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By Trevor Villagrana, Journalist Comics at the Crossroads: Art of the Graphic Novel, one of the museum’s many exhibits, features several big names and also quite a few obscure titles. The collection itself is extensive and represents the influence that comic books have on literature around the world.

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According to a museum brochure, “in recent years, comic book art has moved from the fringes of popular culture into the artistic and literary mainstream.” As a medium it is indeed a growing one, encompassing communication styles through visual stimuli and societal and political upheaval. The Los Angeles Times has even gone so far as to add a graphic novel category to its list of annual book prizes and considers the art form to be, “an expanding part of the book landscape, both aesthetically and commercially.”

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As for the exhibit, it acts as an homage to the Portland and Seattle comic book scene. Dark Horse Comics, based out of Milwaukie, Ore., was the first stone laid in constructing the empire that comic art has become in this part of the country. Mike Richardson founded Dark Horse in 1986 and by putting out influential works such as “Sin City” and “Hellboy,” became the third largest comic publisher in the United States.

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of comic book plot lines and content is one that is geared toward a much older audience and covers topics ranging from gender-confused heroes to maniacal, self destructive supervillians. The Joker, along with his playboy-byday-crime-fighter-by-night protagonist Batman and other comic books heavyweights are just a few examples of those that failed to make the cut. Even the great Superman himself found only but one spot behind the glass casing. Also, there were no rarities for collectors and nerds alike to gawk at and the spread was fairly small. It is truly unfortunate that the dark age of comics wasn’t better represented but the exhibit certainly wasn’t disappointing. Comic book fanatics can rest easy knowing that the X-Men, Silver Surfer and the Spirit are gracing the museum walls. The exhibit will be up until Nov. 27 and is definitely worth a walk through. Despite its size and lack of bigger names, there is still a wide array of recommended titles that would generally go unnoticed such as Blankets, Spellcheckers and Too Much Coffee Man.

However, it is these darker, more explicit books that were unfortunately omitted from the collection. The current state

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Campus organization drawn to comics By Tyler Kirkham, Journalist

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Years after Captain America was killed, and as a new era of Spiderman begins, there is one group on campus that has followed the drama and the magic of it all. The Comic Book Club allows students to share their love of comics in weekly discussions and special events.

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In 2007, Captain America was killed as part of a political message to the nation about the deterioration of the American spirit, as the creator told ABC News. And comics have made headlines again as Miles Morales replaces Peter Parker as the new Spiderman. Fans have jumped on forums, talking about the issue of the first biracial superhero Marvel Comics has ever produced.

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On campus, the Comic Book Club has kept up with the ever-changing universes in the comic book world, and their meetings discuss plot lines and the art value behind the graphic novels.

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American Latest presidential candidate debate: vaccines hikers might be released TEXAS —- The latest flashpoint in the debates between Republican presidential candidates is mandatory vaccination of adolescent girls against the Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Texas Governor Rick Perry issued an executive order making it IRAN —- The release of the part if the required school vaccitwo hikers, Josh Fattal and Shane nations for sixth grade girls. RepBauer, arrested in Iran for illegally entering the country and espionage, was thrown into doubt yesterday when the judicial system said the decision needed further review. Previously there were hopes that their release on a $1 million SAN JOSE, CALIF. — eBay bail would take place soon. employees allegedly took conThe two men were arrested in fidential information including 2009, along with their friend Sar- “operating metrics” and “conah Shourd — Shourd was released fidential financial information” a year ago for medical reasons. The from Craigslist to develop a comcases for all three are still listed as peting service, according to a subopen though. According to CNN, poena issued by a grand jury of senior State Department officials the United Sates District Court of said they are proceeding cautious- San Jose, Calif. Relations between the two ly. However, one official said, “It companies have gone downhill seems to be true.”

resentative Michele Bachmann and Senator Rick Santorum attacked him on the issue, claiming it was an overextension of state powers. Sarah Palin also announced that she found fault with Perry’s decision. There is no final decision on whether or not Palin will enter the presidential race.

eBay under investigation regarding Craigslist since 2004 when eBay bought a minority stake in Craigslist and got a seat on the board of directors. Since then it has become a war of lawsuits, with the two companies going back and forth with claims against the other until this one finally surfaced. eBay lost its seat on the board because of a lost lawsuit in 2010 but continued to hold their stock in the company.

China recognizes NTC as Libya’s government BEIJING, CHINA —China has recently come under fire for allegedly making arms deals with allies of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi as recently as July of this year. The United Nations Security Council recently issued official recognition of the legitimacy of the National Transitional Council’s (NTC) claim. U.N. councilmembers said they are merely trying to “resepect the choice of the Libyan people,” according to Previously, China had criticized the NATO air strikes and refused to condemn the dictator. While discussing how the Libyan government and reconstruction should be handled, Chinese officials heavily recommended the United Nations be involved.

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Fifty soldiers return to Idaho

GOWEN FIELD --- Monday, 50 soldiers of the Idaho National Guard’s 116 Cavalry Brigade returned home. They arrived at Gowen Field in the morning to be

reunited with their families after nine months in Iraq. The first wave of soldiers to return came back to Idaho on Sept. 4 on a charter flight containing 30

Idaho’s economic growth falls behind nation’s

BOISE —- The Idaho Department of Labor, citing federal sources, says that the Idaho gross state product for the past fiscal year had a 2 percent increase after being adjusted for inflation. Prior to inflation adjustment the gross state product had increased 3.3 percent. After adjusting for inflation, this is approximately $50.7 billion. The nations gross product raised 2.6 percent, also after being adjusted for inflation. Though .6 percent seems small, when the amounts are in the billions of dollars that is not an entirely insignificant amount.

soldiers. About 40 more soldiers are on their way home to Twin Falls and Idaho Falls. These soldiers will arrive in waves over the course of the next several weeks.

Downtown parking garage evacuated BOISE —- Around 2 p.m. Monday, the parking garage located on the east side of Ada County Courthouse near Winco was evacuated due to a car fire. No injuries were reported. “It (the car) put off enough heat… before we were able to stretch a hose line to it, it activated sprinklers in the system, which worked exactly as it should,” Tom Pawek of the Ada County Fire Department said. Pawek went on to say that a series of sprinklers were set off to prevent the fire from spreading. The building was evacuated, but individuals were allowed into the building shortly after 3 p.m. At this time the investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing. This article was written by Amy Merrill.


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LONDON --- Undercover police officers in London became experts on rap music in order to investigate a hip-hop music store, according to The Sun, a popular London tabloid.

This operation ended in the arrest of nearly 40 criminals who sold the officers guns, drugs and stolen merchandise.

The officers operated as employees for over a month. Most customers really were just there to buy music.

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As Somalia’s famine worsens, so does outlook Ben Mack

Opinion Editor For the past year, famine has pummeled the Horn of Africa, but Somalia has been the hardest hit — and the situation is getting worse. Severe drought has made food and water scarce enough to pose challenges for any nation but it’s even more daunting for Somalia, a failed state which hasn’t had a functioning government since 1990. In place of government control, extremist militants aligned with the terrorist group Al-Shabaab and roaming bandits hold sway in almost every pocket of the country outside of the capital and largest city of Mogadishu. And of course offshore there are the pirates which, according to Reuters, are holding more than 300 foreign nationals for ransom and 40 ships captive. International aid groups such as the Red Cross are struggling to respond to the most devastating famine to strike the region in more than 60 years. The fact that Al-Shabaab has banned foreign aid workers has only exacerbated the problem. It is easy to be discouraged given Somalia’s current crisis and long history of failure, but the international community must not give up on urgent efforts to help the innocent victims – especially women and children. United Nations officials last week stated that tens of thousands

of Somalis have died over the past few months, and more than half of them are children. The famine has recently spread to a sixth area of the southern part of the country, putting up to 750,000 more people in danger of dying of thirst in the next few months unless aid efforts are increased dramatically. Experts predict the drought might end in October but then seasonal rains could allow diseases such as cholera, malaria and others already infecting refugees in neighboring Kenya, where more than 400,000 Somalis have fled, to flourish. Being a third world country rife with conflict, Somalia does not have the medical facilities or resources to deal with such an epidemic. The United Nations made an emergency appeal for $2.4 billion to help Somalia in July. Currently, funds are about $1 billion short. American officials such as U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice said the biggest need right now is access — getting food to starving people in Mogadishu and the hard-hit farming areas. The problem of delivering aid in extremely dangerous conditions has eased somewhat after Al-Shabaab withdrew in July from Mogadishu after a monthlong siege. But, as Jeffrey Gettleman of The New York Times wrote last week, Al-Shabaab and the Somali government are splintering off into competing clans and factions amid signs that the warfare between these groups will intensify – namely over competition for increasingly scarce resources and

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Some of nearly 400,000 refugees await sanctuary at the refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya, last month. cost of living increases. Because it is so dangerous for aid groups to operate in Somalia, the U.S. and other donors are trying to be more creative and use local traders to get food and medicine to vulnerable populations in the country. Arab nations like Saudi Arabia, the

United Arab Emirates and other Persian Gulf states such as Qatar — Somalia’s major trading partners — should use their political and economic influence to persuade the Somali government and militant groups to do more to help donors deliver aid to the starving.

Somalia will never end the vicious cycle of devastating famines and aid dependence if they and organizations such as the U.N. do not also make it a priority to improve governance, eradicate rampant corruption and end conflict in the region. Further, Saudi Arabia and

the Gulf States should use their regional clout to ensure that, this time, Somalia makes real progress. The lives of millions are at stake. Nations and aid organizations need to do more to help these innocent people.

L e tt e r t o t h e e d i t o r Regardless of religion, Trouble parking bike we’re all national citizens A lisha Graefe Journalist

When the Twin Towers in New York City were attacked on Sept. 11, 2001 there were a lot of things on the minds of Americans. A mix of overwhelming sadness, despair, compassion, patriotism and even suspicions were felt by many on that day. Even though a lot of Americans felt a sense of togetherness, some U.S. citizens weren’t looked at in the same way. After the 9/11 attacks, the Muslim community was not regarded the same by some Americans. A lot of discrimination against Muslim community members and U.S. citizens practicing Islam surfaced, some incidents very mean. All over the news after the attacks were stories of Muslim citizens being attacked by non-Muslim Americans, which seems ionic: U.S. citizens attacking U.S. citizens right after a terrorist attack. That doesn’t seem so American. The most common attacks according to the Council on American Islamic

Relations (known as CAIR) were hate mail, physical attacks and assault on personal property. Mosques and community centers were vandalized and torched after 9/11. Hundreds of Arab Americans were detained on immigration charges right after the attacks. Boise State International Students Association President Adil Bentahar, who practices Islam, has not personally witnessed discrimination but knows that it exists in some places. “I’ve never felt looked down upon or threatened in Boise because of what I do and believe,” Bentahar said. “I am thankful for that, but discrimination may exist anywhere. Injustice is injustice.” Fellow Muslim student Abdulrahman Alajmi said he has never been looked down on because of his religion, either. “I personally haven’t felt anything about it, but of course there are many effects (and) reactions about the attack(s) in the media,” Alajmi said. “I have not (been) treated badly at all. Just

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sometime(s) when I introduce myself to American people, some of them I can see have wondering hidden behind their faces for the first five minutes, then when we get to talking they become normal and friendly.” Although some students at Boise State didn’t feel discriminated against after 9/11, there are still many around the country who have. Muslim workers filed a record 803 discrimination claims in 2009, up 20 percent from the previous year and 60 percent from 2005, according to the New York Times. Workers have filed complaints at work for various reasons from co-workers calling them “terrorists” or “Osama” to their employers not allowing them to take prayer breaks or wear head scarves. “What a lot of Americans don’t understand is that one group of Muslims did this,” said Bentahar. “Not everyone that practices that faith believes that they must die in the name of their God in a suicide like they did. There is no mention or encouragement in my religion to kill; it’s the exact opposite: Islam is about serving the community, the entire community and spreading good deeds everywhere. The problem is that many peoples of the West know very little about the Muslim/Arab world. They simply follow blindly what the media show, thereby displaying wrong facts and reinforcing related stereotypes.” Bentahar is a native Arabic speaker, the original language of the Qur’an that is revered by Muslims to be the word of Allah (the Arabic word for God). Americans need to stop stereotyping and start looking at people as individuals. Not every person of Chinese descent is mathematically mided and not every Muslim is going to blow themselves up in a suicide bombing, as some people seem to think. Discrimination in all forms is wrong and must end. The most important thing Americans can do to end all discrimination is to educate. By educating we can better understand other cultures and not blindly follow what only the media shows.

Dear Editor,

On the evening of Monday, Sept. 12th, I had some time to kill while waiting for a meeting on campus. I decided to go to the library. I, as usual, was riding my bike. I approached the sign warning me I was about to enter the controversial dismount zone. I was excited to see that it is only in effect from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Being that it was 7:30 p.m. I stayed on my bike and rode on to the library entrance. As I stopped and got off my bike I was disappointed to remember there are no bike racks nearby. I looked around, and not seeing any signs posted prohibiting it, I locked my bike to the handrail nearest the wall of Starbuck’s Coffee. It was completely out of the way. It did not obstruct any walkway, or the use of the handrail. I am an avid cyclist and commute all over this city on my bike. I have frequently secured my bike to, amongst other things, handrails. This is a common practice for many cyclist commuters. I went about my business in the library. Twenty to thirty minutes later a friend comes in and tells me they are cutting my bike lock. I ran outside to find campus maintenance had just finished cutting through. Thank goodness I got there to stop him from taking my bike away. As I expressed my anger at my property being destroyed the campus employee explained I needed to talk to campus security. I informed him that there is no posted sign pro-

hibiting locking a bike there. He then pointed out a sign fifty feet away and not visible from where we were standing, on a separate handrail, saying, “No Bicycle Parking.” After asking, I was informed they would not pay to replace my lock. Without visible posted warnings, without any issued warning, campus security impulsively jumped into action. Some easy things would have prevented this situation. 1) If somethings prohibited, adequately post signs. 2) Declaring a dismount zone does not mean that all the bike racks have to be moved out of that zone. How much did the school spend on moving all the racks out and installing new ones?! I don’t like it, but I will get off and walk my bike, but it’s extremely inconvenient not being able to lock up near the building I am going in. 3) How about a warning. I’ve seen bikes locked to lamp posts and trees around the SUB and they have been tagged with warnings and/or fines without locks getting cut. I feel like those that have made the better, healthier, greener choice to cycle, are now being punished. I issue a call to all student cyclists to help me send a message that the bike situation needs to be reviewed. Watch for me on campus as I rally more to this cause. A.J. Duthie is a senior majoring in communication.

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Tyler Shoemaker (89) grabs a pass in last season’s win against Toledo at Bronco Stadium. The Broncos hope to repeat their success against the Rockets in Toledo, Friday.

Broncos up against much improved Toledo Joey McCullough Audio Producer

The last time Boise State faced Toledo, the Broncos were ranked No. 4 in the country and drubbed the Rockets on “The Blue” 54-17. Kellen Moore threw for three touchdowns and Jeremy Avery ran for three more. This season, again ranked No. 4 nationally, the Broncos take their talents to Toledo, Ohio. Last Saturday, in front of a packed house at Ohio Stadium, the Rockets put the fear into

fans wearing crimson and silver that day but fell short 27-22 to the then-ranked No. 16 Ohio State Buckeyes. “I’ve got to be honest, it’s not that surprising,” Boise State Head Football Coach Chris Petersen said, when asked if he’d watched Toledo’s game versus the Buckeyes. “If you watch the tape of the game against Ohio State, [Toledo] played right with them. It’s not a fluke; that’s a good football team.” Since their visit to Boise back in 2010, the Rockets have earned the respect of Petersen

On the road again Volleyball makes the trip to Oklahoma Justin Dalme Journalist

This week the volleyball team will make the trip to Norman, Okla. for this weekend’s Sooner Legends Nike Invitational. The Broncos (5-3) are coming off a sweep of Weber State (25-21, 2519, 25-14) on Tuesday and are looking to carry that momentum into this weekend’s tournament. This next stop of the Broncos’ road trip looks to be a tougher match. The team will play two games on Friday and two more on Saturday -- culminating with a match against No. 22 Oklahoma. “That is rare,” Head Volleyball Coach Shawn Garus said about the double headers. “And a Tues-

day match against Weber State on the road, so five road games in one week. That is going to be a big test, finishing with a ranked Oklahoma team at home, which should be a really fun one for the team. Hopefully we can win the four leading up to it.” The Broncos already have one of those four with the win against Weber State. Junior outside hitter, Liz Harden, shined during the game with a school record tying 18 kills in the three set match. Harden also had a .818 hitting percentage, good for second all-time in a three set match. The Broncos will need more of the same out of Harden this weekend. Boise State will also look for

Ohio State. “We knew about him loud and clear last year and couldn’t seem to stop him,” Petersen said of Page. “He’s just one of those players you hope to slow down because you’re not going to stop him, he’s too good.” On the ground, Toledo running back Adonis Thomas has averaged 81 yards in their first two games. Thomas only managed six yards on three carries last year, but has since landed on Boise State’s radar. “He’s obviously their go-to guy in the run game,” Petersen

said. “[Toledo’s coaches] get the ball into their play makers’ hands and he is certainly one of them.” It’s been nearly two weeks since Boise State faced the Georgia Bulldogs. Two weeks seems like a sufficient amount time to prepare for an opponent. For a two plays against the Bulldogs, red shirt freshman Grant Hedrick took the snap running the ball both times. Petersen would also like get second string quarterback Joe Southwick some plays in too.

continued success out of their middle blockers Darlene Nwagbuo and Brittany Reardon. Both have stepped into starting roles since their middle blockers from last season graduated. Nwagbuo, a redshirt senior transfer from San Diego City College, is finally seeing time on the court after sitting on the bench for most of last season. “I didn’t really picture it (starting) happening because of last year and how I was mostly on the sidelines, except for like four games,” Nwagbuo said. “It feels way better actually being able to contribute.” Reardon, a redshirt freshman echoed her sentiment. “It’s a lot of fun, it’s way better than last year,” Reardon said. “It’s a lot more pressure, but it’s good pressure. I think that it is good competition.” “You always have to worry about your spot being taken because there are two other middles

waiting there,” Nwagbuo said. “She (Reardon) almost got to start over me.” The battle over who gets to start has kept both girls on their toes. “Especially because we both don’t have very much game experience, there is a lot of competition,” Reardon said. “You always have to be on top of your game. Every practice, every game, you have to do good otherwise there is a chance you could lose your spot.” Nwabugo and Reardon complement and balance each other out, but there is one difference, at least according to Reardon. “Darlene jumps higher than me,” Reardon said. Jumping aside, both girls will bring their best when they travel to Oklahoma this weekend. With two games apiece on Friday and Saturday, Reardon and Nwabugo, along with the rest of the team, will need to stay fresh.

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“We think all those guys (Hedrick and Southwick) bring a different skill to the table,” Petersen said. “We’re always trying to be creative in putting those skills to use and keeping defenses off balance.” The Broncos will still be without fullback Dan Paul due to a groin injury. Also week to week is tight end Chandler Koch and guard Joe Kellogg who were both injured in the Georgia game. Boise State will play Toledo this Friday. It will air on ESPN beginning at 6 p.m. MST.

and his coaching staff. Last time, Toledo used a two quarterback system with Austin Dantin and Terrance Owens. Dantin does most of the passing while Owens poses as a duel threat to pass or tuck the ball and run. The two quarterback system is still in place but the duo is much improved this season. The favorite target to throw to for the quarterbacks is Eric Page, who caught 11 passes for 120 yards against Boise State last year. Page finished with 12 catches for 145 yards against


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Efaw carrying the torch for Bronco tight ends Ty Hawkins Journalist

In a college football world with a variety of colorful personalities ranging from sleeve tattoos to creative high-five celebrations, Kyle Efaw is as humble as they come. He is an ideal example of a player that bought in to something bigger than himself. In an off-season filled with team commitments, he still managed to make time to cut a few lawns in the neighborhood he grew up in. He’s one of the good guys. Over his career he’s gray and redshirted, been a backup and worked his way in to a starting role for the last two seasons as a member of one of the most versatile offensive attacks in the country. “It’s been a long process but it’s been fun,� Efaw said. “I’ve met a lot a great people and formed some good relationships.� His critical fake punt reception in the 2010 Tostito’s Fiesta Bowl 17-10 victory over TCU is still fresh in the minds of the Bronco faithful. “It was cool. I haven’t really done anything too special around here,�

he said of his heroics. “I’ve been very lucky with timing.� The six-foot-four, 230 pound senior from Boise has been a major piece of the puzzle for the Broncos. In the 40 games he’s played, his numbers have been solid; 72 receptions for 1,005 yards for 14.0 yards per catch to go with six touchdowns. Last week against Georgia he caught six balls for 53 yards and a touchdown. “I was definitely happy the way that (game) turned out,� he said. “We played ball as a team and it was good to be able to contribute in that fashion.� Bruce Boulan of Boise, whom Efaw mows for and has known for years, spoke highly of his character and what he’s been able to accomplish while at Boise State. “Kyle’s a very humble good person,� Boulan said. “As good of a player he is on the field, he’s equally as good off of it.� If there were a Bronco Pyramid for Success Efaw would be right there in the mix at the top with former standout tight ends Jeb Putzier, Derek Schouman and Richie Brockel. He credits Brockel and Tommy Gallarda in particular for showing


Kyle Efaw (80) catches a pass from Kellen Moore in the Broncos’ opening game in Georgia. him the right way to do things. “Jeb was a baller, Shoe was a beast and Richie is in the NFL and was a good dude for us,� Efaw said of the players that came before him. “There’s been a lot to live up to at the tight end position here.� Efaw entered the season on the

2011 John Mackay Award watch list, an honor that recognizes the nation’s top tight end. If the Broncos can keep the wins coming in, then he could perhaps find himself on a condensed version in the near future as a finalist for the trophy.

In May Efaw graduated with a degree in business management and is currently working on his master’s. The thought of life after college football and a potential professional career hasn’t weighed too much on his thinking up to this point; he’s still got a guarenteed

twelve games left as Bronco, 13 if everything goes according to plan. “I haven’t decided that yet. Right now I’m trying to get through this semester alive,� he said. “When the time comes I’ll figure that out. We’ve got to worry about Toledo this week.�

BSU handed down sanctions Wyatt Martin Sports Editor

After more than three months of waiting, the NCAA Committee on Infractions finally released their decision on Boise State’s June 10 hearing, regarding “lack of institutional control.� The committee accepted the university’s self-imposed sanctions which included a three-year probationary period for the entire department of athletics, the firing of two women’s tennis coaches and the forfeiture of women’s tennis records. They also included a letter of admonishment to the men’s tennis coach, a letter of education to the head football coach, along

with reductions of practices and scholarships. The board was not finished though. They handed out additional penalties including a post season ban for the 2011 women’s tennis team, the loss of six additional scholarships for the football program (three per season over the next two years) and a reduction of nine full contact practices during the spring (three per season 2012-2014). Boise State also let go of former athletic director, Gene Bleymaier, in the hopes it would help when these sanctions were handed out. “A number of decisions have been made since the beginning of the investigation that have demonstrated our commitment to the NCAA process,� Boise State President Bob

Kustra said. “Boise State will have a diligent and meticulous approach to compliance, with a new level of leadership and accountability. The infractions and subsequent penalties have left us no margin for error going forward and have changed the nature of oversight required.� Boise State’s compliance department reports directly to the university president’s office now and will be closely observed for the next three years. The NCAA hands out even stiffer punishment for repeat offenders, especially those who have been thoroughly warned. The Bronco football team is still unsure of the eligibility status of the three Dutch born players who sat out of the Georgia game. It is unlikely they’ll play this week in Toledo.

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Women’s golf will be in action tomorrow against College of Idaho in Homedale.

A prime time for golf Bronco men, women begin season with enthusiasm Nikki Hanson

Assistant Sports Editor Warm weather, extended daylight hours and the familiar honking noises of our beasts the geese, can only mean one thing: golf is in season. Men’s Golf: The Boise State men’s golf team began their season opener on Monday in the Cougar Classic. Senior Scott Spiewak led the way for the Broncos tying for fifth place. Spiewak posted a 36 hole total of one under 141 (7071) at the par 71, Palouse Ridge Golf Course. He could potentially post his first career top 10 finish with an excellent Tuesday round. The Broncos finished the day in fourth place with a team score of 579 (+11; 284-295)

a mere seven strokes back of tournament host Washington State and Idaho. However, San Jose State leads the the event with a 563 (-5). Two other Boise State players, junior Taeksoo Kim and redshirt sophomore Jordan Skyles are also in the top 25 making the blue and orange an impressive presence on the course. Women’s Golf: Mondays may be a recovery day from our hectic weekends but for the women’s golf team Monday meant game time. The Boise State women’s golf team boasts a commanding performance in their season opener at Circling Raven Invitation. The team has two players in the top 25, junior Hayley Young is tied for eighth place and junior Lori Harper is tied

for 22. Young posted first and second round scores of 76 (+4) and 75 (+3), respectively, en route to a 36-hole total of 151 (+7) at the par-72, Circling Raven Golf Course. She is two strokes back of the top five. Harper posted a two round total of 155 (+11; 75-80) in her first event of the season and will be looking for a second straight top 25 finish after tying for 11 at last year’s conference championship. Her opening round 75 (+3) is tied for the second lowest round of her career. Overall, the Broncos are tied for 13th place after posting a two round team score of 634 (+58). Only seven strokes back of the top 10, the ladies are looking to stroke their way through to a top 10 spot on the leader board.

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part of the University Pulse Team Deviery Staff needed The student will be required to deliver The Arbiter twice a week in a timely and efficient manner. The job requires 2 hours per delivery day on Monday\’s Music Director Assistant 3 Credits internship. Duties: 1 hour weekly meeting, 2 hour live weekly show, 1 promo per week, attend monthly staff meeting, update producer profile page weekly, assist music director (load music, review cds, chart music and contact record labels). Apply at job@stumedia. Programming Assistant 3 Credits not paid Duties: 1 hour weekly meeting, 2 hour live weekly show, 1 promo per week, attend monthly staff meeting, update producer profile page weekly, assist programming director (loading logs, scheduling, station maintenance. Apply at Jobs@

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Horoscopes Today’s Birthday (09/15/11). Spend less than you earn this year to keep a steady forward progress. Financial growth looks likely, and it may take discipline. Look before you leap, and research major decisions. Change brings excitement. New love enters the stage. 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 -- Venus enters Libra for the next 225 days. In general, love, beauty and art will flower. Simple appreciation of quality satisfies. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Today is an 8 -- The finer things in life call to you, but you should resist spending impulsively. Create a plan to attain your desire permanently. You’ve got the power.

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Gemini (May 21-June 21) Today is a 7 -- You may want to talk about beauty and romance, but consider your words carefully. Be respectful as you stand up for a passionate cause. Make a strategic plan. Cancer ( June 22-July 22) Today is a 7 -- Words of justice stir you to action. Some chaos at work and on the roads makes staying close to home a good idea. Share a meal with someone interesting. Leo ( July 23-Aug. 22) Today is a 7 -- There’s a test or a challenge ahead. Try doing something you’ve never done before, if the answer’s not obvious. Don’t try to pay everyone’s way. They want to contribute. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Today is a 7 -- Find a way to make your personal anxieties productive. Use nervous en-

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Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Today is an 8 -- You may want to win every argument today, but choose your battles well and save energy for those worth fighting. It’s a balancing act, especially where love is concerned. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Today is an 8 -- You can’t be in two places at the same time, no matter how hard you try. The closest approximation is to teach someone the job you love less, and hand it over to them. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Today is a 7 -- You’re very attractive now (in spite of yourself ). Focus on a passion. You appreciate loveliness. Write some poetry, especially if you

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ergy to get the dishes washed. There’s always something to learn. Express yourself through art or science.

don’t know how. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Today is a 9 -- Use creative energy to make your home work for you. Small changes in decoration go a long way for your self-esteem. A new low-energy light bulb saves money, which adds up quickly. Aquarius ( Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Today is an 8 -- Focus on finetuning your place for the next couple of days. Make sure your nest is in order and that you’re comfortable with where everything is. This provides peace. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Today is an 8 -- Get in communication with the people that need to hear from you (you know who they are). They’ll be glad, and you benefit from the conversation. It lightens your spirit.


Crossword ACROSS 1 Last of three Catherines 5 Plot 10 Pathfinder org. 14 Natural balm 15 Last of the Oldsmobiles 16 Old Persian poet 17 Folio part 18 Word of thanks 19 Corn detritus 20 Approval from a Cádiz resident? 23 High-and-mighty 24 Cambridge business school 25 Pair of barbershop groups 27 Admission req. for 24-Across 29 Approval from Louis XIV? 33 Code on some NYC-bound luggage tags 36 Cambridge Conservative 37 Jack’s UN ambassador 38 Markers 39 They’re sometimes special 40 Approval from a shocked Scot? 42 “Fake is as old as the __ tree”: Welles 43 It has some smart Alecs 44 “Full House” co-star 47 Place to get bogged down 50 Approval from a sushi chef at the lunch counter? 55 Rough talk 56 Indira’s son 57 50-and-up group 58 Concerning 59 Encourage none too gently 60 Nursery rhyme tub assembly, e.g. 61 Sharpen 62 Rutabaga, for one 63 Squeezed (out)



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Zac Brown Band. This Grammy Award winning band, a country band with a mix of southern rock and folk music, along with special guests Sonia Leigh and Nic Cowan, will be in live concert at Taco Bell Arena at 7 p.m.. The cost for the show is $29.25 - $69.25. Tickets are available at the Taco Bell Arena Box Office, all Select-a-Seat outlets, at and by phone 426-1766.

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As part of the Faculty Artist Series, Nicole Molumby, will be at the Morrison Center Recital Hall. 7:30 p.m. $5 general, $3 seniors, free to all students and Boise State Faculty and staff. Call 426-1596. The Alpocalypse Tour: Weird Al’ Yankovic will be performing his humorous parodies of popular songs such as “Eat It,” Dare to Be Stupid,” “Like a Surgeon” and “Amish Paradise” at the Morrison

Center at 8 p.m. Tickets: $29.50-$49.50 available at the Morrison Center box office, all Select-aSeat outlets, at www. and by phone at 426-1110. For more information, visit

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Saturday 11/17

11 a.m., a late morning concert at the Morrison Centerincludes excerpts from the evening’s performance of the Boise Philharmonic Casual Classics. Tickets are $11.50$16.50. Call 344-7849 or visit boisephilharmonic. org. Opening Night for Boise Philharmonic at the Morrison Center. 8 p.m. The evening’s concert features composer Jake Heggie and flutist Carol Wincec. Michael Daugherty’s “Rout 66,” Jake Heggie’s “Flute Concrto: Fury of Light” and Pytor Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 in F minor. Tickets are $24-$75. Call 344 -7849 or visit boisephilharmonic. org.

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Professor receives $1 million grant Kimberly O’Bryan Journalist

Boise State has received the famous Keck Foundation’s $1 million grant to support the production of an early disease detection device. “The support of the Keck Foundation provides a catalyst that will result in tangible benefits to our emerging research community,” said Amy Moll, Ph.D., interim dean of the college of engineering. “Our team was hopeful, albeit nervous about the prospect of receiving the W.M. Keck Foundation gift,” said William Hughes, Ph.D., assistant professor of materials science and engineering. The most significant thing about this research is that it should result in a low-cost early detection device for more than 250 diseases, according to Hughes. “Boise State seeks to conduct biomedical research that pushes the boundaries of discovery with new technologies that

could save lives,” Boises State people living on two dollars a President Bob Kustra said. day to affordable, high quality How does the device work? medical care. Working towards Imagine your family has a this vision is our motivation,” history of canHughes said. cer or heart Hughes said disease and he believes although you the system don’t have could someany physical day become symptoms yet, the “gold stanyou want to dard” when get checked. it comes to Your doctor diagnosing takes your diseases. It blood using would be para device no ticularly helpmore comful in places plicated than where there a pregnancy are few meditest and a few cal resources. minutes later, The project he tells you is only in the DAVID WUERTH/THE ARBITER that you have early stages early stages of William Hughes, Ph.D. of research, cancer. The according to good news is you have multiple Moll. The funding from the treatment options since it was Keck Foundation will allow the diagnosed so early. Boise State team to determine “Now envision taking that its viability. product and embedding it into “Because this research is exa third torld, emerging econ- ploratory, it is expected that omy to connect three billion the project will lead to proof of

concept of the device in the research laboratory setting. From that point it will then take several years before a commercial device would be available,” Moll said. Detecting lung cancer will be the primary focus of the project. Hughes’ team went with lung cancer because of his affiliation with The Mountain States Tumor Institute and Medical Research Institute and because diagnosing lung cancer is very invasive and even early detection rarely saves the patient. Besides, lung cancer kills more people than any other

cancer in the U.S. “I feel fortunate to be working with an innovative research team, humbled by the W.M. Keck Foundation gift, motivated by the scientific risk of the project and thankful for Boise State University,” Hughes added. Hughes, who holds a doctorate in materials science and engineering with a minor in physical, chemical and biological sensors/probes from Georgia Tech, leads the research team that includes: professor of materials science and engineering, co-principal investigator, a leader in quantum optics and

DNA nanotechnology, Bernard Yurke, professor of biological sciences and co-principal investigator with accomplishments in oncology and molecular mechanisms of tumor progressions; Cheryl Jorcyk, assistant professor of chemistry and leader in nanomaterial synthesis; and assistant research professor of materials science and engineering, expert in nanotechnology and lead experimentalist on this project, Elton Graugnard. Hughes and his team will also hire at least three graduate students to work on the project with them.

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Ari Zucker is the co-producer for LifeCHANGE, a community service reality show.

Community service reality show seeks talent from BSU Bryce Dunham-Zemberi

Jounalist A new reality show, LifeCHANGE, came to campus Tuesday to cast students to for a community service web-based reality show. The show came here to find one of six, 18 to 25-year-old students willing to participate. They want to represent a wide range of students from all across the world. Jason Cook, 30, from Somerdale, N.J. and Ari Zucker, 37, from Chatsworth, Calif., are coproducers for the reality show LifeCHANGE. The pilot episode will air in June 2012. LifeCHANGE will provide travel around the United States and abroad, where students will participate in various community service projects. Participants will not only have a camera crew but they will have their own handy-cams for quick personal journals as well.

The show’s aim is to record the process in which students mature while working for a plethora of organizations like the ASPCA and Habit for Humanity. Zucker and Cook are looking for students who have yet to unleash all of their inner talents. They said they are looking for highly skilled and motivated people, but a good résumé and a pretty head shot won’t necessarily land you a spot on the show. “The people that do want to be a part of it are looking for something different in their lives,” Zucker said. “The vision for LifeCHANGE is to build confidence, responsibility, goals and self-esteem to young adults and help them discover a future without limits.” They will pick one student from Boise, New Orleans, London and possibly New York. The remaining applicants will be selected from user submissions at “We are just people who want to help people. We are trying to make a movement not just a TV show,” Zucker said. She was in-

spired by her visit to the Ninth Ward in New Orleans, where she witnessed 2,000 people displaced seven years after Hurricane Katrina. “I felt I had a responsibility to use my name and what I do to for the positive, to be proactive and get people involved with their communities,” Zucker said. Cook became interested in the campaign when Zucker approached him in September 2007. He said he is excited to be a part of a show that focuses on positive change and not just profits. “I want to impact adult’s lives and spread the word while showing the importance of paying it forward,” Cook said. The goal of the show is to “... challenge (participants) themselves and each other to the highest possible degree. To test their inner soul and human strength by working toward changing the lives of others, all while changing their own,” Zucker said. The show will not only be about community development, but mental development as well.

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Associate Dean Pamela Springer and Major Blaine Wales, of the U.S. Army, sign the agreement allowing entrance to the School of Nursing for two ROTC students.

Cadets assured spot in nursing program Suzanne Craig

Breaking News Editor Monday afternoon, an agreement a couple years in the works was finally signed in the Norco Building. Signed by Major Blaine Wales, professor of military science and Pamela Springer, Ph.D. and di-


rector of the School of Nursing, the agreement basically states that two cadets a semester will be guaranteed a spot in the nursing program as long as they meet ROTC and the School of Nursing’s requirements. This means that students must maintain good standings in both programs in order to remain in either.


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Campus comics [Local page 1] “It’s an alternative art form,” Helena Michalek, junior criminal justice major and co-president of the Comic Book Club, said. “The time and attention to detail it takes to make a comic also make it an art form.” For the Comic Book Club, comics are a means of telling stories that can’t be found elsewhere. While the name might indicate that they only focus on comics, Michalek says they include graphic novels and web comics in their discussions. Many graphic novels, such as “300,” “Watchmen” and the Scott Pilgrim series, have brought new fans to the world of comics. “Having the Scott Pilgrim movie really helped,” Eileen McNulty, junior criminal justice major and copresident, said. “It brought in a lot of new people and book sales shot up.” Comics aren’t just the traditional superhero-beats-super-villain; newer comics have darker, grittier characters and settings. Graphic novels like “V for Vendetta” explore dystopian futures, alternate histories and the grim realities of war. “The ‘300’ movie was a lot more positive than the novel series,” McNulty said. “Hollywood kind of adapted it for the audience. The novel was way darker.” Michalek and McNulty said Hollywood often gets the comics wrong. But both praised the X-Men films for remaining mostly true to the story, as well as “The Dark Knight” for its critical reception. Most club meetings focus on discussing comics. “Collecting isn’t really a big part of it,” Michalek said. “Comics are expensive, so we focus on reading and discussing them.” The club is excited about the Boise Art Museum exhibit. They view it as an opportunity to see new artists and styles.

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“(The agreement) gets you in the door ... the rest is up to you,” Wales said. The details of the program include that both organizations will actively recruit for this program and as long as the students in question retain good standing in both programs they will be guaranteed a spot in the upper division nursing program. Given the demand for those courses -- that’s a good deal. This program takes effect immediately. Also present at the signing were the primary drafters, retired LTC Howard Trujillo and Sandra Nadelson, Ph.D. Trujillo is the recruiting operations officer while Nadelson is the director of student services and academic advising for the School of Nursing and the College of Health Sciences. Three cadets were present at the signing. Cadets Sarah Spencer and Gloria Zamudio were present because they have an interest in the program. Spencer is a transfer student from California with an associate degree in biological sciences. Zamudio is a pre-nursing student and a cadet. The third, senior Jason Hamilton, was there in his capacity as Cadet Command Sergeant Major. Spencer’s application is expected to be completed by Friday, with the deadline for the first period of this agreement being Oct. 1. Captain David Ouano of the 8th Brigade of the Army ROTC and official Army Nurse Counselor was there for the signing, as well as Olga Salinas, an academic adviser from Boise State.


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