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Water Polo Class

Splish splash, takin’ a bath! Except water polo is not designed to get clean. In fact, it is often times the other way around with players scratching and clawing their way to the net in order to get in position to score. Just because there are tenacious water polo players in the pool during this…


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Health and Wellness up, BMI down

This story was written by Dallin Watkins In the Wellness Center on campus, students have access to a variety of activities that can improve one’s health and wellness. Fit for Life is one of many options accessible to students at BYU-Idaho. The Wellness Center and the Fit for Life consultation desk can be found in the…

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Airboarding in Targhee, a thrilling experience

BYU-Idaho Outdoor Activities held an airboarding trip for students Jan. 18. An airboard is an inflatable sled that can reach high speeds and offers a slalom style ride with fast and easy turning, according to the BYU-I Outdoor Activities Web page. Valerie Bliler, a freshman studying biology, said the event took place near the border…

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Activities make the brain grow stronger

Improving one’s college experience and developing personal skills by getting involved in extracurricular activities on campus is only a few clicks or steps away for students at BYU-Idaho. “While an education does require a lot of time in the classroom, it also includes finding experiences outside of the classroom that make an education complete,” according…


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Hoops season starts at BYU-Idaho

Tryouts for Men’s and Women’s competitive basketball were held Jan. 12-15 in the BYU-Idaho Center for the upcoming competitive basketball season, according to the BYU-I activities Web page. The season is scheduled to run from Jan. 22-March 26, with games typically played on Friday night and Saturday morning or afternoon, according to IMleagues.com. Melanie Palmer, a…

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Swimmer reflects on Junior Olympics

Michelle Anderson, a senior studying elementary education, swam in the Junior Olympics, which were held in an indoor aquatic center in Maryland. “My favorite part about swimming in Junior Olympics was seeing all my hard work from practices pay off,” Anderson said. Anderson said she has been swimming since 1998, and she swam on a…

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Athletes’ preparation precedes success

Athletes at BYU-Idaho dedicate time, talent and energy to compete in their respective sports to find success and achieve victory. The preparation behind this dedicated drive begins before an athlete enters into competition, according to the NCAA. A training regimen of healthy dieting and exercising can help prepare student athletes to compete at their highest…


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Triathlon, ROTC, benefit student’s life.

James Griffitts, a freshman studying health science, said he has grown stronger and more motivated as a result of pushing himself in his life. At the age of 18, Griffitts wanted to do the Ironman Triathlon. The Ironman consists of a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26-mile run. “Every year, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, hosts the…

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Wrangling Wrestlers

When was the last time you heard the phrase, “Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!”? Was it last year? Last month? Yesterday? Everybody falls once in a while. However, these guys know just what to do when that happens. There are many styles of wrestling, and with it comes many different ways to…

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Now Serving Ping-Pong

The hibernating ping-pong players have awakened to revive their skill once more. A common recreational sport, this class showcases skill and passion wrapped up into a fun Tuesday evening. With no plethora of tables around, this is the easiest way to get practice. “I like ping-pong because it’s really exciting. It’s a fun time to…


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