Saturday, April 30, 2016     Volume: 30, Issue: 40
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How much do you think large monetary contributions to campaigns can sway elected officials?

Way too much; it’s seriously time to big take money out of politics.
Enough to reevaluate campaign finance laws and how they impact our political system.
Maybe a little; but in the end they still must answer to voters.
Not a concern; it’s how things work, and any serious candidate must stack some chips.

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Cal Poly professor Kelly Moreno offers an insider's account of psychosis in debut novel 'A Duty to Betray'

GLEN STARKEY

The human mind can be a very strange place. Nobody knows that better than psychologist and forensic examiner Dr. Kelly Moreno, whose debut novel, A Duty to Betray, explores the relationship between therapist Rick Ruiz and his troubled patient Mr. Tran, who’s bent on revenge after Dr. Ruiz’s diag...

A dog-gone good time: Stunt Dog Experience comes to Cal Poly PAC

RYAH COOLEY

It all started with a mutt of a dog and a Frisbee.  Years ago, in the late ’90s, Chris Perondi was just another guy doing the 9-to-5 grind when he decided to get a dog from a local shelter. His name was Pepper and he was a high-energy border collie cattle dog mix. Perondi wanted to take his new ...

SLO hacks into new potential at Central Coast Youth Hackathon

ALEXANDER DAVIDSON

In high school, I didn’t do space camp; I didn’t do school band; and I definitely didn’t do drama club. I thought I was too cool to do anything that wasn’t screaming into a microphone while playing Call of Duty with my Cheetos-dusted fingers. As an adult who’s about to graduate with a bac...

Captain Nemo Comics celebrates Free Comic Book Day on May 7

KAT SCHUSTER

Calling all nerds! Captain Nemo Comics can help you celebrate your love of sequential art on Free Comic Book Day with—you guessed it—free comic books.  “Free Comic Book Day is a great event for the whole community,” Raymond Hanson, manager of Captain Nemo Comics, said in press materials. ...

Canvas + Craft Beer brings art class to Libertine Pub in Morro Bay

KAT SCHUSTER

The opportunity to drink cold beers while painting a masterpiece has just arrived in Morro Bay. Canvas + Craft Beer will allow you to awaken your inner artist and paint under the influence of Abbey Onikoyi, artist and owner of Spirits of Africa Gallery in San Luis Obispo.  Onikoyi will guide atten...

Bingeable: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

RYAH COOLEY

Where? Netflix. Women get a bad rap for a lot of things, but specifically women are often characterized as the emotionally weaker gender that’s always about to cry when the slightest thing goes wrong. In reality, most of the women I know have been hit with some pretty shitty things that would ...