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Virgo kaitlyn martin | rawr 8/23 - 9/22 Try listening a little bit better. Things may work out in your favor. Libra 9/23 – 10/22 It’s a new semester. Look at it as an opportunity to do better.

Aquarius 1/20 – 2/18 It’s not about winning. It’s about having fun and learning as you go.

Scorpio 10/23 – 11/21 Don’t lose track of your goals. With so much going on it’s easy to get lost in it all.

Pisces 2/19 – 3/20 Friends are great for listening but remember to listen when they need someone to talk to as well.

Sagittarius 11/22 – 12/21 It’s okay to show fear sometimes. You don’t always have to put on a strong face for others.

Aries 3/21 – 4/19 Slow down a bit. Take a breath and smell the fresh air. Everything has a way of working out.

Capricorn 12/22 – 1/19 Life’s a little bit crazy. Don’t let that stop you from doing what you want. Live with no regrets.

Taurus 4/20 – 5/20 Take a hike. Get outta town before the craziness of school hits. You’ll be thankful that you did.

Gemini 5/21 – 6/20 Put the cell phone away. Try making connections with the people in front of you. Cancer 6/22 – 7/22 It’s time to step out of that shell and try something new. Get involved. Leo 7/23 – 8/22 Bask in the sun. Cheer up. Things are looking better already.


‘Hard Rock Workout’

In the effort to avoid the “Trenches” by Pop Evil much-dreaded college weight This song was No. 1 on Billgain, start the year right by hitboard’s U.S. Rock Chart because ting the gym. Many it sounds as though it is the studies have shown background anthem to a that listening to music climatic battle in an action during exercise can movie. “Trenches” has a fast help improve the paced tempo that is perfect workout. According to for a long workout. Plus, Costas Karageorghis, the lyrics are about fighting deputy head of sport for what you want in life psychology research at a aley and the day to day struggle son eric Brunel University, the to survive, which touches rawr best music for a workon the facts of life. out has a fast paced tempo between 120 and 140 beats “The Pride” by Five Finger per minute. This BPM is comDeath Punch monly found in many dance and A rock song that oddly mixes rock songs. So here are the top the listing of modern day news hard rock songs to help you get stories, like was done famously the most out of your workout. in Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start

the Fire,” with the traditional rock lyrics of finding strength to fight for your American Dream. The odd mixture results in a song that is the perfect blend of cynical social commentary and a pulse pounding melody.

tible mythical warrior that takes no prisoners can serve as inspiration to finish that last set of crunches.

“You’re Going Down” by Sick Puppies

Ironically enough, this remixed song caused the band to go on hiatus and into court over creative differences. The original song was featured in “Halo 2” and the remixed version that features Sydnee Duran of Valora adds to the song by making the song a soulful duet instead of just a solo rock song. Aleya Ericson can be reached at

Pure and simple, this is a fight song (if the title didn’t give that away). Yet, a fight song that manages to get your blood pumping as the Australian vocalist sings about knocking someone out.

“Indestructible” by Disturbed A song about an indestruc-

“Blow Me Away” by Breaking Benjamin feat. Valora

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When political messages go bad

commentary is handled. Instead of In a world where people do not pay several subtle critiques of our curattention to politics or elections, other rent society as is present in methods are used to spread the classic dystopian story A agendas. Apparently, the newBrave New World, Elysium goes est battlefield for politics will for the “beat the audience to be blockbuster movies. All hail death with a stick” version of “Elysium” and its attempts to criticism. use explosions and gunfights to While the class differences encourage political action. between Elysium and Earth In the year 2154, the wealthy provides the central conflict of live in a man-made paradise called ale ya “Elysium,” the movie does not Elysium that orbits the Earth. In ericson fully explore the main conflict Elysium, no one ever gets sick or r raw or some of the lesser conflicts dies, thanks to amazing healing that are presented. The motechnology. Everyone else is stuck tives and causes behind the existence on the overpopulated, garbage-filled and of the overpopulated, poverty ravaged poverty-stricken Earth. Earth and the extravagant Elysium are Max (Matt Damon) is a parolee who never mentioned besides the general has dreamed of going to Elysium ever consensus that the wealthy just felt like since he was a boy, a fact the viewer is leaving Earth. constantly reminded of through the overFurthermore, several potential plot use of one two-minute scene that made points are merely tossed overboard to for irritatingly repetitious flashbacks allow the viewer to drown in the evils throughout the movie. of immigration policy and class inequalKeeping people from achieving that ity. When Max is heading to work, he goal is Delacourt (Jodie Foster) who is deis attacked by robot cops who suspect fense secretary of Elysium. Why is she dohim of wrong doing just because he is a ing this? Because Delacourt has children, parolee. As a result, he is forced to visit and that is the only explanation that one his robot parole officer. Max’s parole ofneeds when it comes to ordering a ship ficer is unsympathetic to his plight and filled with illegal immigrants coming to extends his parole. Elysium to be blown out of the sky. Especially in the context of the There is no legal precedent that is esmodern problems such as rampant tablished in the film that would warrant prison overpopulation, New York’s her actions on Elysium or even a clear “Stop and Frisk” policy and the potenlegal immigration policy that is mential problems that relate from allowtioned. Even after shooting down ships of ing people’s tasks to be taken over by unarmed civilians and facing disapproval machines, this sequence of events in in what appears to be a futuristic Senate Max’s life had potential to add to the hearing, Delacourt is allowed to return to social criticism to the film. However, her job. The reasoning behind allowing a the potential of those events is lost to mass murderer to do this is yet another become minor events in the overall question lost to space and time in “Elysipicture of Elysium. The gross effect is um.” The main catalyst of the plot occurs as if “A Brave New World” had been when Max is dosed with a lethal amount a story solely about of the evils of geof radiation at his job assembling robots. netic engineering instead of exploring The radiation will kill Max in a few days much larger cultural issues. unless he is healed at Elysium. Max is hit Overall, Elysium is destined to beby the radiation when he is accidentally come yet another McDonald’s hamlocked in a cargo bay with the robots burger sort of action movie. The film before they are shipped. Why a company is adequate, but it has enough writing feels the need to blast robots with lethal problems that it is only worth seeing if amounts of radiation before shipping, the there is no other choice. world will never know. Aleya Ericson can be reached All logic problems aside, what really at fails about Elysium is the way the social


Barbecue potatoes emily vaartstra crumbs There are so many different ways to prepare potatoes: fried, baked, deep-fried, whipped. Samwise Gamgee would say “boil ‘em, mash ‘em, stick ‘em in a stew.” No matter how you make a potato dish or what you add to them, they always leave you

satisfied and carb happy. I recently tried out this new potato recipe and I was surprised at how easy it was to make, but even more surprised that they were the best potatoes I’ve ever eaten. Now, whenever I want to cook potatoes I consider all of my options, but I can’t resist the delicious taste of these country barbecue style potatoes.

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A Crumbs Recipe Card

Country barbecue potatoes Ingredients 2 pounds small red potatoes 2 tablespoons of butter, melted 1 teaspoon honey 3 teaspoons seasoned salt 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions — — — —

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Coat 9 by 13 baking pan with nonstick spray. Cut potatoes into small to medium sized pieces and put in pan. Melt butter and honey, and then drizzle over potatoes. Sprinkle with seasoned salt, salt, garlic powder and pepper. Toss well to coat. — Bake, uncovered for 25-30 minutes, or until potatoes are tender and golden brown. Stir potatoes at least once.

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Together around the tomatoes Tuesday Growers Market showcases local farms, vendors Co-op has undergone a change in management and the Tuesday Growers Market was The Moscow Food Co-op officially reinstated, without Tuesday Growers Market missing a market season. brings together local growers “I was a real advocate for and producers in a 50-mile rathe Co-op keeping the mardius of Moscow. While putting ket,” she said. “I think it’s a a focus on local goods and really great match for the Cosustainable growing practices, op — it’s a community-builder, the market also gives customit supports growers and a ers an opportunity to connect lot of the growers have their with producers face-to-face. products in the store. It’s just Co-op Volunteer Growers a natural fit.” Market Coordinator Britt Heisel Heisel said the community has worked with was strong enough the Co-op for many to come together, years. She first rally for the good became involved as of the market and an in-store volunoverturn the manteer, and has been agement’s decision coordinating the to nix the Tuesday Tuesday Growers Growers Market. Market for five “Since I’ve been years through the coordinating the Co-op’s Participating market, we haven’t Member Program. had a bad turnover As the market of vendors — we’ve coordinator, Heisel had a really strong finds vendors, creand consistent ates the guidelines group of producers,” for the market and she said. “We have britt heis el everything that’s in organizes walk-on vendors. the Saturday Farm“I communicate with ers Market, but we’re hitting a producers and also organize different crowd.” the market,” Heisel said. “We Instead of early-risers on recently changed the layout of Saturday mornings, Heisel said the market this year, and it’s many customers stop by the been a big improvement for Tuesday Growers Market on vendors and customers.” their way home from work. Some vendors at the mar“I still run into people who ket pay a yearly fee to set up say that they’ve never heard shop in the Co-op’s parking of the Tuesday Market, even lot every Tuesday, but there is though this is its 10th year,” also a stall reserved for walkHeisel said. “There’s always a on vendors that don’t have challenge in how you reach the market-season-long booth people and how you get it reservation. out there.” In January 2012, Co-op staff, Following the change in board members, volunteers management, the Tuesday and market vendors gathered Growers Market has changed at a public meeting held in in multiple ways. As a new the deli area of the Co-op to addition to the market on the discuss the future of the Tuesfirst Tuesday of the month, day Growers Market after the the Co-op hosts a grill out former managers of the Co-op with house-made bratwurst announced the market would and veggie dogs in the parking not take place that year. lot of the store. Since then, Heisel said the Also, the Co-op will move

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I still run into people who say that they’ve never heard of the Tuesday Market, even though this is its 10th year.”

more information The Growers Market is held in the Moscow Co-op parking lot from 4 - 6:30 p.m. The Co-op is located at 121 E Fifth St., in Moscow. The final market of the year will take place October 8.

its weekly Tuesday night live music outside into the parking lot alongside the market “The vendors here say they love the Saturday (Farmers) Market and the volume of customers,” Heisel said. “But many vendors feel like they can get to know their customers better and talk about what they’re growing and who they are — they feel like it’s a bit of outreach, too.” Hillary Talbott-Williams, flower vendor from Cottonwood Creek Flowers in Culdesac, Idaho, said this is her first season selling at the Tuesday Growers Market, but her family has sold flowers in the Saturday Farmers Market for the past 14 years. The Co-op’s Tuesday Market is at a perfect time in the week to best utilize some crops of the flowers they grow, Talbott-Williams said. “There are always a few flowers that are perfect right in the middle of the week, but wouldn’t really make it — they’d be okay, but not at their prime — for the Saturday Market,” she said. Dave and Debi Smith of RavenCroft Farm in Moscow bring along fresh vegetables, berries and herbs to the Tuesday Growers Market and the Wednesday Farmers Market in Pullman. Debi said this is their eighth year selling produce at the Tuesday Co-op markets, and have supplied the store

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Kama White inspects produce at Tuesday’s Growers Market outside the Moscow Food Co-op. The market is held from 4 - 6:30 p.m. in the Co-op parking lot every Tuesday. with goods in the past. “It’s friendly, pretty quiet and very relaxed,” she said. “It’s a great atmosphere.” After setting up shop in the Tuesday market for eight years, she said they have experienced many return customers and love getting to know the customers on a deeper level than at larger and morecrowded markets.

The Tuesday Growers Market will run until October 8. The Co-op is located at 121 E Fifth St., in Moscow. “I love all these vendors,” Heisel said. “They’re just amazing, hardworking, cool people. I just love being here at the market.” Chloe Rambo can be reached at

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Class in session Students share their thoughts on the upcoming school year and their return to campus emily vaartstra rawr Though some students are mourning the close to an unforgettable summer, others are eagerly anticipating the start to a great year at the University of Idaho. New freshmen are coming in and seniors are counting down the days till they graduate. They all share one thing in common: they are Vandals.



I’m nervous and excited for this coming year, because I will be spending more time in the classroom, which will help me figure out if I want to stay an education major.

— Grady Pearsal I can’t wait for my second year at U of I. Even though it’s a small town, there are always new places to discover and fun events going on around campus. I am excited to show some spirit at football and volleyball games and to check out Joe Vandal’s killer new dance moves!

— Hannah Myers

I’m excited to see how this fifth year turns out! Who is ready to be out in the real world anyways.

— Jenny Feicht

I’m excited for this new year and the new opportunities at the University of Idaho. This will be a year you won’t want to miss!

For an odd reason, I am not expecting college to be much different from how high school has been. Yet, that is one of my biggest concerns because I am hoping for college to be a chance to reinvent myself and become someone new.

— Dillon Waybright

— Emily Allen

This year, I want to grow in my knowledge of finance and business. Hopefully, “FIFA 14” doesn’t get in the way!

— Jeremy Vanderpool

I’m going to be a freshman this year and I’m nervous about living in a new town with new experiences but clubs like Young Life are what keeps me hopeful for the years ahead.

— Ethan Mainini I am super excited to get back to school. I have missed my friends over the summer and can’t wait to not only see them again but to have them all in the same place.

— Matt Silva

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So you think you're a How well do you know the University of Idaho? Take this quiz and find out. emily vaartstra rawr

1. Where would you go if you needed help building a resume?

a. Vandal Bookstore b. Career Center c. Library d. Kibbie Dome

a. Rachel Ray b. Conan O’Brien c. Bruce Wayne d. Bruce Pitman

a. Faculty Lounge b. Campus Dining c. Recreation Center d. Freshman Study Hall

7. Where will you find the Reflections Art Gallery?

3. Where might you go if you need to look at maps?

l a d n a

6. What is Bob’s Place?

2. Who is the Dean of Students?


a. Idaho Commons b. College of Art and Architecture c. Wallace Residence Center d. Administration Building

8. Where will you go to watch home football games?

a. Library b. Theophilius Tower c. Teaching Learning Center d. Administration Building

a. Memorial Gym b. Kibbie Dome c. Idaho Commons d. Greek Row

4. Where would you find the Student Accounts office?

9. Where could you go if you wanted to climb the rock wall?

a. Memorial Gym b. Student Union Building c. Teaching Learning Center d. Living Learning Centers

a. Kibbie Dome b. Memorial Gym c. Recreation Center d. Living Learning Center

5. What is the name of our mascot?

10. What is the best university in the state of Idaho?

a. Mark Vandal b. John Vandal c. Joe Vandal d. Jim Vandal

a. Boise State University b. University of Idaho

Three or more correct answers

Six or more correct answers

Nine or fewer correct answers

If you answered less than three questions correctly, you are probably from Boise State and you shouldn’t be here.

If you answered less than six questions correctly, you should spend the day walking around campus.

If you answered less than nine questions correctly, you are mostly a Vandal.

100 percent correct If you answered all 10 questions correctly, you are a true Vandal.

Correct Answers: 1) B 2) D 3) A 4) B 5) C 6) B 7) A 8) B 9) C 10) B



Events calendar

Arts, entertainment, cultural events Sunday, Aug. 25

Friday, Aug. 23 8:30 a.m University Convocation 9 a.m. Fall Check-in 2013 opens 11:30 a.m. University BBQ and New Student Welcome 2 p.m. Mock football game at Kibbie Dome 4 p.m. Vandal Spirit Friday 7 p.m. Uncommon Creative presents “As You Like It” at the Kenworthy

Saturday, Aug. 24 9 a.m. SNYC 12 p.m Fall Check-in 2013 1 p.m. National Guard Family Day 2 p.m. Non-Traditional Student Orientation 5 p.m. Palousafest 7 p.m. Uncommon Creative presents “As You Like It” at the Kenworthy

12 p.m. Fall Check-in 2013 12:30 p.m. Honors New Student Orientation 3 p.m. Uncommon Creative presents “As You Like It” at the Kenworthy 4:30 p.m. Vandal Walk 5 p.m. Free yoga class at the Moscow Yoga Center 7 p.m. Vandal Night at the Seattle Sounders game

Monday, Aug. 26 Fall classes begin, Deadline to pay balance on student accounts or set up a payment plan 2:30 p.m. College of Art and Architecture (CAA) Student Orientation 5 p.m. Heart of the Arts, Inc. presents “Postcards from the Farm” art collection by Jessica DeRuwe at the 1912 Center

Tuesday, Aug. 27 12:30 p.m. Biological Sciences Seminar in Renfrew Hall: “Synaptic dynamics determine retinal circuit function” by Joshua Singer 7 p.m. Nerd Tuesdays

Thursday, Aug 29 12:30 p.m. Lavender Lunch in TLC 229 12:30 p.m. IBEST Seminar featuring Stephen Smith 8 p.m. Man of Steel at the Kenworthy

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“Phoneslinger” Nocializing: A person that can whip out their phone with lightning speed and return a text message almost instantaneously. Example: “Sally is the fastest phoneslinger I’ve ever seen.”

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