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The March 16 issue of the Boise State student-run newspaper, The Arbiter.

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    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

    The Arbiter arbiteronline.com@arbiteronline @arbiteronline

    Boise Stateabandons SHIP

    Affordable Care Act sends students shopping, p.4

  • 3/16/2015Pg 2

    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

    20 McDonaldsfreebies

    23 Contractorsapprox.

    25 Word ending forenzymes

    26 Outcome27 Multi-day event

    featuring rainbowflags

    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

    3 Astronomicaldistance

    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

    button

    47 Little BrokenHearts singerJones

    48 Civil War nurseBarton

    52 Parisian gal pal53 Linguist Chomsky54 Gossip columnist

    Barrett58 Michelle Obama

    __ Robinson59 EMTs

    destinations

    Saturdays Puzzle SolvedBy Amy Johnson 3/16/15

    2015 Tribune Content Agency, LLC 3/16/15

    crossword puzzleComic Strip

    sudoku

    Even if you fall on your face youre still moving forward. -Victor Kiam

  • ISSUEIN THIS

    Distributed Mondays & Thurs-days during the academic school year. The Arbiter is the

    official independent student newspaper of Boise State University and a designated public forum, where student editors make all content deci-sions and bear responsibil-ity for those decisions. The Arbiters budget consists of fees paid by the student body and advertising sales. The first copy is free. Additional cop-ies can be purchased for $1 apiece at The Arbiter offices.

    arbiteronline.com1910 University Dr Boise, ID 83725

    Phone: 208.426.6300 Fax: 888.388.7554

    Contact Us

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    Democrats not liberal with votes

    Blurred Lines leaves thick settlement

    Research steams ahead

    Films to spring on this break

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    Students skate into club sports

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    EDITOR-IN-CHIEFEmily Pehrson

    editor@ arbiteronline.com

    MANAGING EDITORJustin Kirkham

    managingeditor@ arbiteronline.com

    NEWS EDITORAlx Stickel

    news@ arbiteronline.com

    ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOREryn-Shay Johnson

    & Sean Buncenews@

    arbiteronline.com

    SPORTS EDITORNate Lowery

    sports@arbiteronline.com

    ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITORBrandon Walton

    sports@arbiteronline.com

    CULTURE EDITORPatty Bowen

    arts@ arbiteronline.com

    ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITORAugust McKernan

    arts@ arbiteronline.com

    PHOTO EDITORTyler Paget

    photo@ arbiteronline.com

    COPY EDITORSBrenna Brumfield

    Leslie Boston-Hydedesign manager

    Jovi Ramirez

    GRAPHIC DESIGNERSTed Atwell

    Jared Lewis

    BUSINESS MANAGERMacArthur Minor

    business@ arbiteronline.com

    NL News Director Farzan Faramarzi

    Even if you fall on your face youre still moving forward. -Victor Kiam

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  • NEWS

    3/16/2015Pg 4

    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