Interviews

 

On Monday, Dec, 2nd, 2014, Mike and I interviewed, Jason Murray, and Nate Haderlie, director of PRSSA at Boise State. We talked about what it takes to join, opportunities for students, and upcoming events.

The Boise State chapter is completely student run. They form relationships with real professionals of their craft. Students can enroll in Communication 113 or 313 to earn credits while they are a member of this organization. All majors are encouraged to join as it builds experience you can use in any field and forms relationships which is important in the career world.

The students even provide their work for other clubs on campus and in the community. PRSSA has attended the national conference every year since 2009 which is in Washington D.C. The organization holds several events throughout the year and works with well known public relations firms and non-profit organizations. Listen to the interview to find out more about this great opportunity for students.

 

INTRODUCTION TO THE PIECE:

The power of rhetoric is a force that inflicts all of us, whether it is subliminal or not, intentional or not. With that, there is something to be said about calling a person “homeless.” To think, someone really exists without a home? I am a firm believer in the idea that home is where the heart is. Considering the fact that many people living without houses have bigger hearts than the rest of humanity, I submit that they are definitely not homeless. Instead, I deploy the word “houseless.” As far as I am concerned, someone is only ‘home’-less to us if we do not treat them as though they are home. One of the reasons we all universally treasure Boise so much is due to the fact that it becomes Home to so many seeking a community-oriented, safe, and beautiful place to settle. All of that being said, Boise’s newly introduced initiatives to subtly strip the basic rights of the houseless population in the area are no longer going to go unnoticed. This new onslaught of attacks on the houseless is antithetical to Boise’s very own aura, its prized personality, its most attractive elemental facets, its most basic, boiled-down, appreciated characteristics. It is in this piece that I aim to explore the issue in a much different way than any politician, organization, and/or researcher has done thus far. Hopefully this nuanced and unique approach is able to offer some new clarity on the issue we face as a city in ostracizing certain human beings based on where they sleep at night.

We had a chance to interview Phillip Daily with HVZ here on Study Break, about what the game is, and how its played here at Boise State University.

Imagine walking to your first college class armed with a nerf blaster and extra ammo. You scout the campus grounds for signs of the undead when suddenly you’re attacked from behind and now must walk the path of a zombie. Sounds fun right, well if you are part of the Zombie Vs Humans Club here at Boise State University, you might know what I’m talking about. 

Why Libertarian Ideology is Both Malevolent and Wrong

At the BSU Brandt Foundation Lecture on Monday, the 29th of September, I was the first student to ask a question to John Allison, President of the Koch Brothers’ CATO Institue (a Libertarian, free-market think tank). I asked, “So, when corporations, or ‘power lusters,’ like how you label government, replace the role of government through this new concentration of power, how will it be any better than what we have now?” At least now we get to vote with both our dollars and our ballots; the same ballots that are becoming corrupt and worthless only because of free-market ideologies entering our democracy, which is made possible by people taking advantage of the “free-market” ruling of Citizens United (power lusters, like Allison).

People only laughed.