team hosted the Boise State Day on the Blue on Saturday April 5 at Bronco Stadium. The event was exclusive to students who were invited to tour the Gene Bleymaier football complex, try their hand at real football training exercises and get their photo taken with Coach Harsin on the Blue. Approximately 350 students were in attendance for the event and the game. All photos by Devin Ferrell ...

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Bloop! Bloop! Bloop! On cue, every person in a five foot radius immediately checks their phone. They don’t want to be the one missing Sally Jean liking their Instagram photo. Or maybe it was Billy Joe commenting on their hilarious tweet from earlier. FOMO, or the “fear of missing out,” is a plague that has stricken overly obsessed social media users. “I have it to the extent that I’ll put stuff off I need to do in order to hang out with people, so they don’t do something without me. I’ll admit, when I’m alone I probably check social media ...

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Naomi Aguirre – Marketing “Yeah, I think so. I don’t have reason to think otherwise I guess, so that’s why I wouldn’t say no.” Estaban Galn- Political Science “You get what you put into it. You can skate by in classes and not read your texts fully and just google all assignments through and you’ll probably walk out with a decent B and pass and feel like you paid for nothing. But if you engage yourself in your education and you actually spend the time doing the readings and then the supplemental material, which professors do give, and then come ...

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In a survey done last year by Transportation and Parking, it was found nearly 20 percent of commuters to Boise State choose a bicycle as their form of transportation. In order to promote cycling safety and accommodate for the rise in cyclists on the roads, Ada County Highway District has proposed some changes to the streets of downtown. Included in this plan is taking an auto lane out of Capitol Boulevard., Idaho Street, and Main Street to put in a buffered bicycle lane. “It’s kind of an obvious linkage that really needed to be made,” said Craig Quintana, chief information ...

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It rained, and poured, Tuesday for the Boise State men’s tennis team. “It was the perfect storm and we were on the wrong end of it,” head coach Greg Patton said. Patton and the no. 22 ranked Boise State men’s tennis team went into Palo Alto, Calif. with the goal of capping off their West Coast with three wins, but instead left soaked and sorrowful. According to Patton, there was only a two or three hour window in which the match could be played because of weather, so the Broncos were forced to breeze through their warmups and were unable ...

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Jilted lovers wishing to take revenge should wait to serve that cold dish, as Idaho legislation has approved and passed a new bill that will make extorting an ex-partner a felony. Recently passed bill H0563 will now protect individuals from post break-up extortion by extending the laws of video voyeurism. The bill changed the terms of voyeurism to include not only sexual gratification but also any other damaging aspects such as extortion or humiliation. Video voyeurism is also known as ‘revenge porn.’ “Revenge porn is the street name for the behavior people undertook,” said Rep. Luke Malek. “The bill revolves ...

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There will be no need for Boise State to begin a search to replace its second major head coach this year after the university reached an agreement with head coach Leon Rice to remain at the school for the next five seasons. Sunday afternoon Rice made the decision to remove his name from the coaching search at his alma mater Washington State and stay with Boise State. Rice recently interviewed with the Cougars earlier this week to replace Ken Bone who was fired following a 10-21 record this past season. Washington State director of athletics Bill Moos was willing to ...

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Walls of sound vibrating and reverberating through the floorboards; collections of neon blues, reds, and greens; an intense collection of varying levels of head-banging. This was downtown Boise during its third annual installment of Treefort.  And, despite my own lack of foreknowledge, the five-day festival turned out to be rather enthralling and, ever so slightly, insightful. The closest thing to a concert that I’ve ever attended would be either the Clay Aiken Christmas musical performance or concert combination and a Piano Guys performance a few months ago.  Needless to say, Treefort was a little different from most of my musical ...

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Treefort Music Festival 2014 day three photo gallery featuring artists RJD2, Rubblebucket, Grand Falconer, Ishi, Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt!, The Budos Band, Kidfort, Skatefort, and Band Dialogue II. All photos by Devin Ferrell. RJD2 Rubblebucket Grand Falconer Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt! Ishi The Entrance Band The Budos Band Skatefort Band Dialogue II Kidfort   ...

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Day two of Treefort introduced the first full day of festivities. Aside from the bevy of musicians the four day event also hosts writing workshops (Storyfort), film screenings (Filmfort), yoga classes (Yogafort), and technology forums (Hackfort). Of course musical acts were in no short supply with groups like Run the Jewels, Built to Spill, Odesza, Hallowed Oak, Ancient Psychic Tandem War Elephant and Teens taking the stage. All photos by Devin Ferrell. Run The Jewels Teens Built to Spill   Hallowed Oak Ancient Psychic Tandem War Elephant   Storyfort Hackfort           ...

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By Devin Ferrell Day one of the third annual Treefort Music Festival began on Thursday March 20 in Boise, ID. Bands included Solomon’s Hollow, Yvette, Search Lights, Special Explosions, Duck. Little Brother, Duck! and many more. For more Treefort photos go to arbiter.photoshelter.com Solomon’s Hollow James Plane Wreck Search Lights               Special Explosions   Red Hands Black Feet           Duck. Little Brother, Duck!                   Saintseneca                   ...

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Jenna (name changed for safety and legal reasons) is a current Boise State student and recently turned twenty-one and legal drinking is now a common activity. Some students, like Jenna, have participated in what’s known as “Drunkorexia.” “I’ve done it before,” Jenna said. “I’m trying to avoid a hangover is my thought process, but it doesn’t help.” Dr. Vincent Serio, director of Medical Services for University Health Services, said though he has seen the non-medical term before, he hasn’t heard it on Boise State’s campus. “It doesn’t surprise me,” Serio said. “I’ve seen this in a couple places before. According ...

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For the past two years, Treefort has manifested itself as a central hub for emerging music, specifically of the independent variety, sporting underground bands and singers of all kinds of variety and fame.  This year, the festival has upped its game, making a home for on-the-rise films and directors, showing films and shorts that fall into the realms of documentary and drama. Starting yesterday, March 19, and lasting until Sunday, March 23, these films will be shown within their own time slots at The Flicks and The Shredder.  Placed during mainly afternoon and evening time slots, these shows are open ...

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Since the list of artists on the Treefort website is staggering, and there’s no way one person will be able to see all of them, here is a short list of the ones that are hopefully near the top of yours! Built to Spill, from right here in Boise, will be playing at 10 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday at El Korah Shine. All the musicians in the band have been playing for over two decades, and their different experiences have shaped their music into a unique, almost settling, sound. According to their website, the band doesn’t believe their music ...

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A taste of the NCAA Championships, albeit a first round loss in singles, has only left Andy Bettles hungry for more. Individual success and a shot at redemption in singles is not what drives Bettles through his final year as a member of the men’s tennis team; Bettles is instead motivated by the chance of making program history in the team competition. The irony of the matter is that Bettles is the driving force for a team currently ranked No. 19 in the nation. In matches against Virginia Commonwealth and Clemson this spring, the Broncos found themselves down several matches before ...

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