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Sagittarius 11/22-12/21

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Spend your homework breaks with that someone who won’t stop asking you to watch movies.

mixed media paintings

Capricorn 12/22-1/19

I know Adam Levine was just named Sexiest Man Alive, but your boyfriend won’t spend his Friday night with you if you keep babbling about it.

sculptures short fiction poetry

Aquarius 1/20-2/18

You may find comfort in comedy movies this week to distract you from your hot mess of a life.

non-fiction rawr is an alternative weekly publication covering art, culture, campus life and entertainment.

Pisces 2/19-3/20

Yes, “The Walking Dead” will replay Sunday before the new episode airs. It’s not a good enough excuse to miss your group meeting. They know you’re not really sick.

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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Taurus 4/20-5/20

I too agree that video games provide stress relief after a long day, that is until you look at your clock and realize it is 8:20 a.m., you’ve been playing all night and you have class in 10 minutes. Put the controller down.

Gemini 5/21-6/21

Don’t you like it when someone compliments you? Pass it on and brighten someone else’s day.

Cancer 6/22-7/22

Black is your color this week, so wear it every day for good luck.

Virgo 8/23-9/22

The answer to your question is margarita.

Libra 9/23-10/22

Stop worrying about all these expenses you have coming up. After all, that new TV will be worth it when you can actually see the faces on your screen.

Scorpio 10/23-11/21

If staying up all night finishing papers was resume worthy, you would impress employers. When you find yourself up late, don’t forget to grab some munchies.

Leo 7/23-8/22 Aries 3/21-4/19

Take a walk to the Arboretum for some clarity and make your decision.

The odds are never in your favor so start that project because it is worth 30 percent of your grade.

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“guilty pleasure pop”

For some, pop music is a guilty pleasure. It’s a genre that people can be embarrassed to admit that they like. Here are some fun pop tunes to feed your pop appetite.

didn’t make it big, “Back Here” proves that was a mistake while also being a fun song.

ing anthem with killer guitar to make even hardcore male rockers tune in.

“Bring It All Back” by S Club 7

“Anywhere But Here” by Hilary Duff

“Don’t Say You Love Me” by M2M This groovy ballad tells the girl’s side of relationships while still being a fun, catchy tune everyone will be singing along to.

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“Back Here” by BBMak Boy bands were sure to pop up on this list and BBMak is one of the more overlooked boy bands out there. Though they

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This pop group from England even had their own TV show at one point. Though not many remember them, they still left behind an uplifting summer jam that everyone should know.

“Find Yourself In You” by Everlife All girl bands are a rare honor and Everlife understands that. So they churn out a rock-

Prior to becoming a New York Times bestselling author, Hilary Duff made a pop album, which featured this fun song that showcases Duff’s cooing vocals in a clever way.

“Hollywood” by Jonas Brothers Everyone remembers these guys, right? Well, not many remember this song, with its rocking hooks and insanely good guitar. Even Jonas haters

will enjoy this jam.

create a fun pop song.

“Breathe” by Michelle Branch

“The Answer To Our Life” by Backstreet Boys

When she released her first song, Michelle Branch was only 17 years old. After a couple hits like “Breathe,” she made her mark, and after listening to this song you’ll understand why she got attention.

From the first notes of this song you know you’re in for a cool groove with the Backstreet Boys. They manage to deliver a textbook pop song that anyone can enjoy, which is very rare.

“Beautiful Soul” by Jesse McCartney

This song starts off as a heavy rock ballad, but then morphs into a grand pop song with a heart-felt message behind it. It’s a rare gem in the world of underrated pop. Bradley Burgess can be reached at arg-arts@uidaho.edu

Jesse McCartney’s catchy love song won over tweens across the globe, so it’s only natural to put it on a guilty pleasure playlist. After all, any tween heartthrob is obliged to

“Reach” by Caleigh Peters


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RAWR REVIEWS Just snap me chin-lun hsu rawr Snapchat is an application that allows use to send photos to friends and receive friends’ photos. It is easy to start the application, as it will retrieve users’ contact list on the phone once downloaded. Users can click on a small icon on the upper right hand of the screen, and it will automatically show a “Friends on Snapchat” list to allow them to add their friends. Or they can type in their friends’ Snapchat ID or invite friends to use the app as well. When the photo is taken and is ready to be sent, one of the best features for Snapchat is users can type a 30 character caption and draw on the photo with the 11 colors provided. They can give a brief description about the photo they want to share and draw on the photo to make it more personalized. If users don’t like the photo they take, they can always delete it and retake one before sending it. Another strong feature after the photo is taken is the selection of photo-display time and whether to save the photos. On the lower left corner of the screen, there is a clock icon with a number in it, which allow users to choose from one to 10 seconds in which their

more information Want it reviewed? Have a review of your own? Send your suggestions and feedback to: arg-arts@uidaho.edu photos will be displayed when others are viewing. One advantage is users can take silly photos and send them to friends and since the photos will be deleted immediately, according to the Snapchat team, they don’t have to worry about photos being spread out on Facebook or other social networking websites. Right next to the clock icon is an arrow icon. This arrow icon gives the users the option if they want to save the photos they are about to send out. Snapchat is a fun and interesting application that offers people a platform to share their funny or silly photos to their selected friends or add a fun expression to a text message without uploading on social networking sites and being exposed to everyone. However, people should be aware that there is always a hidden risk of privacy when they do anything with the Internet. Chin-Lun Hsu can be reached at arg-arts@uidaho.edu

Snapchat is a fun and intersting application that offers people a platform to share their funny or silly photos to their selected friends or add a fun expression to a text message.

Sweet potato soufflé aleya ericson crumbs Idaho is well known as the potato state. Sweet potato is my favorite and this soufflé recipe is my favorite potato themed dish. As scary and French as this dish may sound, it is incredibly easy to make. This sweet potato soufflé is the perfect warm and delicious winter dessert to share with family and friends.

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more information 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

A Crumbs Recipe Card Sweet potato soufflé Soufflé ingredients 3 cups mashed sweet potatoes 1/2 cup sugar 1/3 stick butter 1 egg 2 teaspoons vanilla 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup milk

Topping ingredients 3/4 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup flour 1 cup chopped pecans 1/3 stick butter

Directions Preheat oven at 350 degree F. Mix soufflé ingredients in a large bowl. Pour mixture into a greased baking dish. In a small bowl, mix well topping ingredients. Pour topping over soufflé. Bake for 35 minutes. Aleya Ericson can be reached at crumbs@uidaho.edu


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Bah humbug

Students make adjustments on props and scene design for the University of Idaho theater department’s production of “A Christmas Carol” before the next round of tech rehearsals. The play opened earlier this week, and is showimng tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Hartung Theater.

“A Christmas Carol” comes to UI in hopes of bringing Christmas cheer to students alexia neal rawr Ebenezer Scrooge may be in Moscow for the next few weeks, but he won’t stop the holiday cheer from spreading throughout the University of Idaho campus. For those students with the “bah humbug” mood caused by final tests and projects, there is a way to beat it — by watching Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” presented by the UI Theater department. “A Christmas Carol” features a miserable old man named Scrooge who lives his life in bitterness and greed—and he absolutely hates Christmas. Three nights before Christmas Day, the ghost of his deceased friend Marley visits and informs him of three ghosts—the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future —who will visit in the next three nights. The valuable principles that

time and take the blanket off are portrayed is why the story his dead corpse, showing how remains a timeless classic. little he would be loved if he “What’s really special about continued to treat others in this production is that David such terrible ways. Lee-Painter, our director, is very Although it is rather gritty, good about making sure that Lukrich said the production has he’s not putting on a façade,” a good balance that most othsaid senior Tommy Lukrich, ers variations of the playing the charstory lack. acters of both “We are producFred and the ing the show as Ghost of Christthough we were a mas Future. “He theatre company lets the darkness Head to the web from the late 1800s of ‘A Christmas to chec out video putting it on,” said Carol’ come coverage of Christie Stordahl, a through.” Many of “A A Christmas Carol senior graduating MFA. “So in some Christmas Carol” uiargonaut.com ways it has very productions tend low technology.” to skim over the Stordahl plays actual darkthe part of the Ghost of Christness of the story, but Lukrich mas Past. She takes Scrooge to said this production doesn’t see scenes from Christmas in hold back. He said there is a Scrooge’s past in hopes of getscene with the laundress and ting him to redeem himself. the other “nasties” that raid Stordahl said there is an Scrooge’s home in the future

ensemble, the “roustabouts,” that do most of the special effects for the show. Stordahl said there’s a point in the show when it is snowing, and it’s a roustabout wearing all black and sprinkling snow on the stage. When the wind blows on a cold night, it’s the roustabouts in the background harmonizing wind noises. The roustabouts and the MC character are unnoticed by the other characters. Scrooge is played by Cory Williamson, a senior graduating with a BFA at UI. To develop the character of Scrooge, Williamson had to have his head shaved like a balding old man and grew out thick sideburns. He said he has also had to develop an old-man stance. While rehearsing, Williamson had loose bolts put in his shoes to learn the limped walk and slouch. “This is a very unique production,” Williamson said. “I think

more information Location: Hartung Theater Running time: about 1 hour and 15 minutes When: Dec. 4-7 & 11-14 at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, 14 & 15 at 2 p.m. Cost: Free to UI students $8 to adults, seniors, non UI students $6 to youth Tickets: available at UI Kibbie Dome Ticket Office or at the door people will be very impressed about how creative this production is. It is meaningful, what we are doing. And it would be meaningful to us if people would come see what we did.” Alexia Neal can be reached at arg-arts@uidaho.edu


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According to the Guinness Book of World Records, on January 28, 1887, a 15-inch wide, 8-inch thick snowflake ever observed fell in Fort Keogh, Mont. The people of Bethel, Maine, and the surrounding area worked 5 months to plan and build a 113-foot, 7-inch tall snowman (1999) which broke the former Guinness world record held by Yamagata, Japan, of 96 feet, 7 inches.

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Bough to the wreath A new trend is making Christmas wreaths at home claire whitley rawr They can be made from traditional green pine boughs, cosmopolitan deco mesh ribbon or gray toned balls of yarn. Wreaths are no longer bound by the evergreen tradition. People have taken to creating their own traditional wreaths at home. LeAnne Brugeman discovered wreath making in 2000 while a student at Boise State University. She said she started making them as gifts for family and friends and then sold them at local craft fairs. Brugeman now owns her own shop and conducts workshops teaching people how to create their own wreaths. Brugeman makes several wreaths each year every one different from the last. This year she is making a deco mesh ribbon wreath. “It is kind of new to me,” Brugeman said, “so it has been fun creating wreaths with that.” Brugeman’s mother, Linda Sonnen who is also a home wreath maker, said that she is making a cross shaped wreath this year. The cross is to be made of fresh greens and centered within the overall cross is a red ceramic wire cross. “I love making every wreath come to life,” Sonnen said, “every year making something completely

different.” Sonnen also said that she enjoys seeing people go to Brugeman’s workshops to make wreaths. “It is such a joy to see their creative minds pick out what they want it to look like,” Sonnen said. “With a little help and a nudge they make something to be proud they made themselves.” While people are just starting to make wreaths at home the Monastery of St. Gertrude in Cottonwood, Idaho, began nearly 25 years ago. The tradition had been to stay small, making wreaths for the lounge areas and offices. However, the Benedictine sisters decided to start making an advent wreath on a much larger scale. Every year, Sister Janet Barnard helps make the advent wreath for the chapel that measures six feet in diameter. “We wondered what we could do to honor the bigness of this space,” Barnard said. The wreath hangs from the chapel ceiling and is simply pine boughs layered on top of each other. On the last Sunday of advent, the sisters take all of the old pine boughs off and make it green again. They also tie ribbons on the ropes in order to make it into a Christmas wreath, Barnard said. “Every year it looks a little different,” Barnard said, “and every year we’ll say this is the prettiest

one we’ve done.” Barnard had made wreaths while she worked at a hospital. They made wreaths based on department, Barnard said. Some were Styrofoam circles with plastic pill bottles glued to it while others were made from plastic gloves filled with water. Sonnen has made wreaths out of peacock feathers before and Brugeman has made them out of grapevines, sticks of wood, deco mesh ribbon and flowers, real and fake. Brugeman said she made a burlap wreath with artificial flowers, wheat, deer antlers and raffia ribbon. Sonnen said that she made a four by six foot sunflower wreath for her home’s stairwell. The wreathmakers also suggested using social media sites for ideas. Barnard and Sonnen both said they had seen several ideas on the popular pin board site Pinterest. Brugeman also encourages people to stay on the watch for workshops or classes that offer wreathmaking. “Or just get with a friend or family member that has created a wreath in the past,” Brugeman said. Anyone can make a wreath. “There is no right way to do it,” Barnard said. Claire Whitley can be reached at arg-arts@uidaho.edu

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Big city taste for small town

A crowd of more than 1,000 people cheer on the competitors of the 2012 New York Johnny's Annual Pacific Northwest Hot Dog Eating Competition.

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New York Johnny’s remains a community favorite for a late night snack jared jonas rawr If you���ve ever walked down Main Street in downtown Moscow late on a Friday or Saturday night, you’ve probably noticed the hot dog cart being run by a guy in a red hoodie with a Brooklyn accent. John Saltarella, known around the Palouse as New York Johnny, has been running his hotdog stand in downtown Moscow for several years now — offering up authentic New York style hotdogs and brats for hungry people wandering around late on the weekends. Preparing for the weekends endeavors starts on Tuesday for Saltarella when he puts in his bread order for the upcoming nights. Leading up to Friday, Saltarella makes sure he has everything ready beforehand, from cleaning his pots and pans to making his authentic New York style onions and spicy relish. Depending on the previous week’s turnout, anywhere from 20 to 100 pounds

of onions need to be cooked for the upcoming weekend, Saltarella said. Once he has an idea of how much onion needs to be made, Saltarella usually begins to cook them on Wednesday or Thursday to ensure they’re ready for customers. “It takes around four hours to make 20 pounds of onions,” Saltarella said. When Friday finally comes, Saltarella starts his day at 5 a.m. to get everything ready for the night. From there the long process of loading up his car, making relish and reheating his famous onions to perfection begins. When the onions and relish are ready, Saltarella is finally ready for the night, packs everything into his van, and heads down to Main Street for his

11 p.m. to 3 a.m. shift. “I’m basically up from 5 in the morning until 5 or 6:30 Saturday morning,” Saltarella said. Saltarella then goes back out again for his Saturday night shift and once that’s done the process repeats itself early the following week to be prepared for the weekend once again. Last year, Saltarella tried to expand his product — opening up a location in at the University of Idaho‘s Student Union Building — but eventually after hitting a few snags he ended up going back to his Main Street cart that everyone knew and loved. “It’s the carts that always superseded everything else,” Saltarella said. With Saltarella’s return to the cart, he’s been seeing a consistent stream of customers again.

“How you create a buzz or frenzy is that you make people own something about your business — you make it theirs,” Saltarella said. “It turns out, most people want to keep it as a ritual.” Buying a hotdog from New York Johnny’s has become so much of a ritual to some regular customers that Saltarella consistently has people showing up for a hotdog at 11 p.m. sharp most weekends. “As the community builds up its relationship, everyone knows what time to be there,” Saltarella said. Running the cart isn’t the only thing Saltarella does. He’s put on a hot dog eating contest during the summer with other local businesses that had huge turnouts both years. Anything from catering high school homecoming to a local graduation party are fair game, Saltarella said. Even with temperatures dropping, New York Johnny’s on Main Street will be serving up delicious food for customers. Jared Jonas can be reached at arg-arts@uidaho.edu


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Vandals share the hardest classes for finals nurainy darono rawr Finals can be terrifying — those math, biology, chemistry, psychology or Spanish classes can keep you awake into the wee hours of the night. Being depressed doesn’t help — what

helps is believing in yourself, getting enough sleep, eating healthy food and not procrastinating studying. As college students, we have different plans and strategies to handle it — check out what these Vandals have to say about their finals.

“IBC classes — it is just so hard and stressful. Study more to handle it and communicate with professors more to find a better way to study.” Shan Shan Zhang

“I’m probably mostly worried about my project for media planning and my strategy is to not procrastinate and just get it done.” Rhiannon Slack

“The class I am most terrified over is a toss-up between my survey of biochemistry and my soil and environmental physics. My strategies for handling such fear is to sit down and tell myself I know this material and not to be afraid, because I know I will do fine. I read my notes, study review and quiz myself repetitively.” Cody Willmore

“I’m most worried about organic chemistry and statics. The best I can do is reread the textbooks and go over tons of practice problems — maybe get with some study groups, try to get enough sleep before exam and eat a light but healthy breakfast. ” Vaneeta Rattan

“I’m afraid of my math final because it’s comprehensive. I can’t use calculator and we only have two hours to finish it. I will study hard chapter by chapter and get a good rest the night before.” Eman Alnassar

“I’m afraid of my Spanish final. It is an essay test, so I will just try to know all of the information as well as possible so I’m prepared for any questions. I’ll also write as fast as I can. Alexandra Drabek

“My finals are not as hard and stressful as others. My strategies are to commit more hours to study, see if any tutors are available or if any of my friends have taken the course so I can get an idea of what to expect.” Lee Rodgers II

“I’m most nervous about Psyc 456. My plan is to study my butt off for it.” Rachel Peters

“I’m most nervous for my statistics final. My strategies to handle it are to stay calm, study as hard as I can and to binge on ice cream as soon as it’s over.” Kristin Batsel

“I am most terrified of my biology finals. My strategies in handling it is reading through the chapters after class, go on study groups and try to find questions related to the topic I’m studying on.” Arkian Suryadarma

“I am really nervous for my Spanish final. Luckily, it’s on Thursday of finals week, so I have a lot of time to study. My best strategy is to go in to the test confident and eat a good meal before.” Taylor Williams


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Warming up your winter Watch out for calories when sipping hot holiday drinks chin-lun hsu rawr When it gets cold outside, the first instinct is to bundle up, wrap in a blanket and drink something that will warm you up from the inside out. But when drinking the many delicious hot drinks of the winter, it’s important not to overload on sugar or add unnecessary fat while still keeping the drink tasteful. “One of the best hot drinks this holiday season is tea,” said Marissa Rudley, University of Idaho campus dietitian. “An herbal tea like ginger has natural warming properties and is perfect during cold and flu season.” Many people will choose drinks like coffee, tea or hot chocolate when searching for a winter drink. Rachel Hill, a barista at Café Artista, said during the winter the popular hot drinks in their coffee shop are peppermint mocha, hot chocolate, cider and eggnog. These hot drinks are tasty and some offer nutritional values. However, some do little or no help to a person’s health. Having hot drinks with excess

sugar or fat can lead to the risk of diabetes or obesity, Rudley said. “When given the choice between eggnog and hot chocolate, I would opt for hot chocolate made with lowfat milk,” Rudley said. “However, both eggnog and hot chocolate can be enjoyed in moderation and with a couple small changes to make them more nutritious.” She said instead of drinking one cup of in

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eggnog (220 calories), people can consider enjoying half a cup of eggnog mixed with half a cup of low-fat milk (160 calories) and still have the same great taste, but with significantly less fat and calories. “For hot chocolate, consider making your own homemade mix with three simple ingredients — sugar, cocoa powder, and a dash of salt,” Rudley said. “This is not only less expensive, but can give you all the flavor without any of the unnecessary preservatives.” Some Asians have always believed that it is not healthy to have iced drinks. They are used to having hot drinks and even hot soups every day. Some old generations even have hot tea in summer, because they believe hot drinks

are good for the human body. According to traditional Chinese medical science, having hot tea can prevent illness. “As an Asian, I grew up drinking hot drinks,” UI student Xiu Hui Pook said. “So even during the summer, I would prefer hot or warm drinks especially during my meals and during the winter, it would make sense to drink (a) hot drink because it is cold. Hot drinks help warm up my body.” Rudley said it is difficult to stay hydrated in the winter time when cold weather and less physical activity make it harder to remember to drink water. She said drinking hot tea and occasionally indulging in treats like hot cocoa or specialty lattes helps people stay warm and hydrated. “It’s very easy to overdo specialty lattes, eggnog and fancy hot cocoa drinks, especially since liquid calories are much more deceiving than calories from food,” Rudley said. “It’s all about finding a balance, especially with those holiday beverages.” Chin-Lun Hsu can be reached at arg-arts@uidaho.edu


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When in doubt, layer it out The importance of dressing smart for the winter ariana tobe rawr Don’t fall victim to cold weather because of what you are wearing. Some may be weather confused while others just aren’t quite ready to accept the change in season at all. Warm clothes are necessary to keep out the cold, but winter fashion opens up plenty of possibilities to show off colorful scarfs and mix-and-match layers from your wardrobe. Especially in the Northwest, winter style is all about keeping out the cold and looking composed at the same time. This season gives everyone the opportunity to play with different textures and layers, said Alena Horowitz, a University of Idaho senior majoring in Clothing, Textiles and Design. Sometimes the brisk breezes or chilly temperature can act as a challenge when trying to dress up, but there are many solutions to this problem. “If you’re going to wear a skirt or dress in the wintertime, you’ve got to wear leggings or tights,or else you’re definitely going to get cold,”

Horowitz said. Whether they are neutral, colored or patterned, tights and leggings are sure to keep you warm, Horowitz said. They could also act as a savior when the breeze picks up a little too much takes your skirt with it. When it comes to covering up your legs, some girls even wear taller over-the-knee socks with boots, Horowitz said. Boots can also be helpful with the unpredictable weather in the Palouse, as well as cover up a good portion of the leg. Business student Taylor Schimbke is used to dressing up on a regular basis. She said she makes sure to layer during the winter in order to stay warm. “I am definitely a fan of scarves,” Schimbke said. “I think they look really nice and keep you warm. Pea coats and trench coats are always one of my favorites, because they look really classy and put together — but they are also functional.” Schimbke said functionality is a huge aspect, when it comes to dressing up during the winter. Not only do

trench coats look classy, but they’re also long, so they will hold garments down and keep the wearer a little warmer, Schimbke said. If the clothes budget isn’t there to purchase a new wardrobe for the winter after all that Christmas shopping, there are ways to switch up certain articles of clothing and make them versatile for nearly any time of year, Horowitz said. “You can have a summery dress and dress it up or dress it down for the wintertime,” Horowitz said. “Wear a bulkier knit sweater with it or some heavier boots and darker leggings. I think you can wear most of your dresses during the wintertime, as long as you have the right accessories paired with it, and as long as its not too bright of a color.” To top off a winter look, accessorize with scarves, hats and gloves, Horowitz said. These items not only add a little extra interest to an outfit, but will keep you nice and warm as well. Ariana Tobe can be reached at arg-arts@uidaho.edu

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Surviving SAD kelsey hart rawr It’s dark, wet and cold. Some people feel slightly depressed during these Northern Idaho winters. These feelings of depression may be serious if they are only felt during the winter months. Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, is a form of depression that impacts a person’s ability to function normally. According to the Mayo Clinic, SAD occurs for most people in the fall and continues throughout the winter. It drains energy and causes mood swings. Symptoms can increase as time goes on. People who suffer from this may feel hopeless, anxious or weighted down. They may also sleep a lot, lose interest in previously enjoyed events, stop spending time socializing, change eating habits, and have difficulty concentrating — according to WebMD. Some people interpret this as temporary sadness related to the lack of sun or cool temperatures but should see a doctor if they notice multiple and serious symptoms to avoid finding themselves in danger of self harm. To be diagnosed with SAD, symptoms must occur more than two years in a row with periods in between without depression and must not have any other explanation for symptoms, as stated on WebMD. Some treatment methods for SAD include phototherapy,

psychotherapy or medication. Phototherapy is a way for exposure to the sun to be replicated indoors to trick the brain into believing it has been exposed to sunlight. The Mayo Clinic attributes exposure to this light can reverse the moods caused by the winter weather and lack of sun. Phototherapy, also called light therapy by WebMD, is generally the first method used to treat SAD and light therapy boxes can be purchased without visiting a doctor. Psychotherapy forces people to become aware of the negative thoughts or behaviors that come with SAD. It is believed that by identifying these, it can change them and begin to feel better. For people with extreme symptoms, antidepressants are sometimes prescribed to prevent depressed feelings. For those who can’t afford to see a doctor or simply don’t like doctors, you can take your own steps to improve your symptoms of SAD. First brighten up your space. Open your blinds or sit close to windows while working on homework. On those rare sunny days, go to the Arboretum for a picnic with a friend and enjoy the sun. For your feelings of stress or anxiety, work out to increase positive feelings about yourself. You can also dance, do yoga, pilates or other stress relieving activities. You may be used to sleeping for five hours and functioning all day, but you have to get more sleep if you

want to feel better. When you have moments you want to be alone, take that time to socialize with friends. They will cheer you up or allow you to vent. Try traveling over the weekend. Go somewhere warmer or somewhere with more sun. Take vitamin supplements to relieve depression. SAD is caused by several different factors. Some are genetics, age and each individual’s body chemical make-up. Because the sun is less commonly out in the winter months, your body’s internal clock may be affected. Levels of serotonin, a chemical that affects your mood, drop when the amount of sunlight is reduced. Melatonin, a hormone that plays a role in sleep patterns and mood, also has fluctuations when the seasons change. WebMD explains both of these fluctuations can impact the way a person’s body and internal clock function. According to the Mayo Clinic, SAD is more commonly diagnosed in women and people who live farther from the equator since in the north, the amount of daylight in the winter decreases. Even if it doesn’t sound serious, SAD can have a negative effect on your social life and on your school work. With finals coming soon, the last thing you want is to withdrawal from friends and school work. Kelsey Hart can be reached at arg-arts@uidaho.edu


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Events calendar Borah Theater 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. “Gravity” at the Kenworthy 7:30 p.m. - Jayson Liljenberg on the trombone at the Haddock Performance Hall

Tuesday, Dec. 10

Friday, Dec. 6 12 p.m. - Friday Crafternoons at the UI Women’s Center 6:30 p.m. - Late Night Lounge at the Campus Christian Center 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. “Fruitvale Station” presented by Vandal Entertainment at the Borah Theater 7:30 p.m. - Jazz band and choir performance at the Haddock Performance Hall 7:30 p.m. – “A Christmas Carol” presented by the UI theater department at the UI Hartung Theater 8 p.m. - “Gravity” at the Kenworthy

Saturday, Dec. 7

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5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. “Gravity” at the Kenworthy 7:30 p.m. - Victoria Casteel on the piano at the Haddock Performance Hall 7:30 p.m. – “A Christmas Carol” presented by the UI theater department at the UI Hartung Theater 8 p.m. - “Fruitvale Station” presented by Vandal Entertainment in the Borah Theater

Sunday, Dec. 8 2 p.m. - “A Christmas Carol” presented by the UI theater department at the UI Hartung Theater 3 p.m. - “Fruitvale Station” presented by Vandal Entertainment in the

4 p.m. - Vandalizing the Kitchen Cooking class: Smart Snacks at the Student Recreation Center 7 p.m. - Nerd Tuesdays 7:30 p.m. - University Orchestra performs at the UI Administration Auditorium

Wednesday, Dec. 11 12 p.m. - Daytime Distractions in the Idaho Commons 4 p.m. - Intramural Sports Champs Social at the Student Recreation Center 7 p.m. - Reel Leadership: “Pay It Forward” presented by Vandal Entertainment in the SUB Borah Theater 7 p.m. - “Ace of Diamonds” documentary feature from Ana Overgaard, 2013 UI JAMM graduate at the Administration Auditorium. 7:30 p.m. – “A Christmas Carol” presented by the UI theater department at the UI Hartung Theater 9 p.m. - Women’s climbing night at the Student Recreation Center

Thursday, Dec. 12 12:30 p.m. - Lavender Lunch in TLC 229 5:30 p.m. - Paper making workshop at the Prichard Art Gallery 7:30 p.m. - Student Composers concert at the Haddock Performance Hall 7:30 p.m. – “A Christmas Carol” presented by the UI theater department at the UI Hartung Theater 8 p.m. - “Wadjda” at the Kenworthy


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The weather outside is frightful, but the COmmons and SUB

feel so delightful.

...come defrost with us! Idaho Commons: 885 . 2667 info@uidaho.edu

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


RAWR | 12.6.2013