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C of I students launch Smash Bros. Nintendo club

Shots were fired and punches thrown Thursday night as a massive brawl broke out inside the basement of Anderson Hall on The College of Idaho campus. It was a melee of students employing swords, baseball bats and fireball gloves to demolish one another.

Fortunately, no one suffered any injuries—unless you count hurt pride. That’s because the fighting took place within the world of Super Smash Bros., a popular Nintendo game.

‘Pen’itentiary: C of I students delve into incarceration through literature

Buzzzzzzz. The metal door opened and a crowd of College of Idaho students cascaded through the concrete-casted hallway into Cell Block A — maximum security.

“Can they see our faces?” one of the girls asked a sheriff’s deputy.

That’s the craic: Student study abroad experiences

On his second day in Northern Ireland, Lucas Morse found himself in a pub sipping on a dark pint of Guinness, standing alone, looking out of place.

So he introduced himself to a couple of guys in the pub. Guys who, it turns out, were boxers.

“The one guy looked like someone bit one of his ears off,” Morse said.

The conversation eventually turned to politics, and the boxers asked Morse his opinion on Margaret Thatcher, the controversial former prime minister of the United Kingdom. He tried to answer in the most neutral way possible. Tried to. 

College of Idaho honors Fall 2014 Dean’s List

The College of Idaho congratulates the 199 students who made the Fall 2014 Dean’s List. To receive Dean's List recognition, a student must complete at least nine graded credits and achieve a GPA of 3.75 or higher for the semester. Nearly 20 percent of the College’s total enrollment made the Dean’s List. Students honored are listed below by hometown:

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C of I Mock Supreme Court class is one of a kind

In black robes, flowing with authority, the nine justices walked into the room—Sotomayor, Breyer, Thomas, Scalia, Roberts, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Alito and Kagan.

Before the justices: the case of Love v. Beshear.

“I urge the court that now is the time for finality on this issue,” attorney Jim Dale said.

On Monday, the highest court on The College of Idaho campus—the Mock Supreme Court—heard arguments for and against same-sex marriage.

C of I speech and debate finds early success

The College of Idaho Speech and Debate team has been talking up a storm during the fall semester, and the results are evident.

The Howling Yotes have competed at six tournaments and experienced both individual and team success under the direction of Kyle Cheesewright—success that included a second place team finish at the University of Nevada, Reno tournament.

C of I campus set for Homecoming 2014

Homecoming festivities promise to be bigger and better than ever this year at The College of Idaho as the first Homecoming football game in 37 years joins a long list of exciting events for alumni, students, faculty, staff, families and the entire C of I community.

C of I music standouts establish opera production company

College of Idaho senior Zachary Buker and recent graduate Jordan Bowman ’14 share a common dream: to become opera singers and share their passion for music with the world. Together, the duo has formed Opera Elect, a new stage production company based in the Treasure Valley designed to fulfill not only their own dreams, but the dreams of other local artists.

“To be successful in life, you have to make your own success,” Bowman said. “If my end goal is eventually to have an opera company, why not start now?”

PEAK Center launches Coyote Connections Live

The College of Idaho’s PEAK Center/Center for Experiential Learning has launched a new online student employment and internship site, Coyote Connections Live. The easy-to-use site has features for C of I students as well as employers, providing a quick and easy way for students to connect with C of I staff, alumni and local professionals for information on employment and internship opportunities.

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Student fulfills Japanese reconstruction project

When College of Idaho senior Courtney Indart began a Washington, D.C. internship last winter with Innovations in Civic Participation, her goal was to gain experience with international relations and professional development. What she didn’t know was that her time in the nation’s capital would lead to an opportunity to travel to Japan this summer for a civic engagement project she and her fellow ICP interns helped organize. 

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