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Feature: Time for the real world

Graduation marks a time of transition for many Cal Poly students, including members of local band Still Time, who will shelve their chosen careers at least temporarily as they follow their dreams of becoming full-time musicians.

Members of the popular local band are unofficially done with their education this year.

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Renowned jazz artist to play with Jazz Band

The Cal Poly Jazz Band will feature renowned jazz pianist Taylor Eigsti at its Jazz Night’s concert tonight, where he will perform with both the Cal Poly University Jazz Band No. 1 as well as the Cal Poly Jazz Combo. The quartet’s style of progressive jazz has been loosely defined as a combination of funk, R&B, and classic rock, which is discernable from the wide range of musical influences that the quartet draws its inspiration from.

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Chicano activist artist comes to SLO today

The Modern Languages and Literatures Department will host a night of Chicano poetry tonight, featuring the writings of renowned activist poet Xico González.

The event, titled “Xico González: RCAF Pilot of Azatlan,” is this quarter’s incarnation of a quarterly tradition put on by Chicano studies teacher Gloria Velásquez.

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2008's Mid-State Fair: the best yet

Stone Temple Pilots, Steely Dan, Toby Keith, Rod Stewart and John Mayer – no, this isn’t a list of current and future members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, although that might hold true. These names are just a taste of the musical cornucopia that the 2008 California Mid-State Fair will be importing for its highly regarded concert series.

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CSU Alliance protests proposed budget cuts

The Alliance For The CSU held a phone and fax marathon during UU hour Thursday, protesting a $386 million cut in funding to the CSU system scheduled to be included in the governor’s “May Revise” 2008-09 state budget.

“Any money that gets put into the CSU system comes back four-fold, after about a five-year turnaround,” said Rich Saenz, chair of the physics department and president of the Cal Poly branch of the California Faculty Association (CFA).

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GraduWAKEtion this weekend

The Central Coast Association of Wakeboarders hosts its second annual GraduWAKEtion tournament this weekend, a refreshing option for sports enthusiasts who don’t want to ditch mom on Mother’s Day.

The event will feature an intercollegiate wakeboarding competition, vendor booths and a tri-tip barbeque, among other festivities.



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