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The Arbiter is the official student newspaper for Boise State University.  We are a student newspaper, run for students, by students.  All content decisions (editorial and advertising) rest with the student editors and are not controlled or influenced by Boise State University officials, administrators, professors or staff.  The Arbiter is a designated public forum.  We encourage your input and feedback and are always looking for enthusiastic and passionate students who want to contribute to our publication.


Get Involved

The Arbiter and Boise State Student Media provide a wide range of opportunities for students from all degree fields to get involved.  We offer internships, paid jobs or just volunteer opportunities where students can learn and apply what classroom theories in real world applications.  If you would like more information, fill out our get involved form.

Submit a letter to the editor

Please keep your letters between 300-500 words. Anything submitted may be used for print or online versions, however we reserve the right to refrain from publishing anything. The Arbiter will not publish letters that are abusive, profane, libelous or slanderous. Anonymous letters will not be published.  To submit a letter to the editor, please fill out the form below.

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Submit a press release or story idea

We gladly accept press releases and story ideas from our readers.  Understand, we are a student newspaper and our focus is on the Boise State community, thus press releases and story ideas directly pertaining to students or Boise State get priority. Please send story ideas to

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Our staff:


Editor-in-Chief — Tabitha Bower

Managing Editor — Emily Pehrson

Online Editor — Kaitlyn Hannah

News Editor — Mallory Barker

Investigative News Editor — Ryan Thorne

Sports Editor — John Engel

Assistant Sports Editor — Michael Steen

Arts and Entertainment Editor — Madison Killian

Assistant A+E Editor – Katie Johnson

Video Producer — Max Chambers

Photo Editor — Devin Ferrell

Copy Chief — Alx Stickel

Design Team:

Design Manager — Megan Nanna

Graphic Designers— Jovi Ramirez, Tyeson Anderson, Christian Spencer

Advertising/Marketing Team:

Business Manager — Benjamin Tonak

Marketing Director — Corey Mason

Financial Manager — Denver Dubreuil

Sales Representative — Phil Daily

Sales Representative — Hali Danna

Sales Representativ – Bianca Tovar

Director of Student Media – Brad Arendt

Editorial Advisor — Seth Ashley



For non-electronic means of communication we can be contacted as follows:

Main Office: 208-426-6300

Sales Department: 208-426-6302

Business Manager: 208-426-6303

Financial Manager: 208-426-6306

Editorial Department: 208-426-6308

Pulse Radio: 208-426-6309


The Arbiter  MS 1340

1910 University Drive

Boise, Idaho 83725