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A reflection

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A reflection

by Phoebe Droz   I literally have no idea where the time went, both in regards to Jan Term, and in regards to tonight that has turned into this morning. It’s kind of crazy to think that time moves whether we like it to or not, but it is even crazier to think that just…

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The real social responsibility of fair trade

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by Phoebe Droz     “When people shop at big box stores,” said Kim Harmson, owner of Kizuri, a store that sells fair trade, earth friendly and local products in Spokane, “they don’t often think of where their money is going.” But perhaps even those who are buying fair trade products are becoming disassociated with…

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Montana Vintage Floatplane Adventure

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Montana Vintage Floatplane Adventure

By Phoebe Droz Western Montana has so much beauty to see, and the prospect of seeing it all may seem impossible. However, with the help of Peter Gross you can soar high over Flathead Lake with a stop at Wildhorse Island, fly over Hungry Horse Reservoir, and Seeley Lake, in which you cross over the…

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Shopping with a Purpose: A thrift store tour of Spokane

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Shopping with a Purpose: A thrift store tour of Spokane

  by Phoebe Droz   Buying fair trade clothes is expensive and unrealistic to do in many cities, however, an alternative to fair trade is shopping at thrift stores. There is a growing population of “thrift store tourists,” tourists not looking for regular retail shopping, comments NBC San Diego’s Consumer Bob. Spokane has some good thrift stores to share…

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Unofficial Voluntourism Training: Doing good without causing harm

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Unofficial Voluntourism Training: Doing good without causing harm

by Phoebe Droz   Voluntourism is exploding as a travel trend. 35% of adults in 2012 said that they would like to try a holiday involving a voluntourism component. No longer do people simply want to go on vacation. Rather, they are signing up, either through organizations or independently to serve abroad while they are on a…

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Pond Hockey

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Pond Hockey

by Phoebe Droz Traditionally, hockey was played on frozen over ponds in the winter time, though it has since been expanded to ice rinks, any time of the year. However, for the third year in a row Kalispell Montana bringing hockey back to its traditional rink, Flathead Lake. From February 19-21, Kalispell will host the…

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Chocolate Wandering in Kalispell

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Chocolate Wandering in Kalispell

Kalispell, Montana, generally known for its beautiful outdoor scenery, is calling all chocolate enthusiasts indoors on Friday, February 5th. From 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Kalispell will be hosting an event known as “A chocolat affaire,” in which participants can wander up and down Main Street in search of their favorite chocolates. Local businesses are opening…

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Montana, Science, and Beer

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Montana, Science, and Beer

By Phoebe Droz From 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 2nd, $1.00 of every pint sold at Flathead Lake Brewing Company Pubhouse will be donated to the Flathead Lake Biological Station & Flathead Lakers. This is in promotion of their monthly event, “Science on Tap Flathead!”   This event strives to create a…

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A Different Way to Play in Kalispell’s Snow: Dog Sledding

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A Different Way to Play in Kalispell’s Snow: Dog Sledding

by Phoebe Droz   As December turns into January, and January threatens to turn into the cold month of February, the frigid temperatures and snowy flurries begin to loose their appeal. Combat this end of winter loathing by making a trip to Kalispell, Montana. The city offers outdoor winter favorites like snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling,…

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The Satellite Diner and Lounge: Spokane’s meeting place

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The Satellite Diner and Lounge: Spokane’s meeting place

by Phoebe Droz   In the midst of all the hip coffee shops and trendy breweries that are popping up all over downtown Spokane, there stands a shabby little establishment with local art lining the walls, friendly people around the tables, and diner food that’s served almost 24 hours a day.   The Satellite Diner…

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