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3.7.2014 Vol. 4 No. 22

‘purple beats Battle Star Galactica’

St. Patrick’s Day

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sweet treats

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Pisces 2/19-3/20

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The spring break party of the century is close. But first, knock those tests into next year.

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Aries 3/21-4/19

Leo 7/23-8/22

Sagittarius 11/22-12/21

Enough is enough. Time to stop watching “House of Cards” and time to start finding a summer job.

Why are you looking to the stars for help and advice? The real answers to your problems are much closer to Earth.

By complaining about classes and midterms, you will establish yourself as a rare college student unlike all others.

Virgo 8/23-9/22

Capricorn 12/22-1/19

Don’t shoot for the moon. Start manageably and shoot for waking up on time in the morning

Do you know the second rule of “Fight Club?” Does anyone? Ponder deep questions like these today.

Taurus 4/20-5/20 Life may beat you down, but this week is about dishing out life some payback.

Gemini 5/21-6/21 Today a special someone will catch your eye walking down the street and cause your heart to skip a beat. Then they will get hit by a blimp, because, face it, life is rough.

Libra 9/23-10/22

Cancer 6/22-7/22

Life may give you lemons, but don’t make lemonades. It’s still cold and lemon hot chocolate just doesn’t taste the same.

Walk to class like you are an action hero that is coming to save the day. It’s the only way to make morning classes more exciting.

The answer is no. Shake the newspaper to try again.

Scorpio 10/23-11/21

mix-tape “Save Tonight” by EagleEye Cherry

“Absolutely (Story of a Girl)” by Nine Days

This groovy one- hit wonder will never leave your head. Even though it’s a simple jam, it more than makes up for that in catchiness.

Another one-hit wonder, this fun song may sound alien, but once you hear the first words, you’ll have a fun flashback to singing along with the radio.

“Name” by The Goo Goo Dolls

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You can’t mention the ‘90s without mentioning The Goo Goo Dolls. They churned out so many ‘90s ballads — and the recent hit, “Rebel Beat” — it’s hard to pick just one. This gem from their album “A Boy Named Goo” is a good contender, but really, their entire catalogue would work on this mix-tape.

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“Real World” by Matchbox Twenty

Like The Goo Goo Dolls, Matchbox Twenty was one of the defining artists of the ‘90s. With this song, they embodied the fun sensibilities of a ‘90s anthem, as well as the hopefulness of the young.

Aquarius 1/20-2/18 Time keeps on slipping into the future when it comes to studying for midterms. Don’t let the clock get the better of you and your grades this week.

‘Gems from the ‘90s’ “Meet Virginia” by Train This song is so good. I’m moved to tears every time I hear it. You’d be doing yourself a disservice by not checking it out.

“How Bizarre” by OMC No one hears about this strange fella anymore, but he managed to make a great jam that screams ‘90s fun driving in the convertible.

“Crash And Burn” by Savage Garden Though they only released two albums, these two guys churned out a bunch of great, soul-filled tunes — the best of which is this grand song that

would’ve set the crowd on fire at a sold out stadium.

“All the Small Things” by Blink-182 This song is the epitome of ‘90s punk rock. Just turn it on in the car and enjoy the sing-along that will no doubt ensue.

“One Week” by Barenaked Ladies AKA, “That song with the part that goes super-fast,” this is a must add to any break-up playlist and a good song on top of that. Bradley Burgess can be reached at arg-arts@uidaho.edu​


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‘Son of God’ movie review ‘Son of God’ fails as a Biblical retelling of Jesus Christ’s life and Earthly mission

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While there is a clear and passionate vision behind “Son of God,” this is a film I cannot recommend to anyone, particularly curious Christians. “Son of God” is pretty much what one would expect from this day and age. There really is nothing distinguishing this movie from similar Christian films — particularly those that undertake the overwhelming task of portraying the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The film presents a very brief overview of Christ’s life and teachings, before it inevitably detours into his death and resurrection. The film is surprisingly boring. It tries to be visually interesting and emotionally involving, but it’s just so choppily edited and overuses so many cliche techniques — such as slow motion and shaky cam. One is left looking at the time

to see how much longer they have to watch “Son of God.” This film has many other problems than simple tediousness. On top of mediocre directing and acting, the film’s theological presentation is exceedingly bad and Christ (played by Diogo Morgado) and his teachings are poorly represented. This leads to disaster as Christ becomes no more than a soft, huggable little puppy who looks and sounds like a hippie spouting fortune cookie philosophy. Granted, the filmmakers don’t necessarily botch what Jesus actually said according to the accounts — except when they decided to have him declare that he was going to “change the world” — but they don’t give him any credence when he declares his teachings to the world. The weight of Christ and his mission on Earth does not come through like it should, and so Christ looks like any one of a thousand men who have declared “love, love, love” only to be silenced by their opposition. Rather than wrap the audience in the incredible depth and wonder of Jesus’s teachings, it chooses instead to wrap us in the overtly melodramatic and emotional side of the story.

Not that it’s wrong to blanket the audience in emotions or feelings in a film like this, but when it takes precedence over the message of God’s Word, the film ends up being incredibly superficial and hollow. Essentially, this boils down to the film’s biggest problem — its treatment of the Gospel. Other than the notion that Christ was full of love and his enemies were full of hate, there is no reason given for his death and resurrection in “Son of God.” So what if Christ died and rose from the dead? As incredible as that may be, this good news doesn’t mean anything unless it comes with the understanding that his death and resurrection had been planned. This understanding does not come across at all in the film and thus it fails as a whole. So instead of spending money on a movie ticket to watch “Son of God,” just listen to or sing hymns like “All People That on Earth do Dwell” or “Oh Love, How Deep.” Or better yet, re-read the actual account. Andrew Jenson can be reached at arg-arts@uidaho.edu

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Flatbreads can be used as different things, like pizza dough and wraps. Since last week I decided to eat healthier, I substituted some ingredients to be whole grain, which has less fat. These flatbread wraps will easily fill you and another person up. This is an easy dinner for two that only takes 30 minutes to make. Ingredients: 2 whole grain flatbreads 2 cups brown rice 1 pound boneless chicken, cubed 1 teaspoon chopped garlic 1 tablespoon butter 1 green bell pepper, chopped 1 onion, chopped Salt and pepper

Parsley flakes Directions: Cook brown rice in a rice cooker for 20 minutes. While waiting for rice, prepare the filling. Heat butter in a pan. Add garlic and wait until brown. Add chicken. Stir fry chicken until it turns white. Add green bell pepper and onion. Stir fry for another 10 minutes. Add salt, pepper and parsley flakes for taste. In a bowl, combine brown rice and chicken. Mix well. On one side, slice flatbread open half way and add the filling. Heat up in a microwave for about one minute. Serve while hot. Nurainy Darono can be reached at crumbs@uidaho.edu


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Green beer and history Discover the lore of Saint Patrick bryce delay rawr With Saint Patrick’s Day comes a whole lot of green and many wishes of luck, but what is the history behind this mid-March celebration? According to Richard Spence, a University of Idaho history professor, Saint Patrick’s Day is popular today because people like an excuse to get drunk and act outrageous in public. Saint Patrick is credited as the one who brought Christianity to Ireland in the early Middle Ages and did other things like drive snakes out of Ireland and teach the Irish the Trinity by using the three leaf clover, Spence said. Most of the stories surrounding Saint Patrick are myths. He said through hundreds of years these tales had been passed down and warped in the retelling. “There’s this story that he drives the snakes out of Ireland,” Spence said. “Ireland is supposedly over run by serpents (around 450 A.D.) and he uses the power of God to drive the serpents out. The problem is that there were never snakes in Ireland. There are no native snakes there, they never existed.” The snakes could have been a metaphor for driving out paganism, he said, but that is just speculation from scholars. “It’s one of those stories connected to it that was not based in reality,” he said. Most of what people know about Saint Patrick comes from stories which were told over and over

until they became mythicized, Spence said — when relaying stories, certain details are forgotten and others are exaggerated until they become elaborate fables. Today in the United States, Saint Patrick’s popularity does not come from these myths. Spence offered two explanations, as to why Saint Patrick’s Day is popular today. First, he said Saint Patrick’s Day was actually a feast day. People in Ireland were permitted and encouraged by the church to celebrate and overindulge. What made this day even more unique was that Saint Patrick’s feast took place in the middle of Lent — March 17 was a free-for-all in the middle of a month long fast. “It’s a kind of vacation from Lent,” Spence said. “That probably explains why everybody would make as big a deal out of it as possible.” Another theory about the popularity behind Saint Patrick’s Day has its origins before Christianity, Spence said. Before the RomanCatholic era, the Celtic culture in Europe had a large amount of influence throughout the continent. Their culture and society was distinct from RomanCatholics in many ways, but there were merges in culture as the Roman’s began to conquer Celtic territory, he said. One tradition that was passed on from pagans to Christians was the time of festivals. Spence said the Celtic religion had celebrations which were based on certain times of the year and the Roman-Catholic church had integrated their holidays near the same time as the Celtic pagan celebrations. The most important

Catholic holidays take place during the most important pagan holidays he said. Spence said the merge of both cultures explains why Christmas takes place near the winter equinox and why Saint Patrick’s Day takes place during the spring solstice. “(Saint Patrick’s Day is) close in time to the old spring equinox festival,” he said. “It’s the beginning of spring, you’ve survived another winter and the world is coming alive again. So there are all kinds of celebrations that were connected with that and most of those involve eating, drinking and fornicating.” This year, Saint Patrick’s Day falls on the first Monday of spring break for University of Idaho students. Many restaurants and bars in the Moscow area are having specials for the pleasure seekers who will get out and celebrate the coming spring. Kim Castelin, who works at John’s Alley Tavern, said they will have many Irish influenced drink specials. “There is usually a good crowd down here,” she said. “We get a whole lot of regulars.” Skyler Schlueter, the owner of Mingles, said they host the biggest Saint Patrick’s party every year. “We have some great recipes,” Schlueter said. “We actually do corn beef and pickled cabbages and stuff. We have people coming in to eat all day long. There’s green beer on tap and the jukebox gets taken over by Irish songs. There’s usually somebody running around in a kilt. A lot of people in town come out because all the students are gone.” Bryce Delay can be reached at arg-arts@uidaho.edu

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A celebration of theater UI sends three theater students to national competition in April alexia neal rawr Hours of memorization and detail can be put into the shortest performance for one moment of fame in the world of theater arts. For Emily Nash and Brian Demar Jones, months of preparation went into a six-minute performance at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) — a performance they knew had to win the hearts of the three sets of judges to excel in the festival. Nash and Jones, both University of Idaho MFA candidates, went to the KCACTF with the intent of showcasing their talent and having a good time at the festival. KCACTF is a nationwide theatre festival, sectioned into nine different regions. The Region VII festival was held in downtown Boise on Feb. 17-21 this year. UI brought 49 students and three faculty members to the festival. The festival allows college students to compete for scholarships, learn new skills in workshops

and watch live theatre. Nash and Jones were one of 122 pairs of actors all competing for the Irene Ryan Scholarship at the Region VII KCACTF. They won the title of Irene Ryan regional winners and are now preparing for the national competition in April. Jones said they took the pressure of winning off themselves and made it a personal goal to just have a good time at the festival and learn as much as possible. “We went in not expecting anything, but to do our work to the best of our abilities,” Jones said. “The goal wasn’t to win for us. We made a promise to have fun and to actually find a new level of our acting ability and that showed, I guess.” Nash and Jones had been preparing their showcase since the fall, which consisted of two scenes featuring both Nash and Jones and a monologue performed by Nash, all under six minutes. “The benefits of KCACTF are astronomical,” Jones said. “It’s nice getting to meet artists from around your region that are doing the same thing you are. You get to meet people who are like-minded and you get to learn from them.”

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Nash and Jones will compete for the national Irene Ryan Scholarship with eight other pairs from around the country. Along with scholarship opportunities, KCACTF has many categories for competition such as stage design, lighting, costume and stage management. Dean Panttaja, the UI Chair of Theatre Arts, was one of the faculty members to accompany students to the festival. Panttaja ran two workshops at the festival — a portfolio development workshop and a lecture on the art between the revolutions of Egypt. Panttaja said UI hasn’t sent an actor to Nationals in over 11 years and three years since a student was sent for a design category. He said the festival is highly competitive, especially in such a large region. “The festival enforces the fact that what they are learning is competitive,” Panttaja said. “It allows them to see the work of others and re-examine what they are doing. That’s why it’s called a festival — it’s a celebration of what we do as artists.” Alexia Neal can be reached at arg-arts@uidaho.edu

Every day, eight trillion gallons of water pour out of the mouth of the Amazon River into the Atlantic Ocean. Olympus Mons is a mountain on Mars, which is about fifteen miles high, three times higher than

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Mount Everest on earth, and at the top it is 45 miles across.

feet deep, almost three times as deep as the Empire State Building is high.

The deepest natural caves known to man are the *Pierre St. Martin Caves in the Pyrenees Mountains between Spain and France, which reach 4,370

*These are the same caves featured in Friday Fiction’s “Beneath the Surface” on page 10. funology.com


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Global beats Music from around the globe comes to UI for the World Music Celebration claire whitley rawr Featuring music from the South American rhythms of Brazil to the Asian beats of India and Nepal, the University of Idaho’s World Music Celebration (WMC) is a melting pot of global music and culture. Navin Chettri, WMC event organizer, said the WMC is about exploring cultures through music and art. Chettri wants people to learn how music from different cultures comes together, why rhythms sound the way they do, why the melodies are the way they are and what kinds of occasions certain music is played in cultures outside of the U.S. Barry Bilderback, UI professor of music history and ethnomusicology, said the WMC is helping promote diversity on campus through music. “Together with Navin’s vision, we built the celebration into a representation of other cultures,” Bilderback said. It will be an event for those with a music background but also other students, Chettri said. The WMC will introduce religion studies, languages and culture studies through the medium of music. The WMC serves to introduce new kinds of music. This year, musicians will visit UI from Brazil, Nepal and India. “Some kids don’t know about this music at all,” Chettri said. “With this occasion, they get to experience that music and understand what is going on in that culture. (The celebration) brings more of that music to the Palouse, which

we don’t do very often.” The music at the WMC will not be entirely music from each culture. Chettri said the UI jazz choir and jazz band will be working with the visiting artists, in order to blend this new music with music that is already here. “(Music) is a beautiful bridge between the cultures,” Chettri said. Chettri has been collaborating with many UI professors including Bilderback. The two are closely connected through the World Beat Ensemble, a Ghana-centered course, which Chettri helped create after travelling with Bilderback to Ghana in 2010. The World Beat Ensemble started as a fun thing Chettri and other percussionists could do at night, but it turned into a class which Bilderback now supervises. It focuses primarily on West African and Latin American drumming, even though both Bilderback and Chettri would love for it to expand into different cultures. Bilderback especially wants to include local student talent in a concert to bring more world music to campus. The World Beat Ensemble performed a traditional Ghanaian drumming and dance piece at the opening reception of the WMC Thursday. The WMC and World Beat Ensemble are just some of the ideas that Chettri and Bilderback have to introduce other cultures to the Palouse through music. This summer, Chettri said he is planning on hosting a three-day camp with West African music and dance called “Sounds of West Africa.” This camp would be for people who want to come and learn African hand drumming and dance, he said. The WMC will end tomorrow and there will be an open workshop with the

visiting artists. Concerts with the combined UI jazz band and choir, as well as the Indian artists and Nepalese artists, are at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the Haddock Performance Hall. Tickets are $3 at the door. “People should definitely come by,” Chettri said. “This isn’t something that happens very often.” Claire Whitley can be reached at arg-arts@uidaho.edu

Chettri and UI Navin Chettri flew from Nepal in order to organize the World Music Celebration. Chettri is a University of Idaho alumnus with a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in performance percussion and composition. He was a professional musician in Nepal, prior to studying at UI. “I wanted a formal education,” Chettri said. “I wanted to learn how to read and write music and get that Western element in my music.” Chettri started WMC while attending UI in 2012. The visiting artist for the event was a Ghanaian master drummer, Nii Ardey Alloteh, along with Ghanaian dancers. “It was a fantastic show,” Chettri said. “It was, well, it was a hit. People just got into it.”  Chettri hopes that WMC will turn into an annual event. He said he would try to come back every year for this event. “It is a connection between me and my school, and also a cultural connection between the U.S. and Nepal,” Chettri said.

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Not just skin deep

Tattoo artist Thad Froio, finishes a women’s tattoo March 1. Froio, who started out as a pencil artist, works at Untamed Art on Main Street.

Moscow tattoo artists discuss their work jared jonas rawr In recent years, tattooing has become more widely accepted in society and even in the workplace. At the forefront of this movement are Moscow tattoo artists who continue working toward a change in societies perceptions of the art that they create. Thad Froio, a tattoo artist at the Untamed Art Tattoo Studio in Moscow, got his start tattooing after graduating from University of Hartford. Froio started out in art doing pencil drawings and was approached by a tattoo artist who expressed interest in teaching him the craft, he said. When his apprenticeship was over, he ended up at

Untamed Art Tattoo Studio in Moscow and hasn’t looked back since. “Every week I’ll do something I’m excited about,” Froio said. Simon Gentry moved to Moscow in August 2013 to open up his tattoo shop, Bitterroot Tattoo. Gentry’s love of art began in grade school, when he would draw outlines of cartoon characters and trade them to other children for pencils or other school supplies. After graduating from the University of Kansas with a degree in painting, he moved to Hawaii where he was exposed to the world of tattooing. The local Polynesian tattoo artists in Hawaii urged him to give it a try and after some experimenting on his own, he got an apprenticeship, Gentry said. Myra Bird is an apprentice at Family Swan Ink and made her way to Moscow to learn under an old family friend, Telisa

Swan — who owns the shop. Bird started her apprenticeship last April and has been honing her skills ever since. Tattoo artists often develop their own personal style from their previous experiences with traditional art forms like drawing or painting. Froio began as an artist doing pencil drawings and it shows in some of the work he does, he said. In his tattooing, he specializes in realism rather than more abstract pieces. “I just love taking a photo and recreating it as accurately as possible on someone’s skin,” Froio said. Gentry draws his artistic influences from a wide variety of places. Anywhere from traditional American style tattoos to the Polynesian tribal tattoos that he first started with, the goal is to be as well rounded as possible while still maintaining his own custom flair, Gentry said.

For Bird, the transition from creating art on a piece of paper to tattooing led to an evolution of artistic style in finding what would work and what wouldn’t. “It’s really different to try and draw something for paper and then draw something that’ll work out on skin,” Bird said. After her apprenticeship is up, Bird plans to stay at Swan Family Ink and continue to build upon her skills and clientele. For the artists, the payoff is enough to keep them tattooing. “I tell clients the more it means to you the more it means to me,” Froio said. Not all tattoos that people get have a story or meaning behind them, but for the artist and the person getting the tattoo it can make the artwork even more special. “With tattooing, it can be the smallest most insignificant

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thing to me as the artist. But once it’s converted into a tattoo, it’s something the wearer of the tattoo appreciates for the rest of their life,” Gentry said. Tattooing has been around for thousands of years and is recently becoming a more recognized art form in Western culture. “Tattooing, just like graffiti and street art, started essentially in the gutters of society and has risen to be considered a fine art, which is exciting,” Froio said. More and more people are decorating their bodies with ink. “It is an aesthetic thing and it can be solely aesthetic, but it goes to much deeper than that,”Gentry said. “Using the body as a canvas is a really powerful medium.” Jared Jonas can be reached at arg-arts@uidaho.edu


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Dare to climb Climbing Club president and VP share passion for rock climbing nurainy darono rawr When no one wanted to be officers of the University of Idaho Climbing Club, Kevin Townsley and Andrew Harmon became the president and vice president of the club. “I started it this year,” said Townsley, a sophomore double majoring in geology and sociology. “Nobody was doing this and I love this team and I want to see it keep going.” After his father took him rock climbing when he was 7- years-old, he got really into it, Townsley said. When Townsley attended middle school and high school, he joined climbing teams in Boise. After he moved to Moscow in 2012, he joined the UI Climbing Club. “It has been really fun, really rewarding — a little frustrating sometimes but mostly rewarding,” Townsley said. Harmon, a junior studying biology, got started climbing after his visit to Moscow campus on Vandal Friday in March 2011.

He said he really liked it and decided to improve his skills by joining the club in his sophomore year. The UI Climbing Club hosted the Palouse Climbing Festival last Friday at the climbing wall in the Student Recreation Center. The club members and a professional setter rearranged over 100 routes to make the competition fair for non-UI students. “They take every route off the wall, because I knew every route in here five days ago,” Harmon said. “So I would have the advantage over everybody who came from other schools, because I understand how to do the routes.” UI is a part of Northwest Collegiate Climbing Circuit, also called NC3. UI has officially participated in the competition for about 12 years, though since the ‘80s UI students participated in competition outside the university. There are seven universities in NC3 including UI, Eastern Washington University, Western Washington University, Oregon State University, Central Washington University, University of Washington and

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A University of Idaho student free-climbs March 2 at the Student Rec Climbing Center. Whitman College. “We have like seven competitions,” Townsley said. “We are hosting this one and we’ve gone to competitions at like Eastern Washington, Western Washington OSU. (We) just went two weekends ago. Now we are

Save now, spend later chin-lun hsu rawr Saving money is never an easy thing to do. Here are some tips for saving up before enjoying the spring break. Remember, the ability to stockpile cash is driven by willpower since there are a lot of temptations out there.

Cook more, eat out less A critical motivation for many students to cook more in their apartment or living residence is realizing eating out costs a lot and breaks budgets. Some students say buying a lot of groceries at one time and cooking costs a lot of money and is timeconsuming. But don’t forget the food you buy and cook will allow you to

eat for multiple days. So money spent on groceries should be divided into approximately nine meals and the result is way cheaper than eating out for every meal.

Bring your own lunch and snack to campus Buying lunch in the Idaho Commons Food Court isn’t cheap. Bringing a lunch to campus may require additional cooking the night before school or building your peanut butter and jelly sandwich ahead of time, but in the end it will save you some extra dough. Imagine a student buying chicken strips at lunch every day — that costs about $30 a week.

Walk more Moscow’s weather is unpredictable.

putting on the whole thing and everybody else comes here.” Townsley took home fourth place, in the competition last year. He said people don’t need to be experts in climbing to compete, because the judges measure the abilities.

“You should come out and climb,” Townsley said. “Just come to the gym and try climbing because it’s awesome. It’s the No.1 thing in my life.” Nurainy Darono can be reached at arg-arts@uidaho.edu

It’s always easier to spend money than save money, so here are a few tips to help manage spending

So it is understandable if you want to drive on a cold day rather than walking, even though the distance is roughly a 10-minute walk, but next time think about the gas prices. Walking to class is good exercise, environmentally conscious and will save you a good amount of cash from not having to fill up the tank so much.

Use cash, not card Typically, people spend money much faster when using a credit or debit card. When people see cash go out of their wallet, there is a physical representation of money disappearing from their savings. But with a card, the effects of disappearing savings aren’t felt because money isn’t physically leaving their wallet and with credit cards the payment is delayed. This is why there are

many “card slaves” who can only pay minimum deposits on their card every month.

Leave your wallet at home The idea of leaving your wallet at home includes not asking friends for financial help, even it’s only a simple meal. This tip works well on students, since their daily routine is usually taking place in school, unless they have other plans in advance. It takes time and energy to cultivate money-saving habits. Try not to push yourself too hard, but remember spending less on unimportant things is good for the future when you are faced with paying off student loans. Chin-Lun Hsu can be reached at arg-arts@uidaho.edu


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Sweet treats for a sweet tooth Vandal Cooking class gives healthier ways to make sweet treats nurainy darono rawr

In the University of Idaho Vandalizing the Kitchen cooking class Feb. 26, UI Campus Dietitian Marissa Rudley talked about ways to make sweet treats healthier. Rudley said some healthier options for baked treats are substituting flour with oatmeal, sugar with honey, and milk with coconut milk. In the cooking class, Rudley demonstrated how to make oatmeal banana cupcakes, chocolate chip peanut butter cookie dough bites and strawberry milkshakes. “We are going to make oatmeal cupcakes — that’s made with oatmeal and banana,” Rudley said. “You can put addins, whatever you want. We’re going to add in chocolate chips and some Craisins.” Rudley said light coconut milk is good to bake with and is better for you, because it has less saturated fat compared to regular coconut milk. “It actually makes it really creamy tasting, even though we’re not actually using any dairy,” she said. “That’s another thing, exception with the chocolate chips, everything that (we’re making is) dairy-free.” Rudley said by making these recipes dairy-free, it will fit vegetarians and people who are lactose intolerant. It can also be gluten-free, if people use gluten-free oats. To make the baking process

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Marissa Rudley, UI Campus Dietitian, hands out samples of oatmeal banana cupcakes in the Vandalizing the Kitchen cooking class. of oatmeal banana cupcakes a little easier, she shared some tips like mashing bananas before peeling them and using warm water to help cook the oatmeal. Each chocolate chip peanut butter cookie dough bite contains only 62 calories, while one serving of strawberry milkshake contains 163 calories, Rudley said. She said there are other

tricks to make homemade food healthier including using half of the measurement or substituting regular ingredients with healthier items like whole wheat or fat-free ingredients. Rudley said she got the recipes from “Chocolate Covered Katie” — a blog focused on making healthier desserts. “It’s a really neat blog that I am learning about,” she said.

“It has been really fun — I even made one-minute lava cake in the microwave.” She said the recipes in the blog are easy to make and only use limited cooking equipment. “You don’t have to be a chef to make these things,” Rudley said. UI student Liz Becker said the cooking class was fun and interesting. She said she

learned new things about cooking and baking. “I learned a bunch of different alternatives to substitute sweets, because I always heard trans fats are the bad sugar,” Becker said. “This is all good stuff. I would make the peanut butter one, for sure.” Nurainy Darono can be reached at arg-arts@uidaho.edu


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(Previously) She turned slightly to face him, “I know I’m stubborn, reckless, and probably too hard-headed for my own good,” she paused and glanced towards the cave entrance, “but I think I’m glad you’re here, Brok.” He grinned and she continued, “Just please do everything I tell you. The more we communicate the better off we will be.” He nodded, “Deal.” She set the transmitter monitor for a stress signal which would only work if anything were to somehow happen within the first ten kilometers. They both took a couple gulps of water then pulled out their head lamps and attached them snuggly on their foreheads before setting foot through the dark halls of the cave.

(Continued) The first few kilometers consisted mostly of flat terrain. Every few kilometers, she tied a thin strip of neon green cloth to the nearest stalagmite. The further they traveled into the cave the steeper it became, and the light from outside faded away until the only source of light left was their head lamps. They were silent for the most part, other than an occasional comment on the array of brown shades that swirled into the rock giving it a marble-like design, or pointing out a bat that crept in the shadows of protruding rocks. By the time they had stopped to eat lunch, Brok was getting wary of the silence. “You know my dad use to take me and my brother hiking and I would always be the one to go off by myself on the more challenging path. This isn’t going to stay easy breezy the whole time is it?” “Nope,” she said between bites of her sandwich packed full of a very garlicky smelling

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Beneath the Surface – Part 4 meat. He smiled. “So how about you. What got you into spelunking? “I went one time with my ex-fiance and he fell to his death. So I am eternally driven in searching for his spirit to take me to the next life.” The serious look on her face had him confused for a moment. “I’m just kidding.” He gave a nervous laugh and waited for the real explanation, but it never came. They ate in silence before she spoke up. “Tell me more about your family.” “Uh, well you know my dad is an executive at O and M, and I’m gonna work for him when I get back. He, uh, he spends most of his time drinking in the office — I don’t think he even goes home much anymore.” “What about your mom?” “My mom left us when I was about two, so I didn’t know her at all and Carlton never seemed to care much afterwards, or at least he didn’t show it, and we haven’t heard from her since.” “And Carlton?” He swished around the bite of carrot in his mouth. He always told himself he didn’t want to talk about it, but honestly he did. “Carlton — well we were best friends growing up. He was my hero. I thought he was a gift sent from heaven and I held onto his every word like it was gold. Not as much in our college years.” He laughed then hesitated before clearing his throat. “A year ago, we were out at this club. He had ladies on either side of him, drinking way to much as usual, just in it for a good time. I mean, he’s the smartest guy I know and professional as hell when he needs to be. Well anyways, my dad called him up to meet with him in his office. He had driven his brand new Lamborghini that Dad had bought

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him as a gift for joining the company and he wasn’t about to leave it at the club. So I offered to drive him to the office,” he paused. “I got distracted. Carlton was trying to tell me something and this drunk chick was biting the back of my neck — I ran the red light and Carlton’s side got nailed…” he stopped. “You don’t have to finish,” she said in a soft voice. “I’m sorry.” She stood up and strapped her bag over her back, before holding out a hand to help Brok up. They continued traversing through the cave as more and more kilometers separated them from the rest of the world. “You know that you are going to miss the Running of the Bulls tomorrow.” Her voice startled him and he jumped slightly, hitting the crusted wall with the back of his hand and scratching it.

“Eh, who cares about trying to outrun bulls,” he shook his hand as if it would make the sting go away. He didn’t feel like doing it without Carlton, anyways. He felt better about hiding deeper into the earth away from the outside world. “Besides, going thousands of feet into an abyss is way more exhilarating. Especially with a beautiful woman guiding you.” “You better have your eyes straight ahead. If I turn around and catch you staring at my butt, I’m going to tie you up and gag you, and you will wait there for days until I return. And even then I might not be in the mood to release you. Then you will wish you chose to run with the bulls.” “Yes, ma’am. Eyes straight ahead.” They came up to a narrow turn in the path where the walls compressed together on both sides. She removed her bag, rotated sideways, slipped into

the tight space curling her bag with one arm, and began to shuffle sideways along the wall. “Hope you’re not claustrophobic.” “Don’t worry about me.” Carlton used to shove him in a closet when they were 6 and 8 years old as a game. So when their father came home, the nanny would be searching frantically for the child she lost and get a good scare from their dad. They went through a lot of nannies. Yet, the pressing walls of the cave reminded him of proximity of the passenger side to the driver’s seat in the mutilated Lamborghini and his brother’s head lying in his lap. The walls opened up again and they returned their backpacks onto their shoulders. He sighed in relief. *Tune in to the next issue of Rawr for Part 5 Kelly P. Vickers can be reached at arg-arts@uidaho.edu


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Events Calendar Friday, March 7

Tuesday, March 11

7:30 p.m. – World Music Celebration: A Taste of Music from India and Nepal at the Haddock Performance Hall 8 p.m. – “American Hustle” at the Kenworthy

5 p.m.- Nerd Tuesday at Safari Pearl Comics on 3rd Street 6:30 p.m. – LunaFest hosted by UI Women’s Center at the Kenworthy 7:30 p.m. – Post-Haste Duo at the Haddock Performance Hall

Saturday, March 8 10 a.m. – Virginia Wolf Distinguished Service Awards at the 1912 Center 2 p.m. – World Music Celebration workshops at the Haddock Performance Hall 4:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. – “American Hustle” at the Kenworthy 7:30 p.m. – World Music Celebration: Sounds and Rhythms of Brazil at the Haddock Performance Hall

Sunday, March 9 3 p.m. – Kyle Ferrill singing and Roger McVey on the piano at the Haddock Performance Hall 3:45 p.m. and 7 p.m. – “American Hustle at the Kenworthy 7:30 p.m. – Rachael Lewis singing at the Haddock Performance Hall

Monday, March 10 Midterm Exam Week 7 p.m. – Chinese Movie Night at the Kenworthy

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Wednesday, March 12 12 p.m. – Daytime Distractions in the Food Court of the Idaho Commons 6 p.m. – “Blue Gold: World Water Wars” at the Kenworthy 6 p.m. – Food Think Tank hosted by the UI Sustainability Center at Shoup Hall 105 7 p.m. – “Pitch Perfect” in the SUB Borah Theater 7:30 p.m. – Diane Raptosh reading at BookPeople of Moscow 8 p.m. – Vandal Entertainment concert: Taste of Treefort in the Memorial Gym 9 p.m.- Women’s climbing night at the Student Recreation Center

Thursday, March 13 12:30 p.m.- Lavender Lunch in TLC 229 8 p.m. – “Inside Llewyn Davis” at the Kenworthy

Friday, March 14 Last day of class before Spring Break

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“I really shouldn’t have all this green beer and green velvet cake for St. Patrick’s Day, but yolomawmit.”


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only One week until break

Use the commons and sub to buckle down so you can enjoy it!

Idaho Commons: 885 . 2667 info@uidaho.edu

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