COVID-19 Friendly Halloween Activities

Sammy Rich on Oct 26, 2020 10:15:00 AM

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Halloween is this week, which means the spooky season in full swing. And as with most things this year, All Hallows Eve is going to look a little bit different. While conventional trick-or-treating has been shelved this year, there are many Halloween activities you can still enjoy safely.

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What is Steampunk?

Sammy Rich on Oct 19, 2020 10:30:00 AM

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Halloween is just around the corner, and some are already thinking ahead for what they will dress up as this year. As unfortunate as conventional spooky celebrations being put on hold is, there’s no reason not to enjoy All Hallows Eve by dressing up. No matter where you shop to gather the items for your costume, you are bound to have seen a section labeled as “Steampunk.” Here, you are bound to find monocles, large-brim hats covered in gears and chains, corsets, googles, frills, and brass.

From the outside, this style appears to be what a goth would choose if they discovered a color other than black. But steampunk is now its own entity; more than just a Halloween costume, steampunk is now its own subculture.

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Equity vs. Equality 101: Understanding Different Perspectives

Sammy Rich on Oct 12, 2020 10:30:00 AM

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Racial injustice, police brutality, protests, and the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and several others, have all become topics of both conversation and argument in dining rooms, classrooms, and boardrooms across the country. In and amongst these current and polarizing events and issues, the topic of equality and equity in the United States continues its discourse as it has become even more so relevant in recent days.

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Did You Know? Pocatello Railroad Depot

Arlen Walker on Oct 5, 2020 2:51:12 PM

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Souvenir postcard of Pacific Hotel and Passenger Depot, constructed in 1883 with the top floor Mansard roof added in 1887 (photo courtesy of Justin Smith).

The Pocatello railroad depot, originally built by the Oregon Short Line Railroad (OSL), is the third structure to serve that purpose in the city. It was preceded by the Pacific Hotel and Passenger depot and the Oregon Short Line freight depot.

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Portraying the Unknown Through Music

Sammy Rich on Oct 5, 2020 10:33:18 AM

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Twentieth century painter and co-founder of the cubism movement alongside Picasso, Georges Braques stated that “in art there is only one thing that counts: the bit that cannot be explained.” Unlike science and math, which also try to explain the unknown, art is unique in that it can explain what we don’t know by having us experience and feel the unknown.

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ISU CEWT Hosts 2nd Annual Mental Health Resource Fair

ISU CEWT on Sep 21, 2020 9:11:00 AM

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Idaho State University’s Continuing Education and Workforce Training (CEWT) is pleased to announce its 2nd annual Mental Health Resource Fair on Saturday October 3, 2020 in conjunction with Old Town Pocatello’s Great Pumpkin Festival and Farmers Market.

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How to Monetize Your Gameplay

Sammy Rich on Sep 14, 2020 10:45:00 AM

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If you’re anything like me, by this point in the year you’ve stopped paying mind to the day on the calendar and have fully embraced the Groundhog Day lifestyle.

For me, and for many others it seems, this has been a rife opportunity to go through a backlog of things you’ve always meant to enjoy. Maybe during this time you’ve picked up a new hobby, possibly inspired by our article from a few months ago about some fun titles to get you interested in video games. You're not alone. In fact, a third of all Americans have been playing more games.

Did you know there’s a way to make a little extra money by playing video games?

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The Banjo: Far From The ‘Redneck’ Instrument

Sammy Rich on Sep 7, 2020 11:30:00 AM

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The banjo gets a bad reputation. People dismiss the instrument as a cheaper version of the guitar, meant only for rednecks who live next to the bayou and live off catfish while wrestling ‘gators. However, the banjo is more than just a guitar with some twang.

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ISU COT Receives Grant Fund for Single Parent, Displaced Homemaker/Worker Students

Sammy Rich on Aug 31, 2020 2:59:01 PM

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ISU College of Technology (COT)’s Center for New Directions has recently received grant funds from the State of Idaho to support the education and workforce preparedness of single parent or displaced homemaker/worker COT students.

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Instructor Highlight: Connie Irick

Sammy Rich on Aug 24, 2020 12:39:43 PM

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Elementary school music teacher Connie Irick values sharing the skills she has learned with others. This was no different after the tragic loss of a friend, where the healing she received inspired her to help others heal.

To that end, Irick will be instructing an upcoming class on the Grief Recovery Method for Idaho State University’s Continuing Education and Workforce Training.

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