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The Broncos received their first test of the season on Tuesday night when they hosted Pac 12 foe, Utah. A dramatic win in the closing seconds gave the

Broncos to their best start in school history. With the outcome hanging in the balance, junior guard and Bob Cousy award watch list member Derrick Marks did what he has done many times for the Broncos in the last couple of years. He came through in a late game situation to secure a win despite being in foul trouble for much of the second half. “Last year I was always in foul trouble so this year I know how to handle it,” Marks said. Marks led the Broncos in scoring on the night with 17 points, while going 3-4 from the free throw line and adding two assists. Early in the second half, Marks picked up his third a n d fourth f o u l with-

in three seconds of each other. His foul trouble would send him to the bench with 15:56 to play, and he would not return for nearly 12 minutes. “I should have got him out after the third foul,” head coach Leon Rice said. “He’s a junior now so I tried to give him a little leeway but I probably should have just taken him out and got his head right so he wouldn’t pick up a cheap one (foul) like he did there.” Rice alluded to Marks’ maturity in the preseason on how he had worked on not picking up unnecessary fouls, something that Marks had issues with during his freshman and sophomore seasons. Marks answered brilliantly for Rice after sitting more than 10 minutes, coming up with big plays for the Broncos on both the offensive and defensive ends of the floor. “All I can do is cheer on my teammates,” Marks said. “I tried to keep my-

self engaged in the game and I just stayed in the game and I was ready when my number was called.” Marks’ six points in the final two and half minutes of the game helped seal the win for the Broncos late and kept the Broncos unbeaten record in tact. “He’s just a baller. He makes those shots when we need them,” junior guard Anthony Drmic said. “He goes out there and he doesn’t care how much time is left, he’s going to make those shots.”

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Fresh from their performances at the Morrison Center, the Trey McIntyre Project (TMP) is offering up four intimate performances of their work. Taking place on Dec. 7 and 14, the Boise community will have the opportunity to experience the TMP up close and personal. In a small studio theater on Warm Springs Avenue, which seats roughly about 100 guests, a cozy spectacle of the group’s choreography will be on display. Highlighting their special style of ballet choreography, TMP will set their work to live music. With this type of performance, audiences will see a more raw side of the dancers as parts of their dances will have to be performed through feeding off the atmosphere and music in the theater. In experiencing their exclusive creative process on such a personal level, TMP will also be giving a brief glimpse into their new work that they are putting together for the Morrison Center’s spring program. This will include choreography based on the work of Edward Gorey, acclaimed surrealist author and artist who was most famous for his illustrated works, particularly his pen-to-ink works depicting Victorian and Edwardian settings throughout the course of his career. After the show, dancers will also do a meet and greet with the audience. For ticket information, check out treymcintyre. com/studiosessions. You can also contact Kc Driscoll at or 908.304.4568.

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Sarah Pearce, convicted in 2003 of beating a motorist, and Christopher Tapp, convicted of rape and murder in 1998, are hoping for good news. Their appeals are being helped by the Idaho Innocence Project (IIP). Greg Hampikian, director of IIP, and his team are working to free both Pearce and Tapp. However the IIP will not be able to take on new cases for a while. In 2009 and 2011 the IIP received grants from the Department of Justice totaling nearly $450,000. This money was used to run the program and pay the needed employees. In November the IIP found out they would not receive a grant for 2014. Using reserve funds the IIP will continue to work on Pearce and Tapp’s cases, but they are


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unable to accept new cases until further notice. “I think most of the people who got grants are probably people I know in the Innocence Network,” Hampikian said. “They all do great work. It was competitive… I’m not totally discouraged. It’s not that we’re not up to snuff, it’s just gotten very competitive.” The lack of funding is a growing problem across the United States. While the demand for money continues to increase, the amount of grants being issued has not. “The government just isn’t investing in research the way it used to,” said Mark Rudin, vice president for research in an interview in April. “On the other hand, the demand for these grants is really higher than we’ve ever seen it before… That (research) is a real claim to fame for a university.”

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The majority of the IIP grant was used to pay the salary of an attorney who researched cases and represented clients in court. Without an attorney or paid staff, the IIP won’t be forced to shut its doors but the kind of work they are able to do will change dramatically. Hampikian, who is employed as a professor at Boise State, will continue to do DNA analysis and consult on cases around the world. However the IIP can only assist on cases that already have an attorney working on them. Many of the internship opportunities at the IIP will also be placed on hold. Most of the interns work under the staff attorney. When his or her position can no longer be funded, theirs will dry up as well. “I think it sucks,” said David Grantis, who graduated from Boise State in May and is now enrolled at Concordia


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Law School. “I was hoping to apply for an internship there next year. Their goal is noble and the experience would be simply invaluable.”

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The IIP will continue to look for alternate sources of funding. Donations are accepted, they continue to hold fundraisers and they may make another push to qualify for a grant from the Kirk Bloodsworth Post conviction DNA Testing Program. However to receive a Bloodworth grant, a state must certify that reasonable measures are taken to collect and preserve biological evidence—a standard Idaho has failed to meet. Idaho does not have a preservation statute and Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has refused to certify that Idaho meets the requirements. While Hampikian is willing

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Greg Hampikian helps IIP fight for funding. to do whatever it takes to keep the IIP up and running he admits it is frustrating. “We’ll get through it but it is hard. It’s like we’re back where we started in 2006… Every minute I spend out there (fundraising) is a minute I’m not working on cases,” Hampikian said. While Hampikian has no current plans to leave Boise State, he admits that at times he is tempted by offers from bigger programs, and, if forensic justice doesn’t receive

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funding in upcoming years it would be difficult to stay. There is a lot more the IIP could do with long term support. “I have to do what I was called to do. I can still do the out-of-state and international DNA work, and that’s very satisfying,” Hampikian said. “At first everyone is attracted to the narrative. It’s Jean Val Jean. It’s the Count of Monte Cristo. But these cases take a long time, often 10-12 years to resolve.”

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Aries (March 21- April 19): Start your day off with a lighthearted joke. Grab a stranger on the street and yell in their ear. Laugh and laugh until a gang of bikers decides they have had enough of your antics and gives you a thorough beating. Laugh and laugh and then make sure to check yourself into the nearest hospital for internal bleeding.

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ACROSS 1 Rewards for waiting 5 Sauce finisher, often 10 Bit of Halloween makeup 14 Gray subj. 15 Expansive 16 Parting words 17 Family nickname 18 Parting word 19 Erelong 20 “ ” 23 Presidential nickname 24 Inflationary fig.? 25 Drive off 26 Language of Pakistan 28 Peak on the 1,000-yen note 31 Language suffix 32 __-Julie, Quebec 33 Nail-biting way to win 36 “ ” 40 Jerks 41 Morse code letter after dit-ditdit 42 Outlaw Clanton 45 Get rid of 46 Gorilla trained to use sign language 47 Holiday air 49 Mao __-tung 51 Ten-cent pres. 53 “ ” 58 Designer Schiaparelli 59 The Joe in Detroit, for one 60 Superb 61 Tallow source 62 Huge 63 Earthworm habitat 64 Stun, in a way 65 Bout of retail “therapy” 66 Fine subject? DOWN 1 “Lost” actress Raymonde

Taurus (April 20-May 20): All of these commercials telling you to buy their products are truly missing the point of the holiday season. Only you know how to appease the gods in order to bring about the equinox and save humanity from destruction. Light large bonfires in the school parking lot and declare President Kustra king of England.


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2 How soldiers may lie 3 Gratify the baser side of 4 Have the lead 5 Shellfish morsels 6 Lines from the center 7 33-Down’s homeland 8 Open-mouthed 9 Western landform 10 Clichéd 11 Happy hour morsel 12 Makes amends 13 Rub the wrong way 21 Manjula’s husband on “The Simpsons” 22 Like autumn mornings 27 Like morning grass 28 Made-up 29 Loosen, as laces 30 Enroll 33 U2 frontman

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Gemini (May 21-June 20): All of your friends have been spending plenty of time in dive bars and shady establishments, drinking beer and carousing with the lower class. Well, you just aren’t ready to give up your fur coats and champagne just yet. Slowly make the transition to light beer and sweats at your own pace. Cancer (June 21-July 22): As you gaze into the night sky this week, you will see plenty of shooting stars lighting up the atmosphere. Each time you see one, make sure to say a little prayer in your heart for world peace. Unknown to you however, these shooting stars are actually Russian longrange nukes landing on the eastern seaboard.

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34 Belly laughs 35 Prefix with morph 37 Pixar title robot 38 Hardwood option 39 Mystery 42 Most distant 43 Black Russian component 44 Fulfills a takeout order?


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Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): As a serious cigarette smoker, you have decided to change things up a bit and chew tobacco as well. As you become accustomed to the high concentration of nicotine in your blood, you will begin wearing a patch, chewing tobacco and smoking just to get that rich nicotine high that can’t be matched. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): As the weather has become chillier and chillier, you have become even more stubborn. After being arrested for breaking into the local swimming pool that had closed for the winter, you decide it’s time to head out onto the frozen lake and cut yourself a hole to practice staving off hypothermia.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): It’s that time of year again when everyone has a spring in their step and a tune on their lips. You can’t help yourself and find that you are willing to pay for the expensive medical procedure involving putting steel springs in your legs for extra bounce. Also, you will replace your lips with a cheap plastic whistle. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Santa’s elves are hard at work in the north pole, but they are not getting paid a fair wage. Much to Santa’s chagrin, they have begun to form unions and have gone on strike, refusing to make even the simplest toys. In order to end the strike, Santa will use brute force to crack down on the socialist movement. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): With winter blizzards on the way, snow monsters up in the hills have awakened and greedily prepare to feast on human flesh as skiers and snowboarders begin to pack the slopes. Luckily, your grandmother gave you a lucky rabbit’s foot that should ward off the savage beasts with its magical properties. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): After being exposed to unhealthy doses of radiation in an industrial accident, you will find yourself with a set of super powers that are not useful in any way. You can now sleep without ever snoring, drink a gallon of whole milk in under one hour without vomiting and say your ABC’s backwards without stumbling. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): As you head out for class one morning, you notice your neighbor putting up some festive Christmas lights and you decide to do the same. Unfortunately, the only lights you have are a couple of strobe lights and one disco ball. At least Santa will know that you like to party and will easily spot your house. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) The new federal healthcare website may have you in an uproar. Your grandparents may be saying “I told you so” as President Obama gives one embarrassing press conference after another. But at least you know in your heart that you voted for the candidate with the meanest jump shot and best high five in presidential history..

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Brian delaMotte, a sophomore computer science major, is already preparing for finals. Though he has heard the term “dead week” before, delaMotte isn’t quite sure on its true meaning. “I’m guessing from that term that it’s the calm before the storm,” delaMotte said. Christopher Mathias, policy manager for the Office of the President, said the Faculty Senate is determining what the term “dead week” means to the Boise State community. “It should be called ‘life support week,’” Mathias said. “Nothing is dead. Things are still going on.” DelaMotte agrees with Mathias. “It’s the final push to get things done,” delaMotte said. Marian Thomas, a writing professor at Boise State, said she still holds class, but uses the time to help students finish up their final portfolios. “Students are working on their portfolios which means compiling, reviewing and revising previous work during this week before final week,” Thomas said. “I am hesitant any more to have portfolios submitted during dead week as the portfolio represents their final.” Currently, University policy #3080, 1B states, “Homework, papers, problem sets, and projects may be due during the last seven calendar days preceding the first day of the officially scheduled final examination period of the fall or spring semester.”

However, under 1A in the same policy it is stated, “No test or examination will be given during the last seven calendar days preceding the first day of the officially scheduled final examination period of the fall or spring semester, except in those lab or performance classes where it is necessary.” Take home tests may be distributed, but not made due during this period. Mathias said the debate on the definition of dead week started because the rules were, and are, constantly being broken. “The reason we are talking about it is because people aren’t following the rules,” Mathias said. “Dead week is a pretty clear concept.” One area of confusion is whether or not professors can cancel class during dead week. Mathias said it’s a choice the professor can make if he/she sees fit. “There is nothing in this policy that says they can’t (cancel class),” Mathias said. The Faculty Senate will continue to revise the policy, but have yet to determine what the best route is for Boise State students and faculty. “It’s hard to change the words if you don’t know what the goal is,” Mathias said. “I really hope to figure out what we want to do.” Mathias compares policy writing to barbecuing. “Policy is like a BBQ, you don’t want to rush it. We want to do it slow so we get the right flavor,” Mathias said.

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Students take finals in the Testing Center on the fourth floor of the Education Building.

Events on campus during Finals Week: Night Owl Breakfast – Free pancakes, games, and prizes Sunday Dec.15, 9-11 p.m. BRC No meal plan needed. Snacks and Coffee in the library (provided by ASBSU) Sunday – Thursday 9-11 p.m. Free massages in the SUB Monday – Thursday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Exercise science major Kylie Mascol has to find time for sleep between playing varsity soccer for the Broncos and being a full- time student with a job. “Sleeping has taken a backseat in my life, which really makes me wish I was in kindergarten again because I would definitely not argue with nap time anymore,” Mascol said. Sleep depravation is defined as a conscious disregard for sleep and is very

different from insomnia, which is the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep. Dr. Vincent Serio, director of Medical Services at Boise State and practicing physician, said college students should aim to get six to nine hours of sleep per night. Dr. Serio mentioned among the many side effects of a lack of sleep, changes in mood take precedence. “Some people might lack the insight that their sleep problem is linked to a mental health issue,” Dr. Serio said. Medical News Today

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stated that 68 percent of students don’t sleep at night due to worrying about the stresses surrounding school and life. Even further, the Journal for Adolescent Health studied the sleep patterns of adolescents and found, “only 30 percent of students sleep at least eight hours a night—the average requirement for young adults.” Dr. Serio said “acute sleep depravation” can cause symptoms ranging from a change in moods to a lack of cognitive functioning to a compromised immune system, which can lead to an increased risk of getting sick. “Some of these ‘minor’ things can happen with an acute lack of sleep or even just less than the six to nine hours of sleep,” Dr. Serio said. “With chronic

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Students admit to staying up texting or playing games. sleep deprivation (someone who doesn’t sleep for a number of days) you can have hallucinations, emotional break downs, etc.” Dr. Serio mentioned there have been studies in which scientists keep lab rats up for three to

four days. “They can just die from sleep depravation. Obviously, no one has done the study using humans,” Dr. Serio said. Technology plays a huge role in the sleep patterns college students hold.

Mascol admitted Candy Crush is a huge culprit when it comes to her lack of sleep. “How can you stop playing when you just keep beating levels? It takes priority,” Mascol said. “Just kidding. Kind of.”

Prioritize your exams: decide what needs the most focus and work. Set goals: commit to one hour per subject or one subject per day (or whatever goals work for you) and stick with it. Use study tools: Flash cards, study groups, university resources, re-write your notes, etc. Take breaks: Studying in chunks gives you a chance to absorb all the material you’ve gone over and give your mind a periodic re-charge break. Reward yourself: Once

you finish a study session give yourself a treat for all your hard work­—you deserve it. One last important reminder: Don’t forget to use the resources that Boise State provides you. Nothing looks better for a university than showing off how smart and successful their students are and during final exams the school sponsored events are created specifically to benefit you. Every semester the Student Involvement and Leadership Center puts on finals relief

events that are available for Boise State students to take advantage of. This semester they will be offering free massages, therapy and service dogs for doggy stress relief, a midnight pancake breakfast at the BRC the Sunday before finals, and many other awesome events and services. You pay big bucks to go to Boise State so make sure to enjoy all the benefits the your university offers. Good luck during finals, I know you will do great.

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You have worked hard all semester and now it’s time for the ultimate showdown: Final Exams. This week’s study tip is a compilation of all the things that you can do to help improve your chances of acing this last round of exams. First and foremost,

make sure to take care of yourself during this extra-stressful part of the semester. No matter how busy you are, a good night’s sleep will help you think clearer, reason better, and manage stress like a champ. Eating healthy food instead of fast food will give your body good fuel for strong, long lasting energy. Also be sure to drink lots of

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water to stay hydrated and energized. Remember that caffeinated or sugary beverages tend to cause peaks and drops in energy that can strike at any time; stick with water and try to avoid coffee and soda, especially right before bed or before/during a test. Another big key to maintaining health during finals week is to not forget your exercise. Maintaining your workout schedule can help your body feel refreshed and will also do wonders for stress relief (yoga or kickboxing at the Rec would be a great way to work out your test anxiety). Hopefully you have made and stuck to a study schedule that has you completely prepared for the last round of tests to avoid last minute cramming. Here are a few quick tips that could help you organize and manage these last few days before the end of the semester:

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December 5, 2013

Advertising and Identity part 4 Media representations of non-heteronormative families move toward inclusivity Tabitha Bower Adam Wheeler sat looking at a JC Penny commercial depicting a same-sex couple and their child. While he was unable to identify anything out of the ordinary in the previous commercial, which showed an interracial couple and their child, he was immediately able to recognize JC Penny’s representation of a same-sex couple. According to Wheeler, nonacceptance of interracial couples is predominantly a thing of the past, but non-acceptance of families with same-sex partners is a current issue. “With the gay family, there is still a lot more controversy surrounding that subject still,” Wheeler said. Wheeler, a senior finance and marketing major and member of the American Advertising Federation (AAF), was working with The Women’s Center at Boise State to bring awareness about advertising and its impact on personal identity. One topic discussed by sponsors and participants was the recent emergence and representation of non-heteronormative families in the media. With same-sex marriage now recognized as a legally binding union in 16 states nation wide, mainstream media is also beginning to recognize and represent non-traditional families. Eileen McNulty, gender equity peer educator for the Women’s Center and keynote speaker of the advertising event, pointed to the abundance of heteronormative families represented in advertising. “Advertisements such as these also represent an idea of

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Advertisements featuring same-sex couples have become more prominent in the media. heteronormative behaviors, that all men are sexually attracted to women and all women are sexually attracted to men, excluding the LGBTQIA community,” McNulty said. McNulty also pointed to many possible reasons advertisers or producers may decide to be more inclusive in their representations. Motives she discussed ranged from trying to expand their audience and market for more people to a change of image.

“Maybe they want to be all inclusive and don’t want to hold any privilege over anyone, so they show this ad (JC Penny advertisement) with a gay couple and say ‘this is who we are.’ It could go either way,” McNulty said. Mary Frances Casper, associate professor in the Communication Department, was pleased when she saw the JC Penny commercials representing same-sex couples. “Father’s Day was the first one and then a million moms

were like ‘we are going to boycott you’ and so they (JC Penny) were like ‘really? We’re going to put it out for Mother’s Day too.’ I thought it was fabulous,” Casper said. With shows like “Modern Family” embracing the nontraditional families and the nation slowly but surely recognizing same-sex marriage, Casper found the push toward more inclusive media representations to be the right climate. “I like the same-sex thing,” Casper said. “Those ads have

been there for years and years, but they just did separate ads that ran in publications specifically for those audiences. Now you see them in other places.” The first advertisement representing a same-sex couple was an Ikea ad in 1994. This specific ad was only aired once on two U.S. television markets after a myriad of backlash to Ikea, including boycotting, phone-jamming campaigns and a bomb threat led to the ad’s removal. Casper and McNulty agreed

there is more strategic ambiguity in modern media and more diverse family representations, but both still see room for improvement. “Ads are to some extent targeted to specific markets, but ultimately the goal for advertisers is to get their ad out to as many people as possible,” McNulty said. “I think they are starting to realize that they need to be more inclusive and that means more diversity in identity and family structure as well.”

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Sen. Frank Church chaired the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence back in the 1970s. During the Senate hearings, he became aware that the CIA had opened a letter he had written during a trip he made to the Soviet Union. According to Garry V. Wenske, executive director of the Frank Church Institute, that act is trivial compared to the breaches of privacy intelligence

agencies participate in today. “Now we understand that intelligence agencies are picking all or most communication and sifting through it for key words,” Wenske said. “This all came after 9/11 and we understand that security is an issue. But there are a lot of pros and cons of weighing security versus liberty. This is a balancing act we have to deal with.” The Frank Church Institute is hosting its 30th annual conference, Watching

Take a break from your studying and come listen. I think students will benefit from it. —Garry V. Wenske

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Frank Church Institute discusses liberty versus security

The National Security Agency, members featured above, is one of the agencies that will be discussed. the Watchers: Security -vsLiberty. The conference will take place in the Student Union Building over the course of two days. There will be a morning panel, moderated by David Adler, director of the Andrus Center for Public Policy, beginning on Dec. 10 at 8:30 a.m. in the Simplot Ballroom. The panel will include speakers from the National Security Agency, the Senate Intelligence Committee, Columbia Univer-

sity and a Fortune 500 defense contractor. Wenske recognizes that the event will take place during dead week but urges students to make time for it. “We encourage students to attend,” Wenske said. “Take a break from your studying and come listen. I think students will benefit from it.” Jonathan Alter, wellknown columnist for Newsweek, will make his keynote address on Dec. 11 at 7:30

p.m. in the Jordan Ballroom. Alter is the author of the new book, “The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies.” Alter has covered at least eight presidential elections and is an MSNB and ABC contributor. Wenske expressed why it is important to have conferences regarding serious topics at Boise State. “Universities traditionally examine controversial subjects and where better to have a controversial subject than at Boise State?”

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Last semester Chey Grant, junior pre-nursing major, used her borrowed iPad for everything school-related. She participates in online class discussion forums and took digital notes on her eBooks. Grant is living the vision of Associate Vice President of Information Technology, Max Davis-Johnson’s. “You come to campus with superpowers,” DavisJohnson said. “Think about your phone. You can do telepathy. You can share your thoughts with anybody through texting, you can record things, you can take pictures and depending on

whether it’s a phone or a tablet or a laptop, you have total recall. You can find all the knowledge in the world through Google search. Basically, it’s sort of silly and stupid if we don’t use those in the classroom.” One of Davis-Johnson’s technological projects last year was to help the academic technologies group as part of the Mobile Learning Initiative which grants mobile technology requests, like the iPad, to instructors who wish to incorporate that technology as a tool in their course curriculum. Students can use an iPad for the term—and not only can they use it for the class required, but for their other courses as well.

“It’s made my whole semester the greatest thing ever, besides the classes that are just awesome,” Grant said. “It’s very interactive. Basically, it’s not just interactive through the technology. It’s also a lot of discussion time in the whole class and you’re supposed to talk up. With this class it definitely helps with the communication.” However, one concern about technology in the classroom is the diminishment of face-to-face interaction. Grant said she’s seen cases that support this, but not to total detriment. “With the classes I have this year, it’s probably different from the others because

it’s so centered around (the iPad), but it’s easier to look things up really quickly and then talk to people about what you’re looking up when you’re supposed to be doing that. If you’re just sitting down to relax or something it would definitely take away from face-to-face interactions with people.” Another concern is that the technology would actually be a distraction and students would just be on Facebook or screwing around. Grant said that is not the case for her. “I don’t use Facebook when I’m in class because I think this is a handy tool that needs to be used properly,” Grant said. Davis-Johnson said he ac-

knowledges how OIT is just scraping the surface with these technological tools and updates, but he feels he and the OIT department is moving in the right direction for Boise State as a universi-

ty and the faculty to become “digitally fluent.” With a common set of tools provided for the instructors, Davis-Johnson said he hopes that these updates will enhance learning both inside and outside the classroom for as many of Boise State’s students as possible.


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Wenske asked. Wenske believes the conferences put on by the Frank Church Institute serve an important purpose. “The conferences help educate students and are a public service to the community,” Wenske said. “We try to pick subjects that are topical and would interest people, students and others, and having something this controversial to discuss is what we are all about.”

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Communication Department chair Rick Moore has a case of wanderlust. Long before putting down roots to teach at Boise State, Moore didn’t stick with one school to earn his bachelor’s degree. “I did something really weird; I went to three different schools as an undergraduate,” Moore said. “Which you’re not supposed to do.” Moore admits he was and still is a bit of a traveler by nature. Moore has lived in seven different states and spent time outside the immediate United States in Guam. After stops at Pacific Lutheran in Washington and down to Tempe for a stint at Arizona State, he finally earned his bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif. Upon completing his undergraduate degree, he decided to head for the Pacific Northwest, where he attended the University of Oregon. There he earned his master’s degree and Ph.D. in mass communication. Ever the roaming man, Moore taught part-time in Washington, but was looking for a full-time job at the collegiate level for his first tenured teaching job. His wife Kim holds a

Rick Moore is the chair of the Department of Communication and teaches multiple communication courses. degree in elementary education and felt she would land a job no matter where he ended up teaching. His next stop was Orange City, Iowa, where he taught at Northwestern College, a small private liberal arts college. Moore

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and Kim agreed they wanted to get back to the Northwest once he gained some experience. After four years at Northwestern, a job opened at Boise State and he applied. In 1994 Moore began teaching at Boise State and has been there ever since. Currently he is in his ninth year as department chair while also teaching Legal and Ethical Issues of Mass Media, Advanced Studies in Media, as well as overseeing department internships and practicums. “He’s intense and he knows his stuff,” fellow communication col-

league Laurel Traynowicz Ph.D said. Senior communication major John Edmundson is taking Legal and Ethical Issues of Mass Media with Moore and enjoys how the course is structured. “I find a lot of the reading and content challenging because of the deep themes,” Edmundson said. “I really enjoy the way Dr. Moore lets our class openly debate.” Moore’s children were raised in the Boise area. Emily 21, attends George Fox University in Oregon, and his son Danny is a senior at Boise High School,

is planning to attend college as well. He’s been married to Kim for 24 years and they have a beagle named Oliver. “He’s a scoundrel,” Moore said. After more than 25 years of teaching, the fire still burns to help students learn and he doesn’t plan on retiring or leaving Boise State University anytime soon. “I like the environment of the university,” Moore said. “It’s a place where you can spend a lot of time thinking and talking about ideas.”

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Broncos hold off Utah to remain undefeated Michael Steen @MichaelSteen2

The Broncos hosted the Utah Utes of the Pac 12 conference in a battle of unbeatens last Tuesday night. With both teams coming in at 6-0, it was the Broncos who left Taco Bell Arena

with a 7-0 record, following a 69-67 victory. The Broncos battled a streaky shooting night which included two missed free throws by the usually reliable senior guard, Jeff Elorriaga late in the second half. Two baskets by junior guard Derrick Marks helped

to seal the deal for the Broncos. Marks also made a big defensive play after he missed the front end of a one-and-one. “The thing about our team that’s funny is we did a lot of things wrong,” head coach Leon Rice said. “But we did the one thing right that was

important and they found a way to win.” The Broncos struggled from beyond the three-point line, shooting just 4-14 from behind the arc. They made up for it however, outscoring the Utes 32-28 in points in the paint, and picking up seven more

points from the free throw line in the first real test the Broncos have had this season. “With pressure games it’s great because, as a team, you build more confidence,” junior guard Anthony Drmic said. “Everyone is going to get stronger and more confi-

dence from that.” The 7-0 record for the Broncos matches the best start in school history. Boise State hosts Carroll College at Taco Bell Arena on Thursday night, before heading off to take on powerhouse Kentucky next Tuesday.


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Boise State’s Outdoor Program offers opportunities for students and the public to expand their winter recreation with gear rentals, courses and trips. “Snowshoes is probably our biggest rental for winter,” said Ahva Mozafari, an Outdoor Program staff member. The Outdoor Program also offers many other types of winter gear such as cross country skis, telemark skis, avalanche beacons, and snowboards to name a few. In comparison to summer, the Outdoor Program does not see as much rental traffic. “For winter gear, most people want downhill skis and we don’t have them because you need technicians and we don’t have any,” Mozafari said. “It seems that people are not into cross country skiing or things like that as much as rafting, so we’re not super the arbiter The Arbiter

busy over the winter.” However, for avid skiers like the Ski and Snowboard Club treasurer and Outdoor Program staff member, Hana Goodrich, having access to other winter sport gear is beneficial. “Most people will only have downhill skis and those other activities are something that people want to try. It helps for branching out of the downhill skiing realm. It’s also at a great rental price,” Goodrich said. The Outdoor Program prides themselves on having affordable prices. “We’re definitely cheaper. We can do that because we are part of the state but we still have to limit ourselves. We can’t be that much cheaper because we’re not supposed to be viewed as competition to other companies,” Mozafari said. Members of the Student Recreation Center can benefit from additional discounts over what is offered to the public.

Ben Brock, the Riverstone International School Outdoor Program director is a frequent renter at the Outdoor Program “I’m renting for a large group of middle school and high school kids,” Brock said. “Boise State can accommodate everything. They let me come into their back rooms and help me grab whatever I need. They’ve always been ready for me and really helpful.” Another feature the Outdoor Program offers is courses such as avalanche safety training, Wilderness First Responder (WFR), and Wilderness First Aid (WFA). “We (Ski and Snowboard Club) promote courses that are offered at the Outdoor Program because if you are going to be outdoor people, you’re going to need these basic skills,” Goodrich said. “It’s a student opportunity so they are discounted in comparison to going through places like REI.”

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The Ski and Snowboard Club is heavily involved with the Outdoor Program. Safety is crucial to the Outdoor Program. “There are certain things that we won’t send out to beginners, like avalanche beacons. If you don’t know how to use an avalanche beacon, since it is a safety concern, we can’t just tell you how to use it,” Mozafari said. The Outdoor Program staff are not only trained to be able to use the gear, but also in wilderness safety.

“I know they’re really competent. When I have done WFR recertifications, I’ve gone through Boise State frequently and have been in classes with a lot of the students that are running the rental shop. I know that they are very well qualified beyond just being a staff member,” said Brock. A deal is being offered over Winter Break where during their closure from

Dec. 22 to Jan. 2, they will only charge a six day rental charge. For those that have their own gear, the Outdoor Program offers opportunities for you to tune up and wax. “There is a ski and snowboard tuning class on Dec. 4, it is only $7. We also offer waxing for skis and snowboards and that is between $10 and $12,” said Mozafari. arbiteronline .com


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Eating healthy with a small price tag The SILC “Cooking Matters” aims to help students improve their diets on a budget Staff Writer

Eating healthy can be difficult, and eating healthy on a budget can seem nearly impossible for college students. The Student Involvement and Leadership Center (SILC) aims to assist those wanting to improve their diets without breaking the bank at an event called “Cooking Matters.” This event, focused on eating right with limited resources, took over the Hatch Ballroom of the SUB on Tuesday Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. Cooking Matters is the brainchild of Molly Valceschini of SILC. Valceshini, a Boise State senior and communication major, has been working for SILC for over three years now and hopes to make an impact on her fellow students’ eating habits. “I started (at Boise State) as a health education and promotion major,” Valceschini said. “I still really care about educating people

about, and promoting good health.” Along with being inexpensive, Valceschini believes healthy eating doesn’t have to necessarily mean tasteless or bland eating. “Healthy eating doesn’t have to taste bad; it can taste good,” Valceschini said. Workshop participants learned how to create easy, cheap and tasty meals such as tomato basil soup, veggie wraps and carrot-pineapple muffins. No good chef can cook without the proper tools of the trade, and prospective cooks at the event were provided with everything they could possibly need to whip up a delicious culinary confection. “Everyone had their own aprons, work stations and tables,” Valceshini said of the setup of the event. The workshop covered how to prepare, cook and of course enjoy the dishes created that evening in a comfortable, relaxed at-

mosphere. “I hope that it was enjoyable (for the attendees) to cook with other people and to eat their own food. I mean, it was an evening of cooking your own free meal. What more could you want?” Valceschini said. Valceschini feels confident

about Cooking Matters having been successful and is already considering future iterations of the workshop and what they might look like. “I came up with the idea for (Cooking Matters) at the beginning of the semester and I’m really excited about

how it turned out. I’m really attached to this event,” Valceschini said. “Once you lay the groundwork for something like this, it’s easier to do it again next semester. I’d like to work closely with health services and peer educators to get more things like this going.”

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Students were able to attend an interactive workshop to improve their diets.

Necessary Routines “Breaking Expectations” is staff writer Danielle Allsop’s firsthand experience with living with mental illness. I’ve realized that I HAVE to have a routine. I cannot be left with free time or the possibility to back out of something. It’s almost like I need to force my OCD to kick into gear when it comes to routines. Ninety percent of the time, if I don’t have a set schedule, I will either do absolutely nothing, or do the minimal amount to keep me going (like eating, brushing my teeth, etc.). Long breaks from school, days off from work, even weekends tend to throw me for a loop. I will literally stay in bed all day, watching “Say Yes to the Dress” reruns (seriously, who spends $10,000+ on ONE dress?), ignoring myDIV: homework, convinc9 SIZE: 65FC ing myself I have plenty of time to get it done. DATE: 12-05-13 And we all know that Sunday afternoon comes too soon, and forcing myself to get started on the pile is like trying to get through traffic on Eagle MKTS: Road duringBSU rush hour without flipping the bird to the driver who cut you off—not likely. The hardest part is knowing I have a million things on my to-do list at one time, yet sometimes I cannot motivate myself to cross off anything on that list. I have to have some sort of push to start the process. Maybe it’s laziness, or maybe it’s convincing myself that I’ve earned some time to relax and enjoy my time off. Either way, my growing to-do list isn’t getting done. And my social life is essentially non-existent, mostly because of my own doing. Having a routine like work and school has proven to be a successful method in making sure I stay motivated and actually accomplish my goals. It’s weird to say, but I have more energy to get things done after an eight-hour shift or a full day of classes. I know that those are prime times for me to work on homework, knock out four loads of laundry, grocery shop, etc. Become aware of your habits and use them to your advantage. If you’re CONTENT CHECKED a morning BY DESIGNER person, get your list done in the morning. But if you’re DESIGNowl APPROVED a night like me, try and schedule your daily FINAL APPROVAL routines later in the day so you can work on your goalsCOPY at night, EDITOR and still get eight hours of sleep. If something throws DIRECTOR off, like a yourROProutine canceled class, don’t fret. Fill up that time with something else, like runPRODUCTION DIRECTOR ning errands or grabbing dinner with a friend. ADSEND Don’t use TIME that time to sit idly and do nothing. Now, do I always folIN DOCUSHARE low PLACED my own rules? Oh no. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t watch three seasons of SYTTD on Netflix this weekend. But after analyzing my actions (or lack thereof), I see patterns that can be useful in utilizing my productivity. I encourage you to do the same.


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Minors work toward major @LanceMoore07

On the evening of Dec 3, the Boise State community had the opportunity to witness possible future musicians for the Boise State Department of Music. In the Morrison Recital Hall at the east end of campus, students of Brian Hodges showed their cello and classical base playing skills before a crowd of their beaming parents and friends. Hodges, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of cello and experienced musician here at Boise State. One of the courses he teaches is for students of concurrent enrollment. Concurrent enrollment is a process by which high school students from around the Treasure Valley have the opportunity to

take courses at Boise State for college credit. In the case of Hodges, these students have the chance to refine their musical abilities with a classically trained and knowledgable veteran of music. “These students are from around all around the area and I provide them with the opportunity to get some experience under their belt in regards to performing in front of live audiences,” Hodges said. While working throughout the semester in order to prepare for this performance, the students also select their own preferred music to play in accordance with their skill level. This is determined throughout the semester during class time by Hodges. “These students work very hard on all of their pieces,” Hodges said. “Playing pieces

from the masters like Bach, Brahms and Vivaldi is no easy task for any musician, but these students like the challenge.” Hodges’ students also participate in their own orchestras at their respective high schools, and he hopes to see many of them continue their musical endeavors at Boise State once they graduate. “Teaching these kids allows for me to get a firsthand look at the future of the music department here at Boise State,” Hodges said. “They all train really hard throughout the semester and I hope to see them back here in a year or two.” With a few missed notes here and there during the performances, the students showed some slight nerves during the course of the night. However, the recital was an overall success for those who participated

Joe Warnecke and Christie Echols perform at the Morrison Center. as students seemed satisfied with their work.

Give the Gift of Peace this Holiday Madison Killian @Maddaysunn

The Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence and Jacksons Food Stores are teaming up for the 10th time to bring Idaho the Give the Gift of Peace campaign. This campaign aims to raise money to help bring awareness to these issues in the community. “The campaign will raise funds for the prevention, education and support of victims of domestic violence and their children, as well as adolescents experiencing relationship abuse,” said Hannah Drabinski, who works with Idaho Co-

alition. “The purpose is to create compassionate communities, free of violence.” This campaign is also held in other states such as Oregon, Nevada and Washington. All contributions will stay in the state they are donated in. “Every dollar donated in Idaho is a dollar that will directly help prevent or respond to domestic violence or adolescent relationship abuse in the communities we live in,” Drabinski said. “John Jackson’s promise to match individual donations up to $75,000 means there is potential for the impact of every contribution to be doubled.”

The Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence was founded in 1980 and has been creating safer and better educated communities ever since. Programs such as these are vital to a growing college community like Boise. According to the University of Michigan’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center’s website, 21 percent of college students report having experienced dating violence by a current partner. Thirty-two percent of students experienced dating violence by a pervious partner. An astonishing one-third of college students report having physically assaulted

a dating partner in the previous 12 months and as many as one-fourth of female students experience sexual assault over the course of their college career. “Creating compassionate communities where every woman and girl, man and boy can live a life free of violence is something that connects us all,” Drabinski said. “During the 2012 Idaho Give the Gift of Peace campaign, $44,000 was raised directly benefiting victims of domestic violence and adolescent relationship abuse here in Idaho.” The event starts every year on Thanksgiving day and goes on until Dec. 25.

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High school cello and bass players work toward earning college credit by performing in front of a crowd

Proceeds help victims of domestic violence. Contributions can be made at every Jacksons Food Store in Idaho, and can be made in increments of $1, $5, or $10. Contributions can also be made online. “If someone can’t make it to a Jacksons Food store or don’t have one in their area, they can make a donation through our website, now

through Dec 25 and we will take all contributions to a Jacksons Food Store as part of the Give the Gift of Peace campaign,” said Drabinski For more information on Idaho Coalition Against and the Give the Gift of Peace campaign, visit www. or www.

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In its third year of existence, the Boise Student International Video Festival (BoVi) is providing students with the opportunity to showcase their talent in front of a large audience, as well as compete for a variety of prizes. Founded in 2011 by students with their advisor, assistant professor Daehwan Cho, BoVi is maintained 100 percent by Boise State students as a student-run club, with the purpose to help fellow students at any level get closer to achieving their directing or filmmaking goals. To make the film festival as professional as possible students in the club pride themselves on making their festival with several qualities that larger more prestigious film festivals possess. “I would encourage any student filmmakers out there, kindergarten through college, to submit to the festival.” Damon Ridgeway, vice president of BoVi said, “There’s the opportunity to get your movie screened at an event and receive comments from the audience and professional judges.

There’s also the possibility of your film winning an award.” Providing an expert panel and professional speakers has been one of BoVi’s strengths so far. “Last year, Oscar-winner Ben Shedd spoke at the festival. Documentary filmmaker Seth Randall, owner of Retroscope Media Zach Voss, and Boise State professor Nathan Snyder served as judges,” Ridgeway said. Last year two submissions to the film festival were from middle school students, and this year it is expected a submission from at least a couple of elementary students. Because such a broad variety of ages (kindergarten to college) can submit a film, BoVi divides the competition in to categories, “Submissions are divided into age categories: Elementary, middle-high, and college. This minimizes unfair competition. If necessary, the films will also be split up between family-friendly and parental-discretion sections,” Ridgeway said. Getting a diversity of applicants from a diversity of ages is important to the members of BoVi. The addition of digital submissions this year has made it easier

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than ever for aspiring film makers to enter the competition. Stefan Bahruth, president of BoVi mentioned goals of the film festival moving forward including getting more submissions and higher quality submissions from the bigger pool of applicants. Will Tebo, current treasurer of BoVi said, “Last year we received around 20 submissions limiting the ability for staff to cut lower quality videos from the festival.” In order to get BoVi’s name out there and in turn get a higher submission number, Bahruth said, “We are increasing our social media presence. We have really been prevalent on facebook lately. Also putting up posters around campus, and reaching out to local high schools and elementary schools.” Recent activity on the Facebook page include a series of posts with the theme “Meet Your BoVi staff.” These posts are intended to introduce each member of the staff, either by a selfdescription text post or by video interview. To submit films go to and follow the “submit your film” link on the right hand side of the page. Films must be under 20 minutes in length and can be in any genre the director chooses. The deadline to submit a film is Mar 1, 2014. Applicants must be a student at any level with a valid student ID.

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Limbosa, a Boise-based blues-rock and punk band, will be performing in a charity show on Saturday, Dec. 21 at The Shredder on 10th Street downtown. This group is comprised of junior entrepreneurship major, Aaron Bossart, on drums, local musician Chris Brock on vocals and lead guitar and sophomore biology major, Nik Kosasik on bass guitar. Proceeds of the show will go toward the Corpus Christi House, a foundation bound “to offer hospitality and services to those in need in the city of Boise,” per their mission statement. “Basically, for people that show up, if they bring a can of food they can get a dollar off,” Bossart said. And these cans of food go directly to the charity. As Kosasik has played three shows with Limbosa over the course of two months. The band is looking forward to the show. Kosasik’s membership spawned after he and Bossart met through mutual friends and members of the band Northern Giants, and the two agreed to jam together sometime. It was shortly after this when they played their first show together. Kosasik is a guitarist for

another band, but said his time with Limbosa has been very fun because of the live shows they have played thus far. “His first show was at the Neurolux and his second show was out-of-state with us. He just joined and then went on the road with us,” Bossart said. Though Bossart and Brock have been playing together for a long time, they say it feels as if they have played with Kosasik for years. For their upcoming show, the band is planning to play songs from their recently released self-titled EP album, but in a Christmas-y fashion. This will be their first year performing at the annual Hot Dog Holiday, let alone anything Christmas-themed as a band. “This is the 12 th year they’ve been doing Hot Dog Holiday,” said Bossart. “We’re the only band that hasn’t played this particular event.” As the three musicians are still getting accustomed to a new dynamic and are tailoring their music to the season, things have been a bit different for them lately. “It’s hard because I’ve got these lyrics in my head–and I can barely already remember my lyrics–and then to try to change them into Christ-

Louis CK is your typical lovable asshole, except for the fact that a lot of what he complains about actually makes some sense. In this New York special, CK covers topics ranging from fatherhood, success and flying first class. For a man who fits the stereotype of a stocky middle-aged American seeking a life in comedy, he has definitely gone beyond his 15 minutes of fame. He has taken the comedy world by storm, providing a gambit of relatable raunchiness that is sure to make you laugh out loud and also gain some valuable wisdom on life. You know, through a barrage of masturbation references and f-bombs evoked by society.

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mas lyrics,” Brock said. Songs such as “The Devil’s Medicine” and “To Fight a Grizzly Bear” will become “Santa’s Medicine” and “To Fight a Polar Bear.” In addition, the band plans to do a punk version of “Silent Night,” which Brock said will not be silent. “We’re so original, a rock band making things loud,” Kosasik said. “Yeah,” Bossart said, “We’re pretty much just playing all the same songs though.” Though their lyrics will change, they plan to keep their standard bluesy sound with a touch of punk-rock. Limbosa was given the opportunity to do this Christmas show when Bossart was asked to play by his cousin, a member of The Meatballs, who are also playing Hot Dog Holiday. Bossart agreed, as Hot Dog Holiday is put together by the same people who put on Equality Rocks, an organization with which Limbosa is already

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associated. Minus guitars, all the bands involved will be sharing their stage equipment throughout the whole concert. “It’s a shared drum-set, it’s shared gear. Everybody’s going to be sharing gear-like amps,” Bossart said. Over all, Limbosa is eager to share this new experience as a band, as well as to do so in the name of charity.

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