Communication Breakdown: Campus food policy creates controversy

Christina Villagomez, Webmaster
May 6, 2014
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NIC welding students help high school in need

NIC welding students help high school in need

Dusty Hamrick, Staff Writer
May 1, 2014
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College Drive scheduled for repaving

Abbe Breeding, Staff Writer
April 21, 2014
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NIC’s aged and damaged College Drive is to be repaved this year, and made safer. “That road is awful and it needs to be fixed,” Samantha Ahrndt, 21, General Studies, Spokane Valley, said. “It is hard to avoid all of the potholes.” Pedestrians also face challenges walking down the sidewalks... Read more »

NIC club hosts forum for Republican legislative candidates

NIC club hosts forum for Republican legislative candidates

Thomas Hansen, News Writer
April 16, 2014
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Big names and political candidates shared the stage of a forum hosted by NIC’s Young Republicans Club and the Kootenai County Reagen Republicans on April 7. A total of 18 candidates running for senatorial and representative offices from districts 2, 3, and 4 in the Republican primaries showed at... Read more »

City council, NIC board talk dike road, culling compromising trees

Annie Stonebreaker, Staff Writer
April 9, 2014
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Changes to the Rosenberry drive portion of the levee were discussed at the city council board on March 20, including vegetation removal, maintenance, and parking, with the NIC board of trustees in attendance. Recertification of the levee is due this July, and is a parallel process through the Federal... Read more »

Students, faculty remain divided over philosophy curriculum

Students, faculty remain divided over philosophy curriculum

T.J. Gossard, Staff Writer
April 8, 2014
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Philosophy Club hosted a Curriculum Council Summit on February 19, where impassioned students met with faculty to discuss the possibility of adding three classes into the curriculum: environmental ethics, history of modern philosophy and history of ancient philosophy. While little opposition is being... Read more »

NIC to change athletic conferences due to budget

Garrett Cabeza, Sports Editor
March 28, 2014
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It's official. North Idaho College's sports teams will move from the Scenic West Athletic Conference to the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges. The decision was made March 13 at NIC's Edminster Student Union Building by NIC's board of trustees. NIC’s outdoor sports - mens and womens... Read more »

New building proposed to house welding program

Abbe Breeding, Staff Writer
March 28, 2014
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Students and faculty from the welding program were given a new option for relocation at the board of trustees meeting March 13. By June 2016 the welding program will have to be moved to a leased facility or the proposed building. The relocation of the welding program does not come as a surprise... Read more »

NIC explores options, effects of new guns on campus law

Christina Villagomez, Webmaster
March 28, 2014
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Campus administrators are struggling to find effective ways to alter existing policy in light of the new law passed by legislature allowing guns on campus. Under the law as it was passed, beginning on July 1 any person with an enhanced concealed carry permit will be allowed to have a gun on campus,... Read more »

Yuda Band sales wrap up

Yuda Band sales wrap up

T.J. Gossard, Staff Writer
March 28, 2014
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With a goal of selling 350 “Yuda Bands”, the NIC Latino Club hosted plaza tables in the SUB from Feb 24-March 6. For every 175 Yuda Bands sold, a youth is sponsored for a year’s worth of education. “While our original goal was to sell 350 bands, we ended up selling 233.  That means we raised... Read more »

Student Health Services offers smoking cessation

Annie Stonebreaker, Staff Writer
March 16, 2014
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NIC has taken further action with its tobacco-free guidelines by making its tobacco cessation program more convenient for students. Student Health Services partnered with Panhandle Health to not only provide educational classes and awareness on quitting, but also to provide individual counseling for... Read more »

English Club Hosts Ecocriticism Talk

T.J. Gossard, Staff Writer
March 10, 2014
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Thanks to the English Club, some NIC students now know a little more about ecocriticism. On Feb. 26 the club hosted a lecture by University of Idaho (UI) English professor, Dr. Scott Slovic titled "What is Ecocriticism?" The talk was composed of two parts: one concerning the topic in question,... Read more »