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It shouldn’t be surprising that the Risk: University of California edition game I mentioned last week is still going strong. I mean, have you ever taken the time to actually finish a game of Monopoly? I didn’t think so. Rather than an announcement of continued territorial expansion, Cal Poly has apparently heard the word of the people and that word is “wwwooooah!” I’d like to remind my readers, whether they were actually aware of it or not, that as of a recent grant, Cal Poly, already the largest land-holding university in California, has reached 10,128 acres of owned land. Well, amid plans to develop nearly 43 of those acres currently devoted to fruit-bearing trees and cattle care; students, staff, alumni, industry buddies, and the like seemed to be in general agreement that a much better idea was to keep the agriculture land as agriculture land.

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In other Cal Poly news, Walter Robb, co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, will be the guest speaker at Cal Poly’s upcoming fundraiser dinner, slated for Friday, July 24. The fundraiser, A Taste of the Future, has run for eight years now and is put on by Cal Poly’s Center for Sustainability. It’s a celebration of wine; food; wine; the Central Coast; and, most importantly, the Central Coast’s wine. Robb ran his own natural foods store for 10 years before seeking employment elsewhere. In 1991, he became president of Whole Foods’s Northern Pacific region, eventually achieving the status of co-CEO (alongside John Mackey) in 2010. If you’re interested in attending this fine, Tomorrowland-sanctioned event, you can find registration details and some more information at cfs.calpoly.edu/fundraisers_2015.html. Tickets are $100 for this dinner, which begins at 6 p.m. Go ahead and support the rich cultural identity of the Central Coast’s agriculture and food!

Wait, have you even been paying attention this whole time? No? What’s your excuse. It’s not like you’re done with school or anyth—ohhhh. Okay, well, I hope you’re enjoying this “freedom” you keep mentioning. As a writer with dangerously low contact with sunlight, I wouldn’t know what that was all about (though as an American ... no, I still don’t know what it’s all about). Fine then. You go enjoy your precious “beach” and “Froyo.” I’ll be here, doing what I always do, school or no school, life or no life, assembling your next weekly dosage of Cougars and Mustangs!

New Times contributor Chris White-Sanborn finds himself wondering if the Hokey Pokey is actually what it’s all about, and then realizing he’ll never know the answer. Send collegiate news to cougarsandmustangs@newtimesslo.com.

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