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8.24.2012 Vol. 3 No. 2

“flyin’ high”


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body con

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horoscopes the argonaut


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Virgo 8/23 - 9/22 Flow with the energy of the universe this week to smoothen your transition into the fall. Failing that, drink a lot of coffee. It will make all your movements smoother.

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Sagittarius 11/22 - 12/21 Run wild and free but remember to pack clean underwear and watch for “landmines.” Capricorn 12/22 – 1/19 Sometimes eating right is hard because the options are expensive. Sometimes eating right is easy because not eating people is cheap.

Libra 9/23 - 10/22 Owls can turn their heads 270 degrees. If you can’t do that, try to spin your body as you walk to make sure you don’t miss anything.

Aquarius 1/20 – 2/18 It isn’t always necessary to “kill the wabbit.” Decide this week will be duck season and see if your results are better. Whatever you do, be vewy vewy quiet.

Scorpio 10/23 - 11/21 The goal of life isn’t to make a lot of money or the rock star lifestyle. But the village doesn’t need any more idiots, either.

Pisces 2/19 - 3/20 A wise cartoon man once sang “underwater the fish don’t stink.” Be wary of cartoon men and foolhardy behaviors disguised as promising invitations.


Aries 3/21 - 4/19 You’ll never get anywhere if you race the sun. Challenges are good but must be reasonable. Race Pluto. It isn’t a planet anyway. Taurus 4/20 – 5/20 If you mess with the bull, beware the horns. If you cut off the horns, however, it’s barbeque for everybody. Gemini 5/21 – 6/20 Don’t make mountains out of molehills or molehills out of mountains. Keep the geology of your life in balance and the volcano won’t explode and kill everyone. Cancer 6/21 – 7/22 Ask yourself what insight you’d give people if your life were a fortune cookie. Then remember that the cookie must be broken before people can read the fortune. Leo 7/23-8/22 Life can be difficult. If you can’t beat them— work out more often.

mix-tape every day my playlist is shufflin’

“Ho Hey” by The Lumineers This song is upbeat, catchy and I just can’t stop listening to it. Check it out ASAP.

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ometimes I’m not in the mood for any particular genre of music. These are the days I just want to sit down and hear some kickin’ music. It doesn’t matter the genre, artist, time period or anything else. Here is what I’m listening to these days. There’s no rhyme, reason or theme, I just like it.

“Silhouettes” by Avicii Avicii makes me want to put on my dancey pants and stay up all night. Give it a listen if you’re in need of a fist-pumping, disco-style good time. “1904” by The Tallest Man On Earth Makes me want to time-travel to the year 1904. Can I please? TMOE has a sweet twang but still manages to hit that Indie soft spot.

“We Will All Be Changed” by Seryn As the summer draws to a close there’s something about this song that just seems so right. “We can shape but can’t control these possibilities to grow.” “Little Talks” by Of Monsters And Men One of the best duets of the last five years, bar none. It’s sultry, catchy and everything in between. Listen to it, love it, share it. And go.

“Rivers and Roads” by The Head and the Heart Beautiful harmonies, beautiful lyrics, breathtaking chorus and a great instrumental backdrop. What more could you ask for? “Happy Pills” by Norah Jones Norah Jones has her sassy pants on these days and it’s led to some incredible tracks. As always, Jones has one of the purest voices of all time. The Horse Thieves My favorite band of the year hails from Spokane. Give them a listen and you won’t regret it.

“Ghosts” by Laura Marling The first time I heard this song it was the track for a group ballet video I found on YouTube. It was one of those wonderful accidental discoveries that I am now thrilled to pass on. “Greenback Boogie” by Ima Robot This is the theme song to one of my current favorite TV shows. If you haven’t watched Suits yet, you should. You should also listen to this song.



More than a fairytale

Humor and adventure in one cinematic experience ing short of genius. It walks a fine line There are a lot of things wrong between crushingly serious and utterly with the film Ladyhawke. The flippant. soundtrack is jarring and out of place Filmed on location in Italy, with the setting, some of the scenery is as much a characthe acting is a little on the ter as any. There are breathtakcampy side and the producing backdrops in the Alps, ruined tion values are sometimes castles and sweeping views of severely lacking. I won’t the countryside. Given that the call this movie a guilty movie was made in 1985, the pleasure; I am shameless special effects still hold up. The in my love for it — warts directors manage to accomplish and all. sword fights, chases and even Set in 12th century EuJoseph Engle magic without the film degenerrope, the film is the story ating into a total camp-fast. of a thief named Philippe rawr If anything has dated the Gaston (Matthew Brodermovie, it is surely the soundtrack. ick) and his adventures after escaping Composer Andrew Powell took a huge the dungeons in the city of Aquila. chance with the score, combining He inadvertently sets off a chain period music with contemporary proof events threatening to destroy two gressive rock. It screams 1980s so hard people he meets on the road. that is actually a little embarrassing. Rutger Hauer plays Captain NaTruth be told, the music is probvarre, Michelle Pfeiffer plays Lady ably one of my favorite things about Isabeau. The two lovers had a curse the movie. So many movies stick to placed upon them by the jealous and only period music, so it is actually kind corrupt Bishop of Aquila: at night, Naof refreshing to see something that varre is transformed into a wolf, while breaks with the standard and dares to by day Isabeau becomes a hawk. Much be unique. of the movie is about Navarre’s quest As a story, Ladyhawke scratches all to kill the Bishop. the right itches. It’s a love story. It’s an As a hero, Captain Navarre leaves adventure. It’s a political dialogue on much to be desired. He is vain, proud, the corruption of the medieval church. stubborn and practically suicidal — It’s got magic and swordfights, comedy and that is exactly what makes him and tragedy, compelling characters, so compelling. Matthew Broderick brilliant dialogue and a beautiful setpulls off an excellent performance as ting. Ultimately, Ladyhawke is truly a Philippe, managing to be quick witted one-of-a-kind movie. and cheeky while still being a likeable Joseph Engle can be reached at human. The dialogue in this movie is noth-

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Kasen’s Fried Chicken

and Frank’s make the chicken a little This recipe has been in the works, spicy, which I like. You can substitute off and on, for five or six years. It whatever spices you like best. started on a slow afternoon in high school — I think some3. In another bowl, whisk thing on the Food Netthe milk, eggs and Frank’s work inspired me. The together until everything is first few batches were happily married. not good. The oil was too hot, the breading 4. Start by tossing the too thick. Sometimes, chicken in the flour mixture. an idea would hit It should make a nice base me — or a tip from a coat before you throw it in cookbook or cooking the milk. Let the chicken show — and I would Kasen Christensen soak for a moment, and then try it out. I kept the put it back in the flour. crumbs ones that worked and 5. Once the breading is satisfactory, discarded the rest. Now, fried chicken place the chicken pieces in the oil. is almost an art. 6. They should only take a few minutes Ingredients per side. Small pieces of chicken work 2 Chicken breasts cut into cubes – best because they cook quickly. Flip the smaller the better. and allow the other side to cook for a 2-3 Cups Flour couple of minutes before putting them ½ Cup Corn Meal on a paper towel covered plate to drain. A few good dashes of Tony Chach7. Judge doneness by the color of the ere’s Creole Seasoning breading. It should be a nice golden 3 Eggs brown. Cut one of the larger pieces in 3 Cups Milk two, checking for pink in the middle – Several shakes of Frank’s RedHot pink free chicken is good to go. Sauce 8. Serve with sides of Sweet Baby Ray’s Note: you’ll also need a goodly and ranch dressing. Make some mashed amount of hot oil in a pan. A cup and potatoes and green beans to go along a half or so of Crisco melted in a pan with it and you’ve got a meal to imworks pretty well. Vegetable oil is always press your mom. Or a girl. an option, and I have had some success with peanut oil, though it is expensive. Also try Olive oil will do in a pinch, but its smokThe recipe for finger steaks is esing point is too low to be super effective. sentially the same. Most grocery stores sell stew meat that I cut into smaller How it works pieces, but the breading and frying process are the same. Serve them with 1. Combine the flour, corn meal and A1 – it’s amazing. Tony’s seasoning in a large bowl. The Kasen Christensen can be reached at corn meal makes the difference in the crispiness of the breading. The Tony’s

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What are you doing this weekend? “It’s Friday, Friday ... lookin’ forward to the weekend.”

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You don’t know if you had homework this week because you never found your class.




You spent your summer working like a crazy fool.

Your summer tan is wearing off already.


yes You’ve got the ultimate road trip playlist.


This is your first time living in Moscow.




You took a summer class.




You’re taking more than 16 credits.

You don’t know what Friendship Square is.




You are absurdly involved on campus.




You didn’t do your homework

You put your party pants on more than once this week.



You already had homework this week.


Stay at home

Head to the beach


Explore the Palouse

Hit snooze

You’ve already got homework and a pile of laundry. You’ll thank yourself later if you spend the weekend at home and get ahead. Work now, play later should be your motto this weekend.

Summer’s not technically over until September 22. Or if you’re a football fan ... opening day of the Vandal football season. Spend time outside this weekend while the sun is still shining. Grab some friends and head to the river.

Syllabus week was stressful and you’re ready for some adventure. Drive north a couple hours and experience Silverwood theme park. Ride all the rollercoasters, eat expensive theme park food and enjoy the afternoon at Boulder Beach.

You already got lost once on your way to class. Your perfect weekend adventure doesn’t require you to go far. Pick up a map, explore the University of Idaho campus and the Palouse for a fun-filled, lovely weekend.

If syllabus week got the best of you spend the weekend recovering so you can be prepared to take this semester by storm.



D R e h O t f W o EK

Wear now, wear later Materials: In order for clothing and accessories to last, they must be made of high quality, durable materials. Do your research beforehand. All cotton, for example, is not made alike. Heidi Stearns, Interior Designer and bedding buyer at The Picket Fence in Ketchum, Idaho, says that the best kinds of cotton are known as long staple, which means that the individual cotton fibers are lengthy. Egyptian Cotton and Pima Cotton are both examples of cotton varieties that produce long-staple fibers. Construction: Even the highest quality materials will not hold up if they are turned into poorly constructed garments. When inspecting garments for quality construction, Stearns said to look for small, even stitches because they are more likely to hold up than larger, looser stitching. Also, look for labor intensive detailing, which signals that the creators of the garment care about the garment lasting.

While buying an entirely new wardrobe every season is fun, it isn’t fiscally responsible. Staple garments, which are wardrobe items that can transition from season to season and year to year without Nicole Lichtenberg looking dated or worn, can help alleviate the rawr necessity of buying all-new clothing every three months. There are several things you need to keep in mind when purchasing wardrobe staples:

Design: “A staple garment is a piece that has lasted a lifetime. It is something that you can wear to a birthday party this year and another event five years from now and look just as good,“ said John Crotty, a manager at the J. Crew Collection store in Miami, Fla. This means classic designs and neutral colors. Look for black, jewel tones or natural colors. Wearability: To make sure you will get a lot of wear out of a garment, try to estimate the cost per wear of an item. For example, a $200 pair of bright pink flared jeans that you can only wear for one season without looking passé might have a cost per wear of $20. A $200 pair of dark wash skinny jeans that you can wear four times a week until they wear out might cost less than one dollar per wear. Nicole Lichtenberg can be reached at


“Janky” Janky: something that is broken, run-down, low quality, substandard or of questionable aesthetic. Example: Jimmy Federline showed up to class in the jankiest parachute pants and platform sneakers I have ever seen.

Hangry: When you are so hungry that your lack of food causes you to become angry, frustrated or both.

Hangry? Visit uicrumbs. and cook up something good.

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BodyCon(cious) Nicole Lichtenberg rawr


Encompassing all things art and beauty

The Palouse isn’t widely known as a fashion hotspot, but Kate Mills, Mollie Wonacott, and Crystal Truong are out to change that. The trio, who are all clothing, textiles and design majors, began the Body Con club during the spring of 2012, UI junior Truong said. All three serve as presidents of the club. “We wanted to bring creative students together who have an appreciation for fashion, art, event planning, photography, public relations, and journalism as well recognizing the work of those affiliated,” Truong said. Body Con aims to help students build their creative portfolios by helping them plan events, shows and other goings-on, which will all be student-run. Truong said the club tries to establish real world simulations and career building opportunities. She said she hopes the club will put on fashion shows, tutorials, photo shoots, online publications and meet industry professionals.  “The girls and I wanted to leave our mark on U of I while building our portfolios and helping other students build theirs,” Mills, UI senior, said. “We want to bring together fabulous people with appreciation for art and fashion.” Currently the group has 25 prospective members and hopes to meet at least once a month starting this Tuesday.  Nicole Lichtenberg can be reached at 

more information People interested in joining or learning more about Body Con can contact Crystal Truong at truo6880@

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Guadalupe Gutierrez, front, along with Tara Abruzzese, Sabrina Dotto, Traci VonJouanne, and several others participate in last year's Flash Mob Fashion Show in the Idaho Commons. The new club Body Con will be hosting similar fashion shows to help members gain experience.



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Brandon Rowley, co-owner of Deadbeat Records, reorganizes music in the store on 3rd Street in downtown Moscow. Rowley said he has high expectations for the success of the upcoming Record Store Day on Saturday, an internationally observed day celebrating the art of music, officially founded in 2007.

molly spencer rawr The Yarn Underground and Deadbeat Records have paralleled each other for the past two years. “It’s pretty cool because we both opened at the same time— within a month of each other in 2010,” Brandon Rowley, coowner of the record store, said. Rowley originally wanted the lower rental space for the record store, but the women of The Yarn Underground got the space before them. Shortly after, the upper rental space opened. The Yarn Underground just relocated. It is now a block away from the Friendship Square bus stop. For Deadbeat, this expansion

means they will double in retail space, which gives them the opportunity to sell new inventory. “We’re really interested in bringing in T-shirts and posters and different accessories that compliment a record store but aren’t actually music in it of itself,” Rowley said. “Ever since day one we keep seeking out more distributers, different genres of music, trying to get the hottest new things.” Rowley said they also plan to dedicate some space for movies and tapes, which are currently overflowing. “The women who are running The Yarn Underground put a lot of work into make the downstairs look nice,” Rowley said. He said they do not plan to

do any remodeling. For the next two weeks, Deadbeat will use the basement for building CD and record bins. Shelly Stone said she opened The Yarn Underground because Moscow needed a yarn store after The Needle Nook and Quilt Something closed. Stone and her co-owner Marissa Gibbler know many farmers in the area with sheep and alpaca, but they don’t have anywhere to sell the wool. “We have products you won’t find anywhere else across the country. There are very unique things in here so we were excited about that aspect of it—being able to provide a service for the customers but also for people around here,” Stone said.

With the new amount of space, Stone said they plan to stock more “bulkies” for the Fall, as well as some small mills that are American-made. “I just don’t like conventional processing. You’ll find things made in Peru, but actually the fiber will come from China,” Stone said. “It will say it was made in Peru but really it was only spun in Peru and then shipped all over the place. We’re really trying to help cut down on that.” Stone also owns the Palouse Yarn Company and dyes her own yarn, which is sold in her store. The Yarn Underground has about 30 consigners, half of them own sheep or alpaca. They also work with a yak

farmer, people who hand spin yarn, and even a woman who makes greeting cards. Roughly three times a month, The Yarn Underground will hold knitting, crocheting and spinning classes for all levels. Stone and Gibbler currently do most of the teaching, but with a bigger space they plan to bring in some “quality” teachers, according to Stone. They like to keep things affordable by buying “seconds” from companies like Brown Sheep. “We buy their seconds that are off color or streaky or something. It’s high quality yarn, but the color is a little funky,” Stone said. Molly Spencer can be reached at

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