Articles by Kirsten Spears


BYU-I strives to meet needs of disabled

Being disabled may be a challenge, but  Brigham Young University–Idaho tries its best to meet the needs of those who are disabled. “Yes, you can get there from here,” is a quote found in the sidebar of the Services for Students with a Disability webpage for BYU-Idaho. The quote reflects the university’s dedication to meet…

Local venues become Karaoke clubs

The name Kobe is generally associated with basketball, but it is also famous in the realm of karaoke. Kobe is the sixth-largest city in Japan, and is recognized as the birthplace of amateur singers singing along with only an accompaniment. Since karaoke’s beginning, it has traveled the world over, reaching even Rexburg and Rigby, Idaho….

Swimming offered within 20 miles of Rexburg

Walking around campus in long pants and closed-toe shoes, with sweat dripping, some students may be wondering where they can swim besides the John W. Hart Building over the remaining 10 weeks of the semester. Rexburg’s average high for May is 66 degrees, according to www.intellicast.com.There are at least six places to swim within 20…

Reflecting on Jerry germs

“Jerry germs, Jerry germs, you’ve got Jerry germs,” the gro of eight-year-old girls chanted. “No I don’t!” I said with my hands on my hips.  “Megan drank after him, and I swear I was after Megan.” “Eww gross!  We can’t talk to her for the rest of the day,” the ring leader of the gro…

Community bowl-a-thon to benefit autism

Kristoffer Ricks communicates with a keyboard or by pointing at a board displaying the letters of the alphabet. Sandra Ricks, his mother, patiently waits with eagerness in her eyes as his fingers slowly touch the letters. He expresses his deepest desire to her: the opportunity to go to college. For 33-year-old Kristoffer, a college education…

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