Video Game 101: Fun, Interesting, and Easy Games for Gaming Novices

Sammy Rich on May 25, 2020 11:00:00 AM

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Tired of spending your endless amounts of free time watching television or movies? Maybe right now is the perfect time to try your hand at some video games. I have no shame in admitting that I have spent most of my freetime these last couple months gaming.

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Online CEWT Classes To Take With Your Mom

Sammy Rich on May 11, 2020 9:00:00 AM

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It is currently the beginning of May, and that means right now is the time to celebrate our mothers. While previous stay-at-home orders and current plans to slowly re-open select states across the US have made it a bit difficult to celebrate this year, there are still plenty of ways you can show your mom that you care about her.

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Did You Know? 1902 Pocatello Land Rush

Arlen Walker on May 5, 2020 9:15:00 AM

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The start of the Pocatello land run at noon June 17, 1902.

On June 17th, 1902 Pocatello experienced a land rush like the famous Oklahoma land run of April 22, 1889. The Pocatello townsite, which had been established by an act of congress in 1889, was to be expanded by an agreement with the Shoshone and Bannock tribes on February 19, 1898, but it was not until President William McKinley signed a treaty purchase bill enacted by congress June 6, 1900, that a land distribution plan was possible. By this treaty purchase, 418,000 acres were opened to settlement that would add five miles to northern Pocatello.

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Gardening 101: How To Start Gardening While In Quarantine

Sammy Rich on May 4, 2020 12:27:49 PM

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Image provided by Brenna Hassing

These last few months have had many Americans remaining at home with more time than anyone knows what to do with. And as spring blooms and the weather warms, people are itching to enjoy some fresh air. If you’ve never gardened before, you may find yourself wanting to plan something in the backyard. Right now may be the perfect opportunity to get into gardening.

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Netfilx and Quarantine

Jennifer Ibeabuchi on Apr 27, 2020 10:45:00 AM

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This period of self-isolation may be your only chance to let your inner binge person out and watch mindless TV. No judgement here! With that in mind, Netflix is a great avenue to do so with so many options to choose from.

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Ghost Town, USA: International Students’ Experience With COVID-19

Sammy Rich on Apr 20, 2020 11:00:58 AM

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Swechya Acharya, an international student from Nepal and a junior in health care administration, enjoying the outdoors from home.

“There aren’t college students walking around the campus area, no athletes going for an early morning run. Just when I thought Pocatello couldn’t be more soundless, after the stay at home order, I think this is the most silent place I have ever lived,” Swechya Acharya, a junior in health care administration at ISU, stated.

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Did You Know? Portneuf Floods

Arlen Walker on Apr 7, 2020 9:00:00 AM

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The original Pocatello town plat was laid out east and west of the railroad tracks on the Portneuf River flood plain. Almost every spring since the city was founded, some portion of the valley along the river has flooded when there is an early thaw. Though notable floods occurred in the 1930s, 40s and 50s, the worst floods occurred in February of 1911 and February of 1962.

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Supporting Local From Home

Sammy Rich on Apr 6, 2020 9:30:00 AM

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Even before Governor Brad Little issued his stay-at-home order on March 25, local businesses were feeling the pressure put on from the recent pandemic crisis. Small businesses are faced with a choice of either shutting their doors or learn to adapt.

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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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