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Sometimes I miss the old days of cruising around in my parent’s car, listening to golden oldies. Oldies stations are disappearing — late ‘70s and early ‘80s are the new oldies, but they are imposters. Every once in a while, I discover a true oldies station I can cruise to. Here are some songs I look for in a “good times and great oldies” station. I Only Want to Be with You – Dusty Springfield An old-timey voice with clear, rock hard annunciation across the backdrop of an orchestra make this song impossible to keep turned down. You’ve started something, Dusty, and I can’t get enough. This song is one of the greatest ways to brighten up a cloudy day.

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Buy all the gummy candy you can get your hands on, because your birthday month is about to get crazy. Scorpio 10/23 – 11/21 Learning to cook is a truly beneficial skill. If you ever get abducted by aliens from Neptune, you may be able to whip up a quick cheese-covered peace offering. Sagittarius 11/22 – 12/21 Discovering that you dream in French and with a slight German accent will make you akin to a tri-lingual James Bond. Just go with it. Capricorn 12/22 – 1/19 Being healthy is important, but trying to swear off coffee despite being caffeine-deprived makes you act, and look, like a grizzly bear in the morning. Drink tea, maybe?

Aquarius 1/20 – 2/18 Changing your best friend’s ringtone to Mozart’s Symphony No. 24 in B-flat major will suddenly inspire incredible bursts of awesome. YouTube it as soon as possible. Pisces 2/19 – 3/20 Next time you’re about to fall asleep in your 9:30 a.m. lecture class, just stand up and run through the rows of chairs like you’re doing the Wave. Don’t forget about the jazz hands. Aries 3/21 – 4/19 Making pudding can be a refreshing and wholesome experience, especially when it’s mint-flavored made with buttermilk. Very refreshing. Very wholesome. Taurus 4/20 – 5/20 You have a long-lost twin out there some-

where. Go to the Idaho Commons and yell your name spelled backward to find them — get ready for a reunion. Gemini 5/21 – 6/20 Skip across the lawn and feed your neighbor’s cat right meow. Cancer 6/21 – 7/22 Making a batch of strawberry milkshakes at midnight will suddenly become your new favorite hobby. Consider opening a miniature malt shop — everyone loves a good shake with their studies. Leo 7/23 – 8/22 Discovering how to use a map and compass will serve you well soon. It’s getting dark on campus, and who knows if you’ll be able to find your way back home after sundown. Virgo 8/23 – 9-22 Remember to dip your toes in the water once in a while, but maybe not your friend’s morning cup of tea.

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This Magic Moment – The Drifters On a whim, I bought a Drifters Greatest Hits CD in high school, and I discovered a treasure trove of favorite songs — none more so than “This Magic Moment”. The song combines all of the emotion and magic of that first kiss. The Joker – The Steve Miller Band Crisp, clean rock ‘n’ roll — not too hard, not too soft — and Steve Miller has a masterpiece. My blood just quickens every time I hear the entry bass line. Aside from this song, the whole Greatest Hits album is just fantastic. Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner – Warren Zevon

Steeped in fake folk lore, this song electrifies listeners with its deep opening chords —“The deal was made in Denmark/On a dark and stormy day” — and enthralls them with the story of Roland, the Norwegian mercenary who keeps fighting after his death.

little-known gem was the b-side of the single “She Loves You”. I discovered it in my parent’s record bin. It’s a sweet song—an innocent, crooning rocker from the early sixties, declaring to some lost lover, “I’ll get you, I’ll get you in the end/ Yes I will, I’ll get you in the end/ Oh yeah.”

is just so smooth, while still maintaining its honesty.

A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall Bob Dylan Come gather ‘round people, wherever you roam. Dylan is at the peak of his young, prophetic anti-war soap box. A hard rain’s a-gonna fall means times are going to get harder. It was true when he recorded the song in 1962, and it’s true today.

Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter - Herman’s Hermits Herman’s Hermits should be near the top of the list of greatest imports from the British Invasion. Mrs. Brown has a wonderful little rhythm. It’s bright and upbeat, even if it’s a terribly sad song.

Cripple Creek – The Band This song is just a good time. It’s fairly silly, and the lyrics don’t make a whole lot of sense, but the meaning is there. “Up on Cripple Creek, she sends me/ If I spring a leak, she mends me/ I don’t have to speak, she defends me/ A drunkard’s dream if I ever did see one”. It has a pleasant country feel while maintaining southern-rock integrity. Kasen Christensen can be reached at arg-arts@uidaho.edu

I’ll Get You – The Beatles Not where you thought I’d go with the Beatles, is it? This

Everyday – Buddy Holly I love this song. From the trilling little xylophone to the rolling lyrics and beyond. Holly’s voice

The Comedians – Roy Orbison I’ve heard it said that, when listening to Roy Orbison, you can’t tell if it’s rock ‘n’ roll or opera. This song is perhaps the greatest example.


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RAWR REVIEWS 17 Filles Sums of U.S. teen girls seem to be obsessed with pregnancy. Not cute, rosycheeked sey lind babies, or the fry tref act of getting rawr pregnant, but pregnancy itself. From “16 and Pregnant” to “Teen Mom,” and even “Teen Mom 2,” media is feeding the obsession. And don’t forget what started it all — “Juno.” While The New York Times said teenage pregnancy rates have dropped in the last 20 years, the obsession still seems to make waves. In 2008, 18 girls attending Gloucester High School, in a Massachusetts fishing town, were pregnant. With this inspiration, French writers and directors Delphine Coulin and Muriel Coulin took off. 17 Filles follows the steps of Camille in a French fishing town. Camille, who is part of a close-knit group of friends, accidently becomes pregnant from a condom mishap. Without having much power in their lives, Camille introduces an idea to her friends: We could all be pregnant. Or essentially, we could sock it to the man. Her friends follow suit and soon the pregnancies spread like wildfire, even outside of the group, growing to a whopping 17 pregnant girls in one high school. Throughout the film the young girls drink, smoke and party. Then there are scenes of angst, more angst and finally angst. Camille turns into a “hateable” character. While it gives a different perspective from the reality view of Amber

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“17 Filles” was part of the 2012 Tournées French Film Festival. The last film of the festival, “Le hérisson” or “The Hedgehog,” will play at 7 p.m. on Oct. 16 at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre. from “Teen Mom,” mascara dripping down her face after she’s beaten her boyfriend Gary into a pulp, the reality is unreachable. Yes, teenage girls can be unstoppable, damaging and do flat-out stupid things. But who in their right mind would get pregnant because their friend told them to? The directing writers of this film took a real event, copied it into a French town and turned it into something that while seemingly possible, could not be. In France, the teenage pregnancy rate is 1 percent, mind you. While TIME magazine reported that the real-life Massachusetts girls admitted to a “pregnancy pact” like the movie, a documentary on the event dubbed “The Gloucester 18” showed the opposite. It was nearly a glitch, or an epidemic. The movie plays on this real-life, but not really real, idea. It pulls you into these girls’ lives, attaches you, confuses you and then rudely spits you out. But if you’re pregnancy obsessed, like hundreds of other teen girls, it’s worth a watch. Just don’t follow in their footsteps. Lindsey Treffry can be reached at rawrreveiews@gmail.com

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yncopation Local musicians host a double album release

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Two Moscow artists hosted a double release party in Pullman last Friday to debut their albums and perform live in front of supporters. Bart Budwig and Cooper Trail grew up in the Moscow area and said they have a passion for music. Budwig said his family used to play carols on brass instruments in their neighborhood during Christmas time. He said he also played the trumpet in high school and with the University of Idaho Jazz Band for two years. At age 18, Budwig picked up his mom’s old guitar and began playing and writing songs. Now, the 27-year-old works out of his own recording studio, creating music and finding inspiration from life experiences. Budwig’s new album “Whisky Girl” is a mixture between country, Americana, and a splash of folk music. The inspiration for the music style came from listening to an album by Seattle artist Sera Cahoone, he said. “It really changed my view on what country is,” Budwig said. Most of the songs he writes are inspired from past experiences. “I write my songs in a very personalized way,” he said. He said the song “Whisky

Girl” was written based on a former love interest who liked to drink whisky and later moved to Texas. . Budwig said his goal for this album was to create something he could stand behind and be proud of. “I just try to make the best album I can possibly make,” he said. “I’m not trying to be original. I want to make beautiful songs. I want to change someone’s opinion on music.” In the future, Budwig said he wants to play for NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concerts. Budwig and Trail originally had a connection through a close friend. One day, Budwig said he called Trail to ask if he would play the drums for his album. “I went over to his apartment and we recorded two tracks, and since then it’s just been one thing after another,” Trail said. “I’m pretty lucky to have met him.” “Cooper is really great,” Budwig said. “He is really creative, willing to try anything, but still down to play something simple.” Trail, a Moscow High School senior, said he began drumming on pots and pans when he was 3 years old, and his love for music escaladed from there. “I love prose and poetry almost as much as I love instruments, so I guess you could say I got my start from two things — percussion and books,” he said. The process of getting to his debut album “Little Mountain,” released under the name Misé, started in ninth grade when he and Budwig recorded a song called “America” for a school project, Trail said. “I used to ride my bike over to his place and mow his lawn in exchange for

time in the studio,” he said. “I saved up a bunch of hours, and later on, we recorded five songs and I released them under my own name.” Trail sold demos of his songs to his friends, family and peers for $5 before he recorded the album with Budwig. “Bart is so awesome to work with,” Trail said. “We definitely thrive creatively off of each other.” “Little Mountain” is folkinspired indie pop with some electronic influence, Trail said. He said the song inspiration for this album came from things in Moscow that spark emotion. “I want people to feel emotion when they listen to my music — bitterness, joy, regret, whatever it may be. A song should instill feelings in people,” he said. “A good song isn’t just pretty. It’s a mirror into which we gaze. It should tell us something about ourselves, and something about the world around us.” Trail said he wants to record a full-length EP and go on tour within the next two years. Budwig and Trail said they’d like to give a shout out to Woolly Records owner Luke Taklo, who played a large role in creating their albums. “Whisky Girl” is available for purchase at bartbudwig. bandcamp.com and on iTunes. “Little Mountain” is available for purchase at Deadbeat records, Paradise Ridge CD’s and Tapes in Moscow and woollyrecords.bandcamp.com To listen to some of their songs, check out bartbudwig. com and coopertrail.bandcamp.com. Emily Vaartstra can be reached at arg-arts@uidaho.edu

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Building relationships, understanding Women’s Mentoring Program provides relationshipbuilding networks derek kowatsch rawr

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Past participants of the University of Idaho Women’s Mentoring Program gather in the Women’s Center. The program is in its eighth year and is a network system intended to help students establish relationships with peers and role models.

Celebrating its eighth year, the University of Idaho Women’s Center Mentoring Program provides an important service to the Moscow and campus communities, and implements concepts that aren’t standard to most mentoring systems, program coordinator Paige Davies said. The program uses a network system, which differs from standard one-on-one mentoring relationships. The premise behind the network system is to have a wellrounded, communityoriented experience based on interacting and learning from more than one person. Davies said this system helps members understand their community better and build relationships with their peers and role models. She said the network system also has academic benefits as the mentee receives multiple inputs and methods instead of the standard single point of view. “The one-on-one method kind of causes the mentee to become a mini-me of the mentor and is more hierarchical,” Davies said. “The networking system is more focused on an equal relationship, is more personalized, and allows everyone involved to learn from each other.” The mentoring program also requires new recruits to attend a threecredit course — Introduc-

tion to 316, also known as Psychology 317 — taught by Davies and Women’s Center Director Heather Shea Gasser. The course is geared toward helping undergraduates progress as mentors within the community, and to learn how to mentor more efficiently. Mentors receive a $100 scholarship for being involved in the program. They also have the opportunity to enroll in a onecredit course for continued involvement. There are many pros to being a mentor, Davies said, but that’s not the main focus of volunteers. “The mentors are really committed. Many of them are extremely passionate about what they do and always want to help out their fellow students and community,” she said. “The volunteers rarely ever do this just to fill out a credit requirement.” Davies has been trying to push for broader involvement within the community. “We always get a great response for mentoring from the university staff and older students, which is great, but we’d also like to get the word out to the outside community,” she said. The applications for the 2012-2013 school year have already been turned in, but the application for next year will be available in the spring. “During the spring we start putting out calls and emails for mentors and mentees ... there will definitely be that opportunity for anyone who’s interested,” Davies said. Derek Kowatsch can be reached at arg-arts@uidaho.edu


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Flix forever Amid technological changes, movie entertainment remains cultural reference point

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The Internet is shifting the ways in which people see movies, but cinema is far from streaming into chaos. Miles Hendrix, University of Idaho sophomore, said traditional DVDs are on the decline and he doesn’t recall the last time he watched one. “They’re not totally obsolete, but they’re becoming that way (and that’s) creepy,” he said. “There’s a market for (them), but with viral video and getting everything on your phone or computer, it’s just all digitalized. It’s not a problem — it’s just the evolution of technology.” Hendrix said he watched a lot of comedic TV and movies with a VHS/DVD combination unit as a child. Now he catches stand-up comedy specials on his laptop with Netflix, and sketch comedy videos with YouTube and Hulu. Netflix has largely replaced the movie theater for him, except on special occasions, he said, and he doesn’t buy movies to watch at home. “I don’t own a TV,” he said. “I don’t waste money on it, or the DVD setup and buying DVDs, because I just have a laptop and that’s fine. That’s all I need.” Russell Meeuf, clinical assistant professor in the school of journalism and mass media, said he streams movies through Netflix frequently, and also receives Netflix DVDs by mail. Meeuf streams media during lunch breaks at home, or falls back on quick episodes

of television shows rather than two-hour movies after a workday. The convenience of media access and the methods of access available — from big-screen TVs to iPods — has an impact on our expectations of film as well as our preferences for duration of entertainment, he said. Meeuf said he watches fewer films than he used to. “It’s much easier to watch an episode of (something) rather than sit down and watch an entire movie, because you’re squeezing it in when you can in your schedule and you’re not turning it into an event,” he said. “I do think people tend to watch shorter stuff in order to engage with it fully and get a nice, quick burst of media.” Meeuf said the availability of media doesn’t take away the special quality of planning a movie night with friends and family. Rather, he said, it’s simply a matter of more options. “I think in many ways it’s created more access to media for that kind of (group) viewing,” he said. The proliferation of movie media across platforms such as the iPod and Netflix hasn’t hampered the traditional theater experience, Meeuf said. Hollywood isn’t significantly impacted by piracy despite its efforts to suggest otherwise, and in fact is seeing record profits. The staid 1950s model of bigger, better spectacles coupled with low-budget and “independent” films that cushion profit margins has remained viable. The techniques have simply gotten more advanced, he said, such as 3D and computer-generated imagery.

“In many ways what we’re seeing today is exactly the same thing that Hollywood did in the 1950s when it was first threatened by declining attendance because of television,” Meeuf said. “The response (then) was to both go big and go small.” Sophie Deick, UI junior, said she has maybe attended three movies in the last year, and only because friends took her along. When she chooses to see movies in theaters, she said she prefers “shiny” ones with high production value like James Cameron’s “Avatar” and Peter Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings.” Deick and her boyfriend have numerous DVDs, which she collects from garage sales and he gets from his family, she said. She hasn’t subscribed to Netflix because it’s a media outlet that requires a solid Internet connection. Deick said she usually watches movies at home with her boyfriend to relax. Movies are a special occasion at her place, however, when they invite friends. “It’s not usually an event unless we have people over, we’re feeding them and there’s popcorn everywhere,” she said. Despite shifting technological trends and myriad methods of movie consumption, Meeuf said people are still able to sit down and enjoy a good flick together. “It’s saturated other parts of our lives, but I don’t think it’s necessarily done so to the detriment of these kinds of communal media-viewing events,” he said. Matt Maw can be reached at arg-arts@uidaho.edu

Five most watched movies according to movie providers Netflix (2012): The Blind Side, Crash, Hurt Locker, The Bucket List, Sherlock Holmes Hulu (ever): Strictly Sexual: a love story, Super Size Me, Saints and Soldiers, National Lampoon's Spring Break, Totally Baked Red Box (2011): Just Go With It, No Strings Attached, Rango, The Dilemma, Due Date photos by ricky scuderi | rawr

Above: Tim Groucher rents a video from Redbox outside of Walgreens on Monday. The chain rental company is a popular choice among consumers for entertainment at an affordable cost. Top: DVDs of television shows sit against the wall inside Howard Hughes Video, a local movie rental store located off Main Street in downtown Moscow.

iTunes (2012): Prometheus, Marvel's The Avengers, Dark Shadows, Gone Baby Gone, Magic Mike Amazon Instant Video (2012): Marvel's The Avengers, Dark Shadows, Thor, Rango, Captian America: The First Avenger


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University of Idaho Jazz Choir Director Dan Bukvich conducts the award winning Jazz Choir during practice Wednesday.

An ensemble of variety ryan tarinelli rawr The University of Idaho Jazz Choir is not an ordinary ensemble, due in part to its size and scope of repertoire, ranging from west African traditional hymns with infectious rhythms and emotional harmonies to the flair of modern pop. The approximately 150 person ensemble is headed by Daniel Bukvich, percussion and theory professor at the Lionel Hampton School of Music. Bukvich composes and arranges all of the music for the ensemble. The group’s unique sound started in 1978 when Bukvich was asked to take over the

group from the retiring professor. Since then, the ensemble has been a key part of the University of Idaho and the Moscow community. The ensemble is nationally recognized, with invitations to preform at multiple conferences and festivals, including a standing invitation to play at the National Music Educator’s Conference that has been around since 1999. The ensemble often receives financial and instrumental donations. Bukvich said the community is extremely supportive. “They’re awesome,” he said. Many community members participate in the ensemble like Russ Fraves, 56, who was

originally in the ensemble with his son. Fraves continues to participate because of the variety of repertoire from gospel, classical, modern and jazz. Approximately half of the ensemble is comprised of non-music majors like Catie Freeman, a law student who has been in the ensemble since 2006. Bukvich said he thinks of the choir as a “composer’s ensemble” rather than a jazz choir. Bukvich said the group has a unique style. “This is a research institution. Why do everything the same as everyone else?” Bukvich said. “This is a creative institution.”

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Members of Jazz Choir come from all around Moscow community

Bukvich said there is nothing out there like the jazz choir. Courtney Gilpin, 22, said attending rehearsal is the most important part of her week. “The high standard of performance that Dan sets is great,” she said. Many of the students cite Bukvich’s teaching as to why the ensemble sounds great and is so much fun to be a part of. He expects singers to be spot on and produce the best sound possible, according to Kelsey Hubut, Moscow community member said. The performances put on by the choir often involve a variety of percussion instru-

ments, including marimbas, xylophones and hand drums. The 150-person choir dances, grooves and sings with excitement. “Anyone can join, not anyone can stay,” Bukvich said. The choir holds multiple concerts each year. Their next performance will take place on Nov. 2 at the Haddock Performance Hall in the Lionel Hampton School of Music. If you want to see the Jazz Choir on a bigger stage with more music, mark your calendars for Dec. 7,when the choir holds their holiday concert in the Kibbie Dome. Ryan Tarinelli can be reached at arg-arts@uidaho.edu


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Bitter taste of Fall jump to hold your taste buds Deschutes Brewery’s initial in thrall, the body of the beer foray into the seasonal winter warms with a smooth roasted ale returns to welcome in the blend of cool air, wood smoke, change of seasons. It combines and crackle of carbonation. strong malts, yeasts, and hops The finish is equally as pleasto yield a brew which simply ant, just a delicate pick up like embodies hoar on the leaves, a flannel on your back, and a pile a major chord on an acoustic guitar, leaving only pleasant of wood freshly split. warmth and the sensation of On the pour, the head rises, having sipped somecreamy, thick, thing real. lightly tan chris maze The beauty of with a mildly rawr this beer is its perbitter finish. fect compliment of the season It’s not resistant and cakewithout becoming a “spicelike but retains a pleasantly tangible structure. The contrast bomb.” The flavor conjures fall in its essence, a pure and natubetween the color of the beer ral expression of the season. itself with its dark, reddish This beer can strongly be amber and the head catches paired with roasted vegetables the eye for a moment. and minimally spiced meats. The aroma of this beer Umami flavors will compliembodies fall, thick leaf piles ment as well, so beer snobs in a kaleidoscope of reds and orange, mild caramel notes like and ramen lovers can both enjoy. a roasting squash or pumpkin, Bravely Done, Deschutes. and a slight sweet tartness akin to a gooseberry. The first sip bites at the Deschutes Brewery tongue like a first breath on a Bend, OR, U.S. frosty morning, only to melt Color – 7/10 into a pleasant, cool bitterness Bitterness – 6/10 close to roasted nuts. No spices Overall – 7.5/10

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Comedian hosts humorous roundtable and sideshows. Comedian Dana Gould The discussion is punctuhas perfected the comedian ated by short vocal skits. podcast. Political Talk with Two Guys Breaking the form of from Boston is just forerunners like the that — two guys with Nerdist, the Adam the thickest of Boston Corolla Show and accents talk about Penn’s Sunday School, current events as only Gould makes his show two guys working at a a production. heating and air condiA roundtable distioning company can. cussion with fellow kasen Gould has a brilcomedians Eddie Pepichristensen rawr liant comedic mind. He tone, Steve Agee and wrote for the Simpothers loosely revolves around a topic. Notable topics sons, among a few other television programs. He knows include apocalypse, manliness

how to put a show together, and he puts this podcast together. Most impressive is his extensive knowledge of all things entertainment. He works in profiles of movies most of us have never heard of. If we’ve heard of them, we’ve probably never seen. Interestingly, he has a severe obsession with Planet of the Apes. The podcast touches on a number of topics outside the entertainment realm. Gould and his compatriots talk

about how their parents treated them — most of it wasn’t very good — and how they are treating their children now. Gould talks about the racism of growing up around Boston, or about the stuff his psychiatrists talk about. It’s all stuff that makes comedians great. The Dana Gould Hour is fairly new, starting last spring. He doesn’t have the prolific guests like other podcasts do. It’s essentially contained to the standard folks, so it can get a little old

listening to the same people every episode. On the other hand, it is monthly. This adds to the production value — they have time to make it awesome — and it adds to the excitement when a new episode comes out. I eagerly await the Tweet that tells me a new episode is up. In short, listen to the Dana Gould Hour. It’ll improve your day, if nothing else. Kasen Christensen can be reached at arg-arts@uidaho.edu


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Water, bacon, fire 2nd largest drought in U.S. history affects more than just water aleya ericson rawr Many students may remember that firework shows were cancelled nationwide last 4th of July due to fire hazard concerns over dry land. This was caused by a drought that has been affecting the Midwestern U.S. for several months. The Midwest began to experience drought conditions in the late winter months of 2012, and still do to this day. The drought is affecting 50 percent of the country which makes this drought the second worst in American history. The only worse droughts were those during the Dust Bowl in the 1930s. “In this particular case, the drought has impacted the West during growing season

for crops, especially corn,” said Dr. John Abatzoglou, University of Idaho assistant professor of the Department of Geography. “What we have seen is just in a short time period of what we would define as drought where we have the supply (of water) being far less than demand.” The drought started because of a natural phenomenon known as a Jet Stream. The Jet Stream is a current of fastmoving air found in the upper atmosphere of Earth. “What happened from a metrological prospective is that the Jet Stream that normally delivers precipitation into that region went way further north into Canada and they normally get some moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and that didn’t happen as well.” Abatzoglou said.

The National Pig Association of the United Kingdom predicted the drought in the Midwest would lead to a bacon shortage since the drought caused the price of feed to rise. The association predicted this would cause fewer farmers to raise less pigs since feed would be more expensive. The impending bacon shortage caused fear in bacon lovers everywhere and was dubbed on Twitter as “Porkalypse.” But rest assured bacon lovers, economists predict that the drought will only lead to a 10 percent increase on the price of bacon. “The impacts of drought are often not felt at the same time of the drought.” said Paul Patterson, extension farm management specialist for UI. “From the numbers I have seen, it is

roughly projected to be about a percent increase in the price of food in the U.S.” But time will tell the full effects of the drought. “Watching the interaction between these commodities (due to the drought), is like throwing a handful of pebbles into water and watching all of those pebbles interact.” Patterson said. “That’s what’s happening right know in a lot of commodities markets is that you are having the interaction of the price of one commodity going up and that shifts the demand to something else which makes the price of that commodity go up.” Water Conservation issues recently came to the Palouse on Sep. 27 at the Palouse Basin Water Summit. The five major

water users in the area — Pullman, Moscow, Colfax, UI and WSU — met to discuss reducing water use. One of the main concerns of the conference was that the aquifers which supply the Palouse with water are not refilling adequately. An aquifer is typically an underground layer of permeable rock or sand from which groundwater can be extracted. Plans to address the need for water in the Palouse include the possibility of building a reservoir to collect Moscow mountain water which will be decided at a workshop with city council members in December according to Free Moscow Radio. Aleya Ericson can be reached at arg-arts@uidaho.edu

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Poetry, spoken word, music thriving in Moscow

Adeukunle said she writes spoken word poetry on a regular basis. It is 8:30 at the NuArt “My first time performing and the Seahawks vs.Packer’s was at the Africa Night last game is playing in the theater year. I then performed at the room as owner Eric Enger1912 Center Fundraiser and bretson awaits the open mic. most recently the F-Word, “We’ll have anywhere from where I was asked to pera handful to a couple dozen form,” She said. coming in. You never know,” The Kenworthy was filled Engerbretson said. with energy before the FSteadily people begin to Word event began. Despite an come in. issue with the sound set-up, Toluwani Adekunle is one many of the performers — of those people. A University Syddah Jane, The Fabulous of Idaho student originally Jakelyne and Jackie Sandmeyfrom Nigeria, Ader to name a few ekunle performed — didn’t even need at the Women’s the microphone. Center’s F-word The projection and Poetry Slam at the energy in their Kenworthy a few pieces ran through nights before. the audience. “My friend actu“The original ally encouraged me F-Word happened to come here,” she in 2006,” said Lysa said. Salsbury, programs Collin Morlock, coordinator at the One World Café’s Women’s Center. music coordinator The event was lysa salsbury hosted by F.L.A.M.E. and performer at the previous event, during Sexual is planning for fuAwareness Month. ture events. Salsbury said the Fem-alliance “We’re hoping to set up held a Slam for Justice slam open mics every first and poetry event in 2010, which was third weekends. The Ocsimilar. This is the first F-Word casional Reading Series is in the past five years. specifically geared toward “I think that people were poetry,” Morlock said. intrigued by the title and She said the next event is generally came away touched Oct. 20. by the personal matter of the Three other musicians, Jerpoems as well as the talent emiah Akin, Arthur Scully and involved. Many of our events John Treasure were featured, take place at the Kenworas well as various poets. thy, which we have a great The café was crowded as partnership with,” she said. people lingered on Jeremiah “We’re definitely planning on Akin’s cover of Weezer’s “Say making it an annual event it Ain’t So” and John Treaand hopefully our success will sure’s soft blues. carry over into events like “In Nigeria, spoken word Take Back the Night.” is actually very popular — we Salsbury said the imporshow a lot of passion. It is tance of slam poetry and spovery energetic,” Adekunle ken word are geared to speak said. “In Moscow it is very dif- against many social injustices ferent. It’s slower and there’s within culture. more depth to the structure. Derek Kowatsch can be reached (It is) very metaphorical.” at arg-arts@uidaho.edu

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Events calendar This week’s list of arts, entertainment, cultural events walking he is desperate to ignore.

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I think that people were ... touched by the personal matter of the poems as well as the talent involved.

Oct. 14 CALS Corn Maze 12 – 5 p.m. $5/person, free for children 4 and under.

Oct. 12 CALS Corn Maze 6 – 10 p.m. $5/person, free for children 4 and under. Prichard Art Gallery – Michael Hosaluk, Acts of Chairs 5 – 8 p.m. Canadian artist Michael Hosaluk will present an interactive installation composed entirely of sculptural chair forms. Some chairs will be arranged by the gallery while many more will be available for visitors to arrange as they choose. Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre Sleepwalk With Me – 8 p.m. $6/Adults A burgeoning stand-up comedian struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore.

Oct. 13 CALS Corn Maze 12 – 10 p.m. $5/person, free for children 4 and under. Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre Sleepwalk With Me – 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. $6/Adults A burgeoning stand-up comedian struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and the wild spurts of severe sleep-

Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre Sleepwalk With Me – 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. $6/Adults A burgeoning stand-up comedian struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore.

Oct. 16 Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre The Tournées Festival: French films on campus 7 – 9 p.m. Le hérisson/The Hedgehog Films will be in French with English subtitles. Festival passes for all five shows are $15 and are available at the Kenworthy Theater, the language departments at the universities, or at the door. Individual films are $4 at the door. Admission is free for WSU and University of Idaho students with ID.

Oct. 17 Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre Moscow Food Co-Op presents: “Gimme Green and No Impact Man” 7 p.m. - $4/Co-op Members & $6/General Admission Gimme Green is a humorous look at the American obsession with the residential lawn and the effects it has on our environment, our wallets and our outlook on life. From the limitless subdivisions of Florida to sod farms in the arid southwest, Gimme Green peers behind the curtain of the $40-billion industry that fuels our nation’s largest irrigated crop-the lawn.


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Rawr Weekly | 10.12.12  

Rawr Weekly | 10.12.12

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