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The April 30 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

    april 30, 2015 Vol. 27 Issue 63

    The Arbiter arbiteronline.com@arbiteronline @arbiteronline

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    New studies show marijuana may negatively affect those

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    Hoots & Giggles

    Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Lewis

    FOR RELEASE APRIL 30, 2015

    ACROSS1 Bit of plankton5 Venus and Mars9 Actress

    Thompson ofVeronica Mars

    14 Small deer15 Roman numerals

    may be seen onone

    16 Coveted annualhonor

    17 Very aware of19 Carolers wear,

    often20 [sniff]22 Sun. speech23 Expressive

    music genre24 Sport fishing

    quarry26 Way around

    London28 Debatable skill30 Manner of

    speaking31 Rueful36 Shepherds __37 [sniff]41 Jingle Bells

    contraction42 Some road

    signals43 Desertlike45 Otoscope user,

    for short46 Hurricane __50 Knock it off52 Inflation meas.55 Alice in

    Wonderland(2010) starWasikowska

    56 [sniff]60 Botch61 Cockpit option62 Expensive63 Not at all

    pleasant64 NYC-to-Montauk

    system65 Frauds66 Barnyard meal67 Cocker spaniel

    of film

    DOWN1 Recording __2 Vent opening3 Canis and Felis4 Give me __

    5 Disgust6 Dont Pass Me

    By songwriter7 Bad thing to take

    in Vegas?8 Pinball machine

    feature9 1900 Teatro

    Costanzipremiere

    10 Go with11 Food often

    served seared12 Autonomous

    region of Italy13 Dogs

    declaration18 Actor Daniel __

    Kim21 Pharmaceutical

    container25 Grant factor27 Classic two-

    seated roadster28 It happens29 Overcharge32 Barbecue morsel33 The Skerries in

    the 39-Down,e.g.

    34 Yeats home35 Camera shop

    offering, briefly

    37 The Wind in theWillows figure

    38 Legalese adverb39 View from

    Liverpool40 Fashion

    monogram44 Crown jewels item47 First name in

    aviation history48 Upper-class

    address

    49 Insignificant51 Conductors

    calls52 Cookout site53 Tread heavily54 NetZero, e.g.:

    Abbr.57 Puts (out)58 Throw hard59 Paper or pepper

    source60 Ed.s pile

    Wednesdays Puzzle SolvedBy Jeffrey Wechsler 4/30/15

    2015 Tribune Content Agency, LLC 4/30/15

    crossword puzzleComic Strip

    sudoku

    You cant put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get. -Michael Phelps

  • 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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    campuses shift focus to health professions

    Mold clay, creativity into characters

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    Multidisciplining student schedules

    Oliver aces volleyball season

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    Russia says no to defamining memes

    You cant put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get. -Michael Phelps

    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

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  • NEWS

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    Multidisciplinary studies attempts to benefit students, stateStephanie LabastidaStaff Writer

    Richard Turner is a stu-dent in the multidisciplinary studies program as of last year, minoring in computer science. Though he began as a computer science major, a few personal and academic setbacks caused him to delay his studies. Because of those, he looked to the General Studies Programthe for-mer name for the Multidis-ciplinary Studies Program.

    Ive always wanted to graduate. My dad always wanted me to graduate, Turner said. It doesnt mat-ter how old you are. You can still do this.

    Turner began college right out of high school. Although he loves learning now, learn-ing was not his main goal when he graduated. Decid-ing that school wasnt for him, he undertook a num-ber of jobs: grocery stores, gas stations, the Navy and the federal prison. He also opened his own tie-dyeing business.

    Over time, he became interested in working with computers.

    He sees himself using his knowledge to help others. He primarily just wants to help others and pass on his knowledge.What is the program?

    The multidisciplinary studies program is for non-traditional students who began but ended up ceasing their college education. It requires 5 years of life-expe-rience (i.e. military service, work), 58 credits and at least a 2.25 GPA.

    It means not having just one field of study, or hav-ing one major field of study

    and being able to branch off and take extras, Turner said, regarding the programs significance for him. I can customize it to what I want to learn.

    According to Vicki Budd, program director, the life experience requirement proves students have ac-crued more life experience than the average traditional student. This helps students know what they want in terms of developing their in-dividual education plan.

    Established in 2008, the program is still relatively new. According to Budd, in the first four years of the

    program, 86 percent of the students have graduated. This contrasted with the 44 percent completion rate of students nationally. There are currently 227 students in the program.

    Its one thing to get stu-dents in the door, but anoth-er to see to the end of gradu-ation, Budd said.

    Students must set goals through individual degree plans, and, based on those goals, select classes that will help prove the retention of skills needed to succeed in the workplace.

    Online availability for some of the programs class-

    es helps students who cant physically get to class. The goal is to facilitate the pro-cess of acquiring a degree. This requires students to work hard and constantly work toward a focused ob-jective.The implications of education

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau quickfacts statistics from 2009-2013, only 25.1 percent of the population of Idaho has a bachelors degree or higher.

    According to the 2015 Idaho Board of Education fact sheet, it is estimated

    that the number of jobs in Idaho will grow by more than 22 percent from 2010 to 2020.

    Georgetown has also es-timated that more than 60 percent of all jobs in Idaho will require some postsec-ondary training beyond high school by 2020.

    The increase of jobs re-quiring higher education will likley result in an in-crease in the demand for higher education. This fact is what has inspired Idaho to create plans such as Com-plete College Idaho, as a part of Complete College America.

    According to the BOE, both programs seek to help prepare the workforce for higher skilled, higher pay-ing jobs to grow Idahos economy.

    Go On Idaho is an exam-ple of the state attempting to encourage students out of high school to go straight into college.

    It can be overwhelming, Turner said. But its impor-tant to stick to it. Weve done it. Weve been out there in the world. We can do this.

    More information on the program is available on the multidisciplinary studies website.

    Vicki Budd (left) and staff support multidisciplinary studies

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