Thursday, October 30, 2014     Volume: 29, Issue: 14
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Waiting anxiously for the results to come in.
Whatever I'd usually be doing on a Tuesday night.
Shaking my head in shame over the decay of our electoral process.
Getting my passport in order.

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Dancing with death: Central Coast organizations and families honor the dead in the ancient tradition of Día de los Muertos

A skull is always smiling. While people all over the world recognize the skull as a sign of death (when else do you see one?), not everyone shrinks away from the sight. A celebration known as Dia de los Muertos—the Day of the Dead—actually looks to the human skeleton as a symbol of the people who came before us. These deathly depictions aren’t clad in long black robes and carrying scythes, but rather don the festive outfits of parties and weddings. The Day of the Dead’s origins are firmly rooted in Hispanic and Centr... [ Read Article ]