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ATTEMPTED ROBBERY AT BOOKSTORE Cuts to TRiO reduce opportunities for disadvantaged students.



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Ryan Thorne Staff Writer

Boise State Bookstore staff were left dazed Friday afternoon when a man pulled a knife on an employee in an attempt to steal textbooks. Daniel C. Elwell, a 25-year-old transient was in the process of leaving the bookstore from the exit facing University Drive when he was confronted by two store employees. One staff member asked Elwell to produce a receipt for books in his possession after staff noticed he had failed to pay for the merchandise. According to Shannon Westergard, a bookstore employee and sophomore psychology student


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back and pulled a knife out and he showed her it, it was open,” Westergard said. By then, Elwell had relinquished the textbooks he was attempting to steal. Staff let him go to avoid injury. According to Westergard, Elwell had two duffle bags when he ran out the University Drive exit. “He took off, he started running, but he wasn’t running very fast with the two duffle bags,” Westergard said. Police quickly located and apprehended Elwell who is being charged with two felonies, Burglary and Aggravated Assault, according to the Boise Police Department news release. Elwell is being held in the Ada County Jail.

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who witnessed the event, Elwell then produced a receipt from a different business. “So he gave her a Taco Bell receipt, and she said, ‘This is not the receipt for the books’,”Westergard said. Elwell was then asked to produce the card he had used to purchase the books. “She was like, ‘Well what card did you pay with?’” said Westergard. Elwell gave the staff member a College of Western Idaho identification card and was informed that the bookstore only accepted genuine debit or credit cards. Staff called police and two members attempted to block Elwell from leaving the bookstore until police arrived. “At that point, he had reached

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A swan floated across the open waters, it’s snowy feathers reflecting on the crystal stillness. It lifted its wings and stretched toward the sky with a glimmer of something gold atop its head catching the last hint of light as the sun went down. In the next instant, a beautiful young girl stood in its place, and beneath the light from the stars, the cursed princess was allowed to take her true form. Swan Lake is one of the most famous ballets of all time. With its tragic story and its musical score composed by Tchaikovsky, the story of the white swan is told by many according to Peter Anastos, artistic director of the upcoming performance of Swan Lake by Ballet Idaho. But the version they’ll be portraying is also unique in its own way. “If someone wants to really engage Swan Lake you have to study the model (old Russian Imperial model), and see what it was like originally,” Anastos said. “Then what you do is you go in there and you make changes that you think are appropriate for the size your company (and) the strengths of your dancers.” Anastos' show, though based on the original ballet, will be more modern. It won't have the frequent parading around that was expected in the 19th century and will have a faster pace.

Though the ballet is titled after the princess, Anastos has tried to draw more attention to other characters as well, which will be another distinct addition to the rendition of the classic ballet. According to Anastos, most people focus on Odette, but he wants to tell the story of the lonely, indecisive prince too. “He has a sort of existential dilemma and he meets this swan, she turns into a woman at night, so he meets her by the lake, and it completely changes his life," Anastos said. "I think that’s a good part of the story, so we’ve kind of shaped his role a little bit stronger, so really there’s two hero’s and it’s not just one.” Anastos put together most of the dancing troupe himself five years ago, and is proud the dancers have photo courtesy ballet idaho what it takes to put on a The The Morrison Center will host three performances of Swan Lake this weekend. show consisting of all four acts of Swan Lake. Because constant honing and refining be seen. If you come to see the ballet is so difficult it has procedure.” Swan Lake you’ll see one of required a lot of hard work Even though the story the great masterpieces of the and commitment from the is tragic, Anastos said they 19th century.” dancers. He pointed out that look forward to attracting Tchaikovsky’s music will be anyone could dance the bal- all age groups and acquir- played in the pit by The Boise let, but to make it look beauti- ing a younger audience, Philharmonic, and the cosful dedicated ballerinas were because ballet isn't just a tumes the ballerina’s will wear needed to go through the high-class pastime. are originally from London tough refining process. “We’d like to get some and the Royal Opera House. FOR MORE “This ballet is really hard, younger people to come and “There really is kind of INFORMATION there’s lots of very hard work, see the ballet. It’s very easy a magic, a magical and ON SWAN LAKE lots of very hard dancing, to understand. There’s no wonderful kind of escape,” and you have to make it all language, it’s all just a show, Anastos said. VISIT THEM ONlook effortless,” Anastos said. (and) it’s all just movement. Swan Lake will be perLINE AT BALLET“Technically some of the So, we’re trying to get a formed by Ballet Idaho three IDAHO.ORG/FEAsteps are very hard, you’ve younger audience to come different times between TURE/SWANLAKE. always got to lengthen your see us, because these are great April 12 and April 13 at the legs, lengthen your line. It’s a works of art that really should Morrison Center.


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Join Boise State Athletics on Saturday, April 13, for BroncoFest, a day full of events including the Beat Coach Pete Scholarship Run/ Walk, a classic car show, Optimist youth football sign-ups, a craft fair, the Be Well Now Festival, social media scavenger hunt and the 2013 Blue and Orange Spring football scrimmage. • Beat Coach Pete gets under way at 9:30 a.m. in front of the Rec Center on University Drive. Register at beatpete. Show your runner’s bib for free entrance into the s spring game. • Check out classic hot rods during a free car show from 9:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. in the East Stadium parking lot. • Browse and buy unique Bronco merchandise not available in stores, including apparel, jewelry, toys, games and more, at the craft fair from 9:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

in the East Stadium parking lot. •Optimist youth football sign-ups will take place from 12:304:30 p.m. in the CavenWilliams Sports Complex. Sign up for both youth football and cheerleading. • Come to the St. Luke’s Children’s Be Well Festival from 1-4 p.m. in the CavenWilliams Sports Complex to learn fun and easy ways to create a healthy lifestyle for your kids, meet Buster Bronco, learn Zumba, see the Summerwind Skippers and more. • Collect points by attending the day’s events and submitting photos to win prizes in the Social Media Scavenger Hunt. Prizes include four tickets to the football home opener, gift certificates to the Bronco Shop and a Coach Pete autographed helmet. • The annual Blue and Orange Spring Game starts at 5 p.m. in Bronco Stadium. Tickets are $9 at

Theatre arts presents ‘Misunderstanding’ The Boise State Department of Theatre Arts will present “Misunderstanding,” by Albert Camus, April 18 to 21 and April 24 to 28 in the Danny Peterson Theatre in the Morrison Center. Shows are at 7:30 p.m.

April 18 to 20 and April 24 to 27, and 2 p.m. April 21 and 28. Tickets are $15 for general, $12 for non-Boise State students. Tickets are available at any Select-a-Seat outlet or at

Police asked a man to move off the quad in front of the Business and Economics building on Monday after his public sermon became disruptive for students. The man was approached and asked to move to another part of the quad away from student activities so as not to dis-

turb the educational process of the university. According to Lt. Tony Plott of the Boise Police Department some students were disturbed by the volume of voices on the quad between 1 to 1:30 p.m. The man was preaching religious sermons and debating religious philosophies with passersby.

Police asked the man to move to another area of the quad that would be less disrupting to students. The man complied. “I’m here to protect the rights of free speech in a way that does not disturb the educational process” Plott said. He went on to add the man has his right to free speech.

Distinguished Lecture Series addresses future of education The Honors College Distinguished Lecture Series presents Pulitzer Prize-winning author Louis Menand at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the Morrison Center. The lecture is free. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Free parking is available. The topic of Menand’s lecture is “Marketplace of Ideas:

Reform and Resistance in the American University.” He will target questions central to the national conversation about education, including why problems that should be easy for universities to solve are so difficult. At a time when competition to get into and succeed in college has never

been more intense, Menand argues that universities are providing a less-useful education, especially given how technology has transformed the way people produce and disseminate knowledge. Part of his discussion will focus on university requirements known broadly as general education.



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Making sense of sequester: TRiO budget cuts nearly 6,700 students. Nationally, the program may lose up to $42 million and a potential loss of 40,000+ students for program year 2013-2014. Boise State’s TRiO program will lose approximately $92,000 due to sequestration. Idaho’s Congressional Senator Mike Simpson feels passionately about working to preserve TRiO and programs similar to it. “I believe that any student who wants it, should have an opportunity to go to college,” Simpson said in a press release. “Money should never be an obstacle to pursuing higher education.” Simpson shows his support through his membership in the TRiO caucus. “Many low-income students face a multitude of obstacles when they consider furthering their education,” Simpson said. “If these students are the first in their families to pursue a college education, these challenges can seem insurmountable. The TRiO programs have a profound impact on the lives of these students.” Antonina Robles, a graduate from Boise State who participated in TRiO, explained how TRiO can help students. “This program prepares students go to college, fill out applications, and weed through the financial aid process,” Robles said. Robles along with Greg Martinez, Director of the McNair Scholars and Student Success program (college oriented),had the opportunity to go to Washington DC to advocate for TRiO in Congress. “It was a great chance to talk to Congress representatives about my story,” Robles said. “I was basi-

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On average, about 400 seniors are involved in TRiO per year in Idaho. Approximately 45 percent of those students attend Boise State. Those numbers are subject to change when the budget cuts due to sequestration take place this September. The Congressional Research Service defines sequestration as: “In general, sequestration entails the permanent cancellation of budgetary resources by a uniform percentage. Moreover, this uniform percentage reduction is applied to all programs, projects and activities within a budget account.” TRiO is one of those “activities” that will suffer due to budget cuts. TRiO a set of federally funded programs whose aim is to support students from disadvantaged backgrounds and hopefully help them attain a college degree. TRiO goes to high schools and finds disadvantaged students who aim to graduate from college and offers support in forms of tutors, advisors, financial aid assistance, and more. TRiO is a combination of three programs dating back to 1964 when Upward Bound was first created. Then, in 1965, the Higher Education Act created Talent Search. Lastly, Special Services for Disadvantaged Students (later known as Student Support Services), was created in 1968. Together the three programs form TRiO. There are 23 TRiO Programs funded in Idaho,normally bringing in roughly $7 million in federal funding, and affecting

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TRiO provides opportunites for disadvantaged students who want to graduate from college. cally able to say that TRiO works. I’m a product of TRiO. You make an investment now, but it pays off. I give back to the community because I have that education.” Sue Huizinga, the Director for the TRiO Upward Bound program (pre-college oriented) at Boise State, expressed why she feels TRiO is a viable institution. “It’s important in Idaho because less than three percent of citizens have a bachelor’s degree and one in ten Idaho students finish college,” Huizinga said. “So especially in our state where numbers are so low, it is important and valuable program because it helps students do that.” Martinez highlighted

why he believed TRiO is important and unique. “The money we get from the federal government allows us to really get to know our students well. Martinez said. “We take the time to work through whatever issues student may have, and that is where the strength is, that’s what the money does for us.” Huizinga explained that these cuts will hinder a lot of the opportunities and field trips previously offered through TRiO. “We will have to reallocate funds, cut back on field trips, just alter our expenditures,” Huizinga said. Martinez expressed his disappointment regarding the cuts due to Sequester. “I’m not too happy that

it happened. I didn’t have a lot of faith that it wouldn’t happen, watching the way our government doesn’t function very well right now,” Martinez said. Mark Heilman, the Director for Veteran’s Upward Bound, shared his concern regarding the loss of funding. “We have been discussing options for the programs, and adjustments we can make so we can provide all the services we can provide,” Heilman said. “For us, it will not be as much about affecting Veterans, we will try to make adjustments in things around the program, like buying supplies.” Huizinga fears students will feel these cuts in spite

of the work administrators are doing. “My guess is that students who have been with us for a couple of years will see a difference,” Huizinga said. “They will see less field trips and service events.” Many TRiO employees, from all of their various programs, belong to the Council for Opportunity for Education. This organization has been working hard to help programs such as TRiO stay alive. To help support TRiO, visit the COE website or contact a Congress representative.

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On Thursday April 4, as part of the Thursday Blockbuster Series put on by Student Involvement and Leadership, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” came to the Special Events Center. Since this movie has mixed reviews and reactions, Arbiter staffers Matt Shelar and Ryan Hoffman crafted their own reviews.

“Best prequel of 2012.”

“Far from exciting.”

Peter Jackson’s adaptation of “The Hobbit” was one of the most anticipated films of 2012; and considering it was a prequel to “Lord of the Rings,” one of the most successful movie franchises of all time, this serves as no surprise to me. With prequels, sequels, and reboots to compete with such as “The Amazing Spiderman,” ““The Bourne Legacy,” “Men in Black 3,” “Paranormal Activity 4,” “Skyfall” and “Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2,” to name a few, “The Hobbit” did pretty well. It brought back some very familiar faces (i.e. Sir Ian McKellan as Gandalf, Hugo Weaving as Lord Elrond, and Andy Serkis as Gollum) while adding a few new ones to the mix. Most notable among the new faces were those of Richard Armitage as a very nobly played Thorin Oakenshield and Martin Freeman as a very humble Bilbo Baggins. Additionally, and to the excitement of many fans, “The Hobbit” reprised some of composer Howard Shore’s original music from LOTR. But this was complimented by the new theme song Misty Mountains Cold, also composed and conducted by Shore. “Personally, I was a bit worried when I found out there were going to be three movies,” said Lucas Moncrieff, senior communication major. "But, when I saw the Shire again for the first time in about nine years, I didn’t care. I was just happy to know they had finally come out with a new movie.” What Moncrieff is referring to is the eagerness many fans had felt since 2007, when it was announced they would be making a movie and it would be finished by 2010. This, due to financial and legal problems, was prolonged for years. To make matters worse, the expected director, Guillermo del Toro, had to take a leave of absence from the project. Though he received screenwriting credit and is still considered a consultant, he was replaced by LOTR’s director Peter Jackson. Amanda Peterson, freshman business major, has great expectations for the next two “Hobbit” movies. "Can’t wait to see Orlando Bloom [Legolas] in the next movie,” she said. She also said, in general, she is excited for the release of the rest of the series.

When Peter Jackson announced his intention to film the new “Hobbit” trilogy in 48 frames per second (not to mention 3D), the critical community was skeptically optimistic. However, when the first actual footage was released, many were given the impression the film had lost the “cinematic glow” of the industry standard 24 frames per second, however crisp and smooth the new image looked. People complained sets now looked like obvious sets instead of a part of the movie’s fantasy landscape. Unfortunately, I would have to agree with this consensus. If this is the future of film, then I don’t want any part of it. This is technology taken one step too far. Of course, none of this really matters if the film itself is any good. The answer to that is: it is and it isn’t. While it is great to be back in MiddleEarth, admiring the landscapes and scenery, the way “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” plays out is far from exciting. Too much time is spent on not one, but two prologues before we even get to the main action. Then there’s 45 minutes of standing around in a hobbit hole and “planning the adventure." While this part of the film is by itself an interesting detour, it doesn’t really gel with the rest of the wall-to-wall action sequences scattered throughout the rest of the film, including fights with orcs, trolls and an admittedly bravura sequence with stone giants. The cast is extremely game; Martin Freeman does an excellent Bilbo Baggins, all nervous energy and awkward interaction, and everyone loves Ian McKellen as Gandalf. Oh yeah, and Gollum. This film needs more Gollum, because the time we see him on screen is the most delightful part of the movie. Again, certain scenes in and of themselves are (mostly) well done, but “The Hobbit” never makes a cohesive whole. The original “Lord of the Rings” trilogy films all clocked in at about three hours (not even counting the near four-hour Extended Editions), but they never felt boring. There was always something interesting going on. This new film, however, has a few dead spots here and there which significantly bring down the rest of the experience. It’s like looking at someone’s front lawn where 60 percent of the grass is a beautiful shade of green, but the other 40 percent is brown and dead, and the brown makes the entire lawn look like 80 percent of crap; don’t ask me how that math works. All in all, the first film in the new trilogy disappoints. It’s starting to make me wonder whether making one book into three films really is a gratuitous notion.

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those involved in Unsolved Tabitha Bower Mysteries or Investigation Arts & Entertainment Editor Discovery, and handheld camera footage. “The fact that this projFrom the moment he ect blends so many difcould talk, Gene Chandler, ferent film styles together senior communication mamakes it stand out amongst jor, was passionate about the crowd,” Chandler said. film, with his early interests “There are a lot of horror being acting. Before long, movies out there; the idea and with the discovery of his with this film is that because talent for story telling and we’re watching a man betechnical prowess, Chandler come possessed over time realized his ambitions for and seeing how the comfilm production. munity notices over time, “Once I we see how started experihorrif y ing I want to create a project that when the that conmenting with c o m b i n i n g dust settles and it’s all said and done I can cept can be.” all of the ele- say ‘this is ready for audiences around the Accordments together ing to I found that film country on the big screen.’ C h a n d l e r, —Gene Chandler was a great fit,” his creative Chandler said. process in From his first things like ‘Why don’t I film producing a film such as productions as a young film a trailer for this?’ ‘Why don’t this consists of starting with maker he has developed to a I cast some actual actors for the story. point where he now sees his this?’ Then when I couldn’t “As I’ve said before withduties as a film maker more come up with valid excuses out a good story your film holistically. for why I wasn’t doing these doesn’t hold water,” he said. “Scheduling, locations, things I just had to put rubFrom there he tries to having skilled actors, feeding ber to the pavement so to envision ways to make this everyone; I have learned that speak,” Chandler said. story come to life through it’s not necessarily about The film, which Chandler the resources he has. the equipment you have, is raising funds through “I know what I am and am but rather the story you are Kickstarter to create, is a not capable of producing trying to tell,” Chandler blend of documentary style that looks great,” Chandler said. “You can make movie filmmaking, elements of pri- said. “I can’t start a project magic happen without the metime television, such as that requires 39 foot space-

five thousand dollars worth of gear.” “American Exorcism,” a horror film which explores how possession and exorcism affect the community surrounding the possessed person, is Chandler’s current project. While this project began as a class project for professor Ben Shedd, who Chandler credits for bringing the project so far, it grew larger than expected and took a life of its own. “I found myself asking

Prom Not just for high school kids

Matt Shelar Staff Writer

Boise State’s third annual prom was held on Sunday, April 7 in the Hatch Ballroom of the Student Union Building. This year’s theme: Phantom of the Opera. Stephen Rhinehart of the French Club was kind enough to do a Q & A with The Arbiter.


How many people were in attendance?

A: I lost count at 75, but

I saw plenty more come in. I’d estimate between 75 and 100 this year.


Why was Phantom of the Opera chosen as the theme?

A: Each year we choose

a different theme that is related to France or French culture. The first year, we just did a general Parisian theme and a Moulin Rouge theme for the second year. The Phantom of the Opera was on our list of themes that we hadn’t yet done so we chose that.


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Students don’t have to be old to remember “the good old days.” Younger

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students said they have various triggers which take them back to old school days. For sophomores Cassey Hackette, pharmacy ma-


What was the purpose of the dance?

A: We wanted to host an

event that would provide a fun environment for the students of BSU and the surrounding community, while at the same time, increasing awareness of French Club.

Q: Do you think it was a

successful event?


Absolutely! We increased awareness of our club, plus we had a pretty good turn-out. Not only that, but it looked like everyone was having fun, which really was the ultimate goal.

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Senior Gene Chandler is currently working on the film “American Exorcism.” ships, explosions, and gun battles that will live up to my standards. I want to create a project that when the dust settles and it’s all said and done I can say ‘this is ready for audiences around the country on the big screen.’” Once he has his story fleshed out, the search for contacts, locations, actors and equipment begins. “It seems like a chaotic cyclone of creativity and execution, but when it’s all said and done the outcome is great,” Chandler said. Once produced, Chandler’s ultimate goal for this project is to make it into the Los Angeles Scream Fest,

the film festival where Paranormal Activity was picked up. Locally, he would also love to see his film be picked up by The Flicks. His future plans consist of continuing his efforts to produce local film, focusing on documentary filmmaking as well as entering into some narrative short film festivals. And even though producing seems to be his niche, he said he is always an actor first, and a storyteller second, which creates his own unique style. “If you want to see a Chandler West Production you’re going to have to want to see a good story,” Chandler said.

year in a row that we have hosted this event. Last year was incredibly successful; having over 150 people over the course of the night, but it was also on a Saturday which helped.

took about 7 hours on the day of the event.


Of the proceeds made, what was done with the money?


We saved the money we made to use for future events that French Club may host. It’s not much, but every little bit helps.

Rhinehart would also like to give a special thanks to TeAwna Peterson, the social dance instructor. “She’s really helped us spread the word and boost attendance over the past two years, and for that, we are especially grateful,” said Rhinehart.

“Regardless of the genre, even if it’s a documentary I won’t tell it if the story isn’t there. Don’t get me wrong I am all for kicking back and having some fun, watching stuff blow up or people get chopped up as much as the next person. You just won’t see me producing that, that’s not my style. Good story telling, great acting, and leaving people wanting more are my style.” For more information on getting involved with Chandler’s project, “American Exorcism,” visit his Kickstarter page, Facebook page or


For more information on Boise State’s French Club, visit


How long did it take the French Club to plan and set up?


A: Yes, this is our third

The planning process takes several months, but it’s all spread out. For instance, we booked the room four months prior to the event, but that far out, not much else needed to be done. Setting up the room

Students dance at Saturday’s prom in the SUB.

jor, and Erica Koppes, hydrology major, a common area which takes them back is old music. Koppes said she will sometimes purposefully put on old music to get all nostalgic. Koppes also said Blink 182’s “All The Small Things” recently triggered reflections of past times. “That brings up good memories,” Hackette said. “Of old-school days with friends for the most part,”

Koppes added. Nick Walker, freshman mechanical science and engineering major, agreed music is the primary source for nostalgia periods. Walker said he connects with country singer Toby Keith. “I really like his older music and a lot of the older country singers,” Walker said. “A lot of it just seems so passionate. I hear that and I’m like ‘that’s what I

want to be like’. I want to be able to be that passionate, loving and strong.” Like Koppes putting on old music to induce nostalgia, Walker and Hackette said they too go out of their way to reconnect with the familiar. “I’m used to it,” Walker said. “It’s already got its meaning deep in me.” Hackette said her familiarity of choice was old TV shows, such as “Boy Meets World.”


Did the French Club put the prom on last year as well?


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Hackette said when she is up late and nothing else is on, she finds herself watching these old shows. Whether it be TV, toys, candy or music, students are likely to have something which induces nostalgia. On a closing note, Walker said he is surprised to already be looking back. “I never thought at 19 years old I’d remember ‘the good old days’,” Walker said.


April 11, 2013

Opposing Same-Sex Marriage Arbiter Staff

For Same-Sex Marriage Brenna Brumfield

Assistant Opinion Editor

Gay rights, including marriage, have been on the move With the recent talks of legalizing of same-sex marriage, it is important to remember why the government has kept it illegal for half a century now. Starting with the riots at stonewall for so long: it violates the first amendment. in 1969, to the election and assignation of Harvey Milk in The first amendment of the United States Constitution’s Bill 1978. Soon after Wisconsin became the first state to outof Rights states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an eslaw discrimination based on sexual orientation in 1982. tablishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” Then Massachusetts was the first state to officially legalCurrently, qualified religious organizations receive a taxize gay marriage after one of their supreme justices stated exempt status from the government because they are viewed that the state could no longer “deny the protections, benas non-profit organizations. And in order for a religious orgaefits and obligations conferred by civil marriage to two innization to maintain its tax exempt status it must abide by the dividuals of the same sex who wish to marry.” laws and policies of local governments as stated in the supreme And only a few months ago, Boise passed a law allowing court’s 1861 decision in Perin v. Carey, “It has now become an LGBT individuals equal rights in housing, public facilities established principle of American law, that courts of chancery and jobs. will sustain and protect . . . a gift . . . to public charitable uses, proNow it seems like another huge step for equality is bevided the same is consistent with local laws and public policy.” ing taken across America. The Supreme Court is now If the government decides to legalize same-sex marriages, revisiting two different legalities, which were attempting to ligious organizations will be forced to recognize same-sex marban gay marriage, Prop 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act riages in order to continue receiving tax exemption. And by not (DOMA). Though the Supreme Court has not revealed accepting this, organizations could lose this source of funding. its rulings, it seems America might have made its decision. Without a tax-exempt status, the religious institution could As Time magazine’s last cover stated, “Gay marriage alface spending cuts, which, in turn, could eliminate programs ready won.” Making this one of the fastest movements for intended to help their community. human rights equality that history has probably ever seen. In 1983, Bob Jones University, a religious institution, had polLet’s make sure Idaho is playing its part in this amazing icies regarding admission and dating that discriminated against movement for human rights. African Americans. The Supreme Court ruled that such an inNow is the time for us as a state to really look at why we stitution would not be qualified to receive a tax-exempt status are barring people from marrying who they love, purely because “the religious interests of Bob Jones University were because of they share the same gender. contrary to the interests and rights of the government and the Mariah Jonas, an English major on campus, stated her general public.” feelings about marriage equality, “…marriage is a union Though no one would argue the university was wrong for disbetween two people who love each other that is also reccriminating against a race, it shows ognized by the government and socithat there is a very real fear for taxety as a whole. If it is done between exempt organizations that want to individuals who love each other, I see stay true to their beliefs when the no reason why something as trivial I understand that it may come into Supreme Court votes against them. The difference between the two conflict with some church’s teachings, but as their sex should be involved in the issues is quite apparent. With race, in the end, everyone just wants to be ac- equation.” For centuries marriage is somethere was no reason to think it was cepted and feel like they belong thing two people vow to each other. It okay to make racial discrimination is a commitment that is personal, and exist, just societal ignorance. Soci—Josefa Carmen upheld daily by the people within it, ety’s acceptance and participation not an outside group or institution. of racial discrimination was a beIf two people are ready to make that kind of promise to lief, which didn’t come from a specific source; it came from the each other, and truly care for one another, then who are minds of people. we to stop them from taking that next step? To say that With equality, there are valid sources, such as the bible; specifically stating marriage is between a man and a woman. This genders of those involved determines if the commitment gives those opposed to marriage between same-sex couples a is real, or deserving of that status, is almost demeaning to valid reason for upholding that belief. the concept of marriage. Josefa Carmen, a senior psychology major, said, “I underIt’s a bond that runs deeper then society, and is usually stand that it may come into conflict with some church’s teachwhat American’s strive for when entering a relationship ings, but in the end, everyone just wants to be accepted and feel with someone they love. like they belong.” Jonas continued to talk about how she didn’t underDo these people have to violate their beliefs in order to follow stand the opposition’s stance, and how they justified treatthe law and do they have to succumb to societal beliefs in order ing others differently due to their sexual orientation. She to receive funding, keeping their religious organization afloat? posed these questions to the opposition of Gay Marriage, A majority of the public would be in agreement with Bob “I want them to think about how it feels... To know that Jones University’s final acknowledgment that it had been wrong no matter how much you want to be with that person, in not admitting African American students and lifted its ban on because they’re the same sex as you, you can never get interracial dating. But suppose that was a religious belief. Supmarried and yet watch hundreds of other couples around pose a valid source, like the bible, gave good reason for racial you do just that. I want to know why people can’t love discrimination. Was it right for the Supreme Court to ultimately each other.” force the university into going against their belief so that it could This issue isn’t just appearing in the news, it seems even remain tax exemplified? our social websites are becoming a way to show advocacy. Fortunately racial discrimination is not validated. But the isThe day of the Supreme Court visiting Prop 8 Facebook sue of same-sex marriage deals with a belief contrary to a reliwas flooded with red equal signs. gious organization’s belief. Perhaps the government has no right It’s hard not see how the world is changing. Only fifty to be looking at the organization’s beliefs anyways, given the first years ago the first riots for gay rights were beginning, and amendment. So, if a religious organization does not want to recit was only in 2004 that the first state embraced same-sex ognize same-sex marriage and abide by laws because it is a relimarriage. In this short of time America has really moved gious belief, technically the first amendment protects that right. towards seeing the mistakes they have made in the past So, if the general population wants to legalize gay marriage, and embracing human rights. Let’s make sure Idaho let them do it, but don’t force those who don’t believe in it to change their morals. By interfering with religious practices, the joins in this wave towards equality and says yes to same government is essentially ignoring the first amendment. sex marriage.



How do you feel about same- sex marriage?

“Personally I have lots of friends who would like to marry the same sex. It doesn’t matter to me what you believe, your opinions, it’s your own opinion, it doesn’t matter to me.”

I come from a religious background and I’m still trying to exactly figure out where I stand on the issue myself.” Wes Walton

Sophmore, kinesology

Catlyn Urrabzo

Senior, excerise science

“I’m totally for it. I’m for it just based on the fact that it is a right and it’s one of the strongest relationships that can be offered and one of the strongest bonds that can be offered between two people from the government if you choose to look at it that way.” Christian Johnson Freshman, undecided

“I don’t think it’s really anybody’s business. I don’t think the government should tell people who can and can’t be married. If two people, same sex, different sexes, trany, whatever, want to get married let them. Who says we have to be the ones to control happiness.” Alex Dahlman

Junior, political science

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Communication with professors Breaking Expectations is staff writer Danielle Allsop’s first hand experiences and advice on dealing with mental illness. When I first started having significant issues with my anxiety while in school, I was embarrassed. I started skipping classes, not because I was lazy or didn’t care, but because I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to sit through them. I started to psych myself out: what if I had a panic attack in class, or I felt one coming on and had to leave? Would I cause a scene? I was more worried about what my peers and professors would think of me than if I was of actually having the attack. I never told my professors what was going on, so they probably thought I was being disrespectful. Over my five years here at Boise State, I have learned how important communication with your professors is. They aren’t just here to teach, they are here to listen as well. They care about your well-being and want to help you achieve your goals. After a few semesters of following this rule, I don’t feel uncomfortable letting my professors know about my anxiety. Here are a few tips if you’re just starting to deal with it, or you’ve never talked to a professor about a personal issue before: Be upfront with your professors early on in the semester. Let them know what you’re dealing with and how it could potentially affect your studies. I have never had a professor who wasn’t understanding and accommodating. Explain to them what it is and what it feels like. Most people who haven’t experienced a panic attack have no idea what it feels like. By describing what it feels like, they’re more likely to understand and sympathize. Keep records of when you missed class, and if possible, get a doctors note so you aren’t penalized. However, use these notes legitimately. DO NOT use them because you didn’t feel like going to class one day, but you still wanted the points. This type of abuse ruins the trust you have gained with your professor. Finally, thank them for understanding and taking the time to help you. Getting behind in class often adds to stress. Go to your professors’ office hours and ask to go over a lecture or assignment you missed. That’s what their office hours are for. Though our professors may be hard asses at times, they do have hearts. Don’t be afraid to talk with them. My bet is that some of them may have experience in dealing with anxiety as well.



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Kenny Buckner, left, and Brandi Henton, right, were both arrested and charged with misdemeanor petit theft on Saturday.

Buckner, Henton arrested Michael Steen Staff Writer

Kenny Buckner, a 23-year-old Boise State senior and former basketball player, was arrested and charged Saturday with misdemeanor petit theft. This is the third time Buckner has been charged with theft. Brandi Latrall Henton, 20 year old sophomore and member of the women’s basketball team was also arrested and charged with misdemeanor petit theft. Boise State officials stated Henton has been

suspended indefinitely from the team, according to a report from the Idaho Statesman. Police told the Idaho Statesman Buckner and Henton entered store at the 8300 block on West Overland Road shortly before 4:30 p.m. and concealed several food items and left the store “making no attempt to pay for them.” According to the Idaho Statesman, Buckner is also currently awaiting a jury trial on April 16 for a separate petit theft charge back in January, along with

Spring Game

fellow Boise State players sophomore Derrick Marks, freshman Michael

three games for the previous incident. Buckner and Henton

Thompson, and freshman Darrious Hamilton. Buckner was suspended for

were both booked shortly before 8 p.m. Saturday night and have since

been released. Court records show Buckner pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor petit theft charge in June 2012. He was put on unsupervised probation for one year and paid a $301.90 fine. Buckner played two seasons for Boise State after transferring from the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls and was the lone senior for the Broncos this season. In 18.1 minutes per game, Buckner averaged 5.5 point per game, along with 5.2 rebounds per game. Henton, who just com-

pleted her first season with the Broncos after transferring from Yakima Valley Community College in Washington, averaged 10.4 points per game and received the award of Mountain West’s newcomer of the year. Petit theft applies to property with a value of $1,000 of less and is punishable by a fine of no more than $1,000, or imprisonment in the county jail for no more than one year, or both. An arraignment will be set for the end of the month.

The Boise State Spring Game will be played this Saturday at Bronco Stadium at 5 p.m. General admission tickets can be purchased for $9 and gates will open at 4 p.m. The game will be played in four eight-minute quarters and will match the Bronco offense against the defense. The Spring Game is a part of a culmination of events for Saturday’s Bronco Fest.

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April 11, 2013

Steen Says A tradition unlike any other Michael Steen Staff Writer


US tennis player John Isner squares off against his Serbian opponent at Taco Bell Arena this past weekend in the 113th Davis Cup.

Serbia defeats US in Davis Cup quarterfinal Michael Steen Staff Writer

For a first-time host, Boise and Taco Bell Arena witnessed top-notch tennis over this past weekend as the US and Serbia squared off in the 113th playing of the Davis Cup. Following a split on Friday, and one of the biggest upsets in tennis history on Saturday when the Bryan brothers were eliminated, the United States painted themselves into a corner with the only way out, through Novak Djokovic. With their backs against the wall, the Americans would put their faith in their top ranked player,

Sam Querrey, to take down the number one player in the world. The first set was a battle, as Querrey and Djokovic traded service holds in the first two games. In the third game, chasing down a Querrey return, Djokovic hit a forehand and severely twisted his ankle on the shot as he finished out the point before collapsing to the court in pain. Receiving medical treatment for the following five to 10 minutes, Djokovic miraculously returned to the court with a bandaged up ankle and proceeded to complete the game and break serve on Querrey for the early 2-1 lead in the set.

“It’s very strong emotion when you play for your country,” Djokovic said. “I guess that’s the biggest reason why I kept playing.” Djokovic gingerly tested out the ankle after nearly every shot in the first set as Querrey hit seemingly return after return to Djokovic’s forehand to test his stability. Djokovic battled through tweaks and grimaces to take to the opening set on Querrey, 7-5. “I was assuming he was going to get back out there, it’s Davis Cup,” Querrey said. “It’s a big match. It’s just one of those injuries, depends how bad it is.” Querrey bounced back in

the second set and fought hard as both players traded service holds, leading to a tiebreak, where Querrey took the set 7-6(7-4). Things took a drastic turn against the American hopefuls, as Djokovic blitzed through the third set, on a double break and routed Querrey, 6-1. Djokovic would close it out 6-0 in the fourth and final set to claim the match and the tie for the Serbians. “It meant a lot to me personally and as a team and as a nation,” said Djokovic. “We are very happy to be in the semifinals again.” The excitement and uniqueness of the Davis Cup was on full display this

week as Boise hosted some of the best athletes in the world for an event that both teams thoroughly enjoyed. “That’s something great and something beautiful about this competition, is you get to represent your country,” Djokovic said. A bitter defeat for the USA, they still gleaned some positives. “I am proud of the guys for the effort they put in out there,” Courier said. “Everyone fought as best they could through the circumstances.” With the Serbian victory, they advance to the semifinals later this year, as the United States team is eliminated from the 2013 competition.


US Davis Cup players rest with fans in back.

Well, we are finally here. The event we have been waiting 51 weeks for in unrivaled anticipation. The Masters. Ok, so maybe I’m only speaking for myself, but whether you are a golf diehard, or the casual fan who tunes in to see Tiger Woods, no one can deny the tradition and grandeur that is the Masters tournament. Many sporting events are steeped in glorious and storied tradition. The NCAA tournament just finished its 75th playing with another stellar month of March Madness. Baseball has the World Series and has delivered some of sports’ greatest moments in its 110 years of play. Even the Super Bowl, which has only been played since 1967, has produced storied matchups that will endure the test of time. All of these major sporting events run second to the Masters and here is why: Reason number one: the venue. Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, GA. First of all, how many other professional sports hold their postseason or major events at the same venue year after year? Outside of tennis, no one. Since being founded in 1934 by the greatest amateur golfer in history, Bobby Jones, and his good friend Alister Mackenzie, Augusta National has hosted the Masters tournament. Arguably the most pristine area of land on the planet, the perfection of Augusta National simply adds to the aura. Reason number two: memorable moments. Some of the greatest shots in golf history and most iconic moments in sports have come from the Masters over the decades. In just the second Masters ever played, in 1935, golf legend Gene Sarazen executed one of the most improbable shots in golf. On his way to a Masters victory, Sarazen holed out for a double eagle from 235 yards on the par-5 15th hole. And who could forget Tiger Woods’ miraculous chip-in at the 16th hole en route to his last Masters victory in 2005, as the ball seemed to pose with the Nike symbol before dropping into the hole to a chorus of cheers. As the 77th Masters begins today, we are once again introduced to a four day event that will bring back old memories and foster new ones. No matter what happens this week, I know I will be glued to the screen every opportunity I have. Enjoy.

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