Brewing a dream
May 12, 2016

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 […]


Collaborative criminology
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 […]


Olympics in heels
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 […]

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One big family
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 […]


The equine guide
May 12, 2016

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. […]

The case for inclusion
May 12, 2016

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 […]


May 12, 2016

They glide, they vault, they sometimes flip. It began with an unassuming post on a Humans vs. Zombies Facebook page two years ago. Now, parkour is both a class taught by University of Idaho Senior Clyde Mooney, and a club for which he is the president. Mooney started practicing parkour before he arrived at UI. […]


Blazing business
April 3, 2016

MJ’s, Pullman’s first recreational marijuana shop, opened its doors to a modest crowd just over a year ago. Unlike larger metropolitan areas such as Spokane or Seattle, where pot shop grand openings draw hundreds of patrons, MJ’s first rush was about 60 people. Since then, Smith said she has seen the residents of conservative eastern […]

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The cost of tuition
October 14, 2015

Increasing tuition and fees creates a heavy financial burden on students Tuition is on students’ minds. It is a check that seems to grow with each passing year, even if the 3.5 percent increase in 2015 was the smallest increase in 15 years, according to the Idaho State Board of Education’s (SBOE) Chief of Communications […]