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D.A.R.E throws party for elementary school graduations

The Rexburg Police Department held a graduation party Thursday, May 21 for elementary school age children who participated in the D.A.R.E. program this school year. Officer Shawn Scott, school resource officer of the Rexburg Police Department, said there are approximately 600 children altogether in the D.A.R.E. program from the Madison and Sugar-Salem school districts. Scott…

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Student death over Memorial Day weekend

BYU-Idaho student Sjon Johnson passed away following a canoeing accident Monday, May 25. The Texas native drowned after being submerged for approximately 10 minutes after his canoe overturned on the Henry’s Fork of Snake River, according to The Standard Journal. The 24-year-old was on a Memorial Day canoeing trip with family, including his wife and a 9-year-old…


Abolitionist documentary to show at FatCats

Operation Underground Railroad will play a documentary film in Rexburg’s FatCats Theater Thursday, May 28 to inform people of continuing rescue missions to save children trapped in the sex slave trade. The film, The Abolitionists, is open to the community, with no admission fee, and seats are first come first served, according to The Abolitionists…


People of BYU-I: Dillon, Jace and Amie

Q: Is this popular with the ladies? “Nope.” -Dillon Dopp, Freshman, Business Management   Q: What got you started playing the guitar? “My cousin. He played guitar, and he sounded really cool. And I used to play piano, and I was like, ‘Man, guitar’s way cooler,’ and being 12, I was looking for a cool…

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Challenge bolsters fitness motivation

BYU-Idaho Wellness Activities is in the early stages of its 9-Week Challenge, offered from May 11 to July 11. “It is a fitness program that will help people make goals and achieve those goals,” said Jacob Cazier, manager of the event and a junior studying exercise physiology. The challenge is to exercise three hours a week…

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Childlessness drops for college women

The Pew Research Center released a new study May 7 showing that childlessness among women, specifically those who have received graduate degrees, has decreased. “Moms ages 40 to 44 who lack a high school diploma have about 2.9 children in their lifetimes, on average, while those with a high school diploma or some college have…

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