College of Idaho senior and Palestine native Ahmed Arafat grew up in Jerusalem, later moving with his family to the city of Nablus in the West Bank, a landlocked territory which Israel took control of in 1967. Living amid heavy tensions between occupying Israeli settlers and the comparatively larger Palestinian population, he saw firsthand the effects Israeli policies had on the smaller farming villages within Area C of the West Bank—particularly in regards to water rights.
It’s not every day you see men wearing high heels, but The College of Idaho community has a knack for coming together to support community members in need.
On April 4, the Yotes did just that, gathering with members of the local community to walk a mile loop around campus and raise awareness about sexual assault and relationship violence. The event concurred with Sexual Assault Awareness month, Child Abuse Awareness Month, and Crime Victims Awareness week—and many male participants wore women’s shoes in a show of support.
One could never accuse senior McKayla Stevens of coasting toward graduation in her final days at The College of Idaho.
In one, early-April weekend, Stevens drove to Spokane for Phi Alpha Theta, the national honors society for history, to present her research. Then, she hopped a flight to California so she could meet with the California Botanical Society in Santa Barbara to present her honors thesis for biology.
History in Washington, biology in California. In one weekend.
The College of Idaho Department of Theatre & Speech Arts will bring audiences back into the days of radio plays with its spring theatre production, The Water Engine. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet’s dramatic, 1977 send up of 1934’s Chicago World’s Fair, follows the rise of an amateur inventor’s clever engine design that threatens to change the landscape of energy technology forever.
The College of Idaho’s Model United Nations team continued its streak of award-winning performances over Spring Break, earning Distinguished Delegation honors at the National Model United Nations conference in New York City. The Distinguished Delegation award is the second-highest honor a team can earn at NMUN—and it is an extraordinary achievement for the C of I’s six-student delegation, which stood out amongst more than 3,000 students representing 200 colleges and 140 countries.
C of I alumna Ana Lete ’16 gives a first-hand account of her experience performing at Boise's Treefort Music Fest--and she wasn't the only artist with ties to The College of Idaho.
Now in its sixth year, Treefort Music Fest turns the normally quiet Boise music scene into a hopping hipster city. As the festival grows, more people are flocking to Boise to soak in new sounds, and, as Mac Demarco’s guitarist said, “visit the Basque Museum.” This year, Treefort hosted 419 bands to play during the five-day festival March 22-27.
What’s your congress person’s name? Have you ever sent them an email? Have you ever called them? Those are the questions College of Idaho senior Leo Yousif asks whenever he talks about the new app he’s trying to develop—RepCheck.
RepCheck is an app which would help constituents craft emails to send to their legislators, thus letting their voices be heard in a productive way.
Move-In Day is always hectic for students at the beginning of the school year. It’s a day full of hustle and bustle as students try to get organized and find a place for their things in a compact residence hall.
College of Idaho student’s in Dr. Bastian Thomsen’s Enactus class saw two problems. First, students have no food options on campus after Simplot Dining Hall and McCain Café close each night. Second, Idaho has 1,966 homeless men, women and children, with about half that number residing in the Treasure Valley (according to the Boise/Ada County Homeless Coalition). The solution? Food for Thought, a nonprofit food truck that could supply hungry Yotes with food in the evening hours and also give half of its profits to homeless shelters.
The backyards in the village of Mayhill, N.M., all have a certain feature in common—an observatory. Sitting at an elevation of 7,300 feet with special ordinances in place to protect the dark skies, it was the perfect place for former College of Idaho professor Joe Daglen to construct a house with two observatories a mere 100 feet from his back porch.