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In a game that will be forever remembered as the first “Black Out” in Boise State history, the Broncos made an impressive showing in a win over conference foe UNLV. The Broncos (6-1, 3-0 MWC) defeated the Rebels (1-7, 1-2 MWC) 32-7 on Saturday afternoon and kept pace with Nevada in the conference standings as the two look prime for a seasonending showdown to decide the Mountain West Conference champion. The Broncos defense once again proved to be too much for their opponents as they held UNLV to 210 total yards and just 71 through the air. For the fifth straight game the Broncos’ defense did not allow a single point in the first half with the Reb-

Zabransky on the Boise State all-time rushing touchdown list with 32 now in his career. “At some point in the game I took a step back and it was great.” Joe Southwick said on the “Black Out”. “It was cool. It was a great environment; it was fun to play football today.” While Petersen didn’t want the “Black Out” to be a distraction to his team, he was excited on how it all turned out. “Yeah that Black Out was great, it was awesome. Interesting to see from the sideline.” Coach Petersen said. “I’ve been here a long time and it was a strange look. But I liked it, it was good, I hope the fans liked it and I know our players loved it.” The Broncos head to Laramie, Wyo. next weekend to take on the University of Wyoming Cowboys.

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els only score coming off a we’re so proud of them,” they were going to do to us Football Coach on defense and we came out fumble recovery returned 30 Head Chris Petersen said. “I re- and executed pretty nicely.” yards for a touchdown. Southwick, starting in The Broncos defense now ally think the seniors that ranks 11th in the country in are out there, are taking the just his seventh game, went points per game allowed next step we’ve been talking 22-30 for 243 yards and with just 14.7 per contest. about and I think they’re be- zero touchdowns to one “I think we just had a great ing coached really well.” interception. game plan The Bronout there”, cos spread the Black out senior corball around nerback Jawell on Sat“I’ve been here a long time mar Taylor urday with and it was a strange look. But I said, “We nine different liked it, it was good, I hope the just flew players catchfans liked it and I know our around and ing a pass and players loved it,” - Coach Pete just tried senior Chris to make the Potter haulon the “Black Out” best out of ing in a cathe oppurreer-high four tunities.” catches. Taylor had an impressive On the offensive side of While the Broncos only showing for the Broncos the ball, the Broncos seemed picked up 137 yards rushwith a career-high nine tack- to be in much more of a ing, the ground game was les and two forced fumbles, rhythm on Saturday. “We highlighted by redshirt seone of which was returned did a great job preparing this nior D.J. Harper’s two rushfor a touchdown by Jerrell week,” redshirt junior quar- ing touchdowns to give him Gavins. terback Joe Southwick said. eight on the year and with “They’re playing great, “We had an idea of what his seventh, passed Jared

cert. With the sun out and the amps turned up, students said they enjoyed the multi-talented performances and it was a good show. Local band Poke opened with Idaho-themed country inspired folk songs including “Huckleberry Pickn’”, “Truckn’” and “Hungover”.

The bands Poke, Buster Blue and the Shook Twins performed varieties of upbeat folk music for a small mixed audience of students, adults and children during this past Thursday’s See Homecoming I page 5 homecoming con-


The Shook Twins performed as part of the Homecoming SUPS.

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Officer Gabe from Boise Police Department reports no life threatening injuries were sustained. Boise Police is still finishing the investigation. Officer Gabe emphasized the importance of bike safety on campus. Cyclist expected to make a full recovery.


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mately 5:15 p.m. an accident occurred on University Drive and Brady Street. A female cyclist attempted to cross University Drive at the crosswalk after the indicator to walk had expired according to a witness. The female student was hit by a male student driving a smaller car. Emergency response vehicles and police were necessary on site.

Poets, writers magazine ranks MFA among best The new issue of Poets & Writers Magazine ranks Boise State 42nd among the top 85 MFA programs in the country. This ranking is the highest to date, tying Boise State with Florida State’s prestigious program. There are well over 300 MFA programs in North America. The highly anticipated annual list from Poets & Writers is featured in a special issue of the magazine and is available on their popular website. Boise State’s MFA Program in Creative Writing offers degree tracks in fiction and poetry, emphasizing

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the art and craft of literary writing and concentrating on the student’s written work. Students work closely with faculty and visiting writers through seminars, conferences and classroom interaction. Poets & Writers Magazine is the leading publication of its kind. From its earliest days as a quarterly newsletter with a distribution of a few hundred copies, Poets & Writers Magazine has addressed issues of importance to creative writers, from finding an agent to promoting a book.

The Professional Staff Association Volunteer Subcommittee will help sponsor a bone marrow donor drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the Student Union Hatch B Ballroom. Faculty, staff and students ages 1855 are encouraged

The Office of Information Technology encourages faculty and staff to take steps to protect themselves online, particularly given the increase in the number of calls to the Office of Information Technology Help Desk relating to phishing emails over the last week.

Google email filters, can’t catch everything. If Google suspects an email might be phishing for information, it will place a warning at the top of the email. If you have received one of these emails, it can be reported to Google. Reporting these emails helps Google iden-

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Aries (Mar. 21-April 19) Launch a new project soon. Your work is inspired. Dream big and reinvent your goals. Friends assist you in clarifying an issue. Listen for how to finance it.

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Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Stand firm for what you know is right. Set long-term goals with your sweetheart. Be gracious (especially when right). Postpone travel, if possible.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Continue to question long-held plans, and find what’s needed at home. Your imagination can take you farther. Friends help you solve philosophical problems.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Work may interfere with play, or vice versa. See how to combine the two. You learn and earn more when you’re having fun.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) You’re about to find out more than you wanted to know. Your limits are being tested, but you can handle everything coming at you. Just prioritize the most important tasks.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Don’t give up. There’s more to it than meets the eye. Your undivided attention helps clear the blockage. Tell the truth about something that’s lost value. Continue to increase your authority.

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October 22, 2012


Speakers spark a flame at Ignite Boise 9 Mckenzie Perkins Staff Writer

The Egyptian Theatre in downtown Boise reached capacity on Thursday night with people eager to participate in Ignite Boise, a two-hour symposium that featured 14 speakers, all of whom gave five-minute speeches accompanied by 20 slides on a projector screen. Every one of the 740 seats in the historic hall were filled, including the seats in the overhead balcony. “We’ve all agreed to come here to discuss big ideas,” said Josh Gross during his presentation. Gross presented “Why Your Ignite Speech Sucks,” during which he suggested that Ignite was a public forum to share ideas rather than a gateway to business promotion. In 2006, Brady Forrest and Bre Pettis initiated the original Ignite in Seattle. Since then, Ignite has spread to over 100 different international cities. Ron Baker and Jeff Reynolds founded Ignite Boise with the help of four other board members in 2008. These volunteers work for free, but they find sponsors to fund the event itself. Due to sponsors, admission to Ignite was completely free. Since 2008, Ignite has been held at the Egyptian Theatre twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall. Thursday’s event was the ninth Ignite event in Boise. The purpose of Ignite in any city is to share innovative ideas with community members without solicitation or harassment. “We need to have the voices of our community heard by the people in the community,” said James Gravatt, a Boise State student, during the last segment of his presentation. Gravatt gave a speech entitled “A Very Potter Intro into Social Systems and What We Can Do with Them.” Positive audience participation is a trademark of the world-wide event. Each speaker talks informally with the audience, like a discussion rather than a speech. These speakers feed off of the energy of the audience members who have no qualms with cheering, clapping and hooting whenever a speaker makes a poignant point. For example, when Gravatt reached his climactic claim “We should love one another,” the audience agreed by erupting in applause. When stay-at-home dad, Michael Matson, made a side comment about keeping Big Bird on PBS, the audience members shouted their approval. And when Stephanie Walker revealed her father survived a motorcycle/semi truck collision, the audience cheered for her and her family. Audience participation is a

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Speakers were each allowed five minutes and 20 slides for their presentations which spanded over a wide range of topics. focal point of Ignite because without the audience, the purpose of Ignite would be null and void. Every Ignite Boise has yielded more audience members than the one before and that trend is expected to continue. Boise’s next Ignite event will occur in April.

Ignite Boise 9 Presentations: Brett Kennedy—“Sign Language” Kennedy discussed panhandlers, or those who beg for money with cardboard signs, and why people should stop giving them the money they ask for. He validated this claim by stating that people should join a charity organization of their choice because it does more good than giving money to panhandlers. Dawn Burke— “Re-Thinking Rats” Burke contested the use of rats as food for household pets like snakes. She discussed her work at a rat sanctuary and she explained why rats make excellent pets. Erica Crockett— “Leave America, Come Back More Awesome” Using her travel experience as an anecdote, Crockett discussed the benefits of extensive world travel, focusing on third world countries. She included information on how to attain a passport and how to get the courage to leave the United States. James Gravatt—“A

Very Potter Intro into Social Systems and What We Can Do with Them” Harry Potter, being the most internationally known book aside from the Bible, was Gravatt’s basis for his speech on social systems. In Harry Potter, wizards are categorized based on blood purity (mudbloods, halfblood and pure bloods), and Gravatt compared this to categorization of people in society based on gender, sexuality and ethnicity. He then asserted that the solution to this segregation is love. Jesse Baker—“Is That a Banana in Your Pocket or…?” Baker taught the audience about the evolution of male genitalia and why it matters as far as natural selection in primates and in human beings. Jonas Estefanos— “Cultural Learning Foreigners Have in America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of U.S. and A” Estefanos discussed the variation of nonverbal communication in different parts of the world and the potentially offensive meanings this form of communication can have. For example, in some Middle Eastern countries, a casual thumbs-up can mean the same thing as flipping the middle finger.

presented at Ignite Boise because he believed them to be too commercialized. He asserted Ignite should be a place to express ideas rather than to up-sell a person or a company. His speech caused a significant amount of controversy on Twitter. Kathy Griesmyer— “When the Next American Idol Becomes U.S. President” Griesmyer compared voting for American Idol contestants to voting for presidential candidates and urged people to vote in the general election on November 6. “ Nothing celebrates democracy more than people getting out and voting,” said Griesmyer. Michael Matson—“A Stay at Home Dad in a Stay at Home Mom’s World” Youth-group leader Michael Matson discussed the pros and cons of being a stay-at-home dad with his two young children. This included never being able to wear anything clean but also having the ability to be

directly involved with his family. Richard Newman— “Ain’t Nothin’ but My Hammer Suckin’ Wind” Drawing from the children’s story, Newman talked about John Henry and the impact he had in terms of whether or not man can be more than “just a man.” Ricky Lyman—“So You Want to Learn the Web Design?” Lyman gave a brief history of web design, including examples of websites earlier this century compared to the more interactive, modern websites. He then discussed why web design is important to all people with Internet access. Seth Ashley—“The Internet Will Set Us Free? New Media and Democracy” Ashley, a Boise State professor and The Arbiter advisor, stressed the importance of using media and the

responsibility that comes with using the Internet. He also gave a brief history of technology, including the reason for the organization of keys on a keyboard. Seth Mortensen—“I Am Not Zach Galifinakis” Mortensen, who closely resembles celebrity Zach Galifinakis, suggested that being a celebrity look-alike isn’t always a good thing. He told the audience to think whether or not the comparison could be taken offensively and urged people to think before they speak. Stephanie Walker—“A Road-Biker Story: My Gear Saved My Life” Last October, Walker’s father was riding his motorcycle when he was hit by a semi truck. The truck ran over his ankle twice and crushed his head. If he had not been wearing a helmet and a protective jacket, Walker’s father would have died. She discussed the importance of wearing protective gear during any ride on a motorcycle.

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October 22, 2012

ASBSU seeks to restore individual grant Ryan Thorne Staff Writer

Associated Students of Boise State University (ASBSU) President Ryan Gregg and ASBSU members met Tuesday, Oct. 16, in their weekly meeting to discuss various topics of financial interest to the student body, including the idea of Individual Grants. Previously, students have had access to apply for the Individual Grant, which if approved, enabled students to receive funding for proposed research purposes. The grant had been dissolved due to issues stemming from fund mismanagement, accountability and the amount of funds individually distributed. “It was a lot of money, and there wasn’t a lot of accountability in terms of how we would make sure people were using it,” Gregg said. “We had a couple times where someone applied for up to $1,500 to go someplace and at the last minute something came up like, their dog was having a puppy, and they were like, ‘oops I can’t go’ and we had already paid $1,000.” However, after multiple complaints from students regarding inability to access individual grant funding, Vice President of ASBSU Nick Gaudioso drafted a bill to reinstate individual grants.

The proposed bill, titled the Reinstatement of Individual Grants, Executive Council Bill FY 2013-03#, addresses the fact that non-traditional students find it hard to receive grant funding through clubs, since they do not possess the time to become active in student organizations. Students currently can receive funding as a group, organizations are allowed to apply for funding through the Direct Club Grant. This type of funding excludes those who desire to conduct research individually and according to strict time availability. The Student Research Initiative Grant (SRI), which is currently available, allows students to apply for individual research funding, but submission of proposals was due on or before Oct. 15. Students have expressed concern they cannot be sure what research they will conduct so early in the school year and cannot realistically meet the deadline. f the grant is reinstated, students can submit a proposal anytime during the school year, and receive individually up to $350 in funding. ASBSU is expected to vote on the proposed bill Tuesday, Oct. 23. ASBSU meetings are held every Tuesday at 1:45 p.m. on the first floor of the SUB in the Forum room. Gregg and members encourage students to attend and contribute.

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Former Ambassador advocates for Afghanistan Ryan Thorne Staff Writer

Audience members chatted and shuffled around the Simplot Ballroom in the Student Union Building Tuesday, Oct. 16, just before 7 p.m.

They waited for Ryan Crocker, former American ambassador to Afghanistan and 2012 Frank Church Conference on Public Affairs keynote speaker. The conference titled, “Afghanistan After America,” addressed the current situation

Afghan people face and what they can expect in the future when American forces withdraw on schedule at the end of 2014. Crocker began by reminding the audience the United States invaded a country of historical significance not

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only to ancient civilization, but America as well. A country we used to defeat the Soviet Union, then promptly abandoned, allowing it to fall into a violent and lengthy civil war where the Taliban eventually took power. “Afghanistan, that complex bloody country, graveyard of empires, poor, violent, fractious people, of whom was once famously said, ‘whom we now little and care less about,” Crocker said. Crocker served under four presidents in various ambassador positions, and recently oversaw the roughly 30,000 American troop surge in Afghanistan, a plan President Obama hoped would stabilize the country and help soldiers fight a regrouped Taliban force. Crocker said the surge was a success, allowing American forces to brace the country and subdue Taliban guerrillas in the region. Crocker also commented on social strides made since the invasion in 2001. “There have been problems, there have been mistakes, but there has been enormous progress in Afghanistan,” Crocker said. “When I got there in 2002, (there were) 900,000 students, all boys. Today (there are) 8,500,000 students, 40 percent are girls.” Crocker illustrated his experiences with Afghanistan, Afghan history and the current situation of American occupation, to argue American coalition efforts

are effective and continuous military and financial support from America can help maintain a stable, legitimate democracy. “The Afghans are set with the international community in a way they never have been before. What we have to do, is not lose patience, not lose focus, and not lose interest, because if we do, all the rest of the world will.” Crocker said. “We are the lynchpin in the international coalition. We’ve got it all setup, now what we have to do is maintain it, particularly with support of the Afghan security forces.” Attendees appreciated the experience and insight Crocker had to offer. “The tremendous value of an evening like tonight, is you get the impressions of somebody who has actually lived this history, rather than being a part of the Washington elite or part of the American news media that is trying to sway public opinion one way or the other,” said Charlie Conly, a Boise resident. Conly’s wife Helen also expressed surprise about Crocker’s testimony of social progress made in Afghanistan. “I felt tonight we got to hear the observations of somebody who had actually lived the history. Its just good to hear that, it sounds like we really are making a difference with the infrastructure, the roads, the schools, the women are going to school, you hope it just doesn’t go backwards,” Helen Conly said.

Last years Breaking News Editor Suzanne Craig chronicles her adventures while studying abroad in Sweden One would think, being on the other side of the planet and all, it would be difficult to get a hold of the current presidential debates. If only it were so. Instead, escaping the presidential debates and the exclamations of “oh but you’re an American, what do you think?” requires an intimate knowledge of the bussystem and a talent for dodging questions. Two weeks ago I received an e-mail asking for an interview regarding American politics and the presidential elections from a local journalist. After consulting with other American students he interviewed, it appears he wants to try and guess who will win based on the Americans he questions. Good luck with that, Mr. Johansson. At first the interview seemed like a neat idea for the simple novelty of it. After a week of questions and listening to the debates on the city buses’ radios over and over again I was ready to renounce citizenship and run for the hills. Thankfully the initial buzz seems to have died down. Discussing politics is sometimes fun, but trying to explain the Electoral College to eight different people all while explaining why Obamacare is such a big deal is overkill. The amount of research into the American political system and the presidential debates for me has been greater than previous years by an astronomical amount. Mostly because it’s the first presidential election I can vote in, but partially it’s so I can discuss issues knowledgeably with various Europeans who hunt down Americans to corner them into talking about politics. Trying to turn the discussion to their political system by asking comparison questions doesn’t work very often. The hypocritical suckers just say they don’t like talking about politics, but the American hoopla surrounding their elections is just so fascinating could you please explain the donation thing again? Insist on going to coffee when this happens. Say it’s too heavy a topic for standing in the cold, or that it will take too long. At least then you can usually guilt them into buying you coffee or a pastry after a few minutes. It makes the whole thing bearable. Nov. 6 cannot come soon enough.

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October 22, 2012


Try it with Tabby: I lost my tailgating virginity Tabitha Bower

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Following football is obviously a popular pastime at Boise State, as is tailgating, for both students and Bronco fans. I realized after being here for three years I had never attended tailgating festivities. So, for this week’s “Try it with Tabby” I stayed local to campus and lost my tailgating virginity during the first ever Black Out game. Never having dressed for a Boise State event, the attire disappointed a bit. While other fans were happy to shed their blue and orange and try something new, I was bummed about having to don all black. I was even more let down when I got to the stadium only to realize the clever and experienced tailgaters found ways to work blue and orange into their dress. After multiple loops around the tailgating area, I found my way to the Bronco Shop in hopes of upping my Bronco-attire ante. While most everything for purchase was far out of my meager college student price range, I eyed some cheap blue and “orange” football beaded necklaces. I found it necessary to point out to the very polite sales person that I knew

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Boise State football tailgating centralizes in the stadium parking lot before and during home games. the “orange” beads were meant to represent Bronco orange, but in all fairness were not orange, but gold. Bead color nit-picking aside, I officially felt I fit in more with my blue and orange necklaces, and moved on to more important endeavors: socializing and food. I found my tailgating spot, a site made up mainly of non-students, but diehard football fans. They were eager to share their

tailgating tales and football foods. As the morning progressed, so did my desire to socialize and I began chatting up people at multiple tailgating spots, who were equally as willing to share their goodies—everything from pumpkin pastries and blue turf cakes to prime rib and chili. Tailgaters truly do play gracious hosts, even to first-time strangers. The parking lot cleared

out a bit nearing kickoff, and I pulled up a chair and to watch the game on a flat-screen TV. Curiosity distracted me from most of the action, as I considered the amount of effort it must take to set up the tailgate spots, some of which sport large screen plasmas, full buffets and sound systems. When I finally got into the game, the real time lag made it all too predictable as the crown applause

and cannon fires rumbled through the parking lot before on the TV. So instead of watching the game, I spent the rest of my first tailgating experience wandering and stuffing myself with all of the food and drinks imaginable while wondering why I had never taken part before. The only true downside to my first tailgating experience? The need for a 7 p.m. bed time.

Orange A Parade of and Blue Katie Johnson Staff Writer

This Saturday, during the brisk fall morning, the Homecoming Parade took place. It began a little ahead of the scheduled 9:30 a.m. at the corner of Brady and University. The parade began with the Bronco cheerleaders followed by the marching band. Though every club’s display was unique and eye-catching, they all had one thing in common: Bronco pride. There was candy being handed (or thrown) out by almost every club that went by, blue coca-cola necklaces were thrown and even “Admit One” tickets were handed out by the hockey club for their games. “We’re out here to promote the club,” said sophomore

Rodney White, goalie of the hockey club. “And to make people understand there’s hockey at Boise State.” It wasn’t just organizations from campus that participated, the Treasure Valley Jr. Drill Team was there marching in unison. Zoo Boise had members dressed up as exotic animals and many other organizations from around Treasure Valley showed up. “I was walking with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship club,” said Jared Yett, junior general business major. “We felt like zombies because of setting up and preparing late into the night for an early morning parade.” The parade didn’t just draw students. Many community members came out to see the

orange and blue parade. There were older couples strolling along University Drive as the parade passed and families with children wrapped up against the cold. Whatever brought people to the parade, almost every person watching it was overflowing with Bronco pride. The Kiss FM 103.3 van pulled a float that announced “Run over the Rebels!” Another float periodically yelled “Boise!” and the crowd yelled back “State!” Even though it was one of the last events of the Homecoming week, it was a good source of Bronco spirit and a fun way to start the day.

Homecoming [Arts & Entertainment page 1] Nate Wilder, freshman education major, said he enjoyed what Poke brought to the stage. “I loved it,” Wilder said. “I liked their instrumentation. They were very up-beat.” Poke’s up-beat take on country-themed music had people of all ages tapping their feet to the beat. Lead guitarist/vocalist BRad said this was Poke’s first time performing in the Amphitheater, and they enjoyed entertaining the crowd. “It was fun,” B-Rad said. “I wore my black uniform for spirit (for the blackout homecoming game on Saturday). We had a great time.” Following Poke was the Reno-based band Buster

Blue with lively rock-folk music which had the audience nodding their heads and clapping their hands. Buster Blue included a wide range of instruments in their performance, from traditional instruments like electric guitars and a base to a bari-sax, trombone and chains. Students have described Buster Blue to be unique and well-versed in a variety of sounds. Wilder said he really enjoyed the addition of these more unique instruments and the combination of marching band and traditional folk instruments. Buster Blue has performed in other Boise venues prior to this concert, and members of the band said they enjoy visit-

ing Boise. Rachael Elhiney, bari-sax player/other instruments/ vocalist said the band always feels welcome in Boise. “This was really nice,” Elhiney said. “I liked that it was possible for people to drop in. We love it out here. It feels like family when we meet people here.” The Shook Twins closed the concert with a different take on folk music. The Shook Twins emulated trance like hippie-themed vibes through their performance which inspired audience members to sway to the music. Like Buster Blue, the Shook Twins included some unique instruments in their performance, including a

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The Parade featured numerous floats.

voice altering microphone and a large golden egg shaker. Shook Twin Katelyn Shook said these aspects are incorporated to bring something unique to their performances. “Our ultimate goal is to not sound like anyone else; that’s the key to keeping it fresh,” Katelyn Shook said. Students said they enjoyed this aspect of the Shook Twins Performance. Christine Raininger, senior environmental studies major, said she particularly enjoyed these two variants. “Their silver microphone was fantastical and the egg was a curious surprise,” Raininger said. “I wonder if the unborn ostrich in the egg that makes their music so great.” Overall, students and event coordinators said this Home-

coming concert was enjoyable and had positive impact. Student Union Fine Arts Program Coordinator Amy Rajkovich said she was pleased with the concert and heard positive feedback from the audience despite the small numbers in attendance. “I thought it was awesome,” Rajkovich said. “It was a good turnout, for it being a different time frame (as opposed to the prior 12 to 2 p.m. Student Union Performance Series performances). I think everyone had a good time. I had community members come tell me they were grateful for us bringing music to campus.” For more Student Union Performance Series performances visit the Student Union Fine Arts Facebook page.

1 lb. lean ground beef or ground turkey 1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced 1/4 cup olive oil 1 small can of tomato paste 1 can diced Italian-style tomatoes 2 tablespoons minced garlic 1/2 onion, chopped 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon Italian seasonings 3 cups rigatoni pasta Mozzarella or Parmesan cheese (optional)

What to do: 1. In a skillet, heat the olive oil and saute onions and garlic until medium-brown. 2. Add the ground beef and lightly brown. 3. Slowly add tomatoes and tomato paste. Add red pepper flakes, pepper and Italian seasoning. 4. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. 5. While the sauce is cooking, bring water to a boil and cook pasta noodles to al dente. 6. To serve, pour sauce over noodles on a plate and top with mozzarella cheese. Make it gluten-free: use rice or corn pasta (it doesn’t have to be in the rigatoni shape). Make it vegetarian: use Morningstar or Boca ground beef.

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One Million Bones Art project speaks louder than words Zachary Chastaine Opinion Editor

The sight of thousands of human bones is thunderous, and the goal of One Million Bones is to raise awareness about genocide and other atrocities by using art and education in a nationwide collaboration which, when completed, will bring 1,000,000 bones together as a single installation at the National Mall in Washington D.C. Boise State students gathered in the Student Union Building, Wednesday, Oct. 17 to help the Idaho branch of the project reach its milestone of 1,000 bones out of a total of 7,000 to be contributed by the state. Students took blocks of grey clay and using photos of bones tried to create replicas as closely as they could. As the minutes passed the pile of completed bones grew. Although the message of One Million Bones is about genocide, the project itself is an art event. “This is a one-time art event. We have until December to make our bones,” said Jamie Lish, the Idaho coordinator for One Million Bones. In addition to heading the project’s Idaho branch, Lish

is a Boise State graduate student who not only laid the groundwork for the project in the state, but continues to utilize the skills of the university’s students to continue the mission. “We’re trying to get students involved in this,” Lish said. Many of the One Million Bones events this year will be headed by Service Learning students who have a 15-hour service requirement to fulfill in their class, which provided a unique opportunity for students such as Michele Ozosnowski, a junior marketing major. “I took this class because I wanted to take something other than the other area two requirements,” Ozosnowski said. “I was inspired by the class. I’ve been using what I learned in marketing with planning and social media.” For Ozosnowski, this was the first opportunity to become involved with something that made a difference in the lives of others. “It’s actually going to Washington D.C., the bones we made in Idaho,” she said. People can sponsor bones to be made or people can make their own. For each bone made a dollar is donated

by the Bezos Family Foundation, up to 500,000 dollars. The money will go toward efforts to raise awareness on the issue of genocides primarily in African countries like Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Somalia, as well as Burma and in the Middle East. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds will go toward continuing relief for refugees both in their home country, and right here in the United States. “We have a lot of people in the U.S. who have gone through this, a lot of them come as refugees from Africa, some of them are right here in Idaho,” Lish continued. “I think it’s a powerful way to connect to people through art.” In addition to having a powerful message, the largescale collaboration is a great opportunity for students to get together and take part in a unique project with an important message. If you missed this chance to take part, One Million Bones will have more events up until December. There will be another event on October 30 in the Student Union Building. To learn more visit


Participants crafted ceramic bones to raise awareness about genocide.

Creativity featured at EMA reading Danielle Davidson Staff Writer

English majors do a lot of writing, whether it be a for a literary studies class or a fiction writing class. The English Major’s Association (EMA) gives these students a creative outlet in the form of Mixed Genre Readings in which they may share the

work they’ve done. “For creative writing majors, we put on readings where students are able to actually share their work in public, so creative nonfiction, fiction (and) poetry,” said Stephanie Couey, EMA president. The students can read pieces they have put together for class or other works as

long as they are submitted to Couey and approved beforehand. Almost anything has the ability to be approved. “We pretty much don’t believe in censorship unless someone is actually writing something that’s just overtly offensive,” Couey said. “If someone were writing something antisemitic, I would not allow it. But, I

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mean, at the same time we’re all writing adults, and we’re not trying to stunt anyone’s creativity whatsoever. My only criteria is really that a work is coming from a place of honesty. If I feel connected to the writer while I’m reading their submission, they’re in even if there are some F-words in there.” It doesn’t matter what year

the student is at Boise State. Any experience level is allowed to join in on the event and students don’t have to be reading to go enjoy listening to pieces provided by other students. “(It) kind of shows everyone what you’ve got if you’re comfortable and if you’re not comfortable it’s your time to build being comfortable, because as a writer you have to be comfortable with your own words,” Couey said.

Whether a student is comfortable reading their work or not, Couey said the readings often prove to be interesting. For more information on the readings or other EMA events email Couey at or visit the English Department Facebook page. The fall mixed-genre EMA reading will take place at Solid Bar & Grill in downtown Boise on 8th Street. The event is from 6 to 8 p.m.

Facing domestic violence? Keep calm and stay strong Matt Shelar Staff Writer

On the afternoons of Oct. 15 and 16, the Women’s and Children’s Alliance (WCA) teamed up with the Women’s Center for an annual event to raise awareness about domestic violence and let those facing it know there is help available. This event was put on because October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. “I think it was a great inspiration to see all of these fearless T-shirts on the SUB (patio)” said Emily Benson, freshman mass communication major. Those involved in this project were encouraged to create a shirt which demonstrated pride in healthy relationships. Over 60 busi-

nesses in the Treasure Valley area have agreed to hang the shirts in their offices; hence its title, “The Clothesline Project.” “It’s things like these that make me cherish how special my relationship is with (my boyfriend) Jade,” said Beth Milgate, freshman speech therapy major. Though the entire event ran smoothly, the weather on Tuesday was anything but. Because it was rained out very early on the second day, the Women’s Center and WCA moved inside of the Student Union Building. Here they continued to answer questions and hand out brochures, cards, and pens on how to help a loved one facing abuse or violence

in the home or in a relationship, how to get involved by volunteering, or what to do if you are personally a victim of domestic violence. “Be strong and know there are always resources out there to help you,” said Danielle McNeal of the WCA. There are 24-hour hotlines available to assist those in need in addition to everything the WCA offers. Students interested in joining the fight to aid those who could use a helping hand, can participate in other upcoming events this month such as the Swap-AFair in which women will bring wearable clothing to “swap,” with one another. McNeal said it’s not only a helpful choice but also an economical one.

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October 22, 2012


Blackout uniforms are great solution to sport politics Zachary Chastaine Opinion Editor

ASBSU looking into hiring a lobbyist

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The Associated Students of Boise State University (ASBSU) has been entertaining the idea of hiring a lobbyist to help in efforts to gain more equal funding from the state. In September, a Red Sky Public Relations work proposal stated, “an inequitable application of (the weighted-credit) model results in Boise State University receiving only 65 percent, or two-thirds of the amount of state funding per student.” The amount of funding Boise State gets from the state directly affects students in many ways. The most prominent being tuition rates—more state funding could mean lower tuition, while less state funding could mean higher tuition.

A lobbyist could be useful to ASBSU, as the legislature is more likely to take a professional seriously, or listen more carefully than they would to a student. In 2011, The Arbiter explored this issue and stated the inequal funding be-

buildings.” Pendleton said. As a disabled student, Pendleton relies on the consistent upkeep of the elevators in school buildings and while she doesn’t believe the maintenance of the buildings is horrible, an increased budget for maintenance couldn’t hurt. As a whole, I’m kind of against lobbying be- It’s possible students cause I think it’s under regulated, but I think from ASBSU could chamfor BSU it would be good to help fund main- pion our cause to the legislature, but there is a very taining and updating buildings real fear the legislators may —Britt Pendleton not be as honest or listen as carefully to students as they tween universities is not a Gregg said. would to a lobbyist. mystery to the legislature Britt Pendleton, a senior That’s where the lobbyist and affects more schools biology major, thinks a lob- comes in handy. Mentioned than just Boise State. Nothing is set in stone byist for the school could before, the state legislature yet and it’s likely it will take be good. “As a whole, I’m is probably more likely to a while before anything is, kind of against lobbying be- listen carefully to a profesbut even the idea of hiring a cause I think it’s under regu- sional than they would a lobbyist is kind of a big deal. lated but I think for BSU it student. Whether or not legislaGoing through ASBSU would be good to help fund rather than the university maintaining and updating tors have the intention of

itself may seem strange, but when you think about it, it actually makes sense. “It’s students that are directly affected by the funding inequity. It means more coming from students,” ASBSU President Ryan

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The parallels to the mortgage lending boom pre2007 are eerie. People are qualifying for large loans with no regard to their ability to pay. For borrowers, there’s no income check, no need to verify employment, and no disclosure of how much other debt they’ve taken on. Welcome to the booming field of college loans 2012. As reported earlier this month in a joint investigation by the nonprofit news organization ProPublica and The Chronicle of Higher Education, the federal government gave out $10.6 billion last year in Parent Plus loans, which average about $11,000 per student per year. Adjusted for in-

flation, that’s $6.3 billion more than in 2000. Just under a million families signed on for Parent Plus loans last year—almost twice as many as in 2000. The U.S. Department of Education, which runs this particular program, should not be in the business of knocking down families into poor credit and poverty. Yet, Parent Plus loans — like the no-money-down mortgages of a few years back—appear to run the risk of that very outcome. The journalists’ report tells the story of a woman making $25,000 a year in 2000 who took out $17,000 in loans for her daughter to attend NYU. Today, with fees and interest, the

mother owes $33,000. Her credit has been so badly damaged she can’t qualify for a loan to send a second daughter to college. Student loan debt for Americans, as a whole, now exceeds credit card debt. This tale of easy credit for people with little means is all the worse when you consider that one in five Parent Plus loans went to students who also received Pell Grants—need-based financial aid for households with incomes under $50,000 that don’t have to be repaid. Is there a role for the Department of Education to tighten this lending? Should the department perform better credit checks on families? The answer to that question depends in part

on your faith in the future. Lending to the parents of bright young students could give them the opportunity they need to step up the social ladder. But there’s also a gloomier prospect—and another parallel to the mortgage disaster. The housing bubble inflated because people counted on housing prices to continue climbing skyward. With similar sunny optimism, families have been depending on graduates to emerge into careers with steadily growing paychecks. Yes, college graduates earn 75 percent more, on average, than their peers with high school degrees. But that’s if they can find a job. Some estimates say 54

being biased in that way, it could happen. If there was a lobbyist fighting for Boise State in the state legislature, someone who could really argue and convince with the best of them, there’s a better chance the school will get more equal funding.

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percent of recent college graduates are unemployed or underemployed—meaning, they would prefer to work more hours or could take on more responsibility. Another problem with Parent Plus is it allows colleges to keep raising tuition and fees. The bill for bigger student centers, fancier dorms and higher faculty and administration salaries is being shifted onto middle- and working-class families. Colleges often steer families toward Parent Plus loans—some include the loans in financial aid award letters—when the colleges could be giving students a break on tuition. Yet the Department of Education and colleges need to close this lending spigot. Strict lending rules aren’t punitive. They’re just good sense.

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Millions of dollars in very important funding comes from the State Board of Education, currently Boise State is not funded equally.

The blue turf has been around since 1986 and it had been a while since we really had any significant alterations to our sports color schemes: that is until the Mountain West Conference told the Broncos they couldn’t wear blue uniforms on their blue home turf in conference games. The Mountain West ordinance applied only to Boise State excluding Colorado State and Hawaii who wear green uniforms on green fields, because that's totally not the same thing. Since then we’ve had these stupid-looking grey uniforms. This all changed during our game versus University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) when the team, and most of the fans were sporting badass black gear courtesy of the Nike Pro-Combat uniform series. This is the kind of thing we do that makes our team, as well as our school stand out on the national stage. People see us doing this sort of cool stuff and the name “Boise State” is going to stick, even if it is just a big marketing stunt by Nike. Big marketing stunts are okay as long as they’re not only awesome but also serving a good purpose, and let’s face it, the blackout uniforms are way better than our dumb off-grey home game uniforms courtesy of a biased Mountain West decision. Isn’t it nice to look rad when we’re playing in our own stadium? After all we can’t have blue uniforms on blue turf, that would be unfair, sort of like if we had green uniforms with green turf. It’s all part of the Nike Pro-Combat uniform series and unlike the previous contributions from Nike—such as the gloves that form the iconic Bronco logo when put together— the blackout uniforms are really a neat way of addressing a bogus rule in style. Boise State has never been very orthodox when it comes to our football. As the only football stadium in the country with a blue field, we have something to toot our horn about. According to Boise State Athletics this is the sixth uniform combination this season, however the blackout uniforms are by far the most memorable so far and stand out more than any uniform we have sported in quite a while. So really the cool marketing stunt is a blessing. While there is no doubt not everyone is a fan of one-off uniforms they’re a great substitute for the usual home game attire. Read unprinted opinions online.


October 22, 2012


Broncos come home

Football Game

The Boise State football team (6-1, 3-0 in Mountain West) dominated the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels 32-7 Saturday afternoon at Bronco Stadium during the first ever “Black Out” in which Bronco players and fans donned all black attire. Sixth-year running back D.J. Harper scored twice. Freshman running back Jay Ajayi and senior cornerback Jerrell Gavins also scored, Gavins on a fumble recovery.


Freshman running back Jay Ajayi sprints past a UNLV defender on Saturday.

The Blue Thunder Marching Band brings music to the Homecoming Parade.


Broncos in their finest black, blue and orange turned out for Saturday’s homecoming parade. Clubs and organizations, the Maneline dancers and the Blue Thunder marching band made their way down University Drive, ending the parade at Bronco Stadium. Spirited Broncos cheered them on their way and followed the end of the parade to the stadium for the homecoming game against UNLV.


Current Miss Boise Kacie Bitzenburg rides in the Homecoming Parade.

The Boise State cheerleaders storm out of the smoke before kick-off Saturday afternoon.


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Sophomore Lee Hightower and red shirt freshman Darian Thompson celebrate after stopping the Runnin’ Rebels on fourth down. Boise State won 32-7.

Bronco D out to impress Corey Morgan Staff Writer

At the end of the game on Saturday vs. UNLV looking at the final score, one might say, “Wow, the offense really dominated this game.” However, if you saw the game, your thinking would be vastly different. Not that the offense didn’t continue to improve, but the defense was the true dominating factor in

this game. “They’re playing great, we’re so proud of them. I think we got some good players out there. I really think the seniors that are out there, are taking that next step we’ve been talking about and I think they’re being coached really well,” Head Football Coach Chris Petersen said. “Its not one or two guys out there making a bunch of plays, it’s a bunch guys out there and that’s how

you play good defense.” Playing great may be an understatement. Over the past five games, the Boise State defense hasn’t allowed a point scored in the first half. “Well, we want to not give up points period but we are just playing great as a unit. Everybody is kind of doing their job. We are just flying around to the ball. I think whenever you can do that, you get great

results,” said senior cornerback Jamar Taylor. Both Taylor and senior cornerback Jerrell Gavins had impressive games. Taylor had a career-high nine tackles, one sack and two forced fumbles. Gavins finished with three tackles, two pass break-ups, one highlightreel interception and one fumble return for a touchdown. “I mean, people finally went after him. When you go

after him he’s going to make you pay. He’s a beast, just being with that guy every day, he comes to practice ready to work, he gives it his best and he showed up today,” Taylor said when asked about Gavins having a breakout game. For the third time this season, the Broncos have kept an opponent to less than 100 yards passing in a game; only 71 passing yards were gave up to the UNLV offense.

The cornerbacks are a great strength on this team. However, they aren’t the only ones that make this defense the force that it is. “I like to go back to those two inside linebackers. I think those guys have done a tremendous job. Those are guys nobody talked about in the past. Those guys are now anchors inside there with Mike Atkinson. Greg Grimes is doing a great job of stepping up,” said Petersen when asked about the successful game from the corners. If the Broncos make a BCS bowl, it’s the defense that led the way.

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“What do you think of Boise State’s first ‘Black Out’?”


Junior Ashley Hruby fights to obtain possession of the ball at the BOAS Soccer Fileds Friday evening. CODY FINNEY/THE ARBITER

Bronco soccer strike past Fresno State Wayne Hoseck Staff Writer

On Friday afternoon, the women's soccer team overcame conference opponent Fresno State in their second overtime win in a row. After two great away wins on two different conference opponents, the women's soccer team was excited to be back home again at the Boas Soccer Complex. The Broncos were matched against fellow Mountain West competitor Fresno State, who was slightly ahead of Boise State in the conference standings. In the beginning, the game seemed equally set with both teams fighting for control of the ball.

The Broncos created a few offensive attacks as a result of corner kicks, but could not come up with any goals. Fresno State's defense played tightly, keeping the ball away from the net. Less than five minutes before the end of the first half, Fresno State found an opening and were able to stick the dagger through. The “dagger” was junior Megan Mossman's impressive one-on-one goal, where she slipped the ball right through Boise State goal keeper Maddy McDevitt's left side, scoring the only goal of the first half. The girls came out in the second half with renewed spirits.

“At half time, we weren't panicking or anything,” Head Soccer Coach Steve Lucas said. “We thought we were going to have chances, we just needed to do a better job finishing”. Boise State kept on the offensive, not giving Fresno State many chances to shoot on goal. The result led to freshman Brooke Heidemen's amazing goal in the 71st minute, as she arched the ball into the top left corner of the net, perfectly over the Fresno State goal keeper’s reaching hands. Heidemen was also the player to score the tiebreaking shot against the Broncos’ last opponent, Wyoming. Heidemen’s amazing

arched shot brought the score to an even 1-1. In a close, heated match, both teams desperately went to the offensive, but were unable to score again in regulation play. 13 minutes into overtime, senior forward Lauren Hickok was able to score again, bringing the game home for the Broncos. Hickok was able to kick the ball away from the keeper, sending it to the back of the net. This win brings Boise State’s conference record up to 3-2, placing them ahead of Fresno State. Next up for the Broncos is a match against tough conference opponent UNLV on Sunday Oct. 21.

Senior Rebecca Hale, elementary education major. “I’m excited, I really am. I enjoy it and I think most of my friends are enjoying it. I think it’s cool for Homecoming to have something different than we normally have.”


Senior Ryan Gregg, ASBSU President, political science major with an emphasis in public policy and administration.

“It’s new, kind of cool and students like new things. Homecoming is homecoming every year. Our colors are always blue and orange and it’s kind of cool, but our colors will always be blue and orange.”

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