Halloween Season 2021: (Nearly) Everything to Do in Southeast Idaho

Isaac Dayley on Oct 18, 2021 9:30:00 AM

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Halloween season is upon us, and with it comes a wide selection of spooks and attractions. From corn and straw mazes to haunted mills and hospitals, there is something for everyone in Southeast Idaho. So whether you are looking for activities and events in your town or want to travel a bit, here is (nearly) everything you can look forward to this October.

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Columbus Day or Indigenous People's Day?

Isaac Dayley on Oct 11, 2021 12:19:29 PM

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October 11, 2021 marks Indigenous People’s Day and Columbus Day. Only the latter is a nationally recognized holiday, but many across the country feel it should be the other way around.

What is the history of these two holidays and the people they represent?

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Coding Bootcamp Now Available

ISU CEWT on Oct 4, 2021 11:00:00 AM

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Learn to code in 18 Weeks at Idaho State University
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Your New Halloween Tradition: Pumpkin Pour Painting

Isaac Dayley on Sep 27, 2021 9:34:00 AM

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Fall is officially here and Halloween is fast approaching. Decorations for the holidays have been a long standing tradition from Jack-O’ Lanterns to skeletons. But maybe you are looking for something new—and feeling a little adventurous—for this Halloween season.

If so, look no further than pumpkin pour painting.

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Regarding Social Media in the Classroom

Isaac Dayley on Sep 20, 2021 9:43:00 AM

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Conversation around social media just a decade ago looked very different from today. Whereas before, this article might have started with a discussion of how fast social media use was growing, it now has to acknowledge how widespread it is (seven-in-ten adult Americans use it). Where once social media was nothing more than a new fad, it has now become a regular part of our daily lives.

So rather than bemoan how social media has taken over, we can instead learn how to utilize it better. Starting with its use in the classroom.

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How Covid-19 has Impacted the Skilled Trades Industry

Isaac Dayley on Sep 13, 2021 9:21:00 AM

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This is Part 3 in a three-part series on Covid-19's impact on the economy, nationally and locally. Part 1, "Covid-19's Economic Impact on the United States and Idaho", can be found here. Part 2, "How Covid-19 has Impacted Idaho's Healthcare System", can be found here.

A decision had to be made at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic: what industries would be considered essential?

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How Covid-19 has Impacted Idaho's Healthcare System

Isaac Dayley on Sep 6, 2021 10:17:00 AM

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This is Part 2 in a three-part series on Covid-19's impact on the economy, nationally and locally. Part 1, "Covid-19's Economic Impact on the United States and Idaho", can be found here. Part 3, "How Covid-19 has Impacted the Skilled Trades Industry", can be found here.

There is perhaps no industry more affected by Covid-19 than healthcare.

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Covid-19's Economic Impact on the United States and Idaho

Isaac Dayley on Aug 30, 2021 9:59:00 AM

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This is Part 1 in a three-part series on Covid-19's impact on the economy, nationally and locally. Part 2, "How Covid-19 has Impacted Idaho's Healthcare System", can be found here. Part 3, "How Covid-19 has Impacted the Skilled Trades Industry", can be found here.

Our lives came screeching to a halt over a year ago. Many of us lost jobs, delayed education, and struggled financially. In addition to our health, Covid-19—and the subsequent lock downs and quarantines—affected the US economy. Those effects were felt both on a personal and national level.

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The Benefits of Telehealth in a Pandemic World

Isaac Dayley on Aug 23, 2021 10:03:00 AM

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Covid-19 continues to change the way all of us interact with each other. While we may no longer be in lockdown, we are still forced to find new ways to accomplish our jobs and education, interact with each other socially, and even look after ourselves.

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Dr. Meesha Iqbal: Invested in Public Health

Isaac Dayley on Aug 9, 2021 10:53:14 AM

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In 2005, a 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck Kashmir in Pakistan, killing approximately 90,000 people and leaving 3.5 million more homeless. To this day, it is still considered the deadliest earthquake to have hit not just Pakistan, but all of South Asia.

At the time, Dr. Meesha Iqbal was a medical student in Pakistan. She witnessed the rebuilding of hospitals and healthcare systems in the aftermath of the quake. Her father led the rescue teams and the military hospital of the area as the commanding officer. Throughout the chaos she came to an important realization: while the medical professionals might be prepared for disaster, the system itself was not.

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