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Growth from graduation

12.11.2014 – 10:33 pm |

Senior Clare Haley views graduation as a time for growth
Clare Haley makes a point of pushing the boundaries of her comfort zone.

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A collegiate 10 days of Christmas

12.12.2014 – 2:11 pm |

They’re only tired old sayings because they are true

‘Tis the season to kick off the holiday clichés.

As snow starts to pile up and Christmas carols fill the airwaves, we are reminded of the many tired old phrases that inhabit this season. While some readers may exercise their inner Grinch and try to steal our long hallowed mannerisms, we must resist. We must stand strong, dismissing them with a jolly “Bah, humbug.” Read the full story »

Three for three

12.12.2014 – 2:09 pm |

Three destinations within three hours of Moscow
When it comes to traveling, there is something I like to call “the three hour rule.” If a destination is within three hours, it is usually feasible to visit …

Seven hundred voices strong — UI Lionel Hampton School of Music to host annual Jazz Choirs Holiday Concert

12.12.2014 – 2:07 pm |

Every community has its traditions, each with a unique and long-standing significance. According to Moscow native and University of Idaho freshman Elaine Zabriskie, the Lionel Hampton Jazz Choir’s annual Holiday Concert is one of those …

Survival tips for finals

12.12.2014 – 2:05 pm |

Don’t let end-of-course exams bring you down
The sounds of murdered social lives are haunting ears across Moscow and they can only mean one thing: finals.
It’s a time for mass hysteria, mental breakdowns and falling asleep …

Friday Fiction: The curse of finals past

12.12.2014 – 2:03 pm |

The morning was just like any other. I brought my ice skates to school so I could play some hockey in front of the Idaho Commons, my buddies and I terrorized some squirrels and I …

2014 represented in music — Five of the best albums to emerge in 2014

12.12.2014 – 2:01 pm |

Five of the best albums to emerge in 2014
2014 was another big year for music, with big-name releases coming from every genre, from country to hip-hop. With new albums dropping weekly, it was difficult to …

Vivir mi aventura — Planes, trains and five countries

12.12.2014 – 1:59 pm |

I have been in a different country each weekend and I’ve found myself wanting to enjoy the short time I have left in Europe by exploring these countries, rather than write.

Graduation songs

12.12.2014 – 1:57 pm |

The end of the semester means another batch of students will graduate and move on to bigger and better things. Here’s a send-off playlist to all of those who are just days away from walking …

Horoscopes 12.12

12.12.2014 – 1:51 pm |

Sagittarius 11/22-12/21
December is the month of closure for a lot of signs, but especially you, Sagittarius. Do not be surprised if any relationships come to an end soon, they are supposed to.

Off the cuff

12.12.2014 – 2:23 am |

Lots of writing and even more reading, but I think I’m going to survive this semester. Can’t wait to start next year!

Expanding gun policy

12.11.2014 – 10:36 pm |

Policy to include bans on additional weapons
Humans vs. Zombies fans can take a sigh of relief — Nerf guns will not be banned from campus under the university’s updated weapons policy.

Sports briefs

12.11.2014 – 10:36 pm |

Seven Vandals earn Sun Belt honors
Despite finishing up a 1-10 season, the Vandal football team was able to earn the respect of the coaches and players of the Sun Belt and had seven players earn …

Making it home

12.11.2014 – 10:35 pm |

Chatriand emphasizes student safety, winter conditions
As students flock home for winter break, University of Idaho Associate Dean of Students Craig Chatriand said getting home safely amid winter conditions should be the No. 1 priority for …

Defensive improvement

12.11.2014 – 10:35 pm |
Defensive improvement

Idaho men’s basketball displays solid defense in last two wins
Solid defense has been one of the keys to success in the last two games when the Vandals beat Washington State 77-71 Dec. 3 in Pullman …

Spectrum review

12.11.2014 – 10:34 pm |

When football ends at Idaho, the basketball teams moves out of historic, but unsuitable Memorial Gym and head over to the Kibbie Dome, which becomes the Cowan Spectrum. Seating 6,000 fans, the makeshift court creates …

Wise words to carry on

12.11.2014 – 10:34 pm |

Smith to speak at graduation
Many seniors, who put in countless hours of studying and hard work over the years, will walk across the stage in front of their family, friends and peers to shake hands …

WIU’s 20-0 run beats Vandals

12.11.2014 – 10:34 pm |

Vandals lose 17-point lead
In a span of seven minutes, the Vandals’ 17-point lead turned into a three-point deficit after Western Illinois scored 20-unanswered points in the second half.

Letter to the editor—Idaho football should go back to Big Sky

12.11.2014 – 10:32 pm | One Comment

I am an alumnus of the University of Idaho and a proud Vandal. All three of my sons have also attended the university, so it runs in our family. I am also an Idaho high …

Jazzing up the Palouse

12.11.2014 – 10:28 pm |

Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival tickets now on sale for general public
University of Idaho alumnus and trumpet performance major Kyle Gemberling grew up in Moscow and has attended the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival since fourth grade …

Old friends, new titles

12.11.2014 – 10:26 pm |

IFC, Panhellenic councils elect new board members for 2015
University of Idaho junior Becca Papineau said she decided to run for Panhellenic president because she wanted to be a friend and leader in the Greek community.

Taking a break

12.11.2014 – 10:23 pm |

Earning an education is a long and stressful process. The University of Idaho Career Center let students know at a presentation Wednesday that taking a year off after graduation could help students evaluate their future …

Sports briefs

12.11.2014 – 10:19 pm |

Men’s hockey club let’s Vandals get on ice
Opportunities for men to play hockey in college in the United States are few, but the club level of hockey provides many high school hockey players the chance …

Top 10 Baylor pulls away

12.11.2014 – 10:19 pm |

Vandals battle in first half, fall short of upsetting No. 9 Baylor
A season-high 31-point performance from senior guard Stacey Barr wasn’t enough for Idaho to upset No. 9 ranked Baylor. The Bears beat the Vandals 88-70 Wednesday …

Vandals just fine at QB with Chalich gone

12.11.2014 – 10:19 pm |

Chalich likely headed out, Idaho OK at quarterback
Chad Chalich has a choice — stay at Idaho and compete to be the starting quarterback next season or transfer to another school.

Contests in creativity

12.11.2014 – 10:15 pm |

Architecture students design hypothetical UI president’s house for class contest
Each student received the same set of guidelines in August, yet over the semester they planned and sketched 18 completely different buildings.

Dead week stress

12.11.2014 – 10:14 pm |

UI must enforce its own policy, reduce dead week stress
As many University of Idaho students found out in the past few days, dead week is often the hardest week of the semester. Classes continue, final …