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There are three finalists for the Bay Window Public Art Project who are competing for a chance to have their art displayed permanently in the Student Union Building (SUB). These bay windows, upstairs in the SUB, were formerly exterior windows and are now being used to display art created by a Boise State student or alumni. Artists submitted their first art proposals on Oct. 22 and three were chosen from the submissions. On Nov. 27 mock-up displays of the finalists’ art were put up in the SUB atrium for anyone to comment on. They will be up for viewing until Wednesday, Dec. 12. Anyone is allowed to comment and the final decision will be based partially on
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ists’ final application, the accommodation of previous feedback given by the board, their budget and criteria given in the information packet. “The board believes if any were chosen they could get the job done and any of them would look great in the space,” Gilchrist said. Students, faculty and community members are encouraged to put in their comments. “Community members are as valuable as those with art degrees,” Gilchrist said. “It’s an important voice to be heard.” Once the final artist is notified, they will have until April 15 to complete their project and have it installed in the bay window. Following, there will be an informal reception on April 25 by the bay window to recognize the artist. Anyone wishing to comment
can submit their comments until Wednesday, Dec. 12 in the SUB atrium or comment on the Boise State fine arts Facebook page, www. facebook.com/bsufinearts. However, Facebook comments are not weighted as heavily as those entered in the SUB.
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these comments. “I believe wholeheartedly in getting student input,” said Holly Gilchrist, fine arts manager. “They should have a powerful voice in determining which is chosen.” As of Thursday there were 87 comments placed in the display boxes—55 were from students. The three finalists are Goran Fazil, a Boise State alumnus, Eli Craven, a Boise State alumnus and employee and Miles Schlagel, a Boise State alumnus and non-degree seeking graduate student. After the scale models are taken down, an art advisory board will review the submissions and the final artist proposal will be chosen on Friday, Dec. 14. The board, consisting of students, community members and members of the university community will choose based on the art-
Not all university professors are created equal, at least not when it comes to job security. Adjunct professor Kathryn Baxter is dedicated to her students. She strives to teach them the importance of communication through writing while also enabling them to think critically so they can be successful in the workplace. She works at least 40 hours a week. “If I’m not teaching, I’m grading papers, if I’m not grading papers, I’m meeting with students,” Baxter said. Baxter is an adjunct professor for the history department. An adjunct professor is a teacher hired by term or semester. This means their contract lasts for the duration of the instructional season. They are separated (released from their position) each semester and hopefully rehired for the upcoming one. Adjuncts usually receive their contract two weeks before classes start. Boise State has a two-step adjunct faculty pay system.
unsung heroes? Adjunct faculty who have taught three or more semesters for the university within three years, have at minimum a Master’s degree or equivalent experience, and have received satisfactory evaluations are entitled to Step 2 ($911/credit) pay. Adjunct faculty not meeting the criteria for Step 2, receive the Step 1 pay of ($877/credit). Adjunct faculty are not eligible to teach full-time (twelve or more total credit hours taught across all departments) in both the Fall and Spring semesters of the same academic year. Adjunct faculty receive no benefits and a large portion of adjunct professors do not receive an office. This varies by department. Nearly half of Boise State’s professors are adjuncts. According to Education News, the salary of a fulltime instructor is estimated at $47,579 and ranges up to $78,750 for professors. These numbers vary based on the employee’s department, degree and tenure. Full-time professors receive full ben-
efits: that includes health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance. Retirement benefits and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) are also covered, as well as tuition reduction. Steven (Monk) Wells, an adjunct professor for the English department, strives to enable his students to be masters of critical inquiry. “I’m hooked on learning in a very unconventional way,” Monk said. “We move from integration to disintegration then reintegration.” Monk chuckled at the notion of a 40-hour work week. “Boise State is lending itself more and more to the possibility of integrating classroom content with experiential learning and service work, which is great stuff,” Monk said. Noreen Camacho, Human Resources unit supervisor, said she loves working with adjuncts and admires what they do for Boise State. “I can feel their pain sometimes because they are separated at the end of each semester and their I-9 is only valid
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for three years and must be renewed accordingly,” Camacho said. Mark Wheeler, dean of extended studies, works with many adjunct professors. “They are an integral part of Boise State University and oftentimes the perspective they bring from the private sector or other experiences in their background really helps round out a student’s education,” Wheeler said. Aaron Elfering, a 24-yearold majoring in information technology management, has had numerous adjunct profes-
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sors. Elfering compared his experiences with adjuncts to a double edged sword. “Adjuncts tend to be easier graders and expect less of you but at the same time, you don’t always learn as much,” Elfering said. “I have also had some adjuncts that are truly enjoyable to work with, which counts for a lot.” When asked if she would like anything known about adjuncts, Baxter responded, “We don’t get offices. This is my office (pointing to tables in the library) and parking’s a bitch.” arbiteronline.com
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A new medical brigade will make its inaugural journey to the Dominican Republic Jan. 11 to 19, taking much-needed basic healthcare to rural communities. The Boise State team is one of the newest collegiate chapters of TIMMY Global Health. Megan Spurny, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Respiratory Care, College of Health Sciences, is the faculty adviser and will lead the brigade that includes two respiratory care students, three pre-medical students, one kinesiology/biomechanics student and one bilingual ed-
ucation student. They will partner with a national team of physicians, nurse practitioners and nurses who frequently work with TIMMY chapters to fully staff the trip. Student Camille Stover spearheaded formation of the chapter after traveling with a TIMMY chapter in August. She is serving as president of the Boise State group and student Ryan Calfi is serving as trip leader. The group is collecting adult, children and prenatal vitamins to take on the trip. Donations can be dropped off at Health Sciences Riverside Room 206.
Bye Zoca, hello Panda! Construction for the new Panda Express began on Friday, Dec. 7. The construction will run through the remainder of the semester and through winter break. The expected opening date for Panda Express is Jan. 22. Panda Express will replace Zoca and Mai Thai in the ILC food court. Zoca’s Tex-Mex style food will no longer be available. Mai
Thai, however, will still offer cold rice and noodle bowls in the convenience store in the ILC. Their signature sushi will also be available. The Mai Thai in the Student Union Building will remain open through the spring. There are no current plans to replace that location as the partnership between Aramark and the local Thai food restaurant continues.
Chick-fil-A and Aramark are sponsoring a food drive to benefit The Idaho Foodbank. During the week of Dec. 10-14, for every 15 cans of food an individual donates, Chick-fil-A will give them a coupon for
a free chicken sandwich. The individual who donates the most cans of food by 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, will win 30 free chicken sandwiches from Chick-fil-A. All of the food collected will be do-
nated to The Idaho Foodbank. At the end of the food drive, The Idaho Foodbank will weigh the amount of food donated and Aramark will match that weight in food, such as rice and beans.
Free football parking for donations Fans attending the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, in Bronco Stadium can park for free in exchange for donations of nonperishable food and toiletry items. Boise State is teaming up with the Idaho Foodbank for the food drive. “This is a great time of year to be helping those in need and we’re excited to be giving back to the community,” said Casey Jones, executive director for transportation and
parking services at Boise State. A donation of five items, or about $10 dollars in value, is suggested in exchange for parking. Food items may include canned goods, peanut butter, cereal or other packaged food. The Idaho Foodbank also encourages the donation of toilet paper, toothpaste, diapers and deodorant. Parking facilities closest to Bronco Stadium honoring free parking in exchange for donations include:
Lincoln Avenue Garage (1607 University Drive) Norco Lot (W. Beacon Street and S. Vermont Avenue) Admini strat ion Visitor Lot (University Drive and Joyce Street) Engineering & Tech Lot (Euclid Avenue and University Drive – accessible parking only) Parking lots will open to the public at 8 a.m. For a map of these locations and for more information, visit the Parking and Transportation website.
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Abysmal turnout for gubernatorial guest speaker at Leadership Society event Emily Pehrson Staff Writer
There was a great pasta feast on Thursday, Dec. 6. There were noodles galore. There was alfredo and marinara and meat sauce. There was a mountain of garlic bread and a green salad that would have allowed you to tell your mother that you actually ate your vegetables this week. And while partaking of this great feast, you might have actually learned something. You know, if you had been there. Author and Idaho gubernatorial candidate Jana Kemp was invited to speak by The Leadership Society (LSBSU), a club in its second year here at Boise State. It is a club dedicated to providing leadership opportunities to students through
networking, leadership skills and community service. The event was open to everyone, though the dinner was RVSP. About 30 people were expected, and there was food for 50. However only about ten were in attendance and many of those were recruited. When asked how they felt about attendance LSBSU secretary Megan Buxton, sophomore communications major said, “Obviously we’re all a little bit disappointed about the turnout but we do understand that there are a lot of other events going on tonight and it’s also close to finals. So we do understand.” Kemp gave a workshop where she spoke on time management and her experiences in business, as an author and in public office. The basis of Kemp’s experi-
ence revolved around learning and implementing the POWER mode of decision making: Purpose, Options, When, Emotions, Rights and responsibilities. As Kemp said, “Why? What is it about? That’s the purpose. What resources do I have? That’s the options. When does it have to be done? And how do I feel about it? That’s the emotions. Which takes us to rights and responsibilities. If I say yes, what’s my responsibility? What right do I have to assistance or compensation? ... And most importantly I have the right to say no if I don’t want to do it.” Though the turnout was less than what was hoped for those in attendance enjoyed themselves. Diana Carillo, sophomore graphic design major said, “I actually wasn’t
planning on coming. I was out doing my homework when they called me in but I’m glad I did. It was interesting. And the food is good.”
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Three years ago there was a big fuss over a small-time country singer who made a shirt out of an American flag. Words like disrespect and treason were bandied about. Apparently, no one in Europe cared about that story, as nearly every clothing store has something with an American flag based pattern on it. Tank-tops, sweaters, scarves—I have seen more people wearing American flag-based merchandise in Sweden than I ever did in the States! This is a common fad in Europe, my Polish friend assured me as she showedoff her American flag print bag. Don’t make the mistake of thinking all these young people boasting stars-and-stripes scarves are politically aware and supporting America’s policies. Most share a marvelously similar outlook to our own youth, in that the only thing they care about is the fact Hollywood is in the United States. While initially a refreshing contrast to the heavy political discussions that plagued me during and after the presidential elections, it became frustrating to realize that the American flag is in fact, a fashion accessory.
I never viewed myself as a very conservative person regarding respect of the flag, but seeing a precisely screenprinted Old Glory wrapped around someone’s neck because they like the way it looks is jarring. At least if they bought them in the States it could be passed off as silly tourist souvenirs, like the Swedish flag t-shirts I’ve seen, but instead you can pick them up at your nearest clothing boutique. It isn’t a recent fad either, quite a few Swedes in their thirties or forties can be seen wearing the latest American flag knit sweater, courtesy Lexington Company. Another American, Amber Rousse, had an interesting point though. “In the States, people had the British flag on things, and the French one too, I think,” she said. After thinking about it, I realized Amber was right. I remember a friend from elementary school being overjoyed at receiving a Union Jack print comforter while my own sister was thrilled by a scarf patterned after the Irish flag. Since my family has Irish ancestry and my old friend had family from Britain, the joy over these gifts was considered pride in one’s heritage, nothing unusual. Now the question is, do most Americans who pursue things with foreign flags printed on them do so out of respect for their ancestors, or because they look cool? Judging by the strange looks that statement received at the time, it was a fairly unusual question to ask. Maybe I’m just too conservative in my views on respecting the flag. In an effort to broaden my horizons, some friends pooled together and bought me an American flag scarf. At my askance look, they insisted it was okay, since I was American, and this was my way of showing my “American-ness”. Charming, they abuse the English language the same way native speakers do.
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Tony Furtado plays a song dedicated to a friend who was taken from caner. The song is called “Angel We Know.”
Stringing us along in the best way possible Matt Shelar Staff Writer
On Dec. 5, Ned Evett and Tony Furtado displayed their unique musical talents on the Student Union Building’s Brava Stage: Evett with his fretless glass-boarded guitar and Furtado on the banjo. In addition to these, both men played acoustic guitars.
Evett performed in a very Dire Straits-esque manner, playing songs from his latest album, Treehouse, which was available for purchase at the event. “I liked the way he played songs about dams breaking in Tennessee, love and other things in life,” said Jordan Lehman, sophomore mechanical
engineering major. Evett was originally from Nashville but moved to Boise a while back for his family. Pertaining to songs of love, he said, “It’s always nice to play a love song early in the morning.” Besides songs about his hometown, love and life, Evett also had a song called The Greatest Generation Saved the War From Little Baby Eileen,
to which Lehman referred to as, “sort of a little quasi history lesson.” The musician takes pride in his work with his glass-boarded guitar. “It looks as good as it sounds,” Evett said. “With melodies that resembled James Taylor, Evett plays the fire and rain out of his music,” Lehman said.
Communication takes more than language
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Boise State student actors showed audience members a lesson with their production of Julia Cho’s “The Language Archive: just because two people speak the same language doesn’t mean they understand each other.” Students said they got the message. Viewers followed the story lines of linguist George played by Jon Waters and his wife Mary played by Caitlin Susen struggling to communicate when they haven’t
Resten were said to be favorites with their comedic bickering and meaningful story-telling about language and love. Students also said they liked the rotating platform, been able to for years. showed communication which provided seven differEmma, played by Laurel and relationships are about ent scenes and added comElise Curtis was trying to emotions and feelings, not plex scene changes to the figure out how to tell George just words. Special moments production. she is in love with him and make true language. That’s “I’ve been to a few Boise Alta, played by Megan Cho- what I took away from it.” S t a t e ate, and her husplays and band Resten, this one They told good stories and showed played by Alagwas very gio Laurino, communication and relationships are d i f f e r bickered and about emotions and feelings, not just ent with fought without words. Special moments make true a lot of much thought of language. That’s what I took away stage and preserving their character from it. —Kollin Walker dying language. changes,” “I liked it a said Ben lot,” said KolSerrano, sophomore preStudents said they enlin Walker, junior public joyed the acting and stage nursing major. “The others health science major. “The set-up of the production. were just one stage and same actors were really talented. The characters Alta and characters. It was challengThey told good stories and ing for the actors. I definitely
Furtado began his set with his own version of Tom Petty’s Running Down a Dream, which he played on the banjo. “This guy had some of the best and fastest fingerpicking skills I’ve ever seen,” said Manny Wheaton, sophomore engineering major. Mixed in with different songs, Furtado included a few medley-pieces (different songs mixed together)
and included in this was the Beatles’ I Will from the White Album. Though Furtado was incredibly fast, as Wheaton put it, many of his songs aren’t exactly joyous. “I specialize in songs that aren’t happy,” Furtado said. In the middle of his set, he played a song titled Angels We Know, as a tribute to a friend who recently passed on.
liked it.” As the play comes to the conclusion, Alta and Resten have stopped arguing, Emma has decided to tell George she loves him, and Mary has really left this time. George is forced to watch his life change in ways he never imagined nor wanted, all because he could never find the right words. Walker said he was glad he came to the production and will probably attend more plays in the future. “This was my first BSU play,” Walker said. “Theater is a good tradition and I’m glad BSU embraces it.” While serious in concept, The Language Archive was entertaining to watch. With elements of comedy sprinkled throughout the plot, audience members sighed and awed, laughed
and gasped as the actors performed the importance of communication and how it affects every relationship.
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December 10, 2012
Lauren Hooker Staff Writer
Don’t Try it with Tabby: The end of semester surgery
A & E Editor For the past semester I have been highlighting fun and inexpensive activities and projects for college students to try. This week, due to extenuating circumstances, I will be telling you the number one thing you should avoid at all costs: An end of semester surgery. After a month-long battle with a sore throat I found myself sitting in the office of an ear, nose and throat doctor as she told me I needed an emergency tonsillectomy. Battle lost. “How long do can you take off for recovery?” Dr. Beck asked. I counted two, possibly three, maximum of four days I could commit to rest, to which Dr. Beck laughed
1. Doctors notes are taken seriously. Ask for one, a detailed one. As soon as you
have the note, scan it and send it to every single one of your teachers with a note explaining your situation and asking what you need to do to fulfill your course requirements. Don’t take an incomplete. Professors are generally understanding when situations like this arise.
Get as much planning and organizing done as possible. While you can’t preemptively know how quickly you’ll recover, try your best to stick to a plan to stay on track for finals, even if it starts with studying for an hour a day.
Follow your recovery plan so you can get back to the grind sooner than later. Drink fluids; take your medications.
4. Sleep, study, repeat. 5. Take some time to watch some trashy movies or indulge in one of those nonliterary type books (my guilty pleasure is always the Twilight Series. This time I may jump into Fifty Shades of Grey).
6. Ask for help. Friends are awesome. If you need a ride, some soup or even just some company, don’t hesitate to ask.
7. Whine a little, you’ll feel better.
And finally, if the pain medications just won’t go down, take it from me— coffee ice cream is by far the best to top with crushed pain pill sprinkles.
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It’s finally here. If the looming distress of finals week has you in a dead week panic with no time for sleep, much less food preparation, don’t worry. These will provide plenty of energy and make way for potential leftovers. Pair with a side of carrot sticks, celery or broccoli to get a vegetable fix. A George Forman grill or panini maker will make these much easier but they can be made a regular skillet. Chicken Bacon Tomato Ranch Panini 1 tomato, sliced 1 chicken breast 2 strips MorningStar Farms Veggie Bacon 2 cups plain Greek yogurt 1 packet Hidden Valley ranch powder mix 1/2 cup cheddar cheese 2 slices whole wheat bread 1. In a skillet, cook the chicken breast thoroughly. Microwave the veggie bacon according to package. 2. In a separate container, combine the Greek yogurt and ranch mix. Spread a layer on both pieces of bread. 3. Layer the chicken, tomato, cheese and bacon on the bread. 4. In a George Forman, gently place the sandwich in the grill and grill for roughly 5-7 minutes, until marks are visible on the bread. If using a skillet, take care when flipping, as it tends to be messy!
and responded, “How about three weeks?” Failure ensued as I tried to argue every point, from finals and classes to birthday parties and work. I inevitably lost yet another battle and was scheduled for surgery the very next morning, with recovery time spanning both my last week of classes and finals week. Sparing you the gruesome details of my surgery woes and recovery debacles, I will move right into the advice part of things, because believe me, you don’t want the details. So, in the case you also find yourself in a similar situation approaching finals, here are some things I found out, which may just help a bit:
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 health-boosting 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.
Chicken Quesadillas 2 multigrain tortillas 1 cup cheddar cheese 4 tablespoons barbecue sauce 2 strips MorningStar Farms Veggie Bacon, sliced 1 cup cooked chicken, sliced 1/2 tomato, diced Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip for dipping 1. Slap one tortilla into a skillet on medium heat. 2. Evenly layer chicken, tomatoes, cheese and bacon. Drizzle barbecue sauce on the top, and top with the other tortilla. Cook 2-3 minutes on each side, until cheese is melted.
Arts & Entertainment
December 10, 2012
Student art takes over First Thursday Alx Stickel Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor
Downtown was aglow and a buzz for First Thursday. People trekked shoulder-to-shoulder while stopping off at food and art related places of interest. Three such places for students included Flying M Coffee House, where students of the Drawing and Painting Guild provided holiday art, the art gallery below Fork restaurant, where student-created banners and sculptures decorated the basementlike room and The Press where client-inspired business art occupied the upstairs attic-like space. At Flying M Coffee House, students of the Drawing and Painting Guild had their first fundraising event for their new campus organization. Club members said they enjoyed preparing for this kick off. “When you’re making art for critique and stuff like that you get really pressured, whereas these were fun quick things,” said Angela Henson, junior Bachelor’s of Fine Arts (BFA) interdisciplinary studio arts major. Students of the Drawing and Painting Guild said they want to give a big thanks to Flying M Coffee House for letting them display their drawings and ornaments last minute as part of First Thursday. Across town below the dinner rush of Fork restaurant, art seekers found banners and threedimensional art inspired by those buildings as well as important buildings in Hildesheim, Germany. Students said they found the exhibition “TypePlace” to be interesting and
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An installation by two graphic design and sculpture students was on display on the second floor of The Press in downtown Boise. pretty cool. “I think it’s cool you’re getting a foreign country’s perspective on what these buildings mean to them with a completely different architecture and history and with their influence interpreting our style of buildings and then putting that into the typography construction,” said Chris Becker, junior graphic design major. “I think this is a really cool collaborative project. I like that they’re all not the same thing.” Up above the wine and beer sitting area, students and viewers packed together to check out the
“Cross Creative” exhibition. Graphic design and sculpture students came together to create professional art for potential client usage. “It’s really awesome,” said Daniel Warden, senior graphic design major. “I’m really happy with the way it turned out. Unfortunately I didn’t get to be a part of the sculptural thing so this is the first time I’m seeing it. I’m really impressed with what the sculpture class put together. It’s really professional looking.” Each installation included graphic business
elements like business cards and letterheads, while sculptural aspects added something unique and extra to each project. This project was part of an art course offered at Boise State. “Art 397 is very beneficial,” said Cody Hanawalt, senior BFA graphic design major. “I would recommend it. I don’t think it’s required but it really helps you build your portfolio and it’s a good way to understand how you work with clients and basically know where you are going after you graduate.” Overall, this First Thurs-
day was represented with a variety of student art and students got a taste of taking their art into the Boise
community. Before you know it these students may be local artists.
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Logo lacks student involvement Students left out of the loop in making new logo Zoe Colburn Staff Writer
In a reinvention of the university’s image, our logo was redesigned from the eerily corporate diamond to an edgier, sportier italicized “B.” Not to dis the new logo, because it certainly is very attractive and looks better, but the re-design could have easily been created by a student, allowing the school to involve the student body more fully and directly. “There’s two very opposite paradigms that I see when it comes to graphic design.” said freshman business major Austin Loomis. “There’s local paradigms, where it’s special because you can say ‘my buddy made it,’ and you’re wearing it or using (the logo) because you know the person who made it and that makes it relevant to you. And then
there’s also the huge corporation paradigm, where we’re talking BSU spends a ton of money on football, where they want to connect the university to football and Nike.” It’s not inherently bad the university should want to connect itself with Nike, because our football team is gaining more and more recognition. So it’s totally OK and it makes sense that they would want to forge a more visible connection. Loomis suggested an interesting compromise. One that maintains the connection to Nike while also allowing students to become more invested and involved. “What would’ve been cool is if Nike had hired a BSU student as an intern to design the new logo,” Loomis said. Freshman Andee Peña has mixed feelings about the new logo. “ I like the B, I think it’s really modern, but personally, I’d rather have ‘Boise State.’ I like the full name of the school,” she said. Peña does feel that if the new logo had been designed by a student, she would find it an easier pill to swallow.
“If it was a student, I’d probably support it more knowing that a student had created such a unique logo. But thinking it’s just one of those things where you want something to be the new in thing, kind of makes me a little hesitant about it,” she said. Although the new logo is an attractive update, the lack of student involvement in the project is disappointing. We are a part of the university, and we deserve to be involved in the changes made at our school. “If Boise State University wants to make a logo, start with the university,” Loomis said. The way our school uses its image to represent itself should be connected more deeply to us—the students— than just by association. We should be able to look at a logo, the football team, any number of people or things that represent the school and take pride in knowing that the creators are a part of this university.
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Will e-books ruin literature for students? Christina Marfice Features Editor
When one of my classes required that I read several classic novels, it seemed to be a perfect opportunity to take my new Kindle for a spin. Not only were the e-book versions more convenient, not even requiring me to leave bed in order to purchase my texts, but they cost less than print editions. Win-win, right? Unfortunately, wrong. As I began to read, I realized that the Kindle versions of the literature I was reading were not the same as they might be in traditional print. At first, I only noticed a misplaced comma here, or an incorrectly spelled word there. These were annoying, but forgivable mistakes. Then, part of a sentence
was missing. Finally, an entire page was gone. I couldn’t finish the story because of the extent of the errors. I thought there was no way such imperfection could be standard, but the next Kindle-formatted book I tried was much the same. Its inaccuracies weren’t so extensive as to make the book unreadable, but the small errors I encountered in the spelling and punctuation of the novel soon made it too annoying to read. I resigned myself to a trip to Barnes and Noble to buy hard copies of the texts on my reading list. “If it’s a simple misspelling or grammatical error, it’s usually something easily observed by the reader,” said Kevin Skidmore, a Boise State professor in the communication department. “The real problem is stu-
dents often don’t read well enough to pick up on it.” As many textbooks become available in electronic formats, students are bound to become more frequent consumers of the electronic versions of their class texts. “E-books are just a fiveyear or so advancement,” Skidmore said. “We really don’t know if they’ll be used more or if these kinds of problems will be addressed.” Realistically speaking, however, it would be silly to assume students will ignore such a convenient technology and stick to heavy, expensive print textbooks. But what effect might that have on students’ abilities to learn course material? If textbooks are, as classic novels appear to be, rife with errors in their electronic formats, can students be expected to learn
the covered material as thoroughly? Is it fair to hold students accountable for information that may be missing or obscured by errors? Surely many students aren’t aware when they purchase their books that they might be studying subpar materials. “It seems like the conversion would be A to B,” said Alan Heathcock, an awardwinning author and member of Boise State’s English department. “I don’t know the technical aspects of converting, but people have told me the Kindle version of my book had errors, and those aren’t in the print version, obviously.” According to Heathcock, however, the implications go further than students’ abilities to learn their
course material. “I think the downside is that the standards of what quality literature is might somehow be lowered,” he said. “It’s changed the way we curate literature. We used to have these very high standards of quality for literature, and I think the biggest fear for a lot of people is that that just isn’t there anymore.” I was, at first, inclined to disagree. Small errors don’t negate the fact that a great piece of literature is, in fact, great. But if we become a society of readers willing to overlook such error, will the quality of our materials continue to decline? Are we responsible, then, for demanding a higher quality to defend not only our ability to learn course information, but to protect the legitimacy of literature as well?
Buckin-A: Better late than never Zachary Chastaine Opinion Editor
The odds are you wouldn't call someone a “nigger,” anymore because nobody wants to be labelled a racist, but we still have the term “faggot,” floating around, which is used the same way as nigger. We also treat the people we call faggots badly in our society. Words are powerful and in terms of legislation they have a real-world impact. A new city ordinance is a tiny change to Boise law, which would extend the same protections from discrimination—which we all enjoy—to everyone, not just straight people. It has been a long overdue and with Boise State being well-situated within the ordinance’s jurisdiction we can be happy our city is finally getting on the human rights bandwagon and that our classmates are also protected under the ordinance. You should not be able to fire a person from their job, evict them from their apartment or deny them service for being gay, and you are a dinosaur if you think otherwise. The times have changed, and in the United States, we take care of all Americans, not just the straight ones, the white ones and the ones who attend the same church. Some of those gay, lesbian, bi and transgender people who the ordinance applies to are students. And they are people just like any other person. It is disgraceful we have been unable to afford them basic anti-discrimination protection until now. Better late than never. We aren’t even talking about the right to get married. We are still working for basic protection for the citizens of our state against discrimination. Before this ordinance was passed, you could fire someone because they “looked gay." Legislators have fought against this law extending to state-wide protection before. If they can’t afford everyone equal protection in this state, then they are no friend of the student body. If we can’t trust them to protect all students, then we do not need them in office. The people who have been pushing for this ordinance had to be brave to fight for something so simple. If supporting people in their efforts to gain the same protection which I enjoy under the law makes me a radical left-wing crazy who will burn in Hell, then I am ready to fry.
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December 10, 2012
Breaking down the
BCS John Garretson Sports Editor
The first BCS National Championship game was played in 1998 and resulted from the “Bowl Alliance” system between the Big Ten Conference, the Pac 10 Conference and the Rose Bowl. The Bowl Alliance, in an extended format, became the Bowl Championship Series, or BCS. The only confusing thing about the national title game is that it rotates between the four bowls and their respective location. For instance, this year the game will be played at the Orange Bowl location in Miami, Fla. Notre Dame took the top spot overall for going undefeated (the only team aside from the bowlineligable Ohio State Buckeyes) and its strength of schedule, defeating four ranked BCS teams throughout the season. Alabama took the No. 2 spot for similar reasons: Its brutal SEC schedule in which the Crimson Tide defeated four ranked opponents but lost to Texas A&M on an upset.
No. 1 Notre Dame vs. No. 2 Alabama
Jan. 7 6:30 p.m. MT on ESPN
Binge drinking. Excessive homework. The BCS system. What do these three have in common? All can leave you with one nasty headache. Luckily, this will tackle that last item, the Bowl Championship Series, as well as illustrate why it’s so dang hard for Boise State to make it to a BCS bowl game. Let’s dive in:
How the BCS works: A product of the previous bowl selectors, the Bowl Coalition and Bowl Alliance, the BCS was created in 1998, championed by former SEC commissioner Roy Kramer. Despite the previous two selection groups, the BCS
technically allows any school from any of the major or mid-major conferences to be in contention for one of its four bowls (Orange, Sugar, Fiesta and Rose) as well as its championship game. Not so fast though, as the con-
ference, ranking and television red tape play a big role in the “who’s in, who’s out” game. For the BCS rankings themselves, there are three major components to it: a coaches’ poll conducted by USA Today, a poll done
by Harris Interactive and a group of six computers ranking the teams. From wins and losses as well as strength of schedule and conference play, the BCS ranks the top 25 teams in the nation. The No. 1 and No. 2
overall team in the BCS standings at the end of the college season rightfully play in the national title game. But for the other bowls, it becomes a bit murky. Here is the breakdown of the BCS bowl system:
No. 6 Stanford vs. Wisconsin
Jan. 1 3 p.m. MT on ESPN
The Rose Bowl, typically played on Jan. 1, carries the nickname “The Granddaddy of Them All” because it is the oldest BCS bowl game. First played in 1902, it has been the most widely-attended bowl game since 1945. For this bowl, the winners of the Pac-12 and Big 10 conferences head to Pasadena, Calif. for one of the more historic bowls in college football history.
The Stanford Cardinal, ranked No. 6 overall, found their way into this year’s Rose Bowl as Pac- 12 conference winners, defeating UCLA in the Pac-12 title game 27-24 on Nov. 30. For the unranked Wisconsin Badgers, beating the Nebraska Cornhuskers 70-31 on Dec. 1 in the Big 10 title game was the key to their trip back to Pasadena for a third consecutive year.
No. 15 Northern Illinois vs. No. 12 Florida State
Jan. 1 6:30 p.m. MT on ESPN
Tied with the Sugar Bowl for the second-oldest bowl game in the BCS, the Orange Bowl has been played annually for more than 75 years. Before the National Championship became a standalone game, the Orange Bowl hosted the top two BCS teams several times. Initially having a conference connection with the Big East, the Orange Bowl now takes the winner of the ACC and at-large team, a team which the bowl selects within the top 16 of the BCS standings
Florida State took home the ACC crown by taking down Georgia Tech 21-15 in their title game on Dec. 1. For Northern Illinois, it’s a bit of a different story. As members of the MAC, the conference is considered a “non-AQ” and must finish in the Top 16 and ahead of a major conference winner to qualify for a BCS spot. The Huskies did just that, finishing at No. 15 in the final BCS rankings and ahead of Big 10 conference winner Wisconsin.
No. 3 Florida vs. No. 21 Louisville Jan. 2 6:30 p.m. MT on ESPN
The Sugar Bowl, tied with the Orange Bowl, is the second-oldest BCS game. It was first played in 1926, when New Orleans held a community celebration centered around a football game. The festival idea was scrapped, but the football game stayed to be renamed the Sugar Bowl. The bowl itself has a conference tie-in with the SEC and an
at-large pick. With Alabama heading to the national title game, the bowl selected No. 3 as its SEC representative. While the Big East does not have any conference tie-ins, it does qualify as an at-large pick. This year’s Big East winner was Louisville, defeating Rutgers 20-17 on Nov. 29 for the conference title.
No. 4 Oregon vs. No. 5 Kansas State
Jan. 3 6:30 p.m. MT on ESPN
The Fiesta Bowl began with the Western Athletic Conference’s frustration in attempting to obtain bowl invitations for its teams (sound familiar?). First played in 1971, the Fiesta Bowl quickly began attracting highprofile teams from larger conferences. In 1978, it dropped its tie-in with the WAC. Now, the bowl takes the win-
ner of the Big 12 conference and an at-large pick. Kansas State took home the Big 12 title with its 42-24 win over Texas to head to Phoenix, Ariz. for the bowl. The bowl then selected Oregon as its at-large team to square off against the Wildcats, the Ducks fourth straight BCS bowl appearance.
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Above: Junior guard Diana Lee. Below: Junior guard Erica Martinez drives to the rim as the Broncos fell short to Eastern Washington 74-63 Friday night.
Eagles swoop up win over Broncos
Women’s basketball falls to EWU 74-63 on night of Title IX anniversary Corey Morgan Staff Writer
When the Boise State Women’s Basketball team took on the Eastern Washington Eagles on Dec. 7, it marked the 40th anniversary of Title IX being put into place. Title IX, in short, is non-discrimination in educational institutions regardless of sex. Many people get the misconception that Title IX is just used in athletics; but it also means nondiscrimination when it comes to academics, jobs on campus or anything else to do with universities in general. The passing of Title IX marked a turning point in the history of athletics, especially when it came to women’s sports. It also requires a university to give out the same amount of women scholarships as they do men. “It’s very important to me. I probably wouldn’t get the opportunity I have here at Boise State without it … I feel really blessed that me and my teammates have been able to get a scholarship to play and represent Boise State,” said junior guard Diana Lee on what Title IX means to her.
“The opportunities that we now have because of (Title IX); this is my life, this is what is getting me through college, this is what is getting me these amazing coaches, friends and experiences that I wouldn’t have without it,” said senior forward Lauren Lenhardt. At half time during Friday’s game at Taco Bell Arena, there was a video being played on the big video screen that included women faculty and past women athletes of Boise State talking about how Title IX positively changed their lives. After the video was played, past Boise State women athletes were recognized ranging from 1970s women’s basketball players to 2000s women’s volleyball players. Unfortunately for the women’s basketball team, they were unable to come out of the game with a victory against the Eastern Washington Eagles on this day of celebration. The Broncos were playing behind from the start of the game and were never able to recover. The Bronco defense wasn’t playing the strongest defense, but what is more important to look at is how lights-out the Eastern
Washington Eagles were shooting: 42.9 percent on 3-point attempts. “We have those slow starts and every time we’ve had that we just cannot get ourselves out of it quick enough. We did ourselves in such a hole and we comeback again but once you’re down 20 points, it’s a hard way to go,” Lenhardt said. When all hope seemed to be lost, the Broncos began making a comeback late in the second half. But there were too many points to make up for and not enough time. The Broncos lost to the Eagles, 63-74. Lenhardt led the team with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Nearing Mountain West Conference games, the Broncos are determined to keep their heads up. “Our goal has always been to win the conference, but we have to take it game-by-game. Every team is really tough in there (Mountain West) so we know we got our wok cut out for us, but we are ready to do the work,” Lee said. The Broncos are now 5-4 on the season and after a 4-1 start to the season, the women have lost the last three of their four games.
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New B logo acts as more than just sports symbol A look behind the Nike-designed B and the monetary numbers that came with it Lauren Urness Staff Writer
Upon receiving the email that the Boise State logo had changed, students may have expected to see an image of something they had never seen, ever imagined, or had ever even crossed their mind before. After opening the email and seeing the same logo that has been on the banners that are strung across University Drive, it is safe to say students were a little let down. The new B logo was officially introduced on Nov. 7, replacing the diamond logo with the B represents the idea of moving forward.
From the looks of it, the B itself looks more like a B on a pair of gym shorts or jersey. With Nike helping in the designing efforts, it shouldn’t come as a surprise. Boise State Director of Communication and Marketing Frank Zang gave an explanation as to what the “new” university logo had to do with the school’s athletic program. “There have been no changes to the athletic mark. The Bronco head spirit logo will remain the primary mark for athletics, but there will be consistency across the campus in the fonts and colors of the university,” Zang said. The logo was designed
in part with professional designers from Nike. According to Nike’s blog page, “The school landed on the forward moving ‘B’ mark to represent determination, strength, character, and community, the university’s personality traits.” Although many have begun to think this logo will replace those on sports jerseys and facilities, it will only replace the diamond logo that was set in 2001. While there is not a replacement for the sports jerseys and other apparel as of late, Nike’s blog page also goes on to say, “The Bronco head graphic will be central to a new, consistent look across all sports teams
that the school, in concert with Nike, plans to unveil in the spring.” But why is Nike the one that gets all the attention from Boise State? Nike has had three contracts with the university that helps to fund all of the university’s sporting needs. Nike pays Boise State $280,000 each year in both product and cash. The 6-year contract signed by both Boise State and Nike in April 2011 guarantees Boise State athletic teams more than $6.24 million altogether. There is a catch to this deal though. Interestingly enough, the rumors floating around about Head Football Coach Chris Petersen and
his interview with the University of Wisconsin which should take place on Monday pose a potential issue in Nike’s funding of the Boise State Athletic program. “Nike can reduce those cash payments if there is a change in Boise State’s football coach from Chris Petersen,” which is stated in Idaho Statesman columnist Brian Murphy’s article entitled “New Nike deal worth more than $1 million annually for Boise State athletics”. ESPN sports writer Kristi Dosh says in her article called “Nike deal boosts state revenues” “A lot of those figures change, however, should Petersen no longer be the head coach of
the Broncos football team,” Dosh reported. What could this mean for Boise State? If Petersen ended up leaving Boise State to become the Head Football Coach at the University of Wisconsin, would Nike reduce or even cut funding that supports the entire athletic program? Rest assured, the probability of Pete leaving is next to very unlikely, but one can‘t help but wonder if the B would even exist if Boise State had lost its highest paid employee. The university is moving in a positive direction with the move, but “B” aware that logo represents much more than just the university.
Bringing it back home Michael Steen Staff Writer
Following a historical upset over the then no. 11 ranked Jays of Creighton University and a dominating tune-up win against University of California at Santa Barbara, the Broncos were handed a humiliating 76-55 loss to PAC 12 foe, the University of Utah. With the loss, the Broncos now drop to 6-2 on the year. On a night where Utah honored the passing away of their former long-time coach, Rick Majerus, the Utes rode the energy of the crowd to a 21-point, wireto-wire drubbing of the Broncos. Shooting an unconscious 68 percent from the field, including 75 percent midway through the second half, the Utes forced the Broncos to play their game and exploited the Broncos’ defense. Sophomore guard Derrick Marks, the hero for the Broncos at Creighton, led Boise State in scoring against Utah with 18 as only he and freshman guard Mikey Thompson scored in double figures on the night. Shift Focus to next Friday, Dec. 14, when the Broncos will host SEC leaders, the LSU Tigers (5-0). This is the second of a home-and-home contract with LSU as the Broncos lost in Baton Rouge last season, 64-45. The Tigers are currently 5-0 and have one more tune up game on Tuesday vs. 2-5 Chattanooga before they enter Taco Bell Arena Friday night. The Broncos have struggled in the post this year so far, relying on the play of their guards to the lead them. This could play a big facThe Arbiter
tor against LSU as the Tigers currently rank 10th in the country in rebounds per game with 43.8 RPG. In contrast, the Broncos rank 300th in the nation with 31.4 rebounds per game. The Broncos’ will be looking for a signature home win against the Tigers to try and keep themselves in the national spotlight as they near Mountain West Conference play. Following the upset over Creighton, the Broncos received 22 top 25 votes from the AP poll, and two votes from the USA Today Coaches Bowl. The Broncos received recognition from media such as Sports Illustrated and CBS Sports college basketball reporter Seth Davis, who ranked the Broncos as high as 22nd in his poll following the Creighton win and calling the Broncos “underrated”. With the balcony already being open, Boise State has already sold over 7,000 tickets for the LSU game; Taco Bell Arena holds 12,644 at full capacity. The Boise State Athletic Department has also reserved 2,000 seats for the student section at the game. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Boise State home schedule:
Fri, Dec 14 LSU 7 p.m. S un, Dec 30 Corban 2 p.m. S at, Jan 5 W alla Walla 5 p.m. W ed, Jan 16 New Mexico 7 p.m. W ed, Jan 23 F resno S tate 6 p.m. S at, Feb 2 UNLV 7 p.m.
Redshirt freshman guard Mikey Thompson attackes the ball.
S at, Feb 9 Wyoming 7 p.m. W ed, Feb 20 Air Force 6 p. m. Wed, Feb 27 Nevada 6 p.m. S at, Mar 2 Colorado S tate 6 p.m. S at, Mar 9 San Diego S tate 1:30 p . m .
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