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DESCRIPTIONThe March 16 issue of the Boise State student-run newspaper, The Arbiter.
I n d e p e n d e n t S t u d e n t V o I c e o f B o I S e S t a t e S I n c e 1 9 3 3
March 16, 2015 Vol. 27 Issue 52
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Boise Stateabandons SHIP
Affordable Care Act sends students shopping, p.4
hoots & giggles
Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Lewis
FOR RELEASE MARCH 16, 2015
ACROSS1 Ignore the
teleprompter6 Take for a ride, so
to speak10 Pyramid, to Tut14 Supermodel Klum15 Look what I did!16 Old-time knife17 Full House star
Bob18 Alphabetically first
of the actingBaldwin brothers
19 Sedgwick of TheCloser
25 Word ending forenzymes
26 Outcome27 Multi-day event
31 Alaskan native32 Forever and a day33 Opposite of NNE36 Campus official37 Willy with a
chocolate factory39 Indian spiced tea40 Kazakhstan,
once: Abbr.41 For the lady42 Pranksters
favorite month43 Ride with wooden
horses46 Scramble, as a
secret message49 Dawn goddess50 Old AT&T rival51 Fruit-flavored
hard candies55 Part of Q.E.D.56 You hurt? reply,
hopefully57 Really bad
turnout60 Feel concern61 Luigis Bye!62 Conclude63 Faster __ a
speeding bullet ...64 Tailors sewn
folds65 Sidewalk eateries
DOWN1 Sighs of
satisfaction2 Agcy. with narcs
4 I had no __!5 Walk-on role6 Hung around7 Not windy8 Zip-__-Doo-Dah9 90s Los del Ro
dance hit10 For shame!11 Shame __!12 Two-time Best
Actress Oscarwinner Streep
13 Beautys beau21 Tire pressure
abbr.22 Popular jeans23 Jeepers!24 Black Friday deals28 Many a punch
line29 __-weensy30 Chinese
cookware33 Doesnt lose
sleep over34 New Orleans
footballer35 Oscar who
quipped, Truefriends stab youin the front
37 Lottery winnerscry
38 Bobby of hockey
39 Naval noncom:Abbr.
41 Actress Lamarr42 As, on the
periodic table43 Like lava44 Colorful little
lizards45 Impressive!46 Cockpit panic
47 Little BrokenHearts singerJones
48 Civil War nurseBarton
52 Parisian gal pal53 Linguist Chomsky54 Gossip columnist
Barrett58 Michelle Obama
__ Robinson59 EMTs
Saturdays Puzzle SolvedBy Amy Johnson 3/16/15
2015 Tribune Content Agency, LLC 3/16/15
crossword puzzleComic Strip
Even if you fall on your face youre still moving forward. -Victor Kiam
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Democrats not liberal with votes
Blurred Lines leaves thick settlement
Research steams ahead
Films to spring on this break
Students skate into club sports
MANAGING EDITORJustin Kirkham
NEWS EDITORAlx Stickel
ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOREryn-Shay Johnson
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SPORTS EDITORNate Lowery
ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITORBrandon Walton
CULTURE EDITORPatty Bowen
ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITORAugust McKernan
PHOTO EDITORTyler Paget
COPY EDITORSBrenna Brumfield
Leslie Boston-Hydedesign manager
GRAPHIC DESIGNERSTed Atwell
BUSINESS MANAGERMacArthur Minor
NL News Director Farzan Faramarzi
Even if you fall on your face youre still moving forward. -Victor Kiam
That SHIP has sailedShelly BohorquezStaff Writer
Boise State will no lon-ger be offering Student Health Insurance Plans as of the Fall 2015 semester.
After a State Board of Education meeting on Feb. 19, it was decided that the original policy requiring universities to offer a stu-dent health insurance plan would be amended.
While full-time stu-dents are still required to provide proof of health insurance, they must now seek and purchase it on their own.
Universities can still provide a health insurance plan to students, but Boise State has opted out of pro-viding this service.
There was a consor-tium that Boise State was part of, and there was kind of an overwhelming vote to say, We dont want to continue with this con-tract as far as offering this plan, and so therefore that
plan dissolved, said Tara Brooks, assistant director of Patient and Business Services.
According to Brooks, there has been a notable trend in the rising cost of SHIPmore students waived out of SHIP. With students not paying into SHIP remaining students end up paying more.
There are currently about 2,500 students en-rolled in SHIP that will need to find a new health insurance plan for the fall.
I think its a mere busi-ness decision on Boise States half, said Domi-nick Carlyle, a sophomore sociology major. Essen-tially what the Affordable Care Act does is make it so that they cant skimp out on certain requirements being met for health insur-ance, so its going to cost the university a lot more money.
According to Brooks, Health Services will be working with Your Health
Idaho and local health in-surance brokers to assist students in finding health insurance.
While students no lon-ger have to worry about the countless emails at the beginning of the semester reminding them to waive out of SHIP, all full-time students must provide proof of health insurance coverage in compliance with Affordable Care Act compliant policy.
According to the SBOE meetings archives, students who are found not having in-surance while enrolled at an institution will be ineligible for full-time enrollment in future terms until insurance is obtained and proof of that insurance is provided.
We certainly had stu-dents that were unhappy that the university re-quired them to be enrolled in the SHIP, and Im sure that there will be students who are going to be unhap-py now that its removed, Brooks said. I think that
the balance is just trying to make sure that everybody has resources available to them.
Brooks said that Health Services will invite stu-dents to campus and ask questions. They can get
information on and have assistance in finding insur-ance coverage thats best for their individual situa-tions.
The university should provide health insurance, especially when theyre
requiring it, said Faris Aldosary, a senior finance major. But when I look at the price tag I say, You know, its not that worth it. I dont think its suitable for students at all since its a state college.
Housing fair gets pushed back another yearStephanie LabastidaStaff Writer
The housing fair began as an idea at the end of last se-mester, but Boise State has pushed the execution back. While a set date for the fair has not been announced, its expected to debut around this time next year.
Angeline Jacobs, junior biology major, felt posi-
tively toward the idea of the fair.
Itd be nice, especially for new people coming in, because a lot of people dont know where to live, Jacobs said.
At the fair, students can expect a gathering of all the housing agencies close to campuswithin a 5 to 7 mile radiusas well as rep-resentatives from Housing
and Residence life.The fair, while certainly
open to all students, would have a particular intended
audiencefirst-year stu-dents and transfer students.
The fair will allow stu-dents to compare the dif-
ferent housing options on campus and nearby after they have been carefully selected.
Leslie Webb, associate vice president for Student Affairs, described in an email how formal partner-ships must be established with the housing agencies that would be attending.
Webb wrote the goal is for the university to en-dorse businesses aligned with these expectations.
In short, according to
Webb, the university would only want to endorse prop-erties that are conducive to students progressing in their studies and achieving their goals.
We want to make sure were doing the right area for students, said ASBSU president Bryan Vlok.
Once the formalities are established, the fair is expected to be held every spring, unless another date would be better to benef