Bex, at Ann Morrison Park

After knee surgery, Bex, 23, was forced to lay in bed as a ‘perpetual (knee) motion machine’ kept her knee from seizing. After she recovered, her doctor recommended riding a bike. “We spend so much of our lives sitting at a computer or sitting at class or at work, ” she says. “It’s just a real change of pace to be on your bike and hear your crank turn and be under the sun. Its just a really nice break from the monotony of being inside.”

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Seth, Headed for the Foothills

Seth Eidemiller works on drug design at Boise State as a biomedical researcher. “So you hear things like MRSA,” he says. “These ‘superbugs’ that are coming out. Thats what we’re trying to deal with, come up with new ways to target them and make them susceptible to drugs again.” In August, Seth plans to begin medical school at the University of Nevada-Reno.

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Theresa on the Greenbelt, Boise

Theresa Burkes is an artist and fine arts major at Boise State. She worked as a software engineer and project manager at IBM and HP before returning to school. “A lot of my instructors have told me, ‘Oh you can’t be an artist and be a mathematician,’ but its not true,” she says. “There is creative work in all fields. And mathematics is a very creative field.”

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Carlos de España

Carlos, 36, works as a software engineer at Idaho Power.

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The Arborist

Jim has a pickup, but prefers riding his Bike because he’s a little claustrophobic.

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GEM, at Treefort Music Fest

We have just one day left here at Treefort, but we’ve had an awesome, awesome time. Typhoon was beautiful. Built to Spill (finally) headlined a proper festival in their hometown. The 130-band festival that Eric Gilbert has put together is exactly what Boise needed to bring in Spring and showcase the growth and depth of Boise music. More


GEM magazine was released this week and we’re way-excited to be a contributor. You can find it at (Boise) Bricolage, Flying M, The Record Exchange, Rediscovered Books, Hyde Park Books and online. $5. Fb

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The Steve, at Jimmy J’s

Three months from now Steve, 25, is going to pack his bags and ride all the way to Seattle for music school (he’s played jazz guitar since, forever). Until then, he’s taking sandwiches all over downtown Boise.

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