The year is 2010. In the windowless breakroom of a Hobby Lobby in Boise, Idaho, a 17-year-old high school student is forced to confront some serious existential crises following the sudden arrival of his estranged father, who himself is fleeing from personal demons following scandals at his Evangelical church in Northern Idaho. And these two aren’t the only ones with issues to confront as they try to deliver top notch customer service at minimum wage for their banal big box retailer.
At The College of Idaho, references to the YoteFam are everywhere, from regular hashtags on social media to posters and banners emblazoned with the name. Now, the YoteFam won’t be the only “fam” making the campus a better place, as a new student organization called Oxfam is here to bring greater attention to the issue of global poverty.
Halloween may be spooky and frightful, but the Associated Students of the College of Idaho want to make it sweet and friendly for the Caldwell community by hosting their first ever “Trunk or Treat” event, which is set between 3-6 p.m. on Oct. 28 in the McCain parking lot.
Just as the leaves are changing out on the Morrison Quadrangle, so too is The College of Idaho’s website, which has officially launched a comprehensive redesign to make it easier than ever to keep up with all things Yote.
The College of Idaho will host Montana-based poet Melissa Kwasny for a free reading event at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 23 on campus in the Sterry Hall Board Room, where she will read from her most recent collection of poems, Where Outside the Body is the Soul Today.
With immigration remaining a hot topic in political discourse, particularly after the Trump administration’s rescinding of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy in September 2017, The College of Idaho will host a forum on “Immigration and Identity” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 24 in the Langroise Recital Hall.
Sheridan Hodson ’06 used to sit in his office in Boise’s Micron Technology preparing financial models as he listened to the entrepreneurial podcast “This Week in Startups,” paying particular attention to the rise of businesses centered in virtual and augmented reality.