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    Collaborative criminology

    Thursday, May 12, 2016

    While Sociology 336, Comparative Criminal Justice Systems, might sound like a normal college course, the class actually brings together students from the University of Idaho and Washington State University for an educational experience abroad. Melanie Neuilly, a professor of comparative criminal justice at WSU, thought the course was a great opportunity to take students to study criminal justice in another country. This year’s program traveled to the Netherlands for its third year at WSU and second at UI. She said in previous years the program…

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    Olympics in heels

    Thursday, May 12, 2016

    As Sam Smith’s “Lay Me Down” played through the speakers, two dancers moved closer together, swaying in a gentle rumba in the middle of the Memorial Gym’s basketball courts. A particularly sultry move was met with wolf whistles and cat calls from the risers. When they pulled off a lift, cheers erupted. Both the dancers and their audience make up the Ballroom Dance Team at the University of Idaho. The rumba was a solo performance for the team’s recital April 9 at Moscow High School. At…

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    One big family

    Thursday, May 12, 2016

    In the spring of 1999, Yolanda Bisbee received a phone call that would carry her career in a different direction. At the time, Bisbee was the coordinator for the University of Idaho’s Upward Bound program, a nation-wide initiative that helps high school students from low-income families receive a higher education. She worked with Isabel Bond to write grants that guided disadvantaged students throughout the college application and admission processes. “They called me, as coordinator of Upward Bound and said, ‘Do you accept the CAMP grant?’…

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Brewing a dream

Silas Whitley’s hobby of brewing his own beer started when his mom began homebrewing around three years ago. Whitley originally began with wine, but his attempts failed. He switched over to beer, and after he realized how much he enjoyed it, he decided to invest around $250 in brewing equipment. Now, Whitley makes his own recipes, grows his own hops and saves money by brewing his own beer. “The last batch I made was $16 for five gallons,” Whitley said. “It’s about the tenth of…

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Collaborative criminology

While Sociology 336, Comparative Criminal Justice Systems, might sound like a normal college course, the class actually brings together students from the University of Idaho and Washington State University for an educational experience abroad. Melanie Neuilly, a professor of comparative criminal justice at WSU, thought the course was a great opportunity to take students to study criminal justice in another country. This year’s program traveled to the Netherlands for its third year at WSU and second at UI. She said in previous years the program…

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Olympics in heels

As Sam Smith’s “Lay Me Down” played through the speakers, two dancers moved closer together, swaying in a gentle rumba in the middle of the Memorial Gym’s basketball courts. A particularly sultry move was met with wolf whistles and cat calls from the risers. When they pulled off a lift, cheers erupted. Both the dancers and their audience make up the Ballroom Dance Team at the University of Idaho. The rumba was a solo performance for the team’s recital April 9 at Moscow High School. At…

Group Photo

One big family

In the spring of 1999, Yolanda Bisbee received a phone call that would carry her career in a different direction. At the time, Bisbee was the coordinator for the University of Idaho’s Upward Bound program, a nation-wide initiative that helps high school students from low-income families receive a higher education. She worked with Isabel Bond to write grants that guided disadvantaged students throughout the college application and admission processes. “They called me, as coordinator of Upward Bound and said, ‘Do you accept the CAMP grant?’…

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The equine guide

Over the course of history, horses have been used for everything from transportation to agriculture and combat. Today, horses play a different, more informal role in the lives of humans, said Heather Tiel-Nelson, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Twin Falls public affairs specialist. “We have transformed over history from really relying on horses,” Tiel-Nelson said. “They are most definitely a recreation.” As horses are used less frequently for labor in the U.S. their numbers have increased throughout the country. Tiel-Nelson said historically, farmers and ranchers…

The case for inclusion

Hoots and hollers arose from the small crowd of desks and wheelchairs as Zac Efron took the court for the final basketball game of “High School Musical.” Cheers erupted with each theatrical basket made. Moscow High School special education paraprofessional Jeanette Humphreys sat in a plush office chair near the back of the room and clapped along, shouting encouragements toward the students. “They were so good during the lockdown drills yesterday,” Humphreys said. “This is their reward. They love ‘High School Musical’ and ‘The Ringer,’…