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The Swede Life

Boise State coaches earn significantly different salaries Rebecca De Leon Journalist


ports fans are talking about BSU coaches' salaries, but not many of them know what the actual numbers are. Recently, the State Board of Education unanimously approved a new five-year, $8 million contract for head football coach Chris Petersen. Under the contract, Petersen will make $1.28 million this year and an additional $200,000 if he is still head coach of the Broncos in February of next year. Under his old contract, Petersen would have made $1.30 million this year and an additional $250,000 if he still holds his position in February 2011. Leon Rice replaced Greg Graham for the Boise State men’s basketball team in March of this year. His five-year contract is set for $400,000 a year. Graham was on a three-year contract with BSU, but was fired before the contract ended. BSU must still pay Graham for the remaining year, which totals

$365,200. Although the numbers look high, the university's football and men's basketball teams earn more revenue than other sports. Together, they pulled in just under $7.7 million, whereas all other sports amounted to a total of $51,850 for the 2010 fiscal year. Even with basketball added to the others, football still far outpaces all other sports. And when it comes to coaches pay, Petersen makes $51,381 more than all others combined. “I think that's a fair compensation,” said Joaquin Lemus, a freshman with an undeclared major. “It's fair what the head coaches for football and basketball get paid. Especially since they have been getting so much national attention in the past three to four years, hitting primetime and going to the BCS bowl games. It's time-consuming to be a head coach because they constantly need to be doing research and recruiting.” Saul Solis, a senior majoring in computer information systems, has a different view.

“Without knowing what the exact salaries are, I think all coaches should get the same percentage their sports bring in; assuming same rank like head coach versus assistant coach and so on from sport to sport. Any additional pay after that percentage I think is fair because of the success of that sport or program,” he said. Petersen and Graham make a small percent of their respective sports profit. Petersen made roughly 18 percent of the revenue from Bronco football in the last fiscal year; Graham made approximately 58 percent. All other head coaches made more money than their sport produced. For example, the budgeted revenue for both men's and women's soccer teams was $4,000. The women's soccer team head coach, Steve Lucas, earned a salary of $49,920. Petersen also will receive a $10,500 bonus for winning the Bear Bryant award last season as the nation's top football coach. Petersen is the only coach to win the prestigious award twice.

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The Man in the Blue Hat, head football coach Chris Petersen, is due to make $1.28 million this year, more than the head coaches of all other sports at Boise State combined.

More than 1,100 to walk at commencement May 15 Benjamin Mack News Editor

Approximately 1,881 students will receive 1,974 degrees and certificates at the Spring 2010 Commencement to take place Saturday, May 15 at 10 a.m. in Taco Bell Arena. Of the graduates, 1,150 are expected to walk. The traditional-style ceremony will include a processional and recessional of graduates as well as individual recognition of each person and hooding of the doctoral graduates.

Wide screens will be set up so family members can see the graduates “up close and personal” when their names are called and they receive their handshake and diploma cover from the Dean or Associate Dean of the college. Boise State will also broadcast the ceremony live on the Web for those individuals who cannot attend in person. A reception for graduates and their families will be held immediately following the ceremony on the Intramural Field adjacent to the Taco Bell Arena and the Appleton

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Tennis Center. The event is free, and graduates are welcome to invite as many friends and family as they wish. Taco Bell Arena’s seating capacity is approximately 12,380. At the ceremony, an honorary doctorate will be awarded to Velma V. Morrison, a long-time Boise arts patron and philanthropist and close partner with the university in developing and supporting the Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts. One of the most prominent women in Idaho, Morrison’s extensive accomplishments include her work with the Harry W. Morrison Foundation, the namesake of her late husband, and the distribution of millions of dollars to various foundations and institutions throughout the state. The student speaker will be Brad Smith, who will earn a bachelor’s degree in

psychology with highest honors. As an undergraduate student, Smith is listed as an author or co-author of three peer-reviewed academic publications and has presented the results of his research at three national conferences or invited symposia. A former U.S. Marine and veteran of the Iraq War, he has focused much of his scholarship and research on the experiences of veterans. Also, Stacy Corrie will receive Boise State’s first doctoral degree in geosciences, a program approved by the Idaho State Board of Education in 2006. Parking for commencement is free. Due to limited handicapped parking, those who cannot walk to the arena can be dropped off at entrances 1 and 2, where volunteers will be able to assist them while their families find parking. In addition to the May 15 ceremony, Boise State's deans and faculty will recognize recipients of bachelor’s and master’s degrees from BSU’s Extended Studies Program in Twin Falls at 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 11 at the College of Southern Idaho Herrett Center Rick Allen Room. A reception to congratulate the graduates will follow the ceremony. For more information on the event, contact Shari Stroud at (208) 7362161 or

Aug. 23, 2010. No, it’s not the end of the world. It is the beginning. It’s the day I leave the country for the very first time, leaving behind everything I have known for the past two decades in pursuit of who knows what. My destination will be Sweden, the land of ABBA, ice, IKEA, and blondes. I will be studying for a year at Linnaeus University in Växjö, a small town (pop. 58,000) that makes even Boise look big. And the prospect of enduring a Swedish winter has me feeling numb already. My trip is largely being made possible by University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC), a non-profit comprised of 33 U.S. universities and which Boise State serves on the Board of Directors. When I first thought of studying abroad, I immediately dismissed the idea as silly; my parents aren’t gazillionaires, and I’m not exactly loaded, either. But that thought, that flicker of inspiration, kept gnawing at me. I decided to speak with BSU’s International Programs Coordinator, Corrine Henke, was astounded to discover that studying abroad is actually affordable (seriously, USAC is hands-down the cheapest study abroad provider out there), and the rest is now history. Let the early stages of hypothermia begin! So why exactly am I doing this, you ask? Going to a place where I barely speak the language, and where golf is actually considered legitimate exercise? Two words: self discovery. Perhaps I will learn something in Sweden. Perhaps not. But the point is that I will be pursuing my dreams. After all, “life is an adventure.” Will it be tough? Sure. Will there be times I’ll wish I could close my eyes and find myself back home? Absolutely. But there will also be times when I’ll wish that time could stand still, and there will be times where I’ll forget where I am and assume that I’m in Heaven. While I’m abroad, I will be writing regularly for The Arbiter, filling you in as I experience the intricacies of Swedish culture. And if I do a good job, I’ll have you shivering along with me. Benjamin Mack is a 20-year-old journalism major from Portland, Ore. studying in Växjö, Sweden. You can follow his adventures online at

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Trials and triumphs at The Arbiter

Shannon Morgan Editor-in-Chief


ear students and Boise State community, Before I began my college career at BSU five years ago, I never seriously considered that one day I would get paid to do what I love. That I would wipe the steam off the bathroom mirror in the morning, and think, “I’m going to work today. Hell, yeah!” I never imagined I’d be recruited for my dream job because of a blog I wrote on MySpace about politics, sex, religion, divorce, motherhood and music. For two years, I’ve had a job that’s encouraged me to develop as an individual, an artist, a student, a friend and a citizen of the world. In my first month as editor-inchief, we learned that our editorial advisor and friend, Dr. Dan Morris had pancreatic cancer. A second devastating blow came when

we learned we were losing half of our funding. Then the economy crashed, ad revenue dropped by 25 percent, and we were told our building was being torn down to make room for a parking garage. Student radio lost its funding completely, and joined with The Arbiter to re-envision student media at Boise State. The foundations of the media industry were crumbling. Everything we knew was changing; there were no models for us to emulate. We were, and are, pioneers in a new media landscape. It was a terrifying time to become responsible for securing the future the Boise State Student Media Group, and its nearly 200 student workers, interns and volunteers. I was scared out of my mind — but also invigorated. I have been blessed with a job that has fully engaged all five senses and tested my intellectual limit — it has demanded all of me. And I’ve been happy to give it, not for the paycheck, but because I spend a majority of my time around people who motivate, inspire and humble me. Together, we serve a vibrant community that has unwaveringly supported us in our transition from newspaper and radio station, to interactive, online daily, multi-platform student run media group. I’ll always be grateful that through the most difficult times in my personal and professional

life, the BSU Publications Board, my advisors, the Vice President for Student Affairs and my staff helped me hold on to my vision and learn how strong I am. They have been there to grab me by the shoulders, look me straight in the eye, and say, “You can do this. We believe in you.” Imagine my joy at collaborating with these individuals to make the Boise State Media Group a reality. Of course, some things we tried failed (miserably), but on the whole, we are on track to becoming the kind of outlet a Metropolitan Research University of Distinction can be proud of. Being editor-in-chief of The Arbiter helped me find my passion. I thought I wanted to be a journalist, but I discovered my true purpose lies in being an advocate of media literacy in a post-industrial age. We have yet to realize the power we now share over shaping reality for the masses. Online interactive multi-platform media has changed the way we consume, create and disseminate information. New media platforms and tools are developed daily. More people have access to publish and participate in information architecture than ever before. Individuals are connected to massive interpersonal virtual networks. People (formerly known as “the audience”) have more freedom to influence the flow of in-

formation, and no longer have to be passive consumers. Many are now creators of content; governments, institutions, corporations and legacy media conglomerates are losing control of shaping our collective reality. Education about media literacy in the new knowledge-worker age is critical to train individuals to be empowered, better informed citizens in the expanding digital landscape and shrinking global society. I confess, I will miss being stopped in the Quad when someone yells, “Hey, Arbiter!” Or by a student in the SUB who read my column last year and asked, “What ever happened with you and 'Dungeons and Dragon Boy?'” But I am happy to leave an innovative Student Media Group financially stable and thriving, and I am excited to embark on a new adventure as an advocate of media literacy. Thank you, Boise State, for giving me the opportunity to serve as the editor-in-chief of student media. It has been a life changing-experience that will forever be a major part in the woman I am, and in the world I will help create.

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Hollywood Whitewashing Josh Gamble Columnist

Hollywood has a strange relationship with ethnicity. Typically they rely on minority groups for comic relief and selling Tyler Perry movies, but when it comes to casting main characters, attractive white men tend to be their goto choice. Even in movies, where the main characters are supposed to be part of another ethnic group, they’ll very intentionally cast white people. It seems that according to Hollywood, when it comes to ethnic groups other than Caucasian, a fake tan and a bad British accent does the trick. They did this most recently with the upcoming moving “The Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.” Obviously, you’d expect the prince of Persia to be Persian. Instead they went with Jake Gyllenhaal. Don’t get me wrong, I love Jake, but he’s so, well, white. So to remedy this, Disney told him to grow some facial hair and left him under a UV lamp for an unhealthy number of hours. However, something wasn’t right. He wasn’t exotic enough. The solution? They taught him to speak in a British accent. This makes sense because Britain is such an exotic place, what with their large deserts, fantastical quests and abundance of camels. But hey, at least Disney tried. In some movies, Hollywood just ignores other ethnicities entirely. This happened a few years back with the movie “21.” It’s supposedly based on a true story, but apart from being much dramatized and having a moralized ending, they changed the race of the entire group. The movie is about a group of MIT students who make their fortunes counting cards and scamming casinos. In addition, the token Asian kid cracks jokes and the pretty white kids make out. I assume Kevin Spacey watched. One thing they left out from the “true story” was the fact that the entire card counting team was Asian. Oh yeah, and they got away with it. The worst offender, though, is M. Night Shyamalan’s adaptation of the fantasy cartoon “Avatar: The Last Airbender.” The original show was based around four groups: The Air Nomads, The Water Tribe, The Earth Kingdom, and the Fire Nation. These correspond heavily to Tibetan Monks, Inuit, Mainland China and Japan, respectively. However, the main protagonists are all white. They don’t even attempt to hide it. In fact, the casting call asked specifically for “Caucasian or other.” Originally, they had cast Jesse McCartney as the main villain, who is from the Japan-esque Fire Nation. However, due to massive fan backlash, they recast the entire Fire Nation, the bad guys, as Indian people. Well, except the one who’s a good guy; he’s white too. Some defend the practice of whitewashing by suggesting that Hollywood doesn't look at race and simply picks the best actors. However, in many cases race is accompanied by culture. So when Hollywood makes a movie based off of specific cultures — such as those from Persia or Inuit tribes — maybe we'll one day get to see some representatives from that culture in the movie.

All my best, Shannon Morgan Editor-in-Chief Boise State Student Media Group P.S. She’s all yours, Bob.

Student Voices: What was your favorite thing about freshman year? Aettie O’Rourke “I’d say my favorite thing was living in the dorms and meeting all the new people.”

Ben Swanson “The fact of going home after all my classes.”

Daniel Johnson “Probably the dorms, living in the dorms was really fun!”

John Smith “I really enjoyed getting the whole experience here at the school: explore new areas of the school and meet new people.”

Kelsey Montzka “Just meeting new people and getting to learn a lot about really different topics and just getting accustomed to campus and just exploring.”

Chris Melink “The move from high school to college is a big deal. A lot more things going on, a lot more people. Going to football games, away from home, that kind of thing. ”

Sabrina Sparks

Kelsey Howard

“Meeting a lot of new people and experiencing campus life.”

“Meeting new people and living in the dorms.”

Felyca Itza

Chelsea Hitchcock

“I think I liked living in the dorms the best. It was just a really good way to meet people and it gives you a really good, full college experience.”

“Definitely living in the dorms. That’s where I met the most people, got involved with things, went out—that was definitely the best part.”

Letter to the Editor: Porn affects families In her May 5 column in The Arbiter, Haley Robinson rightly says that humans are naturally inclined toward sex. I was surprised to see that she did not develop this thought about human nature more fully by including in her article a discussion of the effects of pornography on the family, which is a natural extension of our sexual nature. In her survey of the recent research on pornography, Ms. Rob-

inson does not mention a single one of the numerous studies that assert a correlation between an increase in the consumption of pornography and the decline of the family as an institution. For every piece of evidence she trots out in favor of pornography, there is at least one negative effect to follow on its heels. The number of cases of indecent exposure and rape is declining, but so is the rate of marriage; over the last 40 years,

the American public's tolerance of sex in the media has increased, but so has the divorce rate. In deciding whether a society that values pornography is to be praised or blamed, we must consider the effects that pornography has on all parts of society, including the family. Ms. Robinson's conclusion about pornography is not, I think, one that follows from a careful consideration of our sexual nature,

though she suggests it is. Her article does not take into account that society is not a simple agglomeration of individuals. The family is an intermediate, necessary, and above all natural social/political unit no less relevant to debates about pornography than issues like women's rights and sexual violence. Sam Kelley is a senior studying history and philosophy.

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BSU prepares for rematch against Horned Frogs; This time for BCS bragging rights


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May 10, 2010


1 The Broncos made history, once again, as an underdog on one of the largest stages in college football. In the first ever meeting of two non-automatic qualifying schools in BCS history, TCU and Boise State squared off in Glendale, Ariz. as two of the best offensive attacks in the country. But it was the defensive units who would set the tone started by an interception by the Broncos’ Brandon Thompson in the opening minutes for a touchdown and sealed with an interception by Winston Venable with 18 seconds left on the clock in the fourth quarter. The 17-10 victory over the Horned Frogs started the buzz of a possible national title run in the 2010-11 season.

2 The Broncos continued their climb toward the top tier of NCAA wrestling by sending seven athletes to the 2010 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in Omaha, Neb. Juniors Kirk Smith and Adam Hall earned All-American stripes with top finishes in the country. Smith lost in the championship match (184 pounds) while Hall picked himself up in the consolation match to take home a third-place finish. Smith was named the Pacific-10 wrestler of the year by both and by the Pac-10 coaches.

3 Junior Hannah Redmon continued to make strides as BSU’s most talented gymnast by landing spots at the national meet in both the floor exercise and the vault. Redmon posted the nation’s top mark of 9.975 on the vault during Regionals weekend to set a new personal and school record in the event. Redmon went on to finish tied at No. 21 on the floor and No. 27 on the vault at the national meet in Gainesville, Fla.


Senior Pichittra Thongdach and junior Lauren Megale were invited as a pair to the NCAA Individual Championship tournament in Athens, Ga., May 26-31. The duo an overall record of 29-10 (7-1 WAC) during their 2010 outdoor season.

Women set for national spotlight Kirk Bell

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4 The Kyle Wilson era at Boise State was officially brought to an end with his No. 29 selection in the 2010 NFL Draft to the New York Jets, just a few miles away from where he played high school football in Piscataway, N.J. The selection made Wilson the second first-round pick by an NFL team just two years after offensive lineman Ryan Clady went to the Denver Broncos picked No. 12 overall in the 2008 draft. Wilson left BSU as one of the nation’s best shutdown cornerbacks in college football.

5 After just four seasons as a program at Boise State the swim and dive team climbed into the Western Athletic Conference driver’s seat with their first ever conference title. The Broncos dominated the competition with a score of 587, beating the second place San Jose Spartans by 93 points.

6 The women’s tennis team reached their first WAC title with a victory over conference rival Fresno State in Fresno, Calif. in dramatic fashion. Senior Bianca Jochimsen rallied back after dropping her first set and struggling to shut out the third. She eventually regained momentum to seal their victory and to set a new precedence in BSU women’s tennis. The Broncos finished with an unblemished in-conference record (11-0) through the WAC tournament.

7 The Broncos finished their sixth straight winning season with a WAC championship on their home field with a 1-0 victory over the Nevada Wolf Pack. BSU allowed just one goal scored against through the WAC tournament on their way to their first conference championship. The Broncos return 17 of 20 women including their top three point scorers and are primed for a run at a second consecutive title.

8 As one of the most anticipated games in college football, Oregon traveled to Bronco Stadium only to be sent back home having never beaten the BSU losing 19-8. From junior Billy Winn’s safety on the Duck’s LeGarrette Blount to no Oregon first downs in the first half to Blount’s overshadowing punch on Byron Hout, the showdown stands as one of the greatest games played on the blue.

After setting a new benchmark for the women's tennis program, the Boise State Broncos hope to continue their success. The No. 47 Broncos earned their first ever Western Athletic Conference title against rival Fresno State in Fresno, Calif. The victory earned BSU an automatic spot in the sea of 64 teams that is the NCAA Team Championship tournament where they're set to face No. 21 Iowa in South Bend, Ind. on May 15. The Broncos' road to their first conference championship went unblemished in the WAC, going 11-0 (including post season) inconference and earning top accolades in the process. "It has been a great season but we are not done yet," junior Lauren Megale said. "We look to play some great tennis down at Notre Dame and capitalize on our strengths of working well as a team." Senior Pichittra Thongdach was named WAC Player of the Year following a 30-13 overall record and a 5-7 record against nationally ranked opponents. Thongdach was also invited as one of 45 at-large selections for the NCAA Individual Cham-

pionships held in Athens, Ga. held May 26-31. Thongdach and Megale earned a bid as a pair to compete at the individual championship tournament in doubles play also in Athens. The two become only the second pair to move on to play for an individual title for the women's tennis team. "Pichittra and I are looking forward to the big dance down in Athens," Megale said. "The best of college tennis is waiting there and we can't wait to step foot on Georgia courts and go for it." Megale and Thong-

dach posted a 20-6 overall doubles record this season and earned first team All-WAC honors for their dominant play. Also recognized for his leadership, Broncos' head coach Mark Tichenor was name WAC Coach of the Year. Tichenor is in his 11th season as the skipper of women's tennis. He positioned the Broncos to a 162-76 (37-5 WAC) overall individual record and an 84-32 (21-2 WAC) record in doubles overall. If BSU wins against Iowa, the will play either No. 5 Notre Dame or IPFW. Wayne).

9 Former BSU sprinter Nick Cunningham made his international mark by becoming a member of the U.S. Olympic Bobsled team. Cunningham is a former captain for the BSU track and field team and has been asked to pilot his own sled entering the 2010 bobsled season. He went on to become an international athlete after a lifelong dream of becoming an Olympian just two years after graduating from BSU.

10 After a subpar season by the BSU men’s basketball team, the university decided to part ways with former head coach Greg Graham and get a top NCAA assistant coach from Gonzaga University in Leon Rice. Rice spent 11 seasons at Gonzaga under the highly acclaimed Mark Few and is known for his ability as a talented recruiter. Rice has been promoting the men’s basketball program tirelessly with hopes of bringing the Broncos to the top of the WAC.



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Your inner wisdom will provide insights that you can test in practical ways. Your sense of where to make changes may move deeper into your subconscious, yet your efforts achieve practical, measurable results. Tune up the volume on intuition. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.

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Monsters, talking toys make for exciting summer films Tony Rogers Journalist

Resident film critic and Arbiter journalist, Tony Rogers, counts down the most anticipated summer flicks.

Predators, July 9

V. Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead, "Live Free or Die Hard"). Little does he know that her seven ex-boyfriends are out to kill him.

Grown Ups, June 25

#8. The film focuses on a


A reboot of the original released in 1987, this film follows a group of elite soldiers and criminals who are hunted by an alien race. "Predators" is sure to satisfy with its updated innovations in movie technology and allstar cast, including Adrien Brody and Danny Trejo.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, August 13

#9. Based off the graphic

novel series by Bryan Lee O'Malley, this movie centers on Scott Pilgrim (Micheal Cera, "Youth in Revolt") and his new girlfriend Ramona

group of friends reuniting after 30 years. At their reunion, they introduce their families, and all hell breaks loose. The all star cast (Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, and Rob Schnieder to name a few), and the Sandler penned script makes this movie a contender for funniest of the summer.

Despicable Me, July 9

#7. Universal Pictures is still looking for its blockbuster animated movie and they may have found it. This story stars Gru (Steve Carell, "The Office"), an evil mastermind, who must look af-

ter three orphaned girls. But do they have what it takes to change his heart and stop him from stealing the moon?

Toy Story 3, June 18

#6. A sequel to the ever popular "Toy Story" series, this latest installment follows the toys as Andy goes off to college, and they are in turn donated to a local day care. Soon they realize the need to escape and get back to the person who needed them the most. The full cast, including Tom Hanks and Tim Allen as dynamic duo Woody and Buzz, returns. The A-Team, June 11

#5. "I pity the fool" who doesn't see this remake. Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper and Jessica Alba star in the story of a group of military elite fighters, framed for a crime, who

must clear their name. Based on the 1980s television action series, Neeson and Cooper give this film the bad-assery it needs to succeed. UFC champion Quinton Jackson stars as Sgt. B.A. "Bad Attitude" Baracus, a role that made the now World of Warcraft spokesman and gold chain pimping, Mr. T, a legend.

Knight and Day, June 25

#4. This film centers on a fugitive couple's "around the globe trek" to escape the authorities and discover whether they can even trust themselves. This Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz action comedy is a positive career choice for both, and it might be enough to boost the Scientology fanatic's career. Shrek Forever After, May 21

#3. Billed as the last in-

stallment in the blockbuster fairytale series, "Shrek Forever After" takes one last turn down fairytale lane with Shrek (Mike Myers) making a faulty deal with Rumpelstiltskin. After being sent to an alternate reality, Shrek must reunite his friends to stop Rumpelstiltskin from taking over Far Far Away forever. This flick seems to be the most energetic since the first and will undoubtedly end the series with a bang.

The Expendables, August 13

#2. This film gives "The ATeam's" bad-assery a run for its money. Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Bruce Willis and Mickey Rourke portray a group of mercenaries sent to South America to overthrow a dictator. The cast appears to fit the roles perfectly and the action shots could be unparalleled to anything else released this year.

Inception, July 16

#1. Now for the movie that could define 2010. Director Christopher Nolan ("The Dark Knight") gives us "Inception," a psychological thriller like no other. The idea of inception, or infiltrating the mind through dream invasion to steal ideas, invades during the mind's most vulnerable state. Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is an expert at inception, but his expertise has cost him everything. In order to get his life back, he needs to do one last inception: instead of stealing an idea, he needs to plant one. The film screams blockbuster, and if "The Dark Knight" was any indication of the ability of Nolan as a director, then look forward to this movie shooting through the box office roof.

Semester in Review TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2010 One of our resident music journalists, Stephen Foster, gives us his take on the best albums of Spring 2010: STEPHEN FOSTER

scope of sounds to chew on in "There Is Love In You."

One more week of grueling fervor and then it’s over! Summer is near, and it’s looking to be a fruitful three months for new music releases.

MGMT "Congratulations"


This summer we’ll be getting albums from Band of Horses, LCD Soundsystem, The Black Keys, Keller Williams, Beach Fossils, Jack Johnson, Grace Potter, and Miley Cyrus, to name a few. In the mean time, there’s plenty of great new tunes to keep you occupied. If you haven’t had the chance to keep up, that’s fine. We at the Arbiter have been keeping our eyes and ears open for the best new music so you don’t have to. Here’s a list of ten absolutely wonderfully fabulous albums from spring semester ’10. Four Tet "There Is Love In You"

“Death Rattles” are so beautiful it’d be a shame if you missed them.

mer bbq’s and keggers alike. Broken Bells –

the title track. Hearing Gruff Rhys and De La Soul trade verses on “Superfast Jellyfish” is reason alone to grab a copy.

Beach House – "Teen Dream"

The Besnard Lakes – "The Besnard Lakes Are The

Dr. Dog – "Shame Shame" Warning: This album does not contain club bangers! Where "Oracular Spectacular" featured finely layered production from Dave Fridmann, "Congratulations" is the album that MGMT wanted to make. Featuring psychedelic 60s pop and twelve minute long freak outs, this album’s a grower but with time, reveals its self to be one of the more fun releases of the year. Woods – "At Echo Lake"

What’s a band to do after releasing two great albums at the apex of their career? Release another great album of course! And Dr. Dog did just that. Right when most bands decide their creative peak is over and duck out of the critically acclaimed club, Dr. Dog put out one of their most rocking and interesting albums to date.

"Broken Bells" James Mercer is kind of a dick. He fired his band mates in The Shins then went along and made another Shins album with Danger Mouse. Except they call themselves Broken Bells and they sound a tad different from The Shins. Anyhow, it’s tough to hold a grudge after listening to this swooney, reverbous collection of California-inspired tunes.

Vampire Weekend – "Contra"

"Roaring Night" This assemblage of 90s inspired rock songs travels across a range of valleys and structures to reveal one of the more rougher, but sleekly produced albums of the semester. Full of spacious guitar jams (including no less than two, two-part epics) and three part vocal harmonies, this album’s a must have for any record collection. Yeasayer – "Odd Blood"

Gorillaz – "Plastic Beach"

Kieran Hebden returned from his residency as DJ in London’s Plastic People to release one of his most mindbending albums yet. Peppered with the usual heavy beats and fractal glitches, Four Tet provides a kaleido-

wards are there, and in many cases, buried deep.

Albums this thoughtful and well crafted are hard to come by these days. "At Echo Lake" is easily at the top of this album pile. Adopting a low-fi recording process and middle of the forest vibe, songs like “Time Fading Lines” and

The preppy quartet surprised us with their sophmore release, proving they aren’t just the flavor of the week. This mesh of surfrock guitar solos, frantic synth beats, chugging power chords, head-bobbing disco, and African polyrhythm’s makes a fun album for sum-

Plastic Beach has everything anyone would expect in a Gorillaz album. Laid back breezy tunes, club hits, quirky instrumentals, and catchy rap gems. The album has cameos from a number of stars including Lou Reed, Mos Def, Snopp Dogg, and the minireunion of The Clash’s Mick Jones and Paul Simonon on

Laced with delicate rhythms and subtle melodies, "Teen Dream" is Beach House’s most substantive and expansive album yet. From the opening chorus of “Zebra” to the closing sway of “Take Care,” each song exudes imagination and transports the listener to a gentler, more naïve time.

Visit arbiteronline. com to read The Arbiter's interview with Lisa Kelly of Celtic Woman. While you are there, listen to an audio interview with Sugarcult!

Yeasayer shamelessly combine the catchiest of pop with the most of avant-garde, and the result is at times incredible, at times questionable. If "Odd Blood" doesn’t register at first, stay persistent. The re-

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Humanitarian and Harley-riding Dwight Murphy bids farewell to The Arbiter Jennifer Spencer Culture Editor

Dwight Murphy breaks records. During Murphy’s first year as account executive for The Arbiter, he won the Sales Rep-of-the-Year Award for 2005-2006 from the College Newspaper Business and Advertising Managers (CNBAM). “I was working at the (Student Union Building) info desk and Hillary Roberts, office manager and bookkeeper at the time, thought I would be a good salesman for The Arbiter,” Murphy said. Murphy came to Boise State in 2004 to pursue a degree in business. “(I did this) so I could speak for the laborers who never seem to have a voice,” he said.


Dwight Murphy, known to some as ‘Man-Candy,’ will part with The Arbiter leaving behind a smoky legacy of exceptional service and burnt rubber. His first job on campus, building sets for Morrison Center productions, led to his job in the SUB. However, he unwillingly became the office troublemaker. “I had a straight forward mouth on me at that job (and I) got in trouble a lot, (people complained about me saying it like it was),” he said. Murphy’s humanitarianism first debuted at Boise State through his creation of the Armchair Football event. “This started as a way for the students who couldn’t afford to go to the games, to be able to come to a place in the SUB and watch the game,” he said. “(At) the first game we had about 15 people and handed out little goodies... I went around the community and rounded up other prizes;

from food certificates to haircuts. We even gave away an armchair at the end of one season.” When his wife was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2005, he left school to take care of her. He received the Account Executive position when he returned at the beginning of the fall semester. From there, he was promoted to advertising manager and then to business manager. During his tenure, he has been involved in numerous charities including his Race for the Cure team, “Flock of Boobs.” The team now boasts more than 60 members and have raised $2,461 for breast cancer research. Murphy’s charity does not stop there. “I have been involved in raising money for a family

at BSU whose son had cancer, plus, got him down on the field with the team for a game,” he said. He also raises money for military families who have lost loved ones in war conflicts and he has donated four times to Locks of Love -- an organization that provides hair to disadvantage children suffering from long term disease. Murphy’s time at The Arbiter has been filled with many ups and downs. “I have been through a battle with breast cancer with my wife, been in a major motorcycle wreck that had me in a wheel chair for a couple of months, seen umpteen babies born, marriages, engagements, breakups, etc,” he said. He now moves on to The Blue, the official BSU Athletics magazine. “They actually came after me, they saw my resume, contacted me for an interview, offered me the job,” he said. Murphy will still be around The Arbiter office to offer mentoring and advice to his successor, Matt Summers. Though he is moving on, he will always have a special place in his heart for student media. “So what do I enjoy most? The people and students who come and go through the doors,” he said. “My time here has been a great ride with a great lot of characters of whom I will never forget. They all helped in some way in my journey through that period in my life. Now it's time for me to move on; so now my saying to all is ‘Let's Ride.’”

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