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  • Arts / Entertainment Main Cuesta professors are hip to the jive

    Cuesta professors are hip to the jive

    By Jason Enns Features Editor The Cuesta Faculty Jazz Ensemble, a group known to draw a crowd, will be taking the stage at the Cuesta CPAC on Sep. 5. “The faculty shows here at cuesta totally blow away, far away, any other faculty I’ve ever worked on,” said Ron McCarley, director of Jazz studies. The applied music faculty have been putting on concerts for years, but it was only a few years ago that  the Jazz Faculty split off and […]

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  • Features Main Farm fresh may grow on you

    Farm fresh may grow on you

    By Justin Montes Photo Editor The sun pierces through oak branches as the last dew of the morning evaporates. A peacock on a rooftop makes calls that echo through a valley. The daylight has traveled far: from the top of a hill, down the side of a freshly harvested field and into a wide canyon illuminating a homestead. Between the homestead and field is a shed, where friendly conversations cut through the pristine silence and tranquility of the area. The […]

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  • Main News Cuesta seeking $275 million bond

    Cuesta seeking $275 million bond

    By Cliff Mathieson Editor-in-Chief Cuesta’s Board of Trustees has officially decided to go ahead with a $275 million bond measure. The bond will primarily pay for new classroom space and repairs, but portions of the funding will also go to upgrading the school’s technology and retiring old debt accrued from the CPAC project. Over the last semester, the board has been sure to stress that it didn’t want this bond to follow in the footsteps of the failed $310 million […]

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  • Main News Smoking permitted in this area … for now

    Smoking permitted in this area … for now

    By Cliff Mathieson Editor-in-Chief Cuesta may become a tobacco-free campus as soon as 2015 due to a board policy proposed by Dr. Steve Hansen, the man who got smoking banned in the county’s prisons. Currently, campus smoking is restricted to a few designated zones. It has been this way since 2004. If the tobacco-free campus plan is adopted, all smoking will be prohibited at Cuesta. Hansen spoke to the ASCC at a senate meeting late in the spring semester, listing […]

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  • Main Cooking with Jason: vegetable chili verde

    Cooking with Jason: vegetable chili verde

      Weight gain is about as common an experience for college students as stress and binge drinking. Research published in the Journal of American College Health determined that “about 70 percent of students gained a significant amount of weight between the start of college and the end of sophomore year.” “For many students, this is their first opportunity to be on their own. They can make many food choices, good or bad, without a parent,” said Cuesta nutrition instructor Caryn […]

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  • Main Sports Softball pitches a playoff run

    Softball pitches a playoff run

    By Trevor Nickel Sports Editor The smell of the freshly cut grass overwhelms the field; cheers from the dug- out ring and the softball thrown from the opposing pitcher looks like a beach ball to first base- man, Summer Best, as she launches a line-drive into the outfield. The Cougars softball team is entering the season in hopes to put an end to their six-year playoff drought. In 2013, the Cougars fought their way to their first winning season since […]

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  • Campus Life Main ‘Orange is the New Black’ author visits Cuesta

    ‘Orange is the New Black’ author visits Cuesta

    By Cliff Mathieson Managing Editor California needs to get its priorities straight, author Piper Kerman told a packed CPAC during her sold-out Book of the Year speech. The state is spending billions more jailing its citizens than it is teaching them, Kerman said. Best-selling author Piper Kerman came to Cuesta on April 3 to talk about her memoir, “Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison.” Kerman took part in two different events at the school as […]

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  • Main Newspapers vanished from Cuesta Campus

    Newspapers vanished from Cuesta Campus

    Cuesta College’s student newspaper, The Cuestonian, is investigating over 400 missing copies of their March Issue. Three separate kiosks, one located by parking lot 3, one in front of the library and the other by the cafeteria were emptied. However the kiosk by the coffee stand behind the library was left untouched. The possible theft happened between Tuesday, April 1st and Wednesday April 2nd. It is estimated that the missing issues will be at a minimum loss of $180 in […]

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  • Campus Life Main Sports Body by Cuesta

    Body by Cuesta

    By Amanda Fridley Online Editor I volunteered to take the Cross Fitness Training course at Cuesta, and boy, did my world get rocked. My cross training journey started out on a hot and sunny morning on Cuesta’s track field. Jani Johnson, the kinesiology department chair, had the class run up and down the stretch of field a few times to warm up. At that point, I thought it seemed like the average fitness class offered at Cuesta. My mind was […]

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  • Main News Bond to the rescue?

    Bond to the rescue?

    By Cliff Mathieson Managing Editor Eighteen Cuesta buildings must be demolished or retrofitted by September 2015 or the college will be in violation of a state education code. That means well over 60,000 square feet of classes, departments and offices need to be given a new home in the next year and a half. The main obstacle in the way of accomplishing this feat is that “we just can’t afford it,” according to Vice President of Administrative Services Toni Sommer. […]

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