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What?! May is here?! That means summer can’t be far behind! What was it I was supposed to do before summer hits? Something involving my home and a certain amount of work ... oh, yes! Spring cleaning! Let’s do a bit of spring cleaning before spring disappears, eh?

Lauren Milbourne, media relations coordinator of Cuesta College, has helped keep Cougars and Mustangs in the know about the great variety of events going on at Cuesta with her various press releases. She has always been very pleasant to converse with on the occasions I’ve called for more information and the like. She informed me of a couple of minor goofs in last week’s Cougars and Mustangs that I’d like to correct now, and informed me of them, I might add, extremely politely and genially, which was very appreciated. Thanks, L.M.!

So, friends, it was the Leeta Dovica Trust that made the Cuesta Promise possible. My apologies for the typo! As well, a reminder that Cuesta promise provides a free first semester to new SLO County high school grads, which is awesome and useful! Let your mom know for the sake of younger siblings! However, as the geographically challenged shut-in writer who trusts the mysterious bus to get him to the faraway community college, I must restate that that the Cuesta Promise scholarship really is for SLO County high school grads, not high school grads across the entirety of the Central Coast. That doesn’t mean you, Santa Maria students! But what are you doing here in the first place? Go back to the Sun!

As long as we’re mentioning Cuesta, on Friday, May 2, it’s hosting the San Luis Obispo County Spring Regional Games of the Special Olympics. The Special Olympics is a sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, aiming to promote growth and development through training and exercise, with a bit of friendly competition. More than 450 athletes will be competing in this event, with five different sports available: bocce, track and field, aquatics, basketball, and motor activities. Superintendent/President Gil Stork (because take it from Chris White-Sanborn, names are so much cooler with punctuation) will lead the opening welcome during the opening ceremony, which occurs from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The games themselves take place throughout the day from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the sports field, pool, and track.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, it’s nearly May the 4th and I need to jettison these droids immediately.


Intern Chris White-Sanborn wonders why we bothered to break spring in the first case if we just had to clean it up afterward. Send your collegiate news to

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