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DESCRIPTIONThe March 19 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 19, 2015 Vol. 27 Issue 53
The Arbiter arbiteronline.com@arbiteronline @arbiteronline
newsRising temperatures, rising risk for skin cancer, p.7
Friday the 13th: luckyfor tattoo lovers, p.11
Bring on thebracketology, p.14
GEAR UPFOR TREEFORT,
hoots & giggles
Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Lewis
FOR RELEASE MARCH 19, 2015
ACROSS1 Dancing shoe
11 Doo-wop syllable14 Modern address15 Seedless raisin16 Oakley forte17 Cape Towns
nation: Abbr.18 Farm hauler19 Jurist in 1995
news20 Area23 Come __!24 Govt. stipend
provider25 __ Addict:
fragrance brand27 Spot relative28 Hound31 Fictional
32 SONICs QuarterPound Coneys,e.g.
37 Sweet as applecider girl of song
38 Extinct emurelative
39 1985 sci-ficlassic
48 Argo setting49 Flying Cloud, for
one50 ... __ is given:
Isaiah51 Sub builder52 It may be
satisfiedcomment aboutthe starts of 20-,32- and 39-Across?
61 Dadaism founder62 Virgin Americas
63 Pipe turn64 Commuters
choice65 Backs out66 The Murders in
the __ Morgue67 Star quality68 Ballpark officials69 Old atlas abbr.
DOWN1 Alienate2 Hall of fame3 Tenor Domingo4 Concerning5 Gang lands6 Reasons for
breakdowns7 Result of many a
bite8 Deserve9 Storm output
10 Hawaiian root11 Took marriage
vows12 Top-ten tune13 Latin trio word21 Unit of speed22 Had too much26 Dorm figs.29 Words of woe30 Idle, with off33 Fired34 Potpourri quality35 The Great boy
detective36 Greek consonant39 Bridge column
recommendation41 Nymph in
42 Baby bootee,often
43 Wait, theresmore
44 Ticker __45 Loan sharks46 Eponymous city
figure53 Oklahoma tribe54 Playful fish-
57 His, perAmbrose Bierce
58 Juice you cantdrink: Abbr.
59 Attorney general afterBarr
60 Gas companywith a green-bordered logo
61 Profiled pennyprez
Wednesdays Puzzle SolvedBy Ed Sessa 3/19/15
2015 Tribune Content Agency, LLC 3/19/15
crossword puzzleComic Strip
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peer advisors to the rescue
March Madness returns
Find your new Treefort jam World Languages heads to spain
Survive Spring Breaks hangovers
If you want to be inventive you have to be willing to fail. Jeff BezosEDITOR-IN-CHIEF
MANAGING EDITORJustin Kirkham
NEWS EDITORAlx Stickel
ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOREryn-Shay Johnson
& Sean Buncenews@
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
Peers advise students academic goalsSky WinterStaff Writer
After looking over Gab-by Winstons transcripts, the Registrars Office sug-gested she meet with a peer advisor.
They recommended I talk to someone, just to get my classes going and see what ones I should be tak-ing, Winston said.
While Winston met with an academic adviser dur-ing freshman orientation, she found peer advising to be more helpful.
I emailed my academic advisor when I was going
through all the transcript troubles. They were very vague and couldnt narrow things down, Winston said.
Kari Agenbroad, ele-mentary education major, was having a difficult time scheduling an appoint-ment to see her advisor.
I was trying to schedule an appointment to make sure I was on the right track and find out when I needed to take teaching program tests, Agenbroad said.
Agenbroad eventually scheduled her tests for March 21without the
help of an advisor. She wasnt aware there were peer advisors that could also assist students with their academic goals.
Peer advisers can fo-cus on the more routine or common advising chal-lenges students face, al-lowing professional advi-sors to focus on the more complex and difficult is-sues that students present, Jeffrey Peters, transfer and articulation advisor for Academic and Career Ser-vices, said in an email.
However, Peters believes that students on-campus are aware of peer advisers.
Perhaps they just didnt realize they were peers, Peters said.
Because academic advi-sors have so many other obligations, peer advisors can often be a good choice.
They can sometimes be a less intimidating point of contact for some students and can have a unique point of view be-ing students themselves,
Peters said.According to Winston,
having a fellow student to talk to for advising was a positive.
It really helped a lot. I thought the peer advis-ing was a lot more helpful, because the peer advisor is going through it all. They can really tell me what works out and what classes I should be taking, Win-
ston said.However, advisors arent
only available to help stu-dents with scheduling classes.
Peterson believes that if academic advising was only the mapping out of class schedules, then stu-dents wouldnt need ad-vising as much. However, its designed to do more than that.
Advising is really a pro-cess to help students iden-tify values, goals related to their academic choices, to understand the policies and procedures of the uni-versity and how those poli-cies and practices might impact their educational choices, to make decisions based upon academic re-search and to help ensure success, Peters said.
Aaron Russel (left) and Trevor Vaughn work as advisors.
Peer advisors can focus on the more routine or common advising challenges
students face, allowing professional advi-sors to focus on the more difficult issues
that students present.
3/19/2015, Page 5
Volunteer program recruits students for SpainShelly BohorquezStaff Writer
Most students attend-ing an American univer-sity have been raised on the universal language.
English is a skill sought after in most countries. While learning other lan-guages is also important, there are many opportuni-ties that come with being a native English speaker.
One of these opportuni-ties is a volunteer English immersion program taking place in Spain during the month of July. Boise States Department of World Lan-guages was informed about this program and invited to encourage applicants.
The program is hosted by Mondragon, a Spanish busi-ness group that specializes in providing language ser-vices. The program includes paid room and board, meals and 500 toward the plane ticket for students coming from the United States. The qualifications are simple: be a student between the
ages of 20 and 25 and be a native English speaker.
Immersion is the goal. With a ratio of 10 Spanish speakers to eight English speakers, the hope is to bring English immersion to Spain.
Sonia Diez-Saiz, an ex-change student from Spain, says she recognizes the importance of immersion and learning a language by listening to it. Studying English, French, Basque and Japanese, she believes its very important to speak more than one language in order to understand other cultures. She has come to the United States to perfect her English.
I think the best way to learn a language, especially English, is watching movies in English, Diez-Saiz said. And the problem that we have in Spain is