Avoid The Cabin Fever: Things To Do in Quarantine

Sammy Rich on Mar 30, 2020 10:30:00 AM

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Cabin fever is no joke. Whether you’re conscious of it or not, staying cooped up inside can take a serious toll on your mental health. A sudden change in routine can also cause massive stress, and coupled with the uncertainty lingering in the air right now, the feeling of anguish can easily become overwhelming. During these times, focusing your energy into something productive can help curb these feelings of unease.

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Phishing for Funds: Staying Safe in the Digital World

Sammy Rich on Mar 23, 2020 9:00:00 AM

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As the internet evolves, as do the practices of scammers utilizing it to trick you out of your money.

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“Hands Clean”, “No Scrubs”, “Staying Alive”, and More: Are You Washing Your Hands Properly?

Sammy Rich on Mar 16, 2020 9:30:00 AM

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It is important now more than ever to keep yourself safe, and the best way to prevent spread of infection is by practicing good hygiene. Making sure you have the proper handwashing technique is crucial.

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Come to Your Census: Overview of This Year’s Headcount

Sammy Rich on Mar 9, 2020 9:15:00 AM

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It’s the start of the new decade, which means it’s time for another census.

Starting March 12, people residing within the United States are required by the Constitution to complete a form of questions to determine where Americans live, what they do, and much more.

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Did You Know? Paradice Buildings

Arlen Walker on Mar 3, 2020 8:15:00 AM

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This late 1920s campus view shows the former LDS Institute (now the Dental Hygiene Bldg.) on the upper right. Left of it is Residence Hall (now a parking lot) on the corner of 8th and Terry.  On the far top left is Colonial Hall, by Paradice in 1925 (former dorm, now an office bldg.) Other buildings are, center left to right, Faris Hall (boys’ dorm) current location of Physical Science; the Beanery (cafeteria), replaced by Engineering; and the old Engineering bldg., (currently a parking lot). Next row, Swanson Hall, Baldwin Hall, and the original Reed Gym, (no longer standing). Bottom row, Frazier Hall, 1924, still in use, and the original Turner House (girls’ dorm), current location of Business Administration. Bottom right with the tall smoke stack, is the original campus heating plant.

Four buildings of five on the ISU campus designed by famous local architect Frank H. Paradice are still in use. They are Colonial Hall, the Administration building, Gravely Hall, and Reed Gym. Residence Hall was demolished for additional campus parking several years ago.

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Entrepreneur Highlight: ‘We Bought A Castle in Idaho’

Sammy Rich on Mar 2, 2020 1:44:42 PM

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When driving through any small town in Idaho, the last thing you would expect to see is a palace. However, in Chubbuck, nestled between run-of-the-mill retail stores and residential neighborhoods, a grand castle towers over you. Nearing the entrance, a water fountain adorned with lion’s heads with words invoking the arts (“dedication”, “potential”, “imagination”, etc.) greets the lavish entryway. This community dinner theatre makes you feel like you’ve stepped outside of the mundane and into something magical.

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Why Do We Have A Leap Year?

Sammy Rich on Feb 24, 2020 9:52:00 AM

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When it comes to the 12-month calendar, February is the odd one out. It is the shortest, for starters, but it is also the only month that can have an extra day tacked onto it every four years. February 29th, the leap day-- arguably the worst day to have a birthday on-- has an interesting backstory behind it, which all revolves around trying to find order with the imperfect aspects of the natural world.

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Hi-Fi or Wi-Fi?

Sammy Rich on Feb 17, 2020 8:45:00 AM

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An analog audio setup brings with it nostalgia. Pulling the vinyl out of its sleeve, being careful not to touch the grooves, gently cleaning dust off its surface, setting it on the turntable and placing the needle on its edge, then adjusting the levels until the sound is crisp, deep, and crystal clear-- all of this culminates an experience that is long-lost in an age that prefers convenient over complicated.

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Be Your Own Valentine!

Jennifer Ibeabuchi on Feb 10, 2020 9:41:00 AM

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Did you know that the first heart-shaped box of chocolates was introduced in 1861 (Hawkins, 2019)? You may be one of those people who shower their loved ones with chocolates and flowers on Valentine’s Day or you may be the one who consciously avoids all things red during February. Regardless, most people can agree that Valentine's Day is the one day of the year dedicated to showering people with love.

While this is true, the one person you may forget on this special day, the one who knows you, feels your pain and happiness, and carries you through the toughest times: YOURSELF!

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Did You Know? Old Town Lodge Halls

Arlen Walker on Feb 4, 2020 9:05:00 AM

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Several buildings in Pocatello’s Old Town Neighborhood exist because of fraternal organizations and secret societies. Such organizations (Elks, Masons, Eagles, Moose, and many others) were popular during the late 1800s and well into the twentieth century.

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