Wednesday, August 20, 2014     Volume: 29, Issue: 3
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What do you regret about your education?

Not learning a foreign language.
Thinking math has no practical purpose after school.
Reducing sex ed to genital memorization.
Nothing at all. I was a preppy, popular, teacher's pet who was beloved by all.

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The Lunch Lady Chronicles: A New Times staffer returns to middle school--this time on the other side of the lunch counter

It’s 7:15 a.m., and instead of lying comfortably in my bed, I’m standing in an industrial kitchen. Instead of putting my head on a pillow, I’m putting on an apron, plastic gloves, and a hairnet. I’m just a few minutes into my stint as a lunch lady at San Luis Obispo’s Laguna Middle School, but I’ve already developed a deep appreciation for the commendable men and women who work at this ungodly hour. Though I’m half-awake and still gulping down my coffee as I walk into the kitchen, things are already bustling. Wo... [ Read Article ]