5 Weekend Activities at BYU-Idaho

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If you attend BYU-Idaho, one of the questions you will be asked over and over is, “what is there to do in Rexburg?”  And in those moments, you may find yourself tongue-tied, because really, what is there to do? The night life is almost nonexistent, but that doesn’t mean your weekends have to just be spent watching your roommate clip his toenails.  Here are 5 things to do on the weekend in Rexburg: 1.) If you go to BYU-Idaho it is almost a guarantee that you will go to the sand dunes at some point. The dunes are a hot spot in both winter and summer. In the winter, they provide the perfect place to go sledding, and in the summer there are always a few...

5 Things you Have to do at BYU-Idaho

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Every university has its traditions, and BYU-Idaho is no exception. If you decide to pursue your education in this frozen tundra, here are a few things you must try in order to have the full Brigham Young University-Idaho experience. 1.) Red Neck ‘Sups Great Scott’s (Horkleys). If you talk to anyone who attended Brigham Young University-Idaho (BYU-Idaho) 5 years ago, they will talk about the famous tradition of Thirsty Thursdays at Horkley’s gas station; 35 cent refills on 44oz drinks. Since then a few things have changed: the name (it is now called Great Scott’s), the prices (expect to pay 70 cents for a 44oz refill), and the drinks. Instead of...

5 Things to Avoid at BYU-Idaho

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If you attend BYU-Idaho, you are bound to make a few decisions you’ll regret. But, if you avoid these 5 things, you will definitely be grateful when you look back on your time in Rexburg. 1.) The Academic Discovery Center. While their intentions are pure, almost every student on campus has a horror story from the school advisors. Some are lucky enough to leave just being slightly confused, while others end up missing graduation because of bad information they received here. If you really can’t figure out what is going on with your degree audit on your own, talk to an experienced student or someone from your own department. 2.) Certain Online...

5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Attending BYU-Idaho

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While I loved my time at Brigham Young University-Idaho (BYU-Idaho), there are a few thing that I wish I had known before I arrived. Here are some tips to help you settle in once you get there. 1.) BYU-Idaho is not BYU. With BYU’s competitive acceptance rate, and BYU-Idaho’s “give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses” admissions policy, many students plan on starting at BYU-Idaho and then transferring to BYU. But what most people are not aware of is that these schools are similar in name only. BYU-Idaho courses do not transfer well to BYU. In fact, the school has its own general education requirements called “Foundations” that make it...