Review Category : News

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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 Megan McGuffey from Wellness Services is a registered dietitian at Boise State who offers one-on-one counseling to both students and faculty. She also has a booth at the Recreational Center Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The simple steps she advises to students  are: “Make the declaration to not diet,” McGuffey said. “Often times, people’s diet mentality falls short of sustainability, so when someone’s goal is attained they return to their old eating habits and gain the weight right back. The problem with diets is not losing weight but maintaining weight.” Connor Griffith, a junior studying exercise science, doesn’t always ...

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Spring is mating season for animals—and maybe for students as well. From across the quad or reaching out to a classmate, some students use the face-to-face method when attempting to find a significant other. Others will seek a mate through the Internet, using missed connections websites or creating online dating profiles. The latter inspired three students from California Baptist University (CBU) to create a new online dating service connecting college students through their common interests. “Ring By Spring” was created by junior business management majors Matthew Fuller and Christian Montoya at CBU, along with freshman Matthew McMartin. The trio created ...

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Windows smashed as rioters and looters broke into the ground floor of the LA Times office, searching for valuables to steal. This was the beginning of the journey that led Steve Moore and his reporting teams to winning a Pulitzer Prize for covering the Rodney King riots of L.A. in 1992. “I was on the third floor and they broke into the first floor,” Moore said. But one of the editors and news writers were on the ground floor to greet the rioters. “They (the writers) stood their ground and one guy had a fire extinguisher in his hands and ...

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Just a week ago a Boise man lost his life due to a fatal motorcycle accident that occurred off of Overland Road. He suffered from severe blunt force trauma to the head and broke nearly every bone in his face.  He wasn’t wearing a helmet; his helmet was strapped to the back of his motorcycle. According to the Idaho State Police website, Idaho’s helmet law states wearing a helmet while riding a motorcycle is optional for the driver unless the driver is under the age of 18, in which case they must be wearing a helmet at all times. Boise ...

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Being a felon does not necessarily disqualify individuals from living in on-campus housing at Boise State, but the presence of a felony on one’s record certainly makes the process of finding and renting an apartment or a house more difficult. “I was homeless for six months, and when you’re on probation, having a place to live, it’s like part of your agreement,” junior communication major Connie Grainger said. According to Grainger, she has two felonies on her record: injury to a child and intimidating a state witness. “It was for failing to protect my children from a volatile gentleman that ...

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It’s easy to tell when the body is in conflict: the pulse quickens, it gets warm all of the sudden and maybe a deep pressure begins to form in the chest. Anxiety, which is a common symptom of conflict, brings about many different kinds of stress in everyday life. On April 16, the Act Now Project sponsored a workshop teaching students the skills necessary to send and receive difficult information when these types of symptoms ail the body. “After all this experience dealing with conflict, I still try to avoid it,” said Larry Hauder, a certified professional mediator working for ...

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The Broncos women’s tennis team will head into the conference championships with ‘clear eyes and full heart.’ This is an extremely exciting time for the Broncos as they try to send off their seniors in the right fashion while their younger players get to watch and observe the intensity of conference play. “I’m super excited it has been four good years, and we’re super excited to get out there we have had a really strong season this year and all the girls have been working extremely hard,” said senior Sandy Vo. Megan Lalone, of Stanwood, Wash. is one of those ...

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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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*This message has been approved for mass email distribution by Kevin Satterlee, Vice President for Campus Operations/General Counsel, in accordance with Boise State Policy 8100.*   CAMPUS  SAFETY  ALERT Early this evening, April 19, 2014, a female jogger reported to Boise Police that while running on the Greenbelt near campus, 5 male subjects attempted to block her path and box her in. The female continued on her run and thereafter contacted the campus substation.  There was no reported physical contact. The subjects were described as college-aged males who were approximately 5’9″ to 5’10″ tall.  One male was described as wearing a ...

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@IsabelLCorona College students are at an elevated risk for developing eating disorders and Boise State students are not exempt. The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) reported 25 percent of college-aged females used binging and purging to manage their weight. Karla West, Ph.D. and director of counseling services, said peer pressure is a major reason why young people are so vulnerable to developing eating disorders. “They are still learning and developing that whole identity process—psychological development of identity—so that influence can be much stronger during those years,” West said. College students who live on campus may be ...

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Boise State partners with roughly 150 local nonprofit and government agencies to provide students with real work experience through the service-learning program. But not every class is a service-learning class, not every major requires service-learning and not every nonprofit and government agency is a part of Boise State service- learning. There are processes in which these come about and committees who are involved in making the decisions. Service-learning is a program Boise State offers for classes to work on real world experiences and still gain knowledge and learn course material. Faith Beyer Hansen, assistant director for faculty and community engagement for ...

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Breaking Expectations is staff writer Danielle Allsop’s firsthand experience living with mental illness.   As a twenty-four year old college senior, and the daughter of parents who raised me to be self-sufficient since I was fifteen, I am too proud to ask for help, but having a mental illness is expensive, even with insurance. During a discussion with a group of friends about health insurance, they erupted when I told them how much I pay for my doctor’s visits, therapy sessions, and prescription medications, with insurance. I often ask myself, why have insurance if it’s not going to cover anything? ...

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A donation of clothing this spring can mean more than just clearing out some extra closet space; it can give someone the opportunity to live a normal life. Boise State’s Net Impact Chapter and The Arc are teaming up to host a clothing drive at Boise State to take place  April 21 through May 5. The Arc currently provides jobs and services to more than 600 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in southern Idaho alone. “The goal is to make people as independent as their capabilities allow them to be,” said Brian Greber, board president of The Arc. Clothes ...

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Experiential Learning is the concept that students can learn the subject matter for a course best by doing an activity or creating an artifact rather than just reading about it and sitting through lectures.  With this method, students take the concepts that they have learned and then use that information to present a finished product showing that they understand the topics.  That’s all well and good, but how can this help you do better on a test?  Apply the idea of Experiential Learning to your course in order to better understand everything that you have assimilated this semester.  When you ...

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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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4/11/2014 Hello everybody, welcome back to Common Culture! Today I want to talk about Shia LaBeouf. Most of the Shia-related buzz died away around February, but I still can’t get Shia LaBeouf off my mind. When I wake up, I think of Shia LaBeouf. Before I go to sleep, I think of Shia LaBeouf. As I dream, I think of Shia LaBeouf. Okay, not really. But the truth is this guy is so interesting to me. So this blog will be a sort of rudimentary overview, psychoanalysis, and praise-fest of Shia LaBeouf. Get ready. Firstly, Shia was a Disney Channel ...

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Two former Boise State students have accused university athletic officials of ignoring sexual assault and harassment incidents involving a student athlete. According to the two women, athletic officials were aware of the accused athletes previous record of sexual assault and harassment and failed to stop the behavior, further emboldening the inappropriate actions of what the suit calls a “men’s star track and field athlete”. The women are being represented by nationally renowned lawyer Gloria Allred. Attorney Gloria Allred, seated left, and Dr. Caroline Heldman, along with six sexual assault victims (unrelated to the Boise State suit), at a news conference ...

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Courtesy: Zach Sparrow The Add the Words movement refers to the adding of the words “gender identity” and “sexual orientation” to the Idaho Human Rights Act. Presently, the IHRA only protects against discrimination toward religion, age, disability, sex and race. Since 2006, Idaho’s top government officials have told the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community that soon there would be a change. Eight years later, people have grown tired of waiting. The Add the Words movement has gained traction this year due to the heavy media exposure of the voluntary arrest of protestors. Filmmaker Cammie Pavesic witnessed the rallies and ...

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Named one of the top cities for bicyclists, it’s no surprise many Boise State students chose bicycles as their main mode of transportation, not only around campus, but around town. Boise State’s campus is difficult for many students to conquer every day on foot. Incoming freshmen and transfer students learn quickly they’ll need something besides their feet to get them around the campus’ 180 acres. However, owning a bicycle can be a hassle, as they are often targets for theft.  According to Boise State campus security website, “Bike theft is a common crime on the BSU campus.  One of the ...

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After interviewing 22 international, immigrant, refugee and domestic students attending Boise State, students in the Intermountain Social Research Lab (IMSRL) have compiled individual student narratives which paints a broader picture of the direction the university is taking. In some cases, it’s not a pretty one. “All of them were spectacular in one way or another,” said Jamie Thomas, IMSRL student. “One in particular was a gentleman who immigrated here from Mexico at a young age … he’s American in every sense of the word, as far as living in the United States for the better part of his life and ...

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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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Brian Ohlen  spends his days getting his hands dirty as a coordinator at the Cycle Learning Center. Most weekdays, Ohlen can be found changing flat tires, adjusting faulty brakes and helping students understand how to take properly care for their bicycles. “We do offer maintenance classes. Once a semester we offer four classes that teach you how to do that kind of stuff,” Ohlen said. According to Ohlen, basic bicycle maintenance skills are easily taught to those who prefer to get around town on two wheels. “If you are comfortable using tools and are competent about how things work, it ...

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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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