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The May 5 issue of the Boise State student-run newspaper, The Arbiter.

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    May 4, 2015 Vol. 27 Issue 64

    The Arbiter arbiteronline.com@arbiteronline @arbiteronline

    AN EVENTFUL SUMMER

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    Justin KirkhamManaging Editor

    As we come to the close of the semester and this final issue of The Arbiter, on behalf of the editorial staff, I would like to thank you for engaging with our content.

    It has been quite the year and as I step into the Editor-In-Chief position for next year, there are a few things I think are im-portant to communicate to our readership.

    When our Director of Student Media followed other opportunities and left the Arbiter in the fall, we were, in essence, ad-opted by the Student In-volvement and Leadership Center.

    Now, instead of working as a distant entity in tan-dem with university orga-nizations, Student Media is part of the SILC umbrella.

    As we move into the next school year, this new organization should help increase our efficiency and cement our student-led in-

    frastructure.In addition to these man-

    agement changes, The Ar-biter will now be switching to a once-a-week print run. Instead of printing two is-sues each week on Monday and Thursday, we will be printing one issue a week on Tuesday.

    This will allow us to bol-ster and focus on our web content. Even further we will be able to polish and better explore our print content, making each Tuesday issue something consistently worth picking up off the stands.

    Overall, you can expect the same amount, if not more content from The Arbiter.

    Arbiteronline.com will be constantly updated and maintained over the sum-mer and will continue even stronger once classes re-sume in the fall.

    This stronger web pres-ence will provide more multimedia content, in-cluding videos, polls, pod-casts and more.

    As an organization, we

    are striving to inform the Boise State community in the best way possible. We believe that these web-first processes will help accom-plish this goal.

    In the end, we would like to create a news organiza-tion where information is always pertinent and im-mediately available.

    Organizing timely web posts and in-depth print pieces will help our con-tent constantly become more professional.

    Even further, offering strong multimedia packag-es with our consistent web content will help make our content more engaging and impactful.

    Make sure to bookmark our website and watch for our first Tuesday issue, printing August 25. As always, post any feedback you might have on our so-cial media pages and on our website.

    If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please submit your less than 500 word letter to editor@stumedia.boisestate.edu.

    Interact with us on Social Media

    this summer!The Arbiterarbiteronline.com

    email editor@stumedia.boisestate.edu

    Interested in writing for The Arbiter this summer?

    @arbiteronline @arbiteronline

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    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

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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

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    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

    Parting words of wisdom

    Gym works out attendance problems

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    food Recovery network donates wasted grubKelsey RichardsStaff Writer

    The Food Recovery Network of Boise State is fighting food waste on campus and hunger in the community. The club has recently teamed up with Aramark, Boise States food services provider, to decrease food waste.

    For senior bilingual edu-cation major and president of the Food Recovery Net-work of Boise State Luigi Novoa, serving the com-munity has always been a passion of his.

    The idea of bringing left-over food to those in need came to Novoa when he was in high school and had to think of an idea for a re-search project.

    Novoa thought of the possibility of taking left-over food from restaurants to nearby homeless shel-ters.

    My teacher told me, Thats not possible. Dont even do it. So it bummed me out, Novoa said.

    Years later, Novoa learned of the Food Recov-ery Network.

    It is a national organi-zation which has several chapters at different uni-versities all over the coun-try.

    They recover food from their campus dining halls and local communities and donate it to people in need.

    Novoa immediately knew that he needed to bring the Food Recovery Network to Boise State. Novoa made the Food Re-

    covery Network a club at Boise State and has been trying to get it off the ground since last summer. It became an official club at Boise State last fall.

    According to their web-site, the Food Recovery Network has donated 725,223 pounds of food nationwide since their formation in September 2011.

    The Food Recovery Net-work at Boise State has be-gun distributing Aramarks leftover food to the St. Vincent de Paul food bank.

    Novoa said that Aramark is excited to be on board with this new project and did not take much con-vincing.

    Theyre just as passion-ate as we are about reduc-ing waste, Novoa said.

    According to Novoa, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Panda Express and cam-pus catering events are all planned to be a part of this initiative to reduce cam-pus food waste and fight hunger in the Boise com-munity.

    However, Food Recov-ery Network has only recovered food from Ein-steins Bagels so far. This is because the food from Einsteins is the easiest to work with and transport because it needs no refrig-eration.

    According to Novoa, the club has their first food run planned with the BRC that will likely include meats and proteins for later this week.

    Boise States Food Re-covery Network has made

    a handful of food runs al-ready and will continue to do them five days a week. So far they have recovered over 40 pounds of food.

    Senior multidisciplinary studies major and one of the leaders of the Food Re-covery Network at Boise State Joe Fuson said the Food Recovery Networks efforts are important be-cause they bring awareness to the food waste issue. This offers a chance for students to be involved in the community.

    The project is still get-ting off the ground. The club has five leaders and an advisor handling this big project, so Novoa and his team are very much open to new volunteers and leaders to help them see this through.

    Many of the leaders of Food Recovery Network at Boise State are graduating within the next year, in-cluding Novoa and Fuson.

    We need young leader-ship to carry on the torch of good will, Fuson said.

    As of now, the members of the club are transport-ing the food in their per-sonal vehicles.

    According to Fuson, the club hopes to get a biking initiative started, which would allow students to haul small trailers full of food on bikes with the food banks.

    There are so many peo-ple out there that are pas-sionate about helping oth-ers about reducing waste s