Audible Garbage

Nick Hoover Take a stroll down any walkway on campus, and you’re likely to see most people knee-deep into a song on their iPod, or negotiating their next social move on their camera phone. If not, there are also the…

Rock Insane? Oui Oui!

Ryan Chartrand Dave Grohl made me a woman. But let’s back up – across an ocean, actually. It had been one week since my summer escape to Europe, and the adventures were steadily becoming more ridiculous. Travel accomplice Kimi Kieft…

Where SLO meets the 'Surreal Life'

Christopher Gunn The cast of the “Surreal Life: Season Six” took over KSBY’s evening newscast and mingled in downtown San Luis Obispo during one of the show’s big trip excursions Thursday. The cast includes Sherman Hemsley from the 70s hit…

Spin on classic proves frightful

Karen Velie Karen Velie mustang daily   Finally, a horror movie that’s not overloaded with gore. Though truly frightening, “The Exorcism of Emily Rose” provokes viewers into scaring themselves. This low budget film, directed by Scott Derrickson, is surprisingly light…

There's something new in view

Christina Joslin It was a hot Friday afternoon, the birds were chirping, a cool breeze was flowing through the trees and all the new WOWies were listening to the sounds of San Luis Obispo’s very own The New Longview. Formerly…

Money, clothes and poetry

Since Hurricane Katrina hit, a flood of clothes and money has been donated from all over the country to help the many Americans struggling to piece their lives back together. But who would have thought that a collection of words…

Left Behind

Nick Hoover   Editor’s note: ‘blackandwhite’ is a photography commentary by Nick Hoover that will run each Thursday.   Watching helicopters rescue stranded victims from their rooftops was the only image I had in my mind as I left for…

Once a KCPR DJ, always a DJ

Matt Wechter Two KCPR alumni were back on air this summer, and though they may be years apart in age, they share an incredible passion and dedication to the station they started at. When Brad Brown and Neal Losey, who…

SLO music at play

Jennifer Gongaware   Though San Luis Obispo is far from a major city like San Francisco and Los Angeles, there are still a lot of great live, local music and national acts that come to the city. The multitude of…

At the drive-in

Matt Wechter Across from the Madonna Plaza, the large screen shoots up into the sky and the faded red letters of “Sunset” are the usual sight for Highway 101 commuters.  Around 7:30 p.m., as the sun slips behind Madonna Mountain,…

Pretty fly for a Cal Poly guy

Matt Wechter Upon rolling out of bed one morning I went about my usual routine of showering and brushing my teeth. But, as I went to get dressed, there was nothing in my closet. Everything, from my shoes to my…