Thursday, September 3, 2015     Volume: 30, Issue: 6

Weekly Poll
What was your favorite year of college?

Freshman: Wait, what!? No parents, and all you can eat dining hall!?
Sophomore: That first noise violation felt oh so sweet!
Senior: I celebrated doing it in four by washing that senioritis down with Fireball.
Let’s just say I took the path less traveled for my college education.

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Laugh at the everyday with Brian Regan at Vina Robles Sept. 13


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Flying on silk: Dancers defy gravity at Suspended Motion Aerial Arts Academy


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Local legend Chris Burkard hosts a book signing at his photo gallery in Avila Beach


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The magic of David Minkin showcased at LXV Winery's Paso tasting room

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Art and tarot at Bambu Batu, Sept. 4

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