Girls Who Lift

Lifting weights empowers women

“More and more girls are heading to the gym, now more than ever,” said Aubrey Huston, a junior studying exercise physiology. The gym is located in the John W. Hart building. “Every girl should lift weights,” Huston said, Huston said she started working out in high school to become a better athlete. Paige Jensen, a…


Alliances form during canoe battleship

The John W. Hart Building pool hosted a battleship tournament in which students maneuvered canoes on Nov. 14. Unlike its table-top counterpart, the BYU-Idaho battleship tournament gave combatants the chance to sink opposing canoes using kitchenware, trashcans and lids to bombard them with water, according to Chris White, a freshman studying chemistry, said that instead…

Inversion Ball I-Center Gym

New sport inverts traditional ways

A new sport has been introduced and can be found on the courts in the BYU-Idaho Center. Inversion ball is a unique combination of ultimate frisbee, team handball and basketball, which has two teams competing against one another to score goals, according to IMLeagues. “Instead of having the goals on each end, we decided to…


Journey brings jiu-jitsu gold

There are several movies that show athletes who make sacrifices to train and get up early in order to win championships or overcome difficult challenges. Preston Blackmon, the head of the jiu-jitsu club at BYU-Idaho and a junior studying physiology, said he decided to start his journey to become a fighter after watching a movie…

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BYU-Idaho reflects on forgotten Ricks legacy

With basketball season recently underway, BYU-Idaho reflects on its basketball legacy. That legacy includes the 1983-84 team that competed on a national stage. “We were the first team to make it to the National Junior College Championships in Hutchinson, Kansas,” said Craig Spjute, former forward for the team and a current BYU-I online teacher. Michelle Doran,…

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