On a Wednesday night in downtown Boise, College of Idaho senior Eli Nary took the stage for open mic night at Liquid Laughs. It was his first attempt at stand-up comedy. The result, terrible. The experience, thrilling.
Now, four months later, Nary finds himself as one of five finalists for the title of Boise’s Funniest Person and $1,000, which he’ll compete for on Aug. 1 —but don’t try and get tickets, they’re sold out.
Forbes magazine has released its list of “America’s Top Colleges,” which ranks the top 650 schools in the nation based upon post-graduate success, student satisfaction, student debt, four-year graduation rate and competitive awards.
And this year, The College of Idaho has cracked the top 200 colleges in the nation, landing at No. 195.
College of Idaho men's basketball coach Scott Garson served as an assistant coach for the Under-18 United States team at the 2015 European Maccabi Games, held in Berlin, Germany.
The Maccabi Games are an international Jewish sporting event, similar to the Olympics. The 2015 games held special significance as the first Jewish event of this magnitude held on German soil since the Holocaust ended 70 years ago.
It was a night not unlike most as College of Idaho strength and conditioning coach Mike Shines walked out of a dinner lounge in downtown Boise. He noticed a group of people had gathered outside. Shines walked over to see the subject of the gathering—a man physically abusing a woman.
Shines stood among the group, just like the others, until the woman was shoved onto his car. That is when he spoke up and said something.
“I asked myself, ‘Had he not thrown her on my car, would I have stood there like everybody else, or would I have done something?’” Shines said.
“We twa hae paidl'd in the burn, frae morning sun till dine; but seas between us briad hae roar'd, sin' auld lang syne."
So goes a verse in perhaps the most famous Scottish song there is, Robert Burns’ “Auld Lang Syne.” With its traditional, olde tyme feel and bagpipe accompaniment, Scottish—and, more broadly, Celtic—music has spread from the British Isles across the globe.
Explore the final frontier at The College of Idaho’s Whittenberger Planetarium! The New Horizons mission will be the lead topic when the planetarium hosts its next public show at 7 p.m. July 23 inside Boone Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell. Learn about the New Horizons mission, which left Earth in 2006 en route to Pluto, and just flew by the planet on July 14. New Horizons is the first-ever space mission to explore a world so far from Earth.
A dozen kids gathered onto the carpet of the Shannon Lounge and sat in a circle. One by one, in a counterclockwise pattern, they counted in Chinese, “yī, èr, sān, sì, wǔ, liù…,” until they reached the number 30. By the end of the week, they’d be counting even higher.
“The fact that this class is offered on the C of I campus really enhances our culture,” said C of I English professor Dr. Rochelle Johnson, whose daughter Wren attended the class.
“I counted to 100 today,” Wren said after the last day of class.
College of Idaho senior Roxanna Alma-Taya landed in Beijing at midnight. After traveling halfway across the world, she got off the plane alone and unable to speak any Chinese. Trying to find her hotel, contact her university the next day and get around were all challenges to say the least. But in the midst of feeling like a small fish in a large pond, Alma-Taya decided to just keep swimming.