BMF got back: Boise Music Festival draws crowds for local talent and headliners alike

Saturday morning, 10 a.m.: the sun beats down as the first eager festival-goers swarm Expo Idaho. The grounds are a dizzying swirl of color and noise. Giddy children scream from the Hayworth Family Carnival. Girls in bikinis with crowns of daisies in their hair line up for air-brush tattoos and Pronto Pups. The smell of barbecue mutton legs and fried donuts wafts down the fairway. In every direction, throngs of ecstatic groupies gather to hear some local band or artist you had never heard of before today. At Main Stage, earnest fans stake out spots with picnic blankets and camping ...

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Doors open for Starbucks lovers

Starbucks in the Albertsons Library has undergone remodeling this summer. Students returning to campus may be shocked to see that the entrance to Starbucks has moved. The door is no longer inside the library but in the library’s atrium. “The thought was to help traffic flow and give Starbucks more flexibility in terms of operating hours and other potential uses for that space, [allowing for] opportunities to use that vestibule area for other [events],” said Mary Aagard, head of Access Services for Albertsons Library. The library and Dining Services hope that the relocation will benefit students wanting to go to ...

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Students are buzzing about beekeeping

One of Boise State’s many internship projects includes maintaining and harvesting the beehives outside the third floor of the SUB to make products such as honey, beeswax and hand cream. On Sunday, Aug. 17, these interns will host demonstrations of  working the hives and will co-host guest speaker Kim Flottum, who will speak about a variety of topics concerning bees and beekeeping. In the past year the news has been swarming with articles about the fate of bees and different factors influencing their declining numbers. Pesticides and herbicides could be influential in weakening beehives. Decisions and changes in agriculture itself and ...

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Dan Potter named new men’s golf coach

Coaching transitions can offer a mixed bag for both the athletes and the coaching staff. On the one hand, a new perspective is brought to a program. The new coach can provide a team with a burst of energy to break up the normal routine. On the other hand, that normal routine is a system the athletes have become accustomed to— they’re comfortable with what they have been doing and can be resistant to change. Dan Potter, a north Idaho native and former Washington assistant, is making the returning members from last year’s golf team his top priority so as ...

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ISLE students document Latino culture

Over the summer, students in Intensive Semester Learning Experience (ISLE) 397, a 6-credit intensive interdisciplinary arts and humanities course, have been going out into the community and gathering information to create a Wiki site, Idaho Latinopedia. This Wiki will serve Boise State and the greater community as a means of exploring Latino culture in Boise: from its history to present citizens and from restaurants to community resources. Erin Gerry, a Spanish major pursuing her second bachelor’s degree, said she really appreciated the guest speakers who spoke during the first several weeks of the course. Gerry said one particular guest speaker, ...

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