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1.17.2014 Vol. 4 No. 16

“the beginning of the end�

bryce andrews

dance party

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low-fat diets

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Capricorn 12/22-1/19 “Catch me if you can” is not only a cliché, but a way to live your life. Start the year off by blowing past the competition.


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Aquarius 1/20-2/18

Fun fact—nobody cares about what sort of sandwich you had for lunch. Cool it with spamming your friends with Facebook status updates.

Pisces 2/19-3/20

Gemini 5/21-6/21

The time is now to answer life’s important questions. Look deep inside yourself and decide if you are truly bringing sexy back.

Life’s not about winning. Life’s about always gaining the element of surprise.

Cancer 6/22-7/22

Aries 3/21-4/19

Leo 7/23-8/22

Taurus 4/20-5/20

Virgo 8/23-9/22

Remember that free time that Winter Break afforded you? In this first week of school, you will watch it all slip away. Keep your chin up. It is by far the best way to watch for falling pianos.

Don’t give up after two days of classes. Hard work is always rewarded. Start the semester off on the right foot. If that doesn’t work, start your semester off on the left foot. This year you can finally accomplish your New Year’s resolutions with a

little blood, sweat and tears.

Libra 9/23-10/22

You will want to throw your computer out a window after updating to Windows 8. Don’t give Bill Gates the satisfaction, though.

Scorpio 10/23-11/21

A tall, dark stranger will cross your path and bump into you today. How rude!

Sagittarius 11/22-12/21

Listen to “The Monster” by Eminem. The lyrics offer surprising guidance.



There are a lot of good sing- broke the record of biggest jump to No. 1 on the Billboard ers in modern music. But there Hot 100 coming right off her is one artist who never fails to win from the very first produce crowd-pleasing season of American music you can keep Idol. coming back to. I can’t get enough music from #7. “I Do Not Hook Kelly Clarkson. She has a rich voice that can Up” sing the high’s and the This song is for evlow’s, and she comes ery person who doesn’t back year after year emily want to be an “item” vaartstra with a great hit. There in the relationship. rawr are many honorable This upbeat 2009 hit is mentions like “Catch all about standing up My Breath” and “Walk Away,” against being used. but here is a small countdown of Kelly’s top songs. #6. “My Life Would Suck

#8. “A Moment Like This” You can’t forget Clarkson’s debut hit single from 2003 that

Without You” Chances are there are plenty of you out there who can

relate to this song. Clarkson sings about how dysfunctional this relationship she’s in has become, but that they can’t stay apart. The humor is also a nice addition.

#5. “Already Gone” and “Behind These Hazel Eyes” I had to make this a tie because they are both so good and are about break-ups, but they look at a break-up from both sides. “Already Gone” takes on a melancholy tone in the point of view of the heartbreaker, while “Behind These Hazel Eyes” is a passionate, frustrated song coming from the heartbroken.

“Kelly’s top songs” #4. “Because of You” This is a truly gut-wrenching song reflecting the true feelings of Clarkson from her younger self dealing with her parent’s divorce. This is one of her best vocal performances.

#3. “Breakaway” The title song of her highest grossing album to date, “Breakaway” highlights an individual who desires independence, confidence and adventure. There is no question why this was her longest running No.1 hit single.

#2. “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” This upbeat song is all

about perseverance and not letting anyone take you down. “Stronger” rocketed to No. 1 around the world in 2012 as it encouraged everyone to see themselves as a fighter and a champion over whatever life throws at them.

#1. “Since U Been Gone” Finally, Kelly’s most successful hit single to date is still considered by many of her fans to be one she can never top—it is that good. “Since U Been Gone” is still her most popular song today and can be heard in movies, TV shows and forever on the radio. Emily Vaartstra can be reached at



The Secret Life of Walter Mitty


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One of the best holiday films that isn’t too holiday-ish chloe rambo rawr A far-too-normal guy working a far-too-normal job is the essence of “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.” On the outside, Mitty (Ben Stiller) is a pretty boring guy lacking a stellar personality, but it’s his wild and spontaneous daydreams — whether he’s living his fantasy of outsmarting his obnoxiously bearded supervisor, or wooing his crush with an imaginary exotic accent and penchant for arctic mountain climbing — that gives this film color. Mitty works with film negatives for Life Magazine, but the magazine soon announces it must close its print edition and move to online-only content. Mitty is in charge of developing his friend and prize-winning photographer Sean O’Connell’s roll of film, including cover photo for the final print magazine. The transition from magazine to online site is smooth, except for one thing. Walter loses the prized photo negative for the cover — in other words, disaster strikes. Mitty must find O’Connell’s print, and

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Send your suggestions and feedback to: the search takes Mitty to Greenland, Iceland and a rarely-traveled peak in ungoverned Afghanistan, where he meets friends along the way. This is one of the best holiday films without being too holiday-ish. There are no jingle bells, no Santa, no carols or cookies, not a lot of snow, either, but Mitty does bring adventure and fun to the table in a very big way. Mitty is dynamic, lovable, dedicated and pretty hilarious, despite being a bit spacy at times. His lady crush, Cheryl Melhoff (Kristin Wiig) is adorable and downright hilarious — the perfect match to Mitty’s oddness. And thankfully, for once Stiller’s character didn’t contain an ounce of “Zoolander.” Chloe Rambo can be reached at

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One of my favorite treats growing up was my mom’s shortbread cookies cut into fun shapes like angels, hearts, stars and snowflakes topped with red, green, blue, yellow, pink and purple sprinkles. This is a simple recipe that only has five ingredients and short bake time — this means you will have that yummy shortbread goodness in your mouth in no time.

A Crumbs Recipe Card Shortbread cookies Ingredients 2 sticks of butter 1 cup corn starch 1 cup and 2 tablespoons icing sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups flour Sprinkles, optional

Directions Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Cream the butter with a beater in a mixing bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients and beat until thick. Remove the dough from the bowl and roll out thin onto a clean counter. Use cookie cutters for fun patterns or a cup to cut out the cookie. Place the cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet then add sprinkles. Bake for 10 minutes or until cookies are golden brown.

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Wolves, wilderness and the West Bryce Andrews comes to Moscow with new book “Backluck Way” jared jonas rawr The Wild West evokes thoughts of cowboys and cattle rustlers roaming the plains. But the West is much more than that to author Bryce Andrews. Andrews packed up his belongings from his Seattle home in his truck in 2006. He then moved to Montana to work on a ranch for a year and subsequently wrote a book about his experiences on the ranch. Andrews grew up in Seattle — a city he said is as far away as a person possibly could be from the world of ranching. His fascination with the West started with his father, who curated the art museum at the University of Washington, Andrews said. Several art exhibits that came through the university highlighting Western culture stood out to the young Andrews. His first experience with ranching came from working on his godparent’s ranch outside of Billings, Mont., during his childhood. It was a way in which people could relate to the land that sustained them, Andrews said, and from there his desire to know more grew. Andrews’ decision to move out to Montana came shortly after he graduated college, answering a job application he found through Montana State University. The ranch was as wild as a place could be, Andrews said. While he only spent a year working at that particular ranch, his experiences there and his passion for writing drove him to start working on “Backluck Way.” “I feel very strongly that I lived an interesting story out there, one that’s rare,” Andrews said. The biggest conflict Andrews experienced was dealing with the roving wolf

packs who threatened the cattle he was overseeing during his stay. With the growing population in the West, conflicts between people and wild animals are becoming more prominent, he said. Andrews didn’t have a solution to the problem, but he had an outlet — in writing. Andrews said he believes the increasing amount of urbanization in the West has been hurting wildlife ecosystems for years now and people need to find a balance between themselves and the wild animals whose homes are potentially being overrun by humans. “Each generation has been leaving the American West in poorer condition than they found it,” Andrews said. However, Andrews doesn’t think the land can’t be recovered. He believes that if people stop and find a balance now then people can coexist with wildlife. “As long as we keep these landscapes open, there is a tremendous amount of hope for the future,” Andrews said. After the book sold, Andrews began the process of leasing his own ranch in Missoula, Mont. “For the first time, I’m actually getting to do this work for myself, which is great,” Andrews said. He is also working on starting an educational program he described as a course on the practical work of ranching with a curriculum in ethics, aesthetics and the sciences applied directly to the issues of the contemporary West. Andrews hopes to get this program underway on his own ranch with support from Montana State University. He is also currently starting to work on writing his second book. He plans to write about the time he spent working on a cattle ranch at the Upper Clark Fork in Montana, dealing with the contami-

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Bryce Andrews will be in town 4 p.m. Jan. 26 at BookPeople of Moscow. Andrews’ new book “Backluck Way” is about his experiences on a Montana ranch, where he worked for a year. nation of the land that stemmed from excessive copper mining in the area during World War II and the social and economic consequences that followed, Andrews said. Andrews is currently embarking on a

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regional book tour in support of “Badluck Way” and will be coming to BookPeople of Moscow at 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 26 for a signing and reading of his book. Jared Jonas can be reached at

If all the blood vessels in your body were laid end to end, they would reach about 60,000 miles. —



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Dance, move your body nurainy darono rawr Vandal Entertainment partnered with an electronic dance music production team, FundRaver, to host Electronic Dance Party for the first time at the University of Idaho. The founder and the executive producer of FundRaver, Micah Cruver, said the theme of the party is “Come join the circus.” He encourages people to dress up in old-school outfits and enjoy the music. Cruver said FundRaver will be providing many types of music, like pop, oldies, classics, house music and ultimately electronic dance music (E.D.M.). “Even if E.D.M. is not what people are familiar with or listen to on a regular basis, we’re going to have something here for everybody, and make sure it welcomes everyone,” Cruver said.

Electronic Dance Party is a get-backto-school event for everyone, Cruver said. He said FundRaver has partnered with other universities from coast to coast to host events like this. “We really just want to create a safe, positive and really energetic atmosphere for people to be able to come out and have fun on campus,” Cruver said. “Ultimately, it’s just a dance party for everybody on campus.” Vandal Entertainment Small Concerts Chair Michael Cullen said people will be surprised what they can do to transform the Student Union Building Ballroom. He said it will be a completely different place with the help of FundRaver. “We are exploring new territories for concerts and events in general,” Cullen said. “We just want to provide a fun get-back-to-school event in (the) SUB Ballroom around music and really awesome Moscow native, D.J. Anski.”

Vandal Entertainment partners with FundRaver to host first Electronic Dance Party

Cullen said having met in a conference in October 2013, Vandal Entertainment found FundRaver stood out because Cruver, known as D.J. Anski, is from the Palouse area. He said that it is going to be a great time to have him back in town and introduce E.D.M. to the Vandals. FundRaver will present three D.J.s, including D.J. Errant, D.J. CnDyCain and Cruver himself. Cruver attended school in both Moscow and Pullman and then moved to Portland, Ore. He started D.J.-ing in Pullman and in his sophomore year in college he produced his first large scale dance party. He graduated from Portland State University with dual majors in Film and Graphic Design. Cruver said this is going to be a unique experience for Vandals. FundRaver will bring three-dimensional projection mapping that a large production usually has. Most campuses don’t

really do a production like this, so he hopes that everyone will enjoy it and make memories. “Like what I’ve seen the events have done in the past, it is an eye-opening experience for a lot of people. We just want to come up and provide an enjoyable, memorable time,” Cruver said. Cullen said Vandal Entertainment has worked hard to make this event happen and to bring FundRaver in town. Like other events, they always try hard to provide concerts that are free for UI students. “We try to stress on free concerts for students—so making that clear, it’s free for students and then $5 for the public or anybody who doesn’t have Vandal Card,” Cullen said. “It starts at 8 p.m. until midnight.” Nurainy Darono can be reached at

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As the new year begins, students begin eating low-fat diets to lose weight. However, University of Idaho dietitian Marissa Rudley suggests there are healthier ways.

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Christmas feast, New Year’s dinner, family reunion meals, cupcakes, brownies and all kinds of dessert from visiting relatives may satisfy everyone’s stomach but also can add some numbers on the scale. Aside from exercising, many people adopt so-called low-fat diets to lose weight and become fit. “If I can get something that is low-fat, I’ll get something that is low-fat as opposed to just get something normal,” University of Idaho student Karma French said. “So I’ll get low-fat cream cheese, I’ll get low-fat tortilla. I (drink) skim milk, low-fat sour cream (and) a lot of creamy things.” Many follow the same kind of low-fat trend at the start of the New Year since having lowfat diet makes them feel more confident in losing weight. However, from a dietitian’s perspective, a low-fat diet is not ideal for weight loss.

“Current research does not support a low-fat diet for weight loss since dietary fat is a necessary macronutrient,” UI campus dietitian Marissa Rudley said. “A low-fat diet contains approximately half the fat of a normal diet, with the rest of the nutrients coming from carbohydrates and protein.” Rudley said foods that are considered low-fat include virtually all fruits and vegetables, most grains and certain types of protein such as beans, lentils, tofu and low-fat dairy. Fad diets promise big results with little effort or time but if a diet or product seems too good to be true it probably is, Rudley said. She said there isn’t a single food or dietary product that will lead to rapid weight loss — even though diet companies will try to convince consumers. “In terms of weight loss, I recommend an overall caloriereduction, versus reducing or excluding a single macronutrient like fat or carbohydrates,”

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Rudley said. “A gradual weight loss can be achieved by reducing daily calories by 250 to 500, either through food choices, physical activity or a combination of the two.” She said instead of looking for a magical diet solution, people should go back to healthy eating basics. They could make half of their plate fruits and vegetables along with whole grains that are high in fiber and high quality protein like lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs and nuts. They also need to watch out for excess saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sodium and added sugar. “For breakfast, I always get wheat bread as well,” French said. “I’ll have eggs and wheat bread, a low-fat bagel or I’ll just have Special K cereal. For lunch, I’ll usually have a sandwich or something small but quick. For dinner, I usually have meat and lots of vegetables.” Rudley said many dieters fall into the trap of using a strict diet plan that does not

fit into their current lifestyle, and they become discouraged when they are unable to maintain this plan for the long-term. “The biggest key to weight loss success is consistency,” Rudley said. “This does not necessarily mean that every single day must be spent eating the same exact meal or completing the same boring workout routine.” Rudley said people can commit to a healthy lifestyle by nourishing their body with regular meals, snacks, a balanced diet that incorporates a mix of all types of foods and finding activities that can keep them moving throughout each day. “Any diet that recommends eliminating an entire food group or macronutrient, such as no carbohydrates or no grains, should be a red flag that this is not a balanced eating plan,” Rudley said. “Even with a multivitamin supplement, important nutrients will be missing from a restrictive diet plan.”

more information Nutrition counseling is available to all students by appointment. Contact UI campus dietitian Marissa Rudley, RD, LD at (208)-8856717 or mrudley@uidaho. edu. For more information, visit

She said a healthy lifestyle should be tailored to each individual and include enjoyable foods and activities. If a diet plan bans a favorite food or is overly restrictive, it will be difficult to maintain the plan in the long-term. “I usually try to make a healthy lifestyle out of it,” French said. “Rather than being (on) a crash diet for a week and lose a ton of weight, I try to make it more like a lifestyle.” Chin-Lun Hsu can be reached at



Haikus for school Syllabus week and no spaces in the red lots semester begins The Vandals win some at least, I think they do right? the Vandals lose some Senioritis is a serious disorder please see your doctor

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Events calendar Friday, Jan. 17 8 p.m.- Vandal Entertainment hosts its very first Electronic Dance Party 8 p.m.- “12 Years a Slave” at the Kenworthy

Saturday, Jan. 18

Tuesday, Jan. 21

4:15 p.m. and 8 p.m.- “12 Years a Slave” at the Kenworthy 7 p.m.- Men’s basketball game vs. Bakersfield at the UI Kibbie Dome

5 p.m.- Nerd Tuesday at the UI Women’s Center 7:30 p.m.- Kristin Elgersma on the piano at the Haddock Performance Hall

Sunday, Jan. 19

Wednesday, Jan. 22

3:15 p.m. and 7 p.m. - “12 Years a Slave” at the Kenworthy

12:30p.m.- Lunches with Leaders in the Clearwater room at the Idaho Commons 9 p.m.- Women’s climbing night at the Student Recreation Center

Monday, Jan. 20 No School —Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Thursday, Jan. 23

12:30 p.m.- Lavender Lunch in TLC 229 5:30 p.m.- Got Sex? series at the UI Women’s Center 8 p.m.- Thick as Thieves concert hosted by Vandal Entertainment at the SUB Ballroom 8 p.m.- “The Book Thief” at the Kenworthy




Got free time? Enjoy the many luxuries of syllabus week by relaxing in the new commons lounge and sub study area.

Clock designed by Andy Fuchs from the Noun Project

Idaho Commons: 885 . 2667

Student Union: 885 . 4636

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