Review Category : News

Starbucks in the Albertsons Library has undergone remodeling this summer. Students returning to campus may be shocked to see that the entrance to Starbucks has moved. The door is no longer inside the library but in the library’s atrium. “The thought was to help traffic flow and give Starbucks more flexibility in terms of operating hours and other potential uses for that space, [allowing for] opportunities to use that vestibule area for other [events],” said Mary Aagard, head of Access Services for Albertsons Library. The library and Dining Services hope that the relocation will benefit students wanting to go to ...

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One of Boise State’s many internship projects includes maintaining and harvesting the beehives outside the third floor of the SUB to make products such as honey, beeswax and hand cream. On Sunday, Aug. 17, these interns will host demonstrations of  working the hives and will co-host guest speaker Kim Flottum, who will speak about a variety of topics concerning bees and beekeeping. In the past year the news has been swarming with articles about the fate of bees and different factors influencing their declining numbers. Pesticides and herbicides could be influential in weakening beehives. Decisions and changes in agriculture itself and ...

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Over the summer, students in Intensive Semester Learning Experience (ISLE) 397, a 6-credit intensive interdisciplinary arts and humanities course, have been going out into the community and gathering information to create a Wiki site, Idaho Latinopedia. This Wiki will serve Boise State and the greater community as a means of exploring Latino culture in Boise: from its history to present citizens and from restaurants to community resources. Erin Gerry, a Spanish major pursuing her second bachelor’s degree, said she really appreciated the guest speakers who spoke during the first several weeks of the course. Gerry said one particular guest speaker, ...

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College campuses across the nation are taking a stand against sexual assault and rape. Activists such as Caroline Heldman, the associate professor of politics at Occidental College, are front and center leading the cause. “Every college that’s residential and co-ed across the United States—all of them—have a problem. Every single one of them,” Heldman said during her presentation at the Andrus Center on June 12. “If your campus says it doesn’t have a problem—it does.” Heldman specializes in presidency, gender, media and race in the American context. She is active in the new campus anti-rape movement, co-founding End Rape on ...

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For  the last 15 years, the Bronco Shop and Boise State bookstore have been funneling money back to students, according to Mike Reed, the Boise State Bookstore director. The Bronco Shop focuses sales on apparel and Boise State merchandise. The Boise State bookstore caters more specifically to students, offering apparel, textbooks and school supplies. Each of the five Bronco Shop locations in Meridian, Twin Falls, Boise and the campus bookstore, located in the Student Union Building, boast “Your purchases fund scholarships.” “We’ve been giving back to the university for years,” said Reed. “This year we gave back $600,000; last year, ...

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Although Boise was ranked by Liveability.com as one of the best places to live, history has shown that even the most beautiful places can be disgraced by a single incident of violence. In light of the recent shooting tragedy in Santa Barbara in which six students were killed, Gene Deisinger, a behavior threat assessment, management specialist and clinical psychologist, was asked to speak about the nature and process of targeted violence in higher institutions at Boise State. Most of his speech  revolved around the difficulties of profiling. “The human mind has evolved to profile,” Deisinger said. This can be misleading. ...

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Mat Boesen, a red-shirt linebacker for Boise State’s football team, was arrested Thursday evening. Boesen, 19, was charged with misdemeanor inattentive or careless driving and misdemeanor resisting or obstructing officers. He was booked in the jail at 7:41 p.m. but released later that same night. The athletics department released a short statement saying they are aware of the situation and intend to follow the procedures outlined in the student conduct policy. According to an article published by the Idaho Press Tribune Boesen is due in court on July 31. Boesen, who red-shirted as a true freshman last year, was not expected ...

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The Associated Press reported Abolitionists4Life, an anti-abortion organization, filed a lawsuit against Boise State Friday, June 27 claiming the university is in violation of the First Amendment. This past May, Abolitionists4Life were told by university officials they could only gather to protest in certain areas on campus and had to put up signs warning their content was controversial and potentially offensive. Abolitionists4Life claim the university is violating free speech by limiting the areas where the students can protest on campus. Boise State has six “speech” zones where students are allowed to protest and can only hand out fliers in those ...

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Today on The Grove in downtown Boise Mark Rudin, vice president of research and economic development at Boise State, announced that Boise State’s Computer Science department will be moving downtown in the summer of 2016. Currently occupying the Engineering Building, the entire department will be moved to the new Clearwater Analytics building downtown where it will rent out two floors encompassing 50,000 square feet. As bold as the move was to move an entire department downtown, many including President of Boise State Bob Kustra, believe it is a good decision. “For (students), the advantage of studying and working so close ...

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The One Republic concert at Boise State’s Taco Bell Arena could cause some traffic congestion throughout Friday. The following is a notice sent out by Boise State Transportation and Parking Services advising the public on how to best navigate the area. BOISE STATE PERMIT PARKING ADVISORY FOR  FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014 ONE REPUBLIC TACO BELL ARENA DOORS 6 P.M., SHOW 7 P.M. Due to the crowd size expected, there will be increased traffic congestion along University Drive between Lincoln Avenue and Broadway Avenue. To minimize the impact of the increased traffic, the following  information is provided to help you plan accordingly ...

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There are few things as relaxing as fishing. Tossing out a line and waiting patiently for the slightest tug to signal there is a fish hooked. Fishing is an easy, fun past time that many in the Treasure Valley enjoy. Idaho offers several unique areas to fish including Dan Hansen’s favorite location the Snake River. “I just started fishing this last semester here in Idaho,” said Hansen, junior criminal justice major and Las Vegas native. “I [fish] over off the Snake River in Kuna.” ...

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An acid spill at Boise State caused emergency crews to be summoned this afternoon, June 9. The Boise Fire Department Hazardous Material Team responded to a call at Boise State’s Micron Engineering building at 3:53. According to a news release by the Boise Police Department, one-tenth of a quart of an acid mixture of Nitric and Acetic Acids spilled. The two acids had been mixed in a container that proved unable to handle the chemical reaction. One student was nearby the spill when it happened, firefighters arriving at the scene waited until her precautionary decontamination shower had finished before transporting ...

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In the Jordan Ballroom Gene Deisinger, Ph.D., discussed the nature and process of targeted violence impacting education as it applies to both K-12 and higher levels. Deisinger is both the deputy chief of police for the Virginia Tech Police Department and the director of Threat Management Services at their campus. In reference to the recent shooting in Santa Barbara, Deisinger suggested that the media emphasized too much on the perpetrators of the violence. “It’s about us as a community, about our engagement with each other,” Deisinger said. “It’s about our commitment to each other.” According to him there is no ...

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Bronco Stadium becomes Albertsons Stadium

Bronco Stadium has a new name. It will now be called Albertsons Stadium as both Boise State officials and Albertsons officials came to a long term agreement that sees Albertsons taking over the naming rights to the stadium. Albertsons and Boise State’s deal is for 15 years and worth 12.5 million dollars. This deal has been 17 years in the making as Boise State has been trying to sell off the naming rights to the stadium since 1997. Albertsons now joins Taco Bell as the latest company to sponsor the university. Boise State and Taco Bell also came to a ...

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  Boise State University’s Military Science Department commissioned eight graduates to the rank of Second Lieutenant today in the Stueckle Sky Center. Chad Rippietue, Clint Minton, Courtney Corcoran, Heather Hammond, Levi Holt, Ryan Lindsay, Sarah Spencer and Tate Newell all raised their hands in an oath to “support and defend” the Constitution of the United States of America, a duty that takes a great deal of courage. “Being a leader in today’s Army isn’t an easy task,” said General John Goodale, Assistant Adjutant General of the Idaho National Guard. Before each graduate took their oath of office Gen. Goodale took ...

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The Boise Fire Department will be conducting training at the Boise State Towers residence hall on May 19-23 and again on the 29. Motorists and pedestrians in the area may see lots of fire trucks gathered and even some simulated smoke. They are encouraged not be be alarmed as this is all part of the training exercise. Signs will be posted notifying passersby that there training is occurring. Students and staff who hold parking permits for the Towers Lot will not be displaced The lot will remain open but certain sections will be roped off for the use of fire personnel. ...

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Boise State graduation parking will be free for all attendees. However, there are some limits. The following is an email distributed by Boise State University Transportation and Parking Services. The information pertains to Saturday, May 17, the day of the Boise State Commencement Ceremony. Traffic Advisory · University Drive/Taco Bell Arena – expect increased traffic congestion along University Drive, between Broadway Avenue and Capitol Boulevard, between 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and between 5:00-7:30 p.m. for the 2014 Spring Commencement Ceremony, which starts at 10:00 a.m. and College of Western Idaho Commencement Ceremony which starts at 7:00 p.m. Commencement Parking · Parking is ...

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Drunkorexia   Danielle Allsop Drunkorexia consists of three behaviors:   Skipping meals in order to save calories or compensate for increased caloric intake from consumption of alcoholic beverages. Excessive exercising in order to compensate for calories consumed from drinking. Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol in order to become sick and purge previously consumed food.   According to a University of Texas study, 30 percent of females between the ages of 18 and 23 had participated in one or more of these behaviors.   Eunhyan Kim’s Journey to Boise State   Ryan Thorne An escapee from Northern Korean government and current ...

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Ah, summer. That time of the year when students attend classes and… Wait, what? The definition of summer does not have to be one of sleeping in, spending 16 hours a day in front of a screen binge-watching media content or just goofing off with friends. There are many ways your summer can be fun, while still remaining productive. Just ask Mark Wheeler, dean of Boise State’s Department of Extended Studies. “We have over 600 courses offered during the summer, and expect over 8,000 students to register for summer classes overall,” Wheeler mentions. “There’s a whole assortment of classes about ...

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When Jake Wolford, president of Secular Student Alliance, first came up with the religion of the shoe: he was attempting to save people’s “soles” and “heels” them from their sin. Wolford created his “religion” as a response to the religious bigotry being shouted in the Quad throughout dead week. “We were both preaching nonsense, but only one of us was aware of it,” Wolford said. Students passing through the Quad felt strongly about the matter. “It’s one thing to preach a loving message,” said Kyle Van Arsdale, spectator at the scene. “There’s nothing good about what they have to say.” ...

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Skin Cancer Awareness month falls during a very bad time of the year for students. Instead of the Wellness Center being able to focus their efforts on raising awareness, they spend most of their time helping students deal with the stress of finals, according to interim director of the Wellness Center, Michelle Ihmels. “May sort of falls on a bad month for us,” Ihmels said. “Students are preparing for finals and getting out of here. A lot of what we’ve done is more about stress reduction and how to get through the next few weeks.” All the Wellness Center has ...

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Last summer was the first in eight years teaching at Boise State in which Mary Frances Casper didn’t have full attendance in one of her classes. Because of this, her class was prorated and she received half the pay for the same amount of work. “Things were due in the fall and I needed the money but I didn’t have the option of canceling the class,” Casper said. “Two students needed it to graduate.” During the summer many teachers rely on the extra income they receive from teaching these courses but it’s not the only reason they decide to devote ...

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Before the end of this semester, Boise State’s  Service-Learning organized the Service-Learning in Action Exhibition, which was displayed in the Interactive Learning Center May 6-9, and was seen by many students from around campus. Blake Dietz is one of the students who liked the exhibit but wished it was more engaging. “I think it is good to know what campus is doing as far as it goes to service-learning initiative; I do not know if it is my favorite way of letting us know about that though. Posters are kind of a static thing, so it is hard to bring ...

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Every fall the Campus Read committee at Boise State chooses which book will next be handed out to incoming students at orientation. Campus Read was an initiative started by President Bob  Kustra in the early 2000s. It’s meant to create a common thread for new students and to pose societal questions that a college student should be thinking about. “It has to be something that provides enduring lessons and yet is readable and at an intellectual level that would fit a college audience. It’s kind of hard to find those types of books,” said Ross Burkhart of the Political Science ...

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You have been working hard all semester, you planned out your study schedule, you finished your research papers, now it’s time to tackle any last-minute studying for final exams.   Start by prioritizing your exams by how confident you feel about each subject.  Are there some subjects that need extra studying?  Is there a test you have to get an A on?  List your tests out with the dates they are taking place and make a plan for how much you should study for each and when you are going to do that studying.  Don’t let life get in the ...

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