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Director of Student Media receives award Yee-haw! Boise sends Wyoming packing, 36-14.




Executive Director Patty Miller points to a photograph of her grandfather in the Basque Museum. He was an early settler from the Basque country who lived in the Boise area.

Basque in Boise

The Talkin’ Broncos tell all about life on the road.


Basque Studies program is prestigious and unique


Natalie Craig Journalist

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Basque people have been essential to the development and growth of Idaho and still remain one of the largest cultures in Boise with a population of 15,000 people according to the 2010 census. Boise State and University of Nevada, Reno are the only American universities that offer Basque Studies programs. The Basque Studies program is one of more than 200 International Studies programs offered on campus. It provides students with an understanding of Basque culture through the language and history of the Basque people. Idaho is among only a few other states, such as Arizona, Nevada, Wyoming, Oregon and California, with a high Basque population. “(Basque Studies is) a great program because we have some very knowledgeable professors,” Cody Beaudreau, alumnus with a degree in Spanish, said. “There are so many aspects of Basque culture to be covered ... I hope to see new and differ-

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Campus Security is available around the clock, seven days a week, to enforce policies and procedures around campus in all of the university’s buildings, including housing. Campus Security can be reached by calling 4261453 or by picking up one of the emergency phones with blue lights stationed

around campus. The Campus Security staff is comprised of Executive Director Jon Uda, Security Analyst Tana Monroe, Security Operations Manager Jo Ann Gilpin, Senior Security Officer Supervisor Frank Harper, seven full-time senior security officers—three housing and four patrol— and nine part-time officers. “Our officers are very professional. They come from a good diverse background.


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current member of Student Union Art Advisory Board and alumnus with art education and kinesiology degrees. This program is tailored to give Basque students a place to embrace their culture and to encourage students of any ethnicity to take classes and learn about the Basque country and its people. Students can minor in Basque Studies along with taking Basque language courses. Students involved in the program are actively inspired by the Basque courses and professors and hope to revisit or travel for the first time to the Basque country. “I have put on my bucket list, to be able to travel to Spain and the seven Basque provinces to see and experience what I have studied in the classroom,” Del Toro said. “Until I can do that, there are still areas close-by that have great Basque influences.” Boise is home to the Basque Market and Basque Museum and Cultural Center, which provide a close-to-home feel for the Basque population and offer insight to the Basque culture.

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ent Basque Studies classes offered in the future.” This program not only offers an insight to a diverse and impressive culture but also provides the Basque population with a sense of community on campus. “We create a little family where we are not just simply learning the language and history we are promoting the culture and creating people that are aware of other cultures and ways of life,” said Itxaso Cayero, senior bilingual education and secondary education Spanish major. “We are close with the rest of the students and make a tight connection.” Alberto Santana, a professor from Bilbao, Spain, came to Boise State through an exchange program. His visit lasted longer than expected and he ended up taking charge of the Basque Studies program in 2008. Years later, the program still stands strong and students remain thankful for Santana’s aspirations for the Basque presence on campus. “Mr. Santana brought with him such infective (sic) enthusiasm for the Basque culture, it left you wanting more,” said Debbie Del Toro,

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We have military retirees, military veterans, war veterans (and) people with bachelor and master degrees,” Gilpin said. Campus Security works in conjunction with Boise Police Department (BPD) and is responsible for building security including all campus DAVID WUERTH/THE ARBITER housing, grounds security, Who ya gonna call? Campus Security. citizen assistance, emergency response and heat plant taken an active role in home crowd monitoring and at the monitoring. football games by completCampus Security has also ing rounds, assisting in See SECURITY I page 3 Frank Meo

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Almost 15 years in state corrections

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“It’s the diversity of people and what I get to do. You get all different kinds of situations. It’s like feast or famine; you could be running all day or it could be kind of quiet.”

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senior security housing officer

Eight years with the Marine Corps military police department “Pretty much just look out for each other. (Students are) the ones that call us. If you see an individual that is extremely intoxicated and you think they need help, they probably do. If something doesn’t look right in a building, ask about it. Don’t be afraid to ask a question.”

Brad Arendt, director of student media, was named Boise State’s Professional Staff Member of the Year at the Professional Staff Association annual luncheon Nov. 15. Each year the award recognizes one professional staff member who best exemplifies service to the university and the community. Arendt was one of six employees nominated for the annual award. Other nominees were: • Janet Atkinson, director of distance education in the Division of Extended Studies • Jeremy Burkman, technical support specialist for OIT • Linda Georgiev, senior research administrator for the Office of Sponsored Programs • Marty Lukes, system administrator for the College of Engineering IT services • Irene Pedraza, senior budget analyst in the Budget Office In his years at the helm of Boise State’s student media enterprises, Arendt has overseen tremendous growth at The Arbiter, the twiceweekly award-winning student newspaper, and The University Pulse, the student-run radio station. His nomination included examples of his support for student employees, his dedication to Student Media and his strong leadership skills. One nominator wrote: “Brad is always ready, available and approachable. I have called his cell phone late at night, on weekends, or when he’s sleeping in on a Sunday, and he always answers. He never makes me or any staff member feel like they are wasting his time, even if we are.” Arendt has donated his time to many local businesses, advising them on business issues from basic operations, marketing and advertising to website/computer support. He also volunteers on a regular basis for Rake-Up Boise, the Boise Rescue mission, local schools and his church. He also is a veteran of the United States Navy. This article courtesy Boise State University Update.

“I’ve got two teenage daughters. In five years they’ll be going to college. My philosophy is I want this to be a place I’d be comfortable sending them.”

“It was on the fifth floor (of Towers), one of the students comes out of his room and says, ‘Man, my room is haunted. I saw something move across the table, I jumped up and ran out,’ he said. ‘I’ve also seen someone massaging my bed and ... I wasn’t in there.’ So I stepped in the room and there was kind of a spooky (feeling). It could have been from what he said. I looked around I said, ‘Leave the guy alone, he’s being OK, he’s being nice, don’t hassle him.’ And I never heard a word of it again.”


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Protests against military regime in Egypt escalate ple. Clashes between police and protesters were avoided for the second day after a truce had been reached on Thursday between the two groups. Protester complaints focus on the fact that when the military ousted Mubarak, it was on the understanding that demands by the people would be met regarding the installation of a democratic


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Egyptian protesters try to protect themselves from tear gas fired by police.

CAIRO, EGYPT —More than 100,000 people filled Tahrir Square Friday, demanding the Egyptian military government stepdown in favor of a civilian coalition government. Reminiscent of the rallies which took place toward the end of former dictator Mubarak’s regime this past spring, the square was packed with all sorts of peo-

government. However, recently the army appointed a man formerly supporting Mubarack, Kamal Ganzouri, as prime minister of a new interim government, inflaming critics who say that the army is merely continuing where Mubarak left off, according to the Los Angeles Times. The first round of parliamentary elections is to take place today.

WASHINGTON, D.C. —Earlier this week the bipartisan “Super Committee” tasked with cutting $1.2 trillion from the national deficit announced it was unable to come up with a workable plan that would be supported by both parties. The co-chairs of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction released a statement stating: “We have come to the conclusion ... it will not be possible to make any bipartisan agreement available to the public before the committee’s deadline.” The 12-member committee was the subject of many a namecalling and finger-pointing routine over the past few months. Between Republicans blaming

Democrats for refusing to cut social program funding and Democrats blaming Republicans for not letting them raise taxes enough, it is a wonder any plans were even discussed. Automatic spending cuts will start up in 2013, which will cut an equal amount from civilian and military sectors until the $1.2 trillion reduction is reached. President Obama has repeatedly stated that he will reject any proposal to delay these automatic cuts, claiming that if an alternative plan is proposed and passed, he will consider that plan as a more desirable alternative. Hence, the Super Committee, which just announced it failed to make any such proposal.

Craigslist ad body identified COLUMBUS, OHIO —A body found in a shallow grave in northeast Ohio was identified Saturday as Timothy Kern, according to FOX. Kern was last seen on Nov. 13 driving to a “good but strange” job offer found via Craigslist for a farm in the Akron area. Soon after, a second body was found in southeastern Ohio by a local sheriff. The number of deaths in connection to this phony Craigslist

ad has now risen to three. David Pauley, of Virginia, answered the same ad and was shot in a rural area 90 miles south of Akron. A man from South Carolina reported answering to the ad but escaped after being shot at Nov. 6. The farm listed in the Craigslist farmhand ad never existed and the area where it was said to be is land owned by a coal company and is often leased to hunters.

$25K grant for writing BOISE —- Mitch Wieland and Alan Heathcock, both members of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program on campus, were selected to each receive a $25,000 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts 2012 Literature Fellows program. Only 40 such fellowships, designed to give writers time and freedom to pursue their work, were granted this year. More than 1,000 people applied for the funding. “Both Mitch and Alan have received a stunning amount of critical acclaim for their writing recently and prestigious awards for their recent books, but this really is the icing on the cake,” said Martin CorlessSmith, poet and director of the Boise State MFA in Creative Writing program. Ahsahta Press, a Boise State publisher, also received a National Endowment for the Arts grant this year. The grant will support the publication of a poetry anthology. “This is ... our first NEA grant and it represents a huge breakthrough for us,” said Ahsahta Press Director and Editor Janet Holmes.


Pakistan cuts NATO supply lines

XBOX pepper spray attacker turns herself in

PAKISTAN —- Pakistan cut off a NATO base’s supply lines and ordered a full U.S. withdrawal from a drone base following reports that the helicopters of a U.S.-led NATO force killed 24 Pakistani troops manning a border post. Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani condemned the attack and immediately called

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. —- A woman desperate to get to a new XBOX game console wouldn’t take no for an answer, spraying competing Walmart customers with pepper spray late Thursday night. She was not caught that night and got away in the chaos that followed. However, L.A. police re-

a meeting with the cabinet’s defense committee. This resulted in demands that United States forces withdraw from the Shamsi Airbase in 15 days. According to the Pakistani Army’s website, translated by Bloomberg, the attack in question took place on Friday. The aircraft involved in the attack fired on multiple border

outposts in the mountainous region between Afghanistan’s Kunar province and the Pakistani border district called Mohmand. This is the fourth reported NATO attack on Pakistani border facilities to have happened in the past 15 months, aggravating already tense U.S.—Pakistan relations.

ported that the woman turned herself in Saturday morning, admitting to being the one who pepper sprayed fellow shoppers. Detectives said her name will not be released as she has not been charged with anything yet. First, they need to figure out if she actually did it. This will require interviews of the

many witnesses, the victims and even the victims’ families. Firefighters treated a total of 10 people for exposure to pepper spray following the incident. It is currently unknown why she waited a full 24 hours before turning herself in. The burning question is, did she get the game console? Information courtesy MCT

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On the road with the Talkin’ Broncos Jenn Haskin Journalist

The Talkin’ Broncos have a lot more to talk about after recently winning another tournament championship and continuing their undefeated season. As the Pi Kappa Delta National Champions in speech and debate, they couldn’t be happier with their success. However, it has been just as much of a challenge as it has been a thrill for the team. It takes a lot of dedication and the success doesn’t always come easy. With frequent traveling, constant memorizing, early hours and long back-to-back days of competing, the team has proven their commitment. The Talkin’ Broncos have traveled by bus numerous times for 10 hours or more only to get up at five the next morning and begin prepping for a 14-hour day of competing. “It’s a very different atmosphere than any other sport … with debate it’s an all-day thing … a lot of times, it’s really hard to even find time to eat—we’re stuffing our faces with pizza or things from the vending machine on the way to our next round,” sophomore competitor and political science and communication major, Lauren Bramwell said. The Talkin’ Broncos travel nationwide to compete in speech and debate tournaments against other schools from various states. Often times, competitors are given their topic just minutes before they are expected to deliver an entire speech on the

subject, which is usually related to current issues. They stay prepared by taking quizzes to ensure they are always up-to-date on current events, working hard to memorize their speeches and performing vocal warm-ups before each competition. “Our warm-ups are really fun,” competitor and junior business economics and administration major, Sabonn Dammarell, said. “It really builds team spirit and wakes you up. We get progressively louder, we chant three times

and each time it gets louder and louder and louder, so it kind of fills up our energy.” Occasionally the Talkin’ Broncos will fly to their tournaments, but often they ride long hours on a charter bus. They keep themselves busy most of the time, tirelessly trying to memorize their speeches, studying their topics or doing homework for other classes, but sometimes boredom takes its toll and the group starts feeling a little restless. This is the point where they bust out in song.

With some covering their ears and others belting it out at the top of their lungs, from Bohemian Rhapsody to Alicia Keys, they become a bus full of singin’ Broncos. “We’re a pretty musical debate team … We sing all sorts of songs,” Dammarell said. After being together so much on the road, the Talkin’ Broncos have formed close friendships and have become a source of support for one another. Through praise and recognition from their teammates, they encourage each

other to be better and to continue during even the most challenging of times. “My teammates are what keep me going,” Bramwell said. “I love my team.” “We’re an extremely tight-knit group,” president and junior communication and political science major, Joshua Watkins, said. “A lot of people on our team describe our dynamic as that of a family.”

Do you suffer from ‘What Would A Guy Think’ syndrome? Therese Schwenkler Columnist

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Pi Kappa Delta National Champions, the Boise State Talkin’ Broncos, show off last year’s trophy.

Security [Local page 1] the medical station. Members of Campus Security, unlike BPD, do not carry a handgun or any other weaponry, however, their assistance can be extremely valuable when a student feels unsafe on campus. For students living on campus, residences are closely monitored by Campus Security. In the instance of a suspicious person inside a residence hall or a disturbance or violations of housing policies like alcohol or drug consumption, security is available to respond. Campus Security performs bi-weekly surveys of exterior lighting on campus and surveys of exterior doors to ensure they are locking and secured properly. Additionally, a vital part of Campus Security is medical training. All officers receive first-aid and CPR training. They are also AED (automated external defibrillator) certified and receive continual training throughout the year.

Building fire part of training Rebecca DeLeón Editor-in-Chief

People walking by a small house crumbling at the mercy of a raging fire Nov. 19 might also have been perplexed that the firefighters were standing idly by instead of busting out the hoses. The building was one of two recently donated to the Boise Fire Department as a way for firefighters to train on a real fire while allowing Boise State to cheaply demolish an old building. “It’s a win-win situation,” Mike Walker, Boise Fire Department captain, said. “For us, the relationship (between Boise State and the fire department) has been fantastic. They’ve been really good to work with. We’re really pleased, really thankful to BSU for providing this for us.” Even though the building—which formerly housed the Office of Energy Policy—burned down in a controlled setting, it is still a real fire that poses danger along with the training. “When we set up these training fires, they are real. They are dangerous. People have died in training fires, but we go to great lengths to make it as safe as possible. We comply with all the national standards on how to complete a training fire. But it’s a good way to give our guys some practice on how to do the real thing,” Walker said. But this time, unlike real life, instead of putting the fire out, firefighters were fueling the blaze. “It’s scenario-based training,” Walker said. “So we can talk theory, we can talk about what you would do when there’s a fire but there’s no substitute for showing up and actually doing it. And doing it under a live situation where you’ve got live fire, you’ve got all the stress, you’ve got the heat, you’ve got the sounds, you’ve got all that going on, that’s what we want.”

The fire department torched this building Nov.19. Rebecca de Leon/THE ARBITER

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A look at human trafficking, “What If...” simulates an auction in which women are sold into sex slavery. Tunnel of Oppression took place Nov. 10 and 11.

Tunnel of Oppression gives students new perspective Lindsey Hileman Lifestyles Editor

On Nov. 10 and 11 students stood in line outside the Student Union Hatch Ballroom to get a glimpse at what it’s like to be oppressed. This free event was made possible by Multicultural Student Services, that brought the Tunnel of Oppression to Boise State for the seventh year in a row. According to Boise State News, “The Tunnel of Oppression is a visual, theatrical and interactive production that helps raise consciousness about various forms of oppression. Visitors pass through a series of dramatic vignettes and learn about the many forms of discrimination.” This year’s theme was “Change Ourselves... Our Cam-

pus... Our World.” The production drew approximately 800 visitors and required a cast of 60 actors and 25 guides. Senior international business major Amanda Gibson was one of 35 students who debriefed visitors after they went through the tunnel. The debriefing process allows visitors to share their reactions, personal experiences and opinions on what they saw during their trip through the Tunnel of Oppression. “I think most of the people coming through are just trying to process what they’ve just seen,” Gibson said. “I think it’s going to be one of those things where they walk back out into the world and think ‘wow, that really does happen.’ ” The scenes in Tunnel of Oppression dealt with difficult issues like human trafficking in

“What If…” which depicted a sex slave auction, blatant racism in “Job Fair/Fair Job” and the similarities between concentration camps and Indian Reservations in “The American Holocaust.” Ro Parker, Multicultural Student Services Coordinator, said the scene that affected people the most this year was “Love Hurts,” a hospital scene where a same-sex couple were not allowed to be together because the hospital did not recognize their marriage. In addition to the debriefing, Multicultural Student Services offered Tunnel Talkback! on Nov. 14, where students were invited to meet the actors and ask questions about the Tunnel of Oppression.

From the time I was 12 years old until—well, quite recently, there was one word that probably described my life: Boy. Crazy. Wait—that’s two words. Oh well, you know what I mean. It wasn’t that I thought guys were irresistibly sexy or super awesome or even particularly interesting (sorry, guys). In fact, they were kind of smelly. It was more that—well, for some strange reason, their attention (or lack thereof) had somehow grown to become the focal point of my life. In junior high, it was like “Let’s go to the mall and look for some cute skaters.” (I mean, long greasy hair and Jncos hanging off the mid-ass— WHAT could be hotter?!) Which then became “Let’s go to the college baseball game and scope out some hotties.” Which then became “Let’s go to the bars and wait for guys to hit on us so we can feel special.” And, well, it never really ended. Even when I was in a relationship, my life was all about “the guy.” I don’t think I’m alone here, ladies. Am I the only one who finds it weird that not once in my “girlhood” did my friends or I mumble something like “Let’s go to the mall because I actually need to buy some boots,” or “Let’s go to the baseball game and truly, um, pay attention,” or “Let’s go out to the bars just because I want to get super drunk?” Oh, wait a second—I think that last one has actually happened. But in all seriousness, had I ever known a sense of my own self? Or was just about everything I did dependent upon seeking a guy’s reaction? It wasn’t just in my choice of social events either—it was in everything, from the clothes that I wore, to the words that I said, to the way I carried myself. I had a classic case of what I like to call the WWAGT (What Would A Guy Think) Syndrome, perpetuated by Cosmo magazine and MTV and, well, every single woman I’d ever idolized (including Britney Spears and her redhot catsuit outfit). “What would a guy think of these jeans? Of this dress? What would a guy think if I got straight As?” Without ever really realizing it, I found myself asking these questions at every turn. Somehow, men became what defined me. If they saw worth in me, I saw worth in myself, although it was a false sort of worth— the kind that was based on a carefully groomed exterior and not from the true-self. And if they didn’t, well, neither did I. It was as if I had a radar pointing constantly outward, searching, seeking, scanning for my next source of definition; as if I were saying, “Tell me who I am.” (It’d better be Dayumm. Girl. Sexy.) Power, as it turned out, was to have the approval of dudes. It was to be Fergalicious, bootylicious, so delicious. I didn’t see that I had it all wrong, though. Read the second half of this article at



November 28, 2011

Congress should kill online piracy bill

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College and the neverending side effects For many young adults, college is the best time of life; not only is the year full of new friends and experiences, but also, for most college freshman there’s the excitement of finally living on their own. These experiences, however, are undermined by stress, prolonged periods of little sleep, and anxiety. According to a recent UCLA survey, 30 percent of college freshman report feeling overwhelmed— most of the time. Another 38 percent of college students report feeling overwhelmed frequently. Most students have busy schedules, juggling school, work, friends and family and it seems like you can’t really have them all. But, there are effective ways to counter stress and the never-ending side effects. This stress takes many forms. From headaches,

fatigue, weight change, increased substance abuse, forgetfulness, mood swings, and crying spells, it can seem almost impossible to effectively manage time. While I am certainly not a stress-free college student, I’ve found some effective ways of dealing with this “overwhelming” feeling. One important way I’ve managed to lessen the “stressed out” feeling is simply by taking a day off. Every Wednesday, I get together with a few friends and spend one day a week not thinking about all the things I need to do. Another thing I think most students struggle with is procrastination. Sometimes I have to plan out my homework, doing it early to avoid cramming in the night before. This seems to help my sleep schedule as I don’t have to stay up cramming

the night before and instead allows me to get at least seven hours of sleep, which is crucial for a productive and optimistic day. Following these steps, when possible can help avoid one of the most unintended side effects of stress in college students; the drop out rate. Surveys done for colleges in Idaho report that out of 100 students enrolled, only 53 of them return as sophomores. Of the 53, 13 graduate on time and another 23 graduate within 6 years. This leaves 64 college students that do not graduate at all. That means that on average, 36 percent of college students graduate. The number for Boise State University is even more shocking, with 27 percent of students maintaining a 4 year degree in 6 years (“Complete College”). According to Jean Johnson,

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Listen up, Congress: There are times when Silicon Valley really can help you understand the complexities of legislation that will affect the tech industry—and the world economy. The raging debate over the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act is one of those times. It’s not just the future of the industry that’s at stake here. It’s national security. Congress needs to put the brakes on the horrific piracy legislation that is hurtling toward passage at the behest of the entertainment industry. Members need to work with San Jose Rep. Zoe Lofgren and other representatives on an alternative approach to curbing the theft of intellectual property. President Barack Obama needs to listen, too. He should tell Congress—now—that he will veto the legislation unless a compromise is found to meet Hollywood’s needs without killing the Internet as we know it. And no, that is not excessive hyperbole. Online piracy is a serious problem for moviemakers and recording studios. But the proposed legislation is both unlikely to work and likely to cripple the technology companies that, based on last week’s growing job numbers, are crucial to lifting the economy toward a real recovery. Google, Facebook, Yahoo, eBay, Twitter, Zynga and dozens of other tech companies and venture firms are fighting this bill. And no wonder. The legislation sponsored by House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, gives copyright owners and the federal government the power to shut down websites, a practice Obama and many members of Congress have denounced China for doing. (Where are

executive Vice Presidents of Public Agenda, “The conventional wisdom is that students leave school because they aren’t willing to work hard and aren’t really interested in higher education... we found the opposite, most work and go to school at the same time ... which can be overwhelming.” College is an exciting time for many young adults. It can be hard sometimes to turn such a negative thing (like another week’s math homework) into something positive, but that’s one math assignment closer to finishing the semester and fulfilling the goal you set for yourself in the beginning. Over the last year, I’ve found it is possible to balance in all the stress and exhilaration that comes with being a college student. Amanda Searcy is freshman majoring in chemistry.

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the human rights groups? They should be up in arms about this.) Smith’s bill holds Web companies responsible for policing the Internet. Google, Yahoo and Facebook would be expected to shut down rogue operators, and if they didn’t, the government could shut down their whole sites or invite punishing, expensive lawsuits. Imagine the resources required to parse through the millions of Google and Facebook offerings every day looking for pirates who, if found, can just toss up another site in no time. It is a whack-amole strategy. Then there’s the national security issue. Sandia National Laboratories does classified and unclassified work for the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Defense, so Lofgren asked Computer Director Leonard Napolitano to evaluate the proposed law. In a letter Wednesday, Napolitano argued forcefully that the bill (1) is unlikely to work and (2) “would negatively impact U.S. and global cybersecurity and Internet functionality.” He said that filtering and other mandates could block plans for government security improvements. Hollywood’s frustration with piracy is understandable. It claims losses in the tens of billions of dollars and up to 750,000 jobs. But helping one industry by threatening to destroy another makes no sense, even if national security were not in play. There is a better alternative. Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and Lofgren recommend going after the people processing the sales of pirated material, a strategy that has proved effective with online gambling. Follow the money and stop piracy from being profitable. If it removes a barrier to national security, so much the better.



What did you do over Thanksgiving break?

Derek Christensen

junior, civil engineering I stayed up here in Boise. For Thanksgiving, we went to Elmer’s; it was pretty good actually, you’d be shocked. We did the Black Friday thing. I’ve never done it before.

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I went home to see my inlaws. No Black Friday shopping . We spent most of it (the break) driving. We got there (to the in-laws’ house) ate Thanksgiving dinner and drove back.

I mostly worked and babysat my niece. We always have a big Thanksgiving dinner at my grandparents’ house and the whole family comes.

I went up to McCall to my grandparents’ cabin. My favorite food is mash potatoes. We had pumpkin pie, chocholate cake and huckleberry creme cheese pie.

Me and my family went to Disneyland, California Adventure, Sea World and the cwoast. We ate at Knott’s Berry Farm—that’s where we had Thanksgiving dinner.

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Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Lewis

ACROSS 1 Baby bovine 5 At the drop of __ 9 Ice cream brand that’s “Grand” 13 Ice cream-andcookies brand 14 “The Thinker” sculptor 16 Fat unit 17 Tailless cat 18 Steak option 19 Hereditary code carrier 20 Ted Williams had a .344 lifetime one 23 Stat start 24 Fishing pole 25 Agreeable to doing 28 Site of many a shady transaction 34 More or less 36 Cacophony 37 __ Linda, California 38 Chef’s recipe words 39 Boo-boo protector 42 “Bad Moon Rising” pop gp. 43 Go ape 45 Go bad 46 Attached to the bulletin board 48 Bullet-proof vest, e.g. 51 Pries (into) 52 P&L column 53 Visibility impairer 55 Common college degree, whose abbreviation is a hint to 20-, 28-, 39- and 48Across 62 Japanese golfer Aoki 63 With 67-Across, innovative or experimental artists’ group 64 Birthday serving 66 Envelope abbr. 67 See 63-Across 68 Way out 69 Give guff to 70 Shakespearean king 71 Chip enhancers

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DOWN 1 Dot-__ 2 Man from Oman, often 3 Actress Olin 4 Dance that precedes “golf” in the NATO phonetic alphabet 5 Wheelchair guy on “Glee” 6 Schmooze, as with the A-list 7 Work like __ 8 Fey of “30 Rock” 9 Asian menu appetizer 10 Rasta’s hairdo 11 Yin’s counterpart 12 Hook’s sidekick 15 St. for gamblers 21 Go pitapat 22 Disco __ 25 Vandenberg or Edwards: Abbr. 26 Chico’s chicken 27 Chickens, to kids 29 Build up, as a collection 30 Hush-hush fed. org. 31 Make booties, e.g.

Today’s Birthday (11/28/11). You’ve got the power, and you’re making changes for the better. You’re improving your home, your career and your love life. Set intentions today for the year that you’d love to see realized. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Aries (March 21-April 19) -- Today is a 9 -- Go with it. A lucky break has you in action. Leave flexibility in the schedule, and be light on your feet. You’re persuasive as can be. Put out an invitation. Listen.

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Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 7 -- Dream a little dream of love. How much do you need to make it work? Figure the costs and the income possibilities. If you don’t try, you won’t know if it works.

54 “... happily ever __” 55 Skewed view 56 “The Thin Man” canine 57 Fall behind 58 Roundish shape 59 Steak order 60 Sitcom set in a garage 61 Not attend 65 “Men in Black” baddies, briefly

Gemini (May 21-June 21) -- Today is a 9 -- Talk over those crazy schemes. Group thinking hatches some profitable ideas by merging bits together that no one person could have come up with alone.

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Cancer ( June 22-July 22) -- Today is a 9 -- You could get very busy. Make sure to balance your chores with some rest so that you don’t burn out or get sick. Slow down to avoid accidents. Leo ( July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- The Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius leaves the door open for romance. There’s more work coming in, though, so find a way to balance it all. A technical friend helps out. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Don’t miss the opportunity to renew family ties. Have the party at your house, if you get the chance. Make it a potluck, and the share the expense and the joy. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Folks don’t always agree. Tempers could flare. Walks outside can cool those jets. Allow everyone to keep their point of view. Compassion is your gift. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is an 8 -- Objects of desire are tempting you to a potential

spending spree. Stick to the budget, and keep it practical. There’s plenty of work. Pay into savings first. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -Today is a 9 -- Here’s your well-deserved time in the spotlight. Take advantage, and use it to make a difference. Start with a clean slate. Add a touch of glamour. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -Today is a 5 -- Give yourself permission to disconnect and spend sometime with your thoughts. Go ahead and rest. The next two days are good for treasure hunting. Aquarius ( Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is an 8 -- Make time for friends, and savor it. Listen to what they’ve been learning. A shift in the career status quo opens a new range of play with new options. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -Today is an 8 -- Take advantage of opening doors. Your wild side is becoming more attractive, and you’re wiser. Don’t let anyone intimidate you. Employ a hairbrush.

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November 28, 2011

Broncos buck

Cowboys 36-14

Wyatt Martin Sports Editor

If the Broncos’ football team was a sprinter in a race this past Saturday, they would have burst out of the block, tripped on their first stride and fallen flat on their face. After Boise’s defense forced the Cowboys to punt on the first possession of the game, the Broncos came out running on their first two plays—only to have senior quarterback Kellen Moore throw his first interception returned for a touchdown of the season. “It was a bad decision, bad decision, bad ball, not a good combination out there,” Moore said. Wyoming was able to maintain its 7-0 lead deep into the second quarter, when Boise State was finally able to put together a 17-play, 87-yard scoring drive, tying the game.

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The Broncos looked lethargic and sloppy throughout the majority of the first half. The highlight of the game came on the last play of the half when Moore threw a prayer hail mary to the endzone as time expired. The pass was tipped by a Cowboy defender, but ended up in the hands of freshman wide receiver Matt Miller, who was lying on his back on line of the endzone. The call was confirmed after review and gave the Broncos a 14-7 lead heading into the locker room. “I got pulled down and was laying on the ground—it kind of actually worked out,” Miller said of the play. “I couldn’t see it, the guy tipped it and it fell right in my arms. Pretty much just a lucky play.” Boise State came out in the second half looking to establish itself offensively. Their first two possessions were fast-paced, running a semi-no-huddle look which kept Wyoming’s defense on its heels.

Kellen Moore was able to bounce back from his early mistake and finish the game with three passing touchdowns— the hail mary to Miller and another pair to each of his tight ends, senior Kyle Efaw and sophomore Gabe Linehan. Boise was adamant in getting senior running back Doug Martin involved in the production against a Cowboy defense that ranks 116th nationally against the run. Martin was able to gain 153 yards on 26 carries and two touchdowns. He also surpassed the 1,000-yard mark for his second straight season. “I’m real humble about it. It’s a good accomplishment to have as a running back here. (I’m) real grateful for the opportunities these coaches gave me,” Martin said of his back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons. The Broncos will finish out the regular season next Saturday on Senior Day at Bronco Stadium against the University of New Mexico Lobos (1-10, 1-5 MW).

Illustration by Bryan Talbot/THE ARBITER

Bronco defense halts Cowboys Joey McCullough Audio Producer

When the Broncos’ offense started off flat on Saturday against the Wyoming Cowboys, it was their defense that stayed up. After Kellen Moore threw a shocking interception taken back for a touchdown, it was the defense that stayed poised. When the Broncos needed a turnover, it was the defense that answered the call. Senior nickelback Hunter White, who finished with eight tackles said, “When the offense is struggling it just gives us the chance to make more plays on defense. I don’t think we look at it like, ‘Oh they’re struggling,’ I think we just have to continue to play our game and let offense worry about themselves.” For the job the defense did against the Pokes, the offense The Arbiter

owes the D a steak dinner. It was the defense that took the brunt of criticism in the loss to TCU at home two weeks ago. Despite a handful of injuries, the defense can put those opinions to bed for at least a little while. To combat their depleted secondary, the Boise State coaching staff mixed things up a bit. Instead of playing safety, as he has all four years, senior George Iloka got the start at cornerback. On the other side was freshman Lee Hightower. Starting in Iloka’s spot was reserve safety Travis Stanaway. “We were trying to get some different combinations to help ourselves out,” Head Coach Chris Petersen said after the win. Stanaway made the most out of this opportunity by recording his first career interception.

“I didn’t think he was going to get to it time, (Wyoming quarterback Brett Smith) kind of floated it up there,” Stanaway joked. “It was good to get my hands on one because I’ve dropped a few in my career.” The interception was one of two turnovers forced by the Broncos. Aaron Tevis recovered a Wyoming fumble while the Cowboys were within striking ROBBY MILO/THE ARBITER distance of going up by two touchdowns. Sophomore Shea McClellin and Junior Mike Atkinson break Wyoming’s offense. The Broncos defense forced two more fumbles in the game. a good, complete defensive Hightower made smarter de- and character of the players are The first came on the open- package is hard to come by cisions in coverage, didn’t get because they stay patient until ing play of the game where the and when teams don’t have beat deep and pulled off ath- their number is called. “You are preparing all year. Broncos recovered the ball, but it, you can see what happens, letic moves to break up passes. The work by Hightower, the (Stanaway) has been preparthe play was whistled dead only aka TCU. Opposing quarterbacks vic- secondary’s lone freshman, ing for a long time for a chance moments before the Cowboys timized Lee Hightower in the helped him fit right in with his to play,” Petersen said. “I think recovered the second fumble. senior teammates. that it’s great for him. I think “I am really proud of our de- past weeks. With Boise State going to that’s how it goes; when you Consider the win over Wyofense, of how well and how hard ming a huge improvement its bench this week, it proves least expect it, your number is they played,” Petersen said. Petersen went on to say that for the young defensive back. how successful the preparation called.”


Key players Defense shines as offense struggles in win over Cowboys John Engel Journalist

Seniors Travis Stanaway (safety) and George Iloka (safety/corner back) had strong games defensively for the Broncos, receiving playing time in spots they hadn’t anticipated. Stanaway, who has had limited playing time in 2011, had his first career interception against the Cowboys while playing safety. Iloka, normally the Broncos’ most consistent defender at safety, was moved to cornerback due to injuries suffered at the position this season. Head Coach Chris Petersen was pleased with his defense Saturday. “I thought our defense played well and the combinations seemed to work pretty good. I thought Travis Stanaway did a nice job at safety. It’s scary to take George out

of the middle of the field because he’s been there so long and been such a good player there, but Travis did a great job filling in,” Petersen said. Doug Martin, Senior Running Back In a first half that yielded only 132 yards on 10 of 19 passing, Doug Martin shouldered 14 carries for 59 yards and a touchdown. Martin was not caught for a loss against the Cowboys on Saturday and finished with a total of 153 yards on 26 carries. With 1:10 remaining in the first half, Martin tied the game with a two-yard touchdown run in an attempt to salvage a rather disappointing two quarters of play. The win over Wyoming marks the second consecutive season Martin has reached the 1,000-yard mark, while his two touchdowns leave him just three scores away from a career

high. With New Mexico and a bowl match up remaining on the schedule, it is likely that Martin will also reach that feat. Matt Miller, Freshman Wide Receiver Despite tallying four receptions on 66 yards for what would usually be a high quality stat line, the freshman made his biggest impact with one second remaining in the first half. After a punt from Wyoming, the Broncos put the ball in Kellen Moore’s hands with eight seconds remaining in the second quarter. The Heisman Trophy candidate sent a hail mary pass between the hash marks to Miller, who was laying on his back after being thrown to the ground. The pass was deflected by a Cowboy defensive back into the arms of a defenseless Miller. His catch would turn into the momen-

tum swing that the Broncos were waiting for the entire game. Kellen Moore, Senior Quarterback After throwing an interception that was returned for a touchdown in the first quarter and suffering through a rather upsetting first half, senior quarterback Kellen Moore was able to make the adjustments necessary to beat the Cowboys Saturday in Bronco Stadium. Moore was uncharacteristically inaccurate in the first half, overthrowing and missing receivers in crucial situations. In the second half, however, Moore made better decisions and changed his attack to focus on short, higherpercentage passes. Moore finished the game 24 for 36, with an average pass of 7.8 yards, and still tallied three touchdowns.

Bronco men silence Huskies John Engel Journalist

The men’s basketball team improved to 4-1 in the 2011 season with a 71-57 victory over the Northern Illinois Huskies in front of 3,019 fans at Taco Bell Arena Saturday night. Despite the 14-point win, the game marks the lowest victory margin of the season for the Broncos. When the score was 1917, with the Huskies trailing, the Broncos scored the final eight points of the first half to finish off a 12-0 run heading into the locker room. Australian freshman Anthony Drmic led the Broncos with 18 points on 5 for 14 from the field. Four of Drmic’s five field goals came from beyond the threepoint arch. He also had five steals and three assists in 29 minutes of play. Drmic had 15 of his 18 points come in the second half. Two other Broncos were also in double digits in the win over the Huskies. Sophomore Jeff Elorriaga was 4 for 10 from threepoint range, totaling 14 points, while Thomas Bropleh, also a sophomore, had 10 points. Though the large margin of victory seems to show offensive strengths for the Broncos heading forward, the team was bailed out by three-point shooting that was less than efficient, to say the least. They shot 11-27 for 41

percent from three. The Broncos started 0-for-8 from deep, but finished the game 11-19, showing their dependence on the three-point shot with such an undersized line up. They only had 24 points in the paint and struggled to gain second chance opportunities, totaling only five points in that category. The Huskies are still searching for their first win of the season. Even though large victories can leave fans optimistic about a successful run in the Mountain West, the Broncos show many flaws in respect to size, paint presence and athleticism. Every team in the conference currently holds a winning record, while the basketball power UNLV is yet to lose a game. With conference play yet to begin, the Broncos will have to find new ways to score if they want to compete against a strong basketball landscape.


Freshman Igor Hadziomerovic shoots from beyond the arc. The Broncos beat the Northern Illinois Huskies at the Taco Bell Arena on Saturday.

November 28, 2011


While you were away Sports over the short break Wyatt Martin Sports Editor

Football: The ninth ranked Broncos were able to bounce back from their heartbreaking loss against Texas Christian by defeating San Diego State (52-35), in San Diego a week ago and outlasting Wyoming (36-14) at home last Saturday. Over the two-game span, Quarterback Kellen Moore threw for 645 yards and seven touchdowns while Running Back Doug Martin amassed 282 yards and four touchdowns. They will finish the regular season next Saturday against the University of New Mexico at Bronco Stadium. Men’s Basketball: The Broncos suffered their first loss of the season on the first road game of the year against Long Beach State last Tuesday, 62-72. They were able to win their other two games of the break, trouncing Cal State Northridge 10361 and Northern Illinois 71-57. The Australian freshman duo Igor Hadziomerovic and Anthony Drimic have been adding spunk and spark to a young Bronco team. Hadziomerovic or “Iggy” as he’s known to teammates, led the Broncos with 18 points against Northridge, while his fellow Aussie Drmic compiled 20 points in the team’s loss to Long Beach State. Women’s Basketball: The Lady Broncos split their two games over the break, defeating Pepperdine 68-57 at home and suffering their second loss of the season against Utah State in Logan, 86-97. Outstanding play from seniors Kati Isham and Nicole Brady highlighted the Broncos’ two games. Isham racked up 22

points in Boise’s win over Pepperdine and Brady scored a career-high 30 points in the loss to Utah State. Volleyball: The Broncos’ season came to an end on the Friday before the break at the Mountain West tournament in Albuquerque, N.M. The Horned Frogs of Texas Christian completed their season-long dominance against the Broncos in three sets, sending Boise State home empty handed after their quarterfinal game. Senior Breann Nesselhuf made her last match count, leaving the court with a team-high 11 kills. Wrestling: The Boise State wrestlers dropped their first meet of team play to a powerful Oregon State squad, 32-10. The three bright spots for the Broncos were juniors George Ivanov (157), Michael Cuthbertson (165) and sophomore Jake Swartz (184). The trio combined for Boise’s three victories of the meet. The wrestlers will have three open meets over the next three weeks and will face the Oklahoma State Cowboys Friday Dec. 30 at Taco Bell Arena. Swimming and Diving: The Bronco swim and dive team competed in two events over the Thanksgiving break. The divers in the Wildcat Diving Invitational in Tucson, Ariz. and the swimmers at Seattle University. The swimmers competed at their typical high level, earning a 185-76 win—the team’s fourth win and first place finish of the season. Bronco divers Ciera Cortney and Lexi Pfeiffer each finished in the top 25 against stiff completion at the Wildcat Invitational.

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