Gardening 101: How To Start Gardening While In Quarantine

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

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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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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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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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