All Roads Lead to SLO Brew Rock: Understanding High Pulp’s DIY Spirit

SLO Brew’s main stage room was sparsely populated with eager attendees awaiting a mythical, mystical septet. The seven Seattle musicians delayed taking the stage, knowing a wave of stoned 420 merrymakers would overrun the concert space a few minutes late. High Pulp drummer Bobby Granfelt cleansed the gathering of the common show-going curse of standing…

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The Art of Collaboration – An Interview with Free The Youth

Remember being little and thinking you could be whatever you wanted to be? I grew up wanting to be an artist, but somewhere along the way I adopted the belief that I could never actually go anywhere with it; that in order to be a successful artist, I would have to sell myself to capitalism,…

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Lady Goodman: Modern American Delinquent

Everyone already knows Lady Goodman. He’s the guy who hauled ass through the high school parking lot in his lifted, oversized pickup truck hounding the premises despite receiving his GED the year prior. He’s got all of David Wooderson’s creepiness without a sniff of Matthew McConaughey’s coolness. Despite all there is to loath about Lady,…

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A.A.C.C.S. — Abolitionist Action of the Central Coast (Update)

Over a year has passed since the murder of George Floyd, an incident that sparked a global protest in favor of in the already established Black Lives Matter movement. Since then, organizations and BIPOC leaders have worked relentlessly to protect and bring justice for Black Lives by reshaping the flow of the political process: demanding…

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My Virtual Concert Experience — An Honest Review

There’s nothing like seeing your favorite artist in person — except, maybe, seeing them in a virtual concert. It’s not like watching a concert that’s simply been recorded. It’s intentional, it’s an experience, and most importantly, it’s distanced from potential COVID-19 exposure. Virtual concerts are nothing new, but because of the global pandemic, show producers…

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The Many Lives of “Where Did You Sleep Last Night”

Hello and welcome to a small peek into the minds of two humanoids, well actually we aren’t sure about that… (I think we both agree we’re just little beasts), who have recently been through the wringer of English class analysis and have somehow survived unscathed. Today we have decided to create our own assignment for…

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How San Luis Obispo Criminalizes Homelessness and what Cal Poly can do about it

Not unlike many cities in California, homelessness has long been one of the most important and controversial policy issues facing the City of San Luis Obispo. In 2019, the number of individuals experiencing homelessness in San Luis Obispo County was estimated to be 1,483, and of that estimate, only 21% were sheltered. In recent years,…

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TRANSPARENT MASK REVIEW: 11/10 STARS

I am so happy I found this mask. I love smiling at people in public. But ever since this global pandemic thing, my gorgeous face has been covered by a bulky mask. So, I went to my friend Chuck – his mom makes strictly Christmas themed masks – and I asked Chuck if he could…

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Giving Up the Ghost: Vaporwave, Pastiche, and Hauntology

One thing I’ve always wondered about when I was growing up was what seemed to be the cyclical nature of culture. Growing up in the 2010s, I saw revivals of styles in fashion, music, and art that were present in other previous decades. Almost like a near constant regurgitation of styles and forms that were…

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