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James Orr Recap

So, a natural part of going to a college is a general commitment to paying student fees. These funds go into accounts run both by student government and the Office of Student Affairs, where it’s used in hosting and designing activities and programs specifically for the use by the students.

The problem with schedules

You know how everyone tells you that there are so many things going on campus? And how there is no possible way you won’t have anything to do on campus? Well what happens if everything is scheduled when you are not available? The minute you become available, nothing is going on, or worse, nothing is open. It seems like everything I want to do, such as our hall program tie dye party or the caramel apple party, is always scheduled around when I am not available. It’s like everyone knows my schedule and secretly makes sure to schedule everything so that I will not be able to attend. :)  JK.

Beyond the Quadrangle

Our campus is a hot spot.  I mean, it is really bumpin’.

There are always ample events and activities taking place, hosted by both the school and the community.  We students are always running from one end of the campus to the other.  Little did I know, however, that there is a world outside of Caldwell, Idaho between September and May! (Say whatttt?!?)

Seriously! Have a look for yourself… I haven’t been wasting any time this year in exploring the world beyond the quad…

You want some history credits? Go sleep on a mountain in China.

These are my boots.They’re firm, comfortable, and just reliable.

In about 9 months, they’ll be in the mountain mud of Yunnan Province in China.

Last Thursday I took a break from homework to go see a presentation by Ed Grumbine.

Grumbine is a recognized environmental scientist, and during the past few years, he has worked in conjunction with the Chinese government in their efforts to create and maintain “protected zones” (areas of natural conservation within their territory).

Floating

I had a busy week. Nothing especially stood out, just your typical 5th week of school. Typical means: Greek Week, Humans vs Zombies, job training, and research presentations.

Humans vs Zombies started again on our campus last Sunday. This round we had 125 players, and by the first day we had over 40 zombies roaming the campus looking for fellow Coyote brains. HvZ is an apocalyptic-themed game of tag, with human players attempting to survive as long as they can before being tagged by zombies.  For usually around 2 weeks, the campus is filled with a little extra energy as

Seizing Opportunities

Many opportunities come across the life of our College students,it’s just a question of how and why should an opportunity be seized.Winter and Spring semesters of my junior year helped provide an answer.

During those two semesters I interned at a Department of Defense affiliated strategic studies center focusing on the Near East and South Asia. How, might you ask, did I come across such an outstanding opportunity? Initiative, commitment, and The Washington Center (TWC) sum-up the answer.

RECAP

… of by far the busiest, most exciting, girly, glittery week of my life.  No, not cheer tryouts… No, not the Daffodil Parade in Puyallup, WA…

Formal Recruitment.

I already shared all my love for Greek life last week, so here’s a little eye candy.

PHOTO: Here we are at "pref night", Black and Gold from head to toe!

-Sara Davis

The Disease is spreading …

Literally. Not only is it Human vs Zombies week here at The College of Idaho, but it is also flu season. It is kind of like the game Humans vs Zombies, someone starts off with the disease and once that person touches someone else it starts to spread. It’s a little more technical than that, but you get my point.

Caldwell’s Finest Dining

You know how much I love the cafeteria.  But sometimes, I just feel like I need to get out of our bubble and have some of my own culinary adventures.  Here are some of the top Caldwell eateries which earn the votes of your C of I peers - based on quality, price, and experience – we approve.

Tacos el Rey – 216 N 5th Ave, Caldwell

Hogwarts

I’m in college. A conversation with two or more people can’t last too long without it eventually turning towards Jimmy Stewart or Harry Potter.

I read the series. I’m familiar with all the Potter lore. I hated the movies. People (girls) rag on me all the time about this. I hate them. But the great thing about talking about these teenage wizards is that it’s easy to draw a lot of lines between the fantasy of Hogwarts and our campus.

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