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11.02.2012 Vol. 3 No. 12

pea soup

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day of the dead

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Bob Curnow

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horoscopes the argonaut


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Scorpio 10/23 - 11/21


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Thanksgiving vacation is almost here. If only you could stop day-dreaming about gravy and pie.

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Sagittarius 11/22 – 12/21 This week you will be stressed about grades and test taking. Don’t worry, it’s not like you are going to get a job after college anyway.

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Capricorn 12/22 – 1/19 This Halloween you locked eyes with a free-spirited fairy across the dance floor. Pursue the romance and hope you are not allergic to fairy dust.

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Aquarius 1/20 – 2/18 How about we toss the Halloween candy by April? Rather than recycle it to next year’s trick-or-treaters. Pisces 2/19 – 3/20 You will feel stressed this week, much like a fish out of water. Swim a couple laps in the University of Idaho Swim

Center —nothing relieves stress better than a good swim. Aries 3/21 – 4/19 Be wary when you go China shopping this week. You will find yourself wearing red and dealing with a furious Taurus. Taurus 4/20 – 5/20 The never-ending cold will make others miserable, but your fiery blood will keep you warm. Also, do not be afraid to lock horns with an Aries this week. Gemini 5/21 – 6/20 This week you will finally meet your twin. Fortunately, they will be evil and sporting a goatee to add excitement to your week. Cancer 6/21 – 7/22 Remember that the correct decision

when being chased by a giant boulder is to dive out of the way. Or if you don’t listen to horoscopes, you can enjoy your future fame as the first human pancake. Leo 7/23 – 8/22 The lion within you secretly supports the WSU Cougars. But uphold the secrecy when you are confronted by an angry Vandal fan later today. Virgo 8/23 – 9/22 You gave up your heart’s dream of becoming a professional Elvis impersonator in order to pursue a degree in organic chemistry. Yet, your heart’s desires will cause you to question the decision during the full moon. Libra 9/23 – 10/22 You will be bored after the Halloween festivities this week. Put a Russian hat on your leftover pumpkin to add excitement to your life.


Midterms are well over, but it seems as if things haven’t had a chance to slow down. Plus, the last time University of Idaho students had a day off was Sept. 3. This mix should tide you over until Thanksgiving break — providing you with peaceful sounds to sleep, meditate or bust a yoga move with.

“Coastal Break” by Tycho Placing you on the center of the beach, the waves will take you into another world. The repetitive nature of this song may just lull you to sleep.

meditation and relaxation

“Court & Spark” by Herbie Hancock featuring Norah Jones While there is unresolved dissonance throughout the song, which can often sound stressful, Herbie’s soft touch on the piano is warming.

“Out from Under” by VoicesVoices All about harmony, this song blasts out all negative thoughts as cymbals crash and roll throughout. Don’t forget to breathe deep.

“Don’t Panic” by Coldplay

Just as the title of the song says, “Don’t panic.” Lead singer Chris Martin’s voice ensures us by saying, “We live in a beautiful world.”

“Water in our Hands” by Dive Index The music video in and of itself is a great piece to watch and relax to. Cat Martino’s voice ebbs and flows. Are your eyes feeling heavy yet?

“Sun Hands” by Local Natives While “Sun Hands” is a bit faster and louder than the usual meditation song, the repetitive

drum beat pulls your thoughts deep into the song.

“Only Time” by Enya Classic. Cheesy. Overplayed. But oh so worth it. Feel your muscles relax one by one and Enya’s soothing voice says, “Who can say where the road goes …”

How by Regina Spektor


ormatio re inf moonly Not a beautiful, heartbreaking love song, this piece To listen to the mixtape in isits deep and peaceful. entirety, visit grooveLindsey Treffry can be reached at ion+Relaxation+Mixtape+Ra wr/78880981



Beaten by Them more information Refreshing idea alert: put six guys or just For more rawr reviews unnecin a room with a variety of instruvisit essary, ments, hit record, and let an album rawrreviews. Email rawrrethis is happen. If this to let us truly an know what you think and isn’t exactly submit your own reviews. what happened album. It with “Kinder tranMachines,” it scends is certainly the the “collection of songs” problem vibe that was nick mcgarvey captured, and that afflicts many records. At the rawr in an age of same time, each song attains its own voice, beats its own rhythmic ever-expanding digitization of the processes involved pulse, and displays unique instrumentation. in making a record, you’ve got a real Human touch has been allowed gem on your hands when you recrein to the music. The wavering of a ate that feeling. few notes hasn’t been spruced to Aside from the loose, open style perfection in a recording software of the songs (not to be interpreted program. The music picks up a as sloppy), there’s just a simple, little speed when it needs to, or sits pleasurable flavor all about, be it in behind the beat when an album-wide sense, appropriate. a song-wide sense, or a rawr reviews Drum beats act note-by-note sense. One as a dance floor for could imagine this as a piano and keyboards, great “afternoon in the those sneaky percussun, barbecuing with sive elements that friends” soundtrack, and everyone thinks of as yet the record would stringed instruments, hold up to an intensive until rhythmic interplays listening experience, such as these remind us down to the most intrithat they are melodic cate details. Easy to enjoy, “Kinder Machines” drums worthy of a great yet full of interest for a drummer. discerning or critical set In all honesty, “Kinder of ears. Machines” was mailed to KUOI and Sometimes a piece of work, be found its way on to a shelf, where it music, art, architecture or any it sat in need of a willing reviewer. creative outlet really, will be seen for its incredible focus on a certain scale. Some nice packaging went a long way with convincing me to be the Some things have a huge, overarchguinea pig. Thankfully, that worked ing concept, to which the small out well, as my collection of good parts are very subservient. stuff has now grown by one album. Some are oriented on details, on Things don’t often work out like the minutia, rewarding those who that when an average of 10 albums a dare to venture in close and pay day gets mailed right to your office. attention. Frequently, it can be a disheartening Every now and then, we come proposition to sit through nine bad across a work that manages scalrecords to find that one good one, ability to its appeal, and a very rare but it seems we all got lucky today thing that is. Beaten By Them have managed that feat rather nicely here. with Beaten By Them. Nick McGarvey can be reached at Essentially cohesive, with but a few parts that seem perhaps misplaced,


Pea soup Trying to scrimp and save on groceries this week so you can pre-order Halo 4? Here’s the dish for you. Makes approximately four large servings. Chris Maze can be reached at

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A Crumbs Recipe Card Directions 1. Take a pound or thereabouts of dried split peas. Put them in a pot with four cups of water and bring to a boil. 2. Once boiling, turn it down to maintain a simmer, then let it simmer for an hour. Use this hour to go stick noobs with grenades in Slayer. 3. When the peas have finally softened up, whisk or blend the soup until it has a relatively uniform consistency. 4. Add a couple splashes of lemon juice (approximately three tablespoons), salt, and pepper to taste. 5. If you want to elevate this dish or impress a boy/girl/ roommate/parent, take advantage of that hour while the peas are cooking a little differently. 6. Heat your oven to 425° F. 7. Dice a sweet potato into small chunks, and chop up about four pieces of bacon. Put all of this together in a baking pan. 8. Bake the sweet potato and bacon together for half an hour, then sprinkle a few pieces on top of the soup. Atop this put a pinch of thyme, dried or fresh work equally well.

Pea Soup

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A soft spot for charity kasen christensen rawr The Palouse Patchers have been quilting for more than 30 years, and their mission of philanthropy hasn’t slowed at all. Club President Nancy Powers said they contribute to Quilts of Valor, which gives quilts to veterans, Habitat for Humanity and the Court Appointed Special Advocates program. “Our hope is that every foster child — actually we do a tri-county area — has a quilt so they know somebody cares about them,” Powers said. She said the group tries to provide a quilt for every finished Habitat for Humanity home. Quilts of Valor is a national program to provide quilts for veterans from WWII and beyond. Mary Shook, a community service committee member of the club said they also work with Gritman Medical Center to provide quilts for babies. Each month, members of the Palouse Patchers club meet together to share their love of quilting, learn something new and, most importantly, to have fun, Powers said. Celia Boland, a member of the club, said they will often have a show and tell about quilts they are working on. The next meeting, on Nov. 6, will feature Debbie Munn, a Spokane-based fabric artist, Powers said. Twice a year, in Oct. and April, Palouse Patchers are invited to quilt camp on Lake Coeur d’Alene. “So we kind of take over the camp and have a good time,” Powers said. She said participants bring projects to work on for five days. About 35 people attended the last camp. The largest event for the Palouse Patchers is the quilt show in April. This year it will be held on April 20 and 21 at

the Latah County Fair Grounds, in connection with Moms Weekend. “We just take over the whole building,” Boland said. This year, the quilt show is called “Lattice Fantasy,” and the challenge is “Nature Fantasies.” Members can participate in the challenge, wherein they are randomly assigned a part of the theme and they have to make a quilt based on that theme. These challenge quilts are 18 by 24 inches, Powers said, so they are all uniform. Last year, the challenge was color themed. Members were assigned a random color off of a color wheel, and made quilts based on that color. Powers said they were displayed at Dahmen Barn in Uniontown, Wash., and they made a rainbow around the barn. “The sum was greater than the individual parts,” Powers said. Boland said there are no dues for participating in the Palouse Patchers, but each member is required to work at the quilt show. “Because it takes a lot of manpower to work the quilt show,” Powers said. She said members are also required to bring two-dozen cookies for refreshments at the show. Powers said some members of the club are worried about losing the craft of quilting. “We would love to have college-age people join us,” she said. She said the club is open to all. They meet on the first Tuesday of every month, with the exception of January, July and August. Most meetings are at the Latah County Fairgrounds, but November’s meeting has been moved to Moscow Middle School because of the election. Kasen Christensen can be reached at

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Employee Anne Anderson pieces together a custom-ordered quilt at Stiches and Petals in the Village Mall.



Calling all spirits Dia de los Muertos altars represent remembrance of dead emily vaartstra rawr The University of Idaho held a celebration for Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, Nov. 1, with an altar building contest and many other cultural activities for the holiday in the Student Union Building. Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday celebrating the death of loved ones, which originated from the Aztecs and has been influenced by Catholicism, said Anibel Alcocer, a lecturer for the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures. “The altars represent the good things the dead had, the good things in their life,” Alcocer said. Items such as food, drinks, fragrances, clothes and toys are placed on the altars with a portrait of the loved one at the center, she said. There is always some representation of the four elements — earth, wind, water and fire — on the altar, usually with fruit or food for earth, Paper Mache for wind, a jar filled with water and candles for fire. Alcocer said it is traditional to use yellow cempazuchitl flowers, or marigolds,

because they were a representation of death in the Aztec culture. “Everything on the altars is very colorful,” she said. Sugar skulls called calaveras are decorated in bright colors and placed on the altars along with many different colors of “papel picado,” which is tissue paper cut out into elaborate designs, Alcocer said. Several classes and individuals participated in the altar building contest and celebrated the holiday with creative representations of the deceased people they were honoring. “It’s really interesting to learn more about the culture,” said Courtney Gerken, a anibel Spanish 301 student alcocer who participated in the event. This year a group of students put on a play called “La Llorona,” which is based from a famous Latin American legend. “La Llorona,” which means the crying or weeping woman, is a legend about a woman named Maria who, in one version of the story, drowned her children in order to get attention from her husband, but realized what she was doing too late. La Llorona mourned the death of her children and

The altars represent the good things the dead had, the good things in their life.

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walked the banks of the river till she died, and it is said that her spirit continues to walk by the river and call out to her lost children. The Day of the Dead is celebrated in many countries where Catholicism is very important, Irina KapplerCrookston, chair member for the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, said. “In Spain, Italy and France people go to the cemeteries and clean off the graves and bring flowers,” she said. “In some Indian countries, people have parties at the cemeteries and bring food for the dead.” She said it is a religious celebration, but not everyone who celebrates it is religious.

It is a very cultural celebration. “When people from different cultures arrive from another country, they bring their culture with them,” said Kappler-Crookston. “Each time the tradition moves around it changes a little bit.” The holiday is meant to celebrate death in a fun and festive manner, not mourning death or fearing death, but celebrating the memory of loved ones, she said. “We’ve created a new tradition on campus, and the neat thing about it is it brings people from different cultures together.” Emily Vaartstra can be reached at

more information Dia de los Muertos events are all Nov. 1. — 12:30-3:30 p.m. set up altars in SUB ballroom — 5-7 p.m. Dinner at St. Augustine’s Dinning Hallacross from the SUB — 5-7 p.m. Mingling, viewing of altars SUB ballroom — 7-8 p.m. Welcome, presentation on Dia de los Muertos, Play: “La Llorona,” reading of the top Calaveras, dance performances, awarding of the top group and individual altars and closing, SUB ballroom — 8-11 p.m. Dia de los Muertos Dance, SUB ballroom

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UI Jazz Band opens for Bob Curnow Bob Curnow Big Band still swinging through the years ryan tarinelli rawr The Bob Curnow Big Band started the winter 2012 season playing with the University of Idaho Jazz Band 1 at Ichiban Sushi Lounge Monday night in Spokane. The Bob Curnow Big Band has been playing in the Northwest for the past 20 years and has established themselves as one of the most swinging groups in the region, often performing at regional jazz festivals and various restaurants in Spokane. The Curnow Band is a standard 29-piece big band ensemble that takes after the traditions of the big band era — as well as playing the music of a variety of artists like Stan Kenton, Pat Metheny and Buddy Rich.

Curnow is the director of the big band where he composes, arranges and conducts. In 1994, Curnow produced an album entitled, “Bob Curnow’s L.A. Big Band Plays The Music of Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays,” which received rave reviews from musicians and fans alike. The album was a success because it combined the large big band ensemble with contemporary style and groove. Since 1976, Curnow has been the owner and CEO of Sierra Music Publications, which arrange charts for high school, college and professional bands all over the country. The big band plays mostly from the Sierra Music Catalogue but is not afraid to play new or other arrangements. Between the Big Band and Sierra Music Publications, it’s not surprising Curnow is a prominent figure in modern jazz composition and arrangement.

The Bob Curnow Big Band is comprised of local jazz musicians, music professors and some students from nearby universities. Jayson Liljenberg, a graduate trombone student at the Lionel Hampton School of Music who plays third trombone in the Bob Curnow Big Band, said it was a fun experience getting to play in a band with so much experience and talent. Liljenberg said the focus and intensity all the musicians bring and quality of music that Bob expects from the group is great, as is the opportunity to learn from so many talented players. Liljenberg will be playing with the band in all of the upcoming Ichiban performances and the annual recording session in which the band records all of the new music produced by Sierra Music Publications that year. The UI Jazz Ensemble 1 opened for the Bob Curnow

Big Band on Monday night and second trombone, Brendan Burns, said it was a great change of pace to play in a new setting and in a bigger city. He said it was great getting to hear the Curnow Band because it gave them something to aspire to. The Bob Curnow Big Band has shows coming up through the end of the year, sharing the stage with Washington University Jazz Ensemble on November 5th and Gonzaga University Jazz Ensemble on December 3rd. The Bob Curnow Big Band will also headline for a fundraising show for the Spokane All City Jazz Ensemble, which is a non-profit organization that encourages and promotes young jazz artists through ensembles, classes and private lessons December 17th. All concerts take place at Ichiban in downtown Spokane. The Big Band has a local following of around 600 people

and growing on their official e-mail list, according to Curnow. Ryan Tarinelli can be reached at

more information The Bob Curnow Band will play with the Washington University Jazz Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Ichiban Sushi Lounge. The band will also play with the Gonzaga University Jazz Ensemble on Dec. 3 and will headline a fundraising show for the Spokane All City Jazz Ensemble Dec. 17. The Ichiban Sushi Lounge is located at 202 W. 3rd Ave. in Spokane, Wash. The events are open to all ages and there is no cover charge.


Events calendar

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This week’s list of arts, entertainment, cultural events Matinees. “Welcome Home Jenny Sutter” by Julie Marie Myatt 8 – 10 p.m. in Hartung Theater Play gives inside look at life of a veteran — playwright visits campus Nov. 8 $10/general, $8/UI faculty and WSU, Free for UI students with Vandal Card


ProcrastinEating: The act of consuming food in order to avoid important tasks, such as homework. Example: Sarah Sampson should have been studying for midterms, but she decided to procrastinEat instead.

Saturday Nov. 3 Friday Nov. 2 Sera Cahoone, The Parson Red Heads, Desert Noises 8 p.m. BellTower Pullman, Wa. $8 advanced/$10 door. All ages welcome. Ted 7 and 9:30 p.m. in SUB ballroom. ASUI VandalEntertainment presents: Ted. As the result of a childhood wish, John Bennett’s teddy bear, Ted, came to life and has been by John’s side ever since — a friendship that’s tested when Lori, John’s girlfriend of four years, wants more from their relationship. Admission is free.

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Kate Johnson, left, and Sarah Martin decorate caramel apples Tuesday in the Wallace Basement. The students off first floor Ballard and fourth floor Willey gathered to decorate apples in the spirit of Halloween.

A Year with Frog and Toad 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre. 2 p.m. on Sunday. A Year With Frog and Toad is a musical written by brothers Robert (music) and Willie Reale (book and lyrics), based on the Frog and Toad children’s stories written and illustrated by Arnold Lobel. The musical follows the woodland adventures of two amphibious friends, a worrywart toad and a perky frog, with their assorted colorful hopping, crawling and flying companions, over the course of a year. $12/General Admission, $10/ Students, Seniors and youth under 10, and $10 for Sunday

Ted 7 and 9:30 p.m. in SUB ballroom. ASUI Vandal Entertainment presents: Ted. As the result of a childhood wish, John Bennett’s teddy bear, Ted, came to life and has been by John’s side ever since — a friendship that’s tested when Lori, John’s girlfriend of four years, wants more from their relationship. Admission is free. “Welcome Home Jenny Sutter” by Julie Marie Myatt 2 – 4 p.m. in Hartung Theater Play gives inside look at life of a veteran — playwright visits campus Nov. 8. $10/general, $8/UI faculty and WSU, Free for UI students with Vandal Card

Monday Nov. 5 Safety Not Guaranteed 7 p.m. in SUB ballroom. ASUI VandalEntertainment presents: Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified ad seeking a companion for time travel. Admission is free.

Wednesday Nov. 7 Back to the Future 7 p.m. SUB Ballroom ASUI VandalEntertainment presents: a blast from the past. Admission is free.

Remind Dad of old times Then head to the Commons

Idaho Commons: 885.2667

Student Union: 885.4636

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