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Bauer Family

    A balancing act

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014

    Who said babies don’t belong on campus?

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Courtney Biggs, assuming her animal identity, visits the watering hole positioned in the middle of the clearing

    Going wild

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014

    The students wear tight, mostly black spandex clothing, their bare feet taped like athletes. Some wear half-fingered gloves on their hands. They are instructed to lie on the dry forest bed, pines looming above them. They close their eyes, and appear to fall asleep.

  • George Wood Jr. | Blot Patrons of enjoy beers and exchange words at the The Perch 2, located on sixth street.

    No Perch the same — Students and alumni share Perch stories

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014

    For birds in flight, a perch represents a temporary haven, and The Perch on the University of Idaho campus isn’t much different for students and alumni. Nestled on University Avenue, The Perch offers students a place to relax from the constant activity of student life. “It was a small community environment, you knew everybody that was in there,” said Chris Kornelis, who graduated UI in 2005. Vandals past and present who have frequented The Perch hold consensus on a few different images. The Perch has…

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Headed for the border

As University of Idaho’s director of tennis, Jeff Beaman was the stabilizing force in UI’s  tennis program for almost a decade. Beaman served as the head coach of the men’s team and supervised the women’s team. He pulled double duty last semester, assuming both the men’s and women’s head coaching positions after former women’s coach Myriam Sopel left to head her own team at the University of Texas El Paso. In a previous interview, Beaman said he rarely spent a weekend at home that semester,…

George Wood Jr. | Blot| The Vandaleers perform at UI President Chuck Staben’s Inauguration in September.

A family away from home — Vandaleers continue long-standing tradition on campus

A Gregorian chant echoed through the Administration Building Auditorium, sung by the Vandaleer Concert Choir. All voices sang loud and with passion — except for one. One voice couldn’t be heard through the tears and heartache.

David Betts | Blot |
Courtney Biggs, assuming her animal identity, visits the watering hole positioned in the middle of the clearing

Going wild

The students wear tight, mostly black spandex clothing, their bare feet taped like athletes. Some wear half-fingered gloves on their hands. They are instructed to lie on the dry forest bed, pines looming above them. They close their eyes, and appear to fall asleep.

David Betts | Blot

Trans* — Crossing the gender barrier

A transgender person is much more than someone wearing a dress and taking hormones.

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