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While some students partied at the clubs last Friday night, others hit up Morrison Center for the Performing Arts Recital Hall for the second Faculty Artist Series recital featuring music instructors Betsi Hodges on the piano and Brian Hodges on the cello. “I’m glad I came, because I never would have gone to one of these if I didn’t have to (for a class),” André Womack, freshman mechanical engineering major said. “Now I think I would probably go. I want to try a lot of different ones like an opera and a play, a top notch musical play to get that different experience.” Betsi Hodges and Brian Hodges played three pieces, each with several parts and varying tones and techniques. This provided students with the opportunity to contemplate what

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Betsi and Brian Hodges perform another installment of the Faculty Artist series. taining their individuality but coming together in each piece with energy and skill. Mo Elshafei, freshman environmental science major, said he enjoyed the married duo. “I really liked it. When they played, each instru-


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ment complimented the other one,” Elshafei said. Freshman psychology major Cieara Swainson said she was particularly impressed with Betsi Hodges and Brian Hodges complimentary performance. “I was impressed by how

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they’ve gained from music classes so far. Womack said he was able to apply aspects of what he’s learned. “I like how the mood changed depending on the tone,” Womack said. “They switched the tone a lot. It made you think about a lot of different things. You think about different artists and a lot of different genres and it brought it all together in one great piece. I thought it was really good.” Autumn Bradford, freshman music education major and cellist, said she enjoyed the Shostakovich piece because of its complex cello part. Having taken classes from Brian Hodges, Bradford said she liked hearing her instructor play. “It was a good recital. Shostakovich was very good and I liked it. (Brian Hodges) did well with that. Shostakovich is very hard to do,” Bradford said. Students said Betsi Hodges and Brian Hodges played well compatibly, each main-

Broncos win 7-6 in defensive standoff

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It was an uncanny kind of night for the Boise State Broncos (2-1, 0-0 in MW) as they held on for a 7-6 win against the BYU Cougars (22) Thursday night in front of a record-breaking crowd of 36,864. The Bronco defense held down the fort on the Blue, forcing five turnovers and scoring the lone touchdown, a 36-yard interception return by senior defensive tackle Mike Atkinson. “How ‘bout that defense? Unbelievable.” Head Football Coach Chris Petersen said about the defense. “This is the weirdest feeling ever. I’m so ecstatic for that one side and we’ve definitely got to back to the drawing board on the other side.” The smoky air from the Boise wildfires created a diversion for the Bronco offense in their disappearance act, recording only 261 offensives yard and zero touchdowns, a current trend this season. Joking aside, the credit rightfully goes to the Cougar defense, suffocating redshirt junior quarterback Joe Southwick on scoring drives, specifically on the 4th and one scramble in the third quarter. “Their (BYU) defense is good, let’s start there. I think we shot ourselves in the foot a couple of times,” Southwick said. “I wouldn’t say it felt like a struggle we were moving the ball pretty good.

We just shot ourselves in the foot.” The wounding was also done on BYU quarterback Riley Nelson, as the senior only completed four passes on the night, throwing three interceptions and fumbling once, ending his night in the 3rd quarter. Capitalizing on Nelson’s throwing miscues was Atkinson, the 312-lb lineman who read Nelson’s pass and instead of creating pressure on the line, dropped back into coverage for the pick six, a score the Broncos held onto for dear life. “Well I wasn’t really supposed to drop, I’m supposed to wrap all the way around but I saw his hand go up,” Atkinson said on the play. “It was a great feeling. We always

talk about it happening but it rarely does.” Pocatello native and Nelson’s replacement at quarterback, Taysom Hill, created the most trouble for the Broncos, tantalizing the defense with his scrambling efforts. Hill helped BYU in playing catch up on the Cougar’s final 95 yard drive that led to a two-yard Hill touchdown. The question of the night came from BYU Head Football Coach Bronco Mendenhall and his decision to go for two, which came unsuccessful and let the Broncos wind down the clock for the win. “There were two entities out there that I was so excited and impressed about: one was our defense and two

was Bronco Nation. They answered and I guarantee that helped us win no doubt about,” Petersen said about the boisterous crowd, who answered to his call of action earlier in the week. All hope is not lost on the offense, as everyone from Petersen to Southwick agreed there needs to be a few things tweaked to improve the corps. “We’re pretty close to where we need to be. I felt a lot of times in the game (there were) one or two plays where we got to make that play. We’re really close. We’re going to come back net week and we’ll get it ironed out,” redshirt sophomore receiver Matt Miller said. The Broncos next take their talents to Albuquerque, N.M. to face the New Mexico Lobos (1-2) on Sept. 29.

well they played together,” she said. “They were very charismatic together.” Students can look forward to more recitals as part of the Faculty Artist Series. More information can be found at

“Why do you think students leave the football games during half-time?” These were some of the responses The Arbiter received:

Taylor Devereux “I’d like to say it’s because the opponent but I would also like to say that Boise State students are kind of lack luster in their support.”

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Boise States’ Michael Atkinson makes an interception at Thursday’s game.

“Sometimes I think that being a little too good at something can be bad because when people win all the time people can get bored. But when you are not as good at something it brings competition and makes things interesting. Sometimes too good makes things bad.”

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Staff at the Recreation Center were alarmed to discover a severly cracked window on the second story of the Center at 12 p.m. on Sept. 16, the day after Boise State faced Miami (OH). “The window appears to have been struck by a BB gun, though no actual bullet has been found,” said Lisa Stuppy, Director of the Recr Center. “The window has been taped for the safety of those that use

the facility and those that park bicycles under the broken window. We have moved some equipment away from the area, but all equipment is still fully available,” Stuppy said. The incident is believed to have occurred between the hours of 1 p.m. Saturday Sept. 15 and 12 p.m. the next day. The Rec closed early Saturday due to the game and no staff was on the premise to witness the act. “It is not clear whether a bullet struck the window, or some other object such as a football,”

said Lieutenant Tony Plott, campus officer with the Boise Police Department (BPD). The broken window appears to be an isolated incidence, which would lead Plott to believe it was not an act of vandalism. Idaho penalties for vandalism can include up to five years in prison and a $1,000 fine. Those with any information regarding the damaged window can contact security at Boise State at 426-1453, or BPD non-emergency line at 377-6790.


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BAM offers student entry, free In a partnership forged between Boise State and the Boise Art Museum (BAM) students reap the reward. BAM is offering free admission to fulltime students, faculty and staff with a current ID card. Classes and groups are welcome to visit as well with a 30 student maximum, the visit does need to be scheduled with BAM’s education department at 345-8330 ext. 36 with at least two weeks notice.

A current exhibit, Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth, through Nov. 4, features soundsuits made of recycled materials and vibrant colors and has been a major attraction at the museum all summer. An Eastern Traditions and Western Expressions exhibit is also scheduled to run through Jan. 6. The museum is at 670 Julia Davis Drive. For more information, check out the BAM website.

Linder Farm boasts Bronco nation pride Bronco Nation is alive and well at Linder Farms located in Meridian. This marks the fourth consecutive year the popular corn maze at the farm features a Boise State theme. Spanning two fields and 15 acres of corn, guests will enter the maze at the top of the first field where etched into the stalks are the words “We are Bronco Nation”. The letters are artfully

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carved over top the depiction of the lower 48 states. The second field, adjacent to the first is enscribed with “Linder Farms,” “Boise State” and a classic depiction of the Bronco football helmet. The maze will open Friday, Sept. 21 through Wednesday, Oct. 31. Tickets for entry can be ordered online or on location at $10 for adults and $7 for children.

Page 2 Ongoing construction interrupts traffic flow Ongoing lane closures are scheduled on University Drive between Manitou and Broadway Avenue from Sept. 24 through mid-October, pending weather conditions. The closures are due to the geothermal project as crews

In support of the Alzheimer’s Association, Boise State fraternity Tau Kappa Epsilon is hosting a 5k fun run. The run will take place Sept. 30, beginning at the Student Union Patio. Late registration and packet pickups begin at 8 a.m. The race will wind through campus before turning west down

the Greenbelt heading to Ann Morrison Park. The Pioneer Footbridge will assist runners in crossing the river and heading back to campus over Friendship Bridge to the finish. Individuals of all fitness levels are welcome to join including dogs and strollers. Registration

cost $20 and can be completed at w w w. b l u e c i r c l e Tau Kappa Epsilon selected the Alzheimer’s Association as an official philanthropy in 2001 and the association is a national network of chapters devoted to finding a cure to the disease and helping those affected by it.

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campus New options to open soon in SUB, ILC Nicole Pineda Staff Writer

Students will soon have the option of choosing between two different Subway restaurant locations on campus. The Subway in the Education building will remain on campus, but the Student Union Building (SUB) will be welcoming an additional Subway in the dining area. Subway will be replacing University Bread Company, the sandwich shop that was there last spring. Bob Beers, Marketing Manager for University Dining Services, said, “Subway has a strong following and good brand recognition. We wanted something fresh and healthy for the students, and healthy options for vegan and vegetarian students.” The decision to put a second Subway came as a part

of student surveys which showed students want sandwiches, specifically from Subway and they would like it to be located in the SUB. The new Subway will be open Monday and there will be a grand opening on Friday, Oct. 12 with prizewheels and giveaways which will include many of the menu items. Two other merchants became part of the campus dining options on Aug. 27. Papa John’s Pizza in the Interactive Learning Center (ILC) is serving personal size pizzas until 7 p.m. Students can also call the Papa John’s on Broadway and use their flex dollars to buy pizza. They will deliver to dormitories until 2 a.m. The J.R. Simplot Cafe at Center of Busineess and Economics (COBE) is another choice. Located on the first floor of the new business building, the cafe is open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. It is

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A second Subway moves onto campus with a Panda Express to follow soon. run by students who live in the dorms at COBE and are participating in the Live and Learn Program. They are serving Starbucks Coffee and Espresso drinks, Einstein’s bagels and pastries and offer soup and sandwich options for lunch. They are also going to be getting an oven so they can begin serving flatbread pizza. The Starbucks Coffee is fair trade coffee, which

Career Center hosts networking event for students Mallory Barker Staff Writer

Important business men and women from the Treasure Valley will be visiting Boise State to meet with students Tuesday at the Meet the Employers Professional Series hosted by the Career Center. The event is a networking

opportunity for Boise State students to meet with potential employers from specific industries. The Career Center created the Meet The Employers Series last Spring. Emily Jones, Career Center Event Coordinator, said the spring series was a huge success.

Jones said numerous students left the spring events having made great connections with potential employers in their specific industry. Jones stated some students even left the event with information regarding internships and potential jobs. Jones stressed this series is unique. “This is different from a nor-

means Starbucks is selective about the growers the coffee beans come from. It is a little more expensive, Beers said, but the quality is excellent. Students also have a couple of other new additions to look forward to. Over Christmas break, the university will be installing a Panda Express in the ILC. At this point, it is still in the developmental stages, but is an addition

many students are excited about. Also, Wilkerson Lounge in Chaffee Hall will be getting a convenience store/grill that will be another late -night alternative. The Pod at Wilks is the unofficial name, and it will be a convenience store very similar to the one at the SUB, but with the addition of a flat top grill.

At the grill, students will be able to grab things like pancakes and quesadillas. It will also be serving Starbucks fair trade coffee, and they will be open until 11 p.m. You can expect to see The Pod at Wilks opening some time this fall. With all of the new dining options, there are now plenty of options to satisfy everyone’s appetite.

mal career fair model,” Jones said. “This is an industry-specific event built to engage students and employers around a specific topic or field.” Jones said the Career Center really tries to bring the CEOs and department heads to the event. “Our intent is to build relationships so eventually, if these employers are interested in hiring, they will think of the students they met at this event,” Jones said. Tuesday the Career Center will be hosting the Non Profit sector of the series and

will continue to host different sectors every two weeks until Thanksgiving. Some upcoming sectors include: • Nonprofits: September 25 • Management Training Programs: October 17 • Geotechnical & Environmental Resources: October 30 Heads of nonprofit organizations such as the Food Bank and Habitat for Humanity will be at the event Tuesday. Students can see a full list of the sectors and what employers are attending by going to Students who are interested simply need to submit a form on the Career Center’s website with contact information and three sentences explaining why he or she is interested in attending the event. The Career Center urges students to submit their interest forms early because there is a cap on the number of people that they are allowing to attend. Jones said that the cap was there in order to keep the event personal

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As college students, we are all busy. Managing our hectic class, work and social schedules can be stressful enough. Add in thoughts of the dreaded freshman 15, and things go haywire. Aside from worries of weight gain, food is our number one source of healthboosting goodness, food for the brain and the body. “Hooker in the Kitchen” is designed to help you make healthy choices, leading you away from the many tempting fast food options and instead offering up fast, easy and budget-friendly weekly recipes.

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Pat Monahan of Train performing at Bryant Park for the Good Morning America Summer Concert Series in New York City.

Train serenades an energetic crowd Eva Hart

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“My heart is bound to beat right out my untrimmed chest,” and that probably is what the enthused crowd of 3,600 was thinking when Train walked on stage Friday, Sept. 21 and opened with their hit “50 Ways to Say Goodbye.” Those who were lucky enough to attend the sold out Train concert at The Taco Bell Arena were entertained by not only Train, but also by opening acts Andy Grammer and Matt Kearney. Grammer had the crowd singing along to his entire

song “Keep your Head Up” and had them swaying during his new hit “Miss me.” “Most people came to this concert for Train but personally I was most excited about Andy Grammer,” Sophie Richard, sophomore political science major said. “He was so amazing and he had my heart racing the whole time. I kept screaming ‘you are so hot’ towards the stage, but I’m pretty sure he didn’t hear me.” After Grammer finished his set, Kearney entered the stage. Kearney had the guts to admit he is an Oregon Ducks fan and continu-

ously teased Boise for its smurf turf and potatoes, but the crowd seemed to be forgiving and most fans got out of their seats and sang along to “Hey Mama,” his closing song. Kearney brought the charisma and got everyone involved in his music. He filled the arena with energy and got everyone pumped for Train to come on stage. After waiting two hours from when the concert started, Train finally made an appearance on stage. People went wild and a light show began as they started singing their first song. “I was excited when I

The Head and the Heart fans pack the Knitting Factory Lauren Hooker Staff Writer

The bass vibrated through the floor and multi-colored lights cast a soft red-green glow across a crowd of flannel button-ups, Ray Bans and facial hair. People overflowed into the Pit at the Knitting Factory on Thursday, The Head and the Heart’s sold-out show. Lights dimmed and

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cheers erupted as openers Bryan John Appleby and Blitzen Trapper launched into their respective sets. People stamped their feet, clapped their hands and raised their beers to the end of their performances and anticipation mounted for the headlining act: The Head and the Heart. “I love how they’re all about the music,” said Tess Gorski, junior psychology major.

“They don’t do it for the fame. It’s literally for the music.” The Seattle-based band is known for their solid lyrics, strong vocals and eclectic mix of violin, acoustic guitar, tambourine, keyboard and drums. “I saw them live at Sasquatch,” said Jessie Berry, senior communication major. “I didn’t know who they were, but I was hooked.” At 10:10 p.m., the band

heard Train was coming to Boise, I’ve been listening to them for a good 10 years now,” Kristina Adkins, junior English major, said. “I know all of their songs by heart and you better believe I sang along to every single one of them.” Train has been around for 18 years now and have had three of their albums peak in the Top Ten of the Billboard 200 and have sold a total of over four million albums in the US. This concert included songs from their first album all the way up to their current radio hits. Lead singer Patrick Monahan invited fans on to the stage on numerous

occasions. Twenty young girls filled the stage and danced along to the “Mermaid” song and one lucky girl got to share the microphone with Monahan as they performed the band’s favorite song “Bruises.” The band tricked their fans when they closed with “Hey Soul Sister” and left the stage, only to come back minutes later and perform three more songs including one of their biggest hits “Drops of Jupiter.” They finally ended with “Sing Together” after giving a little boy a signed guitar and making him promise to one day become famous.

opened their set with “Cats and Dogs,” a song off of their self-titled album released in 2010. According to, the album focuses on “the multicolored threads of leaving home, finding home, and through that process of deconstruction, finding yourself.” As they transitioned into “Honey Come Home” they had hundreds of sweaty, excited fans nodding their heads in tune. “They were having so much fun on stage,” said Blaire Tocher, senior relational organizational

communication studies major. “They’re much better live. I was giddy and had a smile on my face the whole time.” An eery blue light cast across the stage as they eased into “Lost In My Mind,” and the crowd swayed and crooned along to the chorus. Band members regularly interacted with each other, as well as the audience. They ended their show with “Down in the Valley”. “I like ‘Down in the Valley’ because it’s so many different songs in one,” Gorski, who is from Hemet, Calif. said. “It reminds me of home.”

Cold weather is notorious for bringing on unwanted pounds, primarily due to a decrease in activity and an increase in cravings for comfort food. But comfort food doesn’t have to be laden with fat and calories. There are plenty of of substitutions and stand-ins for all of your fall favorites. One of the most popular cravings during the cold months are mashed potatoes. With a quick cauliflower substitute, you can knock out half of the calories and carbohydrates, while adding in 85 percent of your daily recommended intake of Vitamin C. Cauliflower is a great substitute for potatoes as it has the same consistency and texture when mashed or pureed. The extra dose of garlic helps to mask the initial cauliflower taste and the addition of Parmesan eliminates the need for gravy. What you’ll need: 1 bag frozen cauliflower 1 tablespoon sour cream 1/4 grated Parmesan cheese 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 1/8 teaspoon pepper 2 tablespoons unsalted butter What to do: 1. Cook frozen cauliflower in the microwave according to package directions. 2. In a large bowl, smash cooked cauliflower with a large fork (you can also try chopping it in a blender or food processor) until mashed. 3. Mix in Parmesan cheese, sour cream, garlic, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, pepper and butter. Mix thoroughly.

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Try it with Tabby: Conquering the pole

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Arts & Entertainment Editor Tabitha Bower tries her talents at pole dancing.

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Dance clubs aren’t my thing. In fact, any attempt of “sexy” dancing on my part typically leaves me looking like a gorilla gyrating and my attempt at the “come hither” gaze always comes across more like the “duck face.” This week’s step outside of my comfort zone brought me face-to-face with my lack of hip-swaying talent, as well as a stripper pole. Pole dancing, as a form of alternative exercise, is gaining popularity not only for the sexuality and fun involved with this unique training, but for the legitimate workout one receives from an hour on the pole. “It uses the whole body,” said Allison Holley, pole-dancing instructor at Ophidia Studio. “It is very much like Pilates, but the really fun part about poledancing is you get to play and learn new tricks and spins and feel really fun and pretty and strong at the same time.” While at first intimidated by the room toting silver poles on risen stages, pink walls and a black floor ingrained with pink sparkles, Holley and the class participants bantered with conversational humor, making the mood very comfortable. The multitude of mirrors covering the walls, however, continued to intimidate. “It is an incredibly femalefriendly supportive environ-

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“CONSUMED: Stories of Hunger and Appetites” will be the theme of the upcoming Story Story Night, being held on Monday. This event offers a chance for storytellers to tell true stories onstage, without any notes and will showcase the talents of Boise’s featured storytellers Brent Southcombe, Cheryl Maddalena and Anna Demetriades. “Storytelling is really a one of a kind experience. I think it shows the power of words in a way that you don’t really get anywhere else,” said Jes-

sica Holmes, co-founder, host and driving force of Story Story Night. There will be a “story slam” at intermission, in which a few audience members will have the opportunity to take the stage and tell a five-minute story to the audience as well as a panel of judges. The winner of the slam will receive a prize from Boise Guest House and Rediscovered Books. Rules for the slam are simple: Each contestant has five minutes to tell a true story, without notes, that stays on theme for the night. This all-ages event will fea-

ment,” Holley said. “We want everyone to feel really comfortable, so regardless of what their experience level is. Getting through the door can be the hardest part and once you’re in it’s not at all what you would expect, but it is really fun.” The beginner-level class started out with a bare foot warm-up, followed by the shoe choosing process. While some brought their own shoes, an assortment of multi-colored eight-inch platforms were available to borrow. I chose the highest I could find and wobbled to my pole. The first thing I learned was the pole itself spins and quickly. The second thing I learned was while “stripper shoes” make ones legs look amazingly hot, they are nearly impossible to walk in after spinning around on a pole. How the professionals do it, I haven’t a clue. Our first task was learning to walk sexily around the spinning pole. “So we are just dragging our feet letting our hips swing a lot,” Holley said. “When we walk, our hips naturally move side to side, what you want to do is just accentuate that.” Paired with a pole and stilettos, this otherwise awkward walk was actually quite fun and with the added music bumping in the background, getting into the pole dance wasn’t so strange. “You can run your hand along your body or you can put your hand on your hip,” Holley said, explaining what to do


with the hand not on the pole. “If you have a T-Rex hand going on, do something with it.” Next we moved on to pole work including dips and spins. While the rapid spinning was exciting, there was a lot of muscular work involved with climbing the pole as well as clasping legs and arms so as not to fall off. At this point in the lesson I learned pole burn is a real thing, and it really hurts. From pole work the lesson brought us to the floor. Threading and kicking movements transitioned us “gracefully” to ground level; in my case I more or less plopped down. Floor movements included kicks and sexual pop-and-locks, which were a bit awkward. Holley constantly praised and clapped for students who were grasping new concepts, making the atmosphere unintimidating. A free dance closed out the lesson, where all of our newly acquired pole dancing skills were put together. An hour on the pole whizzed by, proving time truly does fly when you are having fun, and the stripper pole battle scars and sore muscles in places I didn’t even know existed prove that pole dancing truly is a workout not for the faint of heart. “It is surprising fun and addictive,” Holley said, and as I have already scheduled my next class, I completely agree.

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ture live music by Dan Costello, pizza from Pie Hole and a full bar. Afterward there will be an after party including free drinks at Red Feather Lounge and Bittercreek Ale House. “We’ve never done as awesome of things as we’re doing,” Holmes said. “It’s probably going to be one of the highlight shows that we’ve had this year.” The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Rose Room, 718 W. Idaho Street. For more information on advance ticketing visit First-come first-serve tickets will also be available for purchase at the door at 6:30 p.m.

Weighing the myth of the freshman 15 Genny Nutting Staff Writer

It happens to the best of us. Our schedules get chaotic, the workload increases and before we know it, so does our weight. Until an extra few hours are added to our 24-hour days and Top Ramen® covers all areas of the food group, it may seem near impossible to avoid the dreaded freshman 15. Before throwing the agonizing scale against the bathroom wall remember, the freshman 15 isn’t inevitable. Lauren Thomas, health educator with Boise State Health Services, said any sudden change in lifestyle can cause a shift in weight fluctuation. “When things are out of balance, often times that shows physically as well as emotionally,” Thomas said. “The many changes that a student goes through can

be difficult to adjust to, and rightfully so because it’s a lot to take in.” Students may be prone to a slight weight change due to academic and work stress, less activity than in high school, sleep deprivation, a change in eating habits with incomplete meals and excessive alcohol consumption and an adjustment to their newly increased control. With student life being hectic, how does one adjust to sudden changes and maintain a healthy, active lifestyle? Thomas encourages students with the mantra “everything in moderation.” The American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association recommend at least 30 minutes of moderateintensity cardio or aerobic exercise a minimum of five days a week, or 20 minutes of vigorous-intensity cardio or aerobic exercise at least

three days a week. A study taken in fall of 2011 by the America College Health Association National College Health Assessment II found 44 percent of Boise State students met these guidelines.

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voter rights “I think voting a right more than a duty, because not voting is a way of expressing your satisfaction with the political system as it exists,” said Scott Yenor, chair of the political science department. “So not voting is a kind of choice, and I don’t think that people should feel compelled to vote.” However, both na-

tional and local organizations actively promote the right to vote. The American Civil Liberties Union’s (ACLU) answer is the national “Get Out The Vote” program, which is affiliated with ACLU’s local “Let Me Vote” campaign. This non-partisan program alerts Boise State students and the surrounding communi-

ty of the right to vote, as well as the practicalities of voting. “(18- to 35-year-olds) count as the youth vote. That would generally encompass graduating high school students and a majority of college-aged students,” said Kathy Griesmyer, Program Coordinator at ACLU Idaho. “They were the largest voting

population that turned out in the 2008 election. Barack Obama has given credit to that age group for helping elect him into office.” The projected low turnout for the younger voting population means President Obama may be missing a large part of the support he had in the 2008 election.

hy t a p a te a r to elec “The problem with voting is that it is a one shot deal,” Yenor said. “It’s not ultimately connected with any other civic form of participation. That’s to be expected—that’s the way modern representative republics work. But it’s a very thin idea of what it means to be a citizen if it’s limited to voting.” According to Yenor,

voting should be an act confirming the voter’s civic activity. “It should be connected with knowing something, which is why I have been somewhat in favor of lowish turn-outs,” Yenor said. “It generally means that those who know the most and have the most at stake are the ones who are voting.”

But Yenor also believes some Americans may be becoming apathetic about their civic engagement because they find it difficult to see their votes translate into results. “Our government is less and less democratic,” Yenor said. “The people who make the most important decisions in the modern

administrative state are bureaucrats. The laws Congress passes are very vague, and Congress ends up delegating significant portions of power to the administration.” Yenor said. “During the Bush Administration, Congress delegated its war authority to the president—it passed a law to do that.”

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vote Nationally, laws facilitating voter suppression are making headlines and contributing to lower voter turnout. “We’ve seen that in the 2008 election, there was this incredibly high turnout of new voters that turned out (compared to) the previous election,” Griesmyer said. She suspects voter suppression laws are attempts to reduce and restrict the youth vote from participating to the same extent in the 2012 elections. According to Griesmyer, 2010 saw many states pass laws requiring voters to show a certain form of photo identification before being given a ballot. Other laws limit access to early voting, rendering some individuals unable to vote if they cannot reach a polling place on Election Day. Voter ID and the early

voting restriction make it much more difficult for certain groups to exercise their voting rights, and, according to Griesmyer, “really harm low income and minority voters.” These are the same people who have the most to lose in an election nationally or locally, depending on the candidates and their policies. I d a h o passed a voter identification law in 2010, b u t ACLU s u c cessfully worked for an alternative. “If you don’t have a photo ID and you

don’t want to pay for one, you could still sign a personal identification affidavit and navigate around that law,” Griesmyer said. ACLU argues these laws are a form of poll tax, which is forbidden by the US Constitution—the electorate shouldn’t have to incur costs in order to vote. For Boise

State students, the personal identification affidavit works well, she said, especially those who don’t have an Idaho driver’s license.

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BYU Cougars got shut down by the Broncos during Thursday’s game which resulted in Bronco victory with a final score of 7-6.

Boise State lacks a real sports rivalry Zachary Chastaine Opinion Editor

Before Thursday’s football game with Brigham Young University (BYU), KBOI Channel 2 news was on campus asking students if they thought there was a rivalry between Boise State and BYU. The answer to that question very quickly should have been “no.” Why would it be? Did we ever care about BYU before we played them at football? Can you possibly argue we have strong enough ties with BYU to really care about anything other than beating them in football? It takes more than having an opposing team on your schedule consistently and being in a relatively conve-

nient geographic position to constitute a real rivalry. All scheduling means is BYU fits into our logistics well. It makes sense, but it doesn’t mean anything. Rivalry can be a friendly motivator in sports, but if all it took to establish a rivalry was showing up more than once for a game then we would be rivals with pretty much every team we play. When everyone is your rival, nobody is. As Steve Buckley of the Boston Herald writes, “some rivalries last forever, mostly because of geography and shared history.” Just think how awesome it would have been if BYU fans had shown up to the blue turf talking smack and getting rowdy. Not necessarily

mean but just driven to beat the Broncos for whatever reason. Boise fans would have been driven to show them up. Maybe it would even have been the seeds of a proper rivalry, but instead they showed up and were very polite. Then we won the game. USA Today notes the Bronco’s have played the Cougars only twice before in Provo and they have 12 games scheduled. Nothing about our games with BYU are really notable. If all BYU games fall on a Thursday it will become the most hated game on the calendar since nobody enjoys having a football game and class on the same day. But that isn’t a rivalry either, that’s just a grudge. Some may remember

Voting is always important unless you don’t vote Zachary Chastaine Opinion Editor

Many students are discouraged by the myth that their vote is worthless. In the state of Idaho it is easy to understand how this myth gains traction. Very often the electoral college leans overwhelmingly right and renders most other votes totally outnumbered. Of all possible demographic groups in the state there is no reason why students should be discouraged from voting simply on the grounds they don’t think it will count. Students should never forget elections are not just for president, they are for all of the local politicians who keep the state running like the governor, senators

and congressmen. Needless to say, it is kind of a big deal unless you are totally content with how things are going, in which case you probably don’t have to worry much about voting. In the presidential election, the state of Idaho accounts for only four electoral votes. That’s not much compared to other states like Arizona with 10 votes or California with 55. However it is still a number that counts in a decision to choose a very important person. According to the last time Idaho’s electoral vote was anything other than Republican was in 1964. So on one hand if you are voting Republican you can be assured your vote is going

to contribute to your candidate’s race. If you’re not voting Republican then you should be excited to go to the polls and rock the boat. Even if you think your candidates are all going to lose, isn’t it better to play and lose than to sit on the sidelines? There are students who will inevitably turn 18 every year and many are voting in their first election this year. These students, along with their more experienced colleagues should be more excited about voting than anyone else. With some states, such as Tennessee, cracking down on the use of student IDs at the polls, in what some consider to be a blatant attempt to stem student voting, we should

when Boise State and the University of Idaho (UI) were in the same conference and we played good ol’ stateversus-state rivalry games and it was a lot of fun. It was our little slice of good competition like the “civil war” of Oregon State University Beavers versus University of Oregon’s Ducks. A real rivalry used to exist between the College of Idaho and Boise Junior College back in the 1950s when Boise students would make excursions onto the C of I campus and steal the bell off their football field. In turn C of I students would come to BJC and take the school’s sign. Although the antics were illegal and that sort of behavior is not encouraged, it was

real competition between schools and not just some people saying we have a rivalry based on the fact that we have competed. Many Boise State students have friends who currently attend UI will note they are quick to argue—often without any sort of prompt— every imaginable angle as to why their school is so much better. No matter how silly the argument is it is just a reminder of how some people out there just want to beat us at everything and it doesn’t really even matter if it’s football because we have that tradition of competition. Rivalries do not have to come in the form of sports. They can be for academic

competitions too. Let’s just let these fun friendly competitive traditions develop on their own and stop trying to invent them.

feel lucky Idaho is not so interested in disenfranchising students. In fact, the National Conference of State Legislature notes that Idaho law provides voters without a form of photo ID an affidavit in lieu of valid ID provided by the secretary of state. A race is exactly what an election is. A race of ideologies and motivation, the ideology to try and put a candidate who will best represent your views and the motivation to get to the polls or submit your ballot. It’s just that simple, and considering how much emphasis we seem to put on free elections elsewhere in the world it is remarkable how little stock we seem to put in our own. If you check out Mitt Romney’s webpage (which you should) and read his plan for Afghanistan, he specifically mentions the Afghan government needs to respect free and fair elections. I would hope this is

something the president of the United States supports. Free and fair elections are not something the Afghan people always had, and they only have it currently as a result of American military action. Our government is so powerful we have literally changed other governments. Romney’s policy on Afghanistan and Pakistan reflects this strength when it goes on to say, “the United States enjoys significant leverage over both of these nations. We should not be shy about using it.” So when it comes to election time you should really consider there are real world ramifications as a result of your contribution to a national decision. Even if you do not vote for president you still have the opportunity to vote for laws that could affect you or your environment. The US Census estimated Idaho’s population to be 1,584,985 in 2011. So considering the state’s two

largest educational institutions, the University of Idaho estimates its population at 12,319 and Boise State’s is pegged at 19,664 that means that just the two universities account for up to 31,980 people living in the state who ought to have a say in how their state is run and who they think the president should be. While the single digit of that state population is accounted for by any one individual may be nothing but a dent against the big picture, it is your one say as a voter. What students forget is voting in the United States is more of a competition than we may realize. It is a competition of ideologies and legislation. It deals with every voting-age citizen in the country and students make up a big chunk of that population so we should always be eager to dominate the polls with our turnout. If you don’t vote, then of course your vote won’t matter.


l e tt e r t o t h e e d i t o r In the midst of this political season, I am disappointingly struck by the tremendous amount of money being spent on two presidential campaigns and other federal, state, and local campaigns. I believe this not only saddens me, but tens of millions of Americans. Viewing this tremendous amount of money being spent by so few people seeking political offices, I feel driven to write this letter. Considering how most of the salaries for these political offices pale in comparison to the money spent to gain

these offices, I truly believe that most Americans have taken off their blinders to realize just how much underhandedness and corruption exists in all levels of our government. Americans are no longer idealistic or faithful about our government officials being pure and willing to go all out to help each and every citizen regardless of our financial status. There can be no doubt that money buys access to government policies, and therefore, campaign contributions

are, in actuality, investments in rich and powerful peoples’ futures! Is there any wonder why so many voters don’t bother to vote? Are my views cynical or truth? Can American government, at all levels, be guilty of some of the biggest white collar crimes on Earth? Just some questions to ponder during this political season.

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We must protect this house Ty Hawkins Staff Writer

It’s as plain as day that the No. 24 Boise State offense is struggling. However, the defense continued to click as they ran a clinic Thursday night with a win over the BYU Cougars 7-6. Defensive end Demarcus Lawrence set the tone during the first drive of the game as he came off the edge wtih a big sack. "How about that defense,” Head Football Coach Chris Petersen said. “Unbelievable.” The Broncos defense forced the Cougars to threeand-outs on their first three possessions, en route to one of the best defensive performances in Bronco history. After an unsuccessful fake punt attempt, the defense held the Cougars scoreless in fourth down territory. "I think it has to do a lot with team chemistry,” said defensive tackle Mike Atkinson. “Fall camp has a lot to do with this" To say the game was a defensive struggle would be generous, as neither team could generate any sort of

offense. BYU threatened the Bronco red zone once in the first half and as Cougar quarterback Riley Nelson let the ball hang, senior cornerback Jamar Taylor played centerfield claiming his second interception on the year. Midway through the second quarter it was Taylor and Lawrence reversing roles. Taylor ran an unsuspecting Nelson down from the backside, forcing the second turnover the Broncos would collect in the first half as Lawrence scooped up the loose ball. The Bronco’s first turnover of the second half started with a big interception by Atkinson, 36 yard return for a touchdown. "We always talk about getting interception—we're going to take it to the house no matter what." Atkinson said. "That guy came up right up beside me and almost got me at the side, but I wasn't going down for anything.” Strong safety Jeremy Ioane, did his best to follow up Atkinson, as he intercepted Nelson, for his seconded interception on the season. Even a turnakit and 30


Senior nickel Dextrell Simmons makes a decisive tackle in the Broncos’ 7-6 win over the BYU Cougars. stitches couldn’t stop the bleeding for BYU as the ability to take care of the football had become an epidemic. Redhsirt Junior Ricky-

Tjong-A-Tjoe, recovered a fumble forced by Lawrence, on the BYU yard line, bringing the grand total to five turnovers on the evening.

Women’s volleyball suffers losses Corey Morgan and Lauren Urness Staff Writers

Coming into Thursday night’s first Mountain West Conference game vs. Fresno State, the Broncos were looking to build a winning-streak after their impressive 3-0 victory over UC Irvine earlier on in the

week. Unfortunately, the Broncos fell a hair short in both of their first two conference games vs. Fresno State and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). In the game against Fresno State, the Broncos came in strong and confident, winning the first two sets 25-21 and 25-22. Through-

out the sets, the Boise State and Fresno State were rarely two or three points away from each other. Fresno State came out of the 10-minute break ready to make the Broncos second-guess their confidence. It was a gut-wrenching loss when Fresno State won the next three sets 2519, 25-22, and 15-12.

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Senior Liz Harden led Boise State through all five sets with 21 kills; 10 in only the first two sets. “I have a personal goal to play my best every game and set my kill record,” Harden said. She’s clearly on the right path to achieving her goal. But it wasn’t just Harden alone. Alyssa Gammel and Brittany Reardon were spot on as well, combining with Harden to reach an astonishing 49 kills. There seems to be a theme that carried over from the first conference game vs. Fresno State to

The Broncos only allowed 200 yards of total offense to the Cougars, while claiming three sacks and forcing five turnovers.

"They've got great swag about them,” Petersen said about his Top 25 caliber defense. “Defense wins championships."

the second home game of the week vs. UNLV: a Boise State loss is a nail biter despite Harden domination. After losing the first two sets to UNLV; 25-23 and 25-19, the Broncos went on to win set three and four, 25-21 and 25-19. Heading into the fifth set with all of the moment swinging towards Boise State, both teams were battling to hold the lead, going point for point tying each other. Unfortunately, the Broncos were unable to prevail, losing in the fifth set, 16-14. This is the second straight game the Broncos lost in a heart-breaking

fashion. Even though the Broncos lost, a few of the individual performances really stood out. One in particular, Liz Harden. Harden finished the night with 32 kills (.243 percentage), 10 digs and 35.5 points. Harden dominated the field in kills and it wasn’t even close. The next closest player to Harden on UNLV, with a total of 20. This is Harden’s second game in which she dominated; in her previous she had 21 kills. Boise State’s next game is on Friday, Sept. 28th vs. Air Force at the Bronco Gymnasium in Boise, and will hopefully have a better performance at home.

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