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The following article was posted on November 1st, 2012, in the New Times - Volume 27, Issue 14 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from New Times [newtimesslo.com] - Volume 27, Issue 14

Cougars and Mustangs


Oh, for heaven’s sake! It’s November already! My candy bowl emptied a long time ago! Wait, what? A column? ... Oh! That’s right. Well, come on in; ignore the plethora of beer cans—yes, I was watching Signs; not every M. Night Shyamalan movie is bad! Ugh, just sit down, all right? One minute.

Firstly, do we have any students native to the area in the house? You might be wise to tell a slightly younger sibling about this particular event. On Monday, Nov. 5, the San Luis Obispo County Community Foundation will be host to College Night 2012 at Cuesta in SLO. This event, targeted at high school juniors, provides an opportunity for students to meet with representatives from a multitude of prospective colleges both in California and out-of-state. This includes UCs, CSUs, independent schools, community colleges, military academies, and vocational schools. The event is free and offers a few workshops, including one on financial aid. Also free is RTA service there with Student ID—just tell the driver “College Night.” To take part, visit Cuesta’s Student Center, Building 5400 (San Luis Obispo campus) from 6 to 8 pm. Parking in Lot 2 is free.

Now, just because Halloween is over doesn’t mean you have to stop enjoying intense stories. Cal Poly, for example, will be putting on such a show from Nov. 8 to 10 and 15 to 17. God’s Ear, presented by the Cal Poly Theatre and Dance Department at Spanos Theatre, has been billed by the director as “a haunting story about loss that also contains comic and fantastical scenes.” The tale concerns a young couple struggling immensely with the death of their son. While the wife begins to fall into insanity, the husband begins avoiding his family entirely. The daughter relives some of the pain by carrying on discussions with imaginary characters, and also confronts the mother. Before the play begins, there will be an exhibit of artwork inspired by the story and created by students. This gallery opens at 7:15 p.m., 45 minutes before curtain. Tickets to the play are $15 for general admission, and students and seniors pay $12.

Now seriously, leave. I’m exhausted from dealing with the week’s Halloween’s pranks—like whoever put the field mouse on the power line right in the view of that turkey vulture.

Oh, too soon?

When commanded “Trick-or-treat!” Intern Chris White-Sanborn rolls over. Send your collegiate news to cougarsandmustangs@newtimesslo.com.