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Dustin Green uses his bedroom wall to display his more than 250 Funko Pops.
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A Collection that Pops!
Emma Keller, reporter • November 14, 2022

For most people, plastic collectible Funk Pops—small vinyl figurines with oversized heads—might be a fun novelty item to own of a favorite pop culture icon. But for local collector Dustin Green, Funko Pops are serious business. Green casually mentioned...

A Blossoming Career
Emma Keller, reporter • January 17, 2023

Kirk Keller was 12 years old when he first became interested in landscape architecture. “I was first inspired by a visit to the University...

ASL course at ILA to continue this spring under a new teacher, CODA Sabrina Strickland.
Strickland Signs Up as ILA's new ASL Teacher
Chloe Lyon, Reporter • January 16, 2023

When ILA Meridian's ASL teacher Gabriel Villahermosathe decided to step down from teaching the subject for the spring semester, the course's...

Tweens Dream Gift List
Tweens Dream Gift List
Tanner Koepke, reporter • January 10, 2023

With the thanksgiving season behind us and the Christmas season dawning, it’s time to prepare ourselves for the upcoming holiday. Here are...

Wrapping up ILAs Christmas Favorites
Wrapping up ILA's Christmas Favorites
Audrey Erps, reporter • January 10, 2023

While most everyone has put up their Christmas lights and decorations, the Christmas season still lingers with us. Recently, the ILA Beat conducted...

ILA Improv teacher Sean Hancock
Making It Up as He Goes
Chloe Lyon, reporter • November 14, 2022

When Sean Hancock took a Saturday night acting class, he had no idea it would lead to him doing improvisational comedy for over a decade now. "We...

Boise State beach volleyball senior Joey Benson prepares to set in one of her recent tournaments.
An Improbable Rally
Audrey Erps, reporter • November 14, 2022

 The weather was a bit chilly on a mid-October morning, but things were heating up on the Boise State beach volleyball courts. Joey Benson,...

Much to Love in Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
Much to Love in "Where the Mountain Meets the Moon"
Faith Minic and reporter January 10, 2023

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is a Newbery Honor Award winning book, written by Grace Lin. This fantasy children’s novel inspired by Chinese...

Family Movies Everyone Can Agree on?
Family Movies Everyone Can Agree on?
Tanner Koepke, reporter • November 14, 2022

With the holidays almost here, it's that time of year when families want to gather on the couch and watch a good movie. But finding one that...

ASL course at ILA to continue this spring under a new teacher, CODA Sabrina Strickland.
Strickland Signs Up as ILA's new ASL Teacher
Chloe Lyon, Reporter • January 16, 2023

When ILA Meridian's ASL teacher Gabriel Villahermosathe decided to step down from teaching the subject for the spring semester, the course's...

Tweens Dream Gift List
Tweens Dream Gift List
Tanner Koepke, reporter • January 10, 2023

With the thanksgiving season behind us and the Christmas season dawning, it’s time to prepare ourselves for the upcoming holiday. Here are...

The Voting Age Shouldn't Change
Zetta Louis, Columnist • January 16, 2023

Should the voting age be changed from eighteen to sixteen in the U.S. as some people are suggesting it should be today? It definitely took me...

Ask Ellis: Crutches, Dirty Rooms, and Little Brothers
Ask Ellis: Crutches, Dirty Rooms, and Little Brothers
Ellis Jones, Advice Columnist • May 19, 2022

Dear Ellis, I have to use crutches, what are some fun things that I can do? ~steve   Dear Steve, Getting crutches can be disappointing,...

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