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4.18.2013 Vol. 4 No. 26

‘never too old for egg hunts’

‘The Cherry Orchard’

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poetry page 7 beer can chicken

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your work in rawr illustration photography mixed media paintings sculptures short fiction poetry non-fiction rawr is an alternative weekly publication covering art, culture, campus life and entertainment. We are accepting all forms of art and creativity to be featured inside the publication, or on the cover. Email: arg-arts@uidaho.edu

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Aries 3/21-4/19 The end is nigh! Of the semester, that is. The time to start panicking about your grades is now.

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Taurus 4/20-5/20

Virgo 8/23-9/22

Capricorn 12/22-1/19

BuzzFeed is by far the most productive use of your time and holds that answer to life’s mysteries. How can you know what your true personality is, unless you click the quiz to find out?

Remember to hunt for the eggs this Easter, not the guy dressed as the giant bunny. He will not appreciate it and just because Easter falls on April 20 does not give you an excuse.

You got this. Whatever challenge life has given you, return it back like a champion.

Gemini 5/21-6/21

Libra 9/23-10/22

Take a risk and travel. With luck, you may find where Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 ended up.

You have friends in high places, so get your act together and rescue them! Billy can’t hold onto the edge of Moscow Mountain all day.

Cancer 6/22-7/22

Scorpio 10/23-11/21

The answers to all of your questions in life is a chinchilla. They are cute and know when to shut up.

What goes around comes around, so watch out for boomerangs.

Leo 7/23-8/22 You may bring sexy back to the rest of us. He’s been gone a while and the University of Idaho needs him.

Sagittarius 11/22-12/21 Do something nice for your professor this week. Believe it or not, teachers are people too. Make your professor a thank you card or give them a gift card in appreciation for their hard work.

mix-tape A+ artists

Bugatti, but we can’t all be Ace One of my favorite things Hood, Future or Rick Ross. That to do while walking to campus being said, this combination of in the morning is to select rappers makes for an A+ song one letter of the alphabet and that has a catchy tune listen to the list of and sick beat. songs of those artists or bands starting with “Rolling in the that letter. Recently, I went through the “A” Deep” by Adele names on my song list You’d be crazy not and it was a perfect to have this 10-time start to my morning. Grammy winner on emily There is a good variety your playlist. While vaartstra of music styles and rawr Adele won Grammys beats — I think you’ll in both 2009 and 2010, enjoy this playlist just it wasn’t until 2012 that the as much as I do. public really fell in love with her booming vocals and impec“Bugatti” by Ace Hood cable rhythmic style of “Rolling I’m sure many of us would like to wake up in a brand new in the Deep.”

“I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” by Aerosmith Everytime I listen to this song, I can’t help but get choked up as I mentally replay Bruce Willis sacrificing himself for Ben Affleck and the rest of the world from the Texas-sized asteroid in “Armageddon.” The passion and grit of Steven Tyler’s voice just adds to the emotion of the lyrics.

“Beautiful” by Akon Any girl would feel beautiful if Akon’s smooth vocals were telling them so — even if he’s just scoping chicks at a club. While I love me some Akon, the best part of this song is

Aquarius 1/20-2/18 April is National Poetry Month along with being Earth Awareness Month, Southern Side Dish Potluck Month and Math Awareness Month. Celebrate all of these rare and important occasions by standing on earth, cooking a southern side dish from a poetic recipe, all while completing your calculus homework.

Pisces 2/19-3/20 The moon may be made of cheese, but lunar forces cannot excuse any cheesy puns this week. Think of the silver lining — you have a reason to buy a new hat.

Colby O’Donis chiming in with his silky voice singing about you being like the sun who brightens the day.

“Dirty Little Secret” by All American Rejects Taking it back to 2005, “Dirty Little Secret” is one pop rock song that is worth coming back to nine years later. The All American Rejects were all the rave back then, especially for middle school and high school girls, making this song a blast from the glory days.

“Boston” by Augustana One of my most favorite songs in the world, “Boston” is full of incredible emotion and hope for change. The piano score alone is reason enough to listen to this song over and over again until you are all cried out.

“Wake Me Up” by Avicii While the original version of this song by Aloe Blacc is musically enchanting, Avicii’s electronic dance remix takes this song to a whole different level of pure awesome. What many don’t know is that this song was inspired by the stories of millions of immigrant children who were born in the U.S. then deported, and this song is a cry out for their freedom to be in America.

“Here’s to Never Growing Up” by Avril Lavigne For all those seniors who are graduating into the real world, you’ll be wanting to sing this song before the job hunt begins. Emily Vaartstra can be reached at arg-arts@uidaho.edu


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‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Marvel Universe switches things up The thing about “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” — the newest installment in the ever exbradley burgess panding and rawr intricately connected Marvel Cinematic Universe — is that little can be said without ruining the film. Without giving too much away, this new film is the turning point of the Marvel Universe. If you think the film is just filler until the next “Avengers” sequel, you are dead wrong. This is a game changer for the franchise. The bare minimum that fans know going in is that Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) faces off against the mysterious assassin, the Winter Soldier, who is part of a plan to take down the secret organization SHIELD. The film pulls many punches and surprises that even comic book fans wouldn’t see coming. The twists and turns in the story have gotten many comparisons to espionage spy thrillers of the ‘70s, only with high-octane car chases and occasional comic book references. The film has an old school feel to it, which older audience members will appreciate, but still remains fast and fun for the younger audience. It’s a fun balancing act and one that should ease in people who are not comic book fans. Evans’s return as Captain America is met with fanfare. The film chooses to explore his uncertainty about the modern world and his struggle to fit in with it, leading to some good character scenes that pay off even in the action set pieces. Scarlet Johansson is back as Natasha Romanoff, aka Black

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arg-arts@uidaho.edu Widow, and she’s a much more notable presence here than in other films. She’s more than just a pretty face and the film does a good job of showing that. New to the pack are the always awesome Anthony Mackie as a helpful war veteran and Robert Redford as SHIELD official Alexander Pierce — both of whom are given time to make an impression, even in all the chaos that ensues. One of the big questions the Marvel bigwigs must have asked after “The Avengers” is how these superheroes will function after such a cataclysmic event. “Iron Man 3” and “Thor: The Dark World” explored that on a minor scale, but “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” gives Rogers a more substantial crisis to work with, which brings out good character and furthers the grand scheme of the Marvel Universe both at the same time. By the end of this film, viewers are left wondering what will happen in the next installment — not to mention the TV series “Agents of SHIELD.” There is a lot to look forward to — especially if you see the post credits scenes in this film, which should send comic nerds reeling. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” isn’t just another Marvel film, it’s a crucial turning point for the entire Marvel Universe and will satisfy fans and casual moviegoers alike. Bradley Burgess can be reached at arg-arts@uidaho.edu

For more recipes, visit us online at one (or all) of the following: Website: www.uiargonaut.com/crumbs Instagram and Twitter: @uicrumbs Facebook: www.facebook.com/uicrumbs

emily vaartstra crumbs A couple of weeks ago, I was all set up to bake sugar cookies for a girls’ night treat, until I frantically rummaged through the fridge only to realize I had no more eggs left. With the clock ticking before my friends would arrive, I did a quick online search on what to replace my eggs with — bananas, tofu, apple sauce and yogurt — but then I found this recipe that gave me a quick fix with more baking powder. Emily Vaartstra can be reached at arg-crumbs@uidaho.edu emily vaartstra | rawr

A Crumbs Recipe Card Ingredients: 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup butter, softened 2 tablespoons milk 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoons baking powder 1 pinch salt 3 tablespoons flour 1/8 cup sugar

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine butter and sugar in a bowl and mix until it gets light and fluffy.

Add vanilla and milk to the mixture. Combine salt, flour and baking powder in a separate bowl. Combine the dry and wet ingredients by using either a spatula or your hands. Dough should be a little bit sticky at this point. Add extra flour as needed until dough becomes less sticky. Form 12 equal-sized balls, flatten to about inch in thickness. Bake on cookie sheets for 8-10 minutes until the bottom is lightly golden.


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Musician Jeff Samson shows some of his musical talent. Samson is a music major at the University of Idaho and wrote many of the songs on the “Stories” album.

‘What will tomorrow bring?’

UI student musician releases new full album

Samson’s favorite songs on the album are “Lord, What Will Tomorrow Bring?”, “The Difference Between You & Me” and “Pray His Will, Not Yours, Be Done.” He said they are fun to play and upbeat. One of them was written after a pastor mentioned something in church, Samson said. Samson said his music is folk and acoustic, and it has a religious side to it. Samson’s belief in God has a large influence on his music and it comes through in his songs. “It’s who I am,” Samson said. Graduate school is on the agenda for the musician, but

before he goes on in his education he wants to gain some songwriter experience. Samson set aside all of next year — after he graduates — to write, perform and record. Samson has been writing songs for about three years but he has not devoted a large chunk of time into it. That is something he wants to change. “I will see if I want to attempt touring and all of that (afterward),” Samson said. “I can definitely see that happening but I will see if it works out as a long term thing.” Claire Whitley can be reached at arg-arts@uidaho.edu

claire whitley rawr Truth and faith are two words to best describe the story of Jeff Samson who has the Hebrew word “emet,” which means truth, tattooed on his arm. Samson, a University of Idaho fifth-year senior music performance major, has big hopes in becoming a full-time singer-songwriter. He believes his major emphasis, percussion, will influence his songwriting in the future. Samson also enjoys working with other musicians to obtain a variety

of instrument sounds. “I like pulling musicians together and getting weird instrumentation for songs,” Samson said. He said strings, choir, keyboard, xylophone and marimba are fun to incorporate into his songwriting. Samson was not highly involved in music until he came to UI, which made it an interesting decision for him to major in music. “It was just a fun thing I did after school,” Samson said. Samson said he slowly started to teach himself how to sing, after having taken ear training classes and then he

realized how much he enjoyed writing lyrics. “I went from not being able to carry a tune at all to writing a full album,” Samson said. Samson originally thought he would wait to record an album until he was done with college, but a friend posted on Facebook that he was starting a recording business. Samson’s friend offered a deal to his friends and Samson jumped on the opportunity. The album, “Stories,” was recorded in just one day, Samson said, a process that normally takes days or weeks of intense work to do.


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The Cherry Orchard UI’s latest theatre production result of teamwork from all cast members

alexia neal rawr The final week before the University of Idaho’s “The Cherry Orchard” production is one full of last-minute costume alterations, lighting designs and late night rehearsals. When watching a live theater production, it’s easy to get lost in the ambiance of the show and difficult to understand all the work that goes into a production. “The Cherry Orchard” by playwright Anton Chekhov, put on by the UI Theater Department, took many people to put together. Robert Caisley, the director of the show, said there are many aspects of a production and the amount of work that goes into it can often be deceiving on a show night. Max Holley, the costume designer of the show, said there are about 35 people working together just to make the costumes successful. Holley designed five costumes and the rest had to be pulled and altered from the stock of past costumes. “I think it’s important that we have different people specializing, so every area can get specific attention,” Holley said. “What we do as theater artisans is really collaborative — I’m always checking in with the other designers.” Even the UI art, history and music departments were involved in the show. Richard Spence, a UI history professor, spoke to the cast about the history of the period so actors could better understand the time. A student composer from the music department is helping as the sound engineer and the graphic designer for the posters is from the art department. “Producing a play is a little like steering the Titanic,” Caisley

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UI’s production of the Anton Chekhov classic “The Cherry Orchard” will come to the stage on April 24. Admission is free for UI students. said. “There are always dozens of people involved.”

Producing a play is a little like steering the Titanic.” robert caisley

Emily Nash plays the role of Lyuba Ranevsky in “The Cherry Orchard.” She said there are many aspects of a produc-

tion that need to be thought through, especially with creating the setting. The designers don’t want the audience to be focused on a specific piece of furniture, but to actually be entranced by the story. “Theater is so collaborative and so community oriented,” Nash said. “No role is small, everyone is an essential piece in this huge wheel so that you actually have an experience.” “The Cherry Orchard” is set in the early 1900s, during prerevolutionary Russia. It’s about a woman who goes through a series of traumas and the struggle

she faces, after finding out she has to sell her estate and cherry orchard. This time period in Russia was a time of change from the old ways to a new modern world. Caisley said the play goes much deeper than that. “It’s far more about the interaction (of) the characters,” Caisley said. “Not just about a piece of real estate, but about a group of characters that all have various passions and interests and none of them are being satisfied.” Alexia Neal can be reached at arg-arts@uidaho.edu

Where: The Hartung Theater

When: April 24-26 and May 1-3 at 7:30 p.m. April 27 and May 4 at 2 p.m.

Cost: Free for UI Students $10 for adults $8 for UI faculty, staff, seniors, WSU students


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An elegy for ignorance It was a process. Like how the snow falls, silently, blankets the ground before turning slush and dirt-caked eventually melting away completely. If it’s gone long enough, you want it back forgetting the marrow-chilling cold and black ice roads only remembering the silence. Losing Him was like that. I’d known him my whole life, from my sterile birth, white and pink swaddle, the doctor declaring “It’s a girl!” and nobody questioned not He, not me, that I was. He was there with me in Sunday School when whitewashed flannel graphs taught me about us, Jesus, Moses, God of fire and brimstone, so much love held my hand up, teacher called on me and I said no, I’m not racist but, affirmative action is. White dirt-caked lies we all believed. It was He who asked my dad what lesbians were. Girls who love other girls. Unnatural, forbidden, like the slushies your mom won’t let you have. He was there on my first day of college. Waving wildly, everyone noticed. It was the last time I would see Him. I met new people who knew what He was, who He was: the “God-given” privilege of being the invisible same. He was always cradling me in what I didn’t know (I didn’t know). I want Him back sometimes before He turned slush, dirt-caked and melted away. I just remember how quiet and painless the white was.

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My marriage

Zambia (1842) I slip into the hut with a thin cloth held over my mouth, but still I gulp the humid air with the after taste of blood, alcohol and rotting flesh. I maneuver, tip-toeing over the maze of bodies, careful not to crush the bony fingers blending with the dirt floor like one continuous limb. Lying half-naked, motionless on a yellow stained table, eyes open and rolled back, her petite frame blanketed in sweat, black and red welts speckled across her torso as if the skin were an ashtray. A white man hovers over the child, a wet cloth in his steady hand. A black leather Bible lies open by an oil lantern, spilling its light and casting shadows against the red letters, “Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of Heaven.” The man folds her limp arms to rest, clutching her heart. I lift the tender body from the table, from the white man, and deliver the child into the night sky reflected in trickle of the calm waters.

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Dandelion A green sprout pushes towards the bright morning sun, Yawning and rubbing the sleep from his eyes. He calls out a cheery hello As all the little bluebirds greet the day. He stretches and stretches as the morning goes on, And a full head of hair is first Green Then yellow Then white Before the clever north wind blows And all of his locks are lost from sight. He is withering now, so old and frail But he smiles inside because he knows He is going to a better place With tulips And lilacs And wonderful roses Who just never stop growing. With a sigh our sprout says, “Goodnight.”

One thing I know is marriage. My marriage, which dawns anew every morning with the February light filtering through half-open blinds. My eyes are weighted, trying hard to drag me back to sleep. “NOOOOOOO!” Her toddler protest, not really a protest, a staunch affirmation of her tiny place. I’m awake now, awake enough. To hear your muffled response, quiet words, between the open and close of the refrigerator door. Your side of the bed is cold, you’ve been awake for awhile. Since you heard the insistent voice, “Da! Da! Da!” From my side to hers leaving me warm to dream a few moments longer. It’s been like this, you know, since she was small. You getting up in the morning with her. You get jelly-smeared fingers, diapered protests, wet kisses. All to allow me a few more moments, of unfettered sleep. And when I awake like I did today, from a slumber under soft down with one foot out in the cold — I can hear, you and she talking, muted, in unaffected conversations … And I know my marriage, how it dawns anew.

chin-lin hsu rawr Sun shines, birds fly, Flowers around butterflies, It’s weekend time, Homework hides and students laugh, Moon shines, It’s Sunday night, Say bye to good time, Homework’s back and students cry.

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Happy Ending Nothing is changing The world is full of sin Babies are crying Batman is defeated by Robin Once pulling the string You can’t come in Once you stop breathing It’s happy ending, cute pumpkin Is the end coming? Nobody worth like a coin Nothing is controlling Heroes, please join


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International Juggler’s Day To celebrate International Juggling Day, the International Jugglers’ Association will host three events in the United States and Costa Rica. Newspaper Columnists Day Newspaper Columnists Day is dedicated to increase awareness of the importance, value and contributions made by newspaper columnists.

April 19 National Garlic Day National Garlic Day celebrates garlic as a seasoning. Crush cloves of garlics, chop them up and season your favorite dishes.

April 20 Easter Easter is a Christian holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his crucifixion at Calvary as described in the New Testament. Look Alike Day It’s the time to look like your favorite celebrity or idol. Prepare your hair, clothing and attitude to be a copycat of that person. Volunteer Recognition Day Volunteer Recognition Day is made to honor all volunteers all over the world who dedicate their time to help others.

April 21 Dyngus Day Dyngus Day is a Polish tradition of celebrating the end of Lent and the joy of Easter. This celebration always takes place the Monday after Easter. Kindergarten Day Kindergarten Day celebrates an educational institution for children and honors the creator of kindergarten, Friedrich Fröbel. Patriot’s Day Patriot’s Day is the third Monday of April. The day honors the battles of Lexington and

Concord, which were fought near Boston in 1775. The day is not the same as Patriot Day, which is held on Sept. 11.

April 22 Girl Scout Leader Day This day is dedicated to honor all the volunteers who work as leaders and mentors in partnership with Girl Scouts.

April 23 National Lovers’ Day Everyday can be lovers’ day for any couple, but April 23 is just another national day to celebrate love — aside from Valentine’s Day. National Zucchini Bread Day During the month of April, zucchini supply decreases, so it’s the perfect time to get your zucchini fill any way you can. World Laboratory Day World Laboratory Day celebrates the place where great discoveries, inventions and medical cures are born. To celebrate the day, learn more about famous inventors from history.

April 24 Pig in a Blanket Day Pig in a blanket is a sausage wrapped in a pancake. Celebrate today by eating a couple for breakfast. Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day This national education program is made to connect what children learn at school with the actual working world and to encourage them to think imaginatively about their family, work and community lives.

April 25 World Penguin Day Celebrate today by checking out the live penguin camera at seaworldparks.com. Nurainy Darono can be reached at arg-arts@uidaho.edu

The language of flowers

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Maggi Billings creates a floral arrangement at Scott’s House of Flowers, a local florist in downtown Moscow.

chin-lun hsu rawr Floriography, the language of flowers, became popular during the Victorian Era (18371901) when society was more conservative. People sent flowers to communicate and express secretive messages. Even two different flowers in different colors hold a different meaning. The Society of American Florists has organized a list of symbolic flowers for people to follow in the Victorian tradition and deliver a special message to a loved one in celebration of the spring season.

Flower types Alstroemeria, commonly called Peruvian lily: aspiring Apple Blossom: promise Aster: contentment Azalea: abundance Baby’s breath: festivity Bachelor button: anticipation Begonia: deep thoughts Black-eyed Susan: encouragement Camellia: graciousness Cosmos: peaceful Crocus: foresight Daffodil: chivalry Delphinium: boldness Daisy: innocence Freesia: spirited Forget-Me-Not: remember me forever

Gardenia: joy Geranium: comfort Ginger: proud Gladiolus: strength of character Heather: solitude Hibiscus: delicate beauty Holly: domestic happiness Hyacinth: sincerity Hydrangea: perseverance Iris: inspiration Ivy: fidelity Jasmine: grace and elegance Larkspur: beautiful spirit Lavender: distrust Lilac: first love Lisianthus: calming Magnolia: dignity Marigold: desire for riches Nasturtium: patriotism Orange Blossom: fertility Orchid: delicate beauty Pansy: loving thoughts Passion flower: passion Peony: healing Poppy: consolation Queen Anne’s lace: delicate femininity Raunculus: radiant Rhododendron: beware

Lillies Calla: regal Casablanca: celebration Day: enthusiasm Stargazer: ambition

Carnations Pink: gratitude Red: flashy Striped: refusal

White: remembrance Yellow: cheerful

Roses Red: love, respect, courage White: secrecy, purity Yellow: joy, friendship Coral: desire Legal pink: grace Dark pink: thankfulness Lavender: enchantment Snapdragon: presumptuous Star of Bethlehem: hope Statice: success Sunflower: adoration Sweet pea: shyness Tuberose: pleasure Violet: faithfulness Wisteria: steadfast Yarrow: good health Zinnia: thoughts of friends

Tulips Pink: caring Purple: royalty Red: declaration of love White: forgiveness Yellow: hopelessly in love

Chrysanthemums Bronze: excitement White: truth Red: sharing Yellow: secret admirer The list is from the Society of American Florists but provided by the Scott’s House of Flowers in downtown Moscow. Chin-Lun Hsu can be reached at arg-arts@uidaho.edu


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Beer can chicken for Easter dinner Try cooking up beer can chicken for your Easter dinner this Sunday bryce delay rawr For Easter, celebrate with your friends and family over some delicious beer can chicken. Though this recipe is great for an outdoor barbecue, it is much easier to use an indoor oven and the result is delicious. The can allows the chicken to sit upright and get an even cook on the outside, leaving the skin nice and crispy. Some of the beer inside the can evaporates and aids in keeping the chicken moist. If you prefer not to use beer, substitute it for a Shasta Twist for the same great results.

Ingredients: 1 4-pound whole chicken with giblets removed olive oil or other vegetable oil 1 half-full can of room temperature beer or Shasta 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon pepper 1 tablespoon dried thyme

Directions: 1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. 2. Carefully poke a few holes in the side of the can to allow vapor to escape. 3. Set the can aside and

have ready on the counter a 9-by-13-inch pan. 4. Remove the chicken from its wrapping and rinse in the sink. Place the chicken inside the pan. 5. Cover the chicken in olive oil with your hands or a baster, including the inside of the chicken. 6. In a small bowel mix the salt, pepper and thyme. 7. With your hands, rub the seasoning onto the skin of the chicken evenly. 8. After the chicken is covered, place the chicken on top of the beer can. Make sure the can is securely inside the chicken. You don’t want it tipping over while in the oven or while you are moving it. 9. Once the chicken is safely sitting on the beer can, let it stand in the middle of the pan. Place the pan inside the oven. 10. Check on the chicken with a poultry thermometer after an hour and 20 minutes has passed. The internal temperature should be 165 degrees F. If the temperature is lower than that, give it another 25 minutes and check again. 11. When the chicken is at an internal temperature of 165, pull it out and let it cool for 20 minutes before digging in. Bryce Delay can be reached at arg-arts@uidaho.edu. bryce delay | rawr


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Friday Fiction

kelly p. vickers rawr “Are you enjoying your tea? Oh, and the scones were made just minutes before you arrived, might I add.” “Relay my compliments to the chef.” “Will do, will do.” The intruder remains crouched in the shadows of the third floor drawingroom; wedged between a dusty grand piano and a cabinet filled with volumes of confidential, perhaps classified, records. The faint smell of cigar smoke drifts towards him. He does not dare make a sound. He breathes evenly through his nose and ignores the aching in his legs. “The last play I went to was just dreadful. There are no good actors these days. They seem to have all died along with the past. Do you agree?” “Quite. However, I must

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Underneath the Piano say that the ballet is much more appeasing to watch. The talent is much more authentic.” “The women are more attractive.” “Indeed.” They share a light chuckle. Knowing from the beginning that this would be somewhat of a suicide mission, he considers it a miracle that he has gotten this far. Disguising himself from the outdoor security cameras was easy; merely an annoyance. It was the inside cameras that were trickier, but the timing was just right. Guards are usually not too much of a pain. There were a few close calls tonight, but that didn’t matter. He made it this far. “I know why you are here. One does not call at this time of night for tea and scones to go with a light conversation.” “No, one does not.” “I assume this is about our

negotiation, am I correct?” No answer. “I promise, no mistakes this time.” “It is not I you should feel obligated to assure, my friend.” “To assure myself then. I have lost too much sleep over this.” He sees a large, decorated hand reach over to tap the cigar on a crystal ash tray. “I don’t care, this is the last chance. If he doesn’t…” the voice becomes muffled and incoherent. “And who, may I ask, would you propose to be sent in his place? He is the best man we’ve got for the job, and besides, I’m not risking putting you up to this.” “May I suggest, sir, that you send someone else in his place. I do not feel… how shall I say this…at

ease, I suppose, with this whole situation.” “Of course not, sir.” A long pause follows. “We both know either way what will happen to him. Whether we send him or not they will still find him.” “Yes, I know. That cannot be avoided. Why should I send someone else if we already know the outcome?” “As a decoy. That way we know the job will get done without mistakes this time. The rest will come later.” “Hm, yes, yes, I see it now. Very clever. Excellent thinking,” the man rambles on for a bit. “Sir,” says the second man. “Speak your mind.” “I am curious,” the man stands up and paces a few steps, then returns standing in front of the chair. The infiltrator can only see the back of the man’s slicked back

brown hair. He seems to be looking at a long, standing mirror that must be from Madrid judging by the design. “You have the best security in the country, do you not?” “Why the best in all of Europe, if I do say so myself.” “Ah, yes. Well then it would be quite an accomplishment to get past your cameras and guards, wouldn’t it?” “Yes, what are you getting at, my friend?” The man moves one step to his left and looks down into the mirror. From his cramped corner his eyes follow the man’s till he is staring at himself crouched under a piano through the reflection of the mirror. Fear pulses through him. The man turns around and brandished an evil, menacing grin directly at him. “It appears we have an uninvited guest.” Kelly P. Vickers can be reached at arg-arts@uidaho.edu

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Events calendar ing Communities 7:30 p.m. – Kelly Berg on classic guitar at the Haddock Performance Hall 8 p.m. - “Her” presented by Vandal Entertainment in the SUB Borah Theater

Sunday, April 20

Friday, April 18 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. – “Her” presented by Vandal Entertainment in the SUB Borah Theater 7:30 p.m. – Eric Woodard on the trumpet and Eric Parchen on percussion at the Haddock Performance Hall 8 p.m. – “The Wind Rises” at the Kenworthy

Saturday, April 19 1 p.m. – 15th annual Tutxinmepu Powwow at the UI Memorial Gym 1:30 p.m. – Susan Fleming book signing at BookPeople of Moscow 4 p.m. – Melody Potratz on the piano at the Haddock Performance Hall 5 p.m. – India Night 2014 at the SUB Ballroom 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. – “The Wind Rises” at the Kenworthy 7 p.m. – Global Block Party at the Living Learn-

3 p.m. – “Her” presented by Vandal Entertainment in the SUB Borah Theater 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. – “The Wind Rises” at the Kenworthy

Monday, April 21 7 p.m. – Fall 2014 registration begins 7:30 p.m. – Guitar Ensemble Concert at the Haddock Performance Hall

Tuesday, April 22 10 a.m. – Earth Fest 2014 in the Idaho Commons Pavilion 5 p.m. – Nerd Tuesdays at Safari Pearl Comics on 3rd Street in Downtown Moscow 7 p.m. – Lavender Graduation in the ClearwaterWhitewater rooms of the Idaho Commons 7:30 p.m. – Daniel John-

son singing at the Haddock Performance Hall

Wednesday, April 23 12:30 p.m. – Daytime Distractions in the Idaho Commons Food Court 7:30 p.m. – Joshua Vander Plaats singing at the Haddock Performance Hall 9 p.m. - Women’s climbing night at the Student Recreation Center

Thursday, April 24 12:30 p.m.- Lavender Lunch in TLC 229 6 p.m. – 2nd annual UIdeas Symposium at the SUB Ballroom 7:30 p.m. – Alex Carey and Jesse Hampsch singing at the Haddock Performance Hall 7:30 p.m. – BASK Arts Collective at the Administration Auditorium 7:30 p.m. – “The Cherry Orchard” by Anton Chekhov at the Hartung Theater 7:30 p.m. – Chris Howell reading at BookPeople of Moscow 7:30 p.m. – Moscow Community Theatre presents “Arsenic and Old Lace” at the Kenworthy

illustration by jesse keener | rawr

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Noun: someone who thinks about being an entrepreneur or starting a business, but is too lazy to ever get started.

Danny has big plans for after graduation because he doesn’t want to end up a wantrepreneur like his sister. illustration by austin brown | rawr


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Welcome future Vandals! Enjoy your Vandal Friday in the Commons and SUB

Idaho Commons: 885 . 2667 info@uidaho.edu

Student Union: 885 . 4636 www.sub.uidaho.edu


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