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Course catalog to see big changes Bryce Dunham-Zemberi Journalist

Beginning with the fall 2012 course catalog, curriculum will undergo a makeover. The current Core Curriculum, commonly known as Area I,II, and III classes will be replaced with the Foundational Studies Program. As a part of the program, University Learning Objectives (ULOs) will replace the current Area I, II, III courses. “It’s not terribly different from the basic idea of area one, area two and area three, but we’re more cleanly defining what that breadth is across the curriculum,” Vicki Stieha, the director of Foundational Studies Program, said. ULOs will be divided into 11 categories.

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The Foundational Studies Program plans to offer these objectives during all four years of a student’s college career. According to senior Jesse Rosenthal, who served as a student representative on the Foundational Director Hiring Committee, the ULOs will put the university on a different educational path to create a more structured curriculum. “The ultimate goal is to create a cohesive and consistent four year academic engagement that is currently missing in core courses taken during freshman and sophomore years,” Rosenthal said. Another major change is students will need eight fewer total credits to graduate. According to Sharon Paterson McGuire, vice provost for Undergraduate Studies, other universities around Idaho were not requiring 128 credits to graduate with a bachelor’s degree. “We looked around at other institutions most of them were actually 120, we were the anomaly,” Paterson McGuire said. Current catalog students will not have a noticeable change in the courses they will be offered fall 2012. “So even if there’s a new course (ULO) that we’ve created, for instance … you can take one of those courses even though it’s not in your catalog,” Stieha said. Fall 2011 students will be able to enroll into ULOs classes to fulfill once Area I, II, and III requirements. Although the current curriculum is being phased out, administrators ensure students catalogs are valid for six years. For more information about the Foundational Studies Program, and the University Learning Objectives, visit their website.


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About 100 Idaho soldiers of the Army Reserve 391st Engineer Company returned home Saturday, Nov. 19 after serving in Iraq for a year. The soldiers reunited with their loved ones at Gowen Field on the cold windy Saturday morning. The soldiers’ families lined up holding “Welcome Home” and “We Missed You” signs, anxious to see the soldiers

land safely at home. “I just wanted to run up and just go grab him, but I couldn’t pass the red line,” Tristin Hopkins, wife of soldier Adam Hopkins, told KTVB. The soldiers were also excited to finally see their loved ones. They kissed their wives and held their children, thankful to be home in time for the holidays. “This little one, I don’t feel like I got to spend much time with her yet, because she’ll be 2 in December,” Spec. Justin Weaver told KTVB, motioning to his

daughter in his arms. He then talked about his son, who was nearly wrapped around his leg. “This one, he’s been my strong man. He’s been taking care of business while I been away. And my wife, I don’t know what I would’ve done without her.” The company spent a year looking for roadside bombs and preventing ambushes in Iraq, according to a KTVB report. The soldiers believe their mission was a success and hope it positively impacted the

current situation. “I think the mission was a complete success. We worked hard every day, and we got it done every day. Everyone came home safe. So that, to me, is success. Period,” Hopkins told KTVB. “They could all take pride in the fact that every time they found a bomb, or stopped an ambush, they have actually saved, definitely a soldier, and maybe even a civilian’s life,” said 1st Sergeant Andy Paulin of the 391st, according to KTVB.

Paulin expressed his gratitude toward the soldiers and their dedication. “I really appreciate what these soldiers have done for us. I can’t say enough about how good they have been. I like to make fun of the younger generation, but these kids, when they go to do the mission, they get it done,” Paulin told a KTVB reporter. All troops in Iraq are expected to be home by the end of this year, making 391st one of the last group of soldiers to serve in Iraq.


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December 1, 2011



Norway shooter declared insane OSLO, NORWAY —- Confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik was declared insane by prosecutors on Tuesday. This declaration, made by psychiatrists Torgeir Husby and Synne Soerheim, will be put up for review by a forensics board to determine if it is viable for use as the basis for an insanity defense. In Norway, an insanity-plea based defense requires the defendant to have been in a state of psychosis at the time of the crime. This means they must have suffered a complete disconnect from reality and were unable to control their actions. The claim is in direct contrast to statements made earlier this year to the Associated Press, where officials doubted Breivik would be able to use an insanity defense since he had obviously carefully planned and executed the attack. However, prosecutors insist the psychiatric reports describe a person living in a “delusional reality,” a paranoid schizophrenic who had lost touch with reality before developing the plot, according to USA Today. Breivik killed 77 people on July 25 in a joint bombing and shooting attack on both the main government building at the resort island Utoya.

On the island he killed multiple children on a youth political retreat by disguising himself as a police officer and luring them out of their hiding places with promises of safety. He was interviewed by psychiatrists Togeir Husby and Synne Soerheim for a total of 36 hours over the past few months. His trial is scheduled to start in April. If the declaration of insanity is found to be invalid in reference to his defense, he will face a maximum of 21 years in prison. Should the panel agree that he did suffer a psychotic break at the time of the killings, he will be sentenced to a mandatory three years in a psychiatric institution, but this term can be extended to be as long as believed necessary. This is believed to be the reason the prosecution is pushing the insanity plea option, as it will enable them to revisit the case and keep him confined for more than 21 years. “We hope the legal process will give us confidence that he will not come out earlier than if he had been declared sane by the psychiatric experts,” Trond Blattman said. Blattman lost a son in the Utoya attack and heads the support group for families that were affected by the massacre.

Anti-British sentiment on rise in Iran TEHRAN, IRAN —- Iranian protestors attacked two British diplomatic compounds, smashing windows, torching a car and setting the British flag on fire. These protests are in response to the sanctions recently imposed by the United Nations on Tehran’s nuclear program. The sanctions are designed to stop Iran from obtaining the capability to build nuclear bombs, but Iranian officials

insist they only want nuclear capability for the production of electricity. Protesters stormed the British embassy and destroyed the interior, pulling down the British flag and burning it before replacing it with the Iranian flag. They also shattered glass and stole portraits, including one of Queen Elizabeth, according to Reuters. According to an Iranian news service, six embassy employees were briefly held

by the protesters before being freed by police. The British Foreign Secretary William Hague said the situation was confusing enough that the people could not have been called hostages. “The Iranian government must recognize that there will be serious consequences for failing to protect our staff. We will consider what these measures should be in the coming days,” British Prime Minister David Cameron said.

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People wait to hear the sentencing of Michael Jackson’s doctor Tuesday.

Jackson saga over, doctor sentenced LOS ANGELES, CALIF. —- Los Angeles County Superior Court Justice Michael Pastor sentenced Dr. Conrad Murray to the maximum four years in prison for his part in the death of Michael Jackson. Pastor declared that Murray’s acts regarding the administration of a surgical anesthetic for insomnia were “horrible medicine” and showed the doctor was more concerned with his salary than his duty as a medical

doctor, according to the Los Angeles Times. “He has absolutely no sense of remorse, absolutely no sense of fault and is and remains dangerous,” Pastor said. Murray will be sent to the Los Angeles County Jail instead of state prison. It is likely that Murray will be out in two years due to state policy. It is possible he will serve even less time because of the severe overcrowding of California’s prisons.

Cain’s campaign presses on HILLSDALE, MICH. —- Republican candidate Herman Cain made a speech regarding his foreign policy proposals to a crowd of 500 in Michigan on Tuesday. This was after extensive speculation he may be dropping out of the presidential race entirely in light of the latest sex scandal accusations. Cain’s “long-time friend” Gloria White recently accused Cain of carrying out a longterm (13 year) affair with her, according to CBS news. This allegation echoed past claims, proved to be false, that Cain sexually harassed women while involved with the National Restaurant Association. The speculation on Cain’s dropping the race was due to a statement he made to an

adviser early Tuesday that his team would be “reassessing” the campaign. This was interpreted to mean he might be dropping out of the race entirely. In response to these concerns, his campaign’s Twitter account, @TeamHC, posted: “The definition of reassess is: To consider again, esp. while paying attention to new factors. Doesn’t sound like dropping out...” Cain personally denied any thoughts of quitting now, emailing supporters that though these accusations were taking a toll it did not mean he was going to give up. He has denied all claims of any sort of extra-marital affair. This marks the fifth time Cain has been accused of sexual harassment or advances.


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BOISE —- Boise City Council passed two smoke-free ordinances on Tuesday. The first, passed unanimously, is going to ban smoking in bars, private clubs, on commercial outdoor patios accessible to children or on public property. Smoking will also be banned at the Grove Plaza,

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nated areas in Ann Morrison and Julia Davis parks and the Warm Springs Golf Course. It was voted in 4-1. These ordinances do not go into effect until Jan. 2. Anyone found violating these rules will be asked to extinguish their cigarette and if they do so immediately, will likely not receive a citation. A citation will cost $69.


Convicted kidnapper sues former hostages KANSAS —- Convict Jesse Dimmick counter-sued the Kansas couple he held hostage in 2009, blaming them for his being caught and shot in the back by police. Jared and Lindsey Rowley sued Dimmick in September for home invasion and emotional distress, collecting $75,000. Dimmick is now claiming he entered into an “oral contract”

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Boise State student makes his mark Haley Robinson Managing Editor


Tattoo artist Nick Wallerstedt is a sophomore majoring in environmental studies.

The pathway to A Minds Eye Tattoo is a small labyrinth created by a neighboring coffee shop, a Vietnamese restaurant and a sushi joint. Historically, this walk has given me trouble, usually requiring a couple tries to find the entrance. The first time I finally found it, I was immediately surprised by how attractive the clandestine little shop was. With burgundy walls and gold artwork to accent, the location is a welcoming treasure tucked into the corner of the historic Idaho Building downtown. At the doors of the shop I was greeted by a tall, thin man with a charming smile and large gauges. Nick Wallerstedt is funny, easy to talk to and very talented. A southern California native, Wallerstedt moved to Boise in search of work and a new territory to call home. Four years later, he is a sophomore environmental studies major at Boise State and a professional tattoo artist. The future is fluid for this young artist. “I want to keep tattooing for sure,” Wallerstedt said, adding casually, “Basically, I’m just going to school to get smarter. I’d like to do animal rights type of work. Or environmental type of stuff but I don’t have a specific focus yet. It’s still pretty early in the game for me.” As an artist, Wallerstedt hit the ground running and never looked back. “I started to go to college right out of high school. I wanted to do graphic design. But I just realized I didn’t want to sit in front of a computer all day. That was right around when I started getting tattooed—I had just started on a half sleeve. And it just clicked.

Just one day I said ‘That’s what I want to do’ and I just decided. The first time I thought about it I knew it was what I wanted to do.” Since the initial days of apprenticeship in California, Wallerstedt relocated and has worked in two shops in Boise— currently settled into A Minds Eye Tattoo on the corner of 8th and Bannock downtown. “It’s really high-quality tattoos coming out of here. And I’m working with people who are just driven to get better. It’s a really artistic environment and I’m learning a lot here.” Independent and laid back, he loves the pace and flexibility of his job. Setting his own hours and spending his days expressing himself artistically suits the 20-something animal-lover who spends some of his time outside the shop volunteering. “I have volunteered and fostered for the Humane Society since I’ve been out here—and for Boise Bully Breed Rescue. Since I started working here, Wendy (owner of Minds Eye) started working with them and is now one of the more important foster coordinators. So it’s got that kind of atmosphere here too—we’re sympathetic to that kind of thing. And it’s important to me as well.” With tattoos covering at least his arms and torso, a collection which started at the age of 18 with a Nine Inch Nails tattoo on his arm, it’s hard not to wonder if a person can get that many without any regret. “I think the ones I got that I regret the most I got when I was 19. I don’t regret my Nine Inch Nails tattoo at all. I’ve just got other tattoos that I hate. (Some of which) are solid black so I’m getting them lasered off. We do a lot of cover ups here and you can cover up a lot of stuff. I was

just smart enough to get mine in solid black—the one thing you can’t do anything about.” Wallerstedt likened the feeling of laser tattoo removal to “getting scalded by hot oil.” To avoid this sensation, he recommends a balance. “I think there’s definitely the spectrum of thinking about (getting a tattoo) and then thinking about it too much. It’s not good to think about it and then freak out about it because you have to be open for changes and open for some artistic freedom. But the best thing you can do is get reference and bring reference. Look around for tattoo artists you like. I think if you go to a good person and give them a good idea of what you’re looking for, you don’t have really much to worry about.” And he definitely doesn’t recommend a tattoo of a significant other’s name, something he refused to do for a long time. “I think it’s an awful idea. I mean you can divorce a person, but not a tattoo. So for a long time I refused, but I realized that it’s not stopping anyone and it’s not my place to choose. So I’ll do it. Come on down, I’ll tattoo your name,” he said with a playful smirk. When he’s not creating permanent art, Wallerstedt spends time with his French bulldog, Buckley. “I actually rescued him commando style,” Nick said, smiling. Now, Buckley is carried everywhere with his owner as Wallerstedt’s favorite tattoo—a portrait of the happy little dog. Whether tattooing, learning about the environment or saving helpless puppies, Wallerstedt’s a student of exceptional mention. Leaving the shop, it’s hard not to smile knowing I will forever carry a mark of a true artist.

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Student desires materialize in Micron Business and Economics Building Larisa Gavrilyuk Journalist

Growth and changes on campus have been hard to miss the past few years. One of 11 construction projects in the last four years was the Environmental Research Building which opened in August. According to an article published in Boise State News, the 97,000 square foot building has 43 labs, clean rooms, freezer rooms, a 140-foot ground water testing well and a connection to the city’s geothermal heating. The latest project, the Micron Business and Economics Building on the corner of Capitol Boulevard and University Drive, has been a main focus this year.

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The Micron Business and Economics Building has had a lot of student involvement in the process of planning, as far as what the students wanted to see incorporated in this new structure, according to Dave Cooper the associate director of Architectural and Engineering Services. Classes of business majors were visited throughout the planning process and students helped come up with the ideas for the outdoor space and the living room, according to Cooper. Cooper said one of the things students wanted to see was a living room area. It will have student lounge and a fireplace. “We went through an extensive programming process

where we included not only faculty, but leadership of the College of Business and a lot of students as well, so hopefully we incorporated a lot of student’s desires in this building, starting from the outside,” Cooper said. When the new building is complete, the first thing many will notice is a heavily landscaped courtyard. On the first floor, a food area will be available for those in need of an espresso or food on-the-go. The 118,000-square-foot building will have classrooms, breakout rooms, student study rooms, computer classrooms/ labs, a boardroom on the fourth floor, as well as faculty and staff offices. “Classrooms, first and foremost, are for business (majors),”

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Junior geology major Sue Birnbaum takes a break in the first floor lobby of the Environmental Research Building that opened in August. Wendel Bigham, director of Architectural and Engineering Services, said. The building will have a green roof, or living roof, covered with the plant Sedum that saves energy and takes little water.

“(Sedum is an) energy saver supposedly and reduce some of the heat gain,” Cooper said. “The green roof is supposed to be very low maintenance.” This energy efficient building is planned to last 100 years.

As far as the old Business Building is concerned, a decision has not been made as to how it will be used. This one-of-a-kind building is expected to open for the fall 2012 semester.



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Personal profiles are not meant to be professional Tony Madonna Opinion Editor

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Meaning of tattoos are in eye of the beholder Assistant Opinion Editor

It’s human nature to occasionally do things for the wrong reasons. Some of these things include having risky sex, underage drinking and—in some people’s opinions—getting tattoos. Some people think others get tattooed for the wrong reasons, but it’s not their body so who cares? Tattooing is a personal choice and shouldn’t be judged by anyone other than the person getting tattooed. Tattooing began more than 5,000 years ago and is more prevalent in today’s society. From the Egyptians to the Celts, many cultures have practiced the art of tattooing. People everywhere get tattoos for many different reasons. Tattoos can have a lot of different meanings: representing a memory, honoring a loved one, showing a belief, presenting a passion or simply getting something that will look cool on their skin.

Because of the slow social acceptance of tattoos in the United States, a growing number of people have started to ink themselves. Mike Wiensz, a tattoo artist from Inkvision Tattoo in Boise, is a big fan of doing whatever he wants and not caring what society thinks of his tattoos. “There’s no wrong reason to get tattooed,” Wiensz said. “People are smart and still get dumb tattoos for ‘good’ reasons. People get tattooed for love, for family, for shits and giggles, for no good reason at all; just because it’s cool or fun.” Kambry Richardson, shop apprentice of Ink Fever Tattoo in Boise, said she has been judged because of the meaning behind her tattoos. “(People judge) my tattoo of my cat’s paw prints, but I got these done for me and they are permanently on my skin because I wanted to get these things as part of my life, not anyone else’s,” she said. People who want tattoos should remember the tattoo will be on their bodies forever

and it should only please themselves. “If anyone wants to judge your tattoo(s), then just remind them that (the tattoos) are on your skin for a reason, not theirs,” Richardson said. People who get tattoos do it for personal reasons and whether someone agrees with it or not shouldn’t change their view of said tattooed person. In today’s society, it’s hard to find someone without a tattoo. Because of this, people who don’t support getting tattoos should start accepting the fact that it is a rising trend and get on with their own lives.

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If anyone wants to judge your tattoo(s), then just remind them that they are on your skin for a reason, not theirs. —Kambry Richardson

Thanks, NRA, for helping felons get access to guns MCT Campus

This is what the National Rifle Association spends its time and money on? A New York Times report this week explained that in many states, felons can regain their gun rights without any

serious review and as soon as they’re released from prison. The story gives chilling details of multiple cases in which dangerous ex-convicts legally obtained weapons and used them to commit other crimes. In one case, a prosecutor says he believes a murder vic-

tim would still be alive if the shooter—who had a welldocumented history of mentalhealth problems, two felony convictions and friends who said he was dangerous—didn’t have a gun. These laws are the result of decades of work by the gun-

rights lobby, first to get the federal government to leave this matter to the states and then to get states to eliminate restrictions. About half of them reportedly have done so. Reasonable people can disagree about the meaning of the Second Amendment. But

it boggles the mind that anyone could think it was a good idea to legally arm violent and sometimes mentally ill felons. To paraphrase what one gunsafety advocate told the Times: Doesn’t the NRA have anything better to do than ensuring criminals have guns?


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Facebook is a fun tool to connect with friends and family, to express yourself and to allow others to see what you are doing. It is not a website that should not be looked at through a professional lens. Facebook is far from a professional social networking site, such as LinkedIn. While LinkedIn is a social networking site primarily used for professional networking and communicating with potential employers, Facebook is a fun, easy-to-use, informal social networking site for chatting with friends, posting pictures and sharing interests with others. The majority of the population on Facebook does not use it in a professional sense. “Facebook has never been noticed as a professional site. A job that would use Facebook as a professional site and a way of communication between employers and employees should not be taken seriously,” Alyssa Kangas, a junior accounting finance major, said. Because of the lack of professionalism on Facebook, employers should not use it as a source to judge an applicant on their professionalism. Usually, employers want their employees to leave their personal life at home. But at the same time, employers look at Facebook, a personal social networking site, to consider whether or not an applicant’s personal life complies with a company. What a double standard. The employee is supposed to leave personal life out of the business, yet, the employer can bring an employee’s personal life into the hiring process. Most people don’t represent themselves in the same way online as they would in a job. Users post goofy photos, share comical links and posts and have facetious interactions with other users. People are just expressing themselves and creating a digital façade. Although, as sophomore business management major Jim Kemp points out, that representation can be legitimate. “I do believe I represent my real self on Facebook. I don’t post anything that I don’t think or wouldn’t do,” Kemp said. However, just because it’s posted on Facebook, doesn’t mean it should be taken completely seriously. As the saying goes, don’t believe everything you see on the internet. Although people may be comfortable with what they post on Facebook as a representation of themselves, others viewing a personal profile can easily judge and draw quick conclusions about a person because of what they have posted. It is not necessarily the case that someone with a “lack of professionalism” on Facebook actually lacks professionalism. Therefore, social media sites should not be a huge factor in deciding whether or not an applicant is worthy. If someone shows professionalism in the interview, it should show that person can—and wishes to—be professional at the workplace. People should not judge someone based on pictures or posts on their online profile. If employees leave their personal life at home, the employer should leave it there as well.




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ACROSS 1 Month with showers 6 Auctioned auto, briefly 10 Journalist Nellie 13 Egypt’s capital 14 Ancient Greek district 15 Corned beef bread 16 Kids’ game with an “it” 18 Nest egg item, for short 19 Bridge supports 20 Curving pitch 22 Garment bottom 23 Suffix with methor prop24 Alley competitor 28 Backyard play apparatus 33 Like some college walls 34 Employed 35 Caesar’s 1,051 36 Author André 37 Fall apple drink 38 Pass’s opposite 39 Single 40 City on the Ruhr 41 Group of lions 42 Nuclear treaty subjects 44 9-Down footballer 45 Corn discard 46 The Atty. General is head of it 47 Low-level clouds 50 Icy formation at either extremity of the Earth’s axis 55 Peeper 56 Today, to Caesar—and a hint to the hidden word appearing in this puzzle 15 times (including the one in this answer) 58 Classic Jaguar model 59 Jeans material 60 “What’s in __?”: Juliet 61 Japanese money 62 Has a sandwich 63 Brawn

The Student Union Fine Arts program presents “Of Rock and Water: Photographs by Mark A. Hardy,” Thursday, Dec. 1 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Student Union Gallery. Admission is free. For more information, contact Rebecca Baker.

Friday, December 2, 2011 The Boise State Women’s Center presents “PB&J at the Capitol”, Friday, Dec. 2 at the House Wing of the Capitol from 1 to 3 p.m.


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DOWN 1 Eight, in Berlin 2 Twosome 3 Bike outing 4 Enrages 5 Despised 6 Perot of politics 7 Denver-toChicago dir. 8 Crusty desserts 9 San Francisco Bay city 10 Wedding party member 11 Old Greek stringed instrument 12 365 days 14 As above, in footnotes 17 Met, Nat or Card 21 Beethoven’s “Minuet __” 24 Archie Bunker type 25 Like lambs and rams 26 Like most modern TVs, picturewise 27 Reb general 28 Square’s four 29 Birdhouse songbird 30 Suffix with bombard

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31 Drop in pronunciation 32 Flooring specialist 34 Yokel’s possessive 37 27-Down’s org. 38 End of most work wks. 40 Oceanic reflux 41 Dr. Denton’s, e.g. 43 Ode title starter 44 Massage deeply 46 Dire fate

At the event, you will be educated on the basics of speaking before the state legislature. Admission is free. For more information, contact Sarah Tatistcheff.

Saturday, December 3, 2011 Brian Regan: Live in Concert at the Morrison Center, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $42.50 and are available at all Select-a-Seat outlets, Morrison Center box office, or by calling 426-1110.

Sunday, December 4, 2011 The Family Holiday Concert, 7:30 p.m. at the Morrison Center, includes performances by Boise State’s Symphony Orchestra and choral groups and celebrates the Department of Music’s designation as an All Steinway School. $8 general, $6 seniors, $1 children and non-Boise State students. Tickets are available by calling 4261110, at all Select-a-Seat outlets, Morrison Center box office or online at

Horoscopes Today’s Birthday (12/01/11). Believe you can, and you will. Changes at home work out better than you imagined, and domestic projects pay off. Accept coaching from a respected mentor, and your productivity soars. Your brilliance is revealed. 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 6 -- It’s fine to find solace in solitude, but don’t get lost in the archives. New information opens up new possibilities. Put more into the household account.


47 Like a sheer negligee 48 Small child 49 What’s on your mind 50 Trident-shaped letters 51 Hindu princess 52 Prefix with apple 53 Summit 54 Relieved cry 57 Tolkien tree creature

Taurus (April 20-May 20) Today is a 6 -- A dose of your friends is prescribed. Side effects include fun, distractions, playful conversation and optimism. You’re surrounded by love. Gemini (May 21-June 21) Today is a 6 -- Go ahead and daydream. Put your ideas to work for the betterment of your community and the world. Let your imagination take wing. Say “yes.”

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Cancer ( June 22-July 22) Today is an 8 -- Get ready for two days of adventure. Use what you learned recently for new income possibilities. There’s nothing wrong with a little ambition. Leo ( July 23-Aug. 22) Today is a 9 -- The month begins with intensity where business is concerned. Use your charm and determination. Do what you already know works. Stay thrifty, but get what you need. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Today is an 8 -- Let your feelings of affection for another flourish. A partner relies on your smarts. It’s simple: Keep doing what works and stop doing what doesn’t. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Today is a 9 -- The impossible looks easy. Projects are coming at you fast, and you can handle them. It may require perfecting new skills. Explore new directions. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Today is a 7 -- Cast your own romantic spell. Your powers are particularly keen, and your mood is infectious.

Friends offer encouragement. Go for it. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Today is an 8 -- Your spiritual practices clear your mind. Get into nesting at home. Discover something new and surprising about your family roots. Step into new leadership. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Today is a 6 -- To get to the next level, study with a master. You’re ready to learn the lesson. Practice as often as it takes until you get it. Then celebrate! Aquarius ( Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Today is a 9 -- Let your schedule tell you what to do (and you’re the master of your schedule). Precision and profit are correlated. Follow an educated hunch. Friends surprise. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Today is an 8 -- The Moon is in your sign, and you are the star. Do the work, with loving support, and succeed. The practical plan works best. You’re building something.

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December 1, 2011


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Craig James, c’mon man!

John Garretson Online Sports Editor

It’s been a tough few weeks for Boise State’s poll presence after their 36-35 nailbiting loss to TCU on Nov. 16 at Bronco Stadium. It was a stretch for some of the voters in the Associated Press to move the Broncos into the top five and with a defeat to a previously unranked squad, there was no hesitation to knock the boys in blue down a few notches. In the Associated Press poll, which is compiled of different beat writers and media members who vote by creating their own top 25, the common trend for Boise State was a spot at No. 7 or 8. However, the Broncos are currently nesting in the No. 9 spot, tied with the USC Trojans, a team that is still serving the sentence of their BCS bowl ban. How could Boise State move backward in the polls, even with a 36-14 win over a surprisingly decent Wyoming team? It’s all thanks to one specific voter, a name that is synonymous with disgust and unprofessionalism within the Boise community. You may have heard of him, you may already despise him and he goes by the name of Craig James. James, a product of SMU and a part of the “Pony Express” tandem in 1979 alongside Eric Dickerson, has been a part of the ESPN/ABC family since 2003 and has also been an analyst for the “BCS Countdown” shows Sunday nights alongside Rece Davis. James has had an interesting—for a lack of a better term—pattern in voting for his respective top 25 ballot. Before the Broncos’ loss to TCU, James had Boise State ranked at No. 8, three spots higher than most voters, but of course there will be outliers. However, after the one point loss to the Horned Frogs, James pulled the Broncos all the way back to No. 25. Just this past Sunday, James had moved the Broncos up to No. 24, only in front of Florida State and behind a five-loss Missouri team, a two-loss Southern Miss team, whose schedule is the equivalent of an FCS team and a four-loss Notre Dame team, for just a few examples. Different journalists and analysts have been trying to figure out why exactly James votes the way he votes; he chose Arkansas as his No. 3 even with a pounding 41-17 loss to No. 1 LSU, Virginia Tech and Houston at No. 4 and 5 respectively, in which both have a statistically weaker strength of schedule, or in Craig James babble, body of work. It’s not just Boise State getting the bump from James’ ballot either. Stanford ranks No. 10, which is justifiable, but putting USC at No. 7, in which the Cardinal beat the Trojans Halloween weekend is outrageous. Oh, and Clemson, a team that beat his No. 4 Hokies, lies unranked. I’m not asking for James to vote pro-Boise State: it hasn’t happened in the past and will not happen in the future. It’s evident he is not biased against non-automatic qualifying schools, hence the Cougars laying at No. 5 on his ballot. All I’m looking for is justification in his voting, because the Associated Press has stated they have “no reason” to remove James from the panel because of “the amount of homework he does in his voting,” but his ballot reads like he he threw darts on a top 25 cork board for teams to land. Now, it has become all so evident why the Twitter community continues to spurt up #FireCraig James trending topics for antics such as this.

Are you a bandwagoner? True Bronco fans challenged: Brave the cold, support your seniors

This Saturday, the Boise State Bronco senior class will take to the blue for the very last time in Bronco Stadium. This is a senior class that boasts three conference championships, two bowl games (including the 2010 Fiesta Bowl), a Heisman candidate and more games won than by any other senior class in the history of college football. Sure, the last two seasons haven’t ended the way we would have liked. We weren’t perfect, we didn’t go undefeated. This year, we will end the season inside the Bowl Championship Series top ten, but probably won’t go to a BCS bowl game. Indicators show that we will probably be playing in San Diego way before New Year’s Day. But, that is no reason to jump off the bandwagon. Last year, after we lost in Reno, the following Senior Day against Utah State was pitiful. The upper deck of the student section—empty. Two weeks ago, when I went to a pub

to watch the San Diego State game, there were chairs unfilled. Mind you, this was a place that a week before, you couldn’t get a seat. People say we are bandwagon fans, and so far, they’re right. As far as I see it, there is no need to expand the capacity of Bronco Stadium if we can’t even fill it as is. People come up with many excuses; the game is lopsided, the weather is too cold. I don’t see weather deterring Green Bay fans, or Michigan fans or other cold-weather cities. If we really do bleed blue, then Bronco Stadium will be filled no matter if we go undefeated, have one loss, or go 6-6. What will happen next year when we are Kellen Moore-less? When we don’t have names like Doug Martin and George Iloka? If we lose two games, will Boise State fans bleed a little less blue? Fact: we lost a game. Fact: life goes on. If it was so hard for us to see our team lose, think about what the players felt. The players are the ones who actually do the work to represent Boise

State to the best of their ability. This weekend is a chance for members of Bronco Nation, mainly the students, to redeem themselves and come out in full force against New Mexico. Bronco Nation will have all of the usual excuses laying at their feet. The game won’t be pretty, it’ll be lopsided. The weather won’t be warm, it’ll be cold with a high of 39. So put on a jacket, get over it and park yourself in Bronco Stadium for the entire game. We can’t change where the pollsters rank us. We can’t change the fact that we lost a game. But, we can decide if we are going to stick by our team. Our senior football class deserves to be sent out in front of a full crowd. If it wasn’t for them, we wouldn’t even be talking about being overlooked by the BCS. So when that clock hits 0:00 in the fourth quarter (not halftime) that stadium better be full of fans on their feet, applauding the hard work, sweat and blood shed by our seniors. Without them, Boise State football would not be what it is today.

Senior D.J. Harper runs the ball against the Horned Frogs.

Senior Tyler Shoemaker displays his typical ability against TCU.

Senior Kyle Efaw pulls the ball in while playing TCU Nov. 12.

Justin Dalme Journalist


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The December 1st, 2011 issue of the Boise State student newspaper, The Arbiter

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