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    Behind an RA’s door — RAs find the balance between work and school

    Monday, March 9, 2015

    They knock on doors, give warnings and plan events for halls. They do their rounds, mostly unseen, until they bust a party in the dorms. Resident Assistants, better known as RAs, have a large responsibility.

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    Chasing a dream

    Sunday, March 8, 2015

    Growing up in a neighborhood where chasing dreams seems impossible, Quincy Smith persisted.

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    Road to the University of Idaho

    Sunday, March 8, 2015

    Out of Lapwai’s 2012 graduating class of 32, Marijuana “Mary” James is one of four who are currently enrolled in college.



Kadin McGreevy Age: 21 Major: Bachelor of Fine Arts Performance and Directing Hometown: Moscow, population 24,534 Favorite food?  Padeceu with tofu. Pet peeve? There was this guy wearing a Gonzaga sweatshirt. I really like Gonzaga, and I was making all these references …. This guy had no idea. You can’t wear the memorabilia of a team and not be able to understand references to it. Dream job?  I think to be a director of theater worth seeing. Innovative theater. Not Broadway …. Something that challenges…

David Betts | Blot

The perks of bartending in a college town

The light decorates the walls behind the bar Jordan Purkapile tends at John’s Alley Tavern. He moves quickly, but pauses briefly to engage patrons and receives compliments for his attentiveness. 

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One match, one passion — Grounded in history with a bright future

“I can start a fire with one match.” 


From Idaho to Detroit — Studying violence and guns in underprivileged Detroit neighborhoods

Teressa Benz didn’t know the woman well. She was African-American, about 65 years old, didn’t know how to read and had a son serving a life sentence for shooting a police officer.


Diverse Holidays

December is filled to the brim with holidays, including more than just Christmas. Cultures and religions from all across the world celebrate various holidays during the winter month. Christa Abdul-Karim, a University of Idaho anthropology professor, helped explain a few. Dec. 8  Holiday: Rohatsu or Bodhi Days Religion: Buddhism What: The day Buddha reached Enlightenment. Buddhists honor the day with extra meditation, studying religious texts or serving a traditional meal. They also perform kind acts.   Dec. 12  Holiday: Feast Day of our Lady of…


The secret life of Sowa

It’s Friday afternoon and James Brown’s “Super Bad” blasts through the third floor of the Student Union Building. Old vinyl records fill the KUOI studio and all of a sudden, time travel seems real. 

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